CopenhagenDenmark

Making a visit to the capital of Denmark is like stepping into a fairy tale, as this picturesque Scandinavian city by the sea embodies Old World charm.

Copenhagen mixes a fascinating heritage with stylish modern designs. Explore the charming city with its beautiful harbors, cycling culture and great public transportation system to find out why Copenhagen is praised for its quality of life.

Copenhagen has an international airport and is also connected to all major European cities by bus, train and boat. Denmark is part of the EU, but the Danish kroner is still its currency. English is widely spoken in this multicultural capital of 600,000 people. To save money, purchase the cOPENhagen CARD and get free entry or attractive discounts on most of the major attractions, transportation, gear rental and restaurant meals.

Discover Copenhagen’s origins as a 12th-century fishing town in the City Museum and then try fresh seafood in the Nyhavn (New Harbor). The National Museum of Denmark shows how Vikings once ruled the surrounding waters. The Danish capital is on the strait between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Its northern location brings long winters, but visitors appreciate seeing the magic of the historic city draped in snow.

In summer, Copenhagen’s parks and waterfront precincts come alive and Tivoli Gardens opens its doors. This central location is one of the oldest theme parks in the world. Kids will also love the Copenhagen Zoo. To see where Denmark’s royals reside, head to Amalienborg Palace. From there, walk or cycle along the waterfront to find the sculpture of The Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale.

The Round Tower also seems to emerge straight from the children’s books of this popular Danish author and the tall structure has some dark tales of its own. Another magnificent lookout point is the corkscrew-shaped spire of the 17th-century Church of Our Saviour. From its windows it is easy to see why so many people fall in love with Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Travel Guide Video

Where to stay in Copenhagen

Nyhavn showing a marina, night scenes and a city

Copenhagen City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(1,862 area reviews)

Nyhavn and Copenhagen Opera House are a few top attractions in Copenhagen City Centre. Hop around the city on the metro at Kongens Nytorv Station or Gammel Strand Station and check out the area's beautiful gardens, captivating waterfront views, and popular shops.

Copenhagen City Centre
Nyhavn showing a marina, night scenes and a city

Nyhavn - Amalienborg

The ample dining options and captivating waterfront views are just a few popular features of the neighborhood. Make a stop by Nyhavn or Amalienborg Palace while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Marmorkirken Station to get around town.

Nyhavn - Amalienborg
Amager, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark

Amager

4/5Very Good!(184 area reviews)

Shopping, architecture, and cafés highlight some notable features of Amager. Make a stop by Field's Shopping Centre or Koncerthuset while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Sundby Station or DR Byen Station to get around town.

Amager
SO GOOD. There's pretty much always a little wait, but100% worth it fort he amazing food.

Vesterbro

4/5Very Good!(64 area reviews)

You might enjoy the restaurants while in Vesterbro. Vega is a notable sight, and you can get around town at Carlsberg S-Train Station or Enghave Plads Station to see more of the city.

Vesterbro
A new addition to the Copenhagen skyline, the Mærk Tower is part of the Panum Institute of the University of Copenhagen.

On weekdays between 8 and 17 there is public access to the two first floor, as well as the 15th. The view from the latter is what you see here.

Norrebro

3.5/5Good!(2 area reviews)

Well-liked for its restaurants and live music, Norrebro is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Stengade and Assistants Cemetery, and jump on the metro at Nørrebros Runddel Station to get around the city.

Norrebro
Church of Our Saviour featuring a church or cathedral, views and religious aspects

Christianshavn

Visitors often come to Christianshavn for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like Copenhagen Opera House and Loppen. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you catch a ride at Christianshavn Station.

Christianshavn

Top Hotels in Copenhagen

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
4 out of 5
Toldbodgade 24-28, Copenhagen
The price is $102 per night

Located in Copenhagen City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Royal Danish Playhouse, Nyhavn, and Amalienborg Palace. Copenhagen Opera ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,064 reviews)

"Building charm, location, water front, easy to access, staff, clean room."…"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
4 out of 5
Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup
The price is $121 per night

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from The Blue Planet Aquarium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Amager Beach Park and Field's Shopping Centre. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,765 reviews)

"Great location close to airport. Comfortable bed. A nice addition would be free coffee in the lobby!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Tivoli Hotel
Tivoli Hotel
4 out of 5
Arni Magnussons Gade 2, Copenhagen
The price is $98 per night

This family-friendly Copenhagen hotel is located near the beach, within a 15-minute walk of Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Tivoli Gardens. National Museum of Denmark ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,956 reviews)
Excellent

"Excellent Stay !"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Tivoli Hotel

Copenhagen’s public transportation system is widely regarded as one of the most impressive anywhere on the planet, so there is no need to rent a car here. The metro network runs 24 hours a day and the trains arrive every few minutes. Overground transportation includes the S-trains and a range of bus routes. Buy a City Pass for unlimited access to all public transportation for a chosen number of days.

Popular places to visit in Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens
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Tivoli Gardens

4.5/5(744 reviews)

This action-packed amusement park in the heart of Copenhagen is a great destination for families. It is one of the oldest theme parks in the world.

Nyhavn
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Nyhavn

4.5/5(988 reviews)

Copenhagen’s historic harbor precinct has been transformed into a quaint entertainment area full of restaurants and taverns.

Little Mermaid
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Little Mermaid

4/5(933 reviews)

The sculpture of Denmark’s favorite fairy tale character has been an icon for the city for over a century.

Copenhagen Opera House
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Copenhagen Opera House

4/5(129 reviews)

Designed by a famous architect from Denmark, this waterfront venue attracts both opera and architecture lovers from around the world.

Copenhagen Zoo
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Copenhagen Zoo

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Come and see the state-of-the-art elephant enclosure, the observation tower and animals from around the world in this historic Danish zoo.

Rosenborg Castle
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Rosenborg Castle

4.5/5(468 reviews)

See the decadence that surrounded former Danish royals in this grand building or relax in the surrounding Kings Garden.

Top things to do in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Card: 70+ Attractions on 1 Card
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Copenhagen Card: 70+ Attractions on 1 Card

$63
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Culinary Sightseeing Tour with Market Visit & Many Tastings
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Culinary Sightseeing Tour with Market Visit & Many Tastings

$136
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Combo Ticket
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Combo Ticket

$38
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Tivoli Gardens Skip-the-Line Admission Monday to Friday
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Tivoli Gardens Skip-the-Line Admission Monday to Friday

$20
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Copenhagen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
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Copenhagen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

$55
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
4-Hour Private City Walking Tour including a Canal Tour
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4-Hour Private City Walking Tour including a Canal Tour

$70
Per adult

Reviews of Copenhagen

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 29.541169076052796%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 4.714016341923319%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.43997485857950974%
1 - Terrible
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5/5 - Excellent

Dan

May 27, 2020

Go to Roskilde on the train and see the Viking ships, sail on one in summer. Also go to the old cathedral there and see the elaborate burials of the Kings and Queens. Eat at Bofhaus or Nyhavn.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Mar 22, 2020

it was a rough trip, with my return flight home being cancelled then rescheduled without any notice whatsoever, and with the hotel messing up my room reservation. besides that, the city itself is fantastic. it was my 3rd time visiting Copenhagen.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 19, 2020

A beautiful city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

I just want to add that we were there at a difficult time, as the Coronavirus was getting going. Despite that unexpected stress, which resulted in our leaving early, everyone was polite and helpful.

5/5 - Excellent

SasaLaptiette

Mar 5, 2020

Beautiful people

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 2, 2020

easy to get around (i walked everywhere), safe and people are friendly! perfect for a solo traveller.

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