A fabulous city break destination often overlooked for the more commonly requested Prague, Krakow, Amsterdam etc but what an enchanting place to visit. Copenhagen is full of character, charm and bicycles!
It’s a swift straightforward 15-minute journey on the train from the airport right into the city centre.
Copenhagen is a foodie’s paradise with an eclectic mix of Michelin starred restaurants, street food markets and side street cafes and ice cream parlours. Must visit places include Torvehallerne Market for the Danish speciality of Smorrebrod and ‘Munchies’ for amazing Bubble Waffles.
If you are the sort of traveller who likes to pack a lot into a short city break I would recommend getting the Copenhagen Card which you can purchase for different durations and gives you access to approx. 90 attractions within the city and free public transport. You still need to queue at each attraction to exchange your pass for tickets so for the popular places get in the queue early!
Amalienborg and Rosenburg Castles are well worth seeing and if you time it well you can catch the changing of the guard. Take the boat trip from Nyhavn for an alternative view of the city and the striking Opera house and of course the famed little mermaid statue (which is very small).
Tivoli Gardens should be top of your list of places to visit – an amusement park with a difference. Try to get there late afternoon so you can catch it in day light and then see the transformation in the evening time when the lights come on.
We stayed in the Skt Petri Hotel which was in a prime position in the city centre with modern, luxurious rooms and an amazing buffet style breakfast.
The cheapest thing about Copenhagen is the flights! It is certainly not a budget destination when you are there but if it’s a special occasion and you fancy a treat – why not! Life’s too short!