Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark – is a historic city that has endless things to offer. From the magnificent palaces and castles to amusement marks, canal tours, and Nordic cuisine, Copenhagen has everything you would expect from a trip in Europe. If you are here for the first time, here are some of the aspects worth knowing.
Make a list of the important places
If you want really explore the Danish capital, make sure that to have at least five days on your trip. Copenhagen has some really nice attractions. The Little Mermaid Statue is a famed attraction, while you also need to make time for two of the oldest amusement parks in the world – Tivoli and Bakken. For those interested in shopping, Strøget is the place to be and is one of the largest pedestrian malls in the world. The historic area of Nyhavn is known for its buildings and boats that date back to the 17th century, and a coffee at one of the posh cafés is highly recommended. Copenhagen’s National Museum is another point of interest, while Christiansborg Palace is one of the few palaces that never feel boring. For food and drinks, you can head to the Paper Island.
Book your stay in advance
A lot of people don’t like hotels, and if you are one of them, we recommend that you book hotel apartments Copenhagen. There are plenty of serviced apartments that offer better privacy and more space, often the same price. Copenhagen is not a cheap city, but if you book in advance, you may get a few good deals online. Also, service apartments can be booked for large groups, where you also have access to in-house facilities.
Rent your bike
Copenhagen is famed for its cycling lanes and it is one of the safest cities in the world in that context. Also, you will find locals taking a cycle whenever possible, so the experience is enriching. In fact, there is around 400-km of dedicated cycling lanes in the city. The good thing is renting a bike in Copenhagen is easy, and you can find the new models that even have a tablet that allow you to explore the city through GPS.
Finally, do take a canal tour. It does offer a feel that’s pretty similar to that of Amsterdam, but some travelers agree that Copenhagen may have more to offer in that context.