Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, can easily be explored on foot. As it has one of the world's most dedicated bike cultures, the city can also be toured by bicycle. In fact, the city has more bicycles than people. Experience the city like a local.
Visit Tivoli Gardens, right next to The Nimb Hotel, across the street from Copenhagen’s central station. 17 room and suites hotel, most with fireplaces, has a palatial gorgeous exterior. Beautiful flower arrangements and art throughout the hotel.
You can also stay at the legendary D’Angleterre Hotel in the heart of Copenhagen. A beautiful luxury hotel, with the only indoor pool in Copenhagen, a relaxing and serene spa, offering afternoon tea and much more. The rooms are beautifully decorated in relaxing colors, lavender, purple and grey. The breakfast buffett has everything you can think of or want.
Spend time at Kronborg Castle, the most famous Danish castle. Though the castle is an impressive monument, its fame arose with William Shakespeare’s drama of Hamlet that takes place in the chambers of Kronborg.
Another great stop is Christiansborg Palace, located on the tiny island of Slotsholmen, which contains the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State. There are many castles to visit in Copenhagen and its surroundings, such as Rosenberg Castle, Frederiksborg Castle and more.
Other attractions in Copenhagen you should probably visit if you have the time, The Little Mermaid statue (a quick visit here is enough), The Royal Stables, Round Tower, Botanical Gardens, the Zoo, with over 3000 animals and the largest Aquarium in Northern Europe, called National Aquarium Denmark, Den Bla Planet. Stroget, largest shopping area. Take a canal tour, visit one of the many museums and galleries if art is your passion, and of course, don’t miss Carlsberg in Valby, where the beer is made.
Every day at noon at Amalienborg Palace, you can experience the changing of the guards as they march from their barracks in 100 Gothersgade by Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen and end up at Amalienborg. The Royal family still lives here today.
A perfect place to end the day is at Nyhavn, which was originally a busy commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock. Have dinner at one of the cosy restaurants or do like the locals and buy a beer from a nearby store and rest your feet at the quayside.Today the beautiful old houses have been renovated and classy restaurants dominate the old port. Nyhavn is filled with people enjoying the relaxed atmosphere by the canal, jazz music and great food.
Talking of food, Copenhagen is known as the “foodie capital of Scandinavia”. In Copenhagen one of the most popular things to do is eat, and there are many good restaurants. If staying at The D’Angleterre, walk down the street for lunch at Café Victor and try one of their local open-faced sandwiches.
Copenhagen is flanked by water; therefore, fresh seafood and fish is in abundance here. Other than the local places, there are many very creative restaurants, with creative décor as well. The most famous is Noma, which is now closed since it is moving to another location in Copenhagen (they do however have another restaurant in Mexico City). The owners of Noma opened a new place called 108, “the little sister of noma”, 2 Michelin stars, using fresh ingredients only, the food was amazingly good.
Bror, chic, fast casual cuisine, started by two former chefs from Noma. The 4-course menu here changes daily and is very unique.
Geist, across the street from the D’Angleterre Hotel has imaginative cooking driven by fresh, local ingredients in an interesting space with an open kitchen. Choose from small dishes to larger dishes and share. The food is delicious and creative.
Also, if you have the time, check out the only 3-star Michelin restaurant in Denmark, in the heart of Copenhagen called Geranium. Go for a cocktail at Ved Stranden 10 or Balderdash. For Italian, try Baest. And of course, the Meatpacking District has many more options to satisfy our pallet.
A beautiful city, friendly people and amazing food - what’s not to like?