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Admired throughout the world for its groundbreaking design, Denmark's capital of Copenhagen features some of the country's best architecture, alongside a multitude of Michelin-starred restaurants. The city's cultural prestige is also evident through its wide selection of galleries and museums, including the Experimentarium, Danish National Gallery and Nationalmuseet. It's also worth a jaunt over to Christiansborg Palace on the small island of Slotsholmen. Dating back over 800 years, the imposing building houses the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State. You'll also be able to see the balcony where Danish monarchs are proclaimed.

To experience the best of Danish design, stop by the Design Centre or the Design Museum Danmark, both showcasing the country's knack for creating stunning Modernist architecture. The capital is also home to the two oldest functioning amusement parks in the world, with Tivoli Gardens located in the city centre and Dyrehavsbakken situated in a picturesque beech forest to the north.

Copenhagen's cuisine scene includes a range of tasty options for all budgets, but for something typical, look no further than a Smørrebrød open-faced sandwich. If you want to splash out on some New Nordic specialities, try dining somewhere like Kadeau or Noma which plate up cutting-edge gourmet meals.

Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport serves most major airlines and low-cost carriers, with mainline trains running between the terminals and the city centre.


From £77 per night

This weekend

From £175 per night

Next weekend

From £151 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency DKK 10 = £1.17
Language Danish
Average weekend price £53 per night
Average weekday price £59 per night
Typical stay 1 night

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Already popular but still worth going are Mother's and...

21 July 2018

Already popular but still worth going are Mother's and Souls Food for having a good dinner with a group of 7. Recommend to walk, hire a bike or even better hire a boat!! Copenhagen is so nice if you are on the water in the summer (must admit it was a sunny day with 23 degrees Celcius) Hotel Cabinn Metro is just for sleeping and refreshing but take this into consideration and than it really affordable. Only small comment to make is that hotel has no airconditioning in the rooms. But hey we were not expecting temperatures above 25 degrees Celcius when we booked it in the middle of the winter. So make up your mind and decide, but for us Copenhagen was great!!

Hessel Netherlands

Museums are nice, great for young kids.

5 October 2022

Museums are nice, great for young kids. In general, most staff at restaurants, stores have very little experience regarding food allergies. We struggled a lot to find information, such like gluten free.

Kat0503 Sweden

Copenhagen is a lovely place very safe feeling.

5 October 2022

Copenhagen is a lovely place very safe feeling. Not as expensive as I'd imagined. We walked most places because of the location we stayed in and would recommend for any short visit. We didn't get travel cards as we were there for a short time. Very pretty and people very friendly.

Liz Ireland

We have been to the city many times, public transportation...

3 October 2022

We have been to the city many times, public transportation is easy to navigate and pay for, and most people are friendly and able to help in English. A car in this city is inconvenient to use and pay for parking. We used a Copenhagen city card bought at the airport once, and found it great for savings on tourist attractions. Walking is one of the best ways to get around, so wear comfy shoes. Many people rent bikes but we aren't so good at navigating through traffic so we passed on that. Food was easily accessible everywhere and easy to find a variety. Although this is a big city it has a small town flavour that is very cozy or 'hygge' as the Danish say.

Suzanne Canada

saw a sign noting that Copenhagen was the second most...

2 October 2022

saw a sign noting that Copenhagen was the second most expensive city in Europe and yes, it is. Food and pretty much everything else was expensive Nice compact city for tourists. everything is walkable. The national gallery is poor but the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Thorvaldsens Museum, Hirschsprung Collection and others were excellent. all other Musems, etc were good/interesting can be difficult to find a restaurant for dinner and the tourists and locals tend to occupy everything early and use them as a bar/club

Robin Australia

Beautiful nordic City with lots to see and do.

1 October 2022

Beautiful nordic City with lots to see and do. Open Sandwiches in the basement of Magazin du Nord were lovely. For Lunch or Dinner Karla's is super food and service at reasonable prices. A French Hot dog from a street vendor is also a must.

Giles Germany

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