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Copenhagen is admired around the world for its groundbreaking design and innovation, featuring incredible architecture and loads of Michelin-starred restaurants. The Danish capital's cultural prestige is also evident in its wide array of galleries and museums, including the Experimentarium, the Danish National Gallery, and Nationalmuseet. See where Danish monarchs are announced at the impressive Danish Parliament Folketinget, Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State all dating back over 800 years. Also, a day trip to Christiansborg Palace on the small island of Slotsholmen is a must-see.

To experience the best of Danish design, stop by the Architecture Center and Designmuseum Danmark, both showcasing the country's knack for cutting-edge architecture. The capital is also home to the two oldest amusement parks in the world: Tivoli Gardens in the city center as well as Dyrehavsbakken, located in a picturesque beech forest to the north.

Copenhagen's culinary scene includes a wide range of delicious options for all budgets. For something traditional, try a Smørrebrød open-faced sandwich. Or if you want to splurge on some "New Nordic" specialities, try dining somewhere like Kadeau or Noma, which serve inventive gourmet meals.

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


From $153 per night

This weekend

From $298 per night

Next weekend

From $310 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency DKK 10 = $1.43
Language Danish
Average weekend price $11 per night
Average weekday price $12 per night
Average stay 1 night

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

July 21, 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

What a lovely city.

June 1, 2023

What a lovely city. I’ve been to many European capitals and this was a real surprise. The hustle and bustle of Budapest, the cosy waterways of Amsterdam, the sunny squares of Italy, all in one place! The food was amazing and not too expensive compared to the UK. Try Frk. Barners Kaelder for a reasonable, Danish style menu. Without exception the people were friendly and polite, nothing was too much trouble. I would definitely return. Recommend the guided waterways tour from Nyhavn for just over a fiver and a walk up the outside of the tower at the Church of our Saviour. Great view! Took a quick train ride to Malmo, Sweden. Not a lot there but worth a journey over the Oresund bridge. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would definitely return. There is a metro but found things easily walkable if you’re reasonably fit and well!

Natalie United Kingdom

The most Eco - friendly euro Capital i have travelled.

May 31, 2023

The most Eco - friendly euro Capital i have travelled. impressively clean, sensible quite, mainly using bikes, all people are happy to help you and show you if tourist, everybody speak English without hesitation and that shows basic respect to others no matter what.

Sofia United Kingdom

A cosmopolitan, gorgeous and interesting city that is...

May 31, 2023

A cosmopolitan, gorgeous and interesting city that is absolutely worth visiting. Picture book pretty with some of the best food I've had in a long time! Fantastic to explore on foot and via canal.

JECinHK Australia

We’ve been before & for work so we know the city quite...

May 31, 2023

We’ve been before & for work so we know the city quite well. It’s charming & easy to walk around. Some excellent restaurants & the trios up the river are well worth while. We spent a great afternoon in the Danish Design gallery. There’s loads to do & see. It feels friendly & safe. Easy to get around on bikes. Central shopping area is great too. It’s worth a quick train trip to Louisiana for the gallery there too. A fantastic day out. Fabulous food & gallery right in the sea.

Andrew Australia

We loved our time in Copenhagen!

May 30, 2023

We loved our time in Copenhagen! The people are so friendly and really helpful. Almost everyone we met spoke perfect English, which was very helpful for us. The city is lovely and clean. The Metro is very quick and easy to use. When we were unsure about ticket options, people offered help and explanations. For travel between the Airport and the city, you need a ticket that covers all 4 zones, but on other days during a stay, you probably only need tickets for 1 or 2 zones (so saving on the cost). A Travel Card usually works out cheaper than several individual tickets. It's useful to have a debit/credit card available, or a travel money card (such as Revolut). We did two of the three sightseeing bus routes, which were interesting (they are all run by Stromma). We also used the waterbus, which was cheap. There's so much to see. We loved seeing the Nyhavn area (which did get very busy at times). Also the waterfront areas including the Opera House. The Little Mermaid is small, but still lovely, and there's a nice area to walk around there. We loved visiting Tivoli Gardens, and stayed into the evening to see it lit up. The friends we travelled with enjoyed visiting the museums. Christiania was a colourful, interesting and unusual area (best to read about it before you visit). We had a day trip to Malmo in Sweden, which was also lovely. Again, people spoke English and were very helpful. We enjoyed a guided boat trip around the Harbour, and then took a bus to the Turning Torso building. From there we walked to the sea front and had a nice view of the Oresund Bridge. Food and drinks can be expensive, but probably comparable to London and other UK tourist areas. We chose a self-catering option, which helped with managing these costs.

Jayne United Kingdom

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