There’s a whole lot going on in the centre. High-street shopaholics flock to Strøget, while culture vultures flutter to Rosenborg and Amalienborg Palaces. Fans of fresh pastry can cop a crumbly treat in Torvehallerne Market. If you like your watering holes raw and quirky, head to Pisserenden area. Sun’s out? Join the masses on grassy Kongens Have.
Places to stay from $12 a night
1.2 miles from downtown
Vesterbro’s all about diversity. Young and old, local and foreign, edgy and traditional – all walks of life rub shoulders here. Cosy brunch joints, Asian eateries, funky design studios, gaudy kitsch emporia, musty second-hand shops… it’s all here. Oh, and beer. The Carlsberg Factory’s here, as well as kooky microbrewery Mikkeller.
Places to stay from $29 a night
1.7 miles from downtown
Ø-bro – not the name of a Danish rapper! This quiet district of Copenhagen is filled with happy, bike-riding families who stop off in the plentiful parks and playgrounds. Grab a cosy brunch at Laundromat Café or pick up that perfect homeware knick-knack at Rambow. Footy fanatics shouldn’t miss an FC Copenhagen game at Parken Stadium.
Places to stay from $76 a night
1.5 miles from downtown
Nørrebro’s the heart of cosmopolitan Copenhagen. Shisha, shawarma, exotic fruit stalls galore, it’s also an up-and-coming artsy area, where studios pop up at ten a penny. Up for a daytime stroll? Try Blågårdsgade, a narrow street packed with offbeat cafés and bearded hipsters. At night, pull up a pew with the bench-perching drinkers along Elmegade.
Places to stay from $13 a night
0.7 miles from downtown
Go Dutch in Christianshavn! This area was famously modelled on Amsterdam. Boats drift on charming canals, while visitors inhale the live-and-let-live lassitude of Christiania. Grab an organic juice at cutesy Sweet Treat or go all-out at Michelin-starred Noma. And for sweeping city views, scale the golden helical spire of Vor Frelsers Kirke.
Places to stay from $61 a night
1.7 miles from downtown
A touch of class. Frederiksberg has smart houses, tree-lined streets, high-end theatres and swanky boutiques. Stroll on Frederiksberg Have’s immaculately clipped lawns, then ogle underground artwork at Cisternen – a reservoir that was transformed into an art gallery. Head to Café Væksthuset, set inside a greenhouse, is perfect for an afternoon snack.
Places to stay from $48 a night
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.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||DKK 10 = $1.38|
|Average weekend price||$145 per night|
|Average weekday price||$163 per night|
|Average stay||1 night|
I like very well the shop with food in Frederiksbjerg on Gammel Kongevej, near the metro. Best food in town. Also I like Galleri Pialeh in Bulowsvej 7 a in Frederiksbjerg and I like Vesterbrogade very much.
Super clean city where the people really live with concern for the environment. Public transport is plentiful and cyclists and cycle hire is everywhere. Walking is easy Loads to see and do in the old and new part, beautiful buildings and parks, tourist bus gives a great feel for the city, great restaurants and shopping if that's your thing. Only draw back is it is super expensive compared to the UK and next time I would definitely avoid Christiania .... billed as an artistic commune this was definitely not my experience of the reality. Very edgy atmosphere and couldn't wait to get out!
This comment is regarding your internet access: The WI-FI did not work for my room # 410. It appeared, I gather from talking to other guests, that your WI-FI system has a flaw in this respect. Your reception wanted to get a technician to remedy the situation but that did not happen, at least not while I was there. I saw several guests having to go to the lobby to access the internet.
We love Copenhagen but the Admiral did not give us a wake up call at 3am for our taxi to the Airport fortunately I had my tiny old fashioned alarm with me other wise we would have missed a very important flight at 7am. NOT GOOD PR.
I love this place. This was the first time I was visiting and definitely not the last! We saw most of the city center as we lived within walking distance from everything but for the next time I would definitely consider renting a bike as everything is accessible by bike in Copenhagen. Definitely quickly became my favorite city.
Excellent location, walking distance to most sites, shops & bars/restaurants + friendly and helpful staff + good breakfast + 20 minutes from airport + good in house restaurants. Overall an excellent and recommended hotel stay
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