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City Guide Copenhagen, Denmark

Visiting Copenhagen

Copenhagen, the largest city and capital of Denmark, is hugely popular with visitors thanks to a mix of modern attractions and old school charm. From the Little Mermaid to the free-town of Christiania, this city has its own unique character, where historical buildings rub shoulders with slick shopping streets, all brought together by its network of canals.

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Copenhagen City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Copenhagen

    Great city if you're not a typical tourist - this city is lived in by it's people. The best way to enjoy Copenhagen is to act like you're from there, enjoy the city slowly - no rushing to museums or mermaid sculptures, do em slow, and get there on a bicycle if you're able!

    Insider Tip:Be careful when ordering food at traditional restaurants - portions are often HUGE, always ask about portions!

  • 80%

    benjiradell7609

    The great Copenhagen

    After getting over sticker shock (which can knock you on your ass if you aren't careful), I really loved this city! It is a very walkable, and bikeable (duhh it is Copenhagen after all) city, so I wouldn't bother with public transit, unless you only have a few hours here.

    Insider Tip:It can be chilly here! And windy as well, so check the forecast before you leave! Remember everything here costs quite a bit more than most other places (unless you are coming from another Nordic country) so not the place to just "pick up" a cheap jacket because you were cold. Could set you back a days budget or more!

  • 40%

    beckydahl

    Charming city.

    Copenhagen is absolutely charming. I recommend bringing a raincoat and a sweater because it rained every day while we were there. Absolutely stunning city, though. Lots of history and the city is entirely walkable. You can get pretty much anywhere within 40 minutes walking time.

    Insider Tip:Bring good walking shoes and don't bother with public transportation. Get to know the city by walking! It's one of the most walkable in the world. You can get anywhere within 40 minutes on foot.

  • 50%

    Anonymous

    Good Scandinavian Mix of Old and New

    Copenhagen reminds me of a Danish equivalent to Munich. It maintains a certain air of it's past while still looking to an environmentalized and modern future. Fortunately, WWII was kinder to Copenhagen, and there is a lot of history to get into before the sun sets over the city. Copenhagen lacks a varied nightlife, though, and travellers not looking to see castles and other remnants of royalty may quickly tire out of the town. During the warmer times there is Trivoli and Legoland, though.

    Insider Tip:Denmark's national museum is free of charge, even without the "Copehagen Card" and includes (at the time of this review) some special exhibits not related to Danish history (fur production, at the moment), so budget travellers wanting to delve into some Danish discussions can try there.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Copenhagen: The gem of Scandinavia

    While Copenhagen is one of the smaller Scandinavian cities, it is by far the most engaging. The city is full of life and history, and the Danish people are said to be the happiest in the world. Well, having just left this beautiful city, I completely understand why they are so happy all of the time. Copenhagen has some of the best food in the world at the moment (restaurant NOMA is ranked No. 1), and the going-out culture is booming. It's a great European city full of great fun and people.

    Insider Tip:Do the free walking tour (neon green/yellow umbrellas) and their weekend pub crawl. It's a fun way to learn about the city and its history while meeting new people. The guides are incredible, funny and knowledgeable. Please leave them good tips! The pub crawl was a fun relaxed way to go out with a new group of friends to non-tourist bars and mingle with the local Danes.

Denmark: Itinerary

With a population of over one and three quarter million people, Copenhagen is Scandinavia's largest city and one which has much to offer. From hippy towns to old squares to inner-city amusement parks, this city has it all.

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