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%



    It's quite an expensive city so I didn't do much eating out or shopping but its great for a few days. There's lots to see and do and the people are so friendly!

    Insider Tip:Don't be shy about going to Christiania. Some people find the green light area intimidating but even if you aren't interested in buying drugs, its just a small part of the whole community, which is incredible. Also, the Danes love drinking, buy beers from markets and 7-11s on your way out to party to save a bit of kroner!

  • 80%


    Copenhavin' a wonderful time.

    I went in December when the Tivoli Gardens are transformed into a winter wonderland and you can eat reasonably priced bratwurst and roasted nuts from street vendors instead of crying over the price of a bowl of soup in local cafés as you attempt to warm up. With fairytale castles, colourful brick watersides and just really cool cafés and bars everywhere you look, Copenhagen is a delight for the sights but my favourite view was from Vor Frelsers Kirke tower.

    Insider Tip:Copenhagen is notoriously expensive so actually the Copenhagen Card is totally worth it if you want to visit as many of the sights as possible - you can easily make back your money and it includes all your transport. I used mine to get me into the Louisianna Museum of Modern Art which is a MUST. Amazing views across the sea to Sweden, brilliant exhibitions, extensive gardens a very desirable and affordable menu including a traditional scandinavian buffet and all the cake you could ever dream of.

  • 80%


    Copenhagen - A brief review

    Its a small city and you can basically walk everywhere. It has its flare with the Green Lights etc and the canals which are beautiful. Overall i loved my experience and i was there was New Years Dec 2015 which really made it special.

    Insider Tip:People say its expensive and it might be but somehow if you really know how to work around it you'll realize its not that bad and really value it for the place it is. Also lookout for this bar called billys booze for cheap alcohol and nice ambience.

  • 90%


    Only Passing Through

    My flights came in and out of Copenhagen, so I only had a little time to visit. It was quiet, clean, and lovely (although that could be just because I was there in the middle of the off season). Definitely want to go back!

  • 80%


    Love Copenhagen

    Love the river, love the architecture, love the street. Everything is nice. However, still expensive for a student haha.

    Insider Tip:The wind was strong when I was there so be prepared.

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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