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3 days in Copenhagen Denmark

3 days in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital and largest city, is a wonderful mix of modern attractions and old school charm, marking it a popular destination with visitors from all over the world. Criss-crossed by a network of canals, Copenhagen is home also to world-class shopping, top-notch eateries and a bevy of bars.

Day 1  - Visit some of the main attractions

Start your day by heading up to Langelinie. To get there, you can either try out Copenhagen’s extensive public transport system and catch an S-Train or alternatively pick up one of the city bikes. When you arrive, check out the pier area where the big cruise ships dock and visit the world-famous statue of the Little Mermaid.

From here it’s a short trip back down towards Rosenborg Castle, the King’s Gardens and the Round Tower. From the top of this tower on Kobermagergade, you’ll be treated to stunning views out across Copenhagen. After that, hop on one of the canal boat tours from Nyhavn. These take you all around Copenhagen, while the tour guides provide interesting titbits of information about the city.

Spend some of your hard earned cash along Copenhagen’s main shopping drag. Stroget is made up of a number of different streets, and is home to both well-known local stores and famous international brand names. There are also a number of great restaurants and bars dotted along this stretch, offering great options for dinner and for some post-food drinks too.


Day 2  - Take a little trip outside the city

Hop on an S-Train and head out to Charlottelund. Here you can check out the beautiful beaches, take a dip in the ocean, walk in the Charlottelund Park and visit Danmarks Akvarium. This aquarium is home to more than 300 species of fish from sharks to anemones.

On the way back to the city, stop off at Hellerup. Not only can you wander along by the sea here, but you can also visit the Experimentarium. This science centre is both enlightening and entertaining, with the interactive exhibits providing lots of enjoyment. Hellerup is also home to a number of classy boutiques and stores.

When you get back to the city centre, check out the Straedet. Here you’ll find a number of top restaurants such as Riz Raz. There’s some great bars in and around this area too, including The Moose on Svaertegade.


Day 3  - Check out Christiania

No visit to Copenhagen is complete without a trip to Christiania. This ‘free town’ came into existence in 1971 and is built around the ideas of communal living and alternative lifestyles. Check out the stalls, art and music, or just have a wander around to get a feel of this bohemian haven.

From here, head back towards the city proper and visit the National Museet. This museum is home to a huge number of interesting attractions. Nearby you’ll find Tivoli Gardens, one of the world’s oldest amusement parks. Spend the afternoon here and check out the world’s highest carousel, along with many other rides, 3 open-air stages and much more.

In and around this area, you’ll find a number of top notch bars and restaurants. Head to Rosie McGee’s on Vesterbrogade for some Mexican food and then head out further into the Vesterbro district until you come across Vega Musikkens Hus, which is both a great bar and one of the city’s best live music venues.


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