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Copenhagen

Known for Museums, Biking and Architecture

Denmark’s picturesque capital overlooks the ocean and offers a mix of old-world charm and sleek modern design.

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Exploring this vibrant city with its mix of old and new architecture, quaint harbours and cycling culture, it is easy to see why Copenhagen is renowned for its high standard of living and quality of life.

Denmark is a member of the European Union but retains its use of the Danish Kroner, its sovereign currency. The city is well connected thanks to its international airport, good road networks and ferry terminals, offering easy links to the rest of Europe and beyond. A multi-cultural city with a modest population of 600,000, you will find English is widely spoken alongside Danish. If you are intending to take advantage of all the city has to offer, it is worth buying a Copenhagen Card which offers reduced prices on transport, dining and equipment hire as well as free entry to most of the city’s best-loved attractions.

Established in the 12th century as a fishing town, the city’s history is well documented in the City Museum. For a broader picture of the history of the country as a whole, visit the National Museum Of Denmark. Situated on a long narrow strait between the Baltic and North seas, winters here are long, often with heavy snowfall. Many visitors are drawn here during the winter months to enjoy a magical scene that could easily be straight out of a fairytale.

During the summer however, the city undergoes a dramatic transformation with its parks and waterfront shops springing to life. Summer also sees the opening of the Tivoli Gardens, one of the world’s oldest theme parks. The Copenhagen Zoo is still a firm favourite with both children and adults alike and the Amalienborg Palace, home to the Danish royal family is also very popular.

There are also constant reminders that the city was once home to the celebrated writer Hans Christian Andersen. There is even a statue of one of his best loved characters, the Little Mermaid, that has been a feature here for over a hundred years. Much of the city’s best known landmarks such as the Round Tower and the magnificent Church of Our Saviour with its corkscrew-shaped spire, could easily have been lifted straight out of a fairytale. If you climb the church’s observation tower and look out across this wonderful city, it is easy to see why it remains such a popular travel destination.

Activities in Copenhagen

One of the oldest theme parks in the world, this wonderful attraction in the heart of Copenhagen will delight visitors of all ages.

This historic picturesque harbour is packed with restaurants and bars creating a lively atmosphere that attracts both locals and visitors.

This iconic statue depicting one of Denmark’s favourite fictional characters is a firm favourite with both locals and visitors.

The former home of the Danish royal family is now a museum, which offers a fascinating insight into the lives of its former residents.

The changing of the guard, a museum and access to two royal palaces gives visitors a unique insight into the lives of Denmark’s royal family.

This fantastic, free museum is dedicated to documenting and sharing Denmark’s rich history and culture.

This landmark tower and cultural centre in the heart of Copenhagen is home to one of the oldest working observatories in Europe.

This huge collection of ancient art from across the world is one of the largest in Northern Europe and is housed in an equally impressive historic building.

Tickets & Tours

Explore Copenhagen on a double-decker bus, with unlimited hop-on hop-off for your selected time period. Hop off at Tivoli Gardens to discover some of the city's greenery. This park boasts stats as the second-oldest amusement park in the world.

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Join us on a Full Day's Tour, where we travel up the coast road to Hamlet's Castle, set in historic Helsingør, which is known as Elsinor in English. You can go Inside Hamlet's Castle, which is called Kronborg and see the displays which tell you about the history of this castle.

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This full-day tour takes you on a journey to the Swedish neighbor of Denmark—Malmo. Cross the Oresund Bridge and learn about the historical relationship between the 2 countries, explore the charming town, and enjoy a scenic canal cruise on your Scandinavian adventure.

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Enjoy a scenic journey through the charming Danish countryside and reach the beautiful castles of North Zealand. See the Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia, and visit the Kronborg Castle, immortalized in William Shakespeare's famous tragedy Hamlet.

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Make the most out of your trip to the beautiful city of Copenhagen with complimentary access to over 70 top city museums and attractions. Zip between cultural treasures like the Tivoli Gardens and the National Museum of Denmark by taking advantage of unlimited travel across the city's easy-to-use public transportation network.

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Capture Copenhagen's essence with a tour of the Danish capital, visiting its major attractions such as the Nyhavn district, Amalienborg Palace, and The Little Mermaid statue. Travel in a high quality air-conditioned bus and enjoy amazing views of the city.

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