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Copenhagen
Travel Guide

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

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.

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5 out of 5
Krystalgade 22, Copenhagen
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Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
4 out of 5
Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup
The price is NZ$245 per night from 10 Mar. to 11 Mar.

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Copenhagen Go Hotel
2 out of 5
Gemmas Alle 203, Kastrup
The price is NZ$82 per night from 3 Apr. to 4 Apr.

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Wonderful Apartment in the Heart of Copenhagen
3.5 out of 5
5 Østergade, 2nd floor, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden

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STAY Bryggen
4 out of 5
Knud Kristensens Gade 6, Copenhagen, Sealand
The price is NZ$332 per night from 7 Apr. to 8 Apr.

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STAY Seaport
STAY Seaport
4 out of 5
Murmanskgade 15, Nordhavn, Copenhagen

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