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Copenhagen

Nyhavn
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St. Joergen's Lake at night
Photo Credit: Marcel Kessler
Aerial view of Copenhagen
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Little Mermaid sculpture
Photo Credit: Stephan Deutsch
Nyhavn boats and townhomes
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Charming Copenhagen is the jewel of Denmark and a delightful stop for any traveler. Well-known as an eco-friendly haven for sustainable and green living, Copenhagen has embraced its status as the best “bike city” on earth and promoted the use of bicycles by locals and tourists. Hop on a bike, electric bus, or train to easily traverse and explore this colorful and historic city.

Copenhagen has its share of iconic landmarks and visually stunning architecture. The oft-photographed Little Mermaid sculpture, whose pensive frame overlooks the harbor, is inspired by the work of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and has come to symbolize the city. The Nyhavn canal is perhaps the most famous attraction in Copenhagen, where vibrant 18th-century townhomes in hues of red, yellow, pink, and blue line its waterfront. The splendid Tivoli Gardens are an absolute must-see; millions of visitors delight in thrilling amusement park rides and captivatingly lush gardens. Take a seat at the Tivoli Concert Hall or Glass Hall Theatre to watch operas, classical music and rock concerts, or stand-up comedy.

Sightseeing, shopping, and dining opportunities abound in any of Copenhagen’s fourteen distinct neighborhoods! Vestebro, the city’s former red-light district, is now a trendy hub for designer boutiques, authentic and Michelin-star eats, and Copenhagen’s nightlife scene. Go for a swim in the harbor baths of Islands Brygge or venture a little further from the city center to the Amager neighborhood, where you’ll find Denmark’s National Aquarium and Amager Beach, a summertime favorite. There are plenty of historic and cultural sites to pique your interest, too. Breathtaking royal dwellings like Rosenborg Castle, a Renaissance gem that houses the country’s crown jewels, and Amalienborg Palace, the queen’s rococo-style abode and a vast royal museum, beckon you to revel in the enchanting world of vintage Copenhagen. The city’s Round Tower, a 17th-century observatory tower, provides spectacular views of the city and informative exhibitions on Danish art and science.

There is so much to discover and savor in Copenhagen, Denmark!

Learn More About Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens
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Tivoli Gardens
The Tivoli Gardens and Amusement Park is the perfect stop for any tourist to Copenhagen. There's something for everyone, from beautiful forests and themed garden scenes, to Ferris wheels and roller coasters, to outdoor music concerts and cafes.

Nyhavn boats and townhomes
Photo Credit: ExplorerBob via Pixabay
Nyhavn Canal
Nyhavn street epitomizes the lively city of Copenhagen. Its centuries-old homes, one of which was home to Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, line the nearby canal and provide a stunning pop of color. This is a favorite spot for both locals and tourists, inviting you to enjoy myriad restaurants, bars, and even canal tours by boat.

Little Mermaid sculpture
Photo Credit: Stephan Deutsch
Little Mermaid Statue
Inspired by the titular character of a Hans Christian Andersen tale, this Danish mermaid sculpture is an iconic Copenhagen landmark and the subject of many photographs. Sitting on a small rock facing the water, this symbolic statue can be found on the outskirts of the city center near the Langelinie Promenade.
Bicycles in Copenhagen
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt
Transportation
Embrace Copenhagen's eco-friendly lifestyle and rent a bike during your stay! While cars, buses, and trains are available, the city is best seen on foot or by bicycle, and its plethora of bike paths and bike rentals makes taking this green mode of transport a cinch.
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