Copenhagen Holidays

A waterfront statue of the Little Mermaid welcomes visitors to Copenhagen, Denmark's capital and city of canals, where its stress-free ambiance is perfect for a relaxed vacation. Possessing a healthy mixture of medieval charm in its Indre By (old city center) and modernist Danish design aesthetics and architecture, Copenhagen is rising on many ... Read more
grand-tour-of Europe vacation lists. For an overview of the city Danish-style, take a tour by bike, foot or even via the canal system. Get a glimpse of royal life, or even royalty themselves, at the Amalienborg Palace, where the Danish royal family still spends their winters. Visited an anarchist commune lately? Try Christiania, a semi-autonomous neighborhood within the city. After a few days of sightseeing, a day spent in the beautiful gardens of Tivoli will calm the nerves; be sure to check out one of the dozens of restaurants within. While dining and lodging is expensive, visitors can try the smørrebrød, or open-faced sandwiches, as well as the sausage carts called pølsevogn. Trade a hotel for a few nights in the old fort of Flakfortet.

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Things to see and do in Copenhagen

  • Tivoli Gardens
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  • Nyhavn
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  • The Little Mermaid
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark
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  • Christiania
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The Danish have a word that they use frequently in the winter - hygge - which roughly translates to “coziness.” It describes the ritual of staying inside, having hot drinks next to the fire with family and ... Read more
friends, and generally avoiding the frigid cold air outside. As a tourist, you should take this to mean that this is not a great season to be sightseeing. The residents come out of hibernation and start enjoying festivals and dining al fresco galore starting in May when temperatures get into the 60s (15-20C) and then return to their state of hygge by October. July and August, the warmest months, will have the highest hotel and airfare prices.

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Copenhagen reviews

  • 9.8
    Art & Design Lovers
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  • 8.7
    History Buffs
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  • 7.9
    Family Travellers

Member Reviews(209)

Pro 2018

Love this city - beautiful architecture, amazing food, tons to do. It is such a happy place, there are even trampolines in the sidewalks!

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesBackpackersAdventure Travellers

I. Love. Copenhagen. I visited after attending Roskilde music festival and was soo happy to get out of a tent in the rain and stay in a wonderful city. Quaint and charming. Super friendly people. I visited during their Jazz festival and you couldn't walk 2 blocks without finding an outdoor set up with food, beer, and live music. Such a cool place.

Recommended for:Family TravellersStudentsNightlife LoversArt & Design Lovers
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Los Angeles

One of my favorite Cities in Europe, this city truly does have it all. From great nightlife to world class museums and restaurants, you won't ever be bored. The biggest issue here is the expense, so be prepared to spend some money.

Recommended for:LGBTQBackpackersHistory BuffsArt & Design Lovers
Pro 2018

For a European capitol city, Copenhagen is very manageable. Getting around by bike is an ideal way to tour around. The harbor is a great place to start!

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravellersVegetarian

Beautiful city. It is no wonder that the Danes are always rated as some of the happiest people in the world when they get to call a city like Copenhagen home. There is a myriad of things to do here and some excellent cultural sites. One of the must-see places for anyone with an interest in beer is the Carlsberg brewery which does excellent tours with tasters at the end.

Recommended for:History BuffsAdventure TravellersArt & Design Lovers
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San Francisco

Beautiful city with a great historic district that's easily walkable. People are friendly and the food is good. Like most of Scandinavia, it's really pricey, so just keep that in mind.

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San Francisco

Friendly safe Copenhagen is a magical place to spend a few days! It is beautiful at Christmas time and I'm sure in summer! Take a canal tour on a sunny day for the best views.

Recommended for:Outdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravellersHistory Buffs

First time I visited the city I falled in love with it. Copenhagen is amazing place, with friendly, helpful people who was smile on their face. This city is not huge so you can just relax and walk around and enjoy the atmosphere.

Recommended for:Backpackers

Docked in Copenhagen twice. Perfect city for a day or two. Walk or bike everywhere. Spend a few hours at the harbor for a delicious meal and a pint or two of local beer. Gardens, palaces, walking tours. And your camera will thank you for the beautiful views. A hotel near Tivoli Gardens puts you near nightlife and restaurants....even McDonalds.

Recommended for:FoodiesHistory BuffsNightlife LoversArt & Design Lovers
Pro 2018

While it can be a little dreary in the winter thanks to the damp, dark, and chilly winter, Copenhagen is a wonderful city to visit, and supposedly one of the best to live in. One of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world, and home to the super friendly Danes, most of whom speak English. It is a fun place to visit and I hope to return in the not too distance future

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