Known as the happiest city in the world, the inventor of hygge and the coolest kid on the Nordic block sure knows how to have a good time. The home of the Danish Empire for hundreds of years, Copenhagen’s elegant palaces and age-old canals have set the scene for an innovative contemporary culture to thrive. And thrive it has. Buoyed by its ever-creative locals, the Copenhagen of today boasts chic bars, forward-thinking fashion and a revolutionary culinary scene, all peppered with the token Danish flair for design.
On your bike. When weighing up what to do in Copenhagen, don’t look past a classic bike ride. With the compact city sitting on the canal's banks, there’s no better way to see Copenhagen’s attractions than via two wheels.
Hippie heaven. Head to the cultural enclave of Christiania – a former hippie commune – for the epic beer gardens, people watching, and colourful wall murals.
The all-rounder. For the best views of the city and beyond, head to the Round Tower (Rundetaarn). Built in 1642 as an astronomical observatory, visitors and locals ascend the Round Tower daily on their Copenhagen tours for the best views of the city.
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Best time to visit
With long, balmy days and full beer gardens, summer will always be a popular time for Copenhagen sightseeing. Few however, make the colder months more charming than the Danes, with the snow-covered prim houses, cobbled lanes and icy canals bringing a new kind of elegance to the city. Head to Copenhagen around Christmas-time to experience the city’s infectious festive atmosphere.
Navigating Copenhagen can be testing. Here’s our travel breakdown of the best ways to find your way around this historic city…
A compact city centre and green-thinking locals have ensured pushbikes are by far the most popular mode of transport in Copenhagen. Bike stations are dotted all around the city and can be rented either by the hour or for the day day, ideal for short rides and longer Copenhagen day trips.
In true Nordic fashion, Copenhagen’s transport is well-organised and very efficient. Rest assured, no matter where your Copenhagen day tours are taking you, a bus, metro, or S-train can get you there.
Copenhagen is a relatively safe city. Keep these travel tips in tow so your trip can go off without a hitch…
Like in most, if not all, big cities, petty theft does occur in Copenhagen. Be sure to keep your valuables close on your Copenhagen day tours.
The primary transport in the city, bikes come thick and fast on the streets of Copenhagen. The flurry of two-wheelers can be potentially hazardous for those not used to it, so be sure to keep an eye out for cyclists when crossing.