Copenhagen Vacations

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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Copenhagen places to stay and top hotels

Copenhagen things to do and experiences

  • Tivoli Gardens
    8.9115 reviews
    Outdoors, Entertainment, Garden, Park, Theme Park
    Popular withFamiliesAdventure
  • Nyhavn
    9.386 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Harbor or Marina, Neighborhood
    Popular withFoodiesArtsy
  • The Little Mermaid
    6.981 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Monument, Landmark
    Popular withHistoryArtsy
  • Christiania
    8.056 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Landmark
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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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Top Copenhagen restaurants

  • Lagkagehuset
    9.114 reviews
    Bakery
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • GRØD
    10.02 reviews
    Breakfast & Brunch, Danish, Coffee and Tea, Diners
    Popular withFoodiesVegetarian
  • Kodbyens Fiskebar
    9.39 reviews
    $$$$
    Seafood
    Popular withFoodiesTrendsters
  • Kiin Kiin
    10.06 reviews
    $$$$
    Thai
    Popular withFoodiesTrendsters
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  • 9.3
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  • 9.1
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Já You have it all. Friendly people, parks, nightlife and open minded people

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Best country I’ve ever been to in Europe. I’ve been all over but this is the prettiest, safest, cleanest, loveliest city. I want to move here so badly.

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I loved being able to bike everywhere. Wish we had the same infrastructure in the US.

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Barcelona, Spain

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

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Brooklyn, New York State, USA

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.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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.

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Lakewood, Colorado, USA

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!

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Glasgow, UK

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.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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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, California, USA

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.

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