Cheap flights to Copenhagen
Packed with an old world charm, Copenhagen is smaller than other major European city break hot spots, like Paris or Madrid, but is still rich in culture and attractions and is much less daunting. It won’t be long before you’re familiar with the cobblestone medieval streets, the canal walks and the colourful townhouses. And the best way to get around this city? By bike of course – well this is Scandinavia after all, and cars and pollution just aren’t the fashion here.
Now in its fourth year, Wondercool is Copenhagen's major winter festival and takes place throughout the whole of February. Over 100 events involving food, design, fashion, music and art will be held throughout the city: think gastronomic displays in historic squares, architecture tours of contemporary structures and cosy jazz concerts. wondercoolcopenhagen.com
Jump aboard a canal tour from Gammel Strand. This hour-long cruise costing 75DKK (€10) is one of the best ways to see the city taking in sites that include The Opera House, the Little Mermaid, Christiansborg Palace, as well as the royal family's city residence. Multi-lingual audio guides are provided. stromma.dk
If Danish interior design gets your heart racing, you'll love Klassik, an antiques shop in the city centre that specialises in top-quality 20th-century Scandinavian pieces by designers such as Arne Jacobsen and Poul Henningsen. Buy something to ship home or browse the jewellery, glass and ceramics small enough to fit in your hand luggage (3 Bredgade, klassik.dk).
The recently opened Maritime Museum of Denmark is housed in an amazing building designed by the architects BIG and constructed within the walls of a historic dry dock next to Hamlet's Kronberg Castle. Filled with everything from sailor's tattoo designs to large ship models and historic navigational tools, it is well worth the 40-minute train ride from Copenhagen (1 Ny Kronborgvej, DK-3000 Elsinore, mfs.dk).