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.
The baby brother of Barcelona's world-renowned festival of all things avant-garde, Sónar Copenhagen will transform DR Koncerthuset into a cultural melting pot of music, creativity and technology on 13-14 March. Set across three stages, this year's music line-up will feature the likes of urbane electro-pop mavericks Metronomy, hypnotic synth-noir darlings Factory Floor and a raft of breakthrough Nordic electronica talent. sonarcopenhagen.com
The Spring Exhibition, one of the most talked-about events on the international art calendar, returns to the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Nyhavn all this month, where provocative works from more than 70 of Europe's top artists, photographers and creative talents will be on display until 1 March. The open-submission exhibition has been pushing boundaries since 1857, and this year's event is shaping up to be the biggest and boldest yet (1 Kongens Nytorv, kunsthalcharlottenborg.dk).
Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to Copenhagen Chocolate Festival. Scandinavia's biggest chocolate festival, the event takes place inside Carlsberg Brewery's cavernous Tap 1 exhibition hall on 7-8 March. A multi-sensory experience awaits, with cooking demos, talks, tastings and even decadent chocolate massage all on offer to keep your cocoa cravings at bay. chokoladeselskabet.dk
This is the perfect time of year for a visit to Klampenborg, a 20-minute train ride on S-train C from the main station. As well as a sandy beach the town is famed for its numerous buildings designed by Arne Jacobsen, including Restaurant Jacobsen, plus it has an entrance to Dyrehaven, the vast deer park and Bakken, the amusement park.
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