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.
Banish your inner Scrooge with a trip to Copenhagen's world-famous Tivoli Gardens, where a visit to the fairy-tale Christmas market has become something of a festive tradition among Copenhageners. Once you're all shopped out, you can pay a visit to Father Christmas in his grotto, take in a show at the Crazy Christmas Cabaret or even go for a spin on Europe's oldest rollercoaster (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year). tivoli.dk
One of Europe's most unorthodox film festivals, CPH:DOX returns to Copenhagen on 6 November, taking over the city's cinemas and concert halls for a 10-day celebration of experimental film, hybrid cinema and contemporary non-fiction. This year's programme promises greater emphasis on the festival's bold Audio:Visuals concert series, which melds avant-garde film and live music from the likes of Sean Kuti and Swedish drums and vocals duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums to hypnotic effect. cphdox.dk
If the mere thought of planning this year's Christmas dinner is giving you palpitations, get some inspiration from the annual Christmas Tables exhibition at the flagship store of Danish porcelain giant Royal Copenhagen. Every December since 1963, artists, musicians, celebrities and even HRH Queen Margrethe II of Denmark have been invited to present their own thematic interpretations of festive table settings. royalcopenhagen.com
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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