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
Don't miss the most ambitious exhibition to be held at Ordrupgaard art gallery in years. Friction of Ideas: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Bernard, until 22 June, explores relations between these three artists through more than 60 works. The museum, an old manor house with contemporary extension by Zaha Hadid, is worth the trip alone (110 Vilvordevej, ordrupgaard.dk).
Combine sightseeing with shopping by starting at Assistens Cemetery (4 Kapelvej), a meticulously well-maintained graveyard where you can see the final resting place of famous Danes including Hans Christian Andersen. Then stroll along Jægersborggade, a buzzing little cobbled street full of independent shops, cafes, galleries and secondhand stores.
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).