Language: Danish (English widely used)
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital. It’s big enough to offer a truly metropolitan mixture of shopping, culture and nightlife, but also small enough that it feels intimate and safe. Copenhagen is a city of contrasts: it blends the fairytale atmosphere that inspired Hans Christian Andersen with brave new architecture and top-notch design, and its bars play everything from languorous jazz to sparse electronica. It feels compact enough to see everything in a day, but, under the surface, there is so much more to discover.
Please note: City taxes payable locally.
If your idea of a great holiday is venturing into the unknown and experiencing a totally alien way of life, Copenhagen city breaks might not be for you; Copenhagen is clean, safe and ludicrously easy to get to know. The locals all speak excellent English, and the transport system puts London to shame. Copenhagen Holidays are a great way to see more of this classy city. Copenhagen is repeatedly listed as one of the best places to live worldwide, so you might even find yourself wanting to stay.
Flights from the UK take 1-2 hours.
Climbing to the observation platform of Rundetårn (the Round tower) is a great way to start your visit. Located right in the medieval heart of the city, this is one of Copenhagen's most iconic buildings, and provides excellent views. If you want to get even higher, you can head to Christianshavn and climb the circular stairs outside the Church of Our Saviour.
If you appreciate art, city breaks to Copenhagen won’t disappoint. The Danish National Gallery’s collection features famous pieces by the likes of Rembrandt, Picasso, and Matisse, as well as a number of paintings by ‘Golden Age’ Danish artists. You can also visit the spectacular Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, where you can also see work by the likes of Picasso, Matisse and Leger, as well as an assortment of classical sculptures and statues.
If you like good food, take note. Copenhagen has a reputation as the gourmet capital of northern Europe, and is home to Noma, recently named the world’s best restaurant. Copenhagen’s bars and cafes are buzzing every night of the week, and exemplify the cosy atmosphere the Danes are known for. Head to Norrebro for the hip hangouts. Find more things to do in Copenhagen here.
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