Copenhagen is consistently ranked the happiest city in the world with its postcard-perfect landscapes, bike-friendly streets and artistic, architectural beauty. This laid-back city welcomes travellers to enjoy its royal castles and gourmet culinary scene.
Things to do in Copenhagen
Visit Christiansborg Palace to gain insight into Copenhagen’s past, before climbing up the historic Round Tower to view the city’s old town. Fans of the fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen will want to see the famous ballerina-inspired The Little Mermaid statue, located on Langelinie Pier.
Venture to the Tivoli Gardens for a family-friendly day of fun in the world’s second-oldest operating amusement park. Explore Copenhagen’s royal castles on a scenic boat tour or watch the boats coming in and out of the 17th-century Nyhavn waterfront entertainment district.
Home to an array of charming neighbourhoods, Norrebro is one of Copenhagen’s most trendy and multicultural districts. A 20-minute train ride away, Stroget is the city’s largest shopping area with budget-friendly chains and designer brand stores.
Do you embrace a free-thinking lifestyle? Wander through the art galleries, eateries and home-made houses in Freetown Christiania, a hippie borough that’s been thriving since the 70s.
Copenhagen is compact and boasts an excellent transportation system. From the Copenhagen Airport, ride the metro for a 15-minute journey to the city centre. Want to live like a local? Traverse the city on two wheels, as bikes are an exciting and low-cost way to get around, completely accommodated by the numerous bikeways.