Last year in my trip to Greenland I had the chance to spend an afternoon in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. I barely knew it and turned out to be a nice surprise for me: it’s a beautiful city to visit, perfect to take a stroll trough their pedestrian streets, squares, sightseeing and to have a coffee in one of its terraces.

Strøget street in Copenhagen

Strøget, the longest pedestrian street in Europe

Copenhagen City Hall

The City Hall

The Little Mermaid is the most known landmark of the city and its most photographed sculpture for sure. The legend says that the mermaid fell in love with a humble sailor that got attracted by her beautiful singing. Then the siren decided to gave up on her immortality in exchange of getting a woman’s body and be happy with her lover.

Little Mermaid in Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid

The change of the Royal Guard of the Amalienborg Palace is one of the biggest attractions of the city. Something curious to see, the soldiers with British style hats perform the ritual with absolute solemnity 😉

Royal Guard of the Amalienborg Palace

Royal Guard of the Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg square

The Amalienborg square

Copenhagen Canal

Copenhagen Canal

Is not possible to write an article about Copenhagen without mentioning its bicycles since you can see them everywhere around the city. Copenhagen is one of the best places in Europe to ride them because they have many cycle lanes and parking lots.

Copenhagen bicycles

Bicycles everywhere on the streets

The Port of Nyhavn with its colored houses and historical ships is one of the most beautiful places of Copenhagen. It’s an area with mnay restaurants and coffee shops, ideal to have something at the evening:

Nyhavn Port in Copenhagen

Coloured houses at the Nyhavn Port

Tivoli, founded in 1843, is one of the oldest amusement parks in Europe. Nowadays get more than 4 million visitors per year, what makes it the most visited place in the whole Denmark:

Tivoli Amusement Park

Tivoli, the oldest amusement park in Europe

Copenhagen at night

Evening in Copenhagen

How to get to Copenhagen: the easiest way is by plane though the International Airport with cheap flights from several European capital cities.

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Where to stay in Copenhagen: there is a wide range accommodation options, from cheap motels and guest houses to expensive hotels.

How to move around Copenhagen: walking or by bike is the best option to move around. You can also use the public transport to save time, there is a metro service and buses available.

What to do in Copenhagen: many things to do like visiting museums, eating in good restaurants or just getting yourself lost around the pedestrian streets. Definitely a perfect place to enjoy the classic European lifestyle for a while 😉

More information at the official tourism page.

Credit: photos by Joseba Umbelina

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