The capital of Denmark and a cultural city, Copenhagen is a hub of economic and cultural heritage of Denmark. Exclusive night clubs, admirable museums, splendid restaurants, beauteous boutiques and ravishing coffee cafes are some of the highlights of Copenhagen. If you want to roam around the city, you should prefer bikes, like the other locals do. A great fusion of old and modern architecture can be spotted in the Museum and Art Galleries of Copenhagen. Denmark houses the World's best restaurant ‘Noma’, where you can taste the typical Danish cuisine. Differently colored houses on the canalside present the scenic beauty of Copenhagen. International Jazz Festival and Jazz Concerts on the roadside reflect the popularity of Jazz in Copenhagen.
Other than the Little Mermaid, several other sculptures including Christian V, are really admirable. Europe’s biggest street festival- Copenhagen Distortion is also organized here. For joyful rides, restaurants and games, you cannot miss to visit the amusement parks.
Location: It is located in Europe, on the Eastern shore of Zealand
Climate: Copenhagen experiences an uneven climate. Summers have scorching sun with a moderate perspiration level. Spring season is the most pleasant weather. Winters are very cold, December till March also experiences snowfall. Wettest month of Copenhagen is July.
Light cotton clothes are perfect for summers and carry heavy woolens, long coats and jackets if you visit the place in winters.
Best Time to Visit: Between March-September and early June.
How to reach:
By Air: Copenhagen Airport
By Train: Copenhagen Railway Stations and Metro facilities are available
By Bus: Good connectivity to most cities is available
Places of Interest
The Little Mermaid
Location: Langelinie, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Timings: Open 24 hours
The Little Mermaid is the most significant landmark of Copenhagen. It is 1.25 meters tall statue, where a mermaid is sitting on a rock. It was beautifully designed by the artist, Edvard Eriksen. On 23rd August 1913, Carl Jacobsen presented it to the city. So clearly, it is near about 100 year old statue. This bronze sculpture is an inspiration from the mermaid of the fairy tale, by Hans Christian Anderson, in which the mermaid sacrifices everything for the handsome prince.
Although several times, it was attacked for political purposes but artists restored it. Paint was also poured on it several times in the past. But nowadays, this beautiful statue is the most famous tourist spot of Copenhagen.
Round Tower (Rundetårn)
Location: Kobmagergade 52A, Copenhagen, in central Copenhagen, about 20 minutes from the Town Hall by walk.
Timings: Open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday- Saturday. Open at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, closed on 24th – 25th December and 1st January.
Round Tower (Rundetårn) is a 36 meters high structure, which was built as an observatory in 1642. Now, it is the house of a small collection, which is connected with the famous Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe. The main attraction of the place is the platform, which can be reached by a wide spiral ramp. From its top, you can relish the splendid panoramic views over the city. The latest attraction of the place is the glass floor which is 25 meters above the ground. From here, you can peer down into the castle's core, which is intriguing.
Lovers of Hans Christian Andersen will be fascinated by this place as the tower is featured in his well-known story ‘The Tinderbox’ – ‘Eyes as big as the Round Tower’.
Location: It is located in the Prince’s Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Timings: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except Monday
National Museum is one of the best museums of Europe. Here, you can get a sight into the history of Copenhagen. Not only Danish history, but foreign antiques including exotic collections of Roman and Greece coins are also exhibited here. The Museum represents the stories of Danish people, their lifestyles, occasions etc. of the pre- historic times. Ancient coins, artifacts, mummies of Egypt are some of the significant collections of the Museum. From Stone Age to modern Danish history, you can find the collection from every age. This Museum is situated in Prince’s Palace. There is a special Museum for children also. Huldremose Woman is the remains of a woman belonging to the first decade of 1st century A.D. To know about Danish culture, there is none other better place than this museum.
Location: Christiansborg slotsplads, Copenhagen Denmark
Timings: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Christiansborg Palace complex involves Supreme Court, Parliament and Prime Minister's office. There are Royal reception rooms which are used for audiences, stage dinners, banquets and meetings of the state council. These rooms are beautifully decorated by Danish artists. Ruins of Bishop Castle of Absalon were also found at this place. There is the tallest tower here, with a viewing platform. There is a Theatre Hall, where lectures and performances are organized. The Alexander Hall and the Great Hall are the two big famous halls. This attraction deserves to be on the top of your priority list.
Location: Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Timings: 24 hours open Nyhavn is a waterfront of the 17th century in Copenhagen. The famous Danish writer, Hans Christian Andersen belongs to this place only. Some antique wooden ships are displayed in Nyhavn Veteran Ship and Museum Harbor. You can stroll around on foot or on a bike to explore the city. Also, you can take Canal tours. There is an anchor at the end to give tribute to Danish sailors, who died in the World War II. It is a charming place with bright colorful houses including cafes, bars and restaurants. House number 9 is the oldest, belonging to 1681. You cannot resist the temptation of exploring its natural beauty.