Welcoming and quaint, with a stylish edge, Copenhagen is a captivating city that you’ll want to explore again and again. From the picture-perfect, colourful buildings scattered along the harbour, to the modern, state-of-the-art architectural wonders dotted throughout the city, the Danish capital has a distinctive character that’s all its own.
The first thing you may notice when you visit Copenhagen is the charming cobbled streets and their likeness to a storybook. This comparison is apt, as Hans Christian Andersen – a writer best remembered for his fairy tales – lived here in the 1800s. One of his most famous stories, The Little Mermaid, is depicted in a world-famous statue, which can be seen at the water’s edge by the Langelinie promenade. You can also visit the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy-Tale House, where you'll learn more about the writer and walk through the world of some of his best-known tales.
If you fancy something weird and wonderful, head to the Guinness World Records Museum. Not only will you learn some seriously strange facts from around the world, but you’ll be able to put your own skills and abilities to the test in a series of entertaining games and interactive displays. Be sure to snap a photo with the statue of the world’s tallest man at the entrance (you can’t miss him)!
When it comes to nightlife, Copenhagen thrives, and bars, pubs and clubs stay open until the early hours. For a real Danish experience, indulge in a drink or two in a bodega. These are cosy, intimate pubs where the locals know each other by name. At the opposite end of the spectrum, you’ll find an array of cool cocktail bars and busy nightclubs where you can dance until dawn.
A great night out should always be followed by delicious, hearty food, and luckily, Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s gourmet capital. There are 15 Michelin-starred restaurants if you’re that way inclined, but you can also dive into a treasure-trove of street food on Papirøen (Paper Island). Traditional Danish food has had a resurgence in popularity, and here, you can grab a smørrebrød (open sandwich) or some delicious spiced meatballs, as well as a variety of other tempting dishes from around the globe.
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