The Danish capital, with its immense choice of cafes, bars and restaurants, shopping facilities, sights and picturesque streets, is a perfect city for a weekend getaway trip. Getting around the city is rather easy, not only due to the excellent public transportation, but also due to the fact that cycling is more common than driving or walking- and you can reach everything in Copenhagen by bike.
Copenhagen (København) is located on the islands of Zealand and Amager and has a population of almost 800 thousand people. The city is divided into numerous districts, which all have their own vibe, sights and uniqueness.
Vesterbro area is located close to the Central Station and is known for its Meatpacking District, which is an experience itself. The district has a very cool hipster vibe to it, and is filled with cafes, shops, and a vibrant nightlife.
Enjoy a beautiful scenic walk through Nørrebro, where you can stroll down the long avenue of five lakes in central Copenhagen- which is dominated by joggers and family life. This neighbourhood is trendy and multicultural, full of side streets that are packed with bars, but it is also a popular district for the gourmand eaters.
Østerbro is a family oriented neighbourhood, with lots of trendy places to eat and Danish design stores. It also hosts the national football stadium called Parken, the home of FC Copenhagen.
As you might have guessed Christianshavn is not only world famous for the Freetown of Christiania, but also for being a unique place, where you can take a walk around all the canals, see plenty of houseboats and stumble upon numerous cozy cafes.
Frederiksberg is popular for its greenery, as it hosts a beautiful garden called Frederiksberg Have. In addition it's home to the Frederiksberg castle, which neighbours the Copenhagen ZOO. As you walk along the Gammel Kongevej (Old King’s Road) you will have the opportunity to do some window-shopping before reaching the Frederiksberg Town Hall.
In case you are not into cycling or don't feel like walking, jump on a small ferry boat in the city centre, which will take you around the canals of Copenhagen.
As you might already know, the symbol of Denmark is The Little Mermaid, which should be on your list of sights to see- although don’t get disappointed, I have to warn you that she is quite small. Opposite The Little Mermaid, along the harbour you will be able to see the Opera House, which is a really fascinating piece of architecture (despite being referred to as the 'toaster' by locals).
A rather unique sight, which is highly recommended, is the Carlsberg Brewery, located just 4 kilometres outside of the city. You can take a tour of the old brewhouse and enjoy a cold beer with some traditional Danish food.
Check out the Tivoli Gardens, which have a lot to offer during the winter festive season, as well as throughout the summer months- from the popular amusement park to various markets, which are a great outing for locals and tourists.
Whether it’s a clear blue skied or a hazy day, there is always something charming about the Nyhavn Harbour. This is a popular area for locals as well as tourists, with numerous cafes and colourful buildings alongside the water canal. If you’d like to grab a bite or need a quick snack, this is the perfect place to treat yourself to a traditional Danish hotdog, found in small hot dog huts all over the city.
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