Copenhagen Tourist Information

Copenhagen Travel Guide

The vibrant city of Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark as well as Scandinavia's biggest city. Copenhagen has an extensive and detailed history and is overflowing with a wide array of significant attractions. The city's rich history is apparent the moment that you arrive as the skyline is crowded with magnificent architectural gems and monuments and buildings that have been standing for centuries. The old-world canals give the city an air of charm and ambience.

The city is laden with significant museums, cutting-edge galleries and fabulous works of art. The Nationalmuseet (National Museum) is an excellent way to gain insight into Danish history. The museum is divided into five sections with each depicting a point in history. One of the most impressive exhibits is the exquisite piece of pagan art known as The Sun Chariot.

Art lovers will be enthralled at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek gallery. The Glyptotek houses one of the most exceptional art collections in northern Europe and includes masterworks by the most preeminent artists ever known, such as Van Gogh and Renoir.

Visitors to Copenhagen will quickly discover that the city is not entirely blanketed in history. There are actually over 2,000 restaurants scattered throughout this bustling metropolis. Every imaginable cuisine is represented here, but do yourself a favour and make sure that you sample all of the Danish delicacies first. As soon as warm weather allows, many of the restaurants pour out into the streets and footpaths and locals and visitors alike can enjoy their meal while soaking in all of the lovely nuances that are Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Tourist Attractions

Copenhagen is legendary for its fantastic shopping scene. The pedestrian-only area of Strøget is overflowing with trendy boutiques and designer shops and can easily rival the major shopping hubs in Europe. Shoppers will find exquisite china, stunning jewellery and designer furniture.

The city can rightfully boast having a vibrant nightlife. Visitors can sip a local brew at one of the quaint pubs or taverns that can be found literally everywhere. If you are looking for a little more excitement, the Nyhavn district has a concentration of trendy bars, discos and music venues.

A visit to Copenhagen would not be complete without taking a moment to tour the Tivoli Gardens. Unquestionably, the loveliest attraction in the city, this 80-hectare garden and amusement park draws thousands of tourist each year to see the myriad of exotic flowers and the giant old-fashioned Ferris wheel. Other popular attractions include Amalienborg Palace, Botanical Gardens and the Little Mermaid statue that sits on a rock overlooking Copenhagen's harbour.

Transportation Around Copenhagen

Copenhagen is regarded as having one of the best transport systems in Europe with the main point of entry for international visitors being the acclaimed Kastrup International Airport. This modern and efficient airport is situated just five miles from the city and is easily accessibly by train, bus and taxi.

Prior to your visit to Copenhagen, we strong advise you to obtain a travel insurance plan. With a comprehensive plan, you can rest assured knowing that you and your family are protected in case of a mishap or medical emergency.