Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan city and the capital of Denmark. Cool bars, trendy restaurants and cutting-edge design embody much of Copenhagen's contemporary style. The city was founded in the 11th century so there are also plenty of historic sights to see and most are within walking distance of each other. The old quarter and canals around Nyhavn are lined with 17th and 18th century townhouses, while the maze of cobbled streets and picturesque squares also reveal treasures such as the Tivoli Gardens and the Copenhagen Opera House. In winter the city is cosy and festive; in summer open-air concerts, picnics in the parks and festivals abound.
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Things to do in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is a compact city meaning you can fit in many of the sights easily. Delve into the city's past by exploring its significant landmarks and monuments, palaces and canals, or embrace a different side by strolling through freetown Christiania. As a stylish nation, the city is brimming with designer boutiques and chic stores, while the city's cultural heritage can be discovered in the museums and galleries.
On a trip to Copenhagen be sure to:
Walk through Tivoli Gardens dotted with historic buildings and magical gardens
Ride the city's oldest rollercoaster that dates back to 1914
During warmer months soak up the atmosphere in the parks and enjoy an open-air concert
Don't miss the festive Christmas markets and enjoying gløgg (hot wine) in wintertime
Visit the city's most famous landmark, the sculpture of the Little Mermaid in Langelinje Pier
See the Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, one of northern Europe's finest Renaissance castles, built in the 16th century
Take a look inside Christiansborg Palace and the Great Hall filled with the Queen's tapestries
Get a taste of alternative Copenhagen at freetown Christiania in the district of Christianshavn
Have dinner in an atmospheric eatery in Nyhavn overlooking the attractive waterfront
Learn about Denmark's Viking history at the National Museum
Explore the underwater world, coral reefs and exotic fish at the National Aquarium Denmark, northern Europe's largest aquarium
Be inspired by the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj, just south of Copenhagen
Go shopping for trendy Danish fashion and cool Scandinavian design
Copenhagen Airport is Denmark's main international airport. It is one of the busiest airports in the region and a hub for northern Europe operating direct flights to 156 destinations, 32 of which are long haul. The airport also serves Malmo in southern Sweden.
Copenhagen Airport is situated on the small island of Amager about 5 miles outside of the centre of the city and about 15 miles from the city of Malmo in Sweden.
There are several ways to travel to and from the airport. The metro is located above Terminal 3 and frequent trains run in the same direction to the city centre. You can also take the train from Terminal 3 (between Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 there is a shuttle bus which takes about 5 minutes). Regular trains head to Copenhagen Central Station in about 15 minutes. There is also the bus number 5A that goes to the central station and City Hall Square (in about 30-35 minutes). Taxis are available outside each terminal.
Airport codeCPHThe IATA code of the arrival airport on flights to Copenhagen is CPH
Popular AirlineRyanairMost popular airline flying to Copenhagen