Top activities in Copenhagen
Top Copenhagen landmarks
Top Copenhagen landmarks tickets
Top Copenhagen categories
Explore Copenhagen and beyond
Nearby Copenhagen tours
Popular tours in Denmark
People also visited
Visitors to Denmark’s capital find it easy to believe that Copenhagen is consistently rated one of the happiest cities in the world. Cycle down the network of cobblestone streets, hit up world-class restaurants for locally sourced food, embrace the Danish concept of hygge in cozy cafes, or take a guided tour of highlights such as the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn, Amalienborg Palace, Tivoli Gardens, and the self-governing free town of Christiania. The modern Danish design aesthetic is mixed with centuries-old buildings, best seen on a bike or walking tour, or via a hop-on hop-off canal cruise.
Summer is generally the best time to visit the Danish capita, as those months boast warm weather, extended daylight hours, and fun events, including the Copenhagen Jazz Festival and Copenhagen Pride. Bear in mind, however, that this is peak visitor season; April, May, and September offer similar conditions but fewer crowds. Winters are cold, rainy, and dark, but it’s worth visiting at this time of year to see the Christmas lights at Tivoli Gardens and the Kongens Nytorv Christmas market and to experience the hygge atmosphere.
Much of Copenhagen is walkable, and the city’s public transport system is also clean, efficient, and integrated; tickets can be used on the Metro, buses, harbor buses, and trains. Copenhagen is also famously bike-friendly, and pedaling its streets offers a chance to experience the city like a local while you explore. You can book an organized bike tour or rent a bicycle and head off on your own.
Copenhagen is famed for its art and design and is home to both world-renowned institutions, such as the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and the Designmuseum Danmark, and cutting-edge hotspots, including Copenhagen Contemporary and the Cisterne. But if you’re really into art, make sure to visit some of the country’s most interesting spots, which are located just outside the city. The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, and Bjarke Ingels Group-designed Maritime Museum of Denmark are all within a one-hour train ride of Copenhagen Central Station.
Copenhagen is known for many things including its cycling culture, Michelin-starred restaurants, creative design scene, the Little Mermaid statue, and its commitment to sustainability. It’s also reputedly home to some of the happiest people in the world....More
Yes, Copenhagen is expensive, but more so for the people who live there (the taxes are some of the highest in the world) rather than short-term visitors. Eating and drinking out will likely cause the most damage to your wallet, but you can keep to a budget by choosing lunch specials that many restaurants offer....More
Three days is enough time to explore Copenhagen, sightseeing by bus, boat, or bike, and visiting a few of its world-class museums and palaces including Amalienborg Palace and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, as well as Nyhavn and Tivoli Gardens. You can even take a day trip to Malmö, Sweden or to the Danish countryside....More
Yes. Danish people start learning English at an early age and it is widely spoken in Copenhagen, and throughout the country, by people of all ages. If you don’t speak any Danish, you’ll be fine just using English in Copenhagen, but it never hurts to make the effort to learn a few words....More
Come rain or shine, sun or snow, Danish people love to go swimming. In Copenhagen, you are never far from a beach and you can also take a dip in the heart of the city at the historic Helgoland Bathing Institution on Amagerstrand; the Islands Brygge Havnebad (Harbor Bath); and at the mobile swimming circle by Kalvebod Bølge....More
Copenhagen could rightfully claim to be one of the world’s coolest cities. It’s down to several factors, including its combination of beautiful centuries-old architecture that blends with cutting-edge modern design; its pioneering food scene and hip bars; its sustainability credentials; and its stylish and creative people....More
Number of Attractions
Number of Tours
Number of Reviews