Copenhagen – The dynamic city of Denmark

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Based on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager, Copenhagen is a historic centre of Denmark. From architectural masterpieces to party spots, Copenhagen has a lot to offer you. Plan your day by visiting a few of its major attractions, such as the Christiansborg Palace, Tivoli Gardens, and Rosenborg Castle. Sneak around majestic palaces to gauze royal jewels, age-old paintings, and Islamic artwork. Apart from the scenic destination, the capital city of Denmark is making the international wave in food. So, be here to enjoy all the fun things this destination has to offer.

Best time to visit: If you are planning looking to travel to Copenhagen, then plan your trip between the months of June to August or March to May. June to August is the time when summers are at peak; hence, you may witness a cool breeze. However, if you are looking for some great deals with less crowd around, then March to May is the best time.

How to reach:

By Air: The Copenhagen Airport is the city’s official international airport. Situated at a distance of 8 km from the city centre, the airport can be reached within 20 minutes depending on the mode of commutation.

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By Train: The most frequent and convenient mode of transportation in Copenhagen, is the best way to explore the city. The train covers almost all the major long-distance routes and hence is the best mode of commutation for an excursion to outlying areas.

By Metro: Travelling through metro in Copenhagen is another mode of commutation throughout the city. The metro in Copenhagen runs 24 by 7 throughout the Copenhagen city. So, commuting through the metro will help you save your time and money.

By Bus: The bus connects directly to Copenhagen city’s City Hall Square, Central Station and other stations too.

By Taxi: Taxis are easily available within the city centre and outside the airport. The approximate commute time from the Copenhagen city airport to the downtown area is about 20 minutes depending on the traffic.

Getting around: The city’s convenient mode of commutation makes it easy for all to move around in Copenhagen. Hop on the various modes of transportation, such as trains, buses, metro, and taxis, etc., to explore the city better or take a foot tour to explore the city; as the roads are safe for a stroll. If not in a mood of walking, then opt for a bike tour to explore the city comfortably.

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Places to visit in Copenhagen

  • The Christiansburg Palace: Home to the city’s supreme powers; the executive, legislative, and judicial power, the Christiansburg Palace is one of the major landmarks of Copenhagen. The palace is home to the Danish royal family who utilises its reception area for official events. The reception areas key highlight is the Great Hall that houses around 400 guests. The epitome of Danish architecture, the Christiansburg Palace also features a restaurant for you to get the flavour of the city’s Danish cuisine.
  • Tivoli Gardens: Tivoli Gardens is a must-visit destination in Copenhagen for all visitors. The amusement park features historic buildings, stunning architecture, and lush greenery. It is a theme-based park that looks gorgeous with colourful lights all around in the night. Its unique fairy tale atmosphere is the major attraction among the locals and tourists.
  • The Little Mermaid: A gift from Carl Jacobsen, a Danish brewer, to the city of Copenhagen, the Little Mermaid is a bronze statue that depicts a mermaid becoming human. Displayed on the waterside, the Little Mermaid is an eye-catching sculpture that attracts the sight of all the tourists. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, the Little Mermaid story described the love of mermaid for a charming prince, who lived on land. Visit this sculpture to relive your fairy tale days during childhood.
  • Nyhavn: A busy commercial port for ships in the past, Nyhavn now is renovated into a hub that features beautiful houses and restaurants. The place is jam-packed with people adoring jazz music along with great food options. Visiting Nyhavn during an occasion such as Christmas will give you a lifetime experience. The street is filled with stalls that offer Danish Christmas delicacies. Don’t miss the spot, if you are visiting Copenhagen nearing Christmas.
  • The Rosenborg Castle: Built in the early 17th century by the Scandinavian king, Christian IV, the Rosenborg Castle is an epitome of the 400 years of excellence of the royal dynasty of Copenhagen. The castle is created in the heart of the city and hence reaching here is quite easy. Its eye-catching sights include Royal Regalia, royal art treasures and the Crown Jewels. The castle’s exquisite collection of Flora Danica and Venetian glass is worth your time. Being here will take you back into history.

Places to eat in Copenhagen

The Gasoline Grill
The Gasoline Grill

Are you looking for a pocket-friendly food joint? Don’t worry, we know where you should head. The Gasoline Grill is known to serve the best burgers in the city. Enjoy from a different variety of burgers the place has to offer. Also, reach early or be patient if you need to follow the queue, the food is worth the wait.

Hooked Seafood Kitchen
Hooked Seafood Kitchen

The Hooked Seafood Kitchen as the name says is known to serve the best seafood cuisine in the world. The restaurant is known to offer tasty fish dishes, lobster rolls, fish burgers, as well as a poke bowl. If you are a seafood lover, then being here wouldn’t disappoint you.

La Banchina
La Banchina

La Banchina is one of the real hidden gems of the Copenhagen city. The restaurant is known to serve Italian cuisine along with a range of natural wines. It is the place to spend a perfect summer evening with friends and families.

Jah Izakaya
Jah Izakaya

Are you looking for scrumptious Japanese cuisine in Copenhagen? Then Jah Izakaya is the place for you to explore. The restaurant offers authentic Japanese delicacies, such as tataki, tempura and sashimi.


Shopping in Copenhagen

Take a stroll at the stores or street markets in Copenhagen and pick from a range of Vikings Jewellery to blue and white porcelain products to Freetown Christiania souvenirs back home. If you love chocolates, then pick Toms Skildpadde; one of the best chocolates. In addition, delightful Danish butter cookies are something you shouldn’t miss at all. 

Stroget Street: If you are looking for a budget-friendly place to shop, then plan a day shopping at the Stroget Street. It is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe. The street is home to big brands, such as Mulberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc. If you are looking at spending that luxuriously, then enter shops that offer apparels from brands, such as Vero Moda and Zara. That’s not all,  while shopping witness the entertainment the city has to offer.

Shopping Malls: Are you looking to shop everything under one roof? Then explore Copenhagen’s large shopping malls. One of the most popular malls is Fisketorvet; it is situated on the outskirts of the city and features multiple shops, boutiques, restaurants, and movie theatres, all for your entertainment. Apart, from that, you can also head to the Royal Copenhagen factory outlet for the love of porcelain to get some great deals.

Gronnegade Street: Featuring half-timbered houses, Gronnegade Street is the centre of attraction and a fashion hub. From organic perfumery to fashionable shops, the street is the hub for trendy Danish style fashion design. Apart from clothes, the street also features the best food joints to savour delicious cakes and desserts. 


Nightlife in Copenhagen

From dancing till the sunrise or spending a good time with friends and family, Copenhagen has a flavour of the night for everyone. From bars, discos to nightclubs, the city hold some great options for all.

Gefahrlich: Situated in the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods, Nørrebro, Gefahrlich is a nightclub that is known to offer Gourmet dishes along with a variety of wines. The club plays the finest music in town that ranges from electronic to indie and rock music. Centered near the Nørreport station, the club can be reached easily.

Reflections Ice Bar: If you are a winter lover, then Reflections Ice Bar is the place you shouldn’t miss. Its theme based interior features ice designers, sculptors, etc. Apart from ice interior, the bar also serves drinks in glasses made up of ice. So, be here to gain a different experience altogether.

Ruby: One of the oldest cocktail bars in Copenhagen, Ruby was built in the year 1740. The Ruby bar’s canal-side view is the most-talked in the town. Their bartenders are known to serve the city’s most delectable cocktails.

Where to stay in Copenhagen


Andersen Boutique Hotel Andersen Boutique Hotel is a place for your luxurious stay. Its spacious and stylish soundproofed rooms feature LED TV sets with free Wi-Fi access. The hotel’s in-room amenities include a desk, safe, and minibar. Apart from this, the guests have access to the terrace to relax.


Hotel Ottilia - By Brøchner Hotels Being the part of the Carlsberg district of Copenhagen, Hotel Ottilia is a hotel that offers bars, shared lounges, and restaurants. Its rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable, free toiletries, and high-speed Wi-Fi. So, plan your stay here for a comfortable stay.


Longangsstræde 21D Apartment If you are a budget traveller and don’t prefer spending much on the stay, then Longangsstræde 21D is the property that offers three-bedroom apartments at affordable prices. Located in the city center, the apartment offers access to the major attractions of the city.


citizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen Hotel The citizenM Copenhagen Radhuspladsen Hotel’s spacious rooms are equipped with huge beds and fluffy pillows for your comfortable night sleep. Its bathrooms feature steam showers to help you beat the tiredness of the entire day. Apart from that, its library gives you access to the collection of movies to pick from.

More reasons to visit Copenhagen

The Royal Library: One of the largest libraries in the world, the Royal Library is a hub for book lovers. It houses manuscripts of Soren Kierkegaard, but the access to the collection of manuscripts is limited. The traditional library is more than just a library, its seven-story building features the National Museum of Photography, approximate four reading rooms, exhibition galleries, the Dronningesalen concert and theatre hall, a bookshop, a café, and a restaurant. Its ceilings feature artwork by the well-known artist Per Kirkeby. The library’s facade is built using black granite especially ordered from Zimbabwe.

Frederiksberg Gardens: If you are looking for a day off from the hustle and bustle of the city life, then Frederiksberg Gardens is the place you should head to. It is the favourite outing sight for the locals. You will find people sitting around relaxing and unwinding under the sun rays. The park features canals and exotic trees and shrubs. One of its key attractions is a small island that features a Chinese summerhouse and can be visited during summers that too only on Sundays. You can also hire a boat to enjoy the scenic beauty of the park. The place is a hub for several cultural events.


Visa and Immigration

If you’re an Indian passport holder travelling to Copenhagen, then you have to apply for Schengen visa online with the documents required. The Schengen visa is a short stay visa issued to visit the Schengen countries; the visa is issued to tourists that are planning to visit their friends, family or other travelling on non-business trips for up to 90 days from the date of entry. Your visit can be either continuous or several, depending upon the visa type; single entry or multiple entry. Another essential point to note while applying for the visa is that your passport should be valid for 6 months from your date of travel.

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