The Crossroads of European, Baltic and Scandanavian Cultures
Copenhagen is a beautiful city, its medieval centre perfectly scaled for strolling.
Being the crossroads where European, Baltic and Scandinavian cultures meet, the city is diverse in culture, craft and commerce and is a wonderful place to visit. Almost everybody you meet can speak perfect English, while the child-friendly attitude makes the city even more appealing.
Denmark is one of the richest countries in the world and the population are unusually handsome - with all this on offer what other reasons do you need?
You could also spend an entire day in the Tivoli Gardens - Copenhagen's equivalent of Central Park. They open seasonally, from April to October, and the best time to visit is just as night falls - the charming daytime lake, flowerbeds and rides all seem to take on an extra dimension of magic.
Christiania is the bohemian side of Copenhagen, with its canal network and alternative lifestyle; the ‘free city’ has been squatted since the 1970s and its future is a matter of keen debate.
You could also visit the Carlsberg factory where, just like at James Gate, they give you a taste of their wares after the factory tour.
Danish cuisine as a whole has changed radically over the past twenty years, blending southern European influences with the richness of Denmark's natural produce, such as its traditionally excellent dairy products, its quality, organic fruit and vegetables and, of course, the raw ingredients from its surrounding waters.
Ten of the cities finest restaurants have been awareded eleven Michelin stars between them so you're spoilt for choice when it comes to fine dining.
Copenhagen's cafés and bars, many of them half submerged in cellars or located in picturesque historical buildings, range from traditional to trendy. Virtually all cafés and bars serve alcohol and food, usually at very reasonable prices
Europe's longest shopping street, Stroget, has been pedestrianised making it so much easier for you to spend your money. While all the big retailers are accounted for in the city, there are also many independent retailers and exclusive boutiques.
Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup Airport, is located just 8 km from the City. There is an efficient train service between the airport and the city centre which runs every 15 or 20 minutes. The journey time is about 12 minutes. Altenatively you can get a taxi to bring you from the airport into the city.