WHY TO VISIT COPENHAGEN
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is a city that is really easy to love. Just a stroll through the narrow streets of the center to be fascinated by this elegant city of Viking origin: reserved, a bit like all the cities of Northern Europe but also cheerful and lively like the beautiful cities of Western Europe. Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan, innovative, modern city but, at the same time, it has its roots in history and is strongly anchored in its ancient monarchical tradition. In fact, while the Danish capital preserves the look of a city with an ancient soul charged with a romantic atmosphere, at the same time, it is characterized by an extremely young dynamism. Excite for the informal and relaxed lifestyle of its inhabitants, kind and welcoming, and for an effervescent spirit of freedom that hovers over everything.
Copenhagen is considered one of the most livable cities in the world with a high quality of life. Attentive to the needs of its citizens, eco-friendly, with a cultural offer to satisfy all tastes, with a pleasant urban look enlivened by canals and water, Copenhagen is among the most interesting European. A new trend destination, especially for haute couture and design, the Danish capital has been named Best Design City in the World, a city rich in art, an extraordinary treasure trove of natural beauty, not surprisingly that it has been elected Best tourist destination in 2011 by European tourists.
In the magical Copenhagen, practically nothing is missing and there is no time to get bored! Museums and galleries able to satisfy lovers of history and art, events, concerts and festivals, cafés and clubs that set up outdoor dehors in the spring. Valuable ancient buildings like the Royal residence of Rosenborg and the fairytale Castle of Amalienborg, the long pedestrian Stroget with its thousand shops, a sparkling nightlife, the third most visited amusement park in the world (Tivoli). And then there are still many characteristic districts like the romantic Nyhaven and the hippy Christiania, modern urban design works, the excellent gastronomy (the Noma restaurant was considered the best in the world), the legendary Little Mermaid, symbol of the city, and lots of greenery.
It should not be forgotten, in fact, that Copenhagen is a city full of green philosophy, as shown by the numerous cycle paths - 390 km - that wind through the city (37% of its inhabitants rides by bicycle), electric buses and bikes -taxi, whose goal is to become the eco-metropolis of the world and, in part, has already succeeded. For years now, the city has been moving towards eco-sustainability: from organic-natural design to catering, from shopping to sustainable hotel facilities, all committed to reducing their impact on the environment. At this point there is nothing left to do to start discovering Copenhagen and its suggestive corners. Since the main attractions are located in a relatively small and flat area you can visit it on foot or by bike, while to enjoy a nice view of the city there is no better way than a nice boat ride among the its picturesque canals.
WHAT TO SEE IN COPENHAGEN
Top attractions not to be missed are:
- The Christiansborg Palace
- The Little Mermaid
- The Round Tower
- The Castle of Rosenborg
- The Church of Our Saviour
- The Tivoli Garden
Following instead some hidden spots of the city that only locals know!
WHEN TO GO TO COPENHAGEN
Best period to visit Copenhagen is from May to September.
Following a list of main events and typical festivals and celebrations of Copenhagen.
HOW TO REACH AND MOVE IN COPENHAGEN
the main city airport is the Copenhagen - Kastrup
download the transportation map
WHAT TO DO IN COPENHAGEN
typical dishes of Copenhagen:
- Stegt Flæsk Med Persillesovs Og Kartoffler: national dish consisting of pieces of pork meat seasoned with salt and pepper are fried until crisp, then served with potatoes and parsley sauce.
- Smørrebrød: is a traditional lunchtime Danish dish consisting of a slice of dark bread with butter, topped with sliced meat, fish or cheese.
- Herring: sold smoked, curried, marinated, or as Sol Over Gudhjem (a buttered piece of rye bread topped with herring, red onions, and an egg yolk).
- Rye bread
- Rød pølse: a bright red pork sausage usually served as a hot-dog inside a fresh bun with ketchup and mustard on top.
- Frikadeller: is a fried meatball made from fish, pork, or a blend of pork and beef, and is eaten with potatoes and parsley sauce. Fish frikadeller is usually eaten cold with remoulade and/or fried onions.
- Fiskefrikadeller: fish cakes made of white fish, onion, parsley lemon, salt, and pepper, usually served with cucumber and the Danish remoulade sauce.
typical souvenirs of Copenhagen are:
- Wooden objects
- Royal Copenhagen china
- Silver or porcelain tableware and household items
- Wool sweater
- Nisse figures, the Danish household spirit
- Salted liquirice candies or Danish butter cookies
Main theatres of Copenhagen are the Royal Danish Theater at the Skuespilhuset or Royal Danish Playhouse.