Copenhagen, with it's cobblestone streets and 17th century buildings is a bike friendly, cultural, sophisticated city that feels like the pages of a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Denmark is the happiest country in the world and vibrant Copenhagen is a marvelous place to start your visit. Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, today Copenhagen has a population of roughly 775,033. Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand. Although the public transportation system in Copenhagen is top notch, biking and walking around the city keeps you in shape and more connected to the sights. You can take a tour with Copenhagen Bike Adentures or Copenhagen Free Walking Tours.
1.4 million kilometers are cycled on an average weekday in COPENHAGEN.
Nyhavn is one of Copenhagen's top attractions!
First stop, TIVOLI GARDENS, the second oldest amusement park in the world which opened its gates on August 15, 1843. Situated on 20 acres TIVOLI GARDENS has beautiful scenery, lush gardens, nostalgic rides, and at night thousands of colored lights. Don't miss a ride on the wooden roller coaster. Admission: 110.00-120.00 DKK. Try booking a room at the TIVOLI HOTEL.
Second stop, THE LITTLE MERMAID, this bronze statue created by Edvard Eriksen is displayed on a rock by the waterside at Langelinie Promenade. One of the most photographed spots in all of Denmark.
Third Stop, AMALIENBORG PALACE; Denmark has the oldest monarchy in Europe. The royal family still resides in Amalienborg Palace and there's lot of history here.Visitors enjoy watching the
changing of the guards daily at 12 noon. Admission: 95.00 DKK
Fourth Stop, NYHAVN, this is a commercial port with ships. The old houses overlooking the canal are picture perfect. NYHAVN is a gathering place for food, drink, and music. Bridge Street Kitchen is a popular place to dine. Famours Hans Christian Andersen lived in NYHAVN and wrote his first fairy tales in NYHAVN.
Fifth Stop, FREETOWN CHRISTIANIA is an alternative neighborhood that's quite unique. It's open to the public who come here for the art galleries, music venues affordable organic eateries, and nature setting.
Sixth Stop, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DENMARK for a variety of exhibitions, a popular museum enjoyed by people of all ages.
Although it's difficult to leave Copenhagen because of it's allure and charm there are a few places for exursions that are worth seeing. DRAGER is small and quaint with a delightful main street and lovely harbour. In Skagen enjoy a beach day on beautiful white sand beaches. This is where the Baltic & North Sea meet.
Sweden anyone? Thanks to the opening of the Oresund Bridge in the year 2000 a short 35 minute train ride will take you to Malmo, Sweden. After a day in Malmo you can return back to Copenhagen and keep exploring one of Europe's favorite cities.