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What are the top places to eat in Copenhagen?
Fresh, inventive and filled with flair, resturants in Copenhagen have a reputation for being creative with their dishes. Looking for something classic? Try Koefoed for innovative takes on classic Danish dishes. This elegant restaurant has adopted minimalist Sandinavian design when it renovated an old coal cellar in the centre of Copenhagen. Even better, it's just an 11-minute walk from your XL citizenM bed. Want to go upmarket? Geranium is a fine-dining experience on the 8th floor in Fælledparken (Common Gardens) in the centre of Copenhagen so you can enjoy your glass of red with a stunning view above the trees. Don't miss out on the incredible choice of wine pairings - raise a glass and say skål!
What are the best free things to do in Copenhagen?
- Climb the Christiansborg Palace tower for stunning views.
- Pose in front of the colourful homes of Nyhavn.
- Explore the weird and wonderful sights of bohemian Christiania.
- Visit the free museums - National Museum, National Gallery and Danish Resistance Museum are just to name a few.
- Sing a song (and wave a fin) to the Little Mermaid statue.
When is the best time to visit Copenhagen?
Between May and August, you'll find Copenhagen sunning itself at 21 degrees. But if you want Scandi snow scenes, arrive between mid-November and late March.
Is the Little Mermaid statue worth a visit?
Some say going to Copenhagen and not seeing the Little Mermaid is like going to the Vatican and not seeing the Pope. We say - make visiting the statue part of a lovely half-day walk. From the Copenhagen Radhuspladsen, walk just 20 minutes to Nyhavn (the famous port with colourful houses) for photos and a reviving cup of coffee. Then continue walking along the waterfront for another 20 minutes to reach the Little Mermaid. Expect a small crowd around her, but there are several viewing points for great photos. Then, continue around the corner to visit the famous Kastellet fortress - a 17th-century star-shaped citadel.
What is the nightlife like in Copenhagen?
For the best nightlife in Copenhagen, ship yourself to the Meatpacking District, less than a 20-minute walk from citizenM. Get ready for the neon lights of bars like Jolene and NOHO, where you'll find an eclectic mix of jazz, psychadelia and free-flowing cocktails. Get your party shoes on at Chateau Motel Copenhagen or Club Mambo then fall into the best brunch hotspot in Copenhagen - Paludan Bog & Café is 9 minutes away, even with a hangover.
Where is the best coffee in Copenhagen?
Coffee Collective has 8 outlets across the city so you can always catch that caffeine buzz wherever your feet take you. They're serious about roasting sustainable coffee packed with flavour. Prolog Coffee Bar in the Meatpacking District is another one for coffee bean connoisseurs, or go to Darcy's Kaffee for a selection of sourdough and sweet treats to accompany your java cup.
Where are the shopping areas in Copenhagen?
If you're looking for one of the longest shopping streets in Europe, Strøget is where you'll get your steps in. It has everything - big household names, top designers stores, and plenty of cafes where you can take a break and tuck into some Danish pastries. For a vintage clothing boutique in Copenhagen, go off the beaten track to Tú a Tú. Located in trendy Norrebro in the north of the city, you're sure to come home with a unique outfit from the Golden Age of fashion.
How expensive is Copenhagen?
OK, costs in Denmark can be a little on the high side - the Danish Krone keeps up with the typical Nordic prices. When travelling to Copenhagen, make sure to budget for food and drink as this might cost three or four times what you're used to paying. With this in mind, it's a good time to take advantage of Copenhagen's free attractions (see above)!
What is the best way to get around Copenhagen?
Copenhagen's public transport is sleek and speedy - Metro, S-trains and buses (including waterbuses) can all be used with the same ticket. From Copenhagen Central Station, you can hop on a train to Malmo, Sweden, which takes just 35 minutes. But if you're staying local, bike rental in Copenhagen is big - hire bikes by the hour from Donkey Republic or Copenhagen Bicycles and see the sights with the wind in your hair.
How far is Copenhagen from the airport?
Copenhagen Kastrup Airport is close to the city - just about 6 km. Take a quick train (around 13 minutes) or a bus (around 25 minutes), or a taxi (journey depends on traffic, of course).