Copenhagen is a vibrant, modern city which blends historical buildings and ancient streets with modern architecture. The Little Mermaid is the most popular attraction in Denmark and a visit to Tivoli Gardens, a fairytale amusement park, is a must. For shoppers, visit Stroget, Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping street.
Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup is the largest in Scandinavia, handling nearly 30 million passengers per year. There are direct flights from London, Manchester, and Edinburgh with a flight time of around two hours. When you arrive, you can choose to travel into the city centre by bus, train or metro with journeys taking as little as 15 minutes. Taxi transfers are also available to add to your booking. Tivoli Gardens is one of Europe’s largest and most popular theme parks and has been open for over 170 years.
Famous rides include the Rutschebanen, a wooden roller coaster which has been in operation since 1914! Danish cuisine is an interesting mix of traditional food and modern fine dining. Meat, fish, vegetables, cheese and fruit are staples of most menus and can be found in traditional inns and taverns. Stegt flaesk is the national dish and consists of fried pork and potatoes with parsley sauce. Copenhagen also boasts the most Michelin starred restaurants of any Scandinavian City.
Nyhavn is the old Copenhagen waterfront who’s brightly coloured buildings now house trendy bars, cafes and restaurants. There are several historic ships to view and you can also take in the sights via a cruise along the canal. Copenhagen is an up-and-coming destination for short breaks in Europe, a great combination of tradition and modernity means there’s something to suit everyone in the Danish capital.
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