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Copenhagen
Travel Guide

Copenhagen which includes a bay or harbour

Denmark’s capital city oozes historic charm, laced with a cool contemporary vibe that's uniquely Scandinavian.

Copenhagen is one of the most visitor-friendly cities in Europe, with clean, reliable public transport, a compact, traffic-free centre that’s easy to explore on foot, landmark buildings, interesting museums and great food. It’s proud of its heritage but unafraid to embrace the present and look positively to the future.

Take a trip back in time to the 12th-century origins of the city through chronological displays in the City Museum, and trace the history of the warmongering Vikings who put Denmark firmly on the world map at the National Museum of Denmark. Visit Amalienborg Palace, present home of the Danish royal family, then admire the crown jewels and other royal memorabilia in their former residence, Rosenborg Castle, set in a beautiful royal park.

Climb the vertiginous corkscrew spire of the Church of Our Saviour to get your bearings; from the topmost point you can see right across this well-laid-out city to the harbour and the ultramodern Copenhagen Opera House, built with no expense spared at the turn of the 21st century and set on its own island.

During the harsh winters, many outdoor attractions are closed or have restricted opening hours. In the summer months, however, the long, light nights and pleasant climate are perfect for open-air concerts, alfresco dining and picnics in the parks. The Tivoli Gardens have been welcoming pleasure-seekers since 1842 and have lost none of their historic charm in the intervening decades. Families will enjoy watching the animals being fed at Copenhagen Zoo or climbing the steps to the top of the palm house at the Botanical Gardens, which boasts the largest collection of plants in Denmark.

No visit to Copenhagen would be complete without taking a walk along the waterfront to see the Little Mermaid, who sits on a rock overlooking the harbour lamenting her lost prince. Inspired by the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, this modest sculpture has become one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

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Where to stay in Copenhagen

Comwell Copenhagen Portside Dolce by Wyndham
Comwell Copenhagen Portside Dolce by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
Alexandriagade 1, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$164 per night from 2 Jul to 2 Jul
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Osterbro, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Parken Stadium, Little Mermaid and Nyhavn. Copenhagen Opera House and Amalienborg Palace are also ...
3.7/5Good! (9 reviews)
Personale i verdensklasse
"Super godt oplevelse med personalet både i receptionen og restaurant. Ny åbent hotel, så stadig små mangler. Omkring hotellet er en masse byggeri igang i dagstimerne"

Reviewed on 29 Jan,2021

Comwell Copenhagen Portside Dolce by Wyndham
Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Ellehammersvej, Kastrup, Copenhagen
The price is SG$192 per night from 22 Jun to 22 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from The Blue Planet Aquarium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Amager Beach Park and Field's Shopping Centre. ...
4.4/5Excellent! (11 reviews)
"Nice rooms lack of charging points for Apple products!"

Reviewed on 21 Sep,2020

Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
4 out of 5
Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup
The price is SG$235 per night from 27 Jun to 27 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Amager Beach Park, The Blue Planet Aquarium and Field's Shopping Centre. Copenhagen Opera ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (3,265 reviews)
"Great location near airport- walking distance. Very nice room- view of Copenhagen. Friendly staff. Would stay here again!"

Reviewed on 15 Jun,2021

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
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Living Suites
Living Suites
3 out of 5
Rundforbivej 295, Naerum
The price is SG$199 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in the suburbs, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Open Air Museum (Frilandsmuseet), Frederiksdal Fribad and Bakken. Bellevue Beach and Little ...
4.4/5Excellent! (236 reviews)
"Amazing place"

Reviewed on 25 Oct,2020

Living Suites
STAY Seaport
STAY Seaport
4 out of 5
Murmanskgade 15, Nordhavn, Copenhagen
Located in the heart of Copenhagen, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Parken Stadium, Little Mermaid and Faelledparken. Amalienborg Palace is 2.1 mi (3.4 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (564 reviews)
"Really nice apartments, great location and good service. Will be back."

Reviewed on 11 Aug,2020

STAY Seaport
NORD Hotel Apartments
NORD Hotel Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Nyrnberggade 31, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden
The price is SG$219 per night from 11 Jul to 11 Jul
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Amager, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Amager Beach Park, Copenhagen Opera House and Nyhavn. Tivoli Gardens and Little Mermaid ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (61 reviews)
"The location was excellent. Would have liked an additional window. We were in a corner room with only one window over the door, thus felt very closed in."

Reviewed on 28 Dec,2019

NORD Hotel Apartments
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