A Weekend In Copenhagen

As the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen was the centre of the Danish empire for hundreds of years, and, as such, it is home to many palaces, historic buildings, and cultural relics. The city is beautiful, clean, scenic, historic, and the locals always fun to hang out with. But the city is very expensive, especially if you’re there for nightlife. Here are a few things to do while you’re in Copenhagen.

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Take a Walking Tour

For a great introduction to Copenhagen, there are free walking tours of the city, where you just tip your guide. Sandeman’s New Copenhagen Tours offer a 2.5-hour tour through 6000 years of Copenhagen’s history starting from the Town Hall at 11am every day. Copenhagen Free Walking Tours offer a 3-hour Grand Tour at 11am and 3pm departing from the Town Hall.

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Little Mermaid

It may be small, but this statue makes for some excellent pictures. And, since it is near a park that is very much worth visiting.

Kastellet Park

This used to be a fortress guarding the city, but is now a public park. The park has great gardens, trees, and ponds surrounding it. It’s near the Little Mermaid so what’s the excuse?

Shop at a flea market

In the summer months there are many flea markets around the city that are great to browse. Many are open just on the weekends and offer an assortment of odds and ends.

Enjoy Roskilde

Known as the ancient city of Denmark, Roskilde was Denmark’s capital from 960 to 1536. There are various churches, brick building lined streets and Viking-influenced museums. This small city is close to Copenhagen so it’s easy to get to.

Stroll down Nyhavn

Its vibrant colours and historic ships make Nyhavn Copenhagen’s most famous destination. Check out house number 20, where Danish author Hans Christian Andersen was living in 1835 when he published his first volume of fairy tales.

See views from Christiansborg

Christiansborg Palace is home to the Danish Parliament and Royal Reception Rooms. There is a fee to tour Christiansborg but entrance to the tower and church are free. Christiansborg Tårnet is Copenhagen’s highest viewpoint, with stunning views in all directions.

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