Dating back to the 12th century, this flourishing city – a highlight of Danish vacations – effortlessly combines history, legend, tradition and innovation into one neat, accessible package. Even a brief visit to the City of Spires – named for its soaring towers and domes – is enough to capture the essence of this unique Northern European destination.
Renowned style and colorful history.
Whether you’re keen to tick off its must-see highlights on one of our visits, or content to wander the character-packed streets, squares, gardens and canal paths with map in hand, a visit to the capital of Denmark – ranked one of the happiest countries in the world – is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
Port Presenter Rachael Jackson highlights just a few fabulous things to do in Copenhagen.
The Little Mermaid.
The second oldest operating amusement park in the world – dating back to 1843 (the oldest is also in Denmark) – features historic buildings, lush gardens and fairground rides, including the charming 100-year-old wooden roller-coaster.
Home to Denmark’s royal family, you can watch the changing of the guard at noon every day in its magnificent cobbled square.
This 16th-century UNESCO World Heritage Site once controlled the ships through the strait dividing Denmark and Sweden, but it's best known as Hamlet’s Castle (called Elsinore in the play). Laurence Olivier and Jude Law played Hamlet here.
Article by Sharon Parsons.