Guide to Accommodation and Attractions in Copenhagen

Denmark's capital with amazing architecture, attractions and shopping

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Copenhagen - The Capital Has it All

No matter how you look at the map, Copenhagen is the centre of Denmark. Experience all the vibrant capital has to offer and move easily around Copenhagen's charming districts via bike, S-train or Metro. 

 

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Attractions

There are loads of attractions in Copenhagen. Tivoli Amusement Park, Denmark's most popular attraction, is a must-see. Afterwards, walk on the world's longest pedestrian street, Strøget, which ends at Kongens Nytorv. The department store, Magasin, is just around the corner. Try some finger food and a draft beer at Nyhavn and admire the beautiful townhouses which sit near the canal. 

Canal Tours

From Nyhavn, take a canal tour which provides a fantastic experience of old and new Copenhagen. Enjoy the tranquillity as you sail by the Little Mermaid, the Queen’s residence at Amalienborg, the Opera House and the charming area of Christianshavn. Choose between the luxury or the budget canal tour. The trip takes about an hour. Check the weather and if rain is in the forecast, try one of the boats with a roof.

Green Copenhagen - Free Experiences

For a change of scenery, try one of Copenhagen’s green areas. Freetown Christiania, one of Denmark's main tourist attractions with its beautiful scenery and distinctive culture, is a gem located a stone’s throw from the hectic city. Amager Fælled, near the busy area of Ørestad, is a great alternative, so when you stay at Danhostel Copenhagen Amager, you are next door to an oasis. Your morning walks will be amid the beautiful green surroundings. Enjoy a 4.6 km stretch of sandy beach when travel by Metro to Amager Beach (Strandpark) with lagoon, parks, and islands. How about a free tour of Copenhagen? Discover Copenhagen with a guide and enjoy unforgettable experiences.

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Museums

The National Museum, Denmark's most visited museum, and the National Art Gallery offer insight into Denmark’s history. Combine your trip to The Zoological Museum with a stroll through the park next door. The Botanical Gardens and the Geological Museum offer free entry every Wednesday. Copenhagen also has several niche museums, such as the Workers Museum, the Police Museum, Post and Tele Museum, Danish Jewish Museum and the exciting Ripley’s Believe It or Not located near Kongens Nytorv.

Architecture

Get a splendid view of Copenhagen from the top of the Round Tower. Walk to the home of the world's oldest monarchy when you visit Amalienborg Castle then cross the bridge and visit the tower of Our Saviour's Church in Christianshavn. A walk through the King’s Garden and Rosenborg Castle will do you good. Other iconic buildings include the large greenhouse at the Botanical Gardens, the Planetarium near the lakes and the whirlpool-shaped Blue Planet. A walk around Slotsholmen, Christiansborg, Kongens Nytorv and its adjacent streets is also worth a visit to see more beautiful architecture. Remember to look up. A trip to all these places is convenient if you stay at Danhostel Copenhagen City.

 

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Gatronomy

Copenhagen offers various cuisine regardless of your price range. The areas of Vesterbro, Inner City and Nørrebro offer a wealth of traditional and ethnic restaurants. Try the Shawarma shops on the walking street, Chinese cuisine behind the Central Station, Halifax Burgers made the American way in Vesterbro, or authentic Italian pizza at Forno a Legna in Frederiksberg. If you are in the mood for a Danish original, try Ida Davidsen’s open sandwiches located on Store Kongensgade.
There are 4 Danhostels in or near Copenhagen which offer accommodation to singles, families and groups. Whether you stay in the vibrant city centre or on the outskirts of the city, you have four choices, namely, Danhostel Copenhagen City, Danhostel Copenhagen Amager, Danhostel Copenhagen Bellahøj and Danhostel Ishøj Strand.