A holiday in Copenhagen will take you to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The Rundetarn (Round Tower) is a must-visit icon, as is the statue of The Little Mermaid. Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest theme parks in the world, dating back to 1843, and is still magical today. A fantastic area to explore is Christianshavn, with its picturesque canals. Royal watchers will want to see Amalienborg Palace, a masterpiece of Danish Rococco – the daily changing of the Danish Royal Guard is always great to see.
There's a huge variety of cheap flights to Copenhagen offered by the likes of easyJet, SAS, bmi, British Airways and Norwegian. The UK departure points include London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. The average flight time is just under two hours, making it the perfect short break destination.
Copenhagen Airport is located around eight kilometres from the city itself. From the airport you can take the driverless Metro train service to begin your Copenhagen holiday. The airport is also served by regular trains, and there are frequent bus services as well. Getting around the city is simplicity itself, thanks to the various modes of public transport. The Metro offers an incredibly convenient way of exploring Copenhagen, as the trains are extremely frequent. There are also plenty of buses – just ensure you know which zones you're travelling to, as that will determine what kind of ticket you need. You can also take a tour of the canals with the hop-on tour boats, but if you really want to get around like a local than hire a bicycle (or pick one up from the various ranks around the city).
As you'd expect from such a famous city, there are a large number of hotels in Copenhagen to choose from. Many of them are rather quirky, being situated in old forts, and others boasting avant-garde art and design features. However, if you're on a budget then be sure to look around online and find the kind of accommodation that best suits you.
Make the most of your Copenhagen holiday without spending excessive amounts of cash by investing in a Copenhagen Card, which gives you free access to over 65 top attractions as well as limitless transport on the public transport network. While Copenhagen does have its share of top – indeed, Michelin-starred – restaurants, you don't have to blow your whole budget on dining. It's far more authentic (and a good deal cheaper) to try the various bakeries and even the polsevogn or "sausage wagons". If you do fancy relaxing in a restaurant, look out for the dagens ret, which is the daily special and may be cheaper.
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posted by nhawkerThis is a beautiful- if fairly modern - graden in the heart of Copenhagen. It is a great spot to head to to get away from the noise for a bit and is full of fountains, sculptures and has some well maintained flower beds. There is also a fine view of the opera house and palace from here.
posted by xweldyThe Radhuspladsen is the town hall square and is the traditional heart of the town. There are several sizable buildings in the square, the palace hotel amongst them and there are quite a few sculptures. The most overwhelming thing about the square though, is the town hall itself which is an enormous