Copenhagen has a great mix of museums and history combined with friendly people, great restaurants and more shopping than anyone can handle in a single weekend. One the best aspects of the city is it’s manageable size so that you can walk from one end of the city to the other without worrying about paying for taxis or figuring out a complicated public transportation system.
Sightseeing & Museums
From the Rosenborg Castle, located in the center of the city, to the Little Mermaid, Copenhagen has numerous world famous sites that you can enjoy. Take a walk over the canal to Christianshavn to check out more of the local atmosphere and be sure to take the time to see the baroque Church of Our Saviour while you’re in the neighborhood. Stepping inside the Marble Church is a bit awe inspiring with it’s massive dome near the Amaliehaven, a fantastic park located on the canal. Since 1897 the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek has offered a huge selection of displays and artifacts – the museum also offers free entry on Sundays. See more things to do in Copenhagen.
The streets surrounding the Nyhavn are littered with upscale shops for everything from clothing to unique furniture. Head over to Strøget, the world’s oldest and longest pedestrian only shopping street where you can find everything from local shops to worldwide brand name shops, including both the upscale as well as the standard clothing shops you can find in most cities. This is great area to spend an afternoon shopping and people watching with a great selection of cafes to take a break along the way.
Pubs, bars & clubs
Copenhagen has an extremely lively nightlife. Bars and pubs line the Nyhavn with live music being performed throughout the day and night for a more relaxed evening. For something to do late night or a bit more excitement, head up the Gothersgade and you can’t miss the clubs along the street.
Copenhagen is home to many fantastic restaurants, which focus heavily on fresh ingredients and unique presentations. The 2011 restaurant of the year, Noma, is also located in the city; this restaurant also gained even more notoriety by being featured on the Master Chef UK TV show. Noma only accepts reservations on the first day of the month for that month and is extremely difficult to get into. For an alternative try SALT Bar & Restaurant, which has incredible food, a great atmosphere and, as long as you call ahead you can likely get a reservation.