Copenhagen has a wonderful mix of royal history, beautiful architecture, and tons of culture with sustainable living and a great restaurant scene. This capital city has so much to offer with its' charm, history, and culture, you may never want to leave. Here's a list of the 15 top experiences you won't want to miss out on.
1. Tivoli Gardens One of Walt Disney's initial inspirations. A great them park for all ages.
2. Nyhavn A 17th century waterfront, canal, and entertainment district you won't want to miss.
3. Nationalmuseet Denmark's largest museum of cultural history located in the Prince's Palace built in 1743-4.
4. The Little Mermaid Statue Created in 1913 by sculptor Edvard Eriksen, based on the 1837 fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen.
5. Strøget Denmark's first and one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in all of Europe.
6. Rent a Bike Bike riding is very popular in Copenhagen with plenty of options for rentals all over the city for both locals and tourists.
7. Christiansborg Palace Not just a beautiful palace still used by the Danish monarch, but also a government building for the Prime Minister and Supreme Court of Denmark.
8. Christiania A very funky area to visit filled with art, culture, friendly locals, music venues and organic shops. It retains its community-focused, hippie-like spirit of its original habitants.
9. Botanical Garden Over 13,000 species of plant life on 10 hectares of property in historical glasshouses built in the 1870s.
10. The David Collection Noted for its large collection of Islamic art from the 8th to the 19th century, one of the largest in Northern Europe.
11. Bakken Amusement Park The world's oldest operating amusement park dating back to 1583.
12. Rosenborg Castle An impressive renaissance castle built by Christian IV in 1606. Check out the rose garden, royal art treasures including the collection of Venetian glass, Crown Jewels, and the Royal Regalia.
13. Copenhagen Nightlife Nightlife in Copenhagen is fabulous. You can check out their many traditional beer houses or jazz clubs, particularly in Stroget and Nyhavn.
14. Church of Our Saviour This baroque church has a beautiful gold spire with an external winding staircase that offers the most magnificent views of the city when you reach the top.
15. Danish Cuisine Popular foods include cheese, eggs, pastries, seafood, and fish - specialties such as smørrebrød, frikadeller, fishcakes, stegt flæsk, and tartlets, to name a few.
As you can see, Copenhagen has so much to offer. Denmark has consistently scored as either the top country or one of the top countries in the world with its "Quality of Life Index" since 2016 including the midway point of 2020 interestingly enough.
When the world opens up, you may want to consider this part of the world for your travels with its clean air, interesting history, and great culture. A great way to consider it would be as we have done on a lovely Baltic Cruise. I'm here when you're ready to start planning!