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EUROPE: Despite its 600,000 inhabitants, the coast capital of Denmark is rather compact in terms of size and area making sightseeing a breeze. You can reach most places worth seeing on foot or by bike, so we've pulled together our top experiences to while away 24-hours spend in Copenhagen.
Snap a pic with the Little Mermaid
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and even more so if you've got a hefty day of sight-seeing planned which is why the team at Adina Copenhagen serve up a hearty breakfast buffet every single day of the year. And when the dining is done, one of Copenhagen's most famous landmarks, The Little Mermaid - is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel and is the perfect way to start your morning's exploration. The little bronze figure, sits on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade, was modelled on a character by the poet and storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen and has been a must-see since it was commissioned in 1913.
The Changing of The Royal Guard
Copenhagen's history city centre is also within walking distance of the Little Mermaid and the place where you'll find great restaurants, attractions, and insights into Danish culture. Design and fashion sit at the heart of the Danish DNA, so Pilestræd and the slightly busier Købmagergade should be on your list. Our Insider Tip is to keep an eye out for Wood Wood Copehagen - a leading force in Danish fashion that'll provide you with the ultimate souvenir. Keep an eye on your watch though as at 11.30am on the dot, you can watch watch the changing of the guard by the royal guards. Each day they march through the city centre, starting at Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg Palace (the ancestral home of the Danish Kings), where an impressive lunch ceremony takes place at noon.
Lunch at Torvehallerne Market Hall
Strolling and sight-seeing can burn energy fast, so head to Copenhagen's Torvehallerne Market Hall - just a short distance from Rosenborg Castle - where you can choose from a wide selection of Danish and international food. Copenhagen is fast becoming a European food capital so, our top tip is to look for stalls selling the Danish bread classic, smørrebrød - a delcoious open faced sandwich made from delicious dark rye bread. And, if you're staying longer, Adina Apartment Hotels come complete with kitchens, so you can easily pick up some fresh local produce and cook a delicious meal at home.
Explore Nyhavn by Flatboat
Well fortified, you can now take a relaxing boat trip, which we think is an essential part of any visit to Copenhagen. Flat Boats depart from the new harbour, Nyhavn, or from Christiansborg Castle and offer the best views of this harbour city. You can either sit outside or under a wind-protected glass roof and learn some interesting facts about the city against a wonderful backdrop. After the boat trip, we suggest a stroll through the famous harbour with its charming cafés and colourful buildings.
End Your Day in the Tivoli Gardens
The Tivoli Gardens amusement park is the ideal place to end the day as the park illuminates after dark. The choice of attractions is huge, and their century-old roller coaster is a must-do. Or skip the adrenalin rush and enjoy an evening stroll through the park - you can dine in at one of their many restaurants or try the historic fairground food at the many stalls along the way.
And, when the sight-seeing is done, head back to the comfort of your spacious apartment-style hotel room at the Adina Copenhagen and stretch out in comfort. Want to know more? Take advantage of our hotel specials here.