Copenhagen is definitely a city for connoisseurs! In Denmark, well-being means "hygge" (pronounced 'hoo-guh') - and this is an integral part of the Danish way of life and tradition and one of the reasons this bustling port metropolis is considered to have the highest quality of life, worldwide. So, here are our tops tips for a hyggetic holiday in gorgeous Copenhagen.
1. Discover Copenhagen by Bike
Copenhagen is not the world's most livable city for nothing. But one big factor, given bicycles are teh second most used means of transport in the Danish capital, contributing to its liveabiilty is their commitment to sustainable transport. Try it yourself and experience Copenhagen on a bicycle. Not only is it the best way to get around the city, but you can also take a trip to Amager Beach Park, which is five kilometres away. The park includes a two kilometre long artificial island with a sandy beach and dunes which is irresistible for both play and picnics in the summertime.
From Amager Beach Park you also have a spectacular view of the impressive bridge that connects Denmark with Sweden. But even in the middle of the city there is a recreation area that should not be missed on your bike tour: the Superliken Park. Launched in 2016, the precinct brings together different cultures and milieus through design.
2. Amalienborg Castle: the Seat of the Danish Queen
Amalienborg Castle is centrally located in the city - only eight minutes' walk from the Adina Hotel Copenhagen. The majestic site consists of four almost identical looking rococo palaces and is the city residence of Queen Margaret and other members of the royal family. If you are lucky, the royal flag is hoisted, because this means that the Queen is in the city. At this time there is a pompous change of guards, which is absolutely worth seeing.
3. Sink Your Teeth into the Danish Food Scene
Getting to know a city through its regional cuisine is exciting, authentic and, in the case of Copenhagen or Denmark, above all: delicious. So why not book an organised food tour! The tours take you through the market halls, the Botanical Gardens and restaurants (including the only beer brewery) in the city centre. Besides Smørrebrød or the Danish typical hot dog, you will also taste snacks like the unique and delicious liquorice. Not everyone likes them, but those who do love them will love them.
4. Shopping Fans will find Fulfilment
The Stroget pedestrian zone, which translates as dash, stretches over two kilometres, making it one of the longest of its kind in Europe. Here, every shopping enthusiast will find something to love -from budget-friendly chains to the great designers. Our top tip in this spot is to stop in one of the many small boutiques that offer Danish designed porcelain, glass, jewellery, fashion and toys for the ultimate souvenir. An article of the time recently wrote about Danish design as "a conquest of world taste, so subtle, so gentle and yet steady, so likeable that no one even tried to resist." What better reason do you need then to spend up big?
5. Family Fun Guaranteed
The Tivoli Amusement Park has also reopened its doors and this year it is extending the season until early October. This popular theme park is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Here, you can ride a roller coaster, take a spin on the Ferris Wheel or join the world's largest chain carousel. The park is not only distinguished by its choice of rides, but also by the outstanding garden art with beautifully laid out flower beds and an impressive number of fountains for the big kids. This combination creates a magical place that combines tradition with modernity. From Adina Hotel Copenhagen you can reach Tivoli in just 13 minutes by car or 20 minutes by public transport.
6. Discover the City from a Different Perspective
A canal trip is a must-do and very popular with tourists who flock to the city, so our top tip is to add it to your Copenhagen Bucket List. In these flat Netto Boats (built in the same form since 1904), you easily explore the many sights and delights from the water. Tours usually start in "Nyhavn" - the world-famous harbour basin - and go through the old district of Christianshavn, past the castle and parliament of Christiansborg, the old stock exchange or the National Bank. They are offered from late March to late October and last about one hour. Reservations are currently recommended.
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