What to do in Copenhagen: 8 great ideas

In Danish there is the word "huggge". This is a special part of Scandinavian philosophy - a combination of coziness and comfort, the search for happiness in the details, the ability to enjoy the moment. We tell you how to enjoy every moment of your vacation in Copenhagen.

What to do in Copenhagen: 8 great ideas

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A walk along the Nyhavn promenade will leave pleasant memories.

There used to be a fishing port in this harbor, so now you can admire the masts of old ships, try fresh seafood and look at the colorful gingerbread houses. And in the house at number 20 in 1835, the famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen lived. Perhaps it was there that he wrote The Thumbelina and The Princess and the Pea - both of these tales came out just in 1835.

What to do in Copenhagen: 8 great ideas

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In the Christianshavn area there is a small state of Christiania - for almost half a century this has been a haven of shocking artists and musicians.

The walls are painted with graffiti with the slogans of freedom, pubs sell home-made beer, hippies and rock'n'rollers everywhere - it seems that time has stopped here. If the atmosphere of complete freedom of Amsterdam is close to you and you yearn for it in measured Copenhagen, you will definitely like it in this area.

What to do in Copenhagen: 8 great ideas

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As soon as the bicycle was invented at the end of the 19th century, it immediately became part of Danish culture. Already in the early 1910s, the first bike path appeared in Copenhagen.

Now they are, of course, carried out throughout the city, and convenient marking with road signs makes travel convenient and safe. Bicycle as the main means of transportation is chosen by all generations (and in any weather): at the traffic lights in front of you will stop a young father who carries children in a tri-bike, and after him an elegantly dressed elderly man who carries purchases from a grocery store.

What to do in Copenhagen: 8 great ideas

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Tivoli is one of the oldest amusement parks in Europe. Here you can ride a roller coaster and an old-fashioned carousel, enjoy beautiful city views from an 80-meter ferris wheel, go on an Andersen fairy tale quest in an underground cave, take part in street shows, take a walk along quiet streets with lakes.

There is a legend that Walt Disney invented Disneyland precisely after visiting Tivoli. We advise you to come here in the late afternoon, when it gets dark and beautiful lights turn on. And better on weekdays - the Danes also love these attractions.

What to do in Copenhagen: 8 great ideas

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Today you can get from Denmark to Sweden in 30-40 minutes, and only 20 years ago it seemed impossible.

The Öresund bridge connects Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö, and it is a special adventure to ride on it. It grows directly from the water and then dives into the underwater tunnel. The bridge is two-story: cars and buses go along the upper floor, and trains go under them. Remember, by the way, the Danish-Swedish detective series "Bridge", which was released in 2011? Its plot is being built just around the Öresund bridge. In Malmö, you can stroll along the cobbled streets, look at the gingerbread houses and Gothic architecture, try the salty sweets that the locals love so much.

What to do in Copenhagen: 8 great ideas

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Only five kilometers from the city center is Amager Beach. It is considered the best beach in Copenhagen due to its high level of cleanliness. This is an artificial island with white sand, where you can swim in the lagoon, go yachting and kayaking, try diving and have a picnic. There you can enjoy views of the Öresund bridge and the strait.

And in the very center of Copenhagen is the islands harbor Brygge - an urban complex consisting of five different pools. The depth of one of them is 50 meters, you can even jump from a springboard there.

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The market

Torvehallerne

always sells fresh seafood, cheeses, vegetables, fruits and local dishes the kitchen. Danish cuisine is simple but varied: you will find dozens of salmon, shrimp, potatoes, meat and fish balls in the market - feel free to take whatever you see.

In the confectionery shop, try the local truffle dessert Romkuger, but be prepared for the fact that you are unlikely to stop at one.

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Copenhagen is known for two beer brands founded at the end of the 19th century - Tuborg and Carlsberg. If you like beer, head to the Carlsberg Museum. There you will learn about the process of creating this drink since 1847, you will see five-meter elephants at the entrance and the largest collection of unopened bottles in the world - in the cellar of the museum 20,000 bottles of various shapes and designs are stored.

And at the tasting you can try 65 beers. Tuborg will surprise you too. When the company launched its first bottled beer in 1888, a 26-meter tower in the shape of a giant bottle was erected as an advertisement. This was the first building in Denmark equipped with an elevator, although it was later replaced by a staircase. Now this tower is an observation deck with a beautiful view of the city.

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