So this post is our light-hearted view of CopenhagenIt has some of the interesting stuff, a few trivial facts, and our thoughts on this Danish city.
Let’s start with the Truths about CopenhagenIt’s Denmark’s capital city and within touching distance of Sweden, well by bridge anyway.
The LocationThe Three C's
Where's Copenhagen in the world?
Copenhagen Up Close
It’s good to talk
Did you know?
- Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world. In 2020 it ranked second, just being pipped at the post by its Nordic neighbour, Finland.
- The Carlsberg tagline of “Probably the best lager in the world" which was so well known in the 80s was the dulcet tones of Orson Welles.
- There’s a Barbie museum in Copenhagen. It’s a private collection, viewing by appointment only.
- It appears that a few of Copenhagen’s cemeteries double as parks. I wished I’d known that as I love discovering the history within cemeteries. The Assistens Cemetery is the last resting place of the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.
- This perhaps a British thing, but I did find it odd standing at a pedestrian crossing waiting for the traffic lights to change when nothing could be seen for miles.
Food and drink
If you've yet to discover Copenhagen, you're in for a treat.
I found this DK Top 10 Pocket Travel Guide invaluable, they're extremely informative, easy to follow, and the pictures and maps tempt you into discovering more.
Don't miss Tivoli, Nyhavn, Rosenborg Castle and of course the Little Mermaid, but there's much more too.
What to see & do in Copenhagen
Movies & Music
Where to stay in Copenhagen
The centrally positioned Phoenix Copenhagen is the perfect hotel for a luxury mini-break.
The elegant, historic hotel is in a peaceful location and just a short stroll from Nyhavn and Amalienborg Palace.
The Phoenix Copenhagen has an in-house restaurant, brasserie and café bar.
Value for Money
Our value for money index.
Don't forget we're Londoners, and that means our baseline is quite high.
As so often with capital cities it is a bit more expensive than the rest of the country. However, it is certainly not one of the cheapest countries to visit, and now after visiting Iceland, it isn’t the most expensive.
You just need to do some research; you can eat at reasonable prices. Equally, if you want to splash out on one of Copenhagen’s many Michelin restaurants, then I say go for it.
Getting around town
What's it like discovering the city? Is it walkable? do you need to use public transport? did we leave with weary feet?
Janis's Hi's & Lo's
Gary's Hi's & Lo's
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