The Danish capital is often referred to as “Wonderful Copenhagen” and it’s not difficult to understand why – The Scandinavian city is known for its modern furniture designs, excellent gastronomic experiences – which are among the best in the world – as well as the much loved royal family.
With all of the unique attractions, different museums and exciting cafes and restaurants, there is never a dull moment in Copenhagen. Besides that, there’s a vibrant nightlife that needs to be experienced.
There is something for all ages and all budgets and with excellent transportation opportunities from B&B Hotel Albertine, it’s a must to spend a day in the capital.
The Round Tower
Koebmagergade 52A, 1150 Copenhagen
With such a central location The Round Tower is an attraction that is well worth a visit. Especially because of the stunning views of the city which you can experience from the top of the tower.
You can easily spend an hour or two exploring this beautiful building. Make your way up to the top through the spiralling corridor and when you get to the observation deck, you will experience what Copenhagen looks like 42 meters from the ground.
After seven years of hard work the observation tower was finally ready in 1642. The Library Hall – which used to contain all of the university’s book collections and which was frequently visited by Hans Christian Andersen – is now used for various events such as exhibitions and concerts.
Entrance fee: 5-15 years: 5 DKK Adults: 25 DKK
The Little Mermaid
Langelinie, 2100 Copenhagen
On a rock at the waterside at Langelinie you will find a small bronze sculpture. It’s depicting Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. The little sculpture has been there since the 23rd of August 1913, although it did spend six months at an exhibition in Shanghai back in 2010. But otherwise it has had a permanent spot on the rock in the water. The sculpture was a gift to Copenhagen from Carl Jacobsen.
She hasn’t had an easy life, though. The statue has been vandalised several times by political activists which has resulted in the loss of her head and her arm – however, it has been restored each time.
The Little Mermaid was created by the sculptor Edvard Eriksen.
You simply can’t visit the capital without making your way to Christianshavn. The popular neighbourhood located on Amager is where lots of Copenhageners dream of living for different reasons. Mainly because of its central location, but also because of the vibrant atmosphere in the area.
Before you visit all of the interesting attractions in the area around Christianshavn, make sure you visit one of the bars and restaurants. When it’s a sunny day outside there’s nothing better than having a drink or a bite to eat along the canal.
Christianshavn is also famous for the Danish hit TV-series “The House on Christianshavn”.
Prinsessegade, 1440 Copenhagen
Now that you’re already in the neighbourhood after having visited Christianshavn, you can easily visit the Freetown Christiania.
The Freetown has existed since 1971 and has since then fought for its right to be there throughout the years.
But it is without a doubt one of the most popular attractions in Copenhagen with over half a million visitors per year.
Christiania – which is a car free zone – has lots of little stalls, galleries and cheap places to eat. But it also houses the famous Grey Hall, which is a concert hall that has been visited by big names such as Bob Dylan and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. And not only that, Christiania also has its own flag.
The Freetown is surrounded by beautiful nature, but you’re advised not to take pictures or film during your visit.
What is a trip to Copenhagen without a visit to the famous shopping street Stroeget?
The popular area has shops and restaurants that suits all budgets. The pedestrian shopping street used to be the longest in the world when it opened up in 1962, but has since then lost that title. However, that doesn’t make it any less fascinating.
There are tons of shopping opportunities according to your budget. At the end of the pedestrian street near Kgs. Nytorv you’ll find all of the expensive brands such as Gucci and Prada. But there are also shops such as H&M which are located near the City Hall Square.
It’s never dull walking up and down Stroeget. There are always different street entertainers and you’re always close to different attractions as well as fantastic restaurants.