Life isn't always a fun fare but in Copenhagen Denmark, the capital of the world’s happiest people according to the UN in 2013, people are happy anyway and you can be sure to get infested with it as you join millions of visitors that spend their vacations at Copenhagen each year, all eager to soak up the exciting ambiance.
The air is always thick with coziness at Copenhagen as every bit of the city is designed for being, from the structures and architecture, the food and the water, the many bikes and the ingenious road and rail network to a society resolutely focused on the life balance between work and play.
To Do and to See at Copenhagen!
The city capital housing world’s happiest people is lined with invigorating activities to do and places to visit.
Copenhagen Denmark is an ideal target for a cycle trip as the country is almost flat and the cities are cycle-friendly. A local and authentic way to experience Copenhagen is by going on a bike tour.
You may contract a tour guide to help you navigate but if you love adventure and do-it-yourself, use one of the City Bikes. They are available all the time and are intelligent electric bikes that can help you navigate Copenhagen all by yourself.
As you cycle round Copenhagen, three major attractions worth stopping by to see are;
Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid and Kronborg Castle
100+ years old amusement park, Tivoli Gardens located just a few minutes’ walk from City Hall is a must for all visitors to the city, young and old.
The statue of The Little Mermaid is at Langelinje Pier will leave you with awe while Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, north of Copenhagen will give you a feel of Europe's finest Renaissance castles built in 1574-1585.
Cool art museums in Copenhagen such as Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen Contemporary, Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, and the Hirschsprung Collection are places to get inspired if you have a knack for art.
If you are on vacation with your family, visit these spots to give your children true Copenhagen experiences;
Bakken, the world's oldest amusement park located at the north of Copenhagen will fill your fun tank to the brim. Children's Museum at The National Museum, National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet, Open Air Museum, Tycho Brahe Planetarium, Copenhagen Zoo, Zoological Museum and the Viking Ship Museum all holds exciting but meaningful lessons for the entire family.
Dine unto mouth watery Cuisines!
Copenhagen boasts of 18 Michelin stars and 10 Bib Gourmand restaurants. Just in case you are wondering how that adds up, it endorses the fact that Copenhagen restaurants are of high quality that gives you good value for your money. People travel from far, make reservations months ahead just to dine in some of Copenhagen restaurants to tasty meals that are exclusive to the Danes. Copenhagen will treat you right with Nordic cuisines that are seasonal, organic and innovative.
Here are 5 exciting and enticing cuisines to try out at Copenhagen;
This will give your day a good start. When you think of flaky feel, buttery flavour, velvety fillings, sweet icing, go for Wienerbrød as this class of pastries will blow-your-mind delicious.
In Copenhagen, porridge got a whole lot hipper as some restaurants are dedicated to raising gruel to a high art. Nutritious and cheap, porridge has long been a traditional hot breakfast in Denmark.
Smørrebrød will help keep your day going. This all time contemporary Danish lunch comes in many different pockets of food items as cold cuts - pieces of meat or fish - various pastes - salad dressings and cheese on buttered rye bread and decorated with all types of toppings that speak of ‘Danish’. Before you dig in, Please ask for cold juice to wash down every bite.
You may want to ask for Tarteletter topped with chicken, peas and carrot as an appetizer as you warm up for a good evening at Copenhagen because this delicate, flaky and buttery shell will always receive a nod!
As you relax into a hearty evening in Copenhagen, a plate of this crispy-fried pork belly usually offered with creamy parsley sauce and boiled potatoes is absolutely ideal on a cold Nordic night.
Hotel and Hostels to put up at Copenhagen!
Copenhagen boasts a wide range of cool and cozy hotels and hostels. The hotels ranges from luxury, family friendly and budget all comfortable and prim.
Luxury hotels like Hotel D’Angleterre, Nimb Hotel, Hilton Copenhagen Airport and Copenhagen Marriott Hotel offer deluxe services that are worth the value of your money.
Family friendly ones like Tivoli Hotel, Hotel Scandic Copenhagen, Imperial Hotel Copenhagen, Absalon Hotel and Hotel Scandic Front are tailor made for the whole family.
The five-star youth hostel, Danhostel Copenhagen City, is the largest city youth hostel in Europe and situated at the Copenhagen waterfront, overlooking the harbour. This serves as a perfect alternative to hotels if you have modest budget and want to meet other travelers as well.
You have no option but to be happy as you prepare to visit Copenhagen Denmark the capital of the world’s happiest people.
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