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Copenhagen travel guide

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You're Going to Love Copenhagen

Denmark's capital is a city of romance, culture, fine food, festivals and, above all else, pure fun. Regularly ranked as one of the world's 'happiest' cities, Copenhagen will lift the spirits of everyone who visits.

Just walking (or cycling) around Copenhagen's cobbled streets and colorful neighborhoods is a pleasure in itself, but there are plenty of experiences to savor as well. Art lovers can lose themselves in the National Gallery of Denmark or discover a Danish national specialty at the Designmuseum. Fashion fans can shop at local labels like Bruuns Bazaar or Filippa K, while music lovers can time their visit for events like June's Distortion Festival.

There's something special to discover for couples, solo travelers, families and groups to enjoy in Copenhagen - one of Europe's most relaxed and welcoming urban tourist destinations.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Copenhagen

Top activities & attractions in Copenhagen

When to Visit Copenhagen

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The best time to visit depends upon your agenda. If you want to focus on sightseeing, avoid high summer (July and August) and beat the crowds with a trip in May or September. Music fans might prefer June or July, which see most of the festivals taking place, but there will be something to enjoy at any time of year.

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How to Get to Copenhagen

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Where to Stay in Copenhagen

Popular locations for accommodation include trendy and central Vesterbro and the even more central Indre By (inner city), where you'll find waterfront hotels like the Hotel Kong Arthur and very high-end places like D'Angleterre. For a cheaper, but still comfortable option, try the Savoy, while the Andersen is an excellent cozy boutique hotel in Vesterbro.

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How to Get Around Copenhagen

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Shopping Streets

Shopping for fashion, jewelry, furniture, art, and food is one of Copenhagen's greatest highlights (even if prices tend to be fairly high). The most popular shopping street is definitely Strøget in the center of town, where you'll find major brands as well as premium labels like Prada. Vesterbro has plenty of great art and design stores like Designer Zoo, while it also hosts the Halmtorvet flea market every Saturday - a great place to pick up offbeat fashions and antiques.

Groceries and Other

Shopping at supermarkets like Netto, Rema 1000, or Irma City is a good way to cut the cost of visiting Copenhagen, and you'll find stores all over the city. Expect to pay around kr25 for a gallon of milk or kr11 for a bottle of wine - roughly comparable to New York prices.

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Where to Eat in Copenhagen

Whatever your culinary tastes, Copenhagen delivers. There are fabulous exponents of New Nordic cuisine like BROR, Kadeau, or Noma (currently ranked as the 5th best restaurant in the world by Michelin). There are high-end Italian eateries like Alberto K, great seafood places like Krogs Fiskerestaurant, as well as plenty of cheaper eats like the Shawarma Grill House. Expect to pay around kr1,800 for mains at gourmet restaurants, but as little as kr500 for an excellent kebab or hot dog.