Things You Need To Do In Copenhagen: A Visitor’s Guide!
If you always wanted to visit Scandinavia and don’t have the budget to explore everything at once, you should definitely start with Copenhagen. The thriving capital of Denmark has something for everyone – from amazing palaces and castles to amusement parks, historic canals, and numerous museums, this is where you can spend a week without wasting any time. Below are some quick things to know for exploring Copenhagen like a pro.
Copenhagen on a budget
Scandinavia is anything but cheap, so we recommend that you plan your trip well in advance. To get more value for money, check for Copenhagen hotel apartments, which cost more than hotels for sure but offer the comfort of a home. Do get the Copenhagen card, which can be purchased at the airport or online, and you can get access to more than 85 attractions, including an entry to Tivoli Gardens and a boat tour. Food here can be expensive, but for trying new things, go to Paper Island, and don’t forget to try local pastries, bread and apple wine.
Places to see
- Tivoli Gardens. This is the 2nd oldest amusement park in the world, and is famed for its thrilling rides. In the evening, you can spend time watching the lighting and enjoying different shows and events.
- Little mermaid. A rather small statue, Little mermaid is one of the iconic about Copenhagen, and you need to take a few pictures here. Boat tours also take you close to the statue from water.
- This is the historic waterfront area, with buildings that date back to the 17th century. You will find colorful buildings, which are home to open cafés, bars and restaurants. You can also find organized boat tours from the harbor area.
- National Museum. For those who are interested in history, National Museum is worth a visit, and you will be surprised how you can spend hours without getting bored. Make sure to have enough time in hand.
- Christiansborg Palace. You cannot come to Copenhagen and not visit Christiansborg Palace. This palace is everything you would expect about royalty, and the exhibits are worth capturing for memories.
- Strøget. If shopping is what you like, Strøget is where you need to be. All the global brands and high-street designers have stores here, and there are also small boutiques, where you can find souvenirs.
If you still have time left, consider a trip to Den Blå Planet, and do rent a bike to get around.