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Sights

Visit Carlsberg

Visit Carlsberg

The home of Denmark's most famous beer is a major Copenhagen attraction. The brewery tour covers everything from the history of beer to the world's largest collection of bottles, not to mention a sculpture garden, award-winning stables... More Read More

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens

Much more than an amusement park, this is Copenhagen's major dining and entertainment area during the summer months. Now open for Halloween, Christmas and Easter too, it features fine restaurants and a pantomime theatre, as well as... More Read More

The Round Tower

The Round Tower

This observatory, where Danes have been looking out at the night skies since 1642, is Europe's oldest. Legendary 17th-century astronomer Tycho Brahe, for whom Christian V built the tower, may be long gone, but it's still frequented by... More Read More

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Food & Drink

Zugarbaby

Zugarbaby

Large portions, low prices and an edgy Vesterbro atmosphere distinguish this burger bar, retro down to the Miracle Whip mayo, which accompanies each order. Non-carnivores are catered for with salmon rolls and spinach lasagne, while... More Read More

Spiseloppen

Spiseloppen

Huge but hidden away above a club, this is a good bet for dining inside the walls of the alternative community of Christiania. Cosy, candlelit and decidedly cosmopolitan, thanks to its international community of servers, Spieseloppen... More Read More

Relae

Relae

Don't be fooled by the bare tables, exposed brick and industrial, laid-back setting. This restaurant, where many of Copenhagen's Michelin-starred chefs come to eat on their day off, may look casual, but it was voted the city's best new... More Read More

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Kids

Zoological Museum

Zoological Museum

It seems strange to think of prehistoric animals marauding through tiny Denmark, but the bones tell the story. Skeletons of the woolly rhinos, mammoths, steppe bison and giant deer roaming around Copenhagen aeons before the city was... More Read More

Tycho Brahe Planetarium

Tycho Brahe Planetarium

Named for Denmark's famous 17th-century astronomer, this successor to Brahe's original Round Tower is now more a home for 21st-century delights than serious stargazing. IMAX films are shown all day, preceded by a presentation of the... More Read More

The Blue Planet

The Blue Planet

Once this state of the art aquarium opens in March, it may be difficult to get youngsters into town - this striking landmark, expected to become one of Copenhagen’s top five attractions, is located close to the airport. A hammerhead... More Read More

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Shops

Bruuns Bazaar

Bruuns Bazaar

Not a bazaar at all, but a hugely stylish boutique in the address book of every Copenhagen fashionista. Gucci and other international labels sit here beside the best home-grown designers on the best street in Copenhagen for posh... More Read More

Torvehallerne

Torvehallerne

Glitzy new covered market right by Norreport station contains more than 80 gourmet shops and stalls. It's brought new life and upmarket shoppers to an edgy area, and offers a chance to taste Scandinavian delicacies like rhubarb juice at... More Read More

The Lego Store

The Lego Store

The next best thing to Legoland is this flagship store, which has exclusive sets to sell, including some rare classic issues. There's a large play area and a Pick-A-Brick Wall for selecting the piece of your choice to buy in bulk,... More Read More

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Day Trips

Skane

Skane

Once part of Denmark, the beautiful southern tip of Sweden is once again joined to the old country by a bridge. Frequent trains connect Copenhagen with the capital of the region, Malmö, within 30 minutes. Beyond this edgy, surprisingly... More Read More

Roskilde and Viking Ship Museum

Roskilde and Viking Ship Museum

On a fjord 30 minutes from the city centre sit five original Viking ships, with a working boatyard demonstrating their construction. There are boat trips in summer and the chance to try your hand at traditional boat-building skills.... More Read More

Odense and Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Odense and Hans Christian Andersen Museum

Although Hans Christian Andersen is associated with Copenhagen, he actually started life in this low-key but charming provincial city two hours from the capital. Highlights include a beautiful river walk through a park, and an... More Read More

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Nightlife

Ved Stranden 10

Ved Stranden 10

A wine-shop-cum bar with a canal-side setting opposite the Parliament building, this is a favourite afternoon-to-evening haunt of Copenhagen's wine aficionados. Biodynamic bottles among the selection attract connoisseurs, but helpful,... More Read More

Oscar Bar & Café

Oscar Bar & Café

Popular haunt right next door to Heaven offers food, drinks and Friday night DJs. Highly rated for its food and friendly atmosphere, it's a favourite with gay women as well as men, but is generally welcoming and inclusive. More Read More

Ørsted Ølbar

Ørsted Ølbar

Another trendy beer bar, this one in an old driving school close to the waterfront also brews its own and offers a choice of 188 guest bottles, with 13 brews on tap, updated daily. They also broadcast football and other sports events on... More Read More

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Art & Entertainment

Wallmans

Wallmans

Wallmans brings the dinner theatre concept to circus arts, with 10 spectacular acts punctuated by a four-course meal. The artists also serve at table, and when the show is over the venue turns into a nightclub. The beautiful domed... More Read More

Vega

Vega

Contemporary and alternative sounds are showcased in this old union building, which still evokes the glory days of mid-20th-century Danish modern design. Intimate concerts - Björk and other artists who know the territory are frequent... More Read More

The Concert Hall

The Concert Hall

This audacious building by French star architect Jean Nouvel has been named one of the world's 10 best venues for listening to music. Four separate halls seat 1800 and provide a permanent home for the Danish National Symphony Orchestra... More Read More

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