24 hours in Copenhagen

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As well as being the cultural, economic, and political centre of Denmark, Copenhagen is also a paradise for lovers of art and design, combining a traditional, maritime atmosphere with modern Danish architecture to form a unique and beautiful cityscape. In recent years, Copenhagen has emerged as a true gourmet destination and can pride itself on being the home of many world-class restaurants. The city’s very own brand of effortless style and low-key sophistication make this Nordic capital worth a visit.



Start your day bright and early with the luxurious Continental breakfast at the Brasserie in the exclusive Nimb Hotel (Bernstorffsgade 5), and enjoy the beautiful view over the Tivoli gardens.


Take a stroll along Europe’s longest shopping street, Strøget. Discover Danish design at Illums Bolighus and Royal Copenhagen, and stop for a coffee at the famous Café Norden (Østergade 61).


Rest your feet with a boat tour of Copenhagen harbour and the beautiful canals of Christianshavn and Holmen. Spot the Royal Playhouse, the Opera, and the Little Mermaid from the water.


Follow the Danish royal guards as they march from Rosenborg Castle (Øster Voldgade 4A) through the city centre to the royal residence, Amalienborg Palace, and watch the daily changing of the guards.


Stop for lunch at Aamanns Etablissement (Øster Farimagsgade 12) or Restaurant Kronborg (Brolæggerstræde 12) and enjoy classic Danish open sandwiches (smørrebrød) with fish or cold meats.


Visit the world’s second-oldest amusement park, Tivoli (Vesterbrogade 3). Stroll the beautiful gardens while the kids enjoy the rides, such as the famous wooden roller-coaster, ‘Rutschebanen’, built in 1914.


Tour Christiansborg Palace (Prins Jørgens Gård 1), the Danish Parliament building. Explore the catacombs, visit the royal reception rooms, or climb Copenhagen’s highest tower.


Visit The Standard (Havnegade 44), located in a beautifully restored old customs building on the edge of Nyhavn. It houses three exquisite restaurants and a small, exclusive jazz club.


By day, the old harbour, Nyhavn, is buzzing with tourists and locals alike. Take a late-night walk along the water and see the colourful houses in a new light.


Copenhagen, Denmark
Distance: 4,748 km
Flight Time: 6 hours, 45 minutes
Frequency: Daily

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