The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is a sprawling borough of shopping, culture and nightlife. The city is a club of museums housing classical sculptures and paintings, flea markets and high-end fashion stores, and a wide range of food options in both street-based cafes and fancy restaurants, making it an ideal hotspot to give you a fulfilling vacation. By Ishani Singh

How to reach?

The ideal time to visit Copenhagen is from March to May or in the months of June to August. Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport in Amager is twelve minutes away from the city and visitors can use the mainline train to get from Kastrup to the central market. The Copenhagen Metro also connects Kastrup with central Copenhagen, taking fourteen minutes to reach the city centre.

Where to stay?

Copenhagen is bustling with hotels that offer comfort and luxury blended in the contemporary Swedish flavour of the city. From being budget-friendly and heavily-tagged, the best stay options of the city upkeep the principle of hospitality towards their guests.

1. Nimb Hotel

Nestled in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens and housed in a Moorish-style building, this iconic hotel provides 38 designer rooms and suites with a view of the wonderful Tivoli Gardens. It offers elegant rooms with antique furniture, seasonal Scandinavian dishes at their restaurant and cocktails at the hotel’s fancy bar. The Nimb Hotel arranges private limousine services to and from Copenhagen Airport with a surcharge fee.

Prices starts at INR 99,700 for two adults/night

2. Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers

This luxury hotel is seven km away from the airport, and located in the Ørestads Boulevard of Copenhagen. Guests can enjoy a comfortable stay in rooms equipped with minibars and plasma TV’s and dine at the hotel’s BARK restaurant renowned for its American diner tradition. The hotel also allows visitors to rent a bicycle and take a tour of the city, and features a 24-hour on-site fitness centre along with recreational options like hiking and sailing activities.

Prices starts at INR 14,200 for two adults/night

Explore the city

Copenhagen presents plenty of options to discover the city — from colourful streets to high-rise buildings, and pristine waterways — making way for tourists to keep exploring.

From early June to late August, tourists can go in one of the two harbour baths: Copencabana or Havnebadet, to soak in the pleasant sun or take a refreshing dip in the blue waters. At the oldest functioning amusement park in the world, Bakken, guests can enjoy a thrilling roller-coaster ride, play carnival-style games and enjoy scrumptious meals at restaurant buffets. If you are a fan of flea markets, Copenhagen has the best of them scattered across the city. Halmtorvet, Loppemarked and the Nørrebro Flea Market are some of the city’s most remarkable shopping destinations.

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Distract yourself from the cliché international food chains and try the Danish Pølsevogn aka sausage trucks that sell frankfurters and hotdogs. You can combine the frankfurter with bread and a cold chocolate milk to indulge in a traditional Copenhagen meal experience. Tourists can also savour the shawarma or grab the Halifax or Gasoline burger, both counted among the most coveted delicacies of the city. Bager is the go-to place to find the city’s best bakery items, which also offers a wide range of Danish sandwiches and cakes, Lagkagehuset being one of the most high-quality bakeries in the city.

For beer enthusiasts, a large beer costs 30-40 Kr at most places in Copenhagen, with even lesser prices on weekdays. At most places, Carlsberg or Tuborg are the easiest choices, followed by the normal pilsner and then a slightly redder special or classic beer. Copenhagen has a vibrant nightlife and popular clubs like Nørrebro’s Drone Bar and Rust. If you’re into cocktails, Ruby and Bird & Churchkey are important places to keep in the checklist.

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Popular tourist destinations for sightseeing in Copenhagen include the the Tivoli Gardens, Christiansburg Palace and Round Tower observatory. Patrons can also sign-up for a North Zealand Day Trip and head along the waterfront from Nyhavn to Kastellet to see the little Mermaid. Copenhagen also has a very dedicated bike culture, and tourists can experience the city like a local by renting a bike for a day.

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