Copenhagen

Copenhagen Travel Guide

The heart of Copenhagen is surprisingly compact. You can easily stroll along the Strøget, walk up to the Castle overlooking the harbor, drop by the Little Mermaid, tour the Amalienborg Palace, and get to Nyhavn with is waterfront restaurants in time for a late lunch. Here's a list of some musts when you travel to Copenhagen:

Strøget. Europe's longest pedestrian mall runs through the heart of Copenhagen and is home to both international brands but also suniquely Danish stores, like the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain outlet and a branch of the Magasin du Nord department store.
Opera House. English-language tours of the contemporary Opera House, designed by Henning Larsen, are offered daily for 100 kroner. Tickets should be booked in advance on the Opera Houses's website.
Tivoli Gardens. Perhaps the most famous amusement park in the world, Tivoli Gardens isn't big on high-speed roller coasters. Instead it's more of a playland meets beer garden, with the rides decidedly mellow as parents and grandparents come as much to stroll, snack and socialize.

Behind a windowless, black tile facade adorned only with the bar's name in white tile, patrons of Rust discover three floors of bars, a dance floor where DJs spin four nights a week, and a stage for live concerts by up-and-coming alternative acts.

The resort-influenced collection—all flirty caftan dresses in bold prints, diaphanous silk shirts, and wide-leg trousers—brings to mind Bianca Jagger circa 1972.

Owner Kirsten Holm mixes a daring array of martinis, from the Frangelico and amaretto⤓filled Nuttitini to truffle-infused vodka, while chatting up the crowds in her convivial little bar, set on a cobblestoned street in the city center.

Find skinny jeans by Scandinavian designers such as Filippa K and Acne Jeans.

At this no-frills bar, the mixologist is as big a draw as the cocktails themselves. Gromit Eduardson, formerly of the Hotel Skt.

Denmark’s premier interior design store, this family-owned shop was created by Jørn Utzon, the man behind the design of the Sydney Opera House. A sort of upscale IKEA, the store houses national and international designer pieces from the likes of Vernor Panton and Charles and Ray Eames.

Stretching to the west of central Copenhagen's picturesque cobblestones and church steeples, Vesterbro's 19th-century apartment blocks and storefronts have never lacked for color.

Something of a hybrid between a club and a concert hall, Copenhagen Jazzhouse is the city's premier place for serious jazz  by Danish and international musicians.

A unique enterprise founded with the intention of encouraging business development and networking, LYNfabrikken has established a number of ventures in Aarhus.

Copenhagen celebrates Jul (as in "yuletide") with a Christmas crafts market and surfeit of light-bedecked Christmas trees in the city's famed historic amusement park, Tivoli Gardens.