Copenhagen Travel Guide

Valdemars Slot is on the quiet little rural island of Tåsinge, two hours southwest of Copenhagen.

The opulent Royal Danish Opera House, donated by the A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation, was opened by Queen Margrethe in 2005.

The public green space is next to the National Stadium and perfect for biking on a sunny day.

The place to see and be seen in Aarhus, Train is the city's largest nightclub, with a capacity up to 1,500 people. This warehouse-turned-nightspot has three tiers, each with distinct music and atmosphere.

Located on the Stroget (High Street) of Aarhus, Denmark's second-largest city, Geog Jensen Damask is the Danish luxury brand's primary outlet for linens.

Don't try to find American-style Danishes (raised dough, fruity filling)—there's no such thing in Copenhagen. Summerbird is known for its flødeboller (snowballs), delicious confections of marshmallow cream and dark chocolate atop a marzipan base.

A compact museum filled with the collection amassed by Carl Jacobsen (founder of Carlsberg beer), including ancient sculptures and more than 40 Gauguin canvases. Highly recommended: coffee and marzipan cake in the domed, flower-filled Winter Garden café.

On Monday nights, the canal-side wine bar becomes the hangout for the city’s culinary scene. A guest cook—sometimes from Noma or Relae—prepares a simple, tasty one-pot dish that functions like a staff meal, except it’s open to all.

Spend an hour at this museum for a highly informative tour of the city’s thousand-year history.

The Fisketorvet Shopping Center is the first of its kind in the city. Housed in the former location of the Copenhagen fish market, the four-story shopping mall overlooks the water and offers shoppers stunning views.