With its jumble of fishing boats lining the canals and bold-painted houses towering over the waterfront, Christianshavn, Copenhagen’s most colorful district, has long been a favorite postcard image of the Danish capital, and the historic neighborhood makes a charming addition to a city tour. Spread over a man-made island laced with canalways, the scenic district dates back to the early 17th century, when it was the city’s merchant center, but it was the area’s reinvention as a bohemian outpost in the 1970s that put it on the map for tourists.
What better way to indulge in the burgeoning Nordic cuisine scene than by exploring Copenhagen with a foodie guide? It is with an empty stomach and plenty of questions that I biked (as you do in Copenhagen) to the foodie mecca of the city, Torvehallerne, for what would be the start of an epic gourmet adventure. Throughout the tour, our guide, Maria, spoke exceptional English and was keen to make impromptu stops along the way just so guests could take in as much of Copenhagen as possible. A much-appreciated bonus!
It might be the smallest Scandinavian country, but with 450 islands to explore and a fascinating variety of natural landscapes and vibrant cities, Denmark punches far above its weight when it comes to tourism. Whether you want to discover the country’s Viking history, walk in the footsteps of the legendary Hans Christian Andersen or dine at the world’s top-ranked restaurant, here are 40 unforgettable experiences to have in Denmark.
Copenhagen’s most infamous neighborhood declared itself as a free state back in 1971 and despite a temporary closure in 2011, the autonomous district remains open – a self-governed commune at the heart of the Danish capital. Christiania, Copenhagen’s free state, is unique in the world, originally conceded by the government due to public pressure and gaining notoriety as a social experiment, as well as a Mecca for hippies and freethinkers, and more recently, a tourist attraction.
From music festivals to art and design showcases to gastronomic extravaganzas, it’s all happening in Copenhagen in February, as the Danish capital gears up for one of the liveliest months of the year. 2015 marks the 5th annual Wondercool, Copenhagen’s Culture Month – an entire month of events and festivals celebrating everything creative and ‘cool’ about the city.
Home to some of the world’s oldest and most famous amusement parks, Denmark knows a thing or two about family entertainment and the Scandinavian country makes a top destination for thrill-seekers. From the iconic Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen to the original Legoland park; here are 5 of Denmark’s best amusement parks to add to your itinerary.