Copenhagen is small enough to do almost everything on foot and if you prefer wheels, there are loads of bikes for hire and safe cycling paths/lanes. It’s worth nothing that while this city is not cheap, it’s certainly worth it.
If you want to stay right in the city centre by the waterfront, I’d recommend the Strand (www.copenhagenstrand.com) which has a lot of character in a traditional style. Another option is the Copenhagen Island Hotel, which is a 10-minute walk from the centre and also near the water, with great prices and a very Scandinavian design (www.copenhagenisland.com). Both offer excellent breakfasts too.
As for dining options, everyone goes to Nyhavn which is very picturesque, with cafes and restaurants in brightly coloured buildings lining the water. But just around the corner is one of my two favourite restaurants: Told & Snaps (during busy times of the year you need to make a reservation – +45 33 93 83 85). My all-time favourite (and everyone who has gone there on my recommendation agrees) is Københavner Caféen in Badstuestrasse 10, just off the main pedestrian street, “Strøget”. Again, it is best to reserve – +45 33 32 80 81. Both close at 10pm, which is quite usual for restaurants in Denmark.
Denmark is synonymous with design and on Strøget you will find it – go to Illum’s Bolighus, Magasin, and don’t miss the fabulous new Hermes store.
There are many things to do in Copenhagen, with lots of good guides and suggestions online. I leave you with a final recommendation – a visit to Copenhagen wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Tivoli, the amusement park, which also hosts open air concerts and is a must for all visitors to the city, both young and old.
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