Mermaids in Copenhagen?
Denmark’s capital and largest city, Copenhagen is a dynamic region of cultural significance. Museums, cathedrals, theatres, monuments, stadiums and parks draw crowds to the capital every year. Copenhagen is also one of the most historic cities in Europe and is the celebrated home of the oldest royal family in the world. A young population of students comprise a large part of the Danish population so much thought has gone into the design and style of Copenhagen’s educational establishments. Marvel over the iconic Black Diamond, a library and events hub, the façade of which is made of solid black granite and forms part of the Royal Library.
Head to the Church of our Saviour to view the exquisite golden staircase which winds around the tall spire, consider famous artworks by Damien Hirst at Arken and visit the city’s largest monument, The Gefion Fountain. For a real taste of Copenhagen take a tour of the Carlsberg Brewery and sample the best beer in the world... probably.
Travel to Copenhagen for the renowned beer, but be sure to take in some of the cultural gems, of which there are many. Royal palaces, cobbled streets and historic architecture will impress. With several museums, exhibitions and art galleries you are sure to learn about Copenhagen’s illustrious past.
When To Go?
Copenhagen enjoys a moderate climate with highs in the summer of 20˚C. Mild temperatures throughout the remaining months and occasional rainfall make July and August the most popular months to travel to Copenhagen. The crisp frost of winter is a quieter season; generally discounted travel is available during this period.
How To Get There?
Copenhagen is served by Copenhagen Airport (CPH) located on the nearby island of Amager. Efficient transport links mean that journeys to the city centre take around 15 minutes by public transport. Passengers can choose from the metro or train line. Copenhagen Airport also serves Southern Sweden and high speed trains to Malmo Central take approximately 22 minutes. Direct flights to Copenhagen are available from the UK; the journey can take up to 2 hours.
The novelist Hans Christian Anderson is a beloved treasure of Copenhagen; a monument of his most famous tale the Little Mermaid sits on a rock out at the harbour. Legend has it that the waters of Øresund are full of mermaids so keep your eyes peeled and listen out for their song. No stay in Copenhagen would be complete without trying the delicious national delicacies of smørrebrød topped with Danish meatballs, known locally as frikadeller. Explore the palace museums and see the changing of the guard. The royal flag means the Queen is in residence.