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City breaks in Copenhagen

Delicious food on every corner, quaint, brightly coloured houses, fascinating museums and an inimitable maritime charm – welcome to the stunning city of Copenhagen! The Danish capital is the perfect destination for anyone who can't decide whether they want a holiday by the sea or a city break. Discover this vibrant Scandinavian metropolis with Travelcircus and stay at one of our fantastic 4 or 5 star hotels.

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City break in the Danish capital

Are you looking for an unforgettable city break in one of the most beautiful capital cities in Europe? Then head to Copenhagen! This gorgeous city is a great destination for anyone looking for a vivacious mixture of culture, nightlife, hygge feeling, good food and some relaxation. Discover Copenhagen with Travelcircus and experience an incredible getaway which you won’t forget any time soon.

Sights in Copenhagen

There’s so much to see and do in the Danish capital that it’s hard to know where to start. Copenhagen doesn’t just cater to fans of art and culture but also to shopping enthusiasts, fans of architecture and foodies.

Here are some of the top sights and attractions in Copenhagen:

  • The Little Mermaid
  • Copenhagen Zoo
  • The Round Tower
  • The Nyhavn district with its colourful houses
  • Rosenborg Castle
  • Tivoli Gardens – one of the oldest theme parks in the world
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Culinary Delights in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a haven for foodies with its countless restaurants offering everything from traditional Danish food to mouthwatering international dishes. Unsurprisingly, Copenhagen is very popular for seafood but there are other traditional Danish dishes that you shouldn’t miss out on your city break in Copenhagen, such as smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches), Danish hot dogs and the various tempting pastries.

Our Danish expert Tina has shared some of her tips for the best restaurants in Copenhagen and the best spots to grab a quick bite to eat.

  • The top cafés in the city include The Living Room, Sokkelund, Conditori La Glace, Bang & Jensen and Parterre.
  • Café Tilda & Karl, Mad & Kaffe, Ø12 and Juno the Bakery are great spots to enjoy a cosy brunch.
  • The top restaurants include Il Corvino, Schønnemann Smørrebrød-Restaurant, Restaurant Levi, ARK and Geranium.
  • If it’s a refreshing drink you’re after, head to the following bars: Mikkeller Baghaven, Søernes Ølbar, Bo-Bi Bar, Ruby or Duck and Cover.
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Pastries Copenhagen
Cocktails in Copenhagen

Top tip: Visit Denmark and Sweden in one day

Can’t get enough of Scandinavia? Why not take a day trip to Sweden? Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö are separated by the famous Øresund Bridge. Cars, trains and buses can travel over the bridge. It takes between 36 and 60 minutes to cross the bridge, depending on the mode of transport – so it’s perfect for a day out.

Shopping in Copenhagen
Shopping in Copenhagen

Second-hand shops, flea markets and high-end fashion – Copenhagen is truly a shopping paradise. Strøget is the city’s most famous shopping street and also one of the oldest pedestrian areas in Europe.

If you’re always on the lookout for pre-loved treasures, head to shops like Wasteland, Carmen Copenhagen or Times Up Vintage. The most popular flea markets in the city include Vera’s Market, Remisen Flea Market and Onkel Dannys.

Transport to and around Copenhagen
Transport to and around Copenhagen

There are frequent nonstop flights to the Danish capital from various major UK airports which take around 1 hour and 45 minutes. If you fancy a more sedate journey or want to explore more countries on the way, you can also take the train. This will take you through France, Belgium, Germany and possibly the Netherlands depending on the route.

Once you’re there, the easiest way to get around the city is by bike or on public transport. The city transport system includes buses, the metro and the popular harbour buses. The harbour buses are small ferries which allow you to discover Copenhagen from the water.

FAQs: Frequently asked questions about city breaks in Copenhagen

What makes Copenhagen special?

The fantastic combination of sea, city life, delicious food and an all-encompassing sense of hygge comfort makes Copenhagen an incredible destination for a city break.

How many days should I spend in Copenhagen for a city break?

It depends on the type of activities you’re interested in doing while in Copenhagen on your city break. Normally, we would suggest spending 3 days in Copenhagen but if you’re planning to go to Tivoli Gardens theme park, you may want to plan an extra day just for exploring the park.

What are the must-see attractions in Copenhagen?

Copenhagen has so much to offer visitors but here are some of the sights you can’t miss on your Copenhagen city break:
  • The brightly coloured Nyhavn district
  • The Little Mermaid statue
  • Rosenborg Castle
  • Tivoli Gardens
  • The Round Tower (Rundetårn)

Which areas of Copenhagen are most popular?

The most popular districts in Copenhagen include Nørrebro, Indre By, Frederiksberg, Christianshavn, Vesterbro and Østerbro.

What’s the best way to travel to Copenhagen?

If you are travelling from the UK, then the easiest way to get to Copenhagen is by plane. You can find direct flights to Copenhagen from various major airports in the UK. You can get from Copenhagen airport to the city centre in just 15 minutes by train. These trains run every 10 minutes during the day.

How much does it cost to stay at a premium hotel in Copenhagen?

With Travelcircus, you can enjoy a fantastic city break in Copenhagen at a premium hotel from just £63.50 per person.

What’s the best time of year to visit Copenhagen for a city break?

The Danish capital is a fantastic destination all year round but the weather is warmer between June and August so you can make the most of your time in the city.