In central Copenhagen, you'll find Europe's longest pedestrian shopping street showcasing Danish high street favourites; or stroll down the side streets where boutiques, sandwich bars, restaurants, and cafés lie side by side. In Copenhagen's Bridge Districts, you will meet real Copenhageners. Upmarket Østerbro has a range of exclusive designer shops.Trendy Vesterbro, formerly a rough meatpacking district, is now Copenhagen's hippest quarter and home to the famous Vega nightclub. Nørrebro is Copenhagen's most ethnically diverse district where many up-coming designers have shops. Frederiksberg is characterised by its elegant homes and wide boulevards and tempting shops: Copenhagen's hidden secrets
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The Little Mermaid is a must see on a romantic city tour. She is Denmark's most famous tourist attraction and a symbol of true love. A wicked witch told her to kill the love of her life for her own benefit but she refused. Other romantic attractions include the lovely Baroque Park at Gammel Holtegaard, The Royal Theatre, a night at The Opera or a visit to the Winter Garden at Glyptoteket.
Love will fill your heart, but not your stomach. Go gourmet hunting with your beloved and be seduced by the numerous tasty options or try Restaurant NOMA, voted the world's best restaurant in 2010. Copenhagen offers something for all tastes and budgets and is known as Scandinavia's star-studded Gastronomic Capital with 13 Michelin stars awarded to 11 restaurants. If you want to try some traditional Danish food, try a Danish lunch and order “Smørrebrød" – beautifully decorated open sandwiches mainly on rye bread.
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Art and culture
Copenhagen is one of the world’s chicest cities. Danish design is known throughout the world for its timeless elegance, expressed in its unique combinations of lines, colours, textures and forms. This is evident in the city's architecture, interior designs and fashions alike. You can visit the coolest galleries and see the best of contemporary art in the Danish capital. Visit The National Gallery and experience the large collection of Danish and international art or try the famous Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, The Arken Museum of Modern Art and the Danish Design Centre.
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Copenhagen has some of Europe's most eclectic and interesting nightlife. Trendy spots for the jet setters and cosy bars for those who like to be seduced by amazing cocktails. A great place to start off the night is Ruby Bar. For the wee hours, try Karriere Bar. The Ritz, situated in the hip Vesterbro area of the city, offers a relaxed and casual atmosphere. At the world-famous Copenhagen Jazz House, jazz lovers can enjoy performances by international artists in an intoxicating, intimate atmosphere. Nightlife starts late in Copenhagen and things don't really get going until after midnight on Friday and Saturday nights but take in a warm-up drink in the bars, and head for the clubscene later on.
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Top 5 reasons to go
- Innovative and historic: Copenhagen is traditional yet innovative in its architecture, design, and culture, a progressive city with an acute sense of new trends and fashions.
- Feel free: Copenhagen is a friendly, relaxed and free-spirited city with a vibrant atmosphere, offering both day- and night-life that cater for all tastes.
- Shopping galore: Copenhagen has Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping street, Strøget, with a wide range of shopping possibilities from Danish high street stores to tempting designer boutiques.
- Star-quality cuisine: The Michelin guide has awarded Copenhagen 13 stars, cementing the city’s position as the top foodie destination in Scandinavia.
- Green Copenhagen: Copenhagen is a green and modern city, offering you the possibility of a fun and eco-friendly holiday.