The beautiful bustling city of Copenhagen is the capital and largest city in Denmark. With a population of nearly 2 million and a history that dates back to 1043, it is a growing metropolis that is full of historical relics and landmarks. Stone Age tombs are on the islands south of Zealand and there are Viking ruins all across the country.
Cheap direct flights to Copenhagen Airport is available from major cities in the UK, including London Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester and Aberdeen. EuroBonus trips are also available, making it easy for a quick trip. Youth flights, corporate passes and flight and hotel packages are available at discounted rates.
The peak travel season in Denmark is the summer months of June, July and August. This is the time of year to enjoy outdoor concerts and festivals.
Denmark has one of the most extensive, efficient and reliable public transportation systems in the world, making it a snap to get anywhere. Public transportation can take anyone anywhere within the capital region and you can use the same ticket for the bus, metro or train, as long as it is valid. An inner city sightseeing bus will take you to all of the major attractions in the city, and leave from the city centre every 7 minutes.
With nearly 25 million passengers using the airport each year, Copenhagen Airport is the busiest airport in Scandinavia. It is located just 5 miles (8 km) from the city centre on the island of Amager and has easy access to trains, the metro line, buses and taxis.
There are many attractions in this famous city. Enjoy the fascinating architecture, the numerous parks or the white beaches. Or have a blast at one of the many amusement parks, museums or art galleries. The Danish royal family resides in Amalienborg Palace and is definitely worth a visit.
Some of the excellent museums in Copenhagen are the Danish Museum of Art and Design, the National Gallery of Denmark, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, the National Museum of Denmark, the Museum of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsens Museum and many more.
The recently reopened Jazzhouse is a major attraction. It was opened in 1990 and holds hundreds of concerts a year. The music ranges from free style to acid jazz.
Strøget is a great place to get shopping done. This main shopping street is forbidden to buses, cars, trams and even bicycles, allowing pedestrians to shop in a completely leisurely manner. This street has become even more famous by Denmark's national poet, Klaus Rifbjerg, who wrote a song titled Imagine Walking Down Strøget Dressed in Your Light Blue Pyjamas.
Denmark is a small country, but there is much to see and experience.