Copenhagen: Try Hygge for Yourself
Copenhagen is a relatively large city, but the main tourist spots are located in the historical city centre, so it is not a problem to cover everything on foot. It doesn’t matter if you chose Copenhagen as a destination for your European city break or for a holiday with children, you can only really fit in with the locals and soak up the genuine atmosphere by bike.
You don’t have to worry about cycling there, all roads are adapted for cyclists, well-marked with their own traffic lights. Few people wear a helmet while cycling, which shows how safe it is. You can rent a bike from a rental shop or use the app (Bycyklen) with which you can easily get on a bike anytime and anywhere. If you are traveling as a family with children, one of the several bike rental companies in Copenhagen will be a better option for you, because of the availability of children’s bikes.
There is something for everyone in Copenhagen. Architecture lovers can admire magnificent buildings such as the Royal Library (Det Kongelige Bibliotek) or the Opera House (Operaen). Those who like to spin around should definitely not skip the Tivoli amusement park. Gourmets should not miss out on the Danish version of an open-face sandwich, the smorrebrod (“smuureh-bruuldt”). And no one should leave Copenhagen without a photo with the iconic Nyhavn Old Port, as well as a photo with the Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue).
While exploring the city, you can head towards Christiania, a.k.a. the state within the state. A place where a community of people live by their own rules and there are no taboos about drugs in street-side shopping booths. Their motto is freedom, which is reflected in everything. An unimaginable world for some, paradise on earth for others.
You can get cheap flight tickets to Copenhagen if travelling with hand baggage only – literally for a pittance so don’t wait and go to one of the happiest countries. And don’t bother checking the weather because the weather in Copenhagen is like Russian Roulette…you never know what you’re going to get.
Our Tip: For those who don’t feel up for exploring Copenhagen by bike, with the Copenhagen Card you will have public transport and the entrance fee to more than 80 attractions and museums at a several times better price.