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your next holiday, visit Copenhagen, Denmark - a jewel within the Nordic
region by Martin McAllister
Copenhagen, the capital
city of Denmark, holds a wealth of magnificent attractions and exudes an
undeniably captivating charm; in fact, Copenhagen was recently ranked as
one of the world's best cities to live in. But what is it that makes this
city so amazing? There’s really only one way to find out – that is by paying
a visit to Copenhagen yourself!
There is a great deal to
see in Copenhagen, and there are a variety of ways in which to experience
it all. You might like to take a guided bus or walking tour for a comprehensive
excursion; however, it's also a great idea to hire a bike and sightsee
at your own pace. Some of the city's main attractions include the old port
of Nyhavn, Copenhagen City Hall and the Rosenborg Castle. However, if you're
looking to escape towards the city's more serene settings, you could head
to the peaceful Tivoli Gardens or to Bellevue
Beach instead. Another must-see attraction - and undoubtedly one of the
most famous in Copenhagen - is the harbour's Little Mermaid statue, which
is a monument to fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Anderson.
For visitors interested in
the arts, Copenhagen boasts a number of museums, galleries and theatres.
Among the most popular are the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, The Royal Theatre,
the Glyptotek Art Museum and the Frilandsmuseet open-air museum. Copenhagen
is also well known for its music scene - particularly jazz, and the city
even hosts an annual festival - called the Copenhagen Jazz Festival; with
its unparalleled splendour, it attracts countless people.
on the Waterfront, Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark Photographic Print
If you love shopping, you'll
have a field day on Stroget - a pedestrianised shopping street in central
Copenhagen. The street is also known for providing free entertainment -
in the form of music, magic, juggling and more - particularly between the
Nytorv and Hojbro Plads. And for anyone who loves to try different foods,
Copenhagen boasts an impressive array of cuisines - but don't forget to
try traditional favourites such as "smorrebrod" and the renowned freshly
If you're considering a holiday,
you'll find a number of hotels in Copenhagen city centre, where you can
be close to the city's top attractions. Or, if your trip to Copenhagen
is business-related, you could choose to stay near the airport instead.
You'll also find that most hotels conveniently offer meeting rooms and
conference halls for groups of all sizes. However, rest assured that whatever
your reason for travelling to this wonderful city may be, you're guaranteed
to be taken aback with its culture, beauty and sheer magnificence.
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One of Copenhagen's most
famous tourist attractions, the Tivoli Gardens opened in 1843. This highly
popular entertainment park combines all the fun of fairground rides with
fountains and fireworks, concerts and ballets, top-quality restaurants
and fast-food outlets. Based on the 18th-century ornamental gardens popular
in Europe at the time, Tivoli features Chinese-style pagodas and Moorish
pavilions, as well as the Hanging Gardens and the Bubble Fountain.
Among the many fairground
rides are a traditional roller coaster, a ferris wheel, and a "freefall"
tower, as well as rides designed especially for children. You can also
have fun in the amusement arcades and shooting galleries.
The gardens are at their
most enthralling after dusk, when thousands of tiny lights illuminate the
park. At night, open-air theaters host all forms of entertainment, from
jugglers to jazz bands and performances of Italian Commedia Dell`Arte.
On Wednesdays and Saturdays there is a spectacular fireworks display just
A good time to visit Tivoli
is between late November and Christmas. At this time, the gardens are transformed
into a bustling Christmas fair, where you can sample traditional Danish
seasonal fare, buy many specialty Christmas gifts, and ice-skate on Tivoli
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FEATURED HOTELS - DENMARK
Nyhavn Hotel Copenhagen
The hotel is located on
the corner between Copenhagen harbor and the Nyhavn canal. An ideal central
location to all of Copenhagen's sights in the most sought after area of
central Copenhagen. There are a number of delightful restaurants and bars
within walking distance. The rooms are small and are in good condition.
The bathrooms are all in good condition. Beams have been exposed in the
rooms and dominate the decor. The superior rooms all have marvelous views
of the harbor and Nyhavn. The restaurant is located in the cellar
and is small and intimate, in keeping with the cozy atmosphere of the hotel.
This hotel is small and intimate with character and charm, a much sought
after property. Ideal for guests requiring an excellent location and cozy
Annex Hotel Copenhagen
Located in the bustling
and trendy Vesterbro neighbourhood, Absalon Hotel is close to major attractions,
shopping, cafes and local restaurants. Absalon Hotel is centrally
located in Copenhagen and is easily accessible from any part of Europe.
The hotel is situated in the cultural as well as the geographic centre
of the city and is just a short stroll from the Central Railway Station.
The hotel provides comfortable rooms that are elegantly furnished and equipped
with all modern conveniences. The hotel offers a well-maintained
restaurant, which provides the right environment to enjoy breakfast.
Absalon Hotel is one of the few family run hotels in Copenhagen, which
combines tradition and progress with an informal and relaxed atmosphere.
Offering a wide variety
of facilities and services, the Alexandra Hotel Copenhagen is an ideal
place for both business and leisure travellers. Located in the centre of
Copenhagen within easy reach from the Tivoli gardens and the main shopping
area of Stroget, Alexandra Hotel is placed just a kilometre away from the
train station and 10 kilometres from the airport. All the rooms are equipped
with several modern amenities and are uniquely decorated with Danish furniture
classics and Danish art. Guests can look forward to enjoy their breakfast
in the hotel's restaurant, which serves a Danish breakfast buffet including
some delicious homemade specialities. You can also dine at the Brasserie
that serves a wide variety of Mediterranean cuisine.
Offering a peaceful location,
this property with cosy accommodation and attention to details is an ideal
place for a relaxing and tranquil stay. Situated in the heart of
Copenhagen, the Ascot Hotel is close to Tivoli, City Hall Square and the
famous shopping street, Stroget. The hotel is just a kilometre from the
city centre and 12 kilometre from the airport. Tastefully decorated,
the 120 guestrooms are bright, lovely and equipped with all the modern
facilities that any traveller would expect from a hotel of this category.
The delicious breakfast served at the restaurant makes you start off your
day in a wonderful way. You can also relax with a fine drink in the pleasant
ambience of the bar. At leisure, you can workout at the well-equipped
gymnasium or relax at the solarium.
(Frederiksberg by the Lakes)
When you walk through the
door of the Avenue Hotel Copenhagen, a very special experience awaits you
where you will not forget which town you are in. The hotel is located
in Frederiksberg, one of the nicest districts of Copenhagen and only a
ten to fifteen minutes walk to the city centre. The central location puts
you within walking distance of Forum, City Hall Square, Tivoli and Stroget.
The guestrooms at the Avenue Hotel invite to a special experience, the
mix of homeliness and elegant, comfortable furnishings. Dining options
include a lounge serving light meals, drinks and snacks, as well as a comfortable
breakfast restaurant. Meeting facilities for up to 20 persons are
also provided for the business guests.
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As one of the best budget
focused hotels in the centre of town, Centrum is located only a five minute
walk from Copenhagen Central Station, Tivoli Gardens, the main shopping
street and the Town Hall Square. The location, which is formerly a red
light district, has been cleaned up exceptionally well and is now a trendy
area in which to live with many Bars, Coffee shops and Restaurants. DGI-Byen,
Copenhagen's famous leisure centre is only five minutes away on foot.
All rooms are decorated in a contemporary Danish style with warm natural
colour schemes. The Restaurant which is located on the ground floor
is used only to serve breakfast which is a typical hearty Scandinavian
start to the day.
Collection Hotel Mayfair
Located in the centre of
Copenhagen in the trendy Vesterbro area, five minutes walk from the Central
Station, Tivoli Gardens and the main shopping street Stroget. The International
Airport is a 15 minutes drive. All rooms retain the traditional feel
which is to be found throughout the hotel. Medium in size and in very good
condition, all rooms, while possessing considerable character, are homely,
comfortable and almost luxurious. The hotel does not have a restaurant,
and just a breakfast room, which can be found on the ground floor of the
6 storey building. While remaining 100% traditional, this hotel possesses
considerable class and is quite unique in Copenhagen.
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FEATURED SELF-CATERING / VACATION RENTALS:
Conveniently situated near
the airport in the Tivoli neighborhood of Copenhagen, this family-friendly
hostel is close to Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Christianborg Palace, and National
Museum of Denmark. Area attractions include Thorvaldsens Museum. Danhostel
Copenhagen City has a bar/lounge. The property offers wireless Internet
access (surcharge). The staff can arrange dry cleaning/laundry services
and currency exchange. Additional amenities include laundry facilities,
multilingual staff, and coffee in the lobby. This is a smoke-free property.
Danhostel Copenhagen City has 192 guestrooms. Guestrooms provide wireless
Internet access (surcharge). Bathrooms offer showers. Guestrooms have city
or water views. In addition, amenities available on request include hair
dryers and irons/ironing boards.