The Danish capital, Copenhagen, is by far the most popular tourist destination in this beautiful Scandinavian country. With so many sights to see, so many activities to join in, and tons of delicious food to eat, Copenhagen offers something for everyone.
Tourists from all over the world arrive by sea, air or land to experience Copenhagen’s greatest sites including Tivoli, a famous theme park and the world’s second oldest amusement park with thrilling roller coasters, beautiful fountains, flower beds and stunning specially designed lights throughout the park, as well as the Tivoli Concert Hall, an important venue for classical music. Another popular tourist spot is the Little Mermaid, which sits on a rock near the water in Llangenny Park. The statue has been an icon in Copenhagen since 1913 and is based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Copenhagen is also home to many castles, restaurants, and museums, and is the place to experience exciting nightlife.
The National Museum is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history and archeology and contains histories of Danish and other foreign cultures. The National Gallery houses collections from the 12th century to the present day and is home to work from artists such as Picasso, Rembrandt, Matisse, Rubens, and Hanning. Other notable museums include the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, Thorvaldsens Museum, Ordrupgaard Museum, Museum of Louisiana, Danish Design Museum, and Cisternerne Museum. The Copenhagen Concert Hall, the Royal Danish Theatre, Vega in Vesterbro and the Copenhagen Opera House are just a few of the city’s popular spots to enjoy exciting musical, symphony or ballet performances.
While getting around by car in Copenhagen is easy, residents are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes to help keep their city green. The convenience and ease of doing public transport is also encouraged by Copenhagen’s great metro system that brings riders where they need to go in the city, the S train network that connects outlying neighbourhoods, as well as the mainline railways that connect the surrounding areas out towards the airport and to the famous Øresund Bridge. The city is currently expanding its public transportation system to accommodate two million passengers per month.
Renowned as one of the world’s greenest cities, Copenhagen goes above and beyond in energy conservation and its unsurpassed commitment to achieving high environmental standards has earned the city the title of “European Green Capital 2014” due to its ambitious goals and was also the world’s leading green city in the 2012 Global Green Economy Index.
Copenhagen has also been voted one of the happiest countries in the world and it’s easy to see why! With a universal healthcare system, free education, and an impressive level of social security, Copenhagen continues to be a place its residents are proud to call home.