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You will find striking modern architecture sitting alongside buildings straight out of fairy tales in narrow, cobbled streets. This really is a tale of two cities in one, and with many cheap flights to Copenhagen airport (CPH) from the UK it's never been easier to reach.
Once you arrive in Copenhagen, the hardest decision will be deciding what to do. There are landmarks steeped in history, beautiful architecture and a fascinating culture to explore. The city's most popular attractions are the Round Tower, with its great views, the Christiansborg Palace, home to the parliament, the free town of Christiania and the statue of the Little Mermaid. For shopping, head to the Stroget district and explore the boutiques along with the well-known brands.
The city comes alive at night, especially at the weekend. Head to one of the many bars and indulge in cocktails, a popular drink among locals, or try one of the beers - the city is home to the Carlsberg brewery.
If you explore just outside of the city, you'll find plenty still to do. Visit Fredensborg with its beautiful 18th-century palace, a favourite residence of the Danish royal family. To really escape the city, head to Halsnaes, where you'll find traditional fishing villages and lovely beaches in old-fashioned surroundings.
Copenhagen follows the same seasons as the UK, and generally July and August are the warmest months to visit. There are so many reasons to explore this city, from its history and culture to its shopping and nightlife. Those wanting to visit will find Copenhagen flights in the winter months are cheaper and less busy.
The Danish capital has regular flights from the UK, making the short flight in around two hours from most departure points...
SAS, the Scandinavian flag carrier, operates from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Bristol and Edinburgh with British Airways flying from London Heathrow. Norwegian has services from Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh and easyJet flies from Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester and their three London bases.
Additional connecting flights are offered with Air France over Paris, Lufthansa over several German airports and KLM through Amsterdam. Add an extra minimum for the longer total flying time.
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The airport is a little way south of the city and easily accessible.
Bus services run frequently between the airport and destinations in Copenhagen city centre. The city's metro is speedy and also good value for money - you'll find a metro station at the end of terminal 3. It runs every few minutes during the day and at anything up to 20-minute intervals during the night. It takes 15 minutes to reach the city centre. There's also a train station at terminal 3 with services into the city, as well as other destinations in Denmark and some in Sweden.
Taxis can be pricey in and around Copenhagen. There are taxi ranks outside all of the arrivals areas, including one outside terminal 3 with taxis bound for Sweden. Expect to pay up to 200 Danish krone (about £21) for a taxi journey to central Copenhagen.
Car hire is a great investment in Copenhagen and the city is easy to navigate from behind the wheel. There's much to see and do in Denmark and having a car gives you the freedom to explore.
There are many wonderful neighborhoods in Copenhagen, each with its own charms...
The good news is that hotels in Copenhagen are clean, comfortable and welcoming and there's a range of accommodation to suit most styles and budgets. The bad news is that Copenhagen is not a cheap place to stay. Book as far in advance as possible to secure low prices on rooms.
It's best to stay centrally in Copenhagen, especially if you plan to see the sights on foot. Tivoli, home to the astonishing Tivoli Gardens, is a great area to consider basing your city break. The railway station is close by, too. Nyhavn is also enchanting.
The famed wharf of Nyhavn is home to an array of waterside hotels, which tend to be at the luxury end of the scale. The city centre is also a good spot to look for hotels, as are the following areas: trendy Vesterbro; quiet and elegant Amalienborg; and, across the water, the quaint area known as “Little Amsterdam”, Christianshavn.
Booking in advance is always advisable if you want to secure the best price on hotels in Copenhagen. This is especially true during the busy summer months of July and August and when the captivating Christmas markets arrive in late November and December.
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