WHAT TO DO IN COPENHAGEN


Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager and is fast becoming one of the must-visit destinations not just in the Nordics, but for people all across the globe.

The city buzzes with a mixture of great people, food and things to do and see and as this beautiful city is surrounded by the sea it is often called “The Venice of the North”.  A canal trip is a must.

From the winding streets of the beautiful old town and grand royal palaces to the city’s cutting-edge buildings and attractions, Copenhagen is the perfect blend of old world and new.

Feel Denmark at its warmest this December; a season steeped in unique traditions and magical experiences. As the weather cools down, the festive spirit heats up and Denmark glows with Christmas markets and Danish celebrations, both indoors and out. 

Here are a selection of things which are highly recommended during your trip to this city.

Must See

Freetown Christiania is only 15 minutes' drive from Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers but it's a world away from conventional city life. This commune became a global symbol of counter culture in the 1970s and remains a beacon for artists and intellectuals. As a perfect contrast you find the uniquely designed Copenhagen Opera House by the waterfront - just a short walk from the free town.

Amalienborg Palace is a must for anyone with a taste for royal history and the life of Denmark’s royal family who still reside inside the palace. Amalienborg is famous for its Royal Guard, called Den Kongelige Livgarde. Every day you can experience the changing of the guards, as they march from their barracks in 100 Gothersgade by Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen and end up at Amalienborg, where the changing of the guard takes place at 12:00 noon.

Must Do

Tivoli Gardens is more than a world famous theme park. Michelin-starred restaurants, epoch-defining architecture and a year-round programme of concerts offer ample alternatives to nerve-shredding rides, Tivoli Gardens Is conveniently located in the Town Centre by the Town Hall Square, the main shopping street Stroeget, the Central Station and only 10min from the hotel by train.

No trip would be complete without visiting the beautiful old port area of Nyhavn, where Hans C. Andersen wrote his first Fairy Tale.  During Christmas, Nyhavn sets the perfectly Christmas-lit setting for your time in Copenhagen. The cafés and restaurants offer Danish Christmas delicacies and the annual Christmas market fills the cobbled street with decorated stalls. A classic Christmas experience.

What's New

Right next to the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers you will find Copenhagen's new multi- and concert hall Royal Arena.

Also in the neighbourhood is the Royal Championship Golf course, that is designed by one of the world's leading golf course architects, and are open for guests all year

Don't Go Home Without

Doing what the locals do - experience Copenhagen on two wheels. Copenhagen is synonymous with the City Bike, that is easily rented and takes you to the sights in no time.

Also try the traditional Danish lunch: Smoerrebrod with herring, pork liver pate, cheese and sundry other Nordic specialities are liberally piled on sliced rye bread and washed down with local beer and Danish schnapps.


Tips

Explore Ørestad: The new part of Copenhagen surround the hotel. Experience spectacular architecture and design and not least,  the large Nature Park Amager - one of Europes largest nature reserves near a capital city.

What better way to get a feel of this historical city by doing a (heated and covered) canal tour taking in such delights as the Opera House, the Black Diamond, Our Savior’s church and of course The Little Mermaid. You will get a great overview of the city and the different areas you sail through such as the cozy Christianshavn or the narrow bridges of the Inner City canals.

Go shopping: Next door to the hotel you have Scandinavia's largest shopping mall Fields. If that is not enough, hop on the Metro and be in the town centre within 10min. 

Head to Strøget, one of Europe's longest pedestrian streets with a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly chains to some of the world's most expensive brands. The stretch is 1.1 kilometers long and runs from City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) to Kongens Nytorv.

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