Located in Northern Europe, this Scandinavia's fantastic city is one you must not miss. With fascinating architecture, parks, gourmet restaurants all around, Copenhagen is a very popular place to be.
Having visited this city a year or two ago, we've begin to fall in love with its friendly people and gorgeous scenery. If this does not convince you to visit, here's our list of why this lovely city should be in your bucketlist!
1. Danes Are The Happiest People In The World
Ranked as the happiest nation in the world by UN's World Happiness Report 2016 Update, Denmark is once again top on its list. In Copenhagen, hygge is the honeyed word on everyone's lips. Hard to explain and even harder to pronounce, the Danish word translates roughly to "cosiness". In short, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with people. There's nothing more hygge that sitting round a table, enjoying time spent with friends and family. Hygge probably explains why the Danes are the happiest people in the world.
If you have not experience it, why not give it a try when you're in Copenhagen?
2. Danish Design Is Impossible To Resist
If you want to explore Danish design and art at its best, Copenhagen is the place to be. From antiques and 1950s classic Danish furniture pieces to modern day art, you'll be able to find it all around Copenhagen. Visit its small shops, art galleries, aunction houses or antique shops. This city is definitely for the art and design lovers! What's more, you'll be able to save up to 20% with Global Blue taxfree shopping!
3. It's The Perfect Place To Get Active
Did you know that there are approximately 359 km of bike paths in Copenhagen and 10,000 cycle routes across Denmark? Experience this city on two wheels and live like a true Copenhagener. You'll get to explore many places you'll never get to see by taking a public transport. Simply rent a bike from any bike rental shops around Copenhagen or borrow a city bike to tour the centre of Copenhagen. If you happen to stay in a hostel, bike rentals are readily available.
4. It's Home To One Of The World's Best Restaurants
Copenhagen has the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants. Not only you can try Noma - one of the best restaurants of the world, this city has other cuisines that caters to all tastes and budgets. Get ready for a unique dining experience and don't forget to book these world class restaurants months ahead before your trip or you'll miss having a seat.
5. Royal castles, Museums, Old Streets and Historical Buildings
Not only will Copenhagen suit to your taste buds, this city has attractions and sights to suit every interest. Copenhagen has a history that dates back to 1043 which is full of historic landmarks, significant buildings and museums. Pay a royal visit to Christiansborg Palace in the very heart of the city or head to the Amalienborg Palance to see the changing of guards ceremony.
With many history and art museums around, you'll get to explore its 1000-year history.
6. The Must Visit Freetown Christiania
Never leave Copenhagen without visit this unique freetown Christiania. Always colourful and endlessly controversial, Chrsitiania is a free city, free of taxes and run by their own laws. Visiting this freetown will not only bring a real experience - you'll get to see people trading hash illegally, hippy paintings around the town and also get to enjoy music and other outdoor events.
Do note that entering Christiania is extremely important in following their Do's and Dont's. You'll find advice against running or talking on the mobile phone or taking photograph in Christiania. This is one place you must not miss out when visiting Copenhagen!
With so many attractions, must eat places and friendly people around, who wouldn't want to travel to the happiest place on Earth? We'd definitely visit this beautiful city again after exploring all its beautiful sites!
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