Denmark remains very much a maritime nation, bordered by the Baltic and the North Sea. No place in the country is more than an hour’s drive from its seashore, much of which is lined with beautiful sandy beaches.
Breakfast at the Hotel
New Harbour in English, this historic waterfront area is next to a 17th-century canal where old wooden ships are still moored. On both sides of the canal are tall painted houses dating to the 1600s and 1700s, the ground floors of which house bars, restaurants, and cafes with outdoor seating.
Location:Indre By, Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupying 10 hectares right in the middle of Copenhagen, these gardens are valued as much for their botanical wealth as the majestic iron and glass structures that house them.
Location:Gothersgade 128 1353København K
From Ethiopian injera to Surinamese peanut soup, global cuisine is all the rage in Copenhagen today. But our favourite spot is this 16-seat, family-run Taiwanese restaurant.
Location:Rantzausgade 52, Copenhagen 2000 Denmark
It is an unforgettable place for an amble thanks to its romantic 19th-century representations of the Orient. After Bakken, also in Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens is the world’s oldest theme park, and if you do have kids with you they will have the time of their lives on some of these rides.
Location:Vesterbrogade 3, 1630
Set on the Islet of Slotsholmen, Christiansborg contains Denmark’s Supreme Court, the Prime Minister’s office, and the Danish Parliament. The Danish royal family and prime minister also make use of the palace’s ornate reception rooms for formal events and to receive other heads of state.
Location:Prins Joergens Gaard 1, 1218
This instantly recognizable statue sitting on a rock next to the Langelinie promenade is undoubtedly the most famous landmark in the city. The sculptor Edvard Eriksen created the mermaid in 1913 as a tribute to the author Hans Christian Andersen, and Andersen’s eponymous fairytale inspires it.
The marquee attraction is the Islamic section, with exquisite pieces gathered from Spain to India and spanning the 800s to the 1800s. Calligraphy is prominent, but there are also beautiful glass and ceramic items here. Entrance to the attraction is free.
Location:Kronprinsessegade 30, 1306
Faintly boho, thanks to its dialled-down décor and mix of creative locals and clued-in foodies, H15 offers delicious food at democratic prices. Breakfast dishes include granola with rhubarb and rosehip, while seasonal vegetables dominate the lunch and evening menus.
Location:Halmtorvet 15, Copenhagen 1700 Denmark
This palace was built by Christian IV at the start of the 1600s. His long reign and engagement in the Thirty Years’ War that swept across mainland Europe made him one of the best-known Scandinavian Kings.
Location:Oster Voldgade 4A, 1350
Copenhagen’s National Museum is the sort of attraction in which you could lose hours without realizing it. There’s a remarkable wealth of artifacts here, from all eras of Denmark’s past. If you see anything else take a look at the Trundholm Sun Chariot.
Location:Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 Copenhagen K
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Mon Golf Resort
A fun and challenging course with water and obstacles. It’s built of natural stone and artificial grass with a waterfall and bridge.