Copenhagen is the Danish capital and in many surveys and statistics one of the most livable cities in the world. Despite the fact that many people first think of the little mermaid when they hear the name “Copenhagen”, the city has much more to offer. The city center is quite small, so that the most important tourist attractions can be done on foot. I would recommend following itinerary if you have only two days to visit Copenhagen:
Start your visit at Kongens Nyrtov, one of the most famous places in the city, from where you can see the Royal Theatre and walk to Nyhavn, a picturesque canal with lots of restaurants and beautiful houses. Next on your list is Amalienborg, the winter residence of the Royal family and Frederik’s church with its astonishing dome. Walk along the pier to reach your next destination and the most touristic one, the statue of The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue). After taking some pics in front of the statue, it’s time to escape the crowds and have a walk in the Kastellet, one of the best preserved fortresses in Copenhagen. For lunch you can stop in one of the restaurants on your way to Rosenborg Castle, in the wonderful King’s garden. After visiting the interiors of the castle, you can cross the street and admire the Botanical Garden with its interesting Palm House. In the early evening you can walk along the most famous shopping street in Copenhagen, Stroget. Have a drink, buy some souvenirs or just admire the nice architecture, before going back to your hotel.
Start your day at Norreport and walk to the top of the Rundetaarn, the Round Tower, from where you have a nice view over the city. On your way to the City Hall Square you can have a look at the amazing Copenhagen Cathedral (Vor Frue Kirke). Your next destination will be Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish parliament. Before enjoying a few hours in the Tivoli Gardens, the amusement park of the city, you can also learn a lot of Danish history in the National Museum (free entrance). In the evening you can cross the bridge to the hip and lively district Christiana and have dinner and a few drinks in the numerous bars and restaurants.
Accommodation: Copenhagen is quite expensive, but the Wake up Borgergade Hotel in the city center offers good value for money (162€/2 nights for a double room with a bathroom).