Travel Guide | Copenhagen

Copenhagen: What You Can’t Miss

6 must-sees for your next visit to Copenhagen.

In the past few years, the city of Copenhagen, Denmark has risen from an underdog European city to an absolute must-see. Student travelers and young adults have been practically sprinting to this uniquely beautiful city.

Copenhagen is unlike many other popular European cities in a few ways: 1. Its insanely clean, 2. It’s not really catered to tourist (as in people aren’t trying to sell you a selfie stick on every corner) and 3. The city itself is tiny, you can cover all the major attractions in just 1-2 days.

so if you’re now sitting there wondering what are the city’s biggest must-see, look no further, I’ve got you covered.

Nyhavn. This is probably the most picture perfect part of the city (above). Nyhavn is small street located right on the city’s harbor. The street’s edge is line with dozens of quaint, colorful buildings. Most of them are danish restaurants with cozy outdoor seating serving danish specialties. The harbor’s edge is lined with bright, waving flags and rustic sailboats.

Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park located right in the city’s center. It sounds strange, I know, why would they place a dirty amusement park right in the center of a beautiful city? Well, Tivoli is far from dirty. In fact, it is a beautifully organized and decorated park filled with the most amazing gardens. Tivoli offers daily performances ands shows, quaint restaurants and cafes, thrilling rides and big name concerts every Friday night. It’s definitely worth a visit.



Strøget Walking Street. This place is any shoppers paradise. It’s a mile long stretch of cobblestone streets that’s blocked off to all vehicles. The stores are a nice combination of high end designer, danish boutiques and American classics (like H&M and Abercrombie and Fitch) so there is something for every budget! And if shopping is not your thing, don’t sweat! This walking street  is also filled with restaurants, food trucks and street performers. It’s a great place to grab a hotdog and see some entertainment on a sunny day!

The Carlsberg ExBeerinece. Now I’ve never considered myself to be a beer drinker, I never liked the bitter taste and bloated feeling that you get after throwing back a few, but Carlsberg beer changed the game. Seriously, it so light and refreshing and best of all, easy to drink. So if you like beer at all, definitely hit this place up. An entrance ticket get you a tour, a horse drawn carriage ride, and a voucher for two free beers that can be used in either their restaurant or at their hip outside bar area. IMG_2453

Christiania. If you’re in the mode to try something a little different given Christiania a visit. It is a “freetown” neighborhood that is completely green and car-free. The town was established in 1917 by a group a danish hippies and ever since then people live their under the neighborhoods own set of society rules completely independent from the Danish government.

You May also like this City Guide to Copenhagen.

The Little Mermaid. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting fairy tale, The Little Mermaid statue, located at Langelinje Pier, is one of the city’s most famous attractions. For over 100 years now, the bronze statue sits atop a rock in the water watching tourist pass by and posing for hundreds of photos.

More on Copenhagen: A Beginners Guide to Copenhagen Districts

If Copenhagen happens to be on your bucket list, make sure to hit these major attractions so you can experience all this magical city has to offer.


Emily Allen

University of Maryland | 9 stories

Hi everyone! My name is Emily Allen and I'm a junior communications major with a focus in public relations at the University of Maryland, College Park. As much as I love Maryland, I love getting out and exploring the world more. This job is pretty prefect for me considering I love creative writing, traveling, and taking artsy photos.

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