- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Stroll around the Tivoli Gardens
Look out for Santa and the Christmas stalls. Have a ride on the rollercoaster at the old-fashioned funfair there.
Eat at Nyhavn 37
That’s the address, and name of a great dockside eaterie where a burger will cost around £16. Copenhagen is also home to top class restaurant Noma (21) regularly voted the world’s best restaurant.
Go ice skating in the open air
In winter, the area near the entrance to Frederiksberg Garden, is transformed into a wonderful ice rink.
Sample the beer
And look out for the horse-drawn carts on a visit to the Carlsberg lager visitor centre. Vesterbro, which is an area about 2.5 km from Copenhagen Central Station. A free shuttle bus runs from the city centre.
See the Little Mermaid
Copenhagen’s most well know tourist attraction. The bronze statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s creation is over 100 years old and you’ll find her perched near the Langelinie promenade.
Come face to face with a the 7000 year-old woman
Dug out of a bog and estimated to have been born in 5,000 BC. She’s in the National Museum.
Take a canal boat tour once you are settled in the city to get your bearings
It’s a great way to see the Opera House and the statue of the Little Mermaid from the water. Tours leave from Ved Stranden and cost around £8. Getting to Copenhagen itself is easy. The city’s main airport is five miles south of the centre and easyjet flies there direct from Bristol, Glasgow.
Sample Copenhagen Street Food
Visit the international street food centre, set in a former warehouse. Menus vary daily – depending on the meat and vegetables the stallholders can get at the market on that day. A meal will cost between £5-£10. You can try cocktail at the Bucket Bar here – Korean food or top French dishes too.. Find the warehouse at Trangravsvej 14.
Experience the Ocean Tank, which is the biggest aquarium at The Blue Planet
The National Aquarium in Copenhagen. Here, you’ll spot hammerhead sharks swimming together with rays and moray eels in four millions litres azure sea water. You’ll also find a colourful coral reef show at the National Aquarium.