As one of Europe’s oldest cities, Copenhagen offers visitors a rich history mixed with colorful modern flair. Once a Viking fishing settlement, there is plenty to see in Denmark’s capital on foot: Travel through winding alleyways, canals and parks to take in all the treasures Copenhagen has to offer.
Art. Visit the Langelinie harbor area to gaze upon Copenhagen’s famous statue of The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue), born from a fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.
Entertainment. Explore Tivoli Gardens, a world-class amusement park with more than 2,000 rides, lush greenery and flowers, eateries and live entertainment. Nighttime visits are illuminated by twinkling strands of lights.
Outdoor adventures. Tour Nyhaven, or "New Harbor," is a historical sailing port perfect for a modern-day stroll. Enjoy this canal, lined with colorful buildings, outdoor restaurants and bars, and bobbing boats.
History. Step back in time with a visit to Rosenborg Castle, originally built as a summerhouse for the Danish monarchy in 1606. Emblematic of Dutch Renaissance style, the structure is an example of Christian IV's many architectural projects.
Unique attractions. Take in Christiania, a 40-year-old “free town” of about 1,000 residents based on the principles of community, love and freedom. A 10-minute walk from Copenhagen, no cars are allowed in the area and goods are paid for with a special Christiania currency.