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Copenhagen Travel Guide

Like some sort of mythological riddle, Copenhagen seems to embody every phase of life at once. Want to evoke memories of childhood? Head to the whimsical Tivoli Gardens (which, unlike the Little Mermaid statue, is worth the crowds). Those college stoner days? Bond with bohemians across the river in Christiania. How about your seemingly endless hipster phase? Take a stroll though Nørrebro, where twenty-somethings dressed in wide-leg jeans and top knots are as ubiquitous as the eco-friendly concept stores. But among all that nostalgia, Copenhagen is a city planted firmly—and constantly—in the present. The Danish capital continues to churn out imaginative, ultra-modern hotels, as well as its famously cutting-edge restaurants (Noma is just the beginning—the city currently lays claim to a whopping 15 Michelin-starred restaurants). But when in existential doubt, take a pause and open your eyes: One glimpse of the waterfront, Crayola-bright houses of Nyhavn will bring you right back to where your feet are.

Plan Your Copenhagen Trip

How I Travel: Gail Simmons Can’t Wait to Reschedule Her Noma Reservation

We peek into the airport routines and bizarre quirks of the world's most well-traveled people.


Vintage Airline Goods, Copenhagen Architecture, and More On-the-Scene Photos from Our Correspondents

We stalked a few of our globe-trotting contributor's Instagram and Twitter profiles to see just what they've been up to. Check out a few of the photos they've snapped from places all over the map…

The Arne Jacobsen Suite: Copenhagen's Hidden Destination for Design Lovers

You won’t find it on your average tour of Copenhagen, but room 606 inside the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is a revered destination. A living museum to the work of Danish designer Arne Jacobsen, the room is the only one left untouched despite decades of renovations. We met with Head Concierge Uffe Sørensen for a look inside.

A Look Inside Copenhagen's Tiny One-Room Hotel

Copenhagen is a city of many superlatives, including the fact that it's home to one of the world's smallest hotels. Take a peek inside the Central Hotel & Cafe, whose one room can hold only two people.

14 Best Hotels in Copenhagen

Hotels in Copenhagen are every bit as compelling—and varied—as the city itself. Here are a few of our favorites, from a houseboat to the city's grande dames.

Why Denmark Put a 120-Year-Old Lighthouse on Rollerblades

An ingenious plan to save a historic landmark.

Copenhagen by Foot

The capital of Denmark is one of Europe’s great cities and the best way to see it all is to set off on foot. Here, discover all the things you can see, do, and eat in beautiful Copenhagen.

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News & Advice

A Michelin-Starred Restaurant in Copenhagen Is Feeding the Homeless During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Alchemist is now cooking for the city's homeless shelters.
News & Advice

A New Metro Line Means It's Never Been Easier to Explore Copenhagen

Here's how to make the most of it.

Where Danish Chef Rasmus Munk Finds His Most Out-There Ingredients

From sake sediment from Japan to soursop from Antigua.

What to Do in Copenhagen This Spring

Here's what's happening in the city in April, May, and June 2019.