I visited Copenhagen whilst on a Baltic cruise last summer and fell in love with this cosmopolitan city. It dates as far back as 1043 and the old and new parts of the city have combined brilliantly to create an exciting place with lots to do and see.

One of the things most people think of when Copenhagen is mentioned is always Hans Christian Anderson’s famous statue The Little Mermaid. This is situated not far from where larger cruise ships normally dock and as such is within easy walking distance of the ship.

My favourite area of the city is around the Nyhavn district where different coloured shops and houses line the waters edge and boats pass up and down. The multi-coloured buildings with boats all around make this a very picturesque part of the city. It’s the perfect place to relax and have a coffee whilst doing some people watching.

My Favourite Area of the City

There are many boat trips which leave from this part of the city which are a great way to see the surrounding area from the water. It’s especially nice if it’s a warm summer day.

The main shopping district of Copenhagen is massive and has a great selection of both high street and unique boutique shops. There are also a large number of cafes, restaurants and bars around this area where you can relax and grab a bite to eat. Denmark is famous for its cakes and pastries and there are plenty of places where you can sample some local produce around this area of the city.

Another of Copenhagen’s main attractions is the famous Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world which dates back to 1843. Tivoli Gardens features rides and amusements as well as water features, landscaped garden areas and lots of places to sit and take in the atmosphere. This combination of rides as well as peaceful green areas means that it is a place which can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace, a 16th century Rococo style building is the main residence of the Queen of Denmark and can be found at the heart of the city. There is an extravagant changing of the guards ceremony every day at 12 noon and, when the queen is in residence the guards are flanked by a lavish marching band.

There can be large crowds to watch the changing of the guards so I suggest you get there early if you want to get a good view.

Thanks Emma