Explore the Nordic cuisine, get a taste of the Danish ‘hygge’ on a trip to one of Scandinavia’s capitals.
Copenhagen is fast becoming one of the must-visit places in Scandinavia for people across the globe. The city is buzzing with a mixture of great people, outstanding food and exciting things to do and see. Known for being the capital of “The Happiest Nation in The World”, Copenhagen is also renowned for its green take on city development, busy bicycle lanes and the city’s great architecture and design.
Explore the city’s colorful neighbourhoods and the diversity they offer – perhaps by bicycle, which is the way most locals like to get around in the city. Home to H. C. Andersen’s Little Mermaid, the free town Christiania and some of the best restaurants in the world, Copenhagen boasts with creativity and beautiful sceneries to discover.
8 reasons why you should visit Copenhagen
1. Historical city and the world’s oldest monarchy
Although the new modern shops and designs are amazing, the Danes have been at this for hundreds of years. The old buildings and architecture is stunning and blends perfectly with the new.
2. Outstanding design and architecture is everywhere
The Danes like to do things really well and that is especially true of Danish design. The furniture shops and design shops here are as good as you’ll see anywhere in the world and will give you serious design envy.
3. Gourmet destination
Denmark is Scandinavia’s gourmet food powerhouse with a total of 31 Michelin Stars and 26 star-studded restaurants to choose from. For the past decade, Copenhagen has blazed its own trail as one of the world’s great gastronomic hotspots, but now other regions have also earned these accolades.
4. There are highways for bikes
If ever a city was made to be enjoyed on a bike, then this is it. Danes take their cycling very seriously with entire parts of the road dedicated to safe cycling – a great way to see Copenhagen.
5. You are always beside the sea
The sea surrounds the capital and the water is so clean that you can actually go for a dip in the Copenhagen harbours. Head to Amager Strandpark for lots of fun water activities.
6. Everybody speaks perfect English
Unlike other countries where you will have to make an effort to speak to locals in their language, you’ll find most Danes speak better English than you do yourself!
7. Danes are the happiest people in the world
Countless studies say that the Danish are the happiest people in the world. They pay some of the highest taxes around but their healthcare, transport and lives are easier as a result. You’ll struggle to talk to anybody who isn’t superbly happy with his or her lot.
8. Because of The Hygge
A hard concept to grasp but it essentially translates as cosiness and the Danes are mad about it. Usually involves candles, blankets and good friends.
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