Plan after the weekend – Kopenhaga

Denmark’s capital and one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, attracting crowds of tourists from all over the world, is the ideal destination for a weekend trip. It is here that modernity meets history, and culture meets nature. And best of all, it can be reached comfortably by coaches from many cities in Poland. Check out what exciting things you can see in Copenhagen!

Let’s start with a Copenhagen must-see!

The picturesque Tivoli Gardens It is one of the most popular amusement parks in the world, having opened in 1843. It is located in the very centre of the city and offers more than 30 attractions, including carousels, rollercoasters, a scare house and a pantomime theatre. As the name suggests, you can also admire beautiful flowers and fountains in Tivoli Gardens. In the evenings, it transforms into a magical place illuminated by thousands of lights, and in turn, concerts and firework displays are held here during the summer season.

Nyhavn is a picturesque harbour canal surrounded by colourful townhouses and restaurants. Here, you can experience the atmosphere of old Copenhagen and try traditional Danish dishes such as smørrebrød (sounds strange, but it’s nothing more than sandwiches with various toppings) or frikadeller (our minced cutlets). Nyhavn is also where the cruise boats take tourists on a canal cruise dock.

Full of loftiness, it is the seat of the Danish parliament, government and supreme court, Christiansborg Palace, is also a former royal residence that has burned down several times in history. Today, you can visit parts of the palace, including the representative halls, the chapel and the tower, which offers a beautiful view of the city. The palace also houses a rich collection of tapestries depicting the history of Denmark.

Copenhagen’s most famous symbol, the Little Mermaid, is also one of the most famous sculptures in the world. It depicts a character from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who falls in love with a prince and sacrifices her life for him. The sculpture is located on a rock by the sea near the citadel of Kastellet. The Little Mermaid is, unfortunately, often the target of vandal attacks and protests, so it is sometimes taken away for exhibitions or repairs.

Or maybe you want to see Copenhagen’s non-obvious attractions?

Christiania district is a self-proclaimed free republic established in 1971 on the site of an abandoned military base. The residents of Christiania live by their own rules and do not recognise Danish law. The district features recycled houses, art workshops, cafés and shops. Christiania is known for its tolerance of cannabis, which is sold on the so-called Pusher Street. It is possible to visit Christiania for free, but observe local customs and do not take photos.

Carlsberg Beer Museum is dedicated to the history and production of one of the largest breweries in the world. Located on the premises of the former Carlsberg beer factory, which operated from 1847 to 2008, the museum features bottles of golden beverages from different countries and eras, the world’s most extensive collection of beer labels, and the most impressive beer barrels. The ticket price includes a tasting of an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage.

Renaissance Rosenborg Castle , built in the 17th century, was the summer residence of the Danish kings. The first owner and originator of the castle, Christian IV, was a great lover of Dutch architecture. At Rosenborg, visitors can admire interiors from different eras, including the royal chambers, the treasure cabinet and the chapel. The crown jewels and royal insignia of Denmark are also stored there.

It may sound a little strange, but Assistens Cemetery is an attraction that is worth seeing. Here, you will find grand tombs of famous figures from Danish history, such as the writer above Hans Christian Andersen. Strolling through this nostalgic place will immerse you in the city’s history.

Superkilen Park is a real gem for lovers of art and design. This park combines elements from different parts of the world – a clock from Morocco, swings from Iran, and many other curiosities. It is the perfect place to relax and discover different cultures.

If you fancy a party, you definitely need to visit Copenhagen’s Fourth Beach. Admittedly, the town itself is not a well-known beach destination, but this is where life is vibrant. Locals party in bars with live music and fantastic sea views.

All in all, Copenhagen is a picturesque city with much to offer, both in terms of popular and less obvious tourist attractions. It is worth a visit to discover the charm of Copenhagen. Plus, remember that coach travel can be both comfortable and economical. So, what do you say we pack our bags? 😉 Check out the connections in our search engine!