Copenhagen is an old city with beautiful historic buildings and attractions. The city ramparts and walls, which surrounded the inner city, were taken down in the middle of the 1800s. This has given the city charming architecture with narrow curving streets in the centre combined with a pulsating shopping and café scene.
Over the past few years, Copenhagen has supplemented its architectural heritage with new, world-class architecture. Star architects both Danish such as Bjarke Ingels and international have built imposing buildings which look to the future. New districts and architecture have sprung up to mix well with the past.
Copenhagen is characterised by its relaxed spirit and Copenhageners bike to work, relax with their families in parks, jump in the harbour pools in the summer, and actively take part in the many events held in the city.
Inner City is the heart of Copenhagen. It includes Copenhagen's oldest neighborhood with small, narrow streets and crooked houses. In the center you will find a myriad of great shopping streets, cozy cafes, restaurants, as well as green areas, parks, charming canals and a modern waterfront.
The main artery of Inner City is the pedestrian street Strøget, that runs from City Hall Square to Kongens Nytorv. Strøget is always packed with people and street artists, but be sure to move down the numerous exciting side streets.
Broad boulevards, parks, delicacies, design shops. The neighborhood of Østerbro is somewhat posh and at the same time completely down to earth.
Østerbro is located north of Copenhagen city centre. It is one of Copenhagen's most attractive and expensive living areas with the shops to match. Shop design at Normann Copenhagen, sip a glass of wine at Panzon or chill in Fælledparken – Denmark’s largest public park.
Frederiksberg is a fashionable part of Copenhagen with excellent shopping opportunities and green spaces.
It is more posh than Nørrebro and Vesterbro, and the people living here are usually older and more established.
Main street through Frederiksberg is Gammel Kongevej – ‘Kings Road’. Shopping is great here with many clothing shops as well as sushi restaurants, cafes and deli's. The same is true for street Værnedamsvej, which is both cosy and cool. Frederiksberg is also a green oasis with Frederiksberg Gardens, the romantic Garden of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Søndermarken.
Once Vesterbro was mostly known for its infamous red light district. Today it is one of the hippest places around. The district is situated within walking distance from the city centre, right behind the Central Station. It is one of the most fashionable places in the city - not just to live, but to shop, eat, drink and have a great night out.
Vibrant, colorful, casual and young at heart. Nørrebro is a lively area of Copenhagen.
You will find trendy bars and fashionable designer shops next door to dodgy dive bars and cheap kebab places.
If you are into small design shops head for Elmegade or Jægersborggade, and if you like antiques Ravnsborggade is the place to go. At Sankt Hans Torv and the streets around it you have several choices for dinner and drinks. And at Assistens Cemetery you can visit the grave of famous Danes or do like the Nørrebro citizens and relax in the park