24 hours in Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen offers a city break without the commotion of Europe’s big cities and with a philosophy of “not too much, not too little”. Couple that with the elegance of old in the historic Bredgade or Store Kongensgade areas for a very pleasant city break.

Must Stay

It is an association with VW to celebrate its new car, They unleashed 21 international artists on the hotel’s 61 blank rooms giving the artists complete control and forcing the hotel to wait until finished to see the creatives’ ideas come to fruition; final results included one room with a punching bag and another bearing resemblance to a Turkish bath! On top of great décor, the service is equally superb with hotel staff are warm and attentive making this the furthest from a corporate hotel chain as you can get. Better yet, the hotel is right in the middle of town so the only transport you need is your feet. Rates are a bargain with prices starting from DKK 480 including breakfast.

If budget is no consideration, check in to the recently opened Bella Sky – one of Copenhagen’s most aesthetically impressive hotels with a bright, iconic design that is irrepressibly Scandinavian. Located next to a Metro stop, CPH’s centre is 7 minutes by train, but the view at the hotel’s Sky may well tempt you to stay put.

Wake up Copenhagen is the perfect space for city explorers who aren’t looking for a five-star hotel but still want a stylish place to call home. The prices may be budget, but it’s packed with beautiful if the economical design, and while its location means views are more industrial than pastoral, being right in the hub of the city more than makes up for it.

Fifteen stories high, Danhostel overlooks the Danish central canal and is only a five-minute stroll to central Copenhagen and the train station. Each clean, functional room has between 4-10 beds, and is a bargain, with prices starting from DKK 130 a night.

Must See Areas

Halvandet – A half-island where you can only get to by bike or walking; no public transportation goes there nor is it reachable by car. They do beach parties in the summer and have a massive patio where there’s music, food, drinks.

Vesterbro – It’s an area in Copenhagen (vest means west, bro means bridge… hence the area’s name ‘West of the bridge’). There is the Planetarium that has a lovely café and steps right by the water – a great place to hang out with friends and there are also some independent shops, cafes, and restaurants that are definitely worth a visit.

Frederiksberg – Just by Vesterbro. It’s named after one of the kings. This is also a very cool area with many independent small shops and nooks. It’s one of CPH’s posher areas.

Dragør – A small harbor south of central Copenhagen. It feels like a little village with beautiful historical yellow houses, cobblestone roads, and great cafes.

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