Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is a city that embraces bicycle transportation and green energy. Finding an eco-friendly hotel in Copenhagen is surprisingly easy, as is locating a Michelin-starred restaurant. Copenhagen vacations will lure you into the local shops, which are known for their impressive design and quality some establishments date back to the 1700s. The city is famous for local products, impressive holiday displays, and retaining its local currency, the krone.
The centuries-old city has roots as an early fishing village, and that love of the sea is still evident today. The Little Mermaid statue is one of the most iconic symbols of the city, paying homage to Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. Another famed outdoor attraction is Tivoli, the second-oldest amusement park in the world. It's open seasonally for rides and viewing the garden, and it also hosts concerts and theater performances. Learn about the city's royal history with a visit to Rosenborg Castle built in the 1600s, it offers you the chance to see royal jewels, tapestries, and a famed Venetian glass collection. Although walking and biking are popular ways to explore the city, you can rent a car in Copenhagen to continue your trip outside the city limits.
The Christmas markets are one of Copenhagen's most popular events. Beginning in mid-November, a planned Copenhagen vacation packages allows you to see the city in its full holiday finery. Copenhagen Fashion Week is held in February and August, drawing in the fashion crowds from all over Northern Europe. If you opt to visit during the August Fashion Week, you should stay to experience Copenhagen Cooking, a ten-day food festival that explores historical dishes, international cuisine, and modern gastronomy.
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