The beautiful historic city of Copenhagen has led a charmed existence, and you can see it not only in the makeup of the architecture but in the character of its people. The Danes are a lovely people to visit and interact with. It’s easy to see why Copenhagen would make such a good family holiday destination.
The historic aspect of the city is immediately observable once you arrive. Many of Copenhagen’s buildings speak to a classical time, such as the imposing Rosenborg Castle, or the Amalienborg Palace. The colors of the city are especially inspiring, with deep earthen red brick, bronze teal and rainbow townhouses.
The city is very safe, which is one of the draws for families looking for a place to spend their holidays. It’s also extremely progressive, with plenty of restored historical sites, museums that at once inform and dazzle, such as the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and healthy dining options for the gastronomically astute.
Sight-seeing—Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, and as such you can bet your bottom dollar on seeing some of the most iconic sites in the country. The city’s Rundetarn Tower is one such place. There’s also the unusual spire of the Church of Our Savior, the dominant presence of the Marble Church and the post-modern Royal Library. Also, there’s the Little Mermaid Statue that for some reason is the lovechild of the country.
Amusement Parks—Copenhagen’s Tivoli and Bakken parks will be the clinchers that will decide you to bringing the family here on vacation. Tivoli is a massive amusement park filled with rides, snack kiosks, theater locales for concerts and the like, and plenty of magical sights that turn wonders in the imagination of children. Bakken is the oldest amusement park in the world and like Tivoli hosts a great array of attractions, with regular events taking place throughout the year.
Shopping—Copenhagen is an attractive option for families because the shopping is superb. Not only is it graced with many stores, but they’re centralized in Stroget, which happens to be one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe. There are also a number of flea markets that describe Copenhagen as a place of antiques and collections. Norrebro is the most well-known, but there’s another one on Israels Plads.
Food—Denmark is known for its seafood, and the best place to get a thorough experience of Danish cuisine with the whole family is at Nyhavn. You might recognize it from pictures touted as symbolic of Copenhagen. Nyhavn is the harbor that’s lined with old and new fishing and yachting vessels, and back-dropped by the quaintest row of colorful townhouses you’ll ever see. If you are wanting the best coffee and tastiest almond croissants in the country, make sure you search out the Democratic Coffee Bar.
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