10 Reasons to visit Copenhagen, Denmark

Published: 20th October 2009
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Denmark is considered to be one of the world's happiest countries, and Copenhagen, its capital is the best place to visit to experience the culture of the region. Here are 10 reasons to make a trip to Copenhagen.

1. Safety - Copenhagen is reputed to be one of the safest and cleanest cities in Europe. When you visit this city, you can be assured of a safe trip in a region with a low crime statistic.

2. City Centre- Copenhagen's city centre is a perfect blend of the old and the new and is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Tourists will find many 17th and 18th century buildings existing alongside modern complexes, providing the region with a unique architectural atmosphere. The city centre is also the perfect place to have a meal, as it boasts many bakeries and cafes.

3. Tivoli Gardens - The Tivoli Gardens are one of the most famous tourist attractions in Copenhagen. The park is over 160 years old and is an icon of the city; it was also the inspiration place of many modern thinkers, including Walt Disney and Hans Christian Andersen.

4. Historical Past - The city of Copenhagen is steeped in history; having been the capital of Denmark since 1417, almost 300 years after it was founded, the city has many monuments and structures that bear witness to its long and rich past.

5. Mild Climate- Despite its northern location, Copenhagen enjoys a relatively mild climate, with the best weather occurring between April and September. Although February is the coldest month of the year, the weather is not as harsh as it is in other places across Europe.

6. Shopping - Copenhagen is world renowned shopping destination and Stroget, which is the city's main shopping area, is the longest pedestrian shopping street in the continent. The city also boasts a number of department stores, boutiques and flagship stores.

7. Nightlife - Copenhagen's nightlife has something to offer every one, whether they appreciate the theatre, concerts and plays or would prefer to go dancing in one of the city's scintillating and sophisticated nightclubs.

8. Cuisine - Denmark has its own unique cuisine and is famous for its desserts and pastries and Copenhagen has an extensive array of eateries for both the budget traveller and the luxury tourist.

9. The Canals - The city is surrounded by water, and there are numerous canals that run through Copenhagen.

10. Public Transport - The city of Copenhagen has one of the best public transport systems in the world and tourists will be able to catch a bus, boat or train, to get to any destination in the city with ease.

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