Copenhagen is broken up into several unique districts – each with their own exciting personality. Vesterbro is Copenhagen’s capital of cool, buzzing with trendy tattoo shops, cosy cafés and chicly decorated hostels. For a more raw feel with the same hip vibe, check out Kødbyen also known as the Meatpacking district. This artsy district has galleries alongside hip burger joints and cocktail bars. For those who enjoy a more laid back atmosphere, Nørrebro sits just outside of the city centre and provides the excitement and beauty of Copenhagen while giving you a break from the busier city centre. Østerbro is known as a family friendly district that just so happens to be one of the greenest areas of the city. While in Østerbro, you can see the famous Little Mermaid statue and spend the day wandering and picnicking in Fælledparken.
In Nyhavn you’ll find colourful waterfront houses and traditional Copenhagen restaurants lining the harbour. Visit Magasin du Nord, Scandinavia’s oldest and largest department store, for some shopping. This is also the square where you will find the Royal Theatre and the Academy of Fine Arts. Christiania Copenhagen has plenty of bohemian charm. During the holiday, Christiania has an indoor Christmas market where you can buy mulled wine, almonds, and handcrafted souvenirs. Cars aren’t allowed in the district so you’ll need to find parking nearby and walk. In the city centre is Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, the second oldest operating amusement park in the world! Parking facilities are close to the park and a parking permit Copenhagen is easily accessible. Rosenborg Castle is only an 8 minute drive from city centre. This 15th century castle has gardens that are open to the public. You can also tour the castle and view the coronation thrones and the crown jewels.
One visit to Copenhagen and you’ll see how important bicycles are to Danish culture. They are a mode of transportation but also a sense of pride and an important aspect of family bonding. You’ll often see parents cycling their children to school in cargo bikes. Be sure to heed all street signs especially in Copenhagen's city centre where bicycles can outnumber cars! It’s impossible to miss how eco-friendly the city is. In fact, more than 60% of the city’s hotels are green while much of the food served to the public is certified organic. During the warmer months, many Copenhagen residents enjoy time outside – you'll often see them enjoying lunch on bridges or in the many parks. But they also make the most of the cold weather by enjoying a glass of mulled wine at a Christmas market.
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Denmark has been rated the happiest country in the world for the past 7 years. This good spirit is infectious to visitors as the clean air, high respect for health and pleasant quality of life provide the perfect destination for your visit! The Danes value high-quality social interaction and combat stress with intentional living. Locals are very friendly but also a little withdrawn so you may have to initiate interaction. It may come as a surprise to some, but Denmark doesn’t use the Euro. Instead, they use the krone. Regarding tipping, it is not necessarily expected, but much appreciated. Copenhagen is a charming mix of old and new – history sitting alongside some modern architectural feats. But some practices, such as not crossing on a red light, are still customary.