5 things to do in Copenhagen: between art, nature and cycling

5 things to do in Copenhagen: between art, nature and cyclingDiscovering the wonders of Copenhagen, a city rich in art and culture much loved by tourists

È one of the most fascinating cities in Europe, reached every year by thousands of visitors ready to be enchanted by its wonders: Copenhagen mixes tradition and modernity, art and nature, giving life to a world always full of surprises, waiting to be discovered. The capital of Denmark is one of the most loved destinations by tourists, precisely because it offers such a quantity of attractions that it leaves everyone breathless. If you are thinking of treating yourself to a weekend to discover Copenhagen, then take note of these five experiences that you just can't miss, to fully experience the Danish atmosphere.

Visit Rosenborg Castle

It stands in the heart of the city, and is one of the most fascinating examples of Renaissance architecture in the entire region: the Rosenborg Castle, once an ancient royal residence, is now home to the Museum of the Royal Danish Collection. Built at the beginning of the 600s at the behest of King Christian IV of Denmark, it stands in the center of a suggestive Renaissance garden, which partly follows the layout of the Italian garden and partly that of the English park.

While in summer the garden is the real attraction of the area, at any time of the year it is however possible to admire the interior of the castle and its sumptuous rooms. Visitors are enchanted by the high, richly frescoed ceilings, from the period furnishings and the valuable art collections kept there.

Take a canal tour

One of the main characteristics of the city is undoubtedly the network of canals that crosses it, and that makes it so evocative. You can take advantage of a boat tour to admire the wonders of Copenhagen from a completely different point of view, covering kilometers effortlessly and touching the most important sights of the city. One of the privileged starting points is the canal di Nyhavn, located in the old port area: it is a picturesque place full of magic, with its colorful houses reflecting on the waters illuminated by the sun's rays (and at night by a bewitching play of lights).

From here you can embark on a trip among the canals, which will take you to discover other of the most beautiful locations in Copenhagen. Such as the majestic Opera House or Amalienborg Palace, winter residence of the Danish royal family. And, at the entrance to the port, of course you can admire the famous statue of the Little Mermaid.

Discover the city by bicycle

Did you know that Copenhagen is a true paradise for those who love two wheels? There are many cycle paths, for a total of around 350 km which wind along the entire city. And the Danes are the first to set a good example for tourists, since half the population travels by bicycle. Therefore, there is nothing better (and safer) than visit the center on your faithful adventure companion.

There are places, on the other hand, that are not easily accessible in any other way, too far to reach on foot and inaccessible by public transport. One of them is the Calf stall Common, a natural park located on the island of Amager: it is a huge open space a few steps from the city, where you can breathe good air and immerse yourself in nature.

Eating Smorrebrod

It's a classic Danish gastronomy, and you just can't leave the city without trying it. The Smorrebrod it is an open sandwich, which will delight your eyes even before conquering your palates. It is a slice of rye bread, with a strong brown colour, with a thin layer of butter spread on top. And then, an infinite number of ingredients that you can choose to your liking.

What it is meat or fish, whether they are cured meats or cheeses, the toppings of this fantastic sandwich will surely satisfy your tastes. Finally, a few touches of color with sliced ​​vegetables, boiled eggs and mayonnaise: your Smorrebrod is soon ready, and we are sure it will leave you pleasantly surprised.

Having fun at Tivoli Gardens

One of the oldest amusement parks in Europe stands in the center of Copenhagen: Tivoli was in fact born in the first half of the 800th century, and from the beginning it was a fantastic entertainment center capable of attracting thousands of people. Originally it had many attractions of all kinds, carousels and trains, but also a theater for shows and beautiful gardens that lit up festively at night.

Tivoli still retains its original structure today, but over the years it has undergone many renovations. Its gardens offer hours of pure fun for adults and children: crossing its doors means dive into a world of magic. And during the cold season, in the months of November and December, the park welcomes Christmas markets and offers its visitors a truly unique atmosphere.

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