Dainty and delicate, the Danish capital is located on the islands of Zealand and Amager. The quaint cobble-stone streets, canals and distinctive traditional architecture now sits side-by-side with sleek modern designs. And with trendy bars and clubs to keep you bopping well into the night, there's a healthy balance of hip and historic.

The port for Scandinavian cruises is located north of the Little Mermaid statue.

Sights to See

Rundetårn, or Round Tower, affords incredible views of the city. The Danish royal family live in the classical, Amalienborg. Other royal palaces include Rosenborg, Christianborg, which also houses the Parliament and the Eremitage Palace. For sheer fun, the Tivoli Gardens amusement park offers an afternoon's distraction.

What's for Lunch

For a quick lunch in between site-seeing, the conveniently-located pølsevogn or sausage wagon scattered around town offer a variety of hot dogs. For a more salubrious affair, the city boasts Michelin-starred restaurants.

If you see only one thing...

The Little Mermaid statue is the unofficial symbol of the city and sits innocently on a rock in the harbour.

Local speak

To help you sing the iconic song in Danish, you'll need the word vidunderlige.


Strøget is a large pedestrian mall, where you're sure to find mementos you wanted and souvenirs you didn't.