Cuddly Copenhagen is well known for its outstanding quality of life – so much so that some have even dubbed it the world’s happiest city. And are they on to something? Well, it won’t take you long to figure out some of the secrets of the Danish capital’s success. One thing this city certainly gets right is that it’s remarkably easy to get around, especially if you join locals in the bike lane. Alternatively, jump on the city’s all-hours metro, which got a brand-new line in late 2019, making many of the top attractions and things to do in Copenhagen more accessible than ever.
History buffs will love its royal castles and palaces, while foodies will be spoilt for choice in the city whose restaurants pretty much invented New Nordic cuisine (and now boast 22 Michelin stars between them). Shopping in the Danish capital is also delightful, thanks to its wealth of independent shops and string of pedestrianised streets. On rainy days, explore some of the city’s world-class museums, and when the sun’s out, head to one of its many picturesque parks. Better yet, take a refreshing dip in the harbour — it’s certainly clean enough for swimming. See what we mean about quality of life?
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