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The capital city of Denmark is the beautiful Copenhagen. The city is situated on the eastern coast of the Danish island of Zealand and is on the river Oresund which separates Denmark and Sweden. Copenhagen, which started as a Viking fishing village, is now a city that over 700,000 people call home. The city is an extremely popular tourist destination and it is easy to see why!
There is so much to see and do in Copenhagen you will struggle to fit it all in during your city break. A must do, is a visit to the Tivoli Gardens, the oldest theme park in the world. To see perhaps the most photographed and the most beautiful area of Copenhagen, stroll down Nyhaven. Here you can have a coffee by the canal in front of colourful buildings.
Whether you’re a family with young kids or a couple who just want a relaxing getaway with some sightseeing in between, Copenhagen is a great city break choice for everyone!
Flights to Copenhagen from Dublin operate five days a week year-round, with an estimated flight time of 3 hours and 20 minutes. From Copenhagen airport it takes 15 minutes to reach the city centre.
To learn more about things to do in Copenhagen, the best time to go and local info see here.
Copenhagen has a vibrant nightlife and there are plenty of bars and pubs to spend an evening in. However, nightclubs are not hugely popular in the city.
This city has plenty of fine dining options all around. As Copenhagen is quite expensive be sure to check the prices before you sit down at a table!
Kids will love a visit to the Blue Planet aquarium, a great way to educate your children on marine life!
For a day of shopping, visit Fisketorvet, a stunning waterfront shopping centre with plenty of high street clothing stores and food outlets.
Every year, Copenhagen hosts its Distortion festival on the week of the first Saturday of June. Distortion is known as the world’s biggest street festival, with over 300,000 people celebrating it every year.
It is undeniable that Winter in Denmark is a very cold time to visit. For this reason, we recommend visiting Copenhagen during the summer months, when you can experience the true beauty of the city under the sun.
The Danish Krone is the currency used in Denmark.
Copenhagen is an hour ahead of Ireland.
The most popular way to get around Copenhagen is by foot and by bike.