Art and architecture
Copenhagen's contemporary architectural highlights include Henning Larsen’s controversial Opera House
, a huge futuristic building with a curved front wall and overhanging flat roof. Just across the water you'll see one of the finest examples of Danish Rococo, the magnificent 18th
century Amalienborg Palace
. This outstanding structure is made up of for four identical palaces, which together form the winter residence of the Danish royal family.
The Tivoli Gardens
opened in 1843 and have been charming visitors ever since, with legendary rollercoaster rides, timeless theatre productions and fantastic food pavilions. The gardens are even more magical at night, when fairylights twinkle over flowerbeds. On balmy summer evenings, impressive displays use lights, fire and smoke to illuminate the lake in spectacular style.
Shopping, Scandinavian style
Copenhagen’s compact city centre makes it a great shopping destination. Head to Strøget
, one of Europe's longest pedestrian streets, for brands like Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, and Mulberry, or seek out antiques on Bredgade. For Danish design
, there's nowhere better than Illums Bollighus on Amagertorv Square.
Home to New Nordic cuisine, Copenhagen isn't short of fine dining options. If you're looking for outstanding food and a warm atmosphere, Café Royal
at Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Copenhagen has it all. The mouth-watering menu boasts delicious delights from the famous Josper Grill and wines galore. Start or end your evening at the bar and enjoy one of the delightful signature cocktails named after renowned designers.