From Sleepy Village to World City
Copenhagen was founded over 1,000 years ago as a sleepy fishing village for the local area Vikings, what a difference some time makes. Now, Copenhagen is a very exciting city that attracts a growing number of visitors each year to experience the sights, sounds and cuisine.
In order to visit Copenhagen, most people arrive Copenhagen Airport, which is the main airport that services the region, one of the biggest in all Scandinavia. The city also services arrivals via the Copenhagen-Malmö Port as well as a high number of rail stations throughout the city as well.
Art and Museums
Copenhagen is home to a number of fantastic museums and art galleries. One of the most popular would include the National Museum, also called the Nationalmuseet, the National Gallery is also very popular and features works from a number of renowned artists like Picasso, Rembrandt and Olafur Eliasson.
Other popular art museums that tourist and visitors to the city really enjoy visiting include the Louisiana, which is a well-known modern art museum, as well as the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek gallery featuring a number of ancient works of art.
One of the most popular attractions in Copenhagen is a work of art that is not in any museum, but located on the water. The statue of the Little Mermaid has been one attraction that most visitors to the city make sure to see, as it really has become one of the biggest icons of Copenhagen.
Growing Foodie City
Copenhagen is also a growing foodie city that has been regularly recognized internationally for the cuisine being served. Recently, the city has counted over 10 Michelin Stars, a sign of a very impressive food scene.
The most popular dishes that most visitors try when visiting Copenhagen include Danish pastries as well as some of the local microbrews. For pasty, head to Andersen Bakery, Brød and Bertel where visitors will find a fantastic selection of local fresh pastries to enjoy with a nice cup of coffee.
For beers, there are a couple of great gastropubs to try, wander over to Mikkeller, the Black Swan or Mikkeller & Friends.