Get your adrenaline pumping at Tivoli Gardens, simply known as Tivoli. Perfect for a family day out, this famous amusement park and pleasure garden was opened on 15 August 1843. Today, it is the second oldest amusement park in the world. With roller coasters, giant swings, kiddie rides, arcades, theatre, an aquarium and beautiful gardens, there are plenty of activities for the entire family. Be sure to try out the fatamorgana – a 3 in 1 ride that has something for every member of the family; with bumper cars on the ground level for 5 year olds, animal themed gondolas the provide great views and a moderate ride for the more conservative to the wild 2.5 G-force, floorless rotational tower for the adrenaline junkies. Visitors in the theme park can also enjoy performances in the Tivolis Koncertsal (classic concert hall), and the Tivoli Boys Guard, a music ensemble of boys dressed in traditional uniform.
Located in central Copenhagen is Christiansborg Palace built in 1167, it is still in use today, the palace is used as a government building seating Danish Parliament, home to the Danish Prime Minister’s Office, and to the Supreme Court of Denmark. Visitors in the castle can enjoy the finest Danish architecture and learn about the country’s political history. If you buy tickets including the Royal Reception Rooms you will also enjoy a free guided tour.
Located close to Strøget is the Grønnegade quarter, a charming area filled with narrow streets lined with colorful houses that have been converted into shops. The quarter boasts quaint interior design stores like Hay, and trendy fashion boutiques on Kronprinsensgade. Kronprinsensgade has become the city’s fashion centre and houses many of Denmark’s top designers clothing. A must-stop in the Grønnegade is AC Perchs Thehandel – a tea shop and room that is the oldest retailer in the area dating back to 1834. There are also restaurants like Blomsterbergs known for its yummy cakes and desserts, and Green Sushi that sells organic sushi. The quarter is also known for its organic perfumeries.
Nicknamed the Latin quarter due to the presence of the old University campus, this stretches east from Vor Frue Plads along Store Kannikestræde and Skindergade to Købmagergade, and north up Fiolstræde to Nørre Voldgade. The quaint Latin Quarter is known for its groovy record stores, comic book stores, trendy cafes, and hip clothing stores. Once one of the poorest areas in Copenhagen, it has been transformed into one of the most popular areas to go shopping in the city. With picture perfect nooks, the Gråbrødretorv (Grey Friars’ Square) and second hand bookstores don’t miss the treasures of the Latin Quarter
From budget-friendly stores to the most expensive stores in the city, Strøget is the largest shopping area in Copenhagen. Located in the heart of the city, Strøget is one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets that stretches 1.1 kilometres and runs from the City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) to Kongens Nytorv. Stores like Max Mara, Prada, Mulberry, Hermès and Louis Vuitton are all represented in the street, as well as familiar favorites like H&M, Vero Moda, Weekday and Zara.