The Scandinavian Spirit Embodied
Compact, efficient and architecturally fascinating, the Danish capital is the perfect model of a tourist-friendly modern city. The part of Copenhagen of most interest to visitors runs along the waterfront and takes in several neighbourhoods with different vibes. Sleek Modernist design, soft lighting, flaky pastries and excellent coffee make cafés in cool Vesterbro and the Meatpacking District into havens of hygge. In the historic core of the city, quaint multicoloured houses line the harbour, and grand landmarks like Rosenborg Castle and the National Gallery of Denmark are only ever a few minutes’ walk away.
Several cultural routes have stops in or close to Copenhagen: the European Cemeteries Route, the European Route of Cistercian abbeys, the Viking Routes, and the Route of Saint Olav Ways.