From fairytale and fantasy to stylish sophistication, Denmark’s capital city blends the old with the new, earning it the title of the world’s most livable city. Established as a Viking fishing village in the 10th century, today Copenhagen is small enough to get around with ease, yet promises entertainment and nightlife its larger European counterparts would envy…
You’d be forgiven for thinking you were in Amsterdam; both bicycles and canals are never far away. Life in Copenhagen is by and in the water, or on a bike. The city has been designed to cater for cyclists in separate bicycle lanes and the labyrinth of old canals and lakes will often become the target for open-air swimming, sometimes even when it’s cold out.
Your cruise ship will dock at one of the main passenger piers, Langelinie or Freeport Terminal, located just five to 10 minutes from the city centre and 20 to 25 minutes from Copenhagen Airport by taxi or bus. You can board the No. 26 local bus service to central Copenhagen, passing some of Copenhagen’s ket attractions including the old Frederiksstad Quarters from 1748, including the four Amalienborg Palaces (the Royal residence) and the Marble Church, as well as the Tivoli Gardens before arriving at Copenhagen’s Central Station.
It’s a breeze getting from Copenhagen’s cruise terminals to the city’s tourist sites, many of which, including the iconic statue of the Little Mermaid, are located along the waterfront. Copenhagen’s public transport infrastructure is reliable and efficient. Two metro lines connect the east and western part of the city to the centre, while CityBus 11A offers an inner-city sightseeing bus services past Copenhagen’s top attractions, including the Church of Our Lady, Strøget (the largest pedestrian street in the world), The National Museum and The Kings Garden. Copenhagen also operates a free bicycle service between April and September with racks dotted around the city centre where visitos can remove a bike by inserting a 20kr coin.