The Kiwi.com Top 10 – Copenhagen

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The Kiwi.com Top 10 – Copenhagen

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25 June 2017

By | 25 June 2017

Here at Kiwi.com, we love exploring new places, but we also know that sometimes you want to go back to somewhere you’ve already been. Here’s our guide to the 10 most popular airports that Kiwi.com customers fly in and out of

Airport – Kastrup

City – Copenhagen

If you’ve never been …

… Be prepared to be happy! Denmark is always in and around the top positions of those happiest countries surveys, and in Copenhagen they have a capital that does this reputation no harm at all.

Elegant Hanseatic buildings line the boulevards and canals, while new developments have slipped seamlessly into the gaps to create a city that is both forward-looking and modern but also retains a powerful sense of the maritime history that made it such a rich and prosperous city in the first place.

Go for some elegant entertainment

Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest theme park in Europe – ESB Professional / Shutterstock Copenhagen Group Created with Sketch. Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest theme park in Europe – ESB Professional / Shutterstock

The Tivoli Gardens are the second-oldest amusement park in Europe, and as well as roller-coasters and other rides, there’s an art gallery, a puppet theatre and wild buildings based on architecture from around the world. Oh, and a pirate ship.

Get on your bike

Copenhagen is probably the best city in the world to cycle in – Curioso / Shutterstock Group Created with Sketch. Copenhagen is probably the best city in the world to cycle in – Curioso / Shutterstock

Copenhagen is a cyclist’s heaven. It’s flat, there are plenty of parks and even if you’re not going through greenery, there is such an extensive network of cycle lanes that bicycles actually outnumber residents. If you’re going to spend your time in the city centre there really is no better way to explore. If it’s your type of thing, there are also cycle tours of Copenhagen’s architectural sites.

Discover something fishy

The Blue Planet Aquarium is an incredible piece of architecture – Kravtsov_Ivan / Shutterstock Copenhagen Group Created with Sketch. The Blue Planet aquarium is an incredible piece of architecture – Kravtsov_Ivan / Shutterstock

Copenhagen’s new Blue Planet aquarium, located near Amager beach, may not be the largest in the world, but a) it’s a pretty cool piece of architecture, and b) the sheer variety of sea creatures from all around the globe and the quality of the displays and interactive exhibits means it’s a way to keep kids (and bigger kids!) entertained for a good few hours.

If you’ve already been and feel like going back, what about these?

Get coffee the scientific way

If you like your coffee made scientifically, visit Kent Kaffee Laboratorium – Shutterstock Copenhagen Group Created with Sketch. If you like your coffee made scientifically, visit Kent Kaffee Laboratorium – Shutterstock

The ultimate expression of hipsterdom? Yes, probably. If you’re into your coffee and absurd ways of having it served – and enjoy being scoffed at for asking for milk – this is the place for you. All the coffee is made and served in equipment that looks like it was taken from a secondary school science classroom, and probably was. If coffee served in a beaker and heated with a Bunsen burner sounds good to you head to Kent Kaffee Laboratorium at Norre Farimagsgade 70.

Try a tricky climb

The spire of the Church of Our Saviour is a difficult climb but affords amazing views – Shutterstock Copenhagen Group Created with Sketch. The spire of the Church of Our Saviour is a difficult climb but affords amazing views – Shutterstock

It costs 25 Krone to climb to the top of the tower of the Church of Our Saviour for great views of the city, but it’s not for the unfit of wary. It consists of a mixture of steps, ladders, tight squeezes and crawl spaces.

Browse the beers

Leif Sonne's beer collection holds 22,000 unopened bottles – Giuseppe Carbone / Shutterstock Copenhagen Group Created with Sketch. Leif Sonne’s beer collection holds 22,000 unopened bottles – Giuseppe Carbone / Shutterstock

Since 1968, a chap called Leif Sonne has been collecting beers. He now has a collection of over 22,000 unopened beer bottles, which is so many they had to be moved to a special cellar near the Carlsberg brewery where they sit to this day.