Copenhagen: one of Europe's coolest, greenest cities

The charming capital of Denmark is a metropolis easily explored on foot. It brings together the old town, littered with history, with the most daring of modern architecture, providing a framework for a vibrant cultural buzz. Check out this photo gallery and see what's waiting for you.

The longest pedestrian street in Europe, Strøget, winds through the city centre with shops of world-renowned Danish design, fashion and much more. In its squares and along its fascinating canals you'll find cafes and restaurants, while in the neighbourhoods Nørrebro, Vesterbro and Østerbro that surround the city centre, come the very latest trends.

One of the greenest cities in the world, with more bikes than cars, Copenhagen has a first class cultural life and serves as the culinary capital of Scandinavia. And despite all this, its neighbours retain a bohemian air that reaches the Freetown Christiania district, a world away in this stylish, cosmopolitan city that boasts the likes of its favorite adopted son, Hans Christian Andersen, the world-famous fairy-tale writer.


Christianshavn Canal, surrounded by colourful old houses, invites you to walk along its banks or enjoy an afternoon boat / © Tourism in Copenhagen.


A cafe terrace in the lakes / © Tourism in Copenhagen.


Frederiksberg Gardens are one of the largest parks in the city, with canals, islands, temples, bridges and even a Chinese flag around the summer residence of the royal family / © Tourism in Copenhagen. 

The New Copenhagen Opera is located in the island of Holmen / © Tourism in Copenhagen.  

The avant-garde Opera House, designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen / © Tourism in Copenhagen.  

Queen Louise Bridge, in one of three artificial lakes in the centre of the city / © Tourism in Copenhagen.  

The Little Mermaid, one of the most photographed tourist attractions in the city / © Tourism in Copenhagen.  

The Marble Church is named after the building material of the twelve pillars on which rests the dome / © Tourism in Copenhagen.  

The Royal Theatre opened in 2008 on the waterfront. It has since become an architectural landmark of the city / © Tourism in Copenhagen.  

Tivoli and the Round Tower / © Tourism in Copenhagen. 

The castle-palace of Rosenborg was used by the kings of Denmark as a royal residence until 1710 / © Tourism in Copenhagen.