March 27, 2023

Top reasons to take a luxury Copenhagen vacation in autumn

In Copenhagen, sample a traditional smorrebrod, a flatbread sandwich with sliced meats or fish, cheeses, and dill.
Comfortable weather, fewer tourists, and reduced hotel rates are all benefits of taking a luxury vacation to Copenhagen in the fall. Here are five things to do in Copenhagen, made even more enjoyable by the pleasant perks of the autumn season.

Biking Around the City
Copenhagen is amazingly compact, and though the city has a clean and efficient public transport system, one of the best ways to get around is by bike. Most hotels will let guests use their bikes at no charge, or visitors can take advantage of a city program that lets you borrow a bike for a deposit of about $3. When you return the bike to the city’s stalls, the deposit is returned to you.

Canal Boat Tours
Denmark stretches over several islands, and Copenhagen itself is a city crisscrossed by canals. First-time visitors can get a great look at Copenhagen on a canal boat tour, which offers a unique overview of the city. Canal boat tours leave from the Nyhavn, where Hans Christian Andersen once lived. It’s now a cobblestone street with upscale bars and restaurants worth exploring.

A Taste of Nordic Cuisine
Copenhagen has become a popular destination for foodie travelers, thanks in part to Noma – which was once again designated the best restaurant in the world on the 2014 San Pellegrino list of the world’s 50 best restaurants. And, with most of the tourists gone, it’s possible to get into some of the city’s best restaurants without having to wait days or even weeks.

Top Copenhagen Attractions
Tivoli Gardens and The Little Mermaid are the must-see attractions of the city – and are likely to be a little less congested in the fall. Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world, sits smack in the middle of Copenhagen, boasting rides, fun booths, and some first-class restaurants. The Little Mermaid, an iconic bronze statue in the city’s harbor, attracts busloads of tourists in the busy summer months. Overcrowding eases a bit in the fall, offering the chance for better views and photographs.

Kronborg Castle
Shakespeare reportedly used Kronborg Castle as the model for the castle in “Hamlet.” Today, you can take a train 45 minutes north of Copenhagen to the small town of Helsinger (Elsinore) to see if for yourself. Costumed actors even read portions of “Hamlet” to groups of visitors and explain which scenes may have taken place in different rooms of the castle. Nearby, the newly opened Maritime Museum – designed by celebrity architect Bjarke Ingels – was designed to look like a ship’s hull below ground level in an old dry-dock.

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