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Why Copenhagen is the Ultimate Summer City Break


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By Niamh Walsh on 21st June 2024

From leisurely strolls along its charming cobblestone streets to indulging in delectable Nordic cuisine, here's why Copenhagen is the ultimate summer city break destination.

Along the picturesque shores of Denmark lies Copenhagen, an irresistible blend of old-world allure and modern cool. Here's why the Danish capital effortlessly captivates visitors from around the globe.


Immerse yourself in Copenhagen's rich culture by exploring its world-class museums, galleries, and theatres. The National Gallery of Denmark houses an extensive collection of Danish and international art spanning centuries, while the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art showcases avant-garde works in a stunning coastal setting. For a taste of Danish history and heritage, visit the captivating exhibits at the National Museum or delve into the Viking past at the Viking Ship Museum in nearby Roskilde. From classical ballet performances at the Royal Danish Theatre to cutting-edge contemporary dance at the Dansehallerne, Copenhagen's cultural scene offers something for every artistic palate.

Copenhagen’s waterfront is a picture-perfect blend of historic charm and modern vibrancy. Sail along the scenic canals of Nyhavn, where brightly painted townhouses and cozy cafes line the water, or navigate the serene Christianshavn Canal, adorned with charming houseboats and waterfront dining spots. For an offbeat adventure, head to Refshaleøen, an island transformed from industrial relic to cultural hotspot, boasting panoramic views of the city skyline and the majestic Øresund Bridge linking Denmark to Sweden.

Culinary Experiences

No visit to Copenhagen is complete without indulging in its world-renowned culinary scene, where traditional Danish fare meets innovative gastronomy. Sample classic smørrebrød (open-faced sandwiches) piled high with fresh seafood and seasonal ingredients at bustling food markets like Torvehallerne or the Copenhagen Street Food Market on Paper Island.

For haute cuisine, reserve a table at Marchal in the iconic Hotel D'Angleterre. Gourmet dining is an integral part of the d’Angleterre experience – and has been since French servant Jean Marchal married the Danish girl Maria Coppey, the Royal Chef’s daughter. The couple joined forces romantically and professionally and established a restaurant in 1755, which later grew into the d’Angleterre that we know. With its walk-in wine room, Michelin-starred cuisine, and exquisite ambiance, the modern Nordic/French restaurant is headed by Danish chef Andreas Bagh, promising an unforgettable dining experience that showcases the best of Danish gastronomy. Our personal recommendation? Order the oysters. And, when the weather permits, diners can savour their meal al fresco on the restaurant's charming terrace, the perfect lunchtime retreat to soak in the sights and sounds of the city. Book your reservation here.

Oysters at Marchal, Copenhagen
Marchal, Hotel D'Angleterre

Where to Stay

In the heart of Copenhagen's trendy 'Meatpacking District' lies a haven of modern luxury: the Eric Vökel Copenhagen Suites. With its meticulously restored Danish-style facade and array of amenities, including high-speed Wi-Fi and international TV channels, this boutique accommodation sets the stage for an unforgettable weekend escape. It's also a five-minute stroll to Copenhagen's main train station København H, as well as the magical Tivoli Gardens.

Reception is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday. If you arrive outside office hours, no worries—Eric Vökel offers a seamless 24-hour check-in system and boasts exceptional security, ensuring peace of mind throughout your stay. Each suite is also fully furnished with a kitchen, washing machine, and all the comforts of home. For added convenience, guests can opt for delightful breakfast baskets delivered straight to their door. Book your stay here.

 Eric Vökel Copenhagen Suites
Eric Vökel Copenhagen Suites

Getting Around

Explore Copenhagen like a local by hopping on a bicycle and pedaling your way through the city's bike-friendly streets and scenic parks. With over 350 kilometers of designated bike lanes and a culture that prioritizes cycling as a primary mode of transportation, Copenhagen offers visitors a convenient and eco-friendly way to discover its many attractions. Join the throngs of cyclists commuting to work or leisurely explore the city's green spaces, such as the sprawling grounds of Frederiksberg Gardens or the idyllic paths of Fælledparken.

Summer Highlights:

  • Nyhavn: Take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn's sun-drenched waterfront, where colorful facades and historic ships create a picture-perfect setting for a summer afternoon, and, if you’re feeling brave, take a dip in the Baltic sea.

  • Tivoli Gardens: Experience the magic of Tivoli Gardens in full bloom, with its enchanting rides, lush gardens, and lively entertainment providing endless fun under the summer sun.

  • Rosenborg Castle: Surrounded by verdant gardens, the castle is the perfect place for a summer picnic.

Nyhavn, Copenhagen
Nyhavn, Copenhagen

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