Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark (probably one of the top 10
capitals you learn as a kid!) is a bustling metropolis packed with
residents and tourists alike. It really is a beautiful city to walk
through and enjoy the sights. Still can’t quite believe how small
the Little Mermaid was though!
The city is renowned for its Quality of Life, there’s lots of open space, pedestrianized zones, bike lanes etc, it makes for a much more relaxed experience. There are so many lovely looking bars and restaurants to choose from, although it is a little more expensive than other European destinations, so that’s something you should take into account if you fancy New Year here!
As a tourist, there’s lots to see and do. Visit Nyhavn, Amalienborg Palace, SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark, the Botanical Gardens, Christiansborg Palace, Tivoli Gardens and of course, can you really go all the way to Copenhagen and NOT see the Little Mermaid? I don’t think so!
If you are fortunate enough to be in Copenhagen for New Year,
then you want to make sure you plan ahead and make some
reservations. Restaurants (especially the good ones) are going to be
very busy, so I wouldn’t leave it until the last minute to see if
you can get a table!
Don’t worry if you see the streets clear at 6pm on New Years Eve, everyone heads inside to watch Queen Margrethe's speech!
It’s tradition in Copenhagen to head for City Hall Square, where locals and visitors alike gather to hear the clock tower bring in the new year. It will be packed, I mean RAMMED, so be warned! At midnight you can see the fireworks, with a glass of champagne in one hand and some kransekage (marzipan cake, mmmm, I love Marzipan!) in the other and then head onto one of the capitals bars or clubs!
If you want something slightly more, plush, then Tivoli Gardens is open for New Year, so you could dine in one of the garden restaurants, stroll through the Christmas market stalls, enjoy the rides (until 10pm) and be in a great spot to see the fireworks.
Many people also like to venture to Queen Louise's Bridge, another great spot for dinner options nearby and watching the fireworks.
The bars, restaurants and clubs will have special New Year menus and events so book in advance.
Some restaurants you might want to visit are:
The Olive Kitchen & Bar
It's far and few between really when it comes to webcams in Copenhagen, but I found this that gives some views:
Copenhagen is a beautiful place to visit, so make the most of it
with great accommodation:
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.
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