Copenhagen is both the capital and largest urban center for the Scandinavian country of Denmark. It lies at the eastern edge of the country and is well served from the rest of country and Europe via an efficient train service and low cost airlines.
Originally an outpost for the vikings, Copenhagen would grow into a regional power by the 17th century and its well preserved architecture and royal palaces play tribute to its rich history today.
The city for me reminds me a lot of a cleaner, safer and better organized version of Amsterdam. Both of which feature canals, well planned cycling lanes and of course Dutch Baroque style architecture.
Copenhagen today is often rated high on the world's most livable city's index for its best practice urban planning, safety, cleanliness and lack of smog.
The Nyhavn canal is a popular entertainment district for Copenhagen and a great place to enjoy a Danish beer while people watching.
The pedestrian only downtown area is ideal for shopping or cafe hopping.
No trip to Copenhagen is complete without a canal boat tour.
The citizens of Copenhagen love their sunny days, as they cycle through out the city where there is many public musical performances
Popular street eats include beer nuts and world famous Danish Hot dogs !
Copenhagen is home to the worlds first amusement park Tivoli Gardens. No trip to Copenhagen is complete without a visit here.
For shopping enthusiasts Copenhagen has many options including large mega malls as the Fisketorvet shopping center - easily accessible via city train or bicycle.
Despite the weather often being damp, the locals love exercising outdoors whether that be in the form of swimming in the ocean or cycling. They are definitely among the most fit people you'll see anywhere.
As a proponent of everything green and environmental sustainability, Copenhagen is rife with Eco cafes and farm to fork freshness. Copenhagen like most European cities has there share of great bakeries too.
Like all major western cities Copenhagen has struggled with homelessness and poverty. They however allow for an area known as "Freetown Christiana" to exist which is a free thinking commune which annexed an abandoned military base where Cannabis is freely grown and traded.
Public transport is operated in the usual European efficiency, no need for Uber here.
Copenhagen as a major European capital, has all the major musical acts gracing its stadiums. Its also home to many cultural treasures as the National Museum of Denmark.
Copenhagen has eight royal castle to explore and many other architectural wonders worth visiting.
In summary: Copenhagen is a very cool place to visit. However, due to Denmark's extremely high standard of living it is very very expensive. Expect to pay at least double for everything, but the quality is generally impeccable.
As Copenhagen is a major cruise port, there are many direct flights from North America. There is no language concerns as many signs / menus are bilingual (Danish / English ) as too pretty much everyone you meet.