Guide to Luxury Holidays in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital city, rests on the Zealand and Amager islands. It's a dreamy place with lavish palaces, striking castles, bright pastel-coloured harbours and endless Scandinavian charm. Home to world-famous artworks and award-winning restaurants, the city is a cultural paradise. On a luxury holiday to Copenhagen, you’ll stay in world-class hotels in the heart of the city.

Divided into several districts, Copenhagen is a comfortable place to get around. It's well suited to long walks as every corner unearths new surprises and each street has rows of beautiful buildings. In the city centre, you'll find many prestigious art galleries, landmarks, monuments and museums like the National Gallery of Denmark, University of Copenhagen Botanical Gardens, the iconic Nyhavn canal and extravagant royal residences like Christiansborg Palace or Amalienborg Palace.

A short walk from the city centre, Christianshavn has a distinct personality. Similar to Amsterdam, it boasts a network of cosy canals that form the backdrop for cute outdoor cafes. It's a diverse part of Copenhagen and a great place for boat tours. The area is also home to the Copenhagen Opera House, a divine place to catch a dance or music performance.

Head west to Frederiksberg district. As the city's hub for designer shopping, this is a fashionable place to visit. Streets like Gammel Kongevej, also known as King's Road, offers high-end boutiques and upmarket clothes shops. This area also has its a gourmet food quarter with lots of delis, cafes and restaurants. Spend your day shopping or strolling through the splendid grounds of Frederiksberg Palace.

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Copenhagen is a beautiful place to visit any time of year. Spring delivers bright skies and cheerful colours with flowering cherry blossoms, daffodils and wildflowers. In summer, you'll enjoy lovely temperatures above and around 20 degrees Celsius and long hours of daylight.

Come autumn, the weather starts to get colder and falling leaves put on a gold and ruby display. Winter brings long nights and temperatures around freezing point. Learn the Danish hygge, snuggle by the fire after exploring a wonderland of Christmas markets.

As with any holiday, it's a good idea to carry some identification with you. British passport holders don't need a visa to visit Denmark and can stay for up to three months. Visit GOV.UK for more advice on passports, visas and travel.

Expect fine dining at your luxury hotel in Copenhagen with menus featuring fresh seafood and prime meats. Try international fusion dishes with a Scandinavian twist, French delicacies, Japanese specialities and Spanish tapas as well as traditional Danish cuisine.

Favourite Danish dishes include flæskesteg (roast pork), fiskefrikadeller (cod fish with fresh lemon, onion dill and parsley) or Frikadeller (meatballs). Finish your meal with traditional Danish snaps or glass of cold, locally-produced Carlsberg. Keep your eye out for speciality drinks like Mjød (a mead with traditional Viking roots) and Danish wine.

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