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Copenhagen is a cosy city with no skyscrapers. Instead it is adorned with lots of small houses, picturesque parks and riverside embankments. The capital of Denmark is most often linked with the famous storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen: it is here that he set his best works.

The most convenient way to get to the capital of Denmark is to take a direct Moscow-Copenhagen flight. The best money-saving option is to purchase a round-trip ticket. Flights arrive at Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (flight duration: about 3 hours). Please note that the best airfares to Copenhagen usually sell out quickly, so we strongly recommend booking tickets in advance.

General flight information Moscow   Copenhagen

Distance between cities

1566

Time difference in winter

-2 ч

Time difference in summer

-1 ч

Average flight time

2 ч 45 мин

What to see

The city’s main attractions are all in the centre. Most tours begin with The Little Mermaid statue that sits on a rock in Copenhagen harbour. Once you have admired the statue and taken a photo turn round and you will see the Kastellet fortress, which is built on an island in the form of a pentagon. Built in the seventeenth century, this fort is still listed as a military site and has been carefully preserved.

Just beside it you can find the current residence of the monarch, Amalienborg Palace. You can view the interiors, luxurious furnishings, paintings and sculptures in the mansions that belonged to Christian VII and Christian VIII. Try to catch the ceremonial changing of the guard which takes place every day in the palace square.

Take a stroll along the embankment of the city canal, Nyhavn. It is decorated with multi-coloured houses; Hans Christian Andersen himself lived in some of those.

The political centre of modern Denmark is Christiansborg Palace. This grandiose eighteenth century building in a baroque style houses the Danish parliament, the Supreme Court of Justice and the royal reception rooms.

In the King’s Gardens you will find Rosenborg Palace, which is now a museum with an extensive display of weaponry, furniture, valuables and silverware.

Another garden, Tivoli, is surrounded by City Hall Square and the Copenhagen City Hall itself, one of the tallest buildings in the city — 300 steps lead you up to its 105 metre summit. The clock tower is especially interesting, showing the time, date, day of the week, sunrise and sunset times, moon phase and church holidays.

There is a vast array of museums in Denmark’s capital: the National Museum of Denmark with a collection of exhibits from the middle ages, the National Gallery with works by Rubens and Titian, and the Thorvaldsens Museum of sculpture. There are also some great activities for families, including visiting the zoo, the Oceanarium, Ripley’s Museum, also known as the Believe it or Not Museum of Unusual Finds, and Experimentarium City, where you can not only look at but also touch exhibits or carry out your own experiments.

Those wishing to discover the secrets of Danish breweries should head straight for the Visit Carlsberg museum. It is believed that the art of brewing first began in Denmark five hundred years ago. The traditional drink here is white beer, but at Christmas-time there is a special drink, Julebryg. This is all accompanied by simple buttered sandwiches, Smørrebrød, sometimes with vegetables or seafood. Other popular foods here include a pork belly and potato dish called Stegt flæsk and Danish buns called Boller.

The list of Copenhagen’s attractions is a long one, but the best thing to do is to see them for yourself. Rent a bicycle and explore the beautiful side streets: this is a popular way to get about so you won’t be alone.