A visit to the capital of Denmark: Things to do in Copenhagen

Europe, Netherlands

Copenhagen is trying to be the greenest city. There are organic restaurants with free beer in CO2 in their production. Shops, hotels and even hairdressers with the label of “harmless with the environment“. Copenhagen, the Danish capital, leads the way when it comes to caring for the environment and is the city that aims to become the first CO2-free capital by 2025.

At the moment it has become one of the European cities in which more people are cycling and has the record in terms of consumption of organic foods. One of the last measures is to promote the consumption of products grown nearby, since the CO2 emitted to bring, for example, a pineapple from a tropical country is something that can be avoided with the consumption of closeness.

In addition, according to a global study conducted by the World Database of Happiness Denmark is, along with Asian Bhutan, the happiest country in the world. Here are the top things to do in Copenhagen, in addition to being photographed with the famous mermaid:

Rent a bike and go for a ride

There are many points of rent, it’s likely that even in the hotel where you stay you can get one, and it is really nice to stroll through this completely flat and bike-ready capital. Even the City Council puts 2,000 bikes available to its citizens and tourists spread throughout the city.

A guided tour in Kayak

Be eco-friendly and enjoy the architectural gems and historic buildings on a kayak tour through the Christianshavn canals and the Copenhagen harbor. If you get thirsty there is no problem as many of the bars on the canal will serve you a coffee or a beer without having to leave your kayak.

The neighborhood of Christiania

Located in the centre of the city, it is basically a hippie sector outside European laws, in fact, a sign at the entrance indicates that you are leaving the EU. The place was an abandoned military camp that in 1971 was occupied by a large group of hippies; Created a “free state” in the heart of the city of Copenhagen. The experiment resulted in an alternative movement that still exists today, albeit with slight modifications: now, for example, the sale of hard drugs or camping is not allowed. 1000 people live here in their

The experiment resulted in an alternative movement that still exists today, albeit with slight modifications: now, for example, the sale of hard drugs or camping is not allowed. 1000 people live here in their colourful homes. Pay attention to the graffiti, the market, the wall paintings, the Greenland style house and the vegetarian restaurants.

Tivoli Park

Other things you cannot imagine finding in the centre of the city is an amusement park. The beautiful Tivoli Park is more than 100 years old. Here you can enjoy the well-kept gardens, attractions, restaurants, fireworks, outdoor concerts and aquatic shows of lights and colours at night. Its most novel attraction is the Himmelskibe, a carousel of 80 meters in height.

Visit Vor Frelsers Kirke

Vor Frelsers Kirke or Our Savior’s Church is a Baroque tower 90 meters high located in the neighborhood of Christianshavns. You can climb to the tip of your curious spiral dome and enjoy spectacular views of the entire city of Copenhagen.

Nørrebro and organic beer

Nørrebro is a cosmopolitan district where students, artists, and people of all nationalities flock to its attractive bars and cafés and trendy boutiques. The brewery Nørrebro Bryghus is housed in an old factory and has a restaurant with a capacity of 160 people, a bar, and an outdoor patio during the summer months. In April 2009 the first Danish beer free of CO2 emissions was brought to light

Kronborg Castle

In Helsingor, about 45 km from Copenhagen is a place known internationally as the scenario of Hamlet. The impressive Kronborg Castle is built on three islets and was no longer inhabited by the royal family since the late 1600s. No one knows if Shakespeare was in Helsingor when he decided to write Hamlet, but his decision says much of the importance of the castle at that time in which the city was a strategic maritime point.

And of course … the little mermaid

But only to realize that sometimes the most popular tourist attractions are not that amazing. The statue is small and disappoints everyone, but for some reason is among that iconic statue that symbolizes cities like the Statue of Liberty in New York and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janerio.

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Most overrated cities in Europe: Do you know which are?

Europe, Germany, Ireland, italy, Netherlands, Switzerland

When deciding where to go on holidays, we tend to visit those cities everyone loves. Movies and television have made us believe that some cities are idyllic and fabulous location perfect for holidays. However, once you arrive at that “Dream location” you realise that maybe it’s not that great, or you end up wondering, why everyone loves this city if suck?

Maybe you are the weirdo or maybe some cities are simply overrated. We all tend to give our very personal opinion and see things that maybe no one else sees. Sometimes we ignore beautiful cities because someone tells us that location is not good enough, but we do believe in someone who tells us that a city is idyllic. Mostly, we read regarding top locations we all should visit, or idyllic destination for a top vacation, reason why on this post we have selected those “idyllic cities” that disappoint everyone.

Most overrated cities in Europe

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This city is probably the one that disappoints the most. It’s supposed to be beautiful thanks to its architecture and dotted with lovely canals… Don’t misunderstand me, the city is beautiful, however, the tourism that attracts spoils the whole experience. The city is full of moronic English people that give us a bad reputation, always drunk, looking for English pubs and making fun of prostitutes. Also, another public that attracts are those rich guys that think they are utterly incredible for puffing special cigarettes. Certainly, Amsterdam is one of the most overrated cities in Europe.

Berlin

Berlin

The capital of Germany isn’t worthy enough for a visit. Visitors come to Europe attracted to historical cities or real medieval areas. Why bother visiting a city that is too modern and too sterile, when you can spend lovely holidays somewhere else? The city has some beautiful buildings and it’s also full of fascinating history, but again is too expensive and too unsure of itself to be visited by someone.

Milan

milan

Milan is perfect if you want to spend your money shopping, Milan is fashionable and has a beautiful street perfect for strolling and of course, the Duomo is impressive. But once you have visited the Duomo and the last supper painting, you have nothing else to do in the city. Italy has a large number of cities with more charm and with way more attractions.

Zurich

zurich

It’s said that the greatest cities are always by rivers… Unfortunately for Zurich, that’s not enough. Once you have a stroll along its streets you have seen all that Zurich can offer. Of course, there are a vast array of culinary options, beautiful churches and shopping areas, but if you travel on a budget, you won’t be able to afford anything.

Dublin

dublin (2)

Dublin is an ugly city, period. The city centre has beautiful Georgian and Victorian buildings but that’s it. If you have ever been to other European cities you will see that the Irish capital has nothing to offer. Its centre is small and one of its most famous attractions is the Temple Bar. Temple Bar doesn’t offer cheap beer and the beer is not even special or different. Undoubtedly, in my opinion, Dublin is one of the most overrated cities in Europe. Ireland is beautiful, full of fabulous areas but its capital is not one of those.

Here our post with the most overrated cities in Europe. Have you ever been at any of these cities? Do they disappointed? Which city has disappointed you the most? Give us your opinion.