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.
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
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.