Denmark’s landscape is defined by blooming heather, dense forests and green dunes shaped by wind and weather. Travellers will rarely encounter large cities and most urban life takes place in the capital. With a population of around 600,000, even Copenhagen seems very peaceful. A short break in this city has long been regarded as an excellent choice for those seeking a Scandinavian atmosphere on par with Stockholm – that’s why Copenhagen has become such a popular North-European destination with lots to discover on a family visit!
There are flights to Copenhagen throughout the year, but the best time to go is in the summer months, when despite the Øresund breezes, temperatures are pleasantly warm, at around 20 °C. Late spring and autumn temperatures can still reach 15 °C, but in these seasons, Copenhagen’s proximity to the Arctic Circle limits the sun’s appearance to just a few hours. However, a winter visit is a truly special experience for travellers who are not daunted by freezing temperatures.
Whether you use public transport, car hire or taxi, the airport is well connected to Copenhagen, so arrangements for your return flight to Antalya, Konya or Izmir should be smooth and trouble-free. Book your flight to Copenhagen today to experience the beauty of this special Nordic city for yourself!
Few Danes are as well known internationally as Hans Christian Andersen. Ever since the 19th century, the writer has captivated young and old with his enchanting fairy tales. His greatest success, ‘The Little Mermaid’, inspired one of the most popular Disney movies of all time, and a bronze statue of ‘Den lille Havfrue’, as she is called in Danish, watches over the Langelinie waterfront promenade. Just 1.25 metres tall, this city landmark attracts thousands of tourists each year and is particularly popular with children familiar with the Disney classic, who are keen to meet ‘Ariel’.
Nyhavn’s colourful gabled houses are one of Copenhagen’s most popular motifs. While the pretty harbour-front architecture is reason enough to visit, Hans Christian Andersen also lived here for five years (in house number 20). The port’s oldest building is house number 9, which is well worth seeing and still looks as it would have done in 1861. Nyhavn is renowned for its bars and restaurants, and is the spot where Copenhageners like to have a beer and watch the sun set over the canal.
Copenhagen has several of Denmark’s historic royal castles. The Queen and her family live in the Amalienborg Palace, where visitors can experience the daily changing of the guard, free of charge. Until 1720, the royal family lived in Rosenborg Castle, and tourists can visit the throne room as well as the treasure chamber containing the crown jewels. The castle grounds are perfect for a picnic – which, of course, should include some tasty Smørrebrød. Christiansborg Palace, built on the site of earlier castles, is another must for explorers of all ages.
Families visiting Copenhagen will find something really special – an amusement park in the heart of the city. Tivoli park first opened in 1843, making it one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Its fun and entertainment features offer 28 rides, including carousels, a roller coaster and a Ferris wheel, while elsewhere, the park’s magnificent flower gardens will delight those who prefer to admire roller coasters from afar. The Tivoli Concert Hall hosts a variety of regular concerts, so those who love theatre and ballet will also be happy.
Danish Smørrebrød proves that bread and butter doesn’t have to be boring. This dense, dark bread, spread with butter, forms the base layer of a popular midday meal. When a colourful topping is added – North-Sea crab, egg, herring, cheese, liver paste and much more – a simple slice of bread quickly becomes a minor artwork. Many Copenhagen restaurants, such as the traditional Schønnemann restaurant (established 1877), specialise in these savoury delicacies. And for dessert, there is always sweet pastry, which in Denmark is just as popular as the sandwiches.
With non-stop flights from Konya, Antalya or Izmir, your outward journey to the Danish capital could hardly be more convenient. After registering an email address, passengers can use the free Wi-Fi at Copenhagen Airport (CPH), and business travellers can use the Regus Express business lounge to relax and/or work in comfort.