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The mystique of Copenhagen is multifaceted, but for many, it starts with the food. The Danish capital is the standard bearer of New Nordic cuisine, a movement supported by a society that encourages local talent, in this case chefs are creating and experimenting with local ingredients. But the well-defined city, with its network of cycle paths and ample green space, supports a wide range of creative enterprises. Across the city, art galleries are popping up in quirky spaces, like old butcher shops; Independent boutiques are filling up with distinctive Danish wares. So even as food trends wax and wane, Copenhagen continues to surprise.

Denmark is known for the high standard of living they offer their inhabitants. In its latest survey on the standard of living in the world's cities, renowned consultancy William M. Mercer positioned Copenhagen as number five on its list of "Best Cities"

We had seen photos of Europe in winter, which gave us great expectations of snowy fairytale castles, Christmas Markets filled with good cheer.

We arrived in Copenhagen by train from Malmo in Sweden, the train is spectacular and quick.

What to do in Copenhagen:

Fairytale castles topped our list of must-see places in Europe in winter, and we jumped at the chance to take a day trip from Copenhagen to visit them! Denmark was once a prosperous monarchy with countless enormous castles, one of which was immortalized in Shakespeare's Hamlet. We think venturing out to see the castles is one of the best day trips from Copenhagen in winter.

Tivoli Gardens is one of Copenhagen's claims to fame, and is a winter fairytale in November and December. The amusement park has been sitting in the middle of Copenhagen since 1843, making it the 2nd oldest amusement park in the world. Take that, Disney World! During winter, Tivoli transforms into a huge Christmas Market. We spent an entire day exploring and wandering, hand in hand. We didn't even go on any tours - it was so beautiful!

Copenhagen has no shortage of pedestrian-friendly streets, and Kronprinsensgade is one of the prettiest! During the winter, the street is engulfed in long rows of holiday lights that are magical and totally Instagrammable.

If you've ever looked at photos of Copenhagen, you've seen Nyhavn. The colorful door is Copenhagen's most recognizable icon! But during the winter months of November and December, Nyhavn transforms into its typical corridor image, a colorful canal lined with boats.

Torvehallarne is one of the best food markets there!

Paper Island Street Food Market is where you should go when you're really hungry but not sure exactly what you want to eat. It's basically a huge warehouse filled with colorful ethnic street food lanes from around the world (Colombian! Turkish! Moroccan! Korean!), all decorated in an anti-establishment, ultra-cool atmosphere.

Spending the day walking around Copenhagen is a fantastic way to explore the city - and stay warm in the cold winter weather! Copenhagen is a great walking city and seeing it on foot (or by bike ) is the perfect way to see the sights of this wonderful city. Throw on a pair of wool socks and shoes (make sure they can handle Copenhagen's cobblestone streets ) and you'll be warm in no time!

We love the city and highly recommend Denmark, we just think it's a little expensive.

  • Capital : Copenhagen (Copenhagen).

  • Official language : Danish.

  • Queen : Margaret II.

  • 2014 population : 5,627,235 inhabitants.

  • Currency : Crown.

  • Total Area : 43,094 km².

  • Time zone : UTC +1, +2.

  • International telephone code : +45.

  • Climate : Oceanic.

  • Visa : Denmark belongs to the European Union and the Schengen Area, so a visa is not required for Portuguese or Brazilian citizens.

  • Borders : Germany, Sweden.

  • Places not to be missed : Copenhagen, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Funen Island, Legoland, Carlsberg Distillery, Waddensea National Park, Kronborg Castle, Ilulissat.

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