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Copenhagen consistently ranks among the world's best cities to live in, and it's easy to see why. Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and its largest city yet has a population of under one million people. Here you'll enjoy historic architecture, excellent waterfront views, and some striking examples of modernist architecture.

Tourists congregate in great number at the city's beautiful Nyhavn harbour, and for good reason. The area is packed with cafes, restaurants, bars, must most importantly is arguably the city's most stunning waterside location.

World-class museums, some great family attractions, palaces and parks offer plenty to keep tourists visiting again and again. 

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Copenhagen Airport Kastrup (CPH) is one of Europe's busiest airports, a well-connected hub for SAS Scandinavian Airlines and well served by major and budget carriers across the continent.

Copenhagen's public transport is clean, affordable, reliable, and convenient - the Metro, S-trains, bus and waterbus network can all be accessed with the same ticket. Tourists should consider the Copenhagen Card so you don’t have to worry about zones or ticket prices - the card gives its holder unlimited transportation in the entire Capital Region, including to and from the airport. 

All three metro lines run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Service range from as little as 2 minutes at rush hour to over 20 minutes overnight.

To travel like a true Copenhagener, you can rent a bike and explore the city on two wheels. Copenhagen is widely considered one of the best cities in the world for cycling.

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The world-famous Little Mermaid statue is a shot most visitors a desperate to capture, but make sure to visit early in the morning before throngs of visitors and day trippers descend on this diminutive landmark.

Another frequently photographed location is Nyhavn, the picturesque harbour with colourful facades and colourful vessels along the waterfront. Most picture postcard images of Copenhagen are captured here, and it is a location you should take the time to capture at least once during your visit.

The changing of the guard at Amalienborg is a daily event that is worth capturing.

Families will enjoy Copenhagen's world famous Tivoli Gardens and nearby Copenhagen Zoo which offer great photo opportunities while being a fun day out.

Copenhagen has some excellent museums that can be an excellent rainy day activity. Some museums even offer free entrance once a week.

The most popular attractions will have signage in Danish and English. In fact, Danes tend to be fluent or at least have a good grasp of English, so you will rarely encounter a language barrier as an English speaker.


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