Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, is just as “wonderful” as the old song describes it. The city’s greater metropolitan area has a population of 1.7 million people, but the part the tourist wishes to see is remarkably compact once you get in from the airport (only 12 minutes by train) there is really no need to use public transport at all. Copenhagen is one of Europe’s oldest cities and certainly one of its cleanest. It has much to interest the tourist: stunning castles and palaces, fine museums, great shopping and the world famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park, not to forget the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue. Fans of Nordic Noir will already be aware that Copenhagen is the setting for “Borgen”, “The Killing” and “The Bridge”, and location tours are available for these. It is more expensive than other European capitals, particularly in terms of food and drink, but as a city it is well worth the extra.

Restaurant Whispers

Amalie  Website Trip Advisor Page A delightful little restaurant housed in an 18th century building near the Amalienborg Palace. Open for lunch only, Amalie has a small dining room tastefully decorated with black and white photos of Old Copenhagen and a outdoor seating area shaded with umbrellas. The menu consists of traditional Danish dishes (served in lunch portions) and is first class. The formally attired waiting staff are very efficient and courteous. Strongly recommended. ( Amaliegade 11, 1256 Copenhagen ) Dubrovnik  Website Trip Advisor Page A Croatian restaurant located in the university quarter (note the street address!). The small, old-style dining room with wooden wall panels gives you a sense of stepping back in time. The service is courteous and efficient but you do not feel crowded or rushed. The food is excellent, with the Gypsy Schnitzel a particular delight, and wine prices are below average for Copenhagen. ( Studiestraede 32, 1455 Copenhagen ) R istorante Italiano  Website Trip Advisor Page Italiano is located at the back of the Vor Frue Kirche cathedral and consists of a small, attractive dining room and a large outdoor terrace. The menu, more extensive than most Copenhagen restaurants, features all the Italian favourites - pizza, pasta and more - and the food is of a good standard. The waiting staff, some of whom are Italian, are very friendly and helpful. All in all a little taste of Italy in Scandanavia. ( Fiolstraede 2, 1171 Copenhagen ) Nova  Website Trip Advisor Page Nova is located directly opposite Ristorante Italiano and like it has an attractive indoor area and a large outdoor dining terrace. The restaurant seems to have a bit of an identity crisis - it is essentially a Mexican restaurant but with several Italian and other international dishes on its menu. The food is of an acceptable standard and the service is prompt and reasonably friendly. Probably better for lunch than dinner. ( Skindergade 34, 1159 Copenhagen )

Hotel Whispers

First Hotel Mayfair  Website Trip Advisor Page First Hotel Mayfair is a good hotel located about three blocks south-west of Copenhagen’s main railway station. The lobby area consists of several comfortable seating areas decorated in an oriental style and, although there is no lobby bar, drinks are available from reception. The hotel staff are particularly friendly and quick to offer help and advice about Copenhagen should you require it. The rooms are very comfortable and modern but without air-conditioning (which in fairness would not be needed for most of the year anyway). The excellent breakfast is served in the restaurant, which is reached through a shady courtyard behind reception. This hotel is sometimes featured in package holidays offered by U.K. resellers such as Fleetwood Travel, and in these circumstances it is very affordable indeed. ( Helgolandsgade 3, 1653 Copenhagen )
Helsingør Roskilde Dragør Frederiksborg Castle Malmo    Out of Town The “Little Mermaid” Christiansborg Palace Tivoli Gardens Amalienborg Palace Nyhavn           Greatest Hits Worth a Look National Museum Opera House Thorvaldsen Museum Rosenborg Castle Danish Jewish Museum First Hotel Mayfair - Exterior First Hotel Mayfair - Bedroom First Hotel Mayfair - Lobby Area First Hotel Mayfair - Exterior Close-up Amalie Dubrovnik Ristorante Italiano

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Menus in Copenhagen restaurants tend to be dominated by steak dishes, which are generally the most expensive items on any restaurant menu. This means that at first glance restaurant food prices look very expensive indeed. It is important to look beyond the steak dishes to other menu options (unless you are a particular steak fan). You will still find it expensive, but not just as bad as you first thought! Drinks prices are another matter - wine in particular is almost half as expensive again compared to other European capitals.
Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, is just as “wonderful” as the old song describes it. The city’s greater metropolitan area has a population of 1.7 million people, but the part the tourist wishes to see is remarkably compact once you get in from the airport (only 12 minutes by train) there is really no need to use public transport. Copenhagen is one of Europe’s oldest cities and certainly one of its cleanest. It has much to interest the tourist: stunning castles and palaces, fine museums, great shopping and the world famous Tivoli Gardens amusement park, not to forget the iconic “Little Mermaid” statue. For those who are fans of Nordic Noir, Copenhagen is the setting for “Borgen”, “The Killing” and “The Bridge” and location tours are available for these. It is more expensive than other European capitals, particularly in terms of food and drink, but it is well worth any additional expense.
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Copenhagen
First Hotel Mayfair  Website Trip Advisor Page First Hotel Mayfair is a fine hotel located about three blocks south-west of Copenhagen’s main railway station. The lobby area consists of several comfortable seating areas decorated in an oriental style and, although there is no lobby bar, drinks are available from reception. The hotel staff are particularly friendly and quick to offer help and advice about Copenhagen should you require it. The rooms are very comfortable and modern but without air-conditioning (which in fairness would not be needed for most of the year anyway). The excellent breakfast is served in the restaurant, which is reached through a shady courtyard behind reception. The hotel is sometimes featured in package holidays offered by U.K. resellers such as Fleetwood Travel, and in these circumstances is very affordable indeed. ( Helgolandsgade 3, 1653 Copenhagen )
Amalie  Website Trip Advisor Page A delightful little restaurant housed in an 18th century building near the Amalienborg Palace. Open for lunch only, Amalie has a small dining room tastefully decorated with black and white photos of Old Copenhagen and an outdoor seating area shaded with umbrellas. The menu consists of traditional Danish dishes (served in lunch portions) and is first class. The formally attired waiting staff are very efficient and courteous. Strongly recommended ( Amaliegade 11, 1256 Copenhagen ) Dubrovnik  Website Trip Advisor Page A Croatian restaurant located in the university quarter (note the street address!). The small, old- style dining room with wooden wall panels gives you a sense of stepping back in time. The service is courteous and efficient but you do not feel crowded or rushed. The food is excellent, with the Gypsy Schnitzel a particular delight, and wine prices are below average for Copenhagen. ( Studiestraede 32, 1455 Copenhagen ) Ristorante Italiano  Website Trip Advisor Page Italiano is located at the back of the Vor Frue Kirche cathedral and consists of a small, attractive dining room and a large outdoor terrace. The menu, more extensive than most Copenhagen restaurants, features all the Italian favourites - pizza, pasta and more - and the food is of a good standard. The waiting staff, some of whom are Italian, are very friendly and helpful. All in all a little taste of Italy in Scandanavia. ( Fiolstraede 2, 1171 Copenhagen ) Nova  Website Trip Advisor Page Nova is located directly opposite Ristorante Italiano and like it has an attractive indoor area and a large outdoor dining terrace. The restaurant seems to have a bit of an identity crisis - it is essentially a Mexican restaurant but with several Italian and other international dishes on its menu. The food is of an acceptable standard and the service is prompt and reasonably friendly. Probably better for lunch than dinner. ( Skindergade 34, 1159 Copenhagen )
First Hotel Mayfair Italiano Nova Amalie Dubrovnik Helsingør Roskilde Dragør Frederiksborg Castle Malmo  Out of Town The “Little Mermaid” Christiansborg Palace Tivoli Gardens Amalienborg Palace Nyhavn           Greatest Hits Worth a Look National Museum Opera House Thorvaldsen Museum Rosenborg Castle Danish Jewish Museum Menus in Copenhagen restaurants tend to be dominated by steak dishes, which are generally the most expensive items on any restaurant menu. This means that at first glance restaurant food prices look very expensive indeed. It is important to look beyond the steak dishes to other menu options (unless you are a particular steak fan). You will still find it expensive, but not just as bad as you first thought! Drinks prices are another matter - wine in particular is almost half as expensive again compared to other European capitals.