Mix of history and modernity
for watching television and using the free Wifi, and the compact bathroom had all your luxurious essentials including fluffy bathrobes and exclusive Molton Brown toiletries.
It is said that the best way to get around the city is by bike and all the locals cycle. But as we were so close to the train station, it seemed silly not to make the most of the railway line.
So we purchased a Copenhagen Card, which gave us free admission to 73 museums and attractions, free public transport by bus, train and Metro, and discounts at restaurants and attractions and on entertainment. A 48-hour unlimited card costs £60 for adults and £30 for children, and it is well worth buying.
We used it to visit the 100-year-old amusement park Tivoli Gardens, the iconic Little Mermaid statue, the freetown of Christiania and the 17th century tower and observatory Rundetaarn, known as the round tower and the oldest functioning observatory in Europe.
With a history that dates back to 1043, Copenhagen is full of historic landmarks, interesting sights and museums. Being an old harbour and maritime city, one of the most beautiful ways to see it is by boat, sailing down its charming canals.
Using our Copenhagen Cards, we climbed on board a 40-minute canal tour and snapped away at all the fabulous sights.
Copenhagen is just a 20-minute train ride to Sweden, so it is worth taking your passport out with you for the day if you fancy visiting the super stylish city of Malmo to tick off your list.
The scent of freshly baked goods is not hard to find in Copenhagen, with Denmark being so famous for its pastries. But you will also discover that the most popular snack is the unique smørrebrød (open faced sandwich).
Invariably on rye bread, smørrebrød can have an almost unlimited number of toppings, from herring to raw beef, seafood and egg.
The Danes not only lead a healthy lifestyle by cycling everywhere, their Nordic cuisine is very much driven by seasonal and organic produce, and one restaurant that demonstrates just that is BROR in København.
Opened in 2013, the casual and vibrant restaurant serves innovative dishes made from the very best produce in the northern European region.
For around £70 per head (595KK) we enjoyed an astounding five-course taster menu with unusual ‘ snacks’ including bulls’ balls, cod cheeks and monkfish liver.
To our amazement, a couple of the chefs at the restaurant were from Surrey and Berkshire, making our delicious culinary experience even more extraordinary.
BROR, the Danish word for brother, symbolises care, respect and honesty; values upon which the fantastic restaurant is built.
Four days in Copenhagen is plenty of time to enjoy leisurely visits to the top attractions, sample traditional delicacies and soak up the atmosphere of this fashionable yet historic city. n Laura’s flights were provided by EasyJet, book at www. easyjet.com; n BROR supplied a five-course tasting meal for two, book at www.bror-ante.dk; n Andersen Boutique Hotel provided two nights accommodation with breakfast in an Amazing Junior Suite. Prices start from £131 for a standard room, book at www. andersen-hotel.dk; n Hotel Kong Arthur supplied two nights accommodation with breakfast in a Junior Suite. Prices start from £127 for a double room, book at www.arthurhotels. dk/hotel-kong-arthur; n Visitdenmark.co.uk organised much of Laura’s trip, including flights, accommodation at Hotel Kong Arthur and two Copenhagen Cards.
The Little Mermaid statue.
Fresh seasonal dining at BROR restaurant.
One of the elegantly decorated bedrooms at the Hotel Kong Arthur in Copenhagen.