A Weekend Break in Copenhagen *

If there’s one type of holiday that has grown in popularity in recent years, it is the mini break. So many of us work demanding jobs and have various other responsibilities at home – so going away for just a couple of day gives us the chance to feed our travel bug while not being away for weeks on end. There are a couple of things to take into account when planning your weekend away. Flight time is one, as you don’t want simply getting there to eat into a substantial chunk of your holiday time. Somewhere that is around two and a half hours away at the maximum is ideal, as if you take in-flight entertainment on with you the time will literally fly by. You also need to make sure that the destination you are flying to has plenty of attractions for you to delve into during your short stay there. Somewhere that ticks both of these boxes and more is Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Take a look at this guide on how you can have an epic holiday in Copenhagen in three days or less.

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Stay somewhere central

A surprising amount of Copenhagen is accessible by foot. In fact, walking can be a great way to see much of the city, as it gives you the chance to take in some of the stunning architecture. Plus, you could end up falling into all kinds of quirky little cafes and boutiques that you otherwise may have missed if you were having to travel by train. There are plenty of copenhagen hotels that are all situated right in the city centre, dropping you straight in the middle of all the action. Then, if you do fancy going slightly further afield, you know you’ll only be a stone’s throw away from the main train station or a reliable bus route.

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Tick off those tourist attractions

Copenhagen offers a diverse range of attractions to suit just about everyone, so you’ll have no trouble finding ways to entertain yourself. Tivoli Gardens is a must-do, especially in summer when all the flowers are out in bloom. The statue of the Little Mermaid (a homage to Danish author Hans Christian Andersen) is also a popular attraction – try and visit early in the morning before all the crowds have arrived. If you’re not scared of heights, a visit up the Church of Savior can give you an amazing view of the city. Just hold on tight to the railing when you get up to the top!

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Try the local food and drink

Although Copenhagen offers a whole range of different cuisines from across the world, it really does make sense to try some traditional Danish food while you are there. Most cafes offer smorrebrod, which is a type of open sandwich, and you can typically find delectable Danish pastries on every corner too. Denmark is also famed for its beer, most notably Carlsberg. Spend an afternoon visiting the Carlsberg museum and learn about the history of this fascinating brewery – plus, you get two drinks included with your ticket price too!

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