With Christmassy pleasure parks, romantic canals and Scandi design stores, Copenhagen is the perfect December destination. The city is not only the world’s capital of urban winter cycling, now you can also discover even more of the Danish capital and its many liveable neighbourhoods on the sparkling new metro circle line.
Copenhagen is a unique and festive city to visit during the cooler months of the year, from the snuggly yuletide hygge of December to the grand festival month on February where the city celebrates the Copenhagen Light Festival (1-23 Feb 2020) and the Copenhagen Winter Jazz Festival (6-29 Feb 2020). Tivoli Gardens will reopen on 31 Jan 2020 following a short hiatus after the Christmas Season. The Winter Season offers a true winter wonderland, complete with rides, stalls and ice-skating.
You can easily spend your stay in Copenhagen wandering the city’s pedestrianised square-mile of winding medieval shopping streets and visiting age-old heritage attractions and museum – but why not head out on an urban adventure? Do as the Danes! Grab a bicycle and discover Copenhagen’s creative hubs for that real sense of Copenhagen life, including the hip and happy districts of Vesterbro and Nørrebro – liveable neighbourhoods with restaurant scenes, clubs and unique urban characters of their own. If it’s too cold for cycling, then explore Copenhagen on the city’s new state-of-the-art metro line, City Circle Line (M3). There are 17 sparkling new stations in Copenhagen’s liveable classic neighbourhoods.
Or why not go skiing? CopenHill, one of the world’s tallest all-year dry ski slopes that sits atop the city’s new waste-to-energy plant. Recently inaugurated and officially Copenhagen’s mountain sports centre, CopenHill also features the world’s tallest artificial climbing range, a hiking trail up to the pinnacle of the building, a ski rental shop and – naturally – an after-ski bar and restaurant with panoramic views