We are just a 12 minute ride from the airport, and a 10 minute walk from the central railway station. Most of the noteworthy local attractions are within walking distance, including:
One of the oldest amusement parks in the world, Tivoli opened in 1843 and is the most popular seasonal theme park in the world with over 4.5 million annual visitors.
Strøget is a pedestrian cultural and shopping zone, which includes Europe’s longest pedestrian street. Running through the center of Copenhagen it has a huge number of retail outlets, both local and international. Shop until you drop. And if you need a break and just sit back and feel the joy of the world’s most happiest people, visit one of Strøgets many great street cafés and restaurants.
The New Harbour and canal tours
The crooked old harbour side houses of Nyhavn have been beautifully renovated into cosy indoor and outdoor restaurants. From here, you can also enjoy a beautiful sightseeing tour by boat.
The Round Tower
Europe’s oldest functioning observatory has been in use since 1642 and is noted for its equestrian staircase and the expansive views it affords over Copenhagen.
Copenhagen Central Station is the train station in Denmark, with approx 90.000 passangers passing through every day. From here you can get trains for local, regional and international destinations.
An artificial canal, has been the framework of a pulsating life since 1671 and throughout the years. The harbour’s picturesque houses have been the home of world renowned artists like H C Andersen and several ballet artists and poets. From Nyhavn you can enjoy the Copenhagen with a guided tour through the historic canals of the city.
FOOD & MARKET: Copenhagen's trendy Meatpacking District is home to numerous restaurants, bars and markets. Stop by the local food market every weekend during the summer months. Try delicious burgers, tasty italian specialities or some of the many other great restaurants. Thhe nightlife in Meatpacking District with trendy bars is worth a visit if you want to fun during the night.
If you are looking for Danish delicacies, local vegetables, fresh fish, or maybe some Italian specialities, then visit Copenhagen's popular market place 'Torvehallerne'. With more than 60 shop offering a wide range of delicious and quality food and drinks. A place where you can feel the unique Copenhagen atmosphere.
Just behind Copenhagen Mercur Hotel you can find the well known Copenhagen Lakes, which is one of the popular outdoor places in the city. The minute the sun comes out, the vast area around the lakes fills up with strolling couples, panting joggers and kids feeding the ducks.
The City Hall Square is one the main squares in Copenhagen. This is where the famous shopping street 'Strøget' begins. On City Hall Square people gather for demonstrations, to pay tribute to returning sports heroes, for big concerts, and for out door exhibitions.
Assistens Cemetery is Denmark's best known cemetery. It is a burial ground, green oasis, cultural tresury and the final resting place of famous Danes, like fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen, philosopher Søren Kierkegaard and physicists Niels Bohr and H. C. Ørsted.
Botanical Garden is located in the centre of Copenhagen and only few blocks away from Copenhagen Mercur Hotel. The garden covers an area of 10 hectares and is particularly noted for its extensive complex of historical glasshouses dating from 1874. Botanical Garden also has two cafés, where you can order refresments.
Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, and opened in 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg. Tivoli is the most popular seasonal theme park in the world, the most visited theme park in Scandinavia and the second most visited in Europe.
Copenhagen ZOO a located in Frederiksberg and not far away from Copenhagen Mercur Hotel. It houses over 3.000 animals, which together form 264 species. In 2008 the ZOO opened a new elephant house and the plant is considered one of the best elephant facilities in the world.
Experience the idyllic harbours and canals of Copenhagen with a canal tour. The tour is guided in both Danish and English, and some departures have a third language. During the tour, you will see: The Copenhagen Opera House, Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace and of course the Little Mermaid.
The National Aquarium 'DEN BLÅ PLANET' is Northern Europe's largest acquarium and offers a unique experience for children and adults. Discover and see hammerhead sharks swim together with rays and moray eels.
AMUSEMENTPARK: Dyrehavsbakken is the world's oldest amusement park and is located in the lush woodlands of Jægersborg Dyrehave, a wonderful green area just north of Copenhagen. Bakken offers more rides than any other amusement park in Scandinavia and the entrance is free - You only pay for the rides you want to try.
Visit Carlsberg is located in Valby only a few stops away from Copenhagen Mercur Hotel. The visitor centre will give you an idea of how the world-famous Carlsberg Beer is made. It is among the largest tourist attractions in Copenhagen. The tour ends in the bar where you get a cold freshly brewer beer.
Christiania was founded in 1971, when a group of people cut a hole in the fence to the military barracks in Bådmandsgade. Today many of the original settlers still live in the collectively controlled village, and the area has a clear 70s feel to it. You will find a variety of eco-restaurants, workshops, galleries and music venues.
At Langelinje Pier you will find one of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. The sculpture is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land.
The Copenhagen Opera House is a donation from the A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation to the Danish people. It totalts 41,000 square metres. Five of the fourteen storeys are subterranean. The main stage of the opera seats an audience of 1400.
The 17th century tower and observatory Rundetaarn, or the round tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. It is located right in the center of the Inner City of Copenhagen next to 'strøget' and only around 1 kilometer away from Copenhagen Mercur Hotel.
Paper Island has a prominent place in Copenhagen Harbour and offers a handful of creative buildings with residents as Experimentarium, Danish designer Henrik Vibskov and Copenhagen Street Food. With the Opera House and The Royal Playhouse as its next door neighbours, Paper Island has a central location in the heart of the habour.
Hop On Hop Off Bus. Take an audio guided tour of Copenhagen's major attractions. Enjoy the view from an open double-decker bus while cruising around the city. Experience Copenhagen at your own speed, in a classic red open-top double decker bus.
Amalienborg – The Royal Palace is where the Queen of Denmark lives. The Palace was built in the 1700s and is today considered to be one of the most impressive examples of rokoko architecture in Denmark.
A royal hermitage set in the King's Garden in the heart of Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of splendor, royal art treasures and the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia. Remember to stop by the Knights' Hall and Kings Garden while visiting Rosenborg Castle.
Christiansborg Palace, located on the tiny island of Slotsholmen, contains the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State. Parts of the palace are used by the Royal Family for various functions and events.
Kronborg Castle in Elsinore (Helsingør), north of Copenhagen, is one of northern Europe's finest Renaissance castles. Kronborg Castle is probably the most famour Danish Castle, known worldwide from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Denmark's National Museum in Copenhagen has exhibitions from the Stone Age, the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Modern Danish History. You can tour the museum in an hour with a self-guided tour.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum of international stature in the centre of Copenhagen. The Glyptotek houses over 10,000 works of art divided up into two collections. One is of works from Mediterranean cradle of Western Culture, the other of Danish and French art from the 19th and 20th centuries.
The National Gallery of Denmark (SMK) is Denmark's largest art museum, featuring outstanding collections of Danish and international art from the past seven centuries. Here you can experience special exhibitions, the royal collections, guided tours, performances, art talks, concerts, workshops and much more.
The beautiful museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, is located 40 kilometers north of Copenhagen and it has gained a reputation as a museum in touch with the zeitgeist of the contemporary art world. Experience international artists, concerts and lectures.
For lunch or dinner, why not try Starburger (located adjacent to our sister hotel Copenhagen Star Hotel) for a delicious range of burgers, hot dishes and salads.
In the heart of Copenhagen and just few blocks down at 'Strøget', you can visit the new rooftop place at Illum shopping mall. Here you can find lots of restaurants, small bars and shop with specialities. Enjoy your food or drink at the out door lounge while enjoying the view.
Copenhagen Street Food on Paper Island in Copenhagen is the city's first and only genuine street food market. In the small food trucks you can get delicious sustainable street food from all corners of the world - and enjoy it indoors in the raw halls or in the sun overlooking the city's beautiful waterfront.
BREAKFAST & LUNCH: Mad & Kaffe took Copenhagen by storm in 2015 and has shining its light on Vesterbro ever since. Most Copenhageners have Mad & Kaffe on their brunch bucket list. Located in one of Vesterbro's hotspot locations just round the corner, you can combine your own tasty breakfast plate.
Neighbourhood Organic Pizza & Cocktails in Copenhagen's hip Vesterbro district is an all organic gourmet pizza and cocktail bar and local hang-out, where vinyl tunes fill the air, and community table seating makes it impossible not to meet your neighbours. They offer mordern interpretations of the classic pizza.
ORGANIC FOOD & WINE: Manfreds is a cozy little wine bar and restauarnt and located in the hip street, Jægersborggade in Nørrebro. Manfreds focuses on everyday food, which is aided by modern techniques and raw materials of the highest quality. You can enjoy biodynamic vegetables, natural wine and much more.
The Union Kitchen is located in Store Strandstræde street near Nyhavn. Here you will be served breakfast, English 'balls' and tasteful cocktails in classic surroundings. English 'balls' are the focal point at The Union Kitchen - served in every possible size and with various fillings and in combination with a wide variety of sauces and sides.
Have a taste of South America in the heart of Copenhagen. Here you can savour on countries like Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Mexico, but there is still respect for the Nordic roots and commodities. Llama has a unique interior design and won gold at the International Design Award 2015.
BEER HOUSE: With 61 taps, Taphouse has one of Europe's largest selection of draft beer. They emphasize a broad and everchanging selection of quality beer from microbreweries.
COCKTAIL BAR: On a quiet side road to the busy main street Vesterbrogade in the hectic and fashionable Vesterbro, you find this cocktail gem. The furniture is from the 1950s and 60' with focus on Danish design from the era. On the cocktail side the bartenders pay respect to the change of seasons as the menu changes year around giving seasonal twists to the classic cocktails.
FOOD & BEER: WarPigs is a big, hip brewpub in Copenhagen's buzzing Meatpacking District and the place to go if you are looking for a beer experience out of the ordinary. Visit WarPigs if you want to feast in traditional American BBQ dishes or quench your thirst with beer guaranteed to give your taste buds new experiences.
Strøget is a car-free zone in Copenhagen centre and is the longest pedestrian shopping area in Europe. The street is most famous for shopping, and the 1,1-kilometre stretch has a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly chains to some of the world's most expensive brands.
Field's, Scandinavia's largest shopping and entertainment centre, is located right by the Ørestad Metro Station. It offers leading Scandinavian and international fashion designs, shoes and accessories in more than 140 stores. On the 2nd floor you will find a vast variety of restaurants and cafés, a children's playland, a Fun Golf course and much more.
The shopping center features more than 120 shops and stores offering everyting from fashion, shoes, accessories, home designs, and electronics to super markets and fast food outlets. If your need a break after hours of shopping, there are several cafés and restaurants to chose from.
Illum is Copenhagen's premium department store. A skillfully decorated shopping paradise, offering everything from fashion and beauty to home décor and design. The department store is situated perfectly in the heart of Copenhagen right where the pedestrian streets Strøget and Købmagergade meet.
The Magasin chain of department stores started out as a small draper's shop back in 1868. Much has changed since then - Magasin has become the country's leading chain of department stores. Magasin du Nord at Kongens Nytorv has direct access to the high-speed Metro.
Illums Bolighus is the premier centre in Scandinavia for Danish and international design. Furniture, lamps, kitchen and bathroom articles, ceramics, porcelain, silver, and glassware. A browse through this temple to modern design will provide imaginative ideas for gifts to those back home.
If you are in Copenhagen during the months of November and December, do not miss Tivoli's Christmas market, sweets, decorations, lights and entertainment for kids and grownups.
A week of emerging dance music and orchestrated chaos. Distortion is an over-the-top, mobile party-extravaganza that offers massive street parties during the day. Distortion hits the streets and venues of Copenhagen in the beginning of June.
Copenhagen Fashion Week is the largest fashion event in the Nordic Region. The city will be filled up with all the big brands. Next Copenhagen Fashion Week will be from 1-3 February 2017.
Copenhagen Carnival is an annual carnival event taking place in Fælledparken and on the streets of Copenhagen during Whitsun Holiday. Over the years it has developed into the largest Danish festival for World music with 120 bands, 2000 dancers and more than 100,000 spectators participating.
Copenhagen Jazz Festival is an annual Jazz event, taking place each July. The festival was established as a festival in 1979. Today Copenhagen Jazz Festival numbers more than 100 venues, 1,1000 concerts and about 260,000 guest - making it one of the largest music events in Europe.
Copenhagen Pride is an LGBT festival which is held every August in the City Hall Square, Copenhagen. This colourful and festive occasion combines political issues with concerts, films and a parade. More than 20,000 gays, lesbians, transsexuals and bisexuals participate in the parade with floats and flags.
Parken is the National Stadium of Denmark, where the national football team plays its home games, and where the successful club, FC Copenhagen, has its home ground. In addition to football, Parken provides a spectacular venue for large-scale concerts and events.
SPORT & CONCERT ARENA: Royal Arena is a brand new arena in Copenhagen. An arena of international standard for sport and entertainment. Copenhagen residents and city guests will soon be able to enjoy an arena of international level for big national and international music events, cultural events and sport events. (Opens in February 2017)
CONCERT VENUE: Hosting around 250 concerts a year, VEGA ranks among the nation's most popular and respected music and party venues. Focus is on rhythmical music, but nearly all genres are covered from electronic to hiphop. The building that now houses VEAG was originally called the People's House.
Forum Copenhagen - the historic exhibition venue - provides perfect settings for large gala dinners, welcome receptions, kickoff's, parties and concerts. Forum is located near Copenhagen Mercur Hotel. Forum offers 5,000 square meters in the great hall plus a large balcony area.
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