The best way to experience the capital of Denmark is by bike, no doubt. So book a hotel in Copenhagen and rent a bike, and you are in for a real Danish treat. To accommodate for the numerous Danes riding their bikes in the city everyday, the roads have been designed to maintain a safe cycling environment even in the city centre.
There are plenty of places in Copenhagen where you can rent a bike. It is not very expensive, and it will give you a completely new and unique view of the city. In addition to that, it will give you the freedom to choose your own timetable as well as where you want to go.
The Little Mermaid
A mere 2.6 miles from the hotel you’ll find one of the most famous sights in Copenhagen: the little mermaid. It is a bronze sculpture, commissioned by the founder of the Carlsberg brewery and made by Edvard Eriksen. She has been sitting on a rock in the harbour since 1931, albeit with some small breaks.
The Little Mermaid was inspired by the story by the famous Danish writer H.C. Andersen.
This artificial island is the next up and coming area in Copenhagen. It is well worth a visit any time of year. The rough industrial architecture brings a certain atmosphere, making it well worth taking a tour.
But, there is more to Refshaløen than the architecture. Foodies will be well advised to visit, especially during summer where the food stalls will be open. Should you miss the large food market, you could still visit MAD, the small and cozy offspring of the famous restaurant Noma.