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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 3.5Atmosphere

Situated in Indre By between H. C. Andersens Boulevard and King's New Square, Strøget is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe and Copenhagen's largest shopping area. It contains a series of interconnected streets that are lined with numerous boutiques and cafes. You'll find upscale brands like Burberry, Gucci and Louis Vuitton here, so make sure to bring your credit card.

If you're not looking to splurge, you can always window-shop along the way. You'll also run into many entertaining street performers along Strøget, but be wary of hustlers selling counterfeit goods and doing the old "guess which cup the ball is under" trick.

Visitors have mixed feelings about this shopping thoroughfare. While some say it offers a charming atmosphere (think: historic buildings and sidewalk cafes) and a wide array of stores, others lament its lack of smaller, more local options and suggest skipping it.

Nyhavn, the Round Tower and Christiansborg Palace are all within walking distance of Strøget. Street parking is available nearby, or you can get to the area by taking the metro to Kongens Nytorv station or the No. 1A, 10, 14, 26 or 350S bus. The street is free to visit 24 hours a day, but hours and prices vary by shop and restaurant. To learn more, check out Wonderful Copenhagen's Strøget page.

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Situated in the central Indre By neighborhood, this bustling area once served as Copenhagen's commercial port. Today, the region features a variety of eateries inside its restored homes, some of which were built in the late 1600s. In fact, a few famous artists and writers formerly lived in Nyhavn, including Heinrich Gustav Ferdinand Holm (a painter and engraver best known for his Copenhagen depictions) and Hans Christian Andersen (who penned fairy tales like "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling."

Previous visitors loved grabbing a drink or bite to eat in Nyhavn, although some cautioned that prices here are high. Additionally, several raved about the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, which takes place in Nyhavn every July. Many past travelers also recommended signing up for one of the area's canal tours with Stromma Denmark or Netto-Badene. Both operators' tours are available in English, last about an hour and depart daily from Nyhavn. Stromma Danmark's tours cost 80 Danish kroner (roughly $13) for adults and 40 kroner (approximately $6.50) for kids ages 6 to 15, while Netto-Badene's tours will set you back 8 euros (about $10) per adult and 3 euros (less than $4) for each child.

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