The best way to see Copenhagen is on foot, and most major attractions are within walking distance. One of city’s most endearing landmarks is a sculpture of The Little Mermaid. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, Edvard Eriksen's sculpture can be seen at Copenhagen harbour.
Copenhagen’s rich history is exemplified in structures such as Kronborg Castle, just north of the city, which is a must-see. Built in the late 1500s, the castle gained fame as the home of Shakespeare's tragic prince, Hamlet. In the summer months, the castle’s grounds are host to open-air performances of the play.
Tivoli Gardens, close to the City Hall, is a popular spot for families. Take a ride on the 100-year-old roller coaster, or enjoy open-air film screenings in the summer, as well as live music every day. On Saturdays a fireworks display is held in the gardens. The fountains, lakes and picnic spots offer idyllic spots to relax.