48 hour Copenhagen guide

Copenhagen is a fantastic city for a short break. It is relatively small with excellent public transport links, so you can cover most of the attractions and diverse neighbourhoods of the capital over a weekend. Here's a guide to getting the most out of 48 hours in Copenhagen.

Shopping, sightseeing, eating, partying... you can do it all in 48 hours in Copenhagen.

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Shopping

A great place to start your Copenhagen adventure is the City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen). It is situated close to Copenhagen Central Station and the city’s commercial district. 

From the Square you can enter Strøget, arguably the longest pedestrianised shopping area in the world. Make your way through the car-free streets full of exclusive fashion boutiques, large department stores, bustling cafés and old Nordic charm. Browse Danish design, find great deals on the latest fashion items or buy souvenirs for the folks back home.

Continue down Strøget until you get to Nørreport Station. Here you’ll find the brand new indoor market area known as Torvehallerne. Open every day of the week except Mondays, it consists of two buildings packed with vendors and hungry shoppers. This is the place to head for a spot of lunch, or to shop for delicatessen, fresh fish, meat and seasonal produce.

If that isn’t shopping enough for you, we highly recommend you venture out into some of Copenhagen’s other top shopping districts, again all within manageable distance whether on foot or with public transport. 

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