Love Copenhagen

Don't worry if you haven't had time to plan that surprise trip away for Valentine's Day! Copenhagen is a cosy and romantic getaway at any time of the year. Here are some ideas to help you get to know Copenhagen's romantic side on a city break with that someone special.

The home of fairy-tale romance

Copenhagen's beloved symbol is The Little Mermaid, known and loved by all around the world. Created by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, her statue sits on a rock in Copenhagen harbour awaiting her love to come. Her importance is surely proof that Danes are real romantics at heart! 

Copenhagen's intimate centre

What could be more romantic than strolling hand-in-hand through winding cobbled streets, discovering new sights and hidden wonders together? This is what's waiting for you in Copenhagen - a modern city in a maneagable size. With only one million inhabitants, Copenhagen is compact and easy to get around. You'll find that you can cover all Copenhagen's most popular sights and attractions in a weekend without the need to rush!

The Wondercool month of February

Around Valentine's Day, you'll find a lot of Copenhagen restaurants offer special romantic menus and deals. But February in Copenhagen offers you way more than fine dining by candlelight! The city is buzzing with the festivals and events of Wondercool, a whole month devoted to cultural happenings, from food and fashion to jazz and museums after dark.

Get struck by Cupid’s arrow

Head to one of the Copenhagen's most fascinating museums,Thorvaldsen’s Museum, to see the well-known work entitled ‘Cupid and Psyche’. Cupid is waiting with his bow and arrow to make sure you'll be lucky in love! It is located right by the grand parliament building, Christiansborg Palace, and the canals where you can enjoy a relaxed tour of Copenhagen from the water.

Get a little steamy

To really warm things up, head to the glorious winter garden inside the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. In this steamy glasshouse you can admire huge palm trees reaching up to the domed glass ceiling and spreading out accross scultpures and water features. This splendid museum houses both international and Danish collections of art and antiquity.

Good old-fashioned love seats

Why not treat yourselves to a date night in Copenhagen? Cinemas in Copenhagen show all the newest and biggest international films, as well as numerous arthouse films. Two of Copenhagen's cinemas, Empire and Falkoner, also have quaint 'love seats' for two along the back rows, so you can snuggle up and escape into another world together.

Gaze at the stars

There are no love seats at the Planetarium but nevertheless, this is the place to sit and stare at the heavens. Even on a cloudy day, you can look at the awesome domed screen and be mesmerised by the never-ending movements of the Universe.

Seal your fate in Copenhagen

Head to the walking bridge over Copenhagen harbour, Bryggebroen, for a truly unique sight. Lovers write their names on padlocks here and lock them to the bridge as a sign of eternal love. Why not leave yourselves something to return to in the years to come in Copenhagen!

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