The capital of Denmark is a city with a great mix of world-class gastronomy, beautiful architecture, award-winning design, clean harbour baths, the unique free town Christiania and the world's oldest monarchy. For a 'big' capital city, Copenhagen is wonderfully compact and consistently ranks among the world's most desirable cities to live in. It was the first city in the world to be named 'Bike City' by the International Cycling Union - a title to which the several hundred bike lanes bear witness.
Copenhagen is an old city with beautiful historic buildings and attractions. The city fortifications, which surrounded the inner city, were pulled down in the middle of the 1800s. That has given the city charming architecture with narrow curving streets in the centre.