Copenhagen is one of Europe’s truly great cities. With its perfect blend of old and new, it is a city that demands to be explored. While most cities are only slowly waking up to the fact that their waterways are a vital resource for life, as well as for trade, Copenhagen has always known it. Most of its great sights are visible and accessible from the water and there is no better way to travel around it than by waterbus.
This hop-on, hop-off service calls at all of Copenhagen’s major tourist attractions, as well as providing an important transport link for those who like to travel at a more relaxed pace. Several operators ply the route and offer up to 16 drop-off points. So with ticket and timetable in hand, it is time to climb aboard and investigate this wonderfully compact city. With forward planning, it’s possible to stroll along the world famous Tivoli Gardens before having lunch in Nyhavn, the old sailors’ quarter which brims with fabulous cafés. The afternoon can then be spent lapping up the cultural delights of the Frihedsmuseet and the Amalienborg Palace, before visiting the artists’ district of Christiania. This can all be rounded off with a visit to the city’s renowned Opera House.
The choice is really yours on this most flexible of tours. It is an excellent way to get to know your way around Copenhagen and for those who already know the city well, it affords a new perspective on this most magnificent of urban landscapes.
WHEN TO GO:
The service operates from May to September
TIME IT TAKES:
You can buy one or two day passes
Frihedsmuseet – a museum dedicated to those who resisted the Nazis in World War II.
Little Mermaid statue – a perfectly formed landmark.
Trekoner Fortress – an imposing historical monument.
YOU SHOULD KNOW:
It is not possible to book a seat on this journey and the boats can get full, especially during the middle of the day in July and August. If you do
find you are not able to board a particular vessel, Copenhagen’s compactness means it is possible to walk to your next destination.