A city whose very fortune was founded on the water which surrounds it and runs through its veins, Copenhagen is a delight to discover on a weekend break or short break from The Co-operative Travel.
If you thought most capital cities are traffic and smog-filled modern monstrosities, Copenhagen will radically change your views. Arguably Europe's greenest capital, and actually sited on an island separate from the Danish mainland, it's a refreshing city to simply explore on foot, especially as much of its centre is traffic-free, and the only transport allowed is pushbikes.
The famous Tivoli Gardens emphasise Copenhagen's green credentials, and the surrounding streets become filled with cafe and restaurant tables in summer where the locals, and their welcome visitors, can sit and enjoy a relaxing drink or meal. The Gardens themselves are a major outdoor theme park, with plenty of opportunities for the kids to let off steam.
You don't need to go far in Copenhagen to either see, or be reminded of, the city's most famous landmark, the Little Mermaid statue. Sitting at the mouth of the harbour, this iconic figure must count as one of the world's most photographed sights.
Evidence of a rich past abounds in the National Museum, where many archaeological treasures now reside, along with major artefacts from the country's history. Art-lovers should make a beeline for the National Gallery, whose attractions chart 700 years of artistic achievement.
Many may be surprised to learn that Copenhagen also claims to have the world's longest shopping street. Along Strøget's delights you'll find practically everything you'd ever wish to buy, so it's a great place to go souvenir shopping.
If you stick to public transport, you'll have no problem finding your way around Copenhagen quickly and efficiently, so this is a city where you can truly cover a lot of ground in a short time. Consistently popular, and with good reason, a Copenhagen city break from The Co-operative Travel will certainly recharge your batteries. Clean, green and beautiful, it's a capital place for a capital break!