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Can You Make It Through This Post Without Booking A Trip To Copenhagen?

Copenhagen, Denmark. Fairytale land of Smørrebrød and hippie communes.

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Hi Copenhagen, nice to meet you. Can I please live in this pretty building with a pretty bicycle in front of my door?

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No? Okay, let me a plan a moderately priced trip instead.

Here's how to see all of Copenhagen's most precious gems when you have the budget of a peasant.

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Flights from New York starting at $421.76

Flights from Chicago starting at $649.36

Flights from California starting at $419.98

Flights from Washington, D.C. starting at $599.98

Use sites like Skyscanner and Expedia to find the cheapest deals.

*Flights for dates 11/16/16–11/23/16.


Attention bookworms and coffee addicts. Paludan Bogcafé combines your two favorite things, right in the center of Copenhagen.

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Get yourself a Somersby hard cider for 35 kronor (roughly $4) if you're not feeling coffee, cake, or Smørrebrød (see details under "What To Eat").

Penthouse is a nightclub known for it's cheap drinks and throwback jams. All '80s pop lovers welcome.

Promising Yelp Review: "Penthouse is definitely the place to go if you want to dance all night. The DJ plays fantastic remixes of throwbacks as well as current top 40 which makes for a good time!" –Madison M.


Try out the above Copenhagen classic at Tivoli Hallen, a spot that specializes in traditional Danish cuisine.

Promising Yelp Review: "My favourite meal in Copenhagen was at this stuffy, old Danish tea room. It came highly recommended by a local foodie friend and I'm a little upset I only came here on my last day in this wonderful city. Open face sandwiches and daily lunch sets, Danish beer, and lots of coffee of course. Next time I'm in town, I'm coming here first, and maybe even everyday." –Adrianna T.


Visit the Kronborg Castle and feed your inner Shakespeare fanatic.

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To visit the castle or to not visit the castle, that is not the question. Why? Kronborg provides the inspiration behind Elsinore Castle in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, making this UNESCO World Heritage Site a must-see.

Admission: $13.55


The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.