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Copenhagen is reassuringly provincial

The capital of Denmark since 1443, there’s more to Copenhagen than canals and bicycles. Though still known for its free spirit (as epitomised by autonomous Christiania), it’s also celebrated for its harbor-bathing facilities, fashion weeks, and Michelin-starred restaurants. Recognized for its high quality of life and equally high living costs, Copenhagen is also the perfect city for families, with a wealth of activities exclusively for children and ample green space and parks. With the Øresund Bridge placing Sweden just minutes away, Copenhagen is the very picture of a youthful, modern city.

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Locals' Pick Still Scandinavia's grand old department store

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Still Scandinavia's grand old department store Editors' Note

Scandinavia’s largest and oldest department store, Magasin du Nord, first opened in Copenhagen in 1879. It was bought out in 2004 but continues to offer a multitude of international and domestic brands over six floors, from Filippa K to Mini A Ture kids' clothing.

There’s also a whole floor of homewares, and don’t overlook Meyers Deli in the basement.

Kongens Nytorv 13, 1050 Kbh K Copenhagen
+45 3311 4433
Open 10am-7pm Mon-Thur; 10am-8pm Fri; 10am-5pm Sat