24 Hours in Copenhagen: A Global Intern's Guide to Denmark

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When you are a Global Intern in Copenhagen, the possibilities are endless.  From living and interning abroad in one of the happiest places on earth, plentiful bridges to bike over, and amazing cuisine at your fingertips, there is so much to see - and eat. We have put together an itinerary for 24 hours in Copenhagen, as well as some other not-to-miss attractions around the city and surrounding areas in Denmark. We are curious what your favorites will be from Denmark! Now it's time to get out there and explore...

9:00 AM 

Grab your bike and head out! Copenhagen is one of the world's most bikeable cities, with more than 250 miles of bike lanes. More than 50% of people cycle to work - now that's an eco-friendly commute. Bonus - there are no mountains in Copenhagen, so uphills should be limited. It's smooth sailing - or biking from here. The best way to get the full background on Denmark would be to stop off at the National Museum (Nationalmuseet) for a crash course in Danish culture and history. From past to present, there is something that will catch everyone's eye. Don't forget to keep your eye on the flag - Denmark has the oldest flag in the world. P.S. you'll note this flag on a beach - you are never more than 52km from the ocean in Denmark!

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1:00 PM

You must be hungry from your biking and exploration of Danish history. A quick 5-minute bike ride will place you in Nørreport, which is home to one of Denmark's best food halls, Torvehallerne KBH. This covered marketplace features stalls with local produce, gourmet foods, drinks galore - and don't forget dessert. For a list of all the different food halls and markets in Copenhagen, click here

Pro tip: Save this Google Map for bikign directions to your phone when you have WiFi so you can navigate the city like a local!

3:00 PM

Refueled? Time for an adventure...park! Head over to Tivoli Gardens - where Walt Disney got his inspiration for Disney World. You can park your bike here and enjoy themed rides and restaurants, while exploring the gardens and greenery of the park. Pro tip - if you head over on a Friday afternoon in the summer, you will be likely to catch some live music by a Danish band or two. 

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8:30 PM

It's the best time of the day in Copenhagen - catch a beautiful sunset over the Eider Canal (also called the Schleswig-Holstein Canal), and see the bright colors of Denmark in action. This view may be familiar as it's often used as the quintessential shot of Copenhagen. If you are still hungry or have an appetite for shopping, you will find plenty of local stops along this route. 

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10:00 PM

Hygge! The Danish word for a cozy and social gathering. With this feeling of togetherness, link up with some of your new friends and colleagues and let them know all about your daily adventure. 

Copenhagen has so much to offer a Global Intern - luckily you will be there for more than one day. Some of Denmark's most significant history sits in Copenhagen. Looking for more suggestions in Copenhagen? We trust The Lonely Planet's Guide to Copenhagen!

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