Explore the concept of “hygge” on a 4-hour sightseeing tour of Copenhagen, and discover why the Danes are some of the happiest people on earth! Visit Kongens Have (King’s Garden) to hear how the king helped create the world’s 1st public park.
What to Expect
Explore the Danish concept of “hygge” on a 4-hour happiness tour, starting at the Kongens Have (King’s Garden) where you will hear how the Danish king helped create the world’s 1st public park.
Continue to Nyboder to see the world’s 1st public housing project, which dates back to the 17th century. Pass more recent examples of social housing, and discuss how such developments are a symbol of the changes Denmark went through after World War II.
As you search for more hygge, wander some of Copenhagen’s oldest streets. Upon arrival at Strøget, the longest pedestrian street in the world, pause at the Stork Fountain to hear about the anti-establishment cultures the city has hosted over the years. Next, make a quick snack stop at a local café - a great example of hygge culture - and enjoy a cup of coffee and slice of cake.
Walk past the castles that now house the government offices and parliament. Your guide will talk about the formal and informal ways that Denmark is governed, and how the country has succeeded in creating a system with a very high degree of trust and confidence.
See the hidden library garden, where Copenhageners go when they need a quiet moment in the city center. Pass the impressive Royal Library, before boarding the harbor bus to the islands of Brygge. Chat about the green systems in Danish society en route to Brygge, and discover an area that has been transformed from industrial use to become a highly livable urban area.
- English-speaking guide
- Coffee and 1 beer
What's Not Included
- Additional food and drinks
- Tips and personal expenses
Know Before You Go
• Please wear suitable footwear for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain
• Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour