With cobble-stoned paths and whimsical buildings, Copenhagen has an old-world atmosphere. It’s said to have inspired some of Hans Christian Andersen’s best loved fairy tales, including the Little Mermaid. Today, the city is part of a modern fairytale - the Danish Crown Prince Frederik and his Australian-born commoner wife Princess Mary reside in the Amalienborg Palace with their family.
Copenhagen is widely regarded as one of the world’s most livable cities.
- The World Happiness Report in 2013 found that Copenhagen was the happiest city in the world.
- 55% of people in Copenhagen cycle to and from work, so the city is extremely bicycle-friendly.