Living the Hygge Life

Pedal Power

As many as 62% of Copenhagen’s residents cycle to work or school. There are more bicycles in Copenhagen (675,000) than residents and five times as many bikes as there are cars.

Time to slope off?

If you have an hour or two to spare, why not head over to CopenHill.

This futuristic artificial ski slope is built on the roof of the Amager Resource Center, Copenhagen’s recently opened state-of-the-art waste handling facility, which recycles what it can, and turns what it can’t into green electricity and heat for the city’s residents.

If the slopes aren’t for you, there’s also a hiking trail and a climbing wall which, at 85m, is the world’s highest.

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The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen (or “Den lille Havfrue” in Danish) is by far the most famous. It can be found a short walk (or bike ride) from the city centre, sitting on a rock in the harbour. The original Little Mermaid story was published by Danish author, Hans Christian Andersen in 1837 and, in 1913, the world-famous statue was unveiled. Over the years, the Little Mermaid has suffered a lot, including being covered in multiple colours of paint, political slogans and even decapitation. But each time, she is restored to her original state.

Agnete and the Mermen

If the Little Mermaid is the most famous, Agnete and the Mermen is definitely the most original. It’s underwater, but visible from above. The statue is based on a Danish fairytale about the mermaid Agnete who left her seven sons as well as her husband. They become so sad about her leaving them that they spend their time looking up out of the water, waiting for her return.