The Philadelphian’s Ultimate Guide to Copenhagen

Beginning June 6 through October 5, American Airlines will offer nonstop service between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Copenhagen, Denmark.  

Picture this: Your tickets are purchased and you’re excitedly awaiting your flight to Copenhagen, but now what? 

If you’re flying out of PHL, chances are you’ve experienced the ins and outs of Philadelphia, with art, food, and culture embedded in every step you take. You’ve jogged up the Art Museum steps like Rocky, devoured a cheesesteak from your favorite local spot, wandered through Reading Terminal like a kid in a candy store, and much more.  

Cobblestone StreetCopenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is home to a rich history within a cozy city . If you’re aiming for adventure amidst a laid-back, city-like feel, this destination is perfect for you. 

Cobblestone streets welcome you to historic amenities such as Rosenborg Castle and the Nyhavn Waterfront. The iconic Little Mermaid statue sits on top of Langelini, a pier in Central Copenhagen. 

For those who seek adventure during their getaway, Tivoli Gardens emanates the spirit of Copenhagen through entertainment, amusement park rides, concert venues, and fun dining experiences no matter the age.  

Various guided bicycle tours allow visitors to tour the city at a faster-paced speed, while boat tours provide scenic views of the stunning Copenhagen landscapes.  boats

Known for foods such as smørrebrød, frikadeller, and the Danish hot dog, your stay in Copenhagen will provide an immense amount of restaurants and delicious meals to choose from.   

Venture out of Copenhagen for a day trip to a nearby landmark, such as Kronborg’s Castle, best known as Hamlet’s Castle, located in Kronborg, Denmark. The Forrest Tower is located in Gisselfeld Kloster’s protected forest, and is openly accessible to those who want to explore more of Denmark’s nature and forests.  

For more information on flights, itinerary inspiration, and other amenities in Copenhagen, visit Where We Fly on  


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