Why you should go to Copenhagen !

Copenhagen is known the world round as a beacon of progressive politics, cutting-edge design, and chic Scandinavian cool. It's also long been a great place for the LGBTQ traveler, and was ranked by a 2014 Lonely Planet poll as the most gay-friendly place on Earth. The gay community is very visible here, and tends to mix more freely with mainstream society than in many other capital cities, with attitudes towards lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered persons that are generally liberal and open-minded.

Overall this egalitarian mindset makes travel in the city easy and stress-free. The urban infrastructure is clean and modern, so getting from one place to another, whether on foot or by bike and public transport, is cheap and user-friendly. The city center, where most of the important sites are located, is relatively compact and well-organized, which means that you can wander across the majority if it in an afternoon. And despite the Danish reputation for icy reserve, the people here are warm and welcoming, with a high number of the population speaking English, meaning visitors can get by with just a few words of the native language.

Danes are often rated as the happiest people in the world, and a few days in Copenhagen will reveal why: the sense of community, fellow-feeling, and prioritization of progressive ideals make it a uniquely good-natured and stable society. There is very little economic inequality, and the cultural focus on art gives the local museums a boost, with many in the country working in the design industry themselves. Add to that a culinary scene that has seen recent strides in New Nordic cuisine, and it's not hard to see why Copenhagen is the total package.

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General impression
Tali Gabel has been to and rated Copenhagen

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Christian has been to and reviewed Copenhagen

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Copenhagen is one of the greatest city , generally speaking. No fears!

Jason Fiddler has been to and reviewed Copenhagen

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Progressive, hip, Scandinavian style and European chill makes this one of the best LGBT-friendly cities in the world to visit. With just enough grit and grime to take the edge off being "too perfect" this is an urban explorer's dream, with plenty of bar and coffee shop options, teeming culture and art, and a people that whilst a little cold and seemingly offish (they don't jump out to meet you as some other cultures do) in their reserve, they're amazing people to socialise with when you get the chance, party hard, live live simply and are great to talk to

Ryan Smith has been to and rated Copenhagen

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Hernando Carvalho has been to and reviewed Copenhagen

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A bit small but great things to do and hot friendly locals to meet.