Denmark and a good gateway or terminus for a trip to Scandinavia. However being notoriously expensive and somewhat light on historical sightseeing many people understandably skip visiting. For those that do make the trip though they get the chance to discover a different side of Scandinavian culture and see one of the world's most interesting social projects being the "free town" of Christiana. It is a town within a town. Some travelers will talk about visiting it only because marijuana is sold/smoked their openly however there is a lot more to Christiana then that which is why I think it is a highlight. The architecture is amazing, the vibe of the area is completely different from the rest of Copenhagen and on a sunny day it is a great place to hang out at in one of the beer gardens having some of the cheapest beer you can find in Copenhagen. If you aren't looking to break the bank on food you can visit one of the many schwarma and pizza places in the city. One tasty meal is a "pizza sandwich" and Copenhagen is the first place I have seen this sold out. For some Danish food try out an open-faced sandwich named Smorrebrod. the late 1970's a group of anarchist, hippies, vagrants and self-styled revolutionaries took over a military compound in central Copenhagen…and the city allowed it! Crazy huh? They govern themselves and try to be as self-sufficient as possible. The area has a ton of cool architecture and is somewhat of a spectacle to behold being almost like a living social experiment. I don't see what the big deal about the statue is. It's a human sized statue of a mermaid sitting on a rock on a harbor that has an ugly background of industrial plants. Somehow it has in ways become symbolic of Copenhagen.