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Copenhagen's picturesque Nyhavn harbor. (Credit: AP, 2007)

Copenhagen's picturesque Nyhavn harbor.

Copenhagen, Denmark: a bike-friendly city

Until you've seen Copenhagen by bike, you haven't really seen it. This is a city where bikes reign supreme, the streets buzzing as locals wheel about on the transportation of choice. Bike tours abound in the Danish town, as do rental facilities -- and, of course, gorgeous landmarks and scenery.

Bikes line the canals in the Christianshavn neighborhood
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Bikes line the canals in the Christianshavn neighborhood in Copenhagen, Denmark.

A typical street scene, as the residents of
(Credit: Doug Mack)

A typical street scene, as the residents of Copenhagen love their two-wheeled transport.

Buildings are reflected in The Lakes surrounding downtown
(Credit: AP, 2002)

Buildings are reflected in The Lakes surrounding downtown Copenhagen.

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Tourist Elinor Warkentin in Copenhagen, Denmark. (May 18,
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Tourist Elinor Warkentin in Copenhagen, Denmark. (May 18, 2010)

Tourists capture the famous Little Mermaid statue in
(Credit: AP, 2009)

Tourists capture the famous Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen.
(Credit: AP, 2009)

The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen.

Bike tours abound in the cycle-friendly Copenhagen.
(Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark)

Bike tours abound in the cycle-friendly Copenhagen.

Biking past the Carlsberg elephants, which stand guard
(Credit: AP, 2004)

Biking past the Carlsberg elephants, which stand guard at the huge brewery in Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen's picturesque Nyhavn harbor.
(Credit: AP, 2007)

Copenhagen's picturesque Nyhavn harbor.

A model city outside the Museum of Copenhagen.
(Credit: Doug Mack)

A model city outside the Museum of Copenhagen.

Biking in Copenhagen.
(Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark)

Biking in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen's famed Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum.
(Credit: AP, 2006)

Copenhagen's famed Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum.

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen.
(Credit: AP, 2006)

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen.

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Another way to see Copenhagen: by boat.
(Credit: Doug Mack)

Another way to see Copenhagen: by boat.

Copenhagen is a city where bikes reign supreme.
(Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark)

Copenhagen is a city where bikes reign supreme.

Biking in Copenhagen.
(Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark)

Biking in Copenhagen.

The square in front of Copenhagen's Amalienborg Palace.
(Credit: Getty Images / Johannes Eisele)

The square in front of Copenhagen's Amalienborg Palace. (Aug. 10, 2010)

Biking in Copenhagen
(Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark)

Biking in Copenhagen

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Biking in Copenhagen.
(Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark)

Biking in Copenhagen.

Biking in Copenhagen.
(Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark)

Biking in Copenhagen.

Christiana, also known as Freetown Christiania, in the
(Credit: Getty Images, 2008)

Christiana, also known as Freetown Christiania, in the borough of Christianshavn Copenhagen.

A statue of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen
(Credit: Getty Images, 2005)

A statue of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen sits in the center of Copenhagen.

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