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Copenhagen, Denmark: a bike-friendly city

Copenhagen's picturesque Nyhavn harbor.

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

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
Photo 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
Photo Credit: AP, 2002

Buildings are reflected in The Lakes surrounding downtown Copenhagen.

Tourist Elinor Warkentin in Copenhagen, Denmark. (May 18,
Photo Credit: AP

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

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

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

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

The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen.

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

Bike tours abound in the cycle-friendly Copenhagen.

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

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

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

Copenhagen's picturesque Nyhavn harbor.

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

A model city outside the Museum of Copenhagen.

Biking in Copenhagen.
Photo Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark

Biking in Copenhagen.

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

Copenhagen's famed Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum.

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

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek museum in Copenhagen.

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

Another way to see Copenhagen: by boat.

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

Copenhagen is a city where bikes reign supreme.

Biking in Copenhagen.
Photo Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark

Biking in Copenhagen.

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

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

Biking in Copenhagen
Photo Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark

Biking in Copenhagen

Biking in Copenhagen.
Photo Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark

Biking in Copenhagen.

Biking in Copenhagen.
Photo Credit: Cycling Embassy of Denmark

Biking in Copenhagen.

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

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

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

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

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