HAVE no idea if Danny Kaye ever visited Denmark when he sang about Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen all those years ago, but after an all-too short break in the capital I have to say his verdict is spot on.

TV shows like The Killing and The Bridge have made us all fall in love with all things Scandinavian and now, thanks to Norwegian Airlines new service operating from Liverpool, it’s just so easy to experience Copenhagen first hand.

Our return flights were around £75 each and lasted just over 90 minutes. The prices may be in the budget category but the new fleet of aircraft offered plenty of leg room and a wide range of refreshments was available — at a cost.

Never having flown from Liverpool before I also loved the ease of parking and the fact it’s a two minute walk from car to terminal.

As for Copenhagen, where do I start? It’s a delight - if city breaks are your thing then this has to be a destination at the top of your list.

We stayed at the Radisson Blu Falconer in the Frederiksberg area of the city. We were so fortunate to get a room on the 16th floor which gave us magnificent views over the whole city. The hotel is an in-demand conference centre and also boasts its own concert venue — Bob Dylan was playing a couple of days after we went home.

The staff were very friendly and the buffet breakfast was magnificent, ideal for stocking up on to prepare you for the miles you will put in during the day.

Copenhagen regularly tops quality of life surveys and it’s easy to see why. The place has a wonderfully relaxed feel to it and the locals are so curteous and their command of English is embarrassingly good.

Forget TV crime dramas, it’s not the pscyohopaths you have to watch out for it’s the cycle paths which could claim an unwary pedestrian!

Copenhagen is one of Europe’s most bike-friendly cities which add to its impressive green credentials. If you don’t fancy hiring a bike, getting around the city is a dream.

There are spotlessely clean Metro and train services. Get yourself a cOPENhagen card (around £25 for a day) which gives unlimited travel on all public transport plus free or discount admission to the majority of city attractions. If you plan to sightsee it’s excellent value.

Only having a long weekend we merely scratched the surface but for a first-timer, a boat trip from picturesque Nyhavn is a must exploring the canals and waterways of Copenhagen and taking you past many of the city’s architectural treasures such as the national theatre and new opera house.

Copenhagen is a stylish city where design is very important so a tour of the Design Museum is to be recommended, bet you come away vowing to save up for an Arne Jacobsen chair. We also visited the Christiansborg Palace, home of the Danish Pariiament and where much of Borgen is filmed, and managed to slot in a tour of the Carlsberg brewery too.

Our travel pass also took us an hour out of the city centre to the Fredericksborg Palace, a renassiance treasure which is Denmark’s Versailles. Tell anyone you’re going to Copenhagen and you’re guaranteed to hear “Oh, but isn’t it really expensive?” Well, yes it is but to complain is a bit like bemoaning the fact that Florida is hot in summer. Danish society is very different from ours and taxes are much higher.

But a Copenhagen break won’t cost you a fortune if you’re canny. Stock up on that buffet breakast, look for street food stalls for a snack during the day, get yourself a travel card and just take in the sights.

The measure of any break is how you feel at the end. On the flight home were were already making plans for our next visit Wonderful Copenhagen? It most certainly is.