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Copenhagen among world’s top waterfront cities

Danish capital ranked fourth behind Auckland, Barcelona and Vancouver

There’s loads to do on Copenhagen’s waterfront (photo: iStock)
June 1st, 2016 10:15 am| by Christian W
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Copenhagen has been ranked among the best cities in the world located on the water by the tourism firm Chicago Line Cruises (CLC) (here in English).

The Danish capital ranked fourth behind top-ranked Auckland, Barcelona and Vancouver, while Singapore completed the top five.

“Copenhagen sits on two islands in the Baltic Sea. Built in and around the water, it features many bridges and waterside walkways and parks,” CLC wrote.

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Hat-trick of parameters
CLC pointed to Tivoli Gardens and the city’s many historical buildings, castles and architecture as attractions, and named the restaurant Geranium as a place of note.

Chicago, Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo and New York completed the top ten, while Helsinki (13) and Oslo (17) also made the top 20.

The ranking is based on the Mercer Quality of Life Ranking – which annually ranks 200 cities worldwide based on factors including politics, economics, the environment, health, education and transport – and the Euromonitor Ranking, which ranks cities based on tourism traffic.

Finally, the ranking also takes into account the Numbeo Basket of Goods, the world’s largest crowdsourced database, which quantifies dozens of living condition parameters.