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Just north of Copenhagen is the leafy, affluent coastal suburb of Charlottenlund, with a small, appealing beach that gets predictably crowded on sunny weekends. A little farther north is Charlottenlund Slot (Charlottenlund Palace), a graceful mansion that has housed various Danish royals since the 17th century. The castle isn't open to the public, but the surrounding peaceful palace gardens
are, and Copenhageners enjoy coming up here for weekend ambles and picnics.
On the island of Amager, less than a half hour from Copenhagen, the quaint fishing towns of Dragør (pronounced drah -wer) and Store Magleby...