COPENHAGEN – THE GREAT CITY

The canals, bike culture, robust economy, and joyful residents of Copenhagen make it a really distinctive place. It’s a capital with a small-city vibe.
 Shaped by both history and innovation, Copenhagen always offers something new and inspiring to discover — street markets, museums, restaurants, festivals, and more – but the city is compact and its pace is surprisingly laid-back.

Aside from being the world’s happiest city, Copenhagen boasts superb Danish food, a world-class transportation system, breathtaking churches, spectacular harbour views, and even a hippie commune that draws visitors from all over the world. Denmark’s core institutions, such as the Danish Parliament, the Royal Family, the Supreme Court, and the Central Administration, are all located in Copenhagen. The city serves as the country’s cultural and economic centre, as well as a major transportation hub, with the largest airport in the Nordic region, Denmark’s largest railway station and one of the country’s largest ports. Take in the city’s attractions and delight in its shops and cuisine during your stay in Copenhagen!

THINGS TO DO AND SEE

When you think about Copenhagen, you probably think of Nyhavn Harbour, which is home to colourful buildings and fishing boats. The harbour is one of Copenhagen’s most famous tourist attractions, and for good reason. This lovely canal is lined with restaurants, coffee shops, and scenic vistas.

With its charming, historic, colourful houses strung across the ancient commercial harbour, Nyhavn is one of Copenhagen’s most identifiable sites. What was formerly a popular hangout for sailors has been renovated and now boasts a variety of eateries along the canal with jazz music and a relaxing ambiance.

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If you are interested in The Danish Royal Family,
visiting Amalienborg is a must. Watch the Changing of the Guard and try to get a glimpse of the Queen.

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Get close to the majestic hammerhead sharks and elegant rays in northern Europe’s largest and most modern aquarium Den Blå Planet.

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Explore CopenHill – Copenhagen’s first ski area built on top of the city’s waste management center.

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Go hiking, running, or climbing the wall at this urban recreation site during the summer.

Sunbathe and enjoy a picnic on the grass in Kongens Have (King’s Garden) – Copenhagen’s most visited green park.

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To see the city from above, climb the 17th century Round Tower – one of Copenhagen’s most iconic buildings.

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There’s no better way to see the city than from the water. Try a classic canal cruise where you can see the Copenhagen’s iconic Little Mermaid, The Opera, Christiansborg and much more! If you wish to explore on your own, GoBoat and FriendShips provide boats for rent that can accommodate up to eight people.

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Copenhagen’s harbour water is clean enough and safe to swim in. No wonder both locals and tourists love the public harbour baths so much.

Don’t miss a chance to take a dip at Havnebadet Islands Brygge, right across the bridge from the city centre!

Visit Kalvebod Bølge for a spectacular view of Copenhagen’s harbour and modernist architecture. Kalvebod’s harbour bath is open 24/7 year-round.

For a complete list of Copenhagen’s public swimming areas, click here.

There is a lot more to see and do during your stay in Copenhagen. For guided tours and other activities, check out Get Your Guide.

TRANSPORT & STAY

Renting a bike and exploring Copenhagen is a must. It’s the best way to experience everything the city has to offer! Copenhagen’s 454 km of bike lanes, flat landscape, and bike-aware drivers make cycling comfortable and safe.

Bycyklen‘s electric city bikes can be rented and returned to any station in the city by entering credit card information into the built-in tablet.

beCopenhagen offers urban and architecture guided cycling tours and an extensive range of bikes for rent.

Donkey Republic operates in 71 cities across the globe, including the Danish capital. Get the app to see pick-up locations and rent using your phone. It couldn’t be easier!

Find rated bike routes on Bike Map and make sure to get acquainted with the Biking rules in Copenhagen.

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If you’re an e-scooter fan, you can rent one using the Voi App available for both Apple and Android.
 And don’t forget a helmet, it’s mandatory! The other rules for e-scooter users can be found here.

Although you can see a fair bit of Copenhagen on foot, the city also has excellent public transportation, which is built into a simple system. The same ticket is valid for the metro, buses, and trains. Check out the DOT Mobilbilletter app for online tickets and use Rejseplanen for public transportation schedules with minute-by-minute updates.

By the way, Copenhagen Metro is one of the first self-driving metros in the world. It runs 24/7 days.
Speaking of taxi, Uber and Lyft do not operate in Copenhagen. However, you can order a cab at Dantaxi or book a town car service with companies like Sixt.

STAY

Don’t forget to reserve a cozy and comfy hotel room to enjoy every minute of your stay in Copenhagen.

Whether you are traveling alone or with a family, hotels.com offers a variety of rooms to choose from.

hotels

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FOOD & SHOPPING

Copenhagen has one of the most diverse and inventive restaurant industries in the world.
It’s a real gastronomic wonderland!
The food in Copenhagen is a fusion of international cuisine and seasonal local ingredients.
From street food to Michelin-starred restaurants, there are options for every taste and budget.

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MUST TRY IN COPENHAGEN

REFFEN

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Reffen is a one-of-a-kind organic street food market for start-ups in Refshaleøen.
There are more than 50 food stalls, pubs, and creative workshops.

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It’s absolutely worth your time to stop by here.
and The proof is in the pudding menu.

STRØGET

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Visit Strøget — Europe’s longest pedestrian street — for the best shopping and dining experiences in Copenhagen! From Prada and Louis Vuitton to the LEGO Store.
This lively 1.1 km stretch is lined with charming cafés and delicious restaurants. Make sure to stop by the Stork Fountain, one of the most beautiful spots on the street.

DEPARTMENT STORES AND SHOPPING MALLS:

ILLUM

Østergade 52,
1001 København H

FIELD’S

12, Arne Jacobsens Allé, 2300 København

MAGASIN DU NORD

Kongens Nytorv 13,
1095 København H

WATERFRONT SHOPPING

Philip Heymans Alle 17,
2900 Hellerup

FREDERIKSBERG CENTRET

Falkoner Allé 21,
2000 Frederiksberg

FISKETORVET

Kalvebod Brygge 59,
1560 København V

WEATHER IN DENMARK

Summer in Copenhagen is particularly beloved by the locals. It’s never too hot.
The highest temperature you’ll experience is about 22 degrees, and you’ll have approximately 17 hours of daylight each day. Grab an umbrella and a raincoat just in case. The weather in this part of the world is famously unpredictable.

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