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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copen-hagen, Denmark

Quick Overview

Who is this Trip For?

You want to visit the Beautiful and Vibrant capital of Denmark, perfect for travelers of all ages and interests!

Truly an all-year-round destination, with warm weather in summer to enjoy the outdoors or picnic in the parks; or in winter months where you can experience the traditional Danish winter activities such as ice-skating, mulled wine, and maybe even see some Snow!

Suggested Activities

Tivoli Gardens is a must-visit destination in Copenhagen.

As one of the oldest amusement parks in the world, it offers a unique blend of history and entertainment.

You can enjoy thrilling rides, beautiful gardens, and live music.

It’s a perfect place to spend a summer evening with friends or family.

The charming streets of the city center are perfect for exploring.

You’ll be surrounded by beautiful architecture, small local shops, and great cafes.

Take a walk around the historic district of Indre By and see the famous landmarks like the City Hall, the Royal Palace, and the colorful buildings of Nyhavn.

Amager Beach Park is a great place to relax and enjoy the sun.

The beach is clean and offers a great view of the city from across the water.

There is also a beach volleyball court if you want to do some exercise!

A day trip to the nearby island of Bornholm is a great way to experience the Danish countryside.

The island is known for its picturesque landscapes, charming villages, and delicious local cuisine.

You can take a bike tour, visit the medieval castle of Hammershus, and eat some of the delicious smoked fish.

Climbing up the Tower of the Church of Our Saviour will reward you with an amazing view of the City, from within the heart of it!

The winding staircase leads you to the top, where you’ll see panoramic views of the city and the harbor.

The Kastellet grounds is a great place to explore.
The 17th-century fortifications offer a glimpse into the history of the city.

You’ll find the famous Little Mermaid statue, the Windmill and the Gefion fountain.

The park is perfect for an interesting walk, especially around sunset.

Top Tips

Get yourself a Bike, and you will be able to explore twice as much and feel that much closer to being a local!

There are many options:
– Rent daily
– Bikesharing apps for the City
– Check if your Hotel offers bikes

Denmark is known for its delicious traditional cuisine, and there are many dishes that you should try while visiting Copenhagen:

  1. Smørrebrød: Traditional open-faced sandwich made with toppings such as meat or cheese. It’s often considered as a national dish!
  2. Wienerbrød: This is a traditional sweet Danish pastry, often called a Danish.
  3. Æbleskiver: These are traditional Danish pancakes that are round and fluffy, served with powdered sugar and jam. Popular during the Christmas season.

Don’t be afraid to ask locals for recommendations and enjoy the unique flavors of Danish cuisine!

Invest in a City Pass Copenhagen Card (link here), which will give you Access to many of the city’s top attractions, Free Public Transport, Airport Transfer, and save you money!

Make it Unique

Christiania is a unique and alternative community within the city, self-proclaimed as an autonomous neighborhood that is famous for its alternative culture and laid-back atmosphere.

This is a MUST if you are looking for something different; with street art, music, and a lot of green spaces. This is Unique!

Find it here (Google Maps link), and see the images UP TOP.

It’s one thing to Taste some Danish food. But Learning how to make it yourself is Next Level!

Take a cooking class to learn how to make some traditional Danish Cuisine.

Many people don’t know that Copenhagen has a network of canals that run through the city, similar to those in Amsterdam or Venice.

There are several companies that offer canal tours, and it’s a great way to see the city from a different perspective.

How to get There?

Copenhagen can be reached by airplane, train or by land borders. It is well connected to the major European cities by flight and train.

Flying:

The main airport in Copenhagen is Copenhagen Airport (CPH), also known as Kastrup Airport. This airport is located on the island of Amager, just 8 km (5 mi) southeast of the city center.

To get into the city center from the airport, you can take the metro or the Regional train. The metro station is located inside the airport terminal and runs regularly. Both take around 15 minutes to get to the city center.

The trains run frequently and you can check the schedule and plan your trip at the official website of the public transportation company in Denmark, which is called DSB.

Other: 

Denmark has borders with Sweden and Germany, and there are multiple train, car, or ferry routes into the country.

How to get Around?

Public transportation is very efficient and affordable in the city. It’s safe for tourists to walk around the city center and tourist areas.

Biking is a great way to get around the city, as it’s fast, efficient, and environmentally friendly.

You can rent a bike from one of the many bike rental shops around the city, or use one of the city’s many bike-sharing programs.

The city has an extensive network of buses, trains, and metro lines that connect all the major areas of the city.

It is efficient, clean, and easy to use. It is also very affordable and you can use the same ticket for the bus, train, and metro on the same journey.

How to get There?

Copenhagen can be reached by airplane, train or by land borders. It is well connected to the major European cities by flight and train.

Flying:

The main airport in Copenhagen is Copenhagen Airport (CPH), also known as Kastrup Airport. This airport is located on the island of Amager, just 8 km (5 mi) southeast of the city center.

To get into the city center from the airport, you can take the metro or the Regional train. The metro station is located inside the airport terminal and runs regularly. Both take around 15 minutes to get to the city center.

The trains run frequently and you can check the schedule and plan your trip at the official website of the public transportation company in Denmark, which is called DSB.

Other: 

Denmark has borders with Sweden and Germany, and there are multiple train, car, or ferry routes into the country.

How to get Around?

Public transportation is very efficient and affordable in the city. It’s safe for tourists to walk around the city center and tourist areas.

Biking is a great way to get around the city, as it’s fast, efficient, and environmentally friendly.

You can rent a bike from one of the many bike rental shops around the city, or use one of the city’s many bike-sharing programs.

The city has an extensive network of buses, trains, and metro lines that connect all the major areas of the city.

It is efficient, clean, and easy to use. It is also very affordable and you can use the same ticket for the bus, train, and metro on the same journey.

Safety Concerns

Copenhagen is generally considered to be a safe city for tourists. However, as with any major city, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to protect yourself and your belongings.

  1. Be aware of pickpocketing.
  2. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
  3. Be mindful of your belongings when using public transportation.
  4. Avoid walking alone in poorly lit or isolated areas at night.
  5. Watch out for bicycles, as they are a popular mode of transportation in the city.

 

Overall, Copenhagen is very safe for tourists, with a low crime rate.

Where to Stay?

  • Hostels: There are many highly reviewed backpacker hostels in the city. Generator Copenhagen is said to be the top choice, being central and with friendly staff & great facilities.
    Other recommended hotels are the Danhostel Copenhagen City, Sleep in Heaven, and The Capsule Hotel & Hostel.
  • There are many Airbnb offerings, and this option may be the best value for families or groups.
  • There are many affordable and highly-reviewed Hotels in Copenhagen, but mentioned as a top choice is Hotel Ansgar. In the Heart of the city, close to many popular attractions and the central station.