Copenhagen is a compact big city packed with historic buildings lining its narrow cobbled streets. Here you will find a great mix of world-class gastronomy, beautiful architecture, award-winning design, clean harbour baths, the unique, free town of Christiania, and the seat of the world’s oldest monarchy. It has been named one of the best cities to live in several times, and it was the first city in the world to be named the ‘Bike City’ by the International Cycling Union – a title to which the several hundred bike lanes bear witness.
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Copenhagen Visitor Centre
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Copenhagen is an old city with beautiful historic buildings and attractions. The ramparts and walls, which surrounded the city center, were taken down in the middle of the 1800s. This has given the city charming architecture with narrow curving streets in the center combined with a vibrant shopping and café scene.
Over the past few years, Copenhagen has supplemented its architectural heritage with new, world-class architecture. Star architects both Danish, such as Bjarke Ingels and French Jean Nouvel, have built imposing buildings which have been inspired by the future. New districts and architecture have sprung up to emerge with the past.
Copenhagen is known for its relaxing atmosphere, and Copenhageners cycle to work, hang out with their families and friends in one of the many parks, jump in the harbor pools in the summer, and actively participate in the many events held in the city.
Copenhagen is an old city with historic buildings, royal castles, beautiful parks and harbours, and plenty of attractions and activities to keep even the most eager tourist busy. The city centre is characterised by charming architecture and narrow curving streets. But within recent years Copenhagen has supplemented its architectural heritage with new, world-class architecture. It is easy to explore the city and get around, and many sights are within walking distance from one another. You can always catch a bus or take the metro to get around, or rent a bike and travel the Danish way.
Visit Carlsberg – The Copenhagen Exbeerience
The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)
Danish Architecture Centre
Kunstforeningen GL STRAND
Statens Museum for Kunst (The National Gallery)
Paleis Christiansborg (Christiansborg Slot)
Baths and beaches
Kids Copenhagen - Experimentarium
Louisiana Museum Of Modern Art
The Danish Jewish Museum
The National museum - Who are the Danes?
The Round Tower
Ripleys Attractions - Guinness World Record Museum
Danish Master Painters in The Hirschsprung Collection
The Karen Blixen Museum
The David Collection
Copenhagen is the leading gastronomy capital of Scandinavia. The city has more Michelin restaurants than any neighbouring country, 15 in total, and Copenhagen was until recently home to Noma, which was awarded as the World’s Best Restaurant three years in a row. Whether you are into bistros or Michelin-starred restaurants there is plenty for you in Copenhagen. The restaurant scene is among the world's most distinct and innovative, and it caters to all budgets. When dining out try the much appraised Nordic kitchen at least once. It is known for being of high quality and with a focus on using local and seasonal products.
Curious about Danish cakes and pastry? When in Denmark you have to try a real Danish – or wienerbrød, as it is called in Denmark – they are sold in many varieties at bakeries and cafes all over. The oldest patisserie in Copenhagen is La Glace which was founded in 1870. Amongst many mouth-watering cakes and pastries you will find the classic Sports Cake, which mainly consists of whipped cream.
There is nothing better than to grab an ice cream cone to go on a nice day. Denmark is famous for its dairy products and you can taste why when you try local ice cream. Did you know that Danes are one of the most ice cream-eating people in the world? The average Dane eats 10 litres of ice cream a year!
The Coffee Collective
The Living Room
Paludan Bog Café
Next Door Café
Whether you want to dance till the sun comes up or just have a beer or two with some friends, Copenhagen has plenty of establishments to choose from, ranging from laid-back bars to posh upscale clubs.
Copenhageners love to go out – especially on the weekends. Cocktails are popular, and you will find several bars where you can enjoy a skillfully crafted drink. If you are more of a beer person, Copenhagen offers various pubs, bars and breweries as well. Each neighbourhood has its own favourite spots, and, apart from downtown, Vesterbro and Nørrebro are the places to be after sundown.
Peder Oxe’s Wine Cellar
Kind Of Blue
The Log Lady
The Barking Dog
The Living Room
Copenhagen is great for shopping, both because of the variety of the shops and because the city is compact. Start your shopping trip in the inner city. On Strøget, you will find most of the big chain stores and more exclusive shops.
Stroll down the small streets parallel to Strøget and Købmagergade where you will find vintage shops, Danish designers such as Wood Wood, Malene Birger and Henrik Vibskov, and small jewellry and ceramics shops.
Streets outside the inner city that are worth checking out are Istedgade, Gl. Kongevej, Elmegade, Jægersborggade and Østerbrogade. Enjoy, and remember your walking shoes.
HEINEMANN Tax Free
Juul's Vin og Spiritus
Magasin du Nord
Henrik Vibskov Boutique
Denmark can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
Best Time to Visit
Copenhagen attracts visitors all through the year, its highest season (in terms of visitor numbers) falling on July and August. To take advatage of comfortable temperatures and avoid the bulk of tourist masses, visit in May, June or September.
Copenhagen has the shortest distance from airport to the city in Europe. It only takes 15 minutes by metro from the airport to Kongens Nytorv and 12 minutes by train to the Central Station in the city centre next to Tivoli.
The train station is located in Terminal 3, and the metro station is right above it. Tickets may be purchased directly in Terminal 3 from self-service machines of a DSB ticket sales counter.
Address: Lufthavnsboulevarden 6, Kastrup
The Copenhagen Metro, which has been ranked the best in the world for several years, runs between the airport and the city centre - useful for both tourists and locals. It takes just 15 minutes to get from the airport to Kongens Nytorv in the heart of Copenhagen, but you can also get off at Christianshavn or Nørreport. www.m.dk
S-trains - The bright red regional "S" trains connect the suburbs and the surrounding towns with the city. Web: www.dsb.dk
Buses are efficient and use the same ticketing and pricing system as the S trains and the metro. www.moviatrafik.dk
More Information: To make itineraries www.rejseplanen.dk is very helpful.
Bike city Copenhagen
While in Copenhagen, why not get around the Danish way?
In Copenhagen practically everybody rides a bike – it is an easy way to get around and it is good for the environment. Rent a bike from your hotel or at one of the many bike rental shops in the city. One of the most popular bike rental shops is Donkey Republic. You can rent a bike and pick it up from a various amount of places, you can easily unlock it via your phone!
+45 35 35 35 35
+45 70 25 25 25
+45 48 48 48 48
Red post boxes to drop off your mail are scattered all over the city.
Post Office at Central Station
Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 7pm, Saturday: Noon-4pm.
Address: Hedegaardsvej 88, Copenhagen
+45 33 14 82 66
Nørrebro Apotek v/Majid Sairafianpour
+45 35 39 83 82
Open daily 8am-8pm
Address: Vesterbrogade 6C, Copenhagen
Phone: +45 33 14 82 66
Country code +45
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