If you are looking for fewer crowds, then spring is the appropriate time. Between the months of May and September, the city can get lively with people dining in street-side cafes and participating in festivals like Copenhagen Beer Festival, Carnival, Copenhagen Night of Culture, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Strom and others. During October, the people go into hibernation to prepare for the cold.
By buying 24-hour adult ticket, you can travel unlimited by metro, train, bus and harbour bus in all the zones of the city. It costs DKK 130. With 2 children under 12, they can come for free. For children under 16, they can buy for DKK 65. Another advantage you can get is the Copenhagen card. This card will not only grant you unlimited transportation in all regions, but also free admissions to museums and attractions. It also provides discounts on restaurants and cafes. For longer period (say 7 days), you can choose Flex Card.
Being in proximity to the sea, the city can experience cold breezes changing the atmosphere. However, Denmark has a pleasant climate compared to other Scandinavian countries. Average winter temperature falls to 0°C while summer temperature reaches about 25°C.
The Danish currency is called Kroner and Danish is the official language of Denmark with main foreign languages being English, German and Swedish.
Topping the UN’s World Happiness Report, see why Denmark is the happiest place on Earth. With excellent work-life balance, education system, childcare and healthcare, it’s no surprise why Danish people are happy with their lifestyle. However, Copenhagen is regarded as the most expensive city in Denmark.
Cycling is the ubiquitous feature of Copenhagen. Being one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, you can find famous landmarks and tourist attractions at your own leisure pace. The city is packed with waterfronts, promenades and parks that will refresh your senses.
Whether it is traditional Danish food or Michelin starred restaurants (15 restaurants given 18 stars), Copenhagen has great places to eat, along with coffee and wines. There are also bistros and value for money places with quality setting that will not burn a hole in your pocket. A must try is the New Nordic Cuisine.
While the word roughly translates to ‘coziness’, it doesn’t exactly give justice to the definition. It is embedded in Danish culture which provides a nice warm atmosphere and feeling of togetherness. Many restaurants and cafes offer ambience to experience hygge with friendly locals.
Have you seen coloured old-fashion houses close to the canal on a postcard? That’s the famous landmark of Copenhagen. Initially, a busy commercial port, it has cozy restaurants where locals enjoy their beer and jazz music. The No.20 house was home to famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (Although he lived 20 years in No.67 and 2 years in No.18).
No, it is not jewelry. Built in 1999, this modern building with irregular angles is an extension to the Royal Library. Aside from its main function, it includes the Dronningesalen concert and theatre hall (seating up to 600 people), The National Museum of Photography, a café, a restaurant and a bookshop.
Regarded as one of the largest and romantic gardens in Copenhagen, it has canals, woodlands and picnic lawns. The entrance is guarded by Frederik VI which is imposed by Frederiksborg Slot palace. Nowadays, it houses the Royal Danish Military Academy.
Formerly the first public hospital in Denmark (Royal Frederik Hospital), it displays crafts, artwork and industrial works from Western and Eastern world from late Middle Ages up to present time. You’ll find some indelible marks left by internationally acclaimed Danish designers here.
This is hip, multicultural and casual side of the city. Here, you’ll find students and immigrants enjoying the late-night bars and cheap kebab places. You’ll find Middle Eastern cuisine very affordable here.
From 7th Century to 19th Century, marvel at the splendid collections of Islamic works of Art ranging from Spain on the West to India on the East. It is the largest Islamic Art Collection in Scandinavia.
You’ve seen Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer and New York’s Statue of Liberty. Copenhagen has its Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue). An iconic landmark based on the fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen, the bronze statue was designed by Edvard Eriksen.
One of Europe’s longest roads is Copenhagen’s busiest street teeming with pedestrians and shoppers. From budget-friendly shops to expensive boutiques, it also has popular landmarks.
The palace is home to 3 supreme powers: the seat of the Parliament, Supreme Court of Denmark and Danish Prime Minister’s office. Moreover, the formal royal apartments tell the Danish history spanning more than 800 years.
The world’s oldest amusement park was found in 1583. It is an attraction where everybody from young to old can have a great time. There are 33 rides available with 6 being roller coasters. There are ice-cream stalls, pubs, carnival-like games, live music and entertainment for kids.