Introducing the city

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About Copenhagen

Known globally as both the happiest place on earth and one of the greenest cities, Copenhagen is filled to the brim with art, cyclists and, above all, style.

According to the UN's 2013 World Happiness Report, Denmark beat every other country on the global happiness scale, with a score of 7.6 out of 10. And you’d be happy too if your capital city was made out of Lego... Okay, so Copenhagen is not made out of Lego, but the colourful, famous building blocks are in fact a Danish invention.

And there are plenty of other surprises in store within the largest metropolis in Scandinavia. Its devastatingly striking attractions range from the historic Rosenborg Castle to the welcoming Tivoli Gardens. Walk the Strøget and you'll see friendly locals pass by on bikes while you shop, dine and drink along one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe. Plus, with over a dozen Michelin starred restaurants in town, a storybook atmosphere and vibrant nightlife, it's no wonder everyone's so happy here. Maybe we should send some London commuters to Copenhagen - just a thought.

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When Should You Visit?

Christmas and New Year can be a great time to go when the city is in full festive swing. Alternatively, sun-worshippers are better off heading here between May and September; while it can be busy with tourists, the city really comes alive with cafés spilling out onto the streets.

July makes for the hottest month, with an average temperature of 17 degrees Celsius, whilst the coldest month is January at 0 degrees Celsius. The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 18 degrees Celsius.

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Travioor top tips

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Insider Info

  • The most important tip we can give you is to rent a bike to explore the city. It's how everyone gets around and the best way to make the most of your trip.

  • Make sure you try the street food market on Paper Island. Once you've grabbed your food, enjoy it al fresco while gazing at the beautiful views of the river and the opera building.

  • If you want to experience something new, take a walk around the hippie Christiania area which is completely independent of the Danish government. Be aware: the area has put some of its own rules in place and it's prohibited to run, take pictures or scream.

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Food and drink

Main Course £13.58 | kr. 120.00

3-Course Meal £67.92 | kr. 600.00

Cappuccino £3.90 | kr. 34.46

Beer £5.09 | kr. 45.00

The Scene

Copenhagen has undoubtedly become a destination for self-confessed “foodies”. The city proudly glitters with Michelin stars and has a variety of dishes that can cater for all tastes, from the more exclusive fayre to street food. Noma, four-time winner of the Best Restaurant in the World award, is a must-visit for food connoisseurs. Whilst it’s incredibly difficult to get a reservation, and the prices might be too much for some, Noma is an institution of the food world and is worth making the time for.

At the other end of the spectrum, Copenhagen is known for its delicious hot dogs. Pølsevogn (hot dog stands) are an omnipresent feature on every street and it’s well worth trying the Danes’ favourite snack. And the city’s convenient proximity to the sea affords it an unprecedented amount of choice when it comes to seafood. From clams to squid, trout to swordfish; whatever seafood you could want, Copenhagen is sure to have it.

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History

Copenhagen’s Story

Copenhagen dates back to the 11th century, when it steadily grew into an important trading centre, thanks to its useful position by the sea. By the 17th century, the city had become Denmark’s principal fortification and naval port, as well as a centre of trade in Northern Europe.

In more recent history, the cities of Copenhagen and Malmö have been connected by a toll bridge/tunnel, called the Øresund Bridge. This has enabled the city to become the nucleus of an even larger metropolitan area and spread its reach across both nations.

Language

Hej | Hello
Tak | Thank you

Danish

Denmark’s official language is, unsurprisingly, Danish. Many residents have excellent English and there are several minority languages spoken through the territory, such as German, Faroese, and Greenlandic. Perhaps try and learn some basic Danish for brownie points:

  • Farvel: Goodbye
  • God Morgen: Good Morning
  • Undskyld: Excuse Me

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Need to know

+45 Dialling Code
112 Emergency Services

Get The Low-Down

  • Denmark uses the krone as its currency, not the euro as many assume, having negotiated the right to opt-out from participation under the Maastricht Treaty of 1992.
  • The metro is the fastest way of getting to and from the city centre and the airport. However, if you want to go to Copenhagen Central Station or the western part of Copenhagen City, you are better off taking the train.
  • There is a variety of cheap and efficient public transport available to all, but you might want to consider renting/bringing a bike as this is one of the most popular and easy ways to get around the city.

 

VISA INFORMATION

Find out about the visa requirements for Denmark here.

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Travioor Recommends

1. Tivoli Gardens

You can’t visit Copenhagen without going to Tivoli gardens. The park boasts amusement rides, open-air stage shows and a crowd-pleasing, storybook atmosphere.

2. Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid statue (or Den lille Havfrue in Danish) is a bronze statue that depicts, you guessed it, a little mermaid. It’s a national treasure and a must-see.

3. Rosenborg Castle

In the heart of Copenhagen, you’ll find the incredible Rosenborg Castle, which features 400 years of history, splendor and royal treasure, just waiting to be explored.

4. National Museum

The National Museum of Denmark is a great place to take a comprehensive look at the country across time, with exhibitions ranging from the Stone Age to modern day culture.

5. Strøget

Strøget is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, with a whopping 1.1 kilometres of shops. If you’re a fan of shopping, you’ll be a fan of this street.


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