Copenhagen

Travel Guide
Copenhagen which includes a bay or harbor
Making a visit to the capital of Denmark is like stepping into a fairy tale, as this picturesque Scandinavian city by the sea embodies Old World charm.

Copenhagen mixes a fascinating heritage with stylish modern designs. Explore the charming city with its beautiful harbors, cycling culture and great public transportation system to find out why Copenhagen is praised for its quality of life.

Copenhagen has an international airport and is also connected to all major European cities by bus, train and boat. Denmark is part of the EU, but the Danish kroner is still its currency. English is widely spoken in this multicultural capital of 600,000 people. To save money, purchase the cOPENhagen CARD and get free entry or attractive discounts on most of the major attractions, transportation, gear rental and restaurant meals.

Discover Copenhagen’s origins as a 12th-century fishing town in the City Museum and then try fresh seafood in the Nyhavn (New Harbor). The National Museum of Denmark shows how Vikings once ruled the surrounding waters. The Danish capital is on the strait between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Its northern location brings long winters, but visitors appreciate seeing the magic of the historic city draped in snow.

In summer, Copenhagen’s parks and waterfront precincts come alive and Tivoli Gardens opens its doors. This central location is one of the oldest theme parks in the world. Kids will also love the Copenhagen Zoo. To see where Denmark’s royals reside, head to Amalienborg Palace. From there, walk or cycle along the waterfront to find the sculpture of The Little Mermaid, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale.

The Round Tower also seems to emerge straight from the children’s books of this popular Danish author and the tall structure has some dark tales of its own. Another magnificent lookout point is the corkscrew-shaped spire of the 17th-century Church of Our Saviour. From its windows it is easy to see why so many people fall in love with Copenhagen.

Where to stay in Copenhagen

CABINN Copenhagen
CABINN Copenhagen
3 out of 5
Arni Magnussons Gade 1, Copenhagen, 1577
The price is $86 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Copenhagen. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,453 reviews)
"Great, clean and affordable place."

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

CABINN Copenhagen
Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Ellehammersvej 18, Kastrup, Copenhagen, 2770
The price is $128 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Kastrup. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour fitness center. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,043 reviews)
"Loved that it’s across the street from both the airport and the train station!! If there’s one small negative it’s that you have to have Danish coins to get tokens for the laundry and hotel is cashless so we didn’t get to do laundry."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Comfort Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
4 out of 5
Ellehammersvej 20, Kastrup, 2770
The price is $147 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Kastrup. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,601 reviews)
"Close to the airport. The staff were very nice and check in was quick. The room was very large and comfortable"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen
Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen
4 out of 5
Amerika Plads 7, Osterbro, Copenhagen, 2100
The price is $156 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Copenhagen. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,355 reviews)
"We had a fantastic stay - would highly recommend."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Adina Apartment Hotel Copenhagen
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments - Copenhagen Suites
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments - Copenhagen Suites
4 out of 5
Colbjørnsensgade 27, Copenhagen, Sealand, 1652
The price is $168 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Copenhagen. Enjoy free WiFi, concierge services, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Tivoli Gardens and City Hall Square are ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (46 reviews)
"Very nice and clean, great location"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2022

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments - Copenhagen Suites
CABINN Apartments
CABINN Apartments
3 out of 5
Arne Jacobsens Alle 4, Copenhagen, 2300
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Copenhagen. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (154 reviews)
"Was really good"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

CABINN Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Copenhagen

Copenhagen’s public transportation system is widely regarded as one of the most impressive anywhere on the planet, so there is no need to rent a car here. The metro network runs 24 hours a day and the trains arrive every few minutes. Overground transportation includes the S-trains and a range of bus routes. Buy a City Pass for unlimited access to all public transportation for a chosen number of days. Visit the Public Transport Authority website.Browse Copenhagen rental cars.

Best time to visit

If you want sunshine and warm days in Copenhagen, visit in late spring or summer. Temperatures begin to dip in September, and don’t pick up again until May. The summer months are punctuated by a wide range of open-air cultural events. Visit in winter and the atmosphere will be less lively, but you may get the chance to see Copenhagen covered in snow. Be prepared for plenty of rain too, though.

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