About Copenhagen

Copenhagen,is not only  the capital of  Denmark but also Scandinavia's largest capital,sance-era Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels. The foundation of a new city was laid in 1167 and later it was was called "Hafnia".As the trading activities started to flourish and develop,  population  exceeded a 6.000 around 1400 AC. It was then a little town and renamed as Copenhagen "Købmændenes Havn" - the Harbour of Merchants - and then later named in Danish - "København."  Situated on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager, it is  linked to Malmo in southern Sweden by the Öresund Bridge. Copenhagen is among World most dynamic and attractive capital cities. It has World's best public transport network and cleanest environment, The Danes considered themselves to be the happiest people in the world.

Public Transport System

Public transportation in Copenhagen is considered one of the best in the world. Visitors can travel extensively with a City Pass.Visitors can travel as much he wish in the central of Copenhagen. A two zone ticket covers all of Copenhagen except airport (that's 3 zones) and lasts for one hour from purchase . Once bought, these tickets can be used on all forms of transport. This pass can be used for a full 24 hours on all transport, for all zones.Trains and metro run throughout the capital city area 24 hours all through week.Trains have routes through all of Copenhagen's neighborhoods, to the airport and across the country. The journey from the airport into central Copenhagen takes 15 minutes. The station and ticket desks are located in Terminal 3. A single ticket costs 36 kr but can also buy travel cards (Klippekort). Visitors can get details Copenhagen Metro website.

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Mode & Cost of Transports

There are differnt city passes in Copenhagen .A City Pass either a 24 or 72 hours ticket can be purchased. It can be  used on the metro, trains and buses in Copenhagen, including to and from the airport. You can buy a City Pass in the ticket machines located on all metro stations. One-hour  2 zone ticket, which covers all of Copenhagen costs 24 DKK (Danish currency). A city pass for 8 zones will cost  84 DKK . 2 zones  pass  covesr most travel in Copenhagen city centre, whereas an  8 zone ticket will get you to Elsinore, Roskilde or Frederikssund in the capital region. You can also buy a City Pass to be delivered to your mobile phone. This pass costs 130 DKK and can be used for a full 24 hours on all transport, for all zones. You can also purchase a 7-day unlimited travel card called a Flexcard.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 2.67
Cup of Coffee USD 5.82
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.26
Rice/Kg USD 2.20
White Bread USD 2.83
Eggs (12) USD 3.62
Combo Meal USD 11.63
Fine Dining USD 78.59
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 3.14
Domestic Beer USD 7.39
Imported Beer USD 6.29
Bottle of Wine USD 10.69
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 6.29
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 2.51
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 3.77
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1556.09

Dos

• Dine al fresco. Copenhagen’s canals and harbor make an idyllic setting for lunch and a bottle or two of quality Danish beer. Take advantage of the onboard dining table and eat on the water.

•Do eat  Copenhagen Street Food or one of the many street-food vendors. Street food is inexpensive

•Do buy Copenhagen city cards. It will help you have to cram all the city into three days. The card costs around $55 and grants you access to 79 museums and galleries, unlimited public transportation and discounts at hundreds of restaurants and shops. You even get discounts on ferry rides to Finland

• Do Visit Freetown Christiana, an autonomous community in Copenhagen, Its a bohemian diaspora of around 900 artists and hedonists peacefully living a modest life of collectivism and self-sustainability. 

• You must enjoy the Copenhagen lively Couchsurfing scene. Log on and stay for 

• Do rent  a bike from a bike shop in city center. You can choose your bike frpom classic European city bikes (ECB), mountain bikes, recumbents, tandems and even road bikes 

• Go for Canal tour boats: "Set sail" in minutes by checking out your boat and enjoy Copenhagen’s canals, which pass by several tourist spots. You can even follow a tour boat. 
Don’ts

• Don’t Take  Flip-Flops to Denmark: Its better to rely on harsh-Scandinavian temperatures wearing summer clothes.

• Avoid Jaywalking: Danes patiently wait for the green-traffic light before crossing the street.They never jaywalk. It’s a lesson t be learnt. You canbe fined 700 DKK (€94.12; $108) for violation of rules

• Don’t Ride a Bike unless and until you are Familiar with the Rules.Copenhagen is now facing a bike-traffic problem as thousands of bikes fill the city’s streets daily. Visitors may often find themselves panicking while in a cycle lane among dozens of bikes 

• Don’t Drink while  Bike-Riding:  The Offence can cost you 1500DKK (€201.69; $231) 

• Don’t Drink Spirits, Drin Beer Only: Make sure to drink beer all night long because spirits in Denmark are too expensive

• Don’t Call Danes Vikings: While talking to locals avoid using "vikings". Though Danes are proud of their fearless ancestors, they won’t appreciate being called Vikings

• Don’t try to Peep:  Danes love privacy but rarely bother to close their windows or even hang curtains. While walking around in the streets of a Danish city, don’t try to peep as visitors are tempted to sneak a peak inside to see what a typical-Danish house looks like

• Don’t Smoke or Posses  Weed : Visitors are tempted  to go to the famous-hippie district where open weed trade takes place. Keep in mind that possessing or smoking marijuana is illegal all over Denmark, including Christiania.

• Don’t Try to pet Danes’ Dogs: Danes prefer to be left alone and Strangely enough, so are their dog. Dogs share the same look of disapproval when a stranger approaches them and starts petting .

Night Life

The relaxed licensing laws in Denmark help bars to stay open until 4am each night.  The capital city Copenhagen is a hive of activity until the early hours of the morning with bars, clubs and pubs.However. most nightspots close by  midnight. So for nightbirds, Copenhagen is a pefet a place with a relaxe, drinks that don’t cost and  even a tiny dancefloor.

From pop-up clubs and block parties to late night jam sessions, Copenhagen's nightlife keeps dancing even after the sun rises. The international visitors prefer Rosie McGees, close to Tivoli and the Central Station, with its international bar staff. Others wander over to Christiania and Woodstock Cafe

Night Clubs:

Ruby is exquisitely furnished with oriental rugs, chandeliers and chesterfield sofas, with added.
Indre Byen: Open-to-all nightclub exudes a shady, dark aura of living slightly more familiar to cities like Berlin and London than to Copenhagen. 

Gefarhlich: Its a multifunctional cocktail bar, restaurant, nightclub, art gallery, and hairdresser.

KB3, ₹₹Night club: Opens only on⋅ Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 4am

Culture Box: Clubbing & Cocktails in 4 distinct spaces with a focus on electro, drum 'n' bass & techno  
Opens only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11pm to 8am

The Jane: Opens only on Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 5am
 
Tivoli: A favorite with visitors because of close proximity to the Central Station and the hotel district.  The international crew of bar staff, nightclub and restaurant Rosie McGee with two dancefloors offer visitors everytning they look for.

City Centre: This small, gay-friendly nightclub is located on Norre Voldgade, close to Hotel Fox, and looks pretty closed up during the daytime. 

Bar:
 
Ideal Bar: The street level bar of popular Vesterbro nightclub VEGA, Ideal Bar is both part of VEGA and a separate entity with its own character. The small, intimate bar setting provides a framework for a series of events and club nights from Wednesday.

Cosy Bar: A tiny student-friendly Latin Quarter. This place is cosy and open to all, both gay and straight. Despite its small size, Cosy Bar has a regular DJ and a dancefloor. 

Woodstock Cafe:  It is the oldest cafe and bar at the end of "Pusher Street" in Copenhagen's alternative community Christiania. This unique cafe is probably the only place in the city where you can be sharing a spot.

Pubs: In Copenhagen,there are street pubs. These pubs are cosy, closed-in places where everyone knows everyone else’s names. 

 

Must See

1. Tivoli Gardens: An amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen. It is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg, also in Denmark 

2. The Little Mermaid: A bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen. It  depicts a mermaid becoming human and the sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen

3.Nyhavn: The 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen.It is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants

4: Amalienborg: The home of the Danish royal family in Copenhagen, Denmark consisting of four identical classical palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard

5.Rosenborg Castle: A renaissance monument in Copenhagen. The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606. It is an example of Christian IV's many architectural projects

6: Christiansborg Palace: An historical building and seat of the Danish Parliament on the islet of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen

7. Freetown Christiania: A  commune of about 850 to 1,000 residents, covering 7.7 hectares in the borough of Christianshavn in  capital city. It is  also known as Christiania

8.The Round Tower: A 17th-century tower in Copenhagen  and one of the many architectural projects of Christian IV of Denmark, built as an astronomical observatory

9.Strøget is a pedestrian, car free shopping area in Copenhagen and a popular tourist attraction in the centre of town. It  is one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe at 1.1 km. 

10.Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum:. The collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries

11. Frederik's Church: Popularly known as The Marble Church for its rococo architecture, It is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Copenhagen. The church forms the focal point of the Frederiksstaden district

12. City Hall Square: A public square in capital city,located in front of the Copenhagen City Hall.Its  a popular venue for a variety of events, celebrations and demonstrations

13. National Museum : Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures, alike

14.Church of Our Saviour: A baroque church in Copenhagen, famous for its helix spire and offering extensive views over central Copenhagen

15. Kastellet: One of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe. It is constructed in the form of a pentagon with bastions at its corners

Experiences

• Have the best time of your life at Tivoli Gardens. the second-oldest amusement park in the world 

• Must see the statue of The Little Mermaid overlooking the harbor. The statue commemorates one of director Hans Christian Anderson's most famous tales

• Christiana is Copenhagen's most intriguing neighborhoods is Christiana, a hotbed of political activism. Filled with canals, cruises through this area will point out the most interesting sites

•Modern Marvel at Rosenborg Castle: The new Opera House, designed by Henning Larsen, is a modern marvel. It is dramatically situated overlooking the harbor 

•Be sure to visit the world famous Carlsberg Brewery 

• Taste Copenhagen on a Classic Food Tour

• Plan a castle tour in North Sealand, Home of the summer residence of the Danish Royal Family, visit the Fredensborg Palace and  nearby  magnificent castles including Frederiksborg Castle. This beautiful area was the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet

Activities

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  • Royal Copenhagen: Denmark caputal   renowned world over for its delicate blue and white porcelain products.Its collection has a great variety of plates, mugs, teapots and bowls. T
  • Scandinavian interior design items: Denmark has a rich legacy of architecture and design. In Copenhagen there are as many design stores with stylish items that will add a Scandinavian touch to your place.
  • Vikings Jewelry: Jewelry is an integral  part of Denmark's  culture and many museums display original Viking jewelry. Its a piece of the Scandinavian history and can be perfet souvenir.
  • Scarves: Danes never leave  their scarf at home.Scarves are an invaluable  for locals. Therefore, they Style is  important to peoplem so colorful baggy scarf is a-must in Denmark. So, you may go for this item especially visiting the country during the winter.
  • Freetown Christiania souvenirs: Copenhagen is the only city where you can get a souvenir from Freetown Christiania. Christiania’s logo is found on pencils, ashtrays, umbrellas and T-shirts and sold as souvenirs to the visitors
  • Lakrids: Danes use sweet and salty liquorice in ice creams, beers, cocktails, candy and many more products. Lakrids is elicious chocolate bites in different tastes but with liquorice as the main ingrediena and a perfect gift to give a taste of Denmark to your loved ones. 
  • Hans Christian Andersen items:  Miniatures of Andersen’s fairy tales characters as well as replicas of items that Andersen used to make beautiful paper cuttings in order to entertain his guests at festive gatherings.
  • Toms Skildpadde: Its one of the most popular chocolates in Denmark. Toms Skildpadde or ‘Toms Turtle’ in English is a chocolate turtle filled with rum, cream and caramel.Take a couple of them back home, your friends would love it.
  • Butter cookies: In  Copenhagen ypu will find  such a great variety of butter cookies found in no other country. They are packed in blue box with different paintings of Denmark’s notable places. Apart from tasty delicacies you can alsi use it as a decoration item.
  • Danish Elf. Nisse: Its a story about elves and magic spirits. Legend has it that Nisse was a mischievous elf in Denmark causing trouble in Christmas. Locals leave rice pudding or porridge for him on Christmas Eve  hoping he’ll be nicer to them. This little guy in fency dress is seen on every souvenir’s shop shelves. 

 

Official Language

Danish

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Currency

Danish Krone (DKK)

Population

06 (Millions)

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TimeZone

08:51 AM (GMT +01:00)

 

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Airport Name / IATA Code

Copenhagen Airport - CPH

Airport Name / IATA Code

BLL - Billund Airport

Best time to visit

March to May and September to October, is the best time to visit Copenhagen. The summer brings warmest weather and a number of popular events. May and early June is the perfect time for a trip to Copenhagen as days are sunny and there is not too many crowds and temperature hovers in between 12.2 C to 16.7 degree Centigrade.

Moderate time to visit

Copenhagen's surrounding waters are warmer a little later into the year than other parts of Europe.The average temperatures are warmer than the air temperatures from late fall into mid-December. The high temperature averages 16.7 C in September, 12.1 C in October, and 7.1 C in NovemberFrom November to February weather in Copenhagen is too cold and bitter but prices are at their lowest. So its a bargain time to travelers to go to Copenhagen in winter. Christmas is a great time as Copenhagen celebrates with classic Danish Christmas meals. There is a word of caution.Christmas is a popular rime so there is a spike in room rates around this time. There are only a few hours of daylight each day and sightseeing time is shortened.

Worst time to visit

July and August are the months when tourist season in Copenhagen is at peak. Popular sites and restaurants are crowded. So it may not be a good time to visit capital city of the Denmark. Then December and January are the coldest months . Temperatures dips even below zero and days are shortened. So except Christmas celebrations, these months are no good to visit.

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