Copenhagen Tourism

The Danish capital, Copenhagen, has grown up from the quiet girl next door, to the most vivacious and super sexy modern woman in all of Scandinavia. Funky new architecture perched gloriously at the edges of historic cobbled walk ways, and rubbing shoulders with a cultural diversity that is evident throughout the city. Safe, fascinating and romantic, the juxtaposition of Cinderella and flashes of world class metropolis, will take your breath away.

The city will leave you gasping with wonder at the kind of tourism potential it holds. Here, you'll find the Parliament (Folketing) at Christiansborg, and the residence of the Royal Family at Amalienborg. Due to its laid back culture, Copenhagen is also considered to be Scandinavia's most relaxed capital city.  With those cobbled streets and historical buildings in every corner, the city exudes a distinctly European feel, a friendly street-life, and unique café culture that will make you want to return time and time again. The best way to explore the city is to wander it at your leisure.  You can easily sense that nautical vibe everywhere in the city as it is reflected in the colorful shore-side homes of Nyhavn and tall ships docked along the quays.

Today, the city is home to a great number of cutting-edge restaurants that includes the world-renowned such as Noma. The city stands out for being the capital of one of the happiest places on Earth and is a traveller’s paradise for a number of attractions that it harbours in its landscape. For those, who want to enjoy the Danish food culture and the New Nordic Cuisine, this city definitely proves to be a haven. Copenhagen also opens up vitas of Danish countryside bestowed with its many thousands of kilometres of coastline. Much said, the city is definitely the one that defines the contours of travel and tourism today. Each one of you should visit Copenhagen at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Copenhagen.

Essential travel information and Copenhagen tips for your visit

Essential Info

·        Time Zone: Copenhagen follows the UTC/GMT +2 hours. Daylight Saving Time (DST) changes do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.

·        Currency: The currency operational in Copenhagen is Danish Kroner(DKK).

·        Electricity: For the most part, electrical sockets (outlets) in the Kingdom of Denmark (Kongeriget Denmark) are their own standard, the "Type K" Danish SRAF 1962/DB. Also reported to be in use is the "Type C" European CEE 7/16 Europlug.

·        Internet: There is a good selection of companies offering broadband internet access and the level of competition serves to keep prices low. Some of the bigger suppliers are TDC and Tele2. Cybercafés are available throughout Copenhagen.

·        Language: The predominant language spoken in Copenhagen is Danish.

·        Emergency contacts: Emergency – 112, Police- 114, Tourist Information: +45 70 22 24 42, Medical Help: 1813

·        Be prepared for lots of rain in Copenhagen. So, keep umbrella always ready.

·        Cook your meals – Eating out in Denmark is not cheap and since Danish food isn’t going to win any great culinary awards, you won’t miss much by cooking your own food.

·        The Danish rail system offers cheap tickets via their online website called “Orange tickets.” They are only available via the website and you have to print out the ticket before you board the train. These tickets though offer cheap seats a third of the cost of what you can buy at the railway station.



The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Copenhagen

  • Copenhagen Canal Tour
    Copenhagen Canal Tour198 Reviews

    Duration: 1 Hrs

    See the sights of Copenhagen from the water on a 1-hour canal cruise! Relax inside the lower saloon or out on deck, and admir...

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  • Copenhagen Card
    Copenhagen Card646 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Days

    Make the most of Denmarks vibrant capital with a money-saving

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  • Save 4% Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat
    Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat250 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Days

    See Copenhagen by open-air bus and boat with a hop-on hop-off tour. With a ticket valid for 48 hours from first use, explore ...

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  • Save 4% Copenhagen Food Tour
    Copenhagen Food Tour174 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Explore Copenhagen on a food tour and learn about the Nordic countrys burgeoning cuisine and restaurant scene! Discover produ...

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  • Know the pollution level of Copenhagen before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.1 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 16.27 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 28.17 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 28.73 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 17.58 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 12.68 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 14.52 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Copenhagen for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Copenhagen.

    • Burglary and Theft 22.12 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.13 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.52 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.84 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 15.05 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 22.01 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.16 (Low)
    • Drug offense 28.03 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.58 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 73.7 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 22.76 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.25 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 28.32 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Copenhagen is 194.31 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 76.57 (High)
    • Climate Index 83.74 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 21.23 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 29.55 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 86.25 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 77.31 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 8.62 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108.41 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Copenhagen

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.23 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 117.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 112.18 USD

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