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Copenhagen

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The Fodor's Five

The five things you need to know before traveling to Copenhagen

# 1

Optimize your itinerary for an elevated experience.

Copenhagen, celebrated for its rich Scandinavian culture and storied attractions like Tivoli Gardens and the Little Mermaid statue, attracts millions of visitors annually. Opt for early or late afternoon visits to ensure a more immersive and enriching experience. Avoiding the summer months, when the influx of crowds–particularly from cruise ships–is at its peak, can significantly improve the quality of exploration. Additionally, the Copenhagen Card is an invaluable investment, offering access to the city’s premier attractions and extensive public transportation network, ensuring a more seamless and economical visit.

# 2

Selecting your accommodation is less about distance and more about vibe.

In Copenhagen, your choice of accommodation plays a crucial role in shaping your experience, underscoring the city's reputation for architectural innovation and design prowess. From the adaptive reuse of breweries, exemplified by Hotel Ottilia in the burgeoning Carlsberg district, to the quintessential boutique hospitality found at Hotel Kong Arthur, each lodging option significantly enriches a Copenhagen holiday, mirroring the eclectic character and charm of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. Look for hotels that offer more than just a place to sleep but a piece of Danish culture and design ethos, such as those incorporating Nordic minimalism or those highlighting sustainable practices.

# 3

Embrace unplanned explorations in Copenhagen.

Allocate time in your Copenhagen itinerary to wander and discover its diverse districts. Each neighborhood presents a distinct facet of Copenhagen, from the vibrant, artistic streets of Nørrebro to Frederiksberg’s elegant, tranquil avenues. Allotting time in your schedule to spontaneously explore without a strict agenda allows you to immerse yourself in the city's authentic atmosphere as you stumble upon hidden cafes, quaint shops, and peaceful parks that guidebooks may overlook.

# 4

Embrace cycling as the locals do.

The essence of Copenhagen unfolds more organically from a bicycle seat. This city exemplifies the perfect marriage of historic charm and contemporary living, boasting an extensive network of bike lanes that encourage exploration at a leisurely pace. Rent a Christiania cargo bike–known locally as a ‘Danish SUV’–originating from the bohemian neighborhood of Christiania, which is a practical solution for navigating the city’s streets with family in tow.

# 5

Indulge in New Nordic cuisine while embracing Copenhagen's global flavors.

The city’s hotels and buzzworthy restaurants often feature restaurants at the forefront of the New Nordic cuisine movement, championing local ingredients, seasonal menus, and innovative techniques. But remember, a culinary journey in Copenhagen goes beyond offering a culinary odyssey highlighting Copenhagen’s role as a Nordic culinary hub. From bustling food halls like Torvehallerne to its renowned Michelin-starred restaurants, Copenhagen is constantly redefining and celebrating culinary innovation.

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Language

Danish

Nearby Airports

CPH, RKE

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Currency

Krone, pegged to euro

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Language

Danish

Electrical Outlets

220v/50 cycles; plugs have two round prongs

Currency

Krone, pegged to euro

Nearby Airports

CPH, RKE

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