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Copenhagen Travel Guide

This is our Copenhagen travel guide, where we help you travel better in this delightfully charming city.

What you'll find in this guide:

Top things to do in Copenhagen

Getting to Copenhagen

Getting around Copenhagen

Copenhagen attractions

What to eat in Copenhagen

Top things to do in Copenhagen

  • Copenhagen on foot and Tivoli park

    Copenhagen on foot and Tivoli park

    Embark on a walking route around the old town to discover all of the highlights and the stories behind them, starting with Tivoli Gardens, full of magic and tradition.

  • Christiansborg Palace private walking tour

    Christiansborg Palace private walking tour

    Behind its stone facade hides grandeur as you have never seen it before! From antiques to modern gems, the palace is an art collection.

  • Copenhagen by bike

    Copenhagen by bike

    On this tour, the guide will lead you through the many bike paths and bridges, allowing you to meet the many faces of Copenhagen and its residents.

  • Pub crawl Copenhagen

    Pub crawl Copenhagen

    Enjoy a wild night out in Copenhagen at the biggest Pub Crawl in Northern Europe. Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday join this tour and dance your troubles away!

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What time zone is Copenhagen in?

GMT +1

What currency do they use in Copenhagen?

Danish krone DKK

What language do they speak in Copenhagen?


What power adaptors do you need for Copenhagen?

Type C, E, F & K

What is the average flight time to Copenhagen?

1 hour 50

Getting to Copenhagen

The easiest way to get to Copenhagen from the UK is to fly. Copenhagen Airport is the largest in Scandinavia - serving the whole of Denmark and some parts of neighbouring Sweden. The airport is on the island of Amager, which is only 5 miles out from the city centre.

When it comes to getting to the centre of Copenhagen from the airport, you're really spoilt for choice. Here are some our our top picks.

To get to Copenhagen by bus, take the 5c from the airport. It'll take you to Copenhagen Central Station and takes about 35 minutes.

Metro trains from Copenhagen Airport to the city centre depart every 4-6 minutes during the day and every 15-20 minutes at night, meaning you won't have to wait long for the next one. And don't worry about boarding the wrong train, all metro trains from the airport go into town, so you'll be heading in the right direction!

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Getting around Copenhagen

By bike

If you want to try living like a local we recommend renting a bike. Copenhagen is one of the most bike-friendly cities in Europe, so grab a bike from one of the many places you can rental stops, get in the cycle lane, and go and tour the city in one of the most authentic ways possible.

If you decide to explore Copenhagen on two wheels, make sure to download the Donkey Republic app, which allows you to hire a bike from your phone almost anywhere in the city. Each bike is unlocked with bluetooth, so just select your location, find your numbered bike and away you go.

By metro

Copenhagen has a reliable metro network, with two lines that run across town (east to west), and one that encircles the centre of the city.

Copenhagen is split into several zones, so you need to purchase a ticket for the number of zones you're going to cross. 2 & 3 zone tickets are valid for an hour's travel so long as you stay within the 3 zone limit.

A 24-hour City Pass giving unlimited travel is available for 80kr which is only worth it if you plan to spend a lot of time on the metro. If you're travelling as a family, 2 children under 12 can travel free with each City Pass holder.

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Copenhagen's best attractions

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park in the heart of Copenhagen, it opened in 1843 and was the inspiration behind Disneyland. The park is full of rides, games and stalls - including our favourite - Gallopen. It's especially beautiful in winter, at halloween and Christmas, just make sure to wrap up warm.

Amalienborg Palace

If a little bit of pomp and circumstance is more your thing, then Amalienborg Palace is not to be missed. Pop by at midday to watch the changing of the guard and witness some living Danish history.

Freetown Christiania

For an alternative experience of Copenhagen, we can't think of anywhere better to visit than Freetown Christiania.

This unique community is an autonomous district of about 900 people where many of the normal rules don't apply. It's a fascinating experiment in anarchism where residents don't own their own homes and live by their own rules.

Freetown Christiania might not be to everybody's taste, but if you're looking for a real adventure, there's nowhere quite like it in Europe. One word of warning, put your camera away, locals do not like being filmed here as we were quick to find out!

The Little Mermaid Statue

Located off the Langelinie promenade, Edvard Eriksen's statue of the Little Mermaid is one of Copenhagen's most famous and celebrated landmarks and should be near the top of anyone's list.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land, it's no wonder that millions of people flock to Copenhagen every year to see this enchanting piece for themselves.

Visit a museum

Like most capital cities in Europe, there's a huge variety of museums to enjoy in Copenhagen, ranging from the the National Museum of Denmark to the wonderfully creepy Medical Museion. However it's worth remembering that many of the city's museums are closed on Monday.


What to eat in Copenhagen

Denmark is the center of the New Nordic Cuisine movement and for good reason, it's home to 28 Michelin-star restaurants, and 15 of these are in Copenhagen. Danish cuisine tends to be quite seasonal, so what's on offer really depends on what time of year you're visiting. All the more reason to keep coming back!

What is Smørrebrød?

Smørrebrød is a traditional Danish dish that we couldn't get enough of. A kind of open sandwich piled high with delicious toppings that's become a staple of Danish lifestyle. For a light lunch on your travels, Smørrebrød can't be beat.

What is Pølser?

Pølser are essentially the Danish hot dog. Especially popular are the long, skinny red-dyed pork hot dogs called Rødpølser, prepared any number of ways at your local Pølsevogn, or hot dog stand.

What is Wienerbrød?

If you fancy something sweet while in the city, Wienerbrød are the ultimate Danish pastries. Forget what you think you know, as these sweet flakey delicacies will blow your mind!