Copenhagen Travel Guide & Information

Copenhagen, the capital and largest city of Denmark is a major regional center of culture, business, media and science. Copenhagen has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life. Considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities, due to massive investments in cultural facilities as well as the city’s infrastructure, Copenhagen has witnessed massive urban and cultural development and has been described as a “boom town”.

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Travel to Copenhagen, a city of contrasts where old world buildings blend perfectly with new architecture and world-class design. From modest beginnings as a small fishing hamlet, Copenhagen today is modern metropolis with shopping, culture, lots of sightseeing opportunities and a fun nightlife. Flights to Copenhagen gives you access to great shopping, a large number of hotels, restaurants, theatres, museums, art galleries, musical entertainment and more.

Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, Copenhagen has so much to see and do. The lovely Danish capital is one of Europe's most desirable destinations with attractions that are easily accessible on foot. From the world famous Tivoli Gardens to The Statue of the Little Mermaid. Packed with historic buildings, stunning shops, restaurants, outdoor cafes, theatres and world-class museums and galleries, Copenhagen is definitely a destination well worth the visit.

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Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums:

Copenhagen has several world class museums that boast great exhibits.

Thorvaldsens Museum: is a single-artist museum dedicated to the oeuvre of Danish neoclassic sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen. The museum displays a comprehensive collection of the artist's works as original plaster models used in the making to cast bronze and marble statues and more. The museum also features paintings, drawings and prints that Thorvaldsen collected during his lifetime.

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National Museum of Denmark: is the largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures alike; experience 14,000 years of Danish history, from the reindeer-hunters of the Ice Age, to the voyages of the Vikings. At the National museum you can take a journey around the world from Greenland to South America.

Statens Museum for Kunst: collects, registers, maintains, researches and handles Danish and foreign art that dates back to the 12th Century and up to the present day.

Prominent Attractions:

Copenhagen has a plethora of prominent attractions.

Tivoli Gardens: is a famous amusement park and garden in Copenhagen. Tivoli is more sophisticated than an amusement park: among its attractions are a pantomime theater, an open-air stage, 38 restaurants and frequent concerts.

The Little Mermaid: sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbor at Langelinie. This small and unimposing statue is a Copenhagen icon and major tourist attraction. The relatively small size of the statue typically surprises tourists visiting for the first time. The Little Mermaid statue is only 1.25 meters high and weighs around 175 kg.

Rundetarn: is one of Copenhagen's most iconic buildings, offering excellent views, located in the middle of the city. The Rundetarn is a cylindrical tower with alternating yellow and red bricks. Today the Rundetarn serves as an observation tower, a public observatory, an exhibit and concert venue, as well as being a historical monument.

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Where to Stay in Copenhagen

Copenhagen offers variety of accommodation options ranging from cheap hotels, 4-Star Hotels Under $99.

Downtown Copenhagen: The downtown area of Copenhagen is surrounded by lakes circling the inner city and the harbor. As the historical center, it is home to most of Copenhagen’s attractions, nightlife and hotels and the historical heart of Copenhagen. Travelers will find historic spires, buildings, narrow alleys and excellent shopping. Because there are so many premier attractions in this area, travelers will find budget hotels as well as 4-star and 5-star hotels.

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Vesterbro: The district is located west of the city center at the location of the old Western Gate. The area has, in recent years been renovated to a great extent. Being centrally located makes it a favored place to visit. This district still has remnants from the past, but has evolved tremendously in recent years and is now one of the hippest places to live and visit with cafes and bars along Istedgade.

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Passport & Visa Requirements

As per the latest travel information to Copenhagen, the city is a part of the Schengen Agreement. U.S. citizens may enter Copenhagen for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.

* If you are traveling for any other purpose, you may need to obtain a visa.

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* Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.

* The 90-day period begins when you enter any of the Schengen group of countries.

For Canadian Citizens:

A tourist visa is not required for stays of less than 90 days within a 6-month period.

* A Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit the Copenhagen.

* The passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of the expected departure from the country. The passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of the expected departure from the country.

This requirement applies to all travelers, regardless of age, including children.

We recommend that you check the latest travel alerts, various airlines baggage policies and travel safety tips, before planning your travel.

*Kindly note that we take the utmost care in providing you with correct information at all times. However, the passport and visa regulations are subject to change and we strongly urge you to check the requirements directly with the US passport office and, or the Canadian Passport Office before traveling.

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When to visit Copenhagen

With a plethora of attractions, Copenhagen is a year round destination. However, the best time to visit is during the months of May through August.

Budget travelers can choose to visit during the winter months. Though winters have been described as very cold, travelers will find cheaper airfares and hotel rates.

Planning your Visit:

Peak season: (May to August)

Off-Peak season: (December to February)

Copenhagen Weather

Copenhagen experiences all four seasons of weather.

* Summers in Copenhagen are usually warm with long sunny days.

* Winter temperatures hover just above or below zero. Rainfall is moderate too, but spread throughout the year.

Currency and Language:

Currency:

ATMs are available throughout Copenhagen. Be sure to let your bank know your dates of travel and ask about the cost of ATM withdraws.

Languages:

* Danish is the official language