Small in size, large in character!
Copenhagen is a small city with a huge personality. There's plenty to do here, with cafes to enjoy by day, and clubs and bars for evening entertainment. The city hosts the Jazz music festival each year and there are many interesting historical landmarks to see.
Best time to travel, tips and attractions
This vibrant city pulsates continuously throughout the year, so you're bound to enjoy yourself whenever you decide to visit. If you find dark and gloomy winters off-putting you should probably avoid travelling between December and February, as it can get pretty cold. The beginning of July heralds the start of the 10-day Copenhagen Jazz Festival, when various venues throughout the city stage concerts. May 1st, International Worker's Day, is jam-packed with festivities and celebrations. Danes also throw huge parties across the city on New Year's Eve with impressive firework displays.
Things to consider before you travel
Cycles are a popular, cheap and safe mode of transport around the city as well as being easy to find and hire. This city is expensive: prices for accommodation, groceries and drinks are about 20 percent higher than those in the UK. The currency is the Danish Krone and credit cards can be used to pay for large and small items. Denmark is 1 hour ahead of the UK (GMT +1)
Arriving, accommodation and transport
From the airport it is only a short 15-minute ride to the main station by train. Take the Metro Line 2, InterCity Train or Bus 5A from the station to the city centre. Single tickets from the airport to central Copenhagen cost around 32 DKK. Taxi ranks are located at terminals 1 and 3 if you prefer to take a cab to your hotel or holiday accommodation. There are lots of hotels and hostels in the city, although even budget accommodation is costly. This city is small enough to explore on foot. However, public transport including buses, trains and boats are easily accessible and run 24-hours a day. Tickets available are 7-day flexicards or 24-hour day passes. The Copenhagen card or City Pass are excellent options for tourists and include reduced entrance fees for several museums as well as tourist attractions.