Copenhagen: culture by the sea
Copenhagen's waterside appeal, lively nightlife and colourful cityscape will appeal to travellers of all interests.
There is never a bad time to visit Copenhagen
There is no bad time to visit Copenhagen, all year round there are things to see and do. It does get quite cold and dark during the winter months between December and February, but this should not deter travellers. Christmas in Copenhagen is a beautiful sight. If the summer sun is more to your liking, you are in luck; with a wealth of festivals throughout the spring and summer months, you won't be short of things to see and do. From 1st to 10th of July there is a 10-day Jazz festival staged in many venues throughout the city. International Workers Day is celebrated on May 1st. For a big celebration during the winter months, come to Copenhagen during New Year. Noone celebrates New Year's Eve quite like the Danes.
Planning to get around in Copenhagen
Travelling around in Copenhagen differs from other major cities you may have been to. Cycling is one of the most popular modes of transportation in Copenhagen and is probably one of the best ways to see the city. You can expect prices to be slightly higher in Copenhagen than in the UK. Generally you will find a 20% markup on most items. This includes food, drinks, accommodation and many other consumables you will come across. It is also good to note that you will be 1 hour ahead of GMT, so bear this in mind when you are contacting relatives and friends back home.
Some handy information to help you plan your stay in Copenhagen
Public transport is a good option for getting around. In just 15 minutes you can travel from the airport to the City centre using the metro which runs 24 hours a day. The ticket price for this journey is around 32DKK. You can combine bike and trains as bikes can be taken on public transport. There are plenty of travel options: bus, metro and even boats help you get around. You can save on public transport costs by taking advantage of the Flexcard, Copenhagen Card or City Pass which give you unlimited access to transport and some discounts for tourist attractions. There is a big selection of accommodation in Copenhagen, from hostels for those who are travelling on a budget to some of the most luxurious places to stay.