Copenhagen

Where to Stay in Copenhagen

Best Areas to Stay in Copenhagen Copenhagen Inner City The best area to stay in Copenhagen for most visitors is the Indre By (Inner City), which stretches from the main train station, Tivoli, and Radhuspladsen on one side to Kongens Nytorv, Nyhavn, and the Royal Palace on the other side. [more…]

Little Mermaid: Getting There and Tips for Visiting

No visit to Copenhagen would be complete without the Little Mermaid. As Copenhagen’s best known landmark and almost a national symbol, it attracts thousands of tourists every day all year round. It’s often crowded and everybody wants to take a picture with her, which can be a bit of a [more…]

Strøget Shopping Street Guide

Strøget, the world’s longest pedestrian shopping street, begins at Kongens Nytorv (King’s New Square), one of the main squares in Copenhagen close to the Royal Palace. The famous picturesque port Nyhavn starts at the end of the square opposite from Strøget. Østergade The first section of Strøget starting at Kongens [more…]

Best Places to View Øresund Bridge

Øresund Bridge can be seen from many places in and around Copenhagen, but some are certainly better than others. This page suggests a number of locations with the best views and best opportunities for taking photos of the bridge. I’ve been to all of them (some of them many times) [more…]

Best Day Trips from Copenhagen

Copenhagen has more than enough things to see and do on its own, but there are also a number of interesting places nearby: castles (including the one from Hamlet), historical towns and villages, Viking ships, beaches… and the best thing is that most of these places have fast (20-60 minutes) [more…]

Language in Copenhagen and Denmark

What is the language spoken in Copenhagen? Can locals understand English? The short answers are Danish and Yes. Danish Language The official language of Denmark, whose capital is Copenhagen, is Danish. Danish is a North Germanic language and as such it is quite similar (in terms of vocabulary and many [more…]

Danish for Travellers

This is an overview of basic words and phrases which can be helpful on your visit to Copenhagen and Denmark. You won’t get lost without them – virtually everybody speaks perfect English – but as many travellers would confirm, knowing just a few words in the local language can make [more…]