Copenhagen (Kopenhagen) is one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in Europe. The city has a wonderful blend of history, modernism and vibrancy. It is home to cultural relics and features scenic beauty and a spirit that makes it fun to explore.
Public transport in the city is of a very high standard, and tourists can tour the city via train, bus, or metro. Apart from this, bicycles can be hired for a reasonable fee. The city has good cycle lanes. If you wish to explore Denmark’s islands, then ferries are a great option. The city’s road conditions are excellent and renting a car and driving around can also be considered. The metro runs 24hrs every day and plies every four minutes during the day and at least three times per hour between midnight to 6:00am.
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The best season to visit is during summer (June, July and August). The days are long and relatively warm, and outdoor cafes are a favourite haunt of countless visitors. Tourists would also love visiting during winter when the weeks leading up to Christmas are wintry and magical. And, they can enjoy the streets, canals, and castles that are covered in snow and ice.
Copenhagen is one of the safest cities in the world. However, it is always advisable to keep an eye on your belongings. The city centre and the Nyhavn region are the areas where pickpocketing and bag-snatching incidents happen, so it is best to stay alert.
Try and follow some of the standard precautions that you would typically take when travelling to any city. Be aware when traversing in crowded public transport, and always keep your personal belongings, including passports and money, secure. When travelling to and from the airport, keep an eye on luggage, especially in the overhead baggage compartment. Also, stay vigilant at night in areas like Christiania and Nørrebro, as there have been instances of violence between groups reported.
Tipping in the city is not a tradition. However, if you receive extraordinary good service, you could reward it with a tip.