Kopenhagen, Denmark » City Info » Travel Tips

Kopenhagen (Copenhagen) 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 is featured with scenic beauty and a spirit that makes it a fun place to explore.

City Transport

City Transport

Public transport in the city is of a very high standard, and tourists have the option to tour the city via train, bus, or metro. Apart from which, bicycles can be hired for a reasonable fee. The city has good cycle lanes, and one would like cycling around. If you wish to explore Denmark's islands, then ferries are a great option. The city’s road conditions are good and renting a car and driving around can also be considered. However, driving offences committed in Denmark may be reported to the UK authorities and it is best to comply with the speeding sanctions.

When you wish to get to downtown from the Copenhagen Airport (CPH), the fastest and cheapest way would be by metro or train. The metro runs 24 hours every day and plies every four minutes during the day and at least three times per hour between midnight and around 6am.

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When to Travel

The peak season to travel is during summer (June, July and August). The days are usually 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.

Safety

Copenhagen is quite a safe city, however, it always advisable to keep an eye on your belongings. The city centre and the Nyhavn region are areas where pickpocketing and bag-snatching incidents have been reported, so it is best to stay alert.

Try and follow some of the common precautions that you would normally 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 on trains to and from the airport, keep an eye on luggage especially in the overhead baggage compartment. Pickpockets are also known to operate inside Kastrup airport, and at the central station, Nørreport Station, and on the main shopping street - Strøget and other areas like Christiania and Kongens Nytorv. Also, stay vigilant at night in areas like Christiania and Nørrebro, as there have been instances of violence between groups that have been reported.

Tipping

Tipping in the city is not a tradition. However, if you receive extraordinary good service, you could reward it with a tip.