Your handwritten guide based on experience. Excited? What are you waiting for? Let’s get you ready!
Hence, we will help you plan smart your trip to the Danish Capital.
Included in the guide are essential details you need to know to achieve the most of your trip, hassle-free.
Our full guide covers:
- Basic Introduction
- Where to stay in Copenhagen
- How to get around
- What to see in Copenhagen
- Things to do in Copenhagen
- Tickets you have to buy before – must read
- Food and Restaurants
- Day Trips from Copenhagen
- Itinerary for Copenhagen
- Packing List
- City Map
Plus, sharing with you the best insider tips on the places to visit, things to do, cuisines to try and reminders you should keep an eye on.
And as travelers, it is our pure joy to help people have a wonderful trip through our guides. Therefore, let’s get this started. We now officially welcome you to the happiest capital in the world, Copenhagen.
1. Basic Introduction
We want to start with a simple intro to the things you need to know before coming to Copenhagen.
Currency: DKK – Danish Krone (Kr) (Denmark does not have the EUR)
Language Spoken: The official language in Copenhagen is Danish.
It is almost related to both Swedish and Norwegian. On the other hand, Danes speak fluent English. Even German and French, too.
Known for: Copenhagen according to UN’s 2013 World Happiness report, is officially known as the capital of the happiest country on Earth.
Apart from this, Copenhagen is also known for the following:
- Lego – The birthplace of LEGO, set at Billund which is a small Danish town in Copenhagen.
- Bikes – Danish bicycle culture is renowned worldwide. Generally, people of all ages are engaged in biking.
- Tivoli – The world’s second-oldest amusement park can be found in Copenhagen.
Accommodation: As the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen gives you an entire list of accommodations you can choose from. Certainly, from luxury hotels to very budget-friendly hostels, you will find it in the city.
Thus, find more details in our where to stay in Copenhagen section below.
Public Transport: Public transport in Copenhagen can take you anywhere in the capital. Even more, it is also reliable and punctual.
You can travel to their metro, trains, and buses to go around the city.
Moreover, find more details on how to get around.
Safety: Generally, traveling to Copenhagen and Denmark as a country is super safe. Even to female travelers, they are secured and protected.
However, like any famous tourist destinations in the world, tourists undoubtedly attract pickpockets and scams. This is normal. Unquestionably, safety precautions should be kept at all times.
Here are safety tips during your one week in Copenhagen.
- Keep a close eye on your belongings especially in crowded places.
- Watch out for the bike lanes. Cyclers can come without warning.
- You are more likely to be robbed in summer than in winter.
- Do not accept any help that is connected with your luggage from strangers.
- Avoid Nørrero neighborhood especially in the night. It has been affiliated with narcotics dealing, higher levels of street crime.
City name: Being notably known for its ancient and Renaissance architecture, Copenhagen was called “The City of Spires”.
Furthermore, it was derived from the name Kaupmannahǫfn which meant “merchants’ harbor”.
Before, it was believed that Copenhagen was a fishing village called Havn (port). Eventually, it became Købmannahafen, shortened to København which is now Copenhagen.
Electricity: 230V/50Hz (European plug). Remember to pack your travel plug adapter.
2. Where to stay in Copenhagen
Just like us, each place in Copenhagen has its own identity. Making it easy for you to choose where to stay and which matches your style.
Nonetheless, there are plenty of accommodations that will suit your taste and your budget. Choose from luxury hotels down to very budget-friendly apartments and hostels.
Moreover, we have listed below places you can check in on your one week in Copenhagen. Plus, navigate everything including sights to visit through our map.
Our handpicked recommendations:
- Families: Avenue Hotel Copenhagen
- Couples: Manon Les Suites Guldsmeden
- Luxury Travelers: Nimb Hotel
- Design Lovers: Axel Guldsmeden
- Groups: Woodah Hostel
- Solo Traveler: Steel House Copenhagen
- Nightlife Traveler: Copenhagen Downtown Hostel
- On a low budget: A&O Copenhagen Nørrebro
A good read: 3 Best Hostels in Copenhagen
If traveling in a group, consider to check Airbnb.
2.1 Avenue Hotel – Best for Families
Avenue Hotel boasts a private courtyard terrace you and your family will surely enjoy.
Moreover, the kids will love a toy from the hotel once you arrive. Also, kids won’t get bored with the hotel’s board games, books, and outdoor sandbox.
On the other hand, the hotel offers bike rentals and offer smaller bikes for the kids.
Good to know: Get free buffet breakfast and freshly baked pastries during your stay.
2.2 Manon Les Suites – Best for Couples
Right in the middle of some of Copenhagen’s most attractive sights and areas is Manon Les Suites.
Feel the bohemian vibes and festive atmosphere in the hotel on your one week in Copenhagen.
Apart from this, you can also take advantage of the fitness room and indoor pool for free. Besides, rooms are equipped with a kitchenette, a fridge and coffee/tea facilities.
Good to know: Just around the corner are the Tivoli gardens, Torvehallernes gourmet-food market, the lovely green inner-city parks, design shops, and restaurants.
2.3 Nimb Hotel – Best for Luxury Travelers
Stay at the Nimb Hotel and fulfill your dreamy fairytale setting on the western edge of Copenhagen’s Tivoli Garden.
Furthermore, marvel yourself with this 1909 castle with an impressive Moorish-style design. Even more, get amazing views of the Tivoli Gardens from its spacious Nimb Brasserie restaurant and Terrasse.
Also, don’t miss out to try their fried lobster at the Nimb Brasserie in your one week in Copenhagen. A must-try!
Good to know: Above all, get free access to the Tivoli gardens and all attractions on your stay.
2.4 Axel Guldsmeden – Best for Design Lovers
Located just 5-minutes away from the Tivoli Gardens and Copenhagen Central Station in the Axel Guldsmeden.
Each room is intended with Balinese-style furnishings, designed with Persian rugs and original art on the walls. Moreover, you will love the inner courtyard at the hotel. Perfect place to have your coffee or a sip of a cold beer at night.
Even more, you can also try the hotel’s spa that offers services of a sauna, hot tub, and variety skim treatments.
Good to know: Expect an organic buffet breakfast served on handmade Mexican crockery.
2.5 Woodah Hostel – Best for Groups
Woodah Hostel is located in the hip area of Vesterbro. Home of some of the top bars and restaurants.
Furthermore, for your privacy, beds are installed with a personal light and a curtain. You also get your locker for your belongings on your one week in Copenhagen.
Above all, you can get very nice deals for yoga classes around the area. Plus, the hostel gives you free use of yoga mats you can take to your class.
Good to know: During your stay, get 20% off on all items at the hostel cafe, Woodah Food & Bar.