Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, and it has been the most important city of the country since the 14th century. Metropolitan Copenhagen is home to more than 1,2 million inhabitants, and approximately 20% all Danes live there. The city is often rated as one of the most inhabitable cities in the world, and apart from it's general quality of life it boasts a number of exclusive culinary joys, including those of the best restaurant in the world, Noma, and a number of other restaurants rated by the famous Michelin-guide.
We have many good offers for hotels at decent rates if you want a cheap and delightful stay in Copenhagen. On our site you will find a broad selections of pensions, boutique and luxury hotels, so no matter if you are looking for high end or basic accommodation you can find the right hotel on our site.
Shopping in Copenhagen
Like many other big cities Copenhagen is a good place to visit if you appreciate shopping. But while Copenhagen has much of the fashion and design sense of Paris and Milan, it is less stilted and hectic, offering instead laid back classiness. Most fancy shops are found on “Strøget” and the adjacent streets and alleys. Apart from being the longest pedestrian street in Europe, Strøget is the home of a variety of shops from famous and less famous fashion and design brands to delis and restaurants. Here you will find the most renowned Danish design shops, such as Royal Copenhagen and Illum's, side by side with excessively famous international brand stores such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Tommy Hilfiger.
If you are looking for good and cheap accommodation close to the shopping district of Copenhagen we have many good offers on hotels near Strøget.
Besides its the many and long pedestrian shopping streets Copenhagen offers several large department stores, malls, and markets. Places such as Illum, Magasin du Nord, are worth a visit, as well as Fields, which is the largest mall in Scandinavia.
Christmas markets are a popular tradition in Copenhagen, and the most frequented one is held in the old Tivoli Gardens, which is also a theme park. This market lasts from mid-November until new year, and it is one of the definite places to go if you are in Copenhagen in December.
If you are looking for a hotel near Tivoli in Copenhagen, we have many good offers at several recommended hotels. Amongst others we recommend, Grand Hotel, which will situate you within walking distance of the gardens and amusements of Tivoli.
Stay in the heart of Copenhagen
The greatest advantage of choosing a hotel in the inner city is that you will be close to most attractions and sights in Copenhagen. If you stay in one of our recommended hotels, for instance Hotel Alexandra, you will have a short walk to Tivoli and at most three kilometers to most other attractions. This is also the case if you go for other recommended hotels, such as Hotel Kong Arthur.
Nearly half of all hotels in Copenhagen are situated in a central location, which means that it is generally possible to find a good and cheap hotel at a good location in the centre of Copenhagen.
Swimming in Copenhagen
Besides the many hotels which have their own pools, there are many other ways to have a swim in Copenhagen. The Copenhagen Habour Baths (Københavns Havnebade) is a system of recreational bathing facilities, along the waterfront of Copenhagen, of which the one at Islands Brygge is the largest. If you are looking for a hotel near Islands Brygge we recommend Hotel Copenhagen.
If you fancy a trip to the beach we recommend a trip to Amager Strandpark. This is a popular beach area, not far from Kastrup, the airport of Copenhagen, where water temperatures are generally over 20 degrees in summer. We have many good offers for hotels in Amager, if you want to be close to some of the finest urban beaches in Northern Europe.
Copenhagen is a relatively compact city, which means that the easiest way to get around is by walking or cycling. Fortunately the city offers a system of free urban bikes, and cycling is a comfortable way to get around in Copenhagen. Copenhagen has several times been named one of the most cycling friendly cities in the world.
If you travel with car in Copenhagen you might have trouble finding your way at times. Especially the narrow one-way streets of the inner city can be hard to navigate. It is therefore easier to follow the larger roads which circle the inner city, and to park the car in walking distance from the center. Parking is often free in Copenhagen, and there are many hotels which offer free parking for visitors.
If you wish to travel with public transport, there is much to choose between in Copenhagen, including buses, boats, metro and trains. The metro line is driver-less and has been named the “best metro in the world” several times. If you are looking for information about public transport including a journey planner, you can find it here.
The airport of Copenhagen
is the only international airport of Copenhagen, and the largest airport of Scandinavia. The airport is only 8 kilometers outside the city center , and well-connected by metro and busses.
If you want to catch and early plane it can be useful to check into an airport hotel in Kastrup, on which we have several good offers.
Copenhagen with children
In contrast to many other large cities, Copenhagen is a fantastic city to visit with children. The classy theme park Tivoli is gift to tourists traveling with children. After the thrills of the amusements you can enjoy the good food and music that the park also has to offer. Children also love Copenhagen Zoo, which is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. Here you will find ice bears, giraffes, lions as well as pandas.
If you are traveling with children we can help you find child friendly hotels. Many of the hotels we offer in Copenhagen are perfect for families, and in Denmark it is rarely difficult to find accommodation suitable for children.
Sights and attractions
Copenhagen has a rich selection of sights and attractions worth visiting.
One of the most visited places in town is Nyhavn, or “New Harbor”. For many years Nyhavn was one of the more dodgy places in town, but it changed a lot when it was renovated and opened for tourists in the 1980s. Today Nyhavn is the site of several restaurants, cafés and bars. It is an especially great place to visit in summer when you can enjoy your drink in the sun next to the old wooden ships. If you wish to stay in Nyhavn we recommend 71 Nyhavn Hotel.
Another world famous attraction in Copenhagen, and one of the most visited sights in Denmark, is the statue of the ”The Little Mermaid”. The statue which is based on Hans Christian Andersen's sad story of lost love, is cast in bronze.
Tivoli is located around several small lakes, which used to be part of the moat surrounding Copenhagen until the 19th century. Here you will find anything from large roller coasters to restaurants, concerts and flower gardens. Along with the free town of Christiania (a military base occupied by hippies since 1971) Tivoli is one of Scandinavia's most visited tourist sights with over three million visitors per year.
Other sights worth visiting are Rundetårn (The Round Tower), Frederiksborg Palace, the Opera and Strøget. And five minutes from the Parliament you can visit Europe's largest freetown Christiania.
Hear you can see more attractions that could be interesting to visit in Copenhagen. If you are looking for concerts, exhibitions, and cinema schedules, have a look at this guide to cultural events in Copenhagen.
If you are still looking for a hotel in Copenhagen we recommend this guide to some of the best hotels in Copenhagen. Also be sure to check out some of our recommended hotels and our special offers on good and cheap hotels.
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