Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is at the forefront of design and new technologies. This Scandinavian city where life is good (the inhabitants of Copenhagen are the inventors of the hygge current and the delicious smorrebrod) blends modernity, simplicity and originality to perfection; affirming its identity with pride through a Viking past and Nordic sagas. Combining courtesy, rigour and relaxation, the inhabitants benefit from an exemplary social policy system, even if they sometimes complain about it! Behind their legendary discretion lies a formidable efficiency. Peaceful Copenhagen, the one that once inspired the famous storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, unveils its typical Nyhavn port, Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Castle, Tivoli Garden and the National Museum and Glyptoteket, as well as bold architectural tours and the Carlsberg Brewery. Enjoy the absence of traffic jams and lively cycle paths, admire the buildings of famous architects, go from festivals to underground evenings in Kodbyen and Vesterbro, cross bridges defying logic and imagination to reach Christianshavn and the free city of Christiania... So what makes the little mermaid so melancholic (at least her replica, the original being, after many assaults, hidden in a safe place) on her rock by the sea? A tourist guide to Copenhagen, a pretty chrysalis in the heart of the Baltic Sea, will help you discover its secrets

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When to go to Copenhagen?

Copenhagen can be discovered in both summer and winter. Each season allows you to appreciate the city from different angles. Here are some tips on when to go to Copenhagen.

High tourist season: The most pleasant season is summer, even if there are (too) many tourists. At that time, the days are long and the light is superb. Overall, the period between May and September is the right time to visit the city: the terraces are filling up, there are more walkers and cyclists, and festivals follow one another. The Danish capital boasts of having been the European capital of jazz: the city's main cultural event, the jazz festival organised each year in July welcomes "stars" and thousands of fans on stage. In addition, Copenhagen often hosts major international events: there is no point in hoping to find a room that is several leagues away.

Low tourist season: From a financial point of view, the winter months are the most interesting time to stay in Copenhagen, with hotels offering sometimes significant discounts. But the budget is not everything, and it is important to know that it can be cold (and especially humid) and that the night falls very quickly. At the beginning of October, the city hibernates in a way, until Christmas arrives (and the opening of the Tivoli gardens in mid-November).

How to go to Copenhagen? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

If you are planning to explore the surroundings of Copenhagen, it may be interesting to book a tour package, which will allow you to have preferential rates on hotels and car rental. Guided tours will allow you to discover the history and culture of this country, which the French know little about.

Copenhagen is a safe destination and a stay in the Danish capital is easy to organize individually. No particular safety or health problems. Fluency in English is sufficient to cope with daily life and sightseeing. We quickly adapt to local customs and the kindness of the inhabitants makes the stay easier. The city can be visited on foot, by bus or by bicycle and is very suitable for tourism.

The Danish capital is easily and cheaply accessible thanks to an efficient public transport network that has the advantage of operating day and night. And to perfect the system, a metro has been added to reinforce the buses. This new metro connects the city centre and the airport in 15 minutes. In addition, there is the option of renting a bike, which is also very practical and allows you to quickly travel around the city and feel integrated right away!

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  • Find a hotel
  • Airbnb rental
  • Holiday rental
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  • Tailor-made trip
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  • Book a table
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When to travel?

Copenhagen can be discovered in both summer and winter. Each season allows you to appreciate the city from different...
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Weather forecast

Generally speaking, the climate in Copenhagen is rather mild and generally humid, but it is of an oceanic type, with...
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Budget

The cost of living is high in Copenhagen. We rarely get away with less than DKK 745 for a night in a double room. For...
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Formalities

No special formalities for EU nationals, as Denmark is part of the Schengen area: do not forget your (valid) identity...
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Health

No vaccination is required. In the event of an accident or sudden illness, care is free of charge in Danish hospitals...
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How to travel by yourself?

Copenhagen is a safe destination and a stay in the Danish capital is easy to organize individually. No particular saf...
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How to get organized?

If you are planning to explore the surroundings of Copenhagen, it may be interesting to book a tour package, which wi...
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Getting around

The Danish capital is easily and cheaply accessible thanks to an efficient public transport network that has the adva...
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