If you plan to visit Copenhagen, I suggest that you buy Copenhagen Card. With Copenhagen Card you can have free entrance to 79 museums, free transport including: bus, Boat tour, harbour bus and Metro in the entire Copenhagen also from the airport to Copenhagen. Also discount in many restaurants, attractions and events. Depends of how many days you are going to stay, you can choose: 24, 48, 72 or 120 hours card. You can order the card on-line, they will sent you the voucher via email, but voucher is not the card. You can pick up the card with your voucher at the service information in Copenhagen airport at terminal 3 or at any visitors or info service points. If you wish to receive the card before you arrive, then you must order it at least 4 weeks before your arrival but they will charge you for postage costs. Together with a Copenhagen Card you will receive the map with the attractions of Copenhagen. You can also download Copenhagen Card app on your mobile device it is free.
Danish Krone is the official currency in Denmark. There are a lot of exchange points at the airport where you can exchange if you have cash , but there are also a lot of ATM. Even do Denmark is member of European Union they does not use the Euro. The reason is that in 2000, the government held a referendum on introducing the euro to citizens, which was defeated with 46.8% voting yes and 53.2% voting no.
There are so many attractions in Copenhagen worth visiting. I stay 3 days and 4 nights, I saw so many attractions but not all. I visit Copenhagen in November the month of Halloween. The whole city was decorated accordingly. Especially Tivoli Gardens amusement park. The garden was full of witches, pumpkins and lanterns. The rides are all designed to match Tivoli’s architecture and gardens. There is something for everyone in Tivoli gardens, nice bars and restaurants, games, rides, live concerts and performances, markets, and a lot of more. It is must to visit if you are in Copenhagen any time of year.
Christiansborg Palace is also nice place to visit as well as Amalienborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle. In generally there are so many imposing palaces and castles so eye-catching and richly decorated, you can feel royal yourself at the moment, just by visiting them.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek have reach colection of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman art, providing a delightful stroll through 3500 years of art and history. If you are art lover this place is must to visit.
Denmark’s National Museum in Copenhagen there are exhibitions from the Stone Age, the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Modern Danish History. Be ready to spend at least 4 hours there if you want to see most of it.
The round tower is one of must if you are in Copenhagen. It is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. To get there you need to walk up the spiral walk, which is 268,5 meters long at the outer wall and only 85,5 meters long close to the core of the building. This means that you walk around 209 meters to get to top even though the tower is only 36 meters tall. The view is astonishing. During the climbing you can enjoy a lot of exhibitions of art, culture, history and science and the library hall.
Visit Carlsberg is the museum placed at the location of the first Carlsberg Brewery. There you can also see the brewer horses, on your tour through the stables. You can smell the ingredients of beer, discover authentic architecture, taste world-famous Danish beer in their bar-restaurant and many more. Very impressing for me was their big collection of beer bottles from all over the world.
Copenhagen Zoo is huge. In the zoo you can see over 3,000 animals. The zoo is very nice organised. They also have a lot of happenings, and activities. The daily program is displayed on Zoo’s website and on information screens at the entrance. You can get informed about feeding times, newborn animals, and other events.
Den Blå Planet is the National Aquarium of Denmark. It is Northern Europe’s largest aquarium and offers a unique experience for children and adults. The building it self is imposing is designed by Danish architects 3XN. To reduce energy consumption the building is equipped with cooling units using seawater in the buildings and aquariums. There you can see a lot of fish, small, big, sharks, colourful tropical fish and many other animals and insects. It have three different sections Ocean tank, Amazonas and Coral Reef.
Hans Christian Andersen’s museum is magic. There you can learn more about Hans Christian Andersen childhood and about his life. Also listen some of his beautiful fairy tales. If you grow up listening his fairy tales as I did you will love it.
Christianshavn is the part of Copenhagen that looks like a miniature version of Amsterdam. The street called Strandgade in Christianshavn still shows how the original merchant’s houses were built of brick and decorated with fine sandstone details. The ‘Dutch quarter’ was created by the Friesian town planner Johan Semp, who was summoned to Denmark in 1616 by King Christian IV. The King had a close relationship with Dutch at the time, after his visit to Amsterdam he liked so much, so he decided to make his own Amsterdam in Copenhagen.
Church of Our Saviour is baroque church. If you are able to climb to the top, it will offer you extensive view over central Copenhagen. It is also noted for its carillon which is the largest in northern Europe and plays melodies every hour from 8 am to midnight. It is located in Christianshavn. The black and golden spire reaches a height of 90 metres and the external staircase turns four times anticlockwise around it. It is worth visiting and climbing because the view is remarkable and unforgettable.
The center of the city is very clean. There are a variety of department stores and shopping centers, which usually stay open beyond normal business hours. I liked the home design stores where you can see what is Scandinavian style design all about. During my visit it was the beginning of November I was lucky to experienced the Culture night of Copenhagen that take place 9 of November. On this one night, shops and museums are open until late, many institutions normally are closed to the public open their doors, and one-night-only performances take place all over Copenhagen. There was also on one of the squares Small Scandinavian festival where all Scandinavian countries had their stands. On this stands they were serving their food and drinks for free, it was also stage with life music, and ice sculpting experience on the street. Your ticket is the Culture Pass, which is a badge that gives you free access to all Culture Night events and free public transport on buses, trains and metro in the Capital Region. You can by the badge at most train stations, all 7-Eleven kiosks in the Copenhagen area, and in libraries and many cultural institutions.
There are a lot of farmers markets around Copenhagen. One that I liked very much is the Torvehallerne. Really great atmosphere, wine, beer tasty fresh food, coffee, sweets and many more. There are plenty of small tables and seats inside and outside. Food was delicious, prices were high but it was valuable experience.
The restaurants are expensive but the food is great and service excellent. There are a lot of big shoping centers. I visit only one because was in vicinity of my hotel. Field’s shopping center is big with diverse range of shops and restaurants. I stayed at the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers. I choose this hotel because is close to the airport and they also provide the shuttle bus service from airport to hotel and vice versa. Hotel is Located in a modern area near the train and metro station. You can easily reach the center by metro it will take you approximately 15 minutes. From the same train station you can take a train to Malmö – Sweden, that pass true Øresund Bridge. This amazin bridge turn into a tunnel and then to a bridge again. If you wish to book the same hotel please press the hotel name r the next link on Booking.com website, the link will take you directly to the property description, and you can check the price, availability, photos and reviews.
The metro in the city run continually, twenty-four hours a day. They have no drivers, everything is automatic. Even the platforms at the stations have the automatic doors that open only when the train arrives, and exactly where the train doors are. It was exciting for me to take a seat in the front part of the metro. I felt like I was the driver. Also I took some amazing photos of the tunnels from the front seat.
Generally Copenhagen is great city to visit with many interesting places to see. I will definitely visit Copenhagen again in the near future maybe next time in the spring or summer. I hope you enjoy this article as I did while I wrote it, evoking beautiful memories.