Copenhagen is a friendly multicultural hub for all the Nordics. The city is planned as a biking city and many people compare Copenhagen to Amsterdam though they are totally different. Both cities love biking, and it is said that Copenhageners own over 750,000 bikes. Copenhagen was the starting point for the Tour De France in 2022 and Danes are proud of Jonas Vingegaard, the 2022 -23 Tour De France Winner.
I am constantly asked; “If I had very limited time what would I do in Copenhagen?”
Tivoli Gardens is the place to go. You can easily spend a few hours wandering the beautiful garden while enjoying some of the rides. The entrance is a bit pricey, but hey this is Denmark and Tivoli is all the Danish values wrapped up into a garden park. Tivoli is gorgeous in the evenings as the sun begins to set and there are restaurants to eat in the park. Remember to book ahead of time.
Friday, September 22, 2023 is Friday rock concert with a Danish artist called Tobias Rahim. The concert is included in the entry price, but you go to Tivoli during the day to reserve an entry ticket as they are limited by availability.
Copenhagen is a friendly multicultural hub for all the Nordics. The city is planned as a biking city and many people compare Copenhagen to Amsterdam though they are totally different. There are many many things to do in Copenhagen and we decided to build our own interactive map to help guide those who are out for some adventures
If you have limited time and wonder what is quincentennial to what makes Denmark, Denmark. Go place to experience all that is Tivoli Gardens. See this post: “If I Only Had Time For One Thing”
Interactive Map – open on your mobile phone
The Interactive map has a variety of information that can be used to guide you to a personalized experience. To begin there are 2 walking routes called the Orange Route and the Green Route both can begin and end at either the Little Mermaid and/or Copenhagen Head Station
Since Copenhagen is a relatively small city it is possible to walk through these routes in under 3 hours at a quick pace if necessary. If walking is frowned upon please see the section on transport in the city.
Finally, the green route suggests taking a harbor bus as an alternative way to see the beautiful Copenhagen Architecture at the cost of a public transit ticket.
Copenhagen has a very clean harbor and most people enjoy taking a swim in the harbor. DON’T BE SHY… On the interactive map, there is a map layer called “Hop in the Harbor” showcasing some common spots you are recommended to swim.
Many people wake up early and walk/jog/bike along the harbor and hop in the water. Feel free to do the same.
**I will just mention here that many people are surprised by how little the Little Mermaid actually is in real life. If you take a canal tour they offer a decent view from the boat.
Copenhagen is a biking city and it is said that Copenhageners own over 750,000 bikes. Copenhagen was the starting point for the Tour De France in 2022 and Danes are proud of Jonas Vingegaard, the 2022 -23 Tour De France Winner0
Renting a Bike
You can join Copenhagen in biking by renting a bicycle. Most people use a service called Donkey Republic:
Yellow Buses both the harbor water buses and standard yellow buses
These can all be used interchangeably with a travel ticket. The Metro is the fastest if a station is nearby. Copenhagen is split up into zones and prices vary depending on which zones you travel to.
The official site for public transport and where you can purchase tickets is DOT. They have City Passes from 1 day to 5 days and the price varies. City Pass and unless you will travel outside of the Copenhagen area then you should purchase: City Pass Small covers Copenhagen + the trip from the airport to the City of Copenhagen (zones 1-4)
The Copenhagen airport is about 12 minutes from the center of town. Many people take the Copenhagen Metro from the airport has the fastest way into town. Once you walk out of customs the Metro is straight ahead upstairs after passing the SAS check-in counters.
It is also possible to take a taxi. Just go right immediately after you come through customs and they will be waiting for you. There is no UBER in Copenhagen.