Over the last decade, Copenhagen has gone from quaint to
cool. The city is bursting with hip attractions, from up-andcoming
neighborhoods and waterfront building projects to
browsing the cool design in the city's smartest boutiques,
galleries and bars.
Copenhagen has attractions and sights to suit every taste
and interest. With a history that dates back to 1043 the
city is full of historic landmarks, significant buildings and
interesting sights. Contemporary constructions blend in
beautifully with historical buildings and palaces.
Over the past 15 years the harbor that bisects the city
has been transformed from an industrial zone into one of
the city's coolest quarters and it fills with outdoor activities
in summertime. A cultural and residential hub with water so
clean that you can swim in it, and the Harbor Bath is a favorite
meeting place for locals in summer.
If you prefer a swim in the sea you can cycle to the manmade
beach at Amager Strandpark or to one of the numerous
sandy beaches that line the coast to the north and
south. There are also numerous beautiful parks, swan-filled
lakes and more than 100 public playgrounds.
Copenhagen was awarded the world's first Bike City by
the International Cycling Union and in Copenhagen practically
everybody rides a bike. At present almost 50 percent
of all Copenhageners cycle 1.3 million kilometres daily on
350km of cycle paths which is one of the highest percentages
in the world. You’ll see more bikes than cars in the city
centre, so if the thought of experiencing a capital city on two
wheels scares you, Copenhagen will soon change your mind.
Copenhagen has a number of colorful districts all worth a
visit, as each of them has a unique atmosphere and distinct
flavor with small boutiques and kooky little cafes.. In the inner
city stroll down Stræderne with its relaxed atmosphere
and historic houses. Heading out for shopping or wine and
cocktails go to Vesterbro. The Meatpacking District is great
for both dining and a night out on the town. Don’t miss out
on Nørrebro. Colourful and relaxed. A bit more posh are
Østerbrogade and Gammel Kongevej.
The restaurant scene is booming, with Noma spearheading
the reinvention of Nordic cuisine, and lots of restaurants
now boasting Michelin stars and the general level of
restaurants really is very high.
There's plenty of culture too – also for people who don’t
grasp our fiendishly complicated language. Numerous festivals,
outdoor ballets and concerts, museums, royal castles,
jazz and much more.
Copenhagen is a wonderfully compact city with an efficient
public transport system. This is why even if time is short,
you can quite easily get a feel of the place and see most of
the city and its many sights and attractions.
Enjoy your stay!
Ty Stange www.copenhagenmediacenter.com Ty Stange www.copenhagenmediacenter.com Photo: Bjarne Tulinius Ty Stange www.copenhagenmediacenter.com Ty Stange www.copenhagenmediacenter.com