Copenhagen - a city for people
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1.2 million. It is situated on the islands of Zealand and Amager.
First documented in the 11th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the beginning of the 15th century and during the 17th century, under the reign of Christian IV, it became a significant regional center. With the completion of the transnational Oresund Bridge in 2000, it has become the center of the Oresund Region. Within this region, Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö are in the process of growing into one common metropolitan area. With around 2.7 million inhabitants within a 50 km radius, Copenhagen is one of the most densely populated areas in Northern Europe.
Copenhagen is a major regional centre of culture, business, media, and science, as indicated by several international surveys and rankings. Life sciences, information technology and shipping are important sectors and research & development also plays a major role in the city's economy. Its strategic location and excellent infrastructure, with the largest airport in Scandinavia located 14 minutes by train from the city centre, has made it a regional hub and a popular location for regional headquarters as well as conventions.
Copenhagen has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life. It is also considered one of the world's most environmentally-friendly cities. The water in the inner harbor is so clean that it can be swum in, and 36% of all citizens commute to work by bicycle, every day cycling a total of 1.1 million km. Copenhagen is known for many historical, cultural, and architectural sites, including castles, museums, and other attractions.
Learn more about Copenhagen - check the website: www.visitcopenhagen.com. At this page you can also download an app for your smartphone, so you can find restaurants, attractions, museums and much more.
Bold urban planning and world-class architecture:
Danish architecture is going through a new golden age with internationally acclaimed local architects, such as Henning Larsen and BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, leaving their mark on Copenhagen as well as the rest of the world. Water, space, sustainability and light are the key elements in the recent architectural boom in maritime Copenhagen. Bold urban planning and world-class architecture is shooting up alongside old historic buildings and palaces. Here is ten must-sees in Copenhagen.
Check out why Copenhagen is the one of the best known centers of design and architecture: here
Transportation in Copenhagen:
You can use trains, Metro, A- and S-buses: Please see detailed map. The Copenhagen Transport Authority issues special discount travel cards for delegates of larger conferences, and the cards can be used for transportation in the Greater Copenhagen area.
To and from the airport:
The metro is located right above terminal 3. All the trains go in the same direction from the airport (M2 to Vanløse Station), so you do not have to worry about getting on the wrong train.
The trains run with 4-6 minutes intervals during the day and evening. During the night the train runs every 15-20 minutes. It will take you 13 minutes to get to Nørreport Station (hub in city centre) from the airport.
Tickets can be bought at the metro station and at the DSB ticket sales counter in terminal 3. Please note that the machines only accept coins and all major credit cards, not notes.
The train station is located by terminal 3. You can take a free shuttle bus from terminal 1 to terminal 3, which will take 5 minutes.
The trains run every 10 minutes during the day and will get you to Copenhagen Central Station in about 13 minutes. During the night the trains run 1-3 times an hour.
Citypass tickets can be bought at the ticket machines in terminal 3 just above the railway, and at the DSB ticket sales counter, also located in terminal 3. Please note that the machines only accept coins and all major credit cards, not notes.
Bus 5A will take you directly to Copenhagen Central Station, City Hall Square, Nørreport and other stations. It takes about 30-35 minutes from the airport to the Central Station.
The bus runs every 10 minutes at day. The bus runs all night as well, but not as often.
Tickets can be bought at the ticket machines in terminal 3, or you can buy a ticket on the bus. Please note that the bus drivers only accept coins.
Taxis can pick up passengers at terminal 1 and 3 and will get you to downtown Copenhagen in about 20 minutes depending on traffic.
Taxis are usually waiting outside each terminal. It will cost approximately DKK 270-320.