10 ways you can sell Copenhagen in under 10 minutes
Whether your clients are foodies, fashionistas, cultural addicts or design fanatics, Copenhagen has it all within walking distance. Here are 10 ways you could (and should) sell Copenhagen.
1. It’s a green city built for people
Bikes outnumbering cars, harbours so clean you can swim in them, organic restaurants, bike lanes, bike highways, bike bridges, as well as parks and green oases – all are part of why Copenhagen is a sustainable destination.
2. It’s the capital of New Nordic Cuisine
By putting purity, freshness and simplicity at the core of its characteristics, the New Nordic cuisine has become a movement that stretches beyond the Scandinavian borders. Since igniting the movement in 2004, Copenhagen has become the home of the New Nordic cuisine, and currently holds 18 Michelin stars.
3. It’s a fairy tale come true
Denmark has one of the oldest royal families in the world, and a vast heritage of castles, palaces, gardens and museums, many of which are located in Copenhagen – including the residence of the Danish monarch. They’re also open and free for the public to experience up close.
4. It’s minimalistic, functional, and beautiful
From Arne Jacobsen’s Egg Chair to the Royal Danish Opera House, Copenhagen offers both classic design icons and modern architectural wonders.
5. It’s liveable
The love of freedom and the freedom to love: Copenhagen is a city for all kinds of people and a long-time frontrunner for LGBT+ issues. The city is home to the world’s oldest gay bar, Centralhjørnet, and Denmark became the first country to recognise registered partnerships for same-sex couples in 1989.
6. It’s the capital of hygge and happiness
The Danes have been voted the happiest people in the world many times. An integral term to describe part of the Danish mentality is "hygge" - best translated into cosiness, but you won’t truly know what it is until you've experienced it for yourself.
7. It’s the world’s premier bike city
On a daily basis, almost half of the inhabitants of Copenhagen ride a bicycle to work or school on a total of 454 km of designated bike lanes. But it’s not just a local thing: Visitors can also easily experience the city on one of the many rentable bikes, from a rickshaw taxi, or on a guided bike tour.
8. There’s clean water everywhere
Copenhagen has a swimmable harbour; unique for a metropolis of its size. Furthermore, the city is basically surrounded by water. Take a dip in the clean water, or enjoy a canal tour and experience the city from the waterside.
9. Shopping is a perfect mix of modern and traditional
Take a stroll down Europe's longest pedestrian street, Strøget, and enjoy the many shops and department stores, ranging from classics such as Royal Copenhagen to cutting-edge, minimalistic design and local craftsmen shops.
10. You can conquer it easily on foot and bike, or via public transport
Copenhagen has one of Europe’s most efficient infrastructures, where everything is within a short distance; this means both biking and walking are two very viable choices for getting around. The city offers many means of public transportation, by bus, train, metro or rentable city bikes.