Copenhagen is a city that mixes a green mindset with ingenuity and fun. For instance, if you clean up the harbour to make the water super clean, why wouldn’t you build a floating swimming pool for locals and visitors to enjoy at all seasons?
You probably already know, that cycling in Copenhagen is a big thing. Actually, we're the bike capital of the world. Not to brag, but how the city is built for cycling, as the harbour has been repurposed for swimming and bathing, how parks, gardens and little green oases are sprinkled all over the city, says a lot about how life plays out here.
Sailing around in the Copenhagen canals on beautiful summer days and nights. The waters in the harbour and in the canals are clean enough to swim in, and it is easy to navigate a rented boat or to take a ride with one of the many canal tour offers.
There are so many fun things to do around the harbour and the canals of Copenhagen. Swimming, sailing, enjoying a glass of wine with your feet dangling from the dock. We have picked three things for you to look into, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Take a swim, have a picnic on an electric boat or borough a kayak and help pick plastic out of the water. There's too much fun to be had, not to go to Copenhagen harbour.
With a harbour clean enough to swim in it, public harbour baths are something that just needed to happen. And they are very popular among both locals and visitors. One of the most visited is located at Islands Brygge, right across the bridge from the city centre.
GoBoat ensures a special memory with your friends and family. From the boat, you’ll enjoy the city from the waterfront. Each boat fits 8 people and certification or sailing experience are not required.
Explore Copenhagen from a new angle! Kayak Republic offers kayak tours and rental.
Just about 50% of all Copenhageners commute to work or their studies by bike? The city is built for it. We got bike lanes all over the place and several bridges have been built in the harbour area to connect the city and encourage people to pedal across town.
The bicycle snake crossing the harbour is one of many bikes-only bridges that make it easy, safe and beautiful to get around Copenhagen on two wheels.
Cycling around in the city is not only a great way to get from A to B, it's fun, exciting and friendly to the environment.
If you got the legs for it, you could spend entire days exploring Copenhagen by bike. If you're not used to biking in an urban environment, it might seem a little daunting, but fear not. Below you can dig into more about Copenhagen bicycle culture.
You'd know by now that Copenhagen is all about those bikes. More than half of the population ride a bike every day! Because riding a bike around Copenhagen is not only the fastest way to get around, but also most fun way. Here are some reasons you'll love it too.
Life in Copenhagen is lived in the saddle of a bicycle. Everybody does it. Bike that is. In Copenhagen we bike whether there is sun, rain or snow. We bike to work, to school, to bring the kids to kindergarten, to shop for groceries and to social gatherings.
Grab a bike and go hunting for the six wooden giants lurking in the woods of Copenhagen’s suburbs. The 31-kilometre long route will guide you through a wide variety of danish scenery and double as your workout for the day.
As a modern city, Copenhagen acknowledges and cherishes the importance of nature in and around the city. Wherever you are, you're never more than a short bike ride away from some form of a green oasis. So take a break, sit on the grass and have a sandwich or a little something to quench your thirst.
Copenhagen offers so many types of urban green spots, from the exotic to the completely uncultivated to the historically significant.
Urban green spots, uncultivated nature and historically significant cemeteries (pay H.C. Andersen a visit). Copenhagen offers it all, any day of the week.
Vestamager offers wide expanses, where sun, light, and damp, salty earth are vital elements for the plants and animals that live on this littoral meadow. 1200 cows, deers, and horses make sure that the woods do not spread. Vestamager is also an important habitat for insects, toads, etc.
Botanical Garden is located in the centre of Copenhagen. The garden covers an area of 10 hectares and is particularly noted for its extensive complex of historical glasshouses dating from 1874. The garden is open for the public.
Burial ground, green oasis, cultural treasury. Welcome to Denmark's best known cemetery, Assistens in Copenhagen, the final resting place of famous Danes, like fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen and philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.
As for now, it is possible to fly directly to Copenhagen Airport from both London and Manchester.
Getting a good night's sleep is an important part of your holiday. Book one of our recommended hotels in Copenhagen, and you will be guaranteed the best base and service during your stay in Copenhagen.
Good to know about the Covid-19 situation in Denmark
Restaurants and cafés
Restaurants, cafés, bars, are for now open until midnight. For indoor service, a corona passport must be presented. For outdoor service, a corona passport is not required.
From the 15th of July opening hours are prolonged to 02.00. Nightlife such as clubs remains closed until September 1st.
All stores, shopping centres, etc. are open. Wearing a mask is no longer required. Hand sanitizing is recommended.
Cultural Institutions, Religious Services, Social Life, etc.
Museums, art venues, theatres, amusement parks, zoological gardens etc. are open.
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