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FAQ about Copenhagen

Here are some of the most common questions about visiting Copenhagen.
Friday, July 27, 2018

Q: Does Copenhagen and Denmark have any rankings or awards?

A: Yes, lots. See the complete liste of prestigious titles and rankings to Copenhagen and Denmark.

Q: What is the Danish currency?

A: The Danish currency is called “Kroner”. 1 USD is approx. DKK 6.5 and 1 Euro is approx. DKK 7.5. You can pay with international cards many places in Copenhagen and always at hotels.

Q: Are Euros accepted as payment in Denmark?

A: You will find that some shops, hotels and restaurants, particularly in the larger cities, will display prices in both Danish kroner and Euros and many are likely to accept payment in Euros. However, as the official currency is Danish kroner, no establishment is oblighed to accept payment in any other currency. It is advisable to check prior to making a purchase, or having a meal, if you wish to pay in anything other than Danish kroner.

Q: What are the usual prices in Copenhagen?

A: The prices are similar to the rest of Northern Europe. A beer cost around DKK 30-40, A coffee around DKK 25-35, a sandwich around DKK 40-50 and the bus/metro DKK 24.

Q: Where is the best place to go shopping nearby?

A: The city’s main shopping area is centered on the longest pedestrian street in Europa and the charming 17th century streets surrounding it. The street is called “Strøget” and is well-known by every Copenhagener. At the end of Strøget you find the biggest department store in Scandinavia, Magasin du Nord.

Q: What is a Copenhagen Card?

A: Copenhagen Card is a 24 or 72 hour card covering the whole Copenhagen region and giving free entrance to 73 museums and attractions; a discount on a further many cultural attractions and tourist services; plus free transport by bus, train and Metro. See

Q: Where is the best place to go out for a drink and a beer after dark?

A: Along Vesterbrogade and Istedgade you will find plenty of bars, restaurants, and designer stores. Are you looking for a fancy dinner or a fun night out go to the Meatpacking District where new restaurants and cool bars crowd the area.

Q: How much is the entrance fee to go to Tivoli?

A: DKK 120 for children above the age of 8 and adults, DKK 50 for kids under the age of 8.

Q: How do I easily move around the city?

A: By foot, by bike or by metro. Copenhagen is a small city and most parts of the city you can reach within 10 minutes on a bike or 30 minutes by foot.

Q: Where can I rent bikes in Copenhagen?

A: Most hotels and Danhostels rent bikes. Otherwise see our list of bike rentals in Copenhagen.

Q: Where could I go on a bike trip in Copenhagen?

A: Copenhagen has 396 kilometers of biking lanes with special traffic lights for bicycles and there are many great rides to take (2014). You can for example head out to the old, industrial area Refshaleøen, where you'll find cozy restaurants, feativals and activities. 

Q: What about public transport?

A: Public transport in Copenhagen is safe, reliable and clean. Both trains, the metro and buses are frequent and efficient and the metro runs 24 hours.

Q: Are there any free museums to visit while in Copenhagen?

A: Many museums are free to visit on particular days. For example, Tuesday, it’s free to visit Glyptoteket. Thorvaldsens Museum is free on Wednesdays as well as Nikolaj Kunsthal.

Q: From where can I go on one of the Canal Tours?

A: From Gammel Strand (nearest from the City Hall Square)

Q: Where do I find the Sightseeing Bus?

A: On the City Hall Square and other places spread all over the city.

Q: Where can I get a free city map?

A: From Copenhagen Visitor Centre, Vesterbrogade 4A,1577 København V, Tlf:+45 7022 2442

Q: Where do I find a free public toilet in the city?

A: On The City Hall Square there is a free public toilet open each day from 9.00 to 22.30.

Q: Is it expensive in Denmark?

A: Denmark enjoys one of the highest living standards in the world, but even so, you will find that prices are often similar to those you would experience in London and Dublin, although there will inevitably be some variations. The exchange rate also plays a part.

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Did you know that Copenhagen....

- Boasts a total of 18 Michelin Stars – more than any other city in Scandinavia (2017).

- Hosts two of the world’s best housing complexes, the VM Mountain and 8-tallet.

- Is a bike city. 63% of all Copenhageners commute by bike (2014).

- Was the first city officially to be named a Bike City by the International Cycling Union.

- City’s council is aiming to make Copenhagen the world’s first CO2-neutral capital by 2025.

- Has both a beach and centrally located pools in the harbours, where you can swim safely in the clean water during summer time.

- 71% of the hotel rooms in Copenhagen hold an official eco-certification – the highest percentage in any capital city (2013).

- Was founded in 1167 and has been Denmarks’s capital since 1417.

- Consumes 88% of organic food in the city’s institutions (2016).

- And Denmark is home to the happiest people in the world according to the UN World Happiness Report (2016).

- Has the world’s oldest amusement park, Dyrehavsbakken.

- Is home to the world famous freetown of Christiania.

- Has it’s own amusement park, the Tivoli Gardens, right in the city center.

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