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Indre By (The inner city) is the central area of Copenhagen, bounded by the lakes circling the inner city and the harbour, it reflects the entire city’s extent during the reign of King Christian IV, when the town was fortified. As the historical center, it is the home of most of Copenhagen's attractions, nightlife options, and hotels.

Understand[edit]

Indre By translates to The Inner city in English, and it is the historical heart of Copenhagen. All the neighboring districts you see today, did not grow up until the king allowed construction outside the fortification in the 1850s. The old fortifications are still evident in the two strings of lakes circling the downtown area. The outer lakes are known to the locals simply as Søerne or The Lakes in English, and they do not only define the border to the inner city, they are also immensely popular with joggers. The inner lakes are laid out in a zigzag pattern, and are what remains of the old fortifications, if you look at a map or satellite photo this is still very visible. The remaining lakes, which used to completely circle the city, are now a string of parks; Østre Anlæg, with the National gallery, the Botanical gardens, Ørsteds Parken and finally Tivoli. The names Østerport (eastern gate), Nørreport (northern gate) and Vesterport (western gate), now associated with the stations carrying the same names, are actually the locations of the old gates leading through the fortifications, and into the city.

The heart of the district is the medieval city, shaped like a square with Rådhuspladsen, Slotsholmen, Kongens Nytorv and Nørreport as its corners. It is dotted with historic buildings, church spires and narrow streets. Many of them has been pedestrianized and is commonly known as Strøget, Copenhagen's main shopping area. But it gets much more interesting if you venture into the narrow streets and squares, since it hides some interesting shops, restaurants and old traditional bars hidden away for the curious traveler. South of the medieval district is Slotsholmen - with the parliament housed in the massive Christiansborg palace, and a few museums around.

Get in[edit]

Map of Copenhagen

Being the center of the capital, a huge number of bus and train lines, and the metro, runs through here. Below is a breakdown of the major terminals. From the airport you can opt for either the regional Öresundstog to the Central station or Nørreport, or the metro with stops at Kongens Nytorv and Nørreport. From the DFDS and Polferries terminals take bus 26 or 20E to Kongens Nytorv.

Copenhagen central station (Hovedbanegården) lies at the border between the inner city and Vesterbro, and acts as a central hub, with all S-train, regional and intercity lines stopping here, as well as a big number on bus lines at the terminal between the station and Tivoli.

  • Bus lines: 1A (stops at the bridge south on the tracks), 2A, 5A, 6A, 250S, 10, 15, 26, 30, 40, 66.

Nørreport station also has all s-train lines, as well as several regional lines stopping here, and acts as a interchange between these lines, and the metro. It is also a major bus terminal for many lines going north and northwest from the city center. It is at the northern end of the pedestrian district; Strøget.

  • Bus lines: 5A, 6A, 150S, 350S, 174E, 14, 42, 43, 184, 185

Kongens Nytorv is a major square at the eastern end of Strøget and where Nyhavn begins. It has a metro station, and a bus terminal.

  • Bus lines: 1A, 350S, 20E, 15, 26, 29 (stops behind the royal theater)

Rådhuspladsen is Copenhagen's central square, and has huge bus terminal. It is also the western access point to Strøget, and a short walk from the central station.

  • Bus lines: 2A, 5A, 6A, 250S, 173E, 10, 12, 14, 26, 29, 33, 67, 68, 69.

For information about where these lines go, please refer to Movia's homepage [1] or the many signboards around the terminals.

See[edit][add listing]

changing of the guard at Amalienborg
  • Amalienborg, Amalienborg Slotsplads, + 45 33 12 08 08, [2]. 11AM-4PM. Amalienborg is the the Royal residence, and consists of four identical classical mansions, facing an octagonal courtyard. At the Queens birthday at the 14th of January, and at other highlights in the lives on the royal family, the square is jam packed with people waiving Danish flag, and greeting the Queen. There is a museum in the Christian's the 8th Mansion displaying exhibitions of the period 1863-1972, and four generations of the royal family. There is changing of the guards each day at noon. (Marches from Rosenborg Castle barracks) 55 Kr. (55.683989,12.593336) edit
  • The Botanical garden, Øster Farimagsgade 2 B, +45 35 32 22 22, [3]. Palmhouse:10AM-3PM,Garden:8.30AM-6PM. The Botanical gardens are one of several parks, dotted along the string of lakes, which used to be the old fortifications. Run by the University of Copenhagen, it hosts Denmark's largest collection of living plants, including an impressive collection of Orchids. The signature palm house is a huge greenhouse, with large tropical trees, and a sky walk in the canopy. Free. (55.687444,12.573112) edit
  • Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2, [4]. Tu-Su:noon-5PM. This classical mansion on Kongens Nytorv, is home of several cultural institutions, like the Royal Danish school of Visual arts, and has a art exhibition space, with changing, often world class, expositions - check the schedule at their website. 60 Kr.  edit
City Hall on Rådhuspladsen
  • The City Hall (Rådhuset), Rådhuspladsen 1, +45 33 66 25 82, [5]. The city hall is open to the public so you can stroll through the hallways, stairs, and study all the paintings, frescoes, etc on your own (Open 7.45am-5pm Mon-Fri). Guides tours are Kr 30 for the main building (in Danish, English and German at 10am to 3pm depending on time of year and language of tour) and Kr 20 for the tower tour (at noon Mon-Sat and 10am, 2pm from June to September). There is a nice little garden that cannot be seen from outside the city hall. The city hall is also home of Jens Olsen's World Clock - A mechanical masterpiece of a complete astronomical clock is located foyer. 5 Kr.  edit
  • Dansk Design Center (Danish Design Center), HC Andersens Boulevard 27, +45 3369 3369, [6]. M-F:10AM-5PM (W:-9PM),Sa-Su:11AM-4PM. Showcases Danish design in a mix of permanent and changing exhibitions on five floors, designed by world famous local architect Henning Larsen. A must-see if you are interested in Danish/Scandinavian design. 50 Kr.  edit
  • Davids Samling (David's collection), Kronprinsessegade 30, +45 33 73 49 49, [7]. Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 13-17, Wednesday and Thursday 10-17, Monday closed. Also closed December 23, 24, 25, and 31. Art from the Islamic world, European 18th century art, and Danish early modern art. Free guided tours are only in Danish and are given in the spring and autumn. Free. (55.67622,12.58056) edit
  • Geologisk Museum (Geological Museum), Øster Voldgade 5-7, +45 35 32 23 45, [8]. Tu-Su:1PM-4PM. Various exhibitions related to geology. Has some impressive samples of minerals, rocks and fossils from all over the world on display. Including stones from the moon were brought back to the earth by Apollo 17, dinosaur fossils, and the kids favorite; glow in the dark minerals. 25 Kr. (55.684566,12.582324) edit
Ny Carlsberg Glypotek
  • Glyptoteket, Dantes Plads 7, +45 33 41 81 41 (), [9]. Daily:10AM–4PM, closed Monday. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek houses over 10,000 works, divided into two principal collections. One is of works from the Mediterranean cradle of Western culture, including classical Egyptian, Roman and Greek antiquities and Romanticist sculptures. The other of Danish and French art from the 19th and 20th centuries, which includes paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cézanne and van Gogh, as well as several bronze sculptures by Degas. The building, completed in 1897, is quite impressive - it is an attraction in its own right, especially the sub-tropical winter garden. 50 Kr, under 18 free. Sundays free. (55.687416,12.577208) edit
  • Kunstindustrimuseet (The Danish Museum of Art & Design), Bredgade 68, +45 33 18 56 56, [10]. Tu-Su:11AM-5PM. Housed in one of Copenhagen’s finest rococo buildings, a former hospital. This museum is home of of one of the most important collections of Danish and Scandinavian industrial design, decorative and applied arts., The cafe is a good place for lunch (does not require admission). 50 Kr (free on Wednesdays). (55.672794,12.572482) edit
  • Rosenborg, Østre Voldgade 4A, [11]. 10AM-4PM. Rosenborg Castle is not only a beautiful historic renaissance palace, it is also a fascinating museum of cultural history, which houses some of Denmark’s greatest cultural treasures, not least the Crown Jewels and the Danish Crown Regalia. And exhibits about the Danish monarchy through 300 years. 50 Kr.  edit
The Marble church
  • Marmorkirken (The Marble church), Frederiksgade 4, +45 33 15 01 44, [12]. M-Th:10AM-5PM,F-Su:noon-5pm. Officially called Frederikskirken, this impressive church imposes a massive presence on the Copenhagen skyline, with its 31 m. diameter dome. Because of financial turmoil in the country, it took over 100 years to complete. The church takes it name from the original lower part of the structure which is made from Norwegian marble. Tours to the top of the church are currently unavailable (through 2012) due to renovations. Free.  edit
  • Museum of the History of Medicine, Bredgade 62, +45 35 32 38 0, [14]. We-Fr & Su:11AM-1PM (conducted tours only).. The museum communicates knowledge about the history of medicine, the study of the preparation of medicines and dentistry, by means of public exhibitions, publications, lectures and other museum-related activities.  edit
  • Nationalmuseet (The National Museum), Frederiksholms Kanal 12, +45 33 13 44 11, [15]. Tu-Su:10AM-5PM. This museum that portraits the national history of the country, is regarded as one of the best in Europe. Apart from a huge, well laid out and informative collection of national artifacts, the most impressive being the ones from the Viking age. It also holds a collection of classical and oriental artifacts - including an Egyptian mummy - the children's museum in the basement, is a blast for the kids. Free.  edit
  • Statens Museum for Kunst (Danish national gallery), Sølvgade 48-50, +45 33 74 84 94, [16]. Tu-Su:10AM-5PM, W:10AM-8PM. 700 years of Western art and cultural history under the roof of a striking Italian renascence building, situated in a nice park. Blockbusters include; Titian, Rembrandt, Picasso, Leger, Matisse and Emil Nolde. But there are several other icons, paintings and sculptures on display. Free.  edit
  • Vor Frue Kirke (Church of Our Lady), Nørregade 8, +45 33 15 10 78, [17]. 8AM-5PM. This church, dominated by its tower, also happens to be Copenhagen's cathedral. The current building was built in 1814, replacing earlier buildings that were destroyed by fire and British bombardment. The attractive interior includes many statues, and it was here that Denmark's current Crown Prince Frederik was married in 2004. Free.  edit
  • The Workers museum, Rømersgade 22, +45 33 93 25 75, [18]. 10AM-4PM. Covers daily lives in the last 150 years, with exhibitions that both include artifacts relating to the main theme, and art portraying the life of the industrial worker. 50 Kr.  edit

Slotsholmen[edit]

Slotsholmen seen from Christianshavn

The name translates to the castle islet, and it is the site where Copenhagen's founder, the archbishop Absalon constructed the first fortification in the city. Its ruins are visible under the present day parliament. The islands is also home to a cluster of museums and the national archives. Børsen, the former stock exchange from 1640, is another striking Renaissance building located here, with its signature dragon spire.

  • Christiansborg (Parliament), Prins Jørgens Gård 1, +45 33 92 64 92, [19]. 10AM-4PM. This Neo-baroque palace, completed in 1928, after 11 years of construction - is unique in the world, housing both the executive power, the legislative power, and the judicial power of Denmark, in a single building. It is the 5th construction at the site, and the ruins of the original castle dating back to the 12th century - was excavated during the construction of the current palace, is open to the public, along with the halls of the parliament itself. Free, Ruins: 40 Kr. (55.67622,12.580563) edit
  • Det Kongelige Bibliotek (The Royal Library), Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, +45 33 47 47 47 (), [20]. M-F:10AM-5PM,Sa:10AM-2PM. The library was founded in the 1650s and have an impressive collections of rare books and manuscripts, which includes a Gutenberg Bible, tormented philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's original manuscripts and "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen's diaries, as well as a newer collection that includes most of the original drawings of the controversial Mohammad cartoons. Changing exhibitions of books and art, often from the libraries own collection, are displayed in a new striking building overlooking the harbor, called the black diamond. Free. (55.686319,12.593647) edit

Tivoli
Tivoli is a garden build around a lake stemming from the old fortification of the city, It was opened in 1843 by its founder Georg Carstensen, just outside the city walls. Since then Copenhagen has grown up around it, and today the world famous gardens and amusement park, is literally a magic and green oasis smack in the center of the city, between the central station and the city hall square. The magic is particularly obvious after dark, when the lights and lanterns in every color of the rainbow, lights up everywhere.

Part of the lake in Tivoli, with the Chinese tower and Dæmonen in the background
  • Rides
Balongyngen You will find very few locals, who haven't been kissing a date in this slow going ferries wheel, with a romantic view of the city after dark.
Den Flyvende Kuffert Hop on into a suitcase, and run through puppet exhibitions of HC Andersen's tales in a leisurely pace.
Det gyldne Tårn is a 63 meter tower, where you can have a splendid view over Copenhagen before you are dropped to the ground in free fall, with a speed of 65 km/h and 1.5 G's
Dragen a flic flac ride, that twirls you around, in irregular moves, at a rather fast pace.
Dæmonen is a 600m roller coaster, running at 77 km/h, and through 3 loops.
Himmelskibet is not just a carousel, it is the world's tallest, where you are carried up to the top, 80 meters above Tivoli, and taken for a spin.
Odin Expressen is a fast roller coaster ride, with a big helix loop, and a peak speed of 60 km/h
Monsunen A rather big, flying carpet type ride - watch for the

first and law row, sometimes you get wet when it is windy.

Rutchebanen is the worlds oldest running wooden roller coaster, running through an artificial mountain terrain since 1914.
Snurretoppen break dance, round and round, get's you a bit dizzy at times.
... and 15 other rides, mainly for the kids.
  • Other attractions
Glassalen beautiful theater designed by Poul Henningsen in 1946, which hosts plays and variate´s
The Pantomime Theater A beautiful Chinese style open air stage, where the curtain is designed as feathers of a peacock. Famous pantomime plays of HC Andersen stories, Pjerrot and Harlequin.
Store Scene The big stage, Rock/pop concerts every Friday night
Tivolis Koncertsal Tivoli's big concert hall, hosts everything from plays, to classic, jazz and opera concerts.
  • Thorvaldsens Museum, Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2 (We:Free), +45 33 32 15 32, [21]. Tu-Su:10AM-5PM. Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) was a Danish/Icelandic sculptor, who lived most of his live in Rome. He is one of the major internationally renowned Danish artists. The museum houses many of Thorvaldsens original models, and several marble casts makes the collection almost complete. It is big and impressive, and the building itself is a striking piece of architecture. 20 Kr (W:free).  edit
  • Tøjhusmuseet (The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum), Tøjhusgade 3, +45 33 11 60 37, [22]. Tu-Su:noon-4PM. The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum covers the history of the Danish Defence, its collection dating back to 1604. It covers the development of weapons from the introduction of firearms to the present day, and is well known for its many activities for kids - especially its medieval knight days, during the schools autumn break in week 42. 30 Kr.  edit
  • Dansk Jødisk Museum (The Danish Jewish Museum), Proviantpassagen 6, +45 33 11 22 18, [23]. Tu-F:1PM-4PM,Sa-Su:noon-5PM. The museum presents Jewish life in Denmark through 400 years, from the first immigrants in the seventeenth century until today. The exhibition space is designed by famous architect Daniel Liebeskind, and is quite striking - with its old traditional exterior contrasted by a very modern interior. 40 Kr.  edit

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Visit the Cinematheque, Gothersgade 55, +45 33 74 34 12, [24]. M-F:9AM-last screening. Part of the Danish film institute, this is a paradise for any cinephile. There are 3 movie theaters playing classics, cults, documentaries, art movies and exam projects from the film school. The basement houses a Videotheque, with over 3500 titles, that you are free to watch. There is also a book and video store with special movie titles, and books relating to cinematography. Lastly the building also has a restaurant and café. Many of the screening are free, others cost 65 Kr.  edit
  • Go and enjoy a show at Det Kongelige Teater (The Royal Theatre), Kongens Nytorv 1, +45 33 69 69 69, [25]. A majestic old building on Kongens Nytorv, houses ballet, for which the theater is world renowned - and drama performances. There is a 50% discount for those under 25 on all performances, to encourage young people to see the classic arts. Remember to book as early as you can, seats sell out. Price varies.  edit
  • Kongen Have (Kings Garden), Øster Voldgade 4 B, +45 33 13 47 65, [26]. 7AM-10PM. This park adjacent to Rosenborg, is the most frequented park in the city. It is a place for a stroll, a picnic, drinking beers in the sun, or whatever you feel like doing. The topless sunbathers often inject a shock into foreign visitors. Free.  edit
  • On a sunny day, Nyhavn is a top spot for oozing in the sun - on the bulwark with a beer from the supermarket, or at the outdoor serving areas of the many (rather expensive) restaurants and cafe's dotted along the "sunny side" of the canal. For any self respecting Copenhagener, this is a top priority on the first day of spring - while at the height of the tourist season, it is mainly left for the visitors to populate. Often there will be street performances, mostly improvised music concerts, somewhere along the canal - take a seat, and relax.
  • Rundetårn (The Round tower), Købmagergade 52A, [27]. 10AM-10PM (winther: 5PM). Climb the spiral, cobbled road up to the observation platform of this tower, for a wonderful view of the city. 25 Kr. (55.686319,12.593647) edit
  • See a play in Skuespilhuset (The Royal Danish Playhouse), Sankt Annæ Plads 36, +45 33 69 69 69, [28]. 10AM--11.30PM. Denmark’s new 1000 seat national stage for the dramatic arts, with 3 stages. Opened in 2008, its beautiful piece of modern architecture overlooking the harbour. Even if you are not going for a play, the cafe in the foyer, Ofelia, is a nice place to sit and enjoy the view over the water and Christianshavn. Price varies.  edit
  • Tivoli [29], (Vesterbrogade 3), the world famous theme park in central Copenhagen. Entry adults 85 Kr, children up to 11 years old 40 Kr (2008, discounts available for groups), open 11-23 daily (longer on weekends). Main season is mid April to late September. From mid November to late December there is Christmas in Tivoli. Tivoli is especially beautiful at night when coloured lamps light up everywhere. Pop/rock concerts every Friday night, sometimes with internationally known names. (Be early). Some evenings end with fireworks, consult the program. Also brass bands, pantomime theater etc. on the program.
  • Imperial, Ved Vesterport 4 (Beside the Hotel Imperial), 70131211, [30]. The biggest cinema in Copenhagen with more than 1000 seats in the single hall. Movies are with original language with danish subtitles. Good quality regarding projector and sound systems. 75-100.  edit

Buy[edit][add listing]

The best place for shopping in Copenhagen, is without a doubt Strøget. A set of connected pedestrian streets in the heart of the medieval city. It is claimed to be the biggest outdoor pedestrian shopping area in the world, regardless of whether this is true or not, it is a shoppers paradise, and the historic buildings as far as the eye can see, makes it a welcome alternative to any shopping center. The really interesting shopping however, is found in the small shops, in the many narrow side streets to Strøget, colloquially known as pisserenden or the Latin quarter. If you are out for traditional souvenirs, there are several shops on the section if Strøget running between the city hall, and Amager torv.

Department Stores[edit]

  • Magasin du Nord, Kongens Nytorv 13, +45 33 11 44 33, [31]. M-Th:10AM-7PM,F:10AM-8PM,Sa:10AM-5PM. Housed in a former grand hostel on Kongens Nytorv, marking the Kongens Nytorv entrance to strøget, and with over a 100 years of history on its back, Magasin du Nord is the grand old dame of shopping in Copenhagen. Although not as exclusive as it used to be, it is still the premier department store in the city.  edit
  • Illum, Østergade 52, +45 33 14 40 02, [32]. M-Th:10AM-7PM,F:10AM-8PM,Sa:10AM-5PM. Illum is a 8 story department store, smack in the middle of Strøget, founded in 1891 - it has competed with Magasin since the dawn of man, to be the best and biggest department store. Unlike Magasin, it is mostly made up of small independent stores.  edit
Kongens Nytorv, Royal Theater and Magasin du Nord
  • Royal shopping is a group of 3 stores, connected to each other to make it feel somewhat like a department store for exclusive Design products. Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen are the top brands of Danish design, with a rich history, while the third store, Illums bolighus, handpicks other design products. The super store takes it name from the fact that all thee are purveyors to the royal Danish court.
Royal Copenhagen, Amagertorv 6, +45 33 13 71 81, [33]. M-Th:10AM-6PM,F:10AM-7PM,Sa:10AM–5PM. The flagship store of the world famous Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory, tracing its history back to 1775. It is really exclusive (and expensive) stuff. On the 2nd floor there is a museum, portraying the history of the company, with exhibitions of its porcelain products.  edit
Georg Jensen, Amagertorv 4, +45 33 11 40 80, [34]. M-F:10AM-7PM,Sa:10AM-5PM. Georg Jensen was a Danish silversmith (1866-1935), today it is a company producing some exquisite products in silver, like watches, jewelry and interiors.  edit
Illums bolighus, Amagertorv 10, +45 33 14 19 41, [35]. M-F:10AM-7PM,Sa:10AM-5PM. The best, most expensive and most exclusive of Danish interior, decorative and furniture design.  edit

Danish Design[edit]

Strøget

An option for bringing home some unique and useful souvenirs is buying furniture, lamps or industrial design from one of Copenhagen's own superstar architects and designers like Arne Jacobsen, Poul Henningsen or Børge Mortensen, who helped to turn Danish Design into a world wide brand in the first half of the 21st century - but don't expect it to be cheap, there are other options however, Kitchen accessories by Bodum and glassware by Holmegaard are some options that can be found in many stores throughout Copenhagen.

Interiors

Other options are Illums bolighus and the Danish Design Center store, both listed above.

  • Area, Store Kongensgade 73, +45 33 32 38 77 (), [36]. Carries furniture's, lamps and accessories by both Danish and international designers  edit
  • Bang & Olufsen, Kongens Nytorv 26, +45 33 11 14 15, [37]. M-Th 10AM-6PM,F 10AM-7AM,Sa 10AM-4PM. A flagship store for Danish electronics producer Bang & Olufsen, who makes exclusive design products of high quality - like TV's, Stereo's, Speakers and home integration products. They are well known, for the high quality of sound in their products.  edit
  • Bodum, Østergade 10, +45 33 36 40 80, [38]. M-Th 10AM-6PM, F 10AM-7PM, Sa 10AM-4PM. Another flagship store is Bodum's shop on strøget. This Swiss/Danish company, produces well designed kitchen accessories, their signature french coffee press, has become synonymous with the company.  edit
  • Dansk Møbel Kunst (Danish Furniture art), Bredgade 32, +45 33 32 38 37 (), [39]. Dansk Møbelkunst is a gallery of first class vintage design. Specialized in Scandinavian furniture design from 1920 to 1975, with particular focus on Danish design classics.  edit
  • Lysberg, Hansen & Therp, Bredgade 77, +45 33 14 47 87, [40]. The fact that this store has been running for almost a 100 years, and they are purveyors the the royal court, should give you some idea of the place. It is not all classics though, new designs are well represented in the collection.  edit

Fashion

The Danish fashion industry has long been lagging behind the interior and furniture design industries, where Danish design is a recognized brand in itself. But this has all started to change in recent years, and Copenhagen is fast establishing itself as a fashion center. Many of the important names in the industry, runs their own independent stores in central Copenhagen.

  • Birger Christiensen, Østergade 38, +45 33 11 55 55, [41]. M-Th 10AM-6PM,F 10AM-7PM,Sa 10AM-5PM. This store has been running since 1869, and is most famous for its exclusive skins and furs, from Scandinavia and Greenland. But they also sell some of the worlds top fashion brands like Hermes and Channel.  edit
  • Bruuns Bazaar, Kronprinsessegade 8-9, +45 33 32 19 99, [42]. Along with Munthe+Simonsen, this design house is front runners in an ongoing Danish fashion revolution. There are two stores here; Number 8 is for the ladies, while number 9 is for the gents.  edit
  • DAY - Birger et Mikkelsen, Pilestræde 16, +45 33 45 88 80, [43]. This design house of 5 national and international designers makes glamorous, yet classical clothing of high quality. This concept store only carries women's fashion, lingerie and home accessories. Their clothing line for men can be found in both the Illums and Magasin department stores.  edit
  • House of Amber, Kongens Nytorv 2, +45 33 11 67 00, [44]. daily 10AM-8PM. Known historically as 'Nordic Gold', amber is a quintessential Scandinavian jewelry. And there is no better place to get in than in this store, housed in a 17th century house, right at the beginning of Nyhavn. The shops also runs a museum with an extensive collection of rare finds. Museum: 25 Kr.  edit
  • Malene Birger, Antonigade 10, +45 35 43 22 33, [45]. MTV calls her the "Queen of Fashion in Copenhagen", and her store is one of the best woman's fashion stores in Scandinavia.  edit
  • Munthe+Simonsen, Grønnegade 10, +45 33 32 03 12 (), [46]. M-Th:10AM-6PM,F:10AM-7PM,Sa:10AM-4PM. Another of the new major Danish fashion houses, recently opened this flagship store with dark brown buffalo skin covers on the walls, hand painted - individually made Venetian lamps and water flowing from a huge gold mosaic. Only for the girls, or for a popular present to bring home.  edit
  • Nørgaard, Amagertorv 13-15, +45 33 12 24 28, [47]. M-Th:10AM-6PM,F:10AM-7PM,Sa:10AM-5PM. Has long been one of the main fixtures of Strøget, these two stores, right next to each other - Nørgaard på strøget for women, and Mads Nørgaard for men. The stores won the AOK Copenhagen award in 2007, for both best woman's and best men's shopping. And the best part is that there is something here to fit anyone's pocket.  edit
  • Samsoe & Samsoe, Studiestræde 13, +45 33 32 11 38, [48]. M-Th 10AM-6PM,F 10AM-7PM,Sa 10AM-4PM. This store mainly sells clothing by the designer of the same name, making classic clothes with an edge, but also carries small collections of other designers with the same theme. Both for girls and guys.  edit

Music[edit]

Shop for some of Copenhagen's music stars in these stores. Good buys of local bands from Copenhagen with international quality include; Kashmir and Mew for rock music, and Trentemøller is an international electronica superstar,

  • Fona, Østergade 47, +45 33 15 90 55. M-F 10AM-6PM,Sa 10AM-5PM. Is a 3 floors electronics store, with probably the largest record section in the country, on the 3rd floor.  edit
  • Blackout, Studiestræde 27, +45 33 14 14 95, [49]. M-F 10AM-6.30PM,Sa 10AM-3PM. The country's only specialty store for Rap, Hip Hop and R&B music. And a friendly and knowledgeable owner.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget 99 Kr or less
Mid-range 100–250 Kr
Splurge 250 Kr or more

Bakeries[edit]

Denmark, especially Copenhagen, is home to hundreds of traditional bakeries serving 'wienerbrød' (literally, bread from Vienna), the traditional and famous Danish pastries. While many are closing due to competition from 7-Eleven kiosks, a traditional bakery is still good to find and hard to beat. Look for signs with a pretzel on them or shaped like a pretzel, usually with a crown on top. The major department stores listed above also have bakeries, although they can be pricey.

  • Conditori La Glace, Skoubogade 3, +45 33 14 46 46, [50]. M-F 8.30AM-5.30PM,Sa 9AM-5PM. Has been serving cakes, ice cream and hot chocolate since 1870, Their specialty is the Sports Cake. Pieces from 42 Kr..  edit
  • Lagkagehuset, Fredriksborggade 6, +45 33 11 29 00, [51]. M-Th 6:30AM-7PM, F 6:30AM-8PM, Sa 8AM-7PM, Su 8AM-6PM. Christianhavn's famous bakery, one of the best in Copenhagen, opened an outpost on Kultorvet. Short walk from Nørreport Station. 15-40 Kr..  edit
  • Skt. Peders Bageri, Sankt Peders Stræde 29, +45 33 11 11 29. M-F 7AM-5:30PM, Sa 7AM-4PM. Located in the wallet-friendly Latinekvarteret (The Latin Quarter), Skt. Peder's has a special every day and 10kr. take-away coffee. Don't worry about knowing the names for anything (none are posted anyway), the clerks are friendly and used to English-speaking customers. 10-20kr..  edit
  • 7-Eleven, many street corners, especially near train stations. Yes, it's 7-Eleven, mass-produced and all, but the price usually can't be beat, and there is frequently a pastry and coffee special for around 20kr. 10-15kr..  edit

Budget[edit]

The part of Strøget nearest to Rådhuspladsen is packed with cheap burger joints, Shawarma places, and China boxes - which all shells out quick food, until very late at night in the weekends. Burger King on the corner of Strøget and Rådhuspladsen operates 24 hours.

  • Ankara, Krystalgade 8-10 (across the street from the main library), +45 33 15 19 15, [52]. 11AM-11PM. Inexpensive Turkish food. The 79 Kr all-you-can-eat buffet is a good deal (and it is only 49 Kr for lunch between 11AM-4PM).  edit
  • Lotte's, Kronprinsessegade 10, +45 35 10 98 98, [53]. M-F 8AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-4PM. Excellent sandwich shop across the street from the King's Garden. Sandwiches for 45-55 Kr.  edit
  • Riz Raz, Store Kanikkestræde 19, +45 33 32 33 45, [54]. 11:30AM-midnight. All you can eat mediterranean inspired, vegetarian buffet for 99 Kr (and 79 Kr for lunch)  edit
  • Shawarma Grill House, Frederiksberggade 36. This is the first and probably the best shawarma restaurant in Denmark. This restaurant serves pita breads with shawarma and falafel, but also other Middle-Eastern specialities. A shawarma meal contains a pita bread with shawarma, french fries and a soft drink and costs about 65-70 DKK.

Mid Range[edit]

There are many restaurants at Gråbrødre torv

There are many opportunities. The area around Gråbrødre square is popular.

  • Amadeus, Store Kongensgade 62, 1264 København K, +45 33 32 35 11, [55]. Su-W 7.30AM-11PM,Th-Sa 7.30AM-midnight. Cozy basement restaurant with lots of candles, very decent food, and wonderful desserts. And a nice outdoor serving area for good weather 150-300 Kr.  edit
  • Brasserie Chit Chat, Sankt Peders Stræde 24 A, +45 33 33 93 39, [56]. Su-Mo 5PM-10PM,Tu-Th 5PM-11PM,F-Sa 5PM-midnight. A small and cosy restaurant in the old Latin quarter with Danish and south European food. Special deals on Sundays and Mondays (usually around 25% discount). Two courses: 260 Kr.  edit
  • Bøf og Ost, Gråbrødretorv 13, 33 11 99 11, [57]. Daily 11.30AM-01AM. A popular restaurant on Gråbrødre Torv, dishing out French and Danish cuisine. Has a large outdoor serving area on the square. Main from 149 Kr.  edit
  • Café Petersborg, Bredgade 76, +45 33 12 50 16, [58]. M-F 11.45AM-3PM & 5PM-8.30PM,Sa 11.30AM-4PM. Dates back to the 17. century, and have traditional danish open faced sandwiches (smørrebrød). The Petersborg Lunch Plate is a good deal at 125 Kr.  edit
  • Customs House, Havnegade 44, +45 33 31 01 30, [59]. Daily 10AM-11PM. As the name suggests this place is located in an old customs house right at the harbour canal, with great views over Christianshavn and the water. It is actually 3 restaurants in one building; Bancino cooks up fine Italian food, Bar & Grill is pretty much exactly that - with a Scandinavian twist, and lastly Ebisu offers good Japanese cuisine. Mains from 115 Kr.  edit
  • Hovedtelegrafen, Købmagergade 37, +45 33 41 09 86, [60]. Lunch from 99 Kr. This Cafe at the top of the Postal Museum, has good lunch with a fantastic view over Copenhagen (You do not need to pay entrance to the museum to eat there). Because of the view, it often fills up - call ahead for reservations. +45 33 41 09 86..  edit
  • Kjøbenhavn, Dronningens Tværgade 10, +45 22 44 66 66, [61]. Kjøbenhavn is an affordable restaurant, that takes pride in serving quality meals for its customers. The theme of the restaurant is a mixture of retro, though still modern and appealing. The restaurant also has the possibility to serve larger audiences.  edit
  • La Galette, Larsbjørnsstræde 9 (in the back court), +45 33323790, [62]. 12.00-16.00 17.30-22.00, sunday 16.00-22.00. La Galette is a French style crèperie situated in the inner city of Copenhagen in a court yard surrounded by plants, and an old fence, friendly staff and an atmosphere that takes you somewhere else! Get a Galette or two in "amoureux" and don't miss the cider plus the dessert crêpe with crème de marrons and a dot of vanilla ice cream. Perfect for a quick lunch or a light dinner. 30-110 depending on what galette you take.  edit
  • Les trois cochons, Værnedamsvej 10, +45 33 31 70 55, [63]. Cosy, smoke-free place that serves most food in pots, pans, and jars. At least two persons must share the main course, everyone at the table get the same starters and desserts. Three course menus for Kr 275, a bottle of wine from 150 Kr. Very popular so you need a reservation.  edit
  • Thorvaldsens Hus, Gammel Strand 34, +45 33 32 04 00, [64]. noon-3.30PM, 5.30PM-10PM. Located on the square at the canal opposite Slotsholmen, with a view over the parliament and Thorvaldsens Museum. Here you have the unique options of being served indoors, outdoors in the garden courtyard out back or outdoors on the square. International menu. Mains from 195 Kr.  edit
  • Umami, Store Kongensgade 59, +45 33 38 75 00, [65]. Su-Th 6PM-10PM,F-Sa 6PM-11PM. Bar hours varies. Definitely one of Copenhagen's best mid range restaurants, serving Japanese food in french style, and always of a solid quality. The interior is top notch, and the bar is really cool too if you want to continue the evening out, with some interesting Japanese inspired cocktails on the menu. Mains from 100 Kr, Sushi from 60 Kr/piece.  edit

Splurge[edit]

Restaurant Gammel Mønt
  • Alberto K at The Royal, Hammerichsgade 1, 1611 Copenhagen Denmark, +45 3342 6161, [66]. Tuesday-Saturday open from 6 PM to 12 PM (the kitchen closes at 10 PM). A young new team has taken the helm at Alberto K bringing a new level of simplicity and lightness to the menu. Lead under Head Chef Søren Selin and Restaurant Manager & Sommelier Werner Nymo, Alberto K offers a tailored menu that follows the seasons and fuses Italian influences with Danish ingredients. Alberto K recently won praise from the New York Times' writer Seth Sherwood. Advance reservations is recommended.  edit
  • Gammel Mønt, Gammel Mønt 41, +45 33 15 10 60, [67]. M-F 11.30AM-5PM. Very traditional, classy, Danish lunch restaurant - in a beautiful red, old timber framed building in the heart of the medieval district. Pieces from 85 Kr.  edit
  • Geranium, Kronprinssegade 13, +45 33 11 13 04, [68]. Is a nice Michelin stared restaurant in a historical building in Kongens Have, which dished out organic food, with roots in the Scandinavian kitchen. Geranium is currently closed (pending a move to new premises at the national football stadium, in Østerbro, during the summer of 2010).  edit
  • Herman, Bernstorffsgade 5 (at Tivoli next to the central station in the Nimb building), +45 88 70 00 00, [69]. New and creative interpretations of traditional danish dishes, with organic high quality ingredients, and a view over the Tivoli gardens. For a more affordable alternative try the amazing Kr 49 gourmet hotdogs at the Grill-Bar on the ground floor. minimum is a 4 course set for 495 Kr.  edit
  • Kong Hans Kælder, Vingaardsstræde 6, +45 33 11 68 68, [70]. M-Sa 6PM-midnight. Is a michelin stared, french restaurant, running since 1976 and located in the oldest building in Copenhagen. The settings are amazing, with its Gothic arches, and medieval atmosphere. Mains from 450 Kr.  edit
  • Krogs Fiskerestaurant, Gammel Strand 38, +45 33 15 89 15, [71]. M-F:6PM-10.30PM.. Historical seafood restaurant from 1920, the environs is a taste of classical Copenhagen, and can make you feel like you stepped back in time. Food is high quality, with fresh fish from Danish waters. Menus 750-1000 Kr.  edit
  • MR, Kultorvet 5, +45 33 91 09 49, [72]. M-Sa 6PM-midnight. Creative interpretation of Danish food, in really high quality. While a la carte is available, one of the set menu's going from 600 Kr is recommended. Mains from 270 Kr.  edit

Drink[edit][add listing]

Brewery pubs[edit]

Tivoli lake, Færgekroen

These listings are some excellent options for starting your night in Copenhagen, offering good food and excellent beers produced in the places' own micro breweries.

  • Apollo Brewery, Vesterbrogade 3, +45 33 12 33 13, [73]. M-Sa 11.30AM-14.30PM&5PM-10.30PM,Su 5PM-10PM. This former theatre right next to the Tivoli main entrance, offers some excellent beers from the inhouse brewery, if you combine it with the spareribs, you have a winning combination for a night out with the boys. Mains from: 171 Kr.  edit
  • BrewPub, Vestergade 29, +45 33 32 00 60, [74]. M-Sa noon-10PM. This place has a really nice outdoor beergarden in a courtyard in one of the historic buildings downtown. The menu is specially designed to go well with the beers, that the brewery produces in their own basement. Also has indoor seating. 2 courses 280 Kr, 2 beer menu 75 Kr.  edit
  • Færgekroen Brewery, Tivoli, +45 33 75 06 80, [75]. Daily noon-10PM (only in the Tivoli season). This idyllic place set by a lake inside Tivoli (see picture on the right), has an austrian brewmaster behind its beers, and serves Danish food both inside the old building, or at a large patio by the lake. Mains from 159 Kr.  edit

Bars[edit]

The Nyhavn canal is popular place to go for a drink
  • Charlies, Pilestræde 33, +45 33 32 22 89, [76]. M-W 2PM-2AM,Th-Sa noon-2AM,Su 2PM-9PM. Great choice of beers, especially British beers and real cask ales. Very popular so you might have to stand on weekends, but lively also on weekdays.  edit
  • Cosy Bar, Studiestræde 24, +45 33 12 74 27. Open every day of the week. A small late night bar/club with a very mixed clientele, extremely busy in the weekends, but the fun usually never starts until 4-5AM when other places are closed. Fun, but can feel a bit like a meat market at times.  edit
  • Den Tatoverede Enke, Gothersgade 8C, +45 33 91 88 77 (), [77]. M-W 4PM-midnight,Tu-Th 2PM-1AM,F-Sa 2PM-2AM.. The name means the Tatooed widow in Danish, 16 beers on tap and more than 100 on bottles. This is the place for Belgian beers. Also have a good restaurant on the top floor.  edit
The Nyhavn canal at night
  • The Dubliner, Amagertorv 5, +45 33 32 22 26, [78]. M-Th 10AM-late,F-Sa 10AM-5AM,Su 11AM-late. Huge and rather touristy, it is still probably the most authentic Irish pub in Copenhagen, usually always something going on, even on weekdays - also serves pub food, and has many big screens for watching sports.  edit
  • Funch's Vinstue, Nørre Farimagsgade 55, +45 33 11 54 45, [79]. M-Th 10AM-2AM,F-Sa 10AM-5AM,Su 10AM-2AM. Real old-fashioned bar with a good mix of regulars and "poor" student's from the universities. The bar prices are some of the cheapest you get in downtown, and while the place looks pretty run down, the mixed clientele gives it a good atmosphere.  edit
  • Halvvejen, Krystalgade 11, +45 33 11 91 12, [80]. Is another old fashioned bar. Its main claim to fame is its adoption of the 10-trip card you use at public transit, known as a klippekort in Danish, to sell alcohol. 13 servings of beer, shots or spirits for 199 Kr.  edit
  • Heidi's Bier Bar, Vestergade 18, [81]. M-W 4PM-3AM,Th-Sa 4PM-5AM,Su 4PM-2AM. 2 floors of Tyrolean after ski attitude a short walk away from Rådhuspladsen.  edit
  • Icebar CPH, Løngangstræde 27, +45 70 27 56 27, [82]. M-Th 4PM-midnight,F-Sa 3PM-1AM,Su noon-9PM. A fun experience, wrap yourselves in warm clothes from the Russian winter, and indulge yourself in vodka from an ice glass over the ice counter etc. - Good fun, but you're going to have to decide if the expensive entrance fee (which includes one drink) is worth it. Entrance 150 Kr.  edit
  • La Fontaine, Kompagnistræde 11, +45 33 11 60 98, [83]. F-Sa 11AM-3PM,Su 9AM-1PM.. Oldest jazz bar with live jazz music. Double up on beer and liquor Monday to Saturday between 8PM and 10PM  edit
  • The Moose, Sværtegade 5, +45 33914291, [84]. Weekdays until 3.00, weekends until late -. A long time favourite for students from the universities, this small cramped bar is famed for its moose head, over tagged walls and most importantly the "double up" Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - where you get two draft beers for 32 Kr.  edit
  • Ruby, Nybrogade 10, +45 33 93 12 03, [85]. M-W 4PM-1AM Th-Sa 4PM-2AM. This is probably the best cocktail bar in town in the moment, although, visitors should keep in mind that this is Scandinavia, and a night out here could easily break a budget - that being said - this is the place to do it, with attentive and qualified bartenders, and a well designed interior.  edit
  • Tango y Vinos Argentinean wine bar, Herluf Trolles Gade 9, +45 2293 9800, [86]. Tu-Sa:4PM-Late. Argentinian run place, that is part wine bar, part concert venue. This place imports its own Argentinians wines, arranges Tango lessons on Tuesdays (8PM-9:30PM, 100 Kr) and has frequent Tango,Jazz and classical concerts.  edit
  • Togas Vinstue, St. Kirkestræde 3, [87]. M-W noon-3AM, Th noon-4PM,F-Sa noon-5PM. If you are interested in politics, this oddity of low key bar near the parliament, is frequented by many parliamentarians, and always have a heated debate going on - feel free to join in as mostly everyone has some command of English. Specialty is the Von Oosten bitter - tastes terrible, but don't be surprised if someone forces it in you. +45 33 12 21 26.  edit
  • Vinbaren, Dronningens Tværgade 6, +45 33 32 09 82, [88]. W-Sa 5PM-late.. A wine bar with good a good selections of bottles and 5-6 both red and whites by the glass. Also has champagne, cocktails and a few beers. A good place to relax in soft soft leather chairs, watch the aquariums, and listen to the quiet music.  edit
  • Zoo Bar, Kronprinsensgade 7, +45 33 15 68 69, [89]. M-W 11AM-midnight,Th-Sa 11AM-2AM. Small but hip place, which also serves good food. Always crowded on weekends. Interesting decoration with colorful artsy graffiti on the wall. Always crowded in the weekends, where quality local DJ's takes to the decks.  edit
  • Ørsted Ølbar & Cafe, Nørre Farimagsgade 13, (), [90]. M-Tu 5PM-1AM, W-Th 3PM-2AM,F-Sa 1PM-3AM, Su 2PM-midnight.. Relaxed bar with a wide range of beers on draft and several good beers on bottle, soft chairs, a pool table, and a fussball table.  edit
  • Cafe Retro, Knabrostræde 26 (Just off Strøget), (), [91]. Non-profit bar (supports humanitarian work) with a very cosy atmosphere, reasonable prices. Free Wifi and a browser-terminal for guests. Also sells clothes. Live music Thu/Fri/Sat from 9pm,  edit

Clubs & Venues[edit]

  • Be Proud, Jernbanegade 9, [92]. F-Sa from 11PM-6AM. The city's biggest dance venue for the younger gay/lesbian crowd. Mainstream hits on Fridays and more experimental music Saturdays.  edit
  • Copenhagen Jazz house, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, +45 33 15 47 00, [93]. Nightclub: F-Sa: midnight-late. This place, was along with the now closed Montmartre, institutions in the hey days of Danish Jazz. There is concerts daily on evenings, and on weekends there is a nightclub for the 30+ crowd in the basement.  edit
  • Club Mambo, Vester Voldgade 85, +45 33 32 50 50, [94]. Th:8PM-3AM,F-Sa:9PM-5AM. Copenhagen's main Latin venue, with a large dance floor for salsa dancing, and a lounge bar with a wider variety of music. Free Salsa lessons every Thursday from 8-9PM. Unfortunately it is totally random wether the place is jam packed or really quite. Cover charge: 40-50 Kr.  edit
  • Culture Box, Kronprinsessegade 54A, +45 26 43 94 00, [95]. Th-Sa:11PM-5AM. Culture Box is the flagship of the electronic music scene in Copenhagen, and is immensely important for the local development of the genre. Mixes superstar DJ's with local talent. Usually a friendly, open crowd, and non commercial music blasting out the speakers. Cover charge: 30-80 Kr.  edit
  • Discotek In, Nørregade 1, +45 33 11 74 78, [96]. 11PM-8AM. This is the place to go if you enjoy dance and light house music. But be forewarned, has a reputation among locals, for its mostly very young crowd, heavy drug use and frequent shows of testosterone. That being said, it can be fun if you take it as an experience. 150 Kr for all you can drink beer, wine and champagne..  edit
  • Kulør Bar, Gothersgade 8F, +45 33 32 20 90, [97]. Th-Sa: 11PM-5AM. A hit or miss sorta place, with nice colorful interiors, chill corners, and occasional artistic performances in the midst of the partying crowd. The entrance fee includes free beers from 10PM to 1AM, Minimum age is 18 on Thursdays, and 21 on weekends. Entrance Kr 80.  edit
  • K3, Knabrostræde 3, +45 33 11 37 84, [98]. Th-Sa:10PM-6AM. This club used to be the flagship of the gay community, but drowned in straights joining in on the outrageous parties. The club took the consequence and reopened as the pan sexual club K3. That doesn't take note of your sexual orientation, but parties away in an inferno of drags, dancers, and decadence in 4 stories playing different styles of music. Thursdays the venue hosts club Slik; a bit more down to earth than on weekends - with resident DJ's playing upfront electronic music on level one & disco classics from the 90's on the second level. Cover charge: 40-50 Kr.  edit
  • The Rock, Skindergade 45-47, +45 33 91 39 13, [99]. Th-Sa:8PM-6AM. This is a large club, playing rock music, heavy metal etc. People here mainly wear black, has died their hair black, and uses black eyeliner - but the crowd is open and friendly to everyone. Also has a stage where live music of the same genre is played mostly every weekend. Cover charge:50 Kr.  edit
  • Studenterhuset, Købmagergade 52, +45 35 32 38 60, [100]. Mo noon-6PM, Su 3PM-6PM (also see daily schedule). Studenterhuset or the Student house in English is a lively cafe, bar and live venue run by the student association on the University of Copenhagen, right next to Rundetårn. There are certain regular weekly events here; Tuesdays (noon-01PM) it is gay day, Wednesdays (noon-01PM) it is international night where many exchange students come to party, a good option for a night out on Wednesdays which can be pretty quiet elsewhere, Thursdays & Fridays (noon-late) are nights for various live acts. The rest of the week has no set schedule.  edit

Coffee[edit]

If you are in dire need of some caffeine the following morning, here are some places that should (could?) sharpen you up.

  • Risteriet, Studiestræde 36, +45 33 91 00 45, [101]. M-F 8AM-6PM,Sa 10AM-3PM. This place at the end of Studiestræde roasts coffee freshly on the premises every day. And you are offered both to drink some in the cafe or bring it home from the store.  edit
  • The Living Room, Larsbjørnsstræde 17, +45 33 32 66 10. M-Th 10AM-11PM,F 10AM-1AM,Sa 11AM-midght,Su noon-7PM (only summer). The Living Room is a nice place in the Latin quarter, with a clean and lean 1st floor, and a more anarchistic but very cosy basement with a fireplace, candlelight, bare massive stone walls and an interesting decoration - Perfect for a cold day. The many coffee's are mostly organic, and they also sells beers and cakes. Sometimes there are random, intimate concerts going on the basement.  edit

Hot Chocolate[edit]

If you don't drink coffee don't worry you're in for a special treat. I maintain that I had the yummiest hot chocolate I've ever had in Copenhagen. It came out as mug of hot milk with a wooden stick with a large block of milk and dark chocolate on it which melted as you stirred it in. I could not find the exact place we discovered on Google but this link will give you an idea of what I mean: http://www.pbchokolade.dk.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

View from Danhostel City
  • Hotel Bethel, Nyhavn 22, +45 33 13 03 70 (), [102]. A very good budget option, with a prime location on Nyhavn, and great views over the canal. Used to be a Sømandshjem or Seaman's home, and it still shows in the atmosphere of the place - so don't expect anything fancy. From 645 Kr.  edit
  • Cab-Inn City, Mitchellsgade 14, +45 33 46 16 16 (), [103]. Part of a chain, this hotel has good small rooms at an affordable price, just behind Tivoli and Glyptoteket. 24 hour reception. From 545 Kr, Breakfast 50 Kr.  edit
  • Danhostel - Copenhagen City, H.C. Andersens Boulevard 50, +45 33 18 83 32 (), [104]. Rooms are clean, and minimal, not to say spartan although the hostel prides itself of having rooms designed by renowned design house Gubi, it looks more like an Ikea room - not that this is necessarily a bad thing, considering it is a hostel, and the view are great! Everything extra comes with a cost, but the lobby is super nice. Dorms: 145-180 Kr, Rooms 580-720 Kr.  edit
  • Copenhagen Downtown hostel, Vandkunsten 5, +45 70 23 21 10 (), [105]. Prime location, right next to Slotsholmen and the parliament near the canal, and has its own bar, lounge and restaurant. But it can get a bit noisy. 24 hour reception Dorms: 130 Kr, Rooms: 449-699 Kr.  edit
  • Hotel Jørgensen, Rømersgade 11, +45 33 13 81 86 (), [106]. Central location just north of Nørreport station, with both dorm beds and private rooms available, and both include a full Scandinavian breakfast buffet. Dorm: 150 Kr, rooms: 625-720 Kr.  edit
  • Hotel Windsor, Frederiksborggade 30, +45 33 11 08 30 (), [107]. Is a central and cheap hotel, only catering to gays and lesbians. Some rooms with private showers, the rest have shared facilities in the corridors. The staff is very knowledgeable about the local gay scene. From 475 Kr.  edit

Mid-range[edit]

  • Hotel Danmark, Vester Voldgade 89, +45 33 11 48 06, [108]. A medium-priced, very friendly and cosy hotel in the middle of Copenhagen. Very good location, close to Tivoli. Free wireless and a great breakfast. From 990 Kr.  edit
  • The Square, Rådhuspladsen 14, +45 33 38 12 00 (), [109]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: noon. Stylish minimalist design hotel, smack in the busiest part of the city center, with a view over Rådhuspladsen. Both wireless internet and a terminal available in the lobby. From 995 Kr.  edit
  • Hotel Fox, Jarmers Plads 3, +45 33 95 77 55 (), [110]. Easily the coolest hotel in town, this place has 61 rooms, each individually made into a piece of art by 21 young designers. A nice bar in the lobby, and speaking of the lobby, the staff is good and friendly, and they have iPods for rent. Check the website for pictures of the rooms. From 990 Kr.  edit
  • Hotel Twentyseven, Løngangstræde 27, +45 70 27 56 27 (), [111]. This cool designer hotel is located a few meters from Rådhuspladsen. The rooms are small but have a very stylish minimalist feel. Prices are in the mid-range, The Absolut Ice Bar is next door where the walls and seats are made of ice, and the Absolut cocktails are served in ice glasses, is operated by the same guys The walls, bar and seats are also all made of ice. From 1200 Kr.  edit
  • Ibsens Hotel, Vendersgade 23, +45 33 95 77 55 (), [112]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: 11AM. Nice and classical hotel, in a good area between Nansensgade and the lakes, and very close to shopping. Free wireless. Rooms from 990 Kr.  edit
  • Hotel Opera, Tordenskjoldsgade 15 (Next to the royal theater at Kgs Nytorv), ''+45'' 3347 8300 (, fax: ''+45'' 33478301), [113]. Smaller hotel located on a quiet street between Kgs Nytorv and Nyhavn. From 545 Kr.  edit
  • Phoenix Hotel, Bredgade 37 (1 block south of the Marmorkirken on Bredgade), ''+45'' 3395 9500‎, [114]. checkout: 1200. Small, if well appointed rooms. Handy central location. ~1000 Kr.  edit
  • Scandic Front, 21 Skt. Annæ Plads (a block from Nyhavn), +45 33 13 34 00 (, fax: +45 33 11 77 07), [115]. New stylish hotel. Spacious rooms with great views. Trendy bar. From 750 Kr.  edit

Splurge[edit]

Hotel D'angleterre decorated for christmas, with the winter ice skating ring on Kongens Nytorv in front
  • Hotel Kong Arthur, Nørre Søgade 11, +45 33 11 12 12, [116]. A very classic and stylish hotel with a nice and friendly atmosphere. Good location near the lakes and ecofriendly too as it is CO2-neutral. The hotel is right next door to the amazing Avalon spa, and in the summertime you can have the (really good) breakfast outside in the courtyard.  edit
  • 71 Nyhavn Hotel, Nyhavn 71, +45 33 43 62 00 (), [117]. checkin: 3AM; checkout: noon. This place is a top notch, historic, waterfront hotel - right at Nyhavn. With wireless internet, satellite TV and all other amenities you would expect from a four star hotel From 1200 Kr.  edit
  • Admiral Hotel, Toldbodgade 24-28, +45 33 74 14 14 (), [118]. Charming hotel on the waterfront, in an old harbor warehouse from 1781. 10 minute walk from the little mermaid. Rooms from 1175 Kr.  edit
  • D'Angleterre, Kongens Nytorv 34, +45 33 12 00 95 (), [119]. checkin: 2PM; checkout: noon. This is easily Copenhagen's most exclusive hotel. Set in a classical building overlooking Kongens Nytorv and the royal theater, it can trace its roots back to 1755. The service is impeccable, as you would expect from a five star Hotel. And the historic interiors are down right amazing. At christmas time you could try out the traditional danish "Julefrokost" url="http://www.grunkevent.dk/julefrokost-pa-dangleterre" in the newly renovated hotel. || Prices range from 2680 Kr.  edit
  • Skt Petri Hotel, Krystalgade 22, +45 33 45 91 00 (), [120]. The modern designer hotel is located in the heart of the Copenhagen Latin Quarter, close to prime pedestrianized shopping areas and the Round Tower, and looks nothing like any other hotel in Copenhagen. The bar in the lobby area is good, but posh, as the rest of the Hotel. From 1295 Kr.  edit
  • Sofitel Plaza Copenhagen, Bernstorffsgade 4, +45 33 14 92 62 (), [121]. 4 Star hotel, right at the exit of the central station, with Tivoli across the street. Classical interiors, and a lot of history. From 2000 Kr.  edit

Contact[edit]

The postal code for central Copenhagen ranges between 1000-1499 (København K), and is quite confusing compared to the rest of the country, since almost every street here has its own postcode.

  • Hovedbiblioteket (The main library), Krystalgade 15, +45 33 73 60 60. M-F 10AM-7PM,Sa 10AM-4PM. The central library is not far from Rundetårn, and has internet terminals, as well as wi-fi available for free.  edit


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