Københaven or Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and the largest urban center of the country. Anyone who has ever taken a city trip to Copenhagen will be thrilled by the flair of the city.
The capital of Denmark is so very different from the mostly rural regions. Many young people live here, there is an extensive cultural life and yet you can escape the hustle and bustle in a short time. It doesn’t take long to reach restful regions for relaxing at the Öresund.
Discover sights during a city trip to Copenhagen
Copenhagen travel information
Copenhagen Airport is located only about 12 minutes from the city’s main train station on the island of Amager. Most European destinations can be reached easily from there. There are also flights to some overseas destinations.
From the airport, you can easily get to the capital by train or metro.
Trains run between Copenhagen and Hamburg several times a day. There are also regular train connections to Sweden.
There are numerous long-distance bus connections to Copenhagen, which are regularly offered by various bus operators.
If you want to travel by car from Germany to the Danish capital, you have two options:
- by ferry from Putgarden to Rødby or by ferry from Rostock to Gedser and then by freeway
- from Flensburg across numerous bridges and smaller islands, some of which are subject to a charge
From Sweden you can drive over the Öresund Bridge to Copenhagen.
There is a daily ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen.
In addition, cruise ships regularly dock in the port and you can make trips from Copenhagen by cargo ship.
The Berlin-Copenhagen long-distance cycle route ends in the Danish capital and the Baltic Sea Coast Cycle Route passes through the city.
On the way in …
The S-Tog (suburban train), a very modern metro and buses run through Copenhagen. Tickets are available from vending machines, ticket offices and on the bus.
In the inner harbor, there are also water cabs that can be used with public transport tickets.
In Copenhagen, people ride bicycles. Everywhere in the city there are bicycle lanes on the streets and at intersections the two-wheelers even have the right of way on the blue corridors.
Copenhageners are quite fast on their bikes and if you are not in the flow of traffic, you will be asked to turn right with the bike bell.
Directional and lane changes must always be shown with hand signals. A flat hand held up next to the head with the palm facing forward means that the cyclist is slowing down and stopping without leaving the lane
The city center and the Christianshaven district can be easily explored on foot. In part, there are extensive pedestrian zones and beautiful promenades away from the traffic.