Spring, Summer, Autumn
June – August
September – November
LCY → CPH
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 23 £GBP (20 min)
Bus: 4 £GBP (30 min)
Train: 3 £GBP (20 min)
If you are seeking a destination that is timelessly classic and effortlessly cool, seek no more. The Danish capital is one of those cities you can genuinely say has it all – chocolate-box beauty, fairytale elegance, and up-and-coming neighbourhoods.
This superb city is continuously changing, as stunning 12th century houses are converted into classy restaurants and the city’s ancient narrow streets are given a new lease of life as trendy, desirable areas. Copenhagen constantly appears on ‘most liveable city’ lists, and you can discover why for yourself on Copenhagen holidays. Combine a variety of shopping opportunities with the beautiful sights of Europe’s longest pedestrian street – Stroget. Join Vesterbro’s hip crowd in the area’s lively bars, and bustling cafes and restaurants. Set aside time to see Copenhagen’s sights and learn more about the city’s heritage or enjoy the thrills and spills at the famous amusement park Tivoli.
June is the sunniest month of the year in Copenhagen averaging about eight hours of sunshine per day and is perfect for Copenhagen city break. July and August are warm with average daytime temperatures of about 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit). In contrast, the average sunshine hours are less than two per day in November and only one-and-a-half a day from December through February. In spring, it gets warmer with from four to six hours of sunshine per day from March to May. Rarely up to 50 centimetres (19.6 inches) of snow can fall in Copenhagen within a 24-hour period in winter, while summer temperatures have reached as high as 33 degrees Celsius (91 Fahrenheit).
Copenhagen is an ideal place for a laid-back getaway but the city’s hotels haven’t, until very recently, made much attempt to match the charm of the Danish capital.
There aren’t, surprisingly, many ‘character” hotels; instead most of the better accommodation options for city breaks to Copenhagen are stylish and contemporary, however you might find many of them show too much style and not enough substance.
Copenhagen has plenty of things to do from the ancient castles to more than a century old amusement park and innovative dining and a varied and lively music scene.
Start your shopping on Stroget on Copenhagen holidays, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe which features everything from budget stores through to designer boutiques. Take a walk along the sweeping arc of the Kobmagergade shopping street, which is a typical example of Copenhagen’s labyrinth-like medieval centre or get a feel for the locals’ way of life at the Norrebro Flea Market.
Visit the four identical buildings at Amalienborg, these rococo structures set in a circle have housed the Danish royal family since 1784 or head to Nationalmuseet to see some of Denmark’s greatest treasures. Finally go to Tivoli amusement park to experience the fun side of this city on your Copenhagen city break.
The Danish’s capital boasts incredible gastronomy. For a unique Danish food experience – the traditional lunch smorrebrod (an open sandwich) is worth trying. The number of toppings is almost limitless.
Near Tivoli Gardens, Vesterbro has become one of the city’s places to see and be seen on holidays to Copenhagen with its hip boho-cafes and retro clothes shops.