Copenhagen Airport is the primary international airport serving the capital city of Denmark. It is called Kobenhavns Lufthavn in Danish, and is the largest airport among the Nordic countries. Additionally, the airport is one of the oldest international civil aviation hubs in the region. Multiple airlines connect Copenhagen Airport with numerous cities across the globe, including British Airways, Delta, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar, Singapore Airlines, and plenty more.
Situated on the island of Amager, the airport is only 8 kilometres southeast of the city centre. There are several ways to get to downtown Copenhagen, such as by train, metro, bus, taxi, or car rental. Board the train from the station below Terminal 3 of Copenhagen Airport to reach the heart of the city. The airport is also connected to the city centre by metro, via Line M2. Otherwise, hop on a bus that takes passengers to downtown Copenhagen. Taxi services are a speedy alternative, albeit at a comparatively higher price. Otherwise, rent a car and drive down to the city centre yourself.
In Copenhagen, the best way to travel is the way locals do – on a bicycle. Experience the city firsthand and join the two-wheeled masses. Bikes are a fast and comparatively inexpensive way to navigate the city, as compared to renting a car or hiring a taxi. If you prefer taking public transport, head to the metro and board the S-train to your destinations. Bus networks are also well-developed, providing visitors with an efficient way to get around. Special bus services like the CitySightseeing buses offer transport to the city’s main landmarks, useful for tourists looking to cover all attractions. Alternatively, take a canal tour of the inner harbour and canals to see the city from the waters.
What to See & Do
Cophenhagen is the capital of the happiest country on Earth, according to the World Happiness Report 2013. Get infected by the positive vibe in this city, starting from sharing their widespread love of food. The small city boasts 15 Michelin starred restaurants, and is home to the famed restaurant, Noma, named ‘World’s Best Restaurant’ three times. Go online and make dining reservations early to avoid disappointment.
Walk along the Stroget, Copenhagen’s largest shopping area. Cars are banned from driving in this area, making Stroget the longest pedestrian street in Europe. Streets are flanked by seemingly endless boutiques and cafés awaiting your discovery. Soak in the happening atmosphere, complete with entertaining street performances. Get a good view of the city from the Round Tower, an astronomy observatory that doubles as a great vantage point. A short distance away from the Stroget is the Tivoli Gardens. The gardens is one of Europe’s most visited theme parks, since its opening in 1843. Take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, have a meal at the restaurants, and explore the theatres and dance halls.
For snippets of history, visit the National Museum of Denmark, also known as the Nationalmuseet. Widely regarded as one of Europe’s top museums, the Nationalmuseet is a must-visit when in Copenhagen. Another notable historic site is the Thorvaldsens Museum. The museum is a tribute to the works of Danish and Icelandic sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, whose work is featured around the globe, from Lucerne’s Lion Monument to Warsaw’s Nicolaus Copernicus Monument.
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