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Copenhagen

Once a small Viking fishing village in the Gammel Strand Copenhagen became a region power and capital of Denmark in the 15th century. It was also the capital of the Kalmar Union during the Renaissance, ruling over all the Nordic countries. After the dissolution of the Union and then plague and fire of the 18th century it began a period of re-development. New construction and cultural development brought prosperity and peace until Nelson bombarded the city in the early 19th century.

In WW II it was occupied by German forces until it was liberated by British troops in 1945. Once again after the war, it has seen strong growth in its urban and cultural development. Denmark is considered one of the happiest countries in the world and a visit to Copenhagen should be a must.

Regions of Copenhagen…
Indre By
Christainshavn
Vesterbro
Frederiksberg
Nørrebro
Østerbro
Amager
Northern suburbs
Vestegnen
Points of Interests in Copenhagen…

NameTypeClassAreaDistrict
Copenhagen Central TransportationTrain StationIndre
City HallLandmarkHistoric Bldg.Indre
ChristiansborgLandmarkHistoric Bldg.Indre
The Black DiamondLandmarkLibraryIndre
Ny Carlsberg GlyptoteketMuseumArt & AntiquitiesIndre
TivoliAttractionAmusementIndre
NyhavnNeighborhoodHarborIndre
NationalmuseetMuseumArtIndre
RosenborgLandmarkRoyal ResidenceIndre
AmalienborgLandmarkMansionIndre
Charlottenborg PalaceLandmarkRoyal ResidenceIndre
ChristianiaNeighborhoodChristianshavn
The OperahouseLandmarkMusicChristianshavn
Carlsberg Visitors CentreAttractionBreweryVesterbro
Museum of CopenhagenMuseumHistoryVesterbro
GrundtvigskirkenLandmark-ReligiousChurchNørrebro
Kastellet LandmarkCitadel & MuseumØsterbro
The Little Mermaid StatueLandmarkStatueØsterbro
Øresund BridgeLandmarkBridgeAmager
Copenhagen AirportTransportationAirportAmager
FrilandsmuseeMuseumOpen AirNorthern Suburbs
Arken Museum of Modern ArtMuseumArtVestegnen
VestvoldenLandmarkFortificationVestegnen
Day Trips from Copenhagen…
  • Aarhus
  • Christiansfeld 🏛
  • Frederiksborg Castle
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Helsingør
    • Kronborg Castle
  • Jægersborg Hegn park 🏛
  • Lund, Sweden
  • Malmö, Sweden
  • Odense
  • Roskilde Cathedral 🏛
  • Stevns Klint

Transportation in Copenhagen…

✈️ Airports

Copenhagen has one main airport that is the primary entry into Denmark and Southern Sweden for travelers. An Alternative airport outside of Malmö, Sweden has low cost airline service.
CPH Copenhagen Airport Kastrup – Located east of the city center on Amager Island. Major hub of SAS airline with non-stop service to 9 US cities and throughout Europe. Transportation into the city is easy on trains that will take you directly to Central Station or the Metro line #2 to Nørreport in the city center. Bus service is also available but, the metro and trains are more efficient.
MMX Sturup Airport Malmö – Located 35 km east of Malmö, Sweden and 63 km from Copenhagen. Serviced by low cost carrier Wizzair. Transportation is 40 minutes by bus to Malmö, and then 30 minutes by train to Copenhagen.

🚊 Public Transportation

Suburban TrainS-Tog DSB,  Rejseplanen (route map)
#A line, Solrød Strand ↔︎ Hillerød
#B line, Høje Taastrup ↔︎ Farum
#Bx line, Høje Taastrup ↔︎ Østerport
#E line, Køge ↔︎ Holte
#Bx line, Hareskovbanen ↔︎ Buddinge.
#C line, Klampenborg ↔︎ Frederikssund
#F (Ring line), Hellerup ↔︎ Ny Ellebjerg
#H line, Frederikssund ↔︎ Farum
Copenhagen Central Station – all train lines pass through, except F line.

Metro / SubwayDOTRejseplanen (Copenhagen Metro)(zone map)(route map)
#M1 Green line, Vestamager ↔︎ Vanløse
#M2 Yellow line, Copenhagen airport ↔︎ Vanløse
#M3 Red line, circles the city centre and connects the areas of Østerbro, Nørrebro and Vesterbro to Frederiksberg and Indre By
#M4 Blue line, Copenhagen Central station ↔︎ Orientkaj
All metro lines stop at Kongens Nytorv Station for connections to other metro lines.

City Bus:  DOT (route map)
Ferry / Boat:
DOT Copenhagen Harbor Buses(map) #991/#991
Stomma Hop on Hop off water taxis

Bicyclebycyklen
Transit Cards / PassesCopenhagenCard , DOT City Pass