The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is home to numerous distinct districts, each offering a number of interesting activities and events for visitors to enjoy. The history of Indre By mixes with the perfect peace of Christianshavn; whereas Vesterbro draws the young and hip folk with its modern cafes and bars, while literary fans will adore Osterbro. The people of Copenhagen are as mixed as the district, making it a very laid-back and comfortable city to visit. Tourists have often commented upon how, despite the size of the city, they easily feel at home after only a few hours.
If driving in central Copenhagen, the best car for the job is a small one. It would make going through the tiny streets towards the port a little less complicated, especially when turning.
Driving in Copenhagen
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Motorway Speed Limit
Important things to note
Due to the high number of cyclists in Copenhagen, cyclists are always given right of way. It is also important to be aware of cyclists at all times as cycling is the most common form of transport in the city.
Cars should be fitted with a parking disc in the windscreen, giving drivers the freedom to park in any free parking lots. Drivers should note the time of their arrival and change the disc accordingly.
The centre of Copenhagen is filled with tiny streets dating back from the city’s original status as a tiny fishing village. This means drivers should plan routes well in advance of their journey before setting off to avoid these particular streets.
Highlights & Hotspots
Artists and art lovers alike will adore the Danish National Gallery, which is home to such masters as Picasso, Rembrandt and Matisse. Classical statues and sculptures are also dotted around here, while the Winter Gardens is a stunning place to relax.
Families will enjoy the Experimentarium based just to the north of Copenhagen. This hands on experience is as fun as it is educational, making it ideal for children and adults alike.
History lovers should visit Nationalmuseet which hosts many exhibits of Danish, Viking and Inuit history. Weapons and tools can be found from a multitude of periods and there are even some genuine tools from the Stone Age.
Two of the oldest functioning amusements parks in the world are in Copenhagen; Bakken and Tivoli. Bakken is based within a forest giving the entire area an ethereal aesthetic, while Tivoli is based in the city centre, surrounded by a lake.
The pleasant and modern airport of Kastrup Airport is rather large, with international flights from a huge range of countries embarking there. The city centre should take around 10 to 20 minutes by car.