Indre By (literally the inner city) is the central area of Copenhagen and the historical heart of Copenhagen, bounded by the lakes circling the inner city and the harbour, it reflects the entire city’s extent during the reign of King Christian IV, when the town was fortified. All the neighboring districts were only founded when the king allowed construction outside the fortification in the 1850s. Referred to by locals simply as City, it is the home of most of Copenhagen's attractions, nightlife options, and hotels.
The old fortifications are still evident in the two strings of lakes circling the downtown area. The outer lakes are known to the locals simply as Søerne or The Lakes in English, and they do not only define the border to the inner city, they are also immensely popular with joggers. The inner lakes are laid out in a zigzag pattern, and are what remains of the old fortifications, if you look at a map or satellite photo this is still very visible. The remaining lakes, which used to completely circle the city, are now a string of parks; Østre Anlæg, with the National gallery, the Botanical gardens, Ørsteds Parken and finally Tivoli. The names Østerport (eastern gate), Nørreport (northern gate) and Vesterport (western gate), now associated with the stations carrying the same names, are actually the locations of the old gates leading through the fortifications, and into the city.
The heart of the district is the medieval city, shaped like a square with Rådhuspladsen, Kongens Nytorv and Nørreport as its corners. It is dotted with historic buildings, church spires and narrow streets. Many of them has been pedestrianized and is commonly known as Strøget, Copenhagen's main shopping area. But it gets much more interesting if you venture into the narrow streets and squares, since it hides some interesting shops, restaurants and old traditional bars hidden away for the curious traveler.
South of the medieval district is Slotsholmen, an artificial island, the name translates to the castle islet at the site where Copenhagen's founder, the archbishop Absalon's built first fortification in the city. The ruins thereof are visible under the present day parliament, housed in the massive Christiansborg palace. Slotsholmen is also home to a cluster of museums and the national archives. Børsen, the former stock exchange from 1640, is another striking Renaissance building located here, with its signature dragon spire.
Being the center of the capital, the majority of bus, train and Metro lines run through Indre By. From the airport you can opt for either the regional Öresundstog to the Central Station or Nørreport, the Metro with stops at Kongens Nytorv and Nørreport or, if you want to take it slow and enjoy the views, the buses 2A or 5A. All of the options cost the same in terms of ticket fares - you need a three-zone ticket, as the Indre By is Zone 1, the Airport is in Zone 4 and you have to cross Zone 3 on your way.
From the DFDS and Polferries terminals take bus 26 or 20E to Kongens Nytorv.
Copenhagen Central Station (Hovedbanegården) lies on the border between the inner city and Vesterbro, and acts as a central hub, with all S-train, regional and intercity lines stopping here, as well as a large number of bus lines at the terminal between the station and the Tivoli Gardens. Served by the following bus lines:
- 1A (stops at the bridge south on the tracks),
- 2A and 5A (for Christianshavn, Amager and the Kastrup Airport)
- 10, 15, 26, 30, 40, 66.
Nørreport station also has all S-train lines, as well as several regional lines stopping here, and acts as an interchange between these lines, and the Metro. It is also a major bus terminal for many lines going north and northwest from the city center. It lies at the northern end of the pedestrian district Strøget.
- Bus lines: 5A, 6A, 150S, 350S, 174E, 14, 42, 43, 184, 185
- Bus lines: 1A, 350S, 20E, 15, 26, 29 (stops behind the royal theater)
- Bus lines: 2A, 5A, 6A, 250S, 173E, 10, 12, 14, 26, 29, 33, 67, 68, 69.
For information about where these lines go, please refer to Movia's homepage or the many signboards around the terminals.
The Indre By is easily walkable and in fact a large part of it has been pedestrianized and is devoid of both motorized and bicycle traffic. Public transportation is not of much use unless you want to travel between the extremities, and both the metro and the railway lines circle the Indre By with only two stations each. Biking may be a good option - in case you do not want to bring your own bike or hire one permanently, you can take advantage of the city's Byckylen bike-sharing scheme - as of 2014, Bycyklen stands in the Indre By are around the Central Station and by the Amalienborg.
- The City Hall (Rådhuset), Rådhuspladsen 1, ☎ +45 33 66 25 82. The City Hall is open to the public, so you can stroll through the hallways, stairs, and study all the paintings, frescoes, and other decorations on your own (Open 7.45am-5pm Mon-Fri). Guides tours are Kr 30 for the main building (in Danish, English and German at 10am to 3pm depending on time of year and language of tour) and Kr 20 for the tower tour (at noon Mon-Sat and 10am, 2pm from June to September). There is a nice little garden that cannot be seen from outside the city hall. The city hall is also home of Jens Olsen's World Clock - this mechanical masterpiece of a complete astronomical clock is located in the foyer. 5 Kr.
- Christiansborg (the Parliament), Prins Jørgens Gård 1, ☎ +45 33 92 64 92. 10AM-4PM. This Neo-baroque palace, completed in 1928, after 11 years of construction - is unique in the world, housing both the executive power, the legislative power, and the judicial power of Denmark, in a single building. It is the 5th construction at the site, and the ruins of the original castle dating back to the 12th century - was excavated during the construction of the current palace, is open to the public, along with the halls of the parliament itself. Free, Ruins: 40 Kr.
- The Royal Library (Det Kongelige Bibliotek, Black Diamond (Den Sorte Diamant)), Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, ☎ +45 33 47 47 47, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. M-F:10AM-5PM,Sa:10AM-2PM. The library was founded in the 1650s and have an impressive collections of rare books and manuscripts, which includes a Gutenberg Bible, tormented philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's original manuscripts and "Out of Africa" author Karen Blixen's diaries, as well as a newer collection that includes most of the original drawings of the controversial Mohammad cartoons. Changing exhibitions of books and art, often from the libraries own collection, are displayed in a new striking building overlooking the harbor, called the black diamond. Free.
- Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2. Tu-Su:noon-5PM. This classical mansion on Kongens Nytorv, is home of several cultural institutions, like the Royal Danish school of Visual arts, and has a art exhibition space, with changing, often world class, expositions - check the schedule at their website. 60 Kr.
- Amalienborg, Amalienborg Slotsplads, ☎ +45 33 12 08 08. 11AM-4PM. Amalienborg is the Royal residence and consists of four identical classical mansions, each facing an octagonal courtyard. On the Queen's birthday (14th of January) and for other highlights in the lives of the royal family, the square is jam-packed with people waving the Danish flag and greeting the Queen. There is a museum in the Christian VIII Mansion displaying exhibitions of the period 1863-1972, and four generations of the royal family. There is changing of the guards each day at noon. (Marches from Rosenborg Castle barracks) 90 Kr (museum entrance).
- Marmorkirken (The Marble Church), Frederiksgade 4, ☎ +45 33 15 01 44. M-Th:10AM-5PM,F-Su:noon-5pm. Officially called Frederikskirken, this impressive church imposes a massive presence on the Copenhagen skyline, with its 31 m. diameter dome. Because of financial turmoil in the country, it took over 100 years to complete. The church takes it name from the original lower part of the structure which is made from Norwegian marble. Tours to the top of the church are currently unavailable (through 2012) due to renovations. Free.
- Rosenborg, Østre Voldgade 4A. 10AM-4PM. A former royal residence, Rosenborg is not only a beautiful Renaissance proper castle, with a moat and all, today it is also a fascinating museum of cultural history. Rosenborg houses some of Denmark’s greatest cultural treasures, not least the Crown Jewels and the Danish Crown Regalia, and includes exhibits about the Danish monarchy over 300 years. 50 Kr.
- The University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Øster Farimagsgade 2 B, ☎ +45 35 32 22 22. Palmhouse:10AM-3PM,Garden:8.30AM-6PM. The Botanical Gardens are one of several parks, dotted along the string of lakes, which used to form part of the old city fortifications. Run by the University of Copenhagen, the garden hosts Denmark's largest collection of living plants, including an impressive collection of orchids. The signature palm house is a huge greenhouse, with large tropical trees, and a sky walk in the canopy. Free.
- Nyhavn (New Harbour). Nyhavn is a canal leading from the main harbourfront all the way to the Kongens Nytorv square, lined with colourful historic buildings. It was built to originally be what the name says - Copenhagen's new harbour. Over time, it became too small and lost its commercial and transportation importance, and in the 1970s it became officially designated as the historic port area, where historic boats and their replicas are moored. It is immensely popular with tourists and locals due to its picturesque nature and is full of restaurants, cafes and bars offering waterside gardens.
Museums and galleries
- Nationalmuseet (The National Museum), Frederiksholms Kanal 12, ☎ +45 33 13 44 11. Tu-Su:10AM-5PM. This museum portrays the national history and cultural heritage of Denmark and is widely regarded as one of the best in Europe. The permanent collection is well laid out, an informative collection of national artifacts, perhaps the most impressive being those exploring Danish prehistory from the Bronze Age through to the Vikings. The museum also holds a collection of Classical and Near Eastern artefacts. The children's museum in the basement is a blast for the kids. Free.
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket, Dantes Plads 7, ☎ +45 33 41 81 41, e-mail: email@example.com. Daily:10AM–4PM, closed Monday. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek houses over 10,000 works, divided into two principal collections. One is of works from the Mediterranean cradle of Western culture, including classical Egyptian, Roman and Greek antiquities and Romanticist sculptures; the other of Danish and French art from the 19th and 20th centuries, including paintings by Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Cézanne and van Gogh, as well as several bronze sculptures by Degas. Completed in 1897, the building is an attraction in its own right, especially the sub-tropical winter garden. 75 Kr, under 18 free. Sundays free..
- Dansk Design Center (Danish Design Center), HC Andersens Boulevard 27, ☎ +45 3369 3369. M-F:10AM-5PM (W:-9PM),Sa-Su:11AM-4PM. Showcases Danish design in a mix of permanent and changing exhibitions on five floors, designed by world famous local architect Henning Larsen. A must-see if you are interested in Danish/Scandinavian design. 50 Kr.
- Davids Samling (David's collection), Kronprinsessegade 30, ☎ +45 33 73 49 49. Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 13-17, Wednesday and Thursday 10-17, Monday closed. Also closed December 23, 24, 25, and 31. Art from the Islamic world, European 18th century art, and Danish early modern art. Free guided tours are only in Danish and are given in the spring and autumn. Free.
- Geologisk Museum (Geological Museum), Øster Voldgade 5-7, ☎ +45 35 32 23 45. Tu-Su:1PM-4PM. Various exhibitions related to geology. Has some impressive samples of minerals, rocks and fossils from all over the world on display. Including stones from the moon were brought back to the earth by Apollo 17, dinosaur fossils, and the kids favorite; glow in the dark minerals. 25 Kr.
- Kunstindustrimuseet (The Danish Museum of Art & Design), Bredgade 68, ☎ +45 33 18 56 56. Tu-Su:11AM-5PM. Housed in one of Copenhagen’s finest rococo buildings, a former hospital. This museum is home of one of the most important collections of Danish and Scandinavian industrial design, decorative and applied arts., The cafe is a good place for lunch (does not require admission). 50 Kr (free on Wednesdays).
- Music Museum, Åbenrå 30, ☎ +45 33 11 27 26. Trace the history of music, with a visit to Denmark’s most comprehensive collection of instruments from all over the world at the Danish Music Museum. Free.
- Museum of the History of Medicine, Bredgade 62, ☎ +45 35 32 38 0. We-Fr & Su:11AM-1PM (conducted tours only).. The museum communicates knowledge about the history of medicine, the study of the preparation of medicines and dentistry, by means of public exhibitions, publications, lectures and other museum-related activities.
- Statens Museum for Kunst (Danish National Gallery), Sølvgade 48-50, ☎ +45 33 74 84 94. Tu-Su:10AM-5PM, W:10AM-8PM. Seven hundred years of Western art and cultural history lie under the roof of this striking Italian Renaissance building, which is itself situated in a nice park. Blockbusters include: Titian, Rembrandt, Picasso, Leger, Matisse and Emil Nolde. An array of other icons, paintings and sculptures are also on display. Free permanent collection. 110 Kr (adults) for special exhibitions..
- The Workers' Museum, Rømersgade 22, ☎ +45 33 93 25 75. 10AM-4PM. Covers Danish daily lives in the last 150 years, with exhibitions that both include artifacts relating to the main theme, and art portraying the life of the industrial worker. 50 Kr.
- Thorvaldsens Museum, Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2 (We:Free), ☎ +45 33 32 15 32. Tu-Su:10AM-5PM. Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) was a Danish/Icelandic sculptor, who lived most of his live in Rome. He is one of the major internationally renowned Danish artists. The museum houses many of Thorvaldsens original models, and several marble casts makes the collection almost complete. It is big and impressive, and the building itself is a striking piece of architecture. 20 Kr (W:free).
- Tøjhusmuseet (The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum), Tøjhusgade 3, ☎ +45 33 11 60 37. Tu-Su:noon-4PM. The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum covers the history of the Danish Defence, its collection dating back to 1604. It covers the development of weapons from the introduction of firearms to the present day, and is well known for its many activities for kids - especially its medieval knight days, during the schools autumn break in week 42. 30 Kr.
- Dansk Jødisk Museum (The Jewish Museum), Proviantpassagen 6, ☎ +45 33 11 22 18. Tu-F:1PM-4PM,Sa-Su:noon-5PM. The museum presents Jewish life in Denmark through 400 years, from the first immigrants in the seventeenth century until today. The exhibition space is designed by famous architect Daniel Liebeskind, and is quite striking - with its old traditional exterior contrasted by a very modern interior. 40 Kr.
Tivoli (main entrance shown on map), Vesterbrogade 3. Open 11-23 daily (longer on weekends). Tivoli is a garden buitd around a lake stemming from the old fortification of the city. It was opened in 1843 by its founder Georg Carstensen, just outside the city walls. Since then Copenhagen has grown up around it, and today the world famous gardens and amusement park, is literally a magic and green oasis smack in the center of the city, between the central station and the city hall square. The magic is particularly obvious after dark, when the lights and lanterns in every color of the rainbow, lights up everywhere. Entry adults 85 Kr, children up to 11 years old 40 Kr (2008, discounts available for groups).
Main season is mid April to late September. From mid November to late December there is Christmas in Tivoli. Tivoli is especially beautiful at night when coloured lamps light up everywhere. Pop/rock concerts every Friday night, sometimes with internationally known names. Some evenings end with fireworks, consult the program. Also brass bands, pantomime theater etc. on the program.
- Glassalen. A beautiful theater designed by Poul Henningsen in 1946, which hosts plays and varietes
- Tivolis Koncertsal. Tivoli's big concert hall, hosts everything from plays, to classic, jazz and opera concerts.
- The Pantomime Theater. A beautiful Chinese style open air stage, where the curtain is designed as feathers of a peacock. Famous pantomime plays of HC Andersen stories, Pjerrot and Harlequin.
- Store Scene The big stage, Rock/pop concerts every Friday night
- Balongyngen You will find very few locals, who haven't been kissing a date in this slow going ferries wheel, with a romantic view of the city after dark.
- Den Flyvende Kuffert Hop on into a suitcase, and run through puppet exhibitions of HC Andersen's tales in a leisurely pace.
- Det gyldne Tårn is a 63 meter tower, where you can have a splendid view over Copenhagen before you are dropped to the ground in free fall, with a speed of 65 km/h and 1.5 G's
- Dragen a flic flac ride, that twirls you around, in irregular moves, at a rather fast pace.
- Dæmonen is a 600m roller coaster, running at 77 km/h, and through 3 loops.
- Himmelskibet is not just a carousel, it is the world's tallest, where you are carried up to the top, 80 meters above Tivoli, and taken for a spin.
- Odin Expressen is a fast roller coaster ride, with a big helix loop, and a peak speed of 60 km/h
- Monsunen A rather big, flying carpet type ride - watch for the first and law row, sometimes you get wet when it is windy.
- Rutchebanen is the worlds oldest running wooden roller coaster, running through an artificial mountain terrain since 1914.
- Snurretoppen break dance, round and round, get's you a bit dizzy at times.
- ... and 15 other rides, mainly for the kids.
- Imperial, Ved Vesterport 4 (Beside the Hotel Imperial), ☎ +45 70131211. The biggest cinema in Copenhagen with more than 1000 seats in the single hall. Movies are with original language with Danish subtitles. Good quality regarding projector and sound systems. 75-100.
- Cinematheque, Gothersgade 55, ☎ +45 33 74 34 12. M-F:9AM-last screening. Part of the Danish film institute, this is a paradise for any cinephile. There are 3 movie theaters playing classics, cults, documentaries, art movies and exam projects from the film school. The basement houses a Videotheque, with over 3500 titles, that you are free to watch. There is also a book and video store with special movie titles, and books relating to cinematography. Lastly the building also has a restaurant and café. Many of the screening are free, others cost 65 Kr.
- Det Kongelige Teater (The Royal Theatre), Kongens Nytorv 1, ☎ +45 33 69 69 69. A majestic old building on Kongens Nytorv, houses ballet, for which the theater is world renowned - and drama performances. There is a 65% discount for those under 30 on selected performances, to encourage young people to see the classic arts. Price varies.
- Skuespilhuset (The Royal Danish Playhouse), Sankt Annæ Plads 36, ☎ +45 33 69 69 69. 10AM--11.30PM. Denmark’s new 1000 seat national stage for the dramatic arts, with 3 stages. Opened in 2008, its beautiful piece of modern architecture overlooking the harbour. Even if you are not going for a play, the cafe in the foyer, Ofelia, is a nice place to sit and enjoy the view over the water and Christianshavn. Price varies.
Parks and recreation
- Kongen Have (Kings Garden), Øster Voldgade 4 B, ☎ +45 33 13 47 65. 7AM-10PM. This park adjacent to Rosenborg, is the most frequented park in the city. It is a place for a stroll, a picnic, drinking beers in the sun, or whatever you feel like doing. The topless sunbathers often inject a shock into foreign visitors. Also the marionette theatre in the eastern corner is doing plays every day at 2PM and 3PM. Great for kids. Free.
- On a sunny day, Nyhavn is a top spot for oozing in the sun - on the bulwark with a beer from the supermarket, or at the outdoor serving areas of the many (rather expensive) restaurants and cafe's dotted along the "sunny side" of the canal. For any self-respecting Copenhagener, this is a top priority on the first day of spring - while at the height of the tourist season, it is mainly left for the visitors to populate. Often there will be street performances, mostly improvised music concerts, somewhere along the canal - take a seat, and relax.
- Rundetårn (The Round tower), Købmagergade 52A. 10AM-10PM (winther: 5PM). Climb the spiral, cobbled road up to the observation platform of this tower, for a wonderful view of the city. 25 Kr.
The best place for shopping in Copenhagen, is without a doubt Strøget. A set of connected pedestrian streets in the heart of the medieval city. It is claimed to be the biggest outdoor pedestrian shopping area in the world, regardless of whether this is true or not, it is a shoppers paradise, and the historic buildings as far as the eye can see, makes it a welcome alternative to any shopping center. The really interesting shopping however, is found in the small shops, in the many narrow side streets to Strøget, colloquially known as pisserenden or the Latin quarter. If you are out for traditional souvenirs, there are several shops on the section if Strøget running between the city hall, and Amager torv.
- Magasin du Nord, Kongens Nytorv 13, ☎ +45 33 11 44 33. M-Th:10AM-7PM,F:10AM-8PM,Sa:10AM-5PM. Housed in a former grand hotel on Kongens Nytorv, marking the entrance to Strøget, and with over a 100 years of history on its back, Magasin du Nord is the grand old dame of shopping in Copenhagen. Although not as exclusive as it used to be, it is still the premier department store in the city.
- Illum, Østergade 52, ☎ +45 33 14 40 02. M-Th:10AM-7PM,F:10AM-8PM,Sa:10AM-5PM. Illum is a 8-storey department store, smack in the middle of Strøget, founded in 1891 and it has competed with Magasin ever since. Unlike Magasin, it is mostly made up of small independent stores.
- Royal shopping is a group of 3 stores, connected to each other to make it feel somewhat like a department store for exclusive Design products. Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen are the top brands of Danish design, with a rich history, while the third store, Illums bolighus, handpicks other design products. The super store takes it name from the fact that all thee are purveyors to the royal Danish court.
- Royal Copenhagen, Amagertorv 6, ☎ +45 33 13 71 81. M-Th:10AM-6PM,F:10AM-7PM,Sa:10AM–5PM. The flagship store of the world famous Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory, tracing its history back to 1775. It is really exclusive (and expensive) stuff. On the 2nd floor there is a museum, portraying the history of the company, with exhibitions of its porcelain products.
An option for bringing home some unique and useful souvenirs is buying furniture, lamps or industrial design from one of Copenhagen's own superstar architects and designers like Arne Jacobsen, Poul Henningsen or Børge Mortensen, who helped to turn Danish Design into a world wide brand in the first half of the 21st century - but don't expect it to be cheap, there are other options however, Kitchen accessories by Bodum and glassware by Holmegaard are some options that can be found in many stores throughout Copenhagen.
Other options are Illums bolighus and the Danish Design Center store, both listed above.
- Area, Store Kongensgade 73, ☎ +45 33 32 38 77, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Carries furniture's, lamps and accessories by both Danish and international designers
- Bang & Olufsen, Kongens Nytorv 26, ☎ +45 33 11 14 15. M-Th 10AM-6PM,F 10AM-7AM,Sa 10AM-4PM. A flagship store for Danish electronics producer Bang & Olufsen, who makes exclusive design products of high quality - like TV's, Stereo's, Speakers and home integration products. They are well known, for the high quality of sound in their products.
- Dansk Møbel Kunst (Danish Furniture art), Bredgade 32, ☎ +45 33 32 38 37, e-mail: email@example.com. Dansk Møbelkunst is a gallery of first class vintage design. Specialized in Scandinavian furniture design from 1920 to 1975, with particular focus on Danish design classics.
The Danish fashion industry has long been lagging behind the interior and furniture design industries, where Danish design is a recognized brand in itself. But this has all started to change in recent years, and Copenhagen is fast establishing itself as a fashion center. Many of the important names in the industry, runs their own independent stores in central Copenhagen.
- Birger Christiensen, Østergade 38, ☎ +45 33 11 55 55. M-Th 10AM-6PM,F 10AM-7PM,Sa 10AM-5PM. This store has been running since 1869, and is most famous for its exclusive skins and furs, from Scandinavia and Greenland. But they also sell some of the worlds top fashion brands like Hermes and Channel.
- Bruuns Bazaar, Kronprinsensgade 8, ☎ +45 33 32 19 99. Along with Munthe+Simonsen, this design house is front runners in an ongoing Danish fashion revolution. There are two stores here; Number 8 is for the ladies, while number 9 is for the gents.
- DAY - Birger et Mikkelsen, Pilestræde 16, ☎ +45 33 45 88 80. This design house of 5 national and international designers makes glamorous, yet classical clothing of high quality. This concept store only carries women's fashion, lingerie and home accessories. Their clothing line for men can be found in both the Illums and Magasin department stores.
- House of Amber, Kongens Nytorv 2, ☎ +45 33 11 67 00. daily 10AM-8PM. Known historically as 'Nordic Gold', amber is a quintessential Scandinavian jewelry. And there is no better place to get in than in this store, housed in a 17th century house, right at the beginning of Nyhavn. The shops also runs a museum with an extensive collection of rare finds. Museum: 25 Kr.
- Malene Birger, Antonigade 10, ☎ +45 35 43 22 33. MTV calls her the "Queen of Fashion in Copenhagen", and her store is one of the best woman's fashion stores in Scandinavia.
- Munthe+Simonsen, Grønnegade 10, ☎ +45 33 32 03 12, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. M-Th:10AM-6PM,F:10AM-7PM,Sa:10AM-4PM. Another of the new major Danish fashion houses, recently opened this flagship store with dark brown buffalo skin covers on the walls, hand painted - individually made Venetian lamps and water flowing from a huge gold mosaic. Only for the girls, or for a popular present to bring home.
- Nørgaard, Amagertorv 13-15, ☎ +45 33 12 24 28. M-Th:10AM-6PM,F:10AM-7PM,Sa:10AM-5PM. Has long been one of the main fixtures of Strøget, these two stores, right next to each other - Nørgaard på strøget for women, and Mads Nørgaard for men. The stores won the AOK Copenhagen award in 2007, for both best woman's and best men's shopping. And the best part is that there is something here to fit anyone's pocket.
- Samsoe & Samsoe, Studiestræde 13, ☎ +45 33 32 11 38. M-Th 10AM-6PM,F 10AM-7PM,Sa 10AM-4PM. This store mainly sells clothing by the designer of the same name, making classic clothes with an edge, but also carries small collections of other designers with the same theme. Both for girls and guys.
Shop for some of Copenhagen's music stars in these stores. Good buys of local bands from Copenhagen with international quality include; Kashmir and Mew for rock music, and Trentemøller is an international electronica superstar,
- Fona, Østergade 47, ☎ +45 33 15 90 55. M-F 10AM-6PM,Sa 10AM-5PM. Is a 3 floors electronics store, with probably the largest record section in the country, on the 3rd floor.
- Blackout, Studiestræde 27, ☎ +45 33 14 14 95. M-F 10AM-6.30PM,Sa 10AM-3PM. The country's only specialty store for Rap, Hip Hop and R&B music. And a friendly and knowledgeable owner.
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Denmark, especially Copenhagen, is home to hundreds of traditional bakeries serving 'wienerbrød' (literally, bread from Vienna), the traditional and famous Danish pastries. While many are closing due to competition from 7-Eleven kiosks, a traditional bakery is still good to find and hard to beat. Look for signs with a pretzel on them or shaped like a pretzel, usually with a crown on top. The major department stores listed above also have bakeries, although they can be pricey.
- Lagkagehuset, ☎ +45 72 14 47 00. While the original "layer cake house" is in Christianshavn, the famous bakery, one of the best in Copenhagen, has expanded all over the city (and Denmark for that matter), with no less than five outlets in Indre By. 15-40 Kr.
- Strøget, Frederiksberggade 21, ☎ +45 72 48 47 77. Mo-Su 7:30AM-8:00PM.
- Kultorvet, Frederiksborggade 6, ☎ +45 33 11 29 00, e-mail: email@example.com. M-Th 6:30AM-7PM, F 6:30AM-8PM, Sa 8AM-7PM, Su 8AM-5PM.
- Vesterbrogade, Vesterbrogade 4A (Across the street from the entrance to the Tivoli gardens), ☎ +45 33 11 36 07, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. M-F 7:30AM-6PM, Sa-Su 8AM-6PM.
- Ny Østergade, Ny Østergade 12 (Close to Nyhavn and Kongens Nytorv, behind Hotel d'Angelterre), ☎ +45 72 14 47 37, e-mail: email@example.com. M-F 7:30AM-6:30PM, Sa 7:30AM-6PM, Su 8AM-5PM.
- Central Station, Bernstoffsgade 16-20 (Eastern side towards the Tivoli and bus stops), ☎ +45 33 73 16 43, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. M-Su 5AM-8PM.
- Conditori La Glace, Skoubogade 3, ☎ +45 33 14 46 46. M-F 8.30AM-5.30PM,Sa 9AM-5PM. Has been serving cakes, ice cream and hot chocolate since 1870, Their specialty is the Sports Cake. Pieces from 42 Kr..
- Skt. Peders Bageri, Sankt Peders Stræde 29, ☎ +45 33 11 11 29. M-F 7AM-5:30PM, Sa 7AM-4PM. Located in the wallet-friendly Latinekvarteret (The Latin Quarter), Skt. Peder's has a special every day and 10 Kr. take-away coffee. Don't worry about knowing the names for anything (none are posted anyway), the clerks are friendly and used to English-speaking customers. 10-20 Kr..
- 7-Eleven, many street corners, especially near train stations. Yes, it's 7-Eleven, mass-produced and all, but the price usually can't be beat, and there is frequently a pastry and coffee special for around 20 Kr. 10-15 Kr.
Frederiksberggade, the part of Strøget nearest to Rådhuspladsen, is packed with cheap burger joints, Shawarma places, and China boxes - which all shell out quick food, until very late at night on the weekends. Burger King on the corner of Strøget and Rådhuspladsen operates 24 hours.
- Ankara, Krystalgade 8-10 (across the street from the main library), ☎ +45 33 15 19 15. 11AM-11PM. Inexpensive Turkish food. The 79 Kr all-you-can-eat buffet is a good deal (and it is only 49 Kr for lunch between 11AM-4PM).
- Lotte's, Kronprinsessegade 10, ☎ +45 35 10 98 98. M-F 8AM-6PM, Sa 10AM-4PM. Excellent sandwich shop across the street from the King's Garden. Sandwiches for 45-55 Kr.
- Riz Raz, Store Kanikkestræde 19, ☎ +45 33 32 33 45. 11:30AM-midnight. All you can eat mediterranean inspired, vegetarian buffet for 99 Kr (and 79 Kr for lunch)
- Shawarma Grill House, Frederiksberggade 36, ☎ +45 33126323, e-mail: email@example.com. This is the first and probably the best shawarma restaurant in Denmark. This restaurant serves pita breads with shawarma and falafel, but also other Middle-Eastern specialities. A shawarma meal contains a pita bread with shawarma, french fries and a soft drink DKK 70.
- Cafe Scandi, Gammeltorv/Norregade, next to the Max hamburger chain. This place offers brunch, starting at 10am. There is a great all-you-can-eat buffet with ham, eggs, salads, joghurts, muesli etc. for 69 Kronor. It can be both your breakfast and lunch, making it considerably cheap. brunch 69 Kr.
There are many opportunities. The area around Gråbrødre square is popular.
- Amadeus, Store Kongensgade 62, 1264 København K, ☎ +45 33 32 35 11. Su-W 7.30AM-11PM,Th-Sa 7.30AM-midnight. Cozy basement restaurant with lots of candles, very decent food, and wonderful desserts. And a nice outdoor serving area for good weather 150-300 Kr.
- Bøf og Ost, Gråbrødretorv 13, ☎ +45 33 11 99 11. Daily 11.30AM-01AM. A popular restaurant on Gråbrødre Torv, dishing out French and Danish cuisine. Has a large outdoor serving area on the square. Main from 149 Kr.
- Café Petersborg, Bredgade 76, ☎ +45 33 12 50 16. M-F 11.45AM-3PM & 5PM-8.30PM,Sa 11.30AM-4PM. Dates back to the 17. century, and have traditional Danish open faced sandwiches (smørrebrød). The Petersborg Lunch Plate is a good deal at 125 Kr.
- Customs House, Havnegade 44, ☎ +45 33 31 01 30. Daily 10AM-11PM. As the name suggests this place is located in an old customs house right at the harbour canal, with great views over Christianshavn and the water. It is actually 3 restaurants in one building; Bancino cooks up fine Italian food, Bar & Grill is pretty much exactly that - with a Scandinavian twist, and lastly Ebisu offers good Japanese cuisine. Mains from 115 Kr.
- Hovedtelegrafen, Købmagergade 37, ☎ +45 33 41 09 86. Lunch from 99 Kr. This Cafe at the top of the Postal Museum, has good lunch with a fantastic view over Copenhagen (You do not need to pay entrance to the museum to eat there). Because of the view, it often fills up - call ahead for reservations.
- La Galette, Larsbjørnsstræde 9 (in the back court), ☎ +45 33323790. 12.00-16.00 17.30-22.00, sunday 16.00-22.00. La Galette is a French style crèperie situated in the inner city of Copenhagen in a court yard surrounded by plants, and an old fence, friendly staff and an atmosphere that takes you somewhere else! Get a Galette or two in "amoureux" and don't miss the cider plus the dessert crêpe with crème de marrons and a dot of vanilla ice cream. Perfect for a quick lunch or a light dinner. 30-110 depending on what galette you take.
- Palæo Torvehallerne, Københavns Torvehaller, Hal nr 1, Rømersgade 18, 1362 København K, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mo-Fr 8AM-8PM, Sat 10AM-7PM, Sun 11AM-6PM. Located right inside the front door of one of Copenhagen's great food markets, Palæo offers what the name suggests: a Paleo food offering for those who are following the Paleo diet.... No gluten, just loads of meat and veg, salads and filled omelette wraps, plus a great juice bar! Very popular with locals who like to eat healthy!
- Thorvaldsens Hus, Gammel Strand 34, ☎ +45 33 32 04 00. noon-3.30PM, 5.30PM-10PM. Located on the square at the canal opposite Slotsholmen, with a view over the parliament and Thorvaldsens Museum. Here you have the unique options of being served indoors, outdoors in the garden courtyard out back or outdoors on the square. International menu. Mains from 195 Kr.
- Umami, Store Kongensgade 59, ☎ +45 33 38 75 00. Su-Th 6PM-10PM,F-Sa 6PM-11PM. Bar hours varies. Definitely one of Copenhagen's best mid range restaurants, serving Japanese food in French style, and always of a solid quality. The interior is top notch, and the bar is really cool too if you want to continue the evening out, with some interesting Japanese inspired cocktails on the menu. Mains from 100 Kr, Sushi from 60 Kr/piece.
- Alberto K at The Royal, Hammerichsgade 1, 1611 Copenhagen Denmark, ☎ +45 3342 6161. Tuesday-Saturday open from 6 PM to 12 PM (the kitchen closes at 10 PM). A new, young team has taken the helm at Alberto K, bringing a new level of simplicity and lightness to the menu. Lead by Head Chef Søren Selin and Restaurant Manager / Sommelier Werner Nymo, Alberto K offers a tailored menu that follows the seasons and fuses Italian influences with Danish ingredients. Alberto K recently won praise from the New York Times' writer Seth Sherwood. Advance reservation recommended.
- Gammel Mønt, Gammel Mønt 41, ☎ +45 33 15 10 60. M-F 11.30AM-5PM. Very traditional, classy, Danish lunch restaurant - in a beautiful red, old timber framed building in the heart of the medieval district. Pieces from 85 Kr.
- Kong Hans Kælder, Vingaardsstræde 6 (at the back side of Magasin du Nord), ☎ +45 33 11 68 68. M-Sa 6PM-midnight. Michelin starred French restaurant, open since 1976 and located in the oldest building in Copenhagen. The setting is amazing, with Gothic arches and a medieval atmosphere. Mains from 450 Kr.
- Krogs Fiskerestaurant, Gammel Strand 38, ☎ +45 33 15 89 15. M-F:6PM-10.30PM.. Historical seafood restaurant open since 1920. The restaurant environs are a taste of classical Copenhagen and can make you feel like you stepped back in time. Food is high quality, with fresh fish from Danish waters. Menus 750-1000 Kr.
These listings are some excellent options for starting your night in Copenhagen, offering good food and excellent beers produced in the places' own micro breweries.
- Apollo Brewery, Vesterbrogade 3, ☎ +45 33 12 33 13. M-Sa 11.30AM-14.30PM&5PM-10.30PM,Su 5PM-10PM. This former theatre right next to the Tivoli main entrance, offers some excellent beers from the inhouse brewery, if you combine it with the spareribs, you have a winning combination for a night out with the boys. Mains from: 171 Kr.
- BrewPub, Vestergade 29, ☎ +45 33 32 00 60. M-Sa noon-10PM. This place has a really nice outdoor beergarden in a courtyard in one of the historic buildings downtown. The menu is specially designed to go well with the beers, that the brewery produces in their own basement. Also has indoor seating. 2 courses 280 Kr, 2 beer menu 75 Kr.
- Færgekroen Brewery, Tivoli, ☎ +45 33 75 06 80. Daily noon-10PM (only in the Tivoli season). This idyllic place set by a lake inside Tivoli has an Austrian brewmaster behind its beers, and serves Danish food both inside the old building, or at a large patio by the lake. Mains from 159 Kr.
- Charlies, Pilestræde 33, ☎ +45 33 32 22 89. M-W 2PM-2AM,Th-Sa noon-2AM,Su 2PM-9PM. Great choice of beers, especially British beers and real cask ales. Very popular so you might have to stand on weekends, but lively also on weekdays.
- Cosy Bar, Studiestræde 24, ☎ +45 33 12 74 27. Open every day of the week. A small late night bar/club with a very mixed clientele, extremely busy in the weekends, but the fun usually never starts until 4-5AM when other places are closed. Fun, but can feel a bit like a meat market at times.
- Den Tatoverede Enke, Gothersgade 8C, ☎ +45 33 91 88 77, e-mail: email@example.com. M-W 4PM-midnight,Tu-Th 2PM-1AM,F-Sa 2PM-2AM.. The name means the Tatooed widow in Danish, 16 beers on tap and more than 100 on bottles. This is the place for Belgian beers. Also have a good restaurant on the top floor.
- The Dubliner, Amagertorv 5, ☎ +45 33 32 22 26. M-Th 10AM-late,F-Sa 10AM-5AM,Su 11AM-late. Huge and rather touristy, it is still probably the most authentic Irish pub in Copenhagen, usually always something going on, even on weekdays - also serves pub food, and has many big screens for watching sports.
- Funch's Vinstue, Nørre Farimagsgade 55, ☎ +45 33 11 54 45. M-Th 10AM-2AM,F-Sa 10AM-5AM,Su 10AM-2AM. Real old-fashioned bar with a good mix of regulars and "poor" student's from the universities. The bar prices are some of the cheapest you get in downtown, and while the place looks pretty run down, the mixed clientele gives it a good atmosphere.
- Halvvejen, Krystalgade 11, ☎ +45 33 11 91 12. Is another old fashioned bar. Its main claim to fame is its adoption of the 10-trip card you use at public transit, known as a klippekort in Danish, to sell alcohol. 13 servings of beer, shots or spirits for 199 Kr.
- Heidi's Bier Bar, Vestergade 18. M-W 4PM-3AM,Th-Sa 4PM-5AM,Su 4PM-2AM. 2 floors of Tyrolean after ski attitude a short walk away from Rådhuspladsen.
- La Fontaine, Kompagnistræde 11, ☎ +45 33 11 60 98. F-Sa 11AM-3PM,Su 9AM-1PM.. Oldest jazz bar with live jazz music. Double up on beer and liquor Monday to Saturday between 8PM and 10PM
- The Moose, Sværtegade 5, ☎ +45 33914291. Weekdays until 3.00, weekends until late -. A long time favourite for students from the universities, this small cramped bar is famed for its moose head, over tagged walls and most importantly the "double up" Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - where you get two draft beers for 32 Kr.
- Ruby, Nybrogade 10, ☎ +45 33 93 12 03. M-W 4PM-1AM Th-Sa 4PM-2AM. This is probably the best cocktail bar in town in the moment, although, visitors should keep in mind that this is Scandinavia, and a night out here could easily break a budget - that being said - this is the place to do it, with attentive and qualified bartenders, and a well designed interior.
- Tango y Vinos Argentinean wine bar, Herluf Trolles Gade 9, ☎ +45 2293 9800. Tu-Sa:4PM-Late. Argentinian run place, that is part wine bar, part concert venue. This place imports its own Argentinians wines, arranges Tango lessons on Tuesdays (8PM-9:30PM, 100 Kr) and has frequent Tango,Jazz and classical concerts.
- Togas Vinstue, St. Kirkestræde 3, ☎ +45 33 12 21 26. M-W noon-3AM, Th noon-4PM,F-Sa noon-5PM. If you are interested in politics, this oddity of low key bar near the parliament, is frequented by many parliamentarians, and always have a heated debate going on - feel free to join in as mostly everyone has some command of English. Speciality is the Von Oosten bitter - tastes terrible, but don't be surprised if someone forces it in you.
- Vinbaren, Dronningens Tværgade 6, ☎ +45 33 32 09 82. W-Sa 5PM-late.. A wine bar with good a good selections of bottles and 5-6 both red and whites by the glass. Also has champagne, cocktails and a few beers. A good place to relax in soft soft leather chairs, watch the aquariums, and listen to the quiet music.
- Zoo Bar, Kronprinsensgade 7, ☎ +45 33 15 68 69. M-W 11AM-midnight,Th-Sa 11AM-2AM. Small but hip place, which also serves good food. Always crowded on weekends. Interesting decoration with colorful artsy graffitis on the wall. Always crowded in the weekends, where quality local DJ's takes to the decks.
- Ørsted Ølbar & Cafe, Nørre Farimagsgade 13, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. M-Tu 5PM-1AM, W-Th 3PM-2AM,F-Sa 1PM-3AM, Su 2PM-midnight.. Relaxed bar with a wide range of beers on draft and several good beers on bottle, soft chairs, a pool table, and a fussball table.
- Cafe Retro, Knabrostræde 26 (Just off Strøget), e-mail: email@example.com. Non-profit bar (supports humanitarian work) with a very cosy atmosphere, reasonable prices. Free Wifi and a browser-terminal for guests. Also sells clothes. Live music Thu/Fri/Sat from 9 pn,
Clubs & Venues
- Be Proud, Jernbanegade 9. F-Sa from 11PM-6AM. The city's biggest dance venue for the younger gay/lesbian crowd. Mainstream hits on Fridays and more experimental music Saturdays.
- Copenhagen Jazz house, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, ☎ +45 33 15 47 00. Nightclub: F-Sa: midnight-late. This place, was along with the now closed Montmartre, institutions in the hey days of Danish Jazz. There is concerts daily on evenings, and on weekends there is a nightclub for the 30+ crowd in the basement.
- Club Mambo, Vester Voldgade 85, ☎ +45 33 32 50 50. Th:8PM-3AM,F-Sa:9PM-5AM. Copenhagen's main Latin venue, with a large dance floor for salsa dancing, and a lounge bar with a wider variety of music. Free Salsa lessons every Thursday from 8-9PM. Unfortunately it is totally random whether the place is jam packed or really quite. Cover charge: 40-50 Kr.
- Culture Box, Kronprinsessegade 54A, ☎ +45 26 43 94 00. Th-Sa:11PM-5AM. Culture Box is the flagship of the electronic music scene in Copenhagen, and is immensely important for the local development of the genre. Mixes superstar DJ's with local talent. Usually a friendly, open crowd, and non commercial music blasting out the speakers. Cover charge: 30-80 Kr.
- Discotek In, Nørregade 1, ☎ +45 33 11 74 78. 11PM-8AM. This is the place to go if you enjoy dance and light house music. But be forewarned, has a reputation among locals, for its mostly very young crowd, heavy drug use and frequent shows of testosterone. That being said, it can be fun if you take it as an experience. 150 Kr for all you can drink beer, wine and champagne..
- Kulør Bar, Gothersgade 8F, ☎ +45 33 32 20 90. Th-Sa: 11PM-5AM. A hit or miss sorta place, with nice colorful interiors, chill corners, and occasional artistic performances in the midst of the partying crowd. The entrance fee includes free beers from 10PM to 1AM, Minimum age is 18 on Thursdays, and 21 on weekends. Entrance Kr 80.
- K3, Knabrostræde 3, ☎ +45 33 11 37 84. Th-Sa:10PM-6AM. This club used to be the flagship of the gay community, but drowned in straights joining in on the outrageous parties. The club took the consequence and reopened as the pan sexual club K3. That doesn't take note of your sexual orientation, but parties away in an inferno of drags, dancers, and decadence in 4 stories playing different styles of music. Thursdays the venue hosts club Slik; a bit more down to earth than on weekends - with resident DJ's playing upfront electronic music on level one & disco classics from the 90's on the second level. Cover charge: 40-50 Kr.
- The Rock, Skindergade 45-47, ☎ +45 33 91 39 13. Th-Sa:8PM-6AM. This is a large club, playing rock music, heavy metal etc. People here mainly wear black, has died their hair black, and uses black eyeliner - but the crowd is open and friendly to everyone. Also has a stage where live music of the same genre is played mostly every weekend. Cover charge:50 Kr.
- Studenterhuset, Købmagergade 52, ☎ +45 35 32 38 60. Mo noon-6PM, Su 3PM-6PM (also see daily schedule). Studenterhuset or the Student house in English is a lively cafe, bar and live venue run by the student association on the University of Copenhagen, right next to Rundetårn. There are certain regular weekly events here; Tuesdays (noon-01PM) it is gay day, Wednesdays (noon-01PM) it is international night where many exchange students come to party, a good option for a night out on Wednesdays which can be pretty quite elsewhere, Thursdays & Fridays (noon-late) are nights for various live acts. The rest of the week has no set schedule.
If you are in dire need of some caffeine the following morning, here are some places that should (could?) sharpen you up.
- Risteriet, Studiestræde 36, ☎ +45 33 91 00 45. M-F 8AM-6PM,Sa 10AM-3PM. This place at the end of Studiestræde roasts coffee freshly on the premises every day. And you are offered both to drink some in the cafe or bring it home from the store.
- The Living Room, Larsbjørnsstræde 17, ☎ +45 33 32 66 10. M-Th 10AM-11PM,F 10AM-1AM,Sa 11AM-midght,Su noon-7PM (only summer). The Living Room is a nice place in the Latin quarter, with a clean and lean 1st floor, and a more anarchistic but very cosy basement with a fireplace, candlelight, bare massive stone walls and an interesting decoration - Perfect for a cold day. The many coffee's are mostly organic, and they also sells beers and cakes. Sometimes there are random, intimate concerts going on the basement.
If you don't drink coffee don't worry you're in for a special treat. I maintain that I had the yummiest hot chocolate I've ever had in Copenhagen. It came out as mug of hot milk with a wooden stick with a large block of milk and dark chocolate on it which melted as you stirred it in. I could not find the exact place we discovered on Google but this link will give you an idea of what I mean: http://www.pbchokolade.dk.
- Copenhagen Downtown Hostel, Vandkunsten 5, ☎ +45 70 23 21 10, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. Prime location, right next to Slotsholmen and the Parliament near the canal—short walking distance to the main shopping area and with the National Museum and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek just around the corner. This clean and friendly hostel has its own bar and student-style lounge. Happy hour (2 for 1) from 8-9 pm. It can get a bit noisy, but entertains and accommodates a mixed group of ages. Groups welcome. 24 hour reception. Dorms: 130 Kr, Rooms: 449-699 Kr.
- Hotel Bethel, Nyhavn 22, ☎ +45 33 13 03 70, e-mail: email@example.com. A very good budget option with a prime location on Nyhavn and great views over the canal. Used to be a Sømandshjem or Seamans' Home, and it still shows in the atmosphere of the place - so don't expect anything fancy! From 645 Kr.
- Cab-Inn City, Mitchellsgade 14, ☎ +45 33 46 16 16, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Part of a chain, this hotel has good small rooms at an affordable price, just behind Tivoli and Glyptoteket. 24 hour reception. From 545 Kr, Breakfast 50 Kr.
- Danhostel - Copenhagen City, H.C. Andersens Boulevard 50, ☎ +45 33 18 83 32, e-mail: email@example.com. Rooms are clean and minimal, if not to say Spartan, although the hostel prides itself on having rooms designed by renowned design house Gubi.... It looks more like a room by Ikea - not that this is necessarily a bad thing, considering it is a hostel, and the view are great! Everything extra comes with a cost, but the lobby is super nice. Dorms: 145-180 Kr, Rooms 580-720 Kr.
- Hotel Jørgensen, Rømersgade 11, ☎ +45 33 13 81 86, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Central location just north of Nørreport station, with both dorm beds and private rooms available, and both include a full Scandinavian breakfast buffet. Dorm: 150 Kr, rooms: 625-720 Kr.
- Hotel Windsor, Frederiksborggade 30, ☎ +45 33 11 08 30, e-mail: email@example.com. A central and cheap hotel, only catering to gays and lesbians. Some rooms with private showers, the rest have shared facilities in the corridors. The staff is very knowledgeable about the local gay scene. From 475 Kr.
- Hotel Danmark, Vester Voldgade 89, ☎ +45 33 11 48 06. A medium-priced, very friendly and cosy hotel in the middle of Copenhagen. Very good location, close to Tivoli. Free wireless and a great breakfast. From 990 Kr.
- The Square, Rådhuspladsen 14, ☎ +45 33 38 12 00, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. Stylish minimalist design hotel, smack in the busiest part of the city center, with a view over Rådhuspladsen. Both wireless internet and a terminal available in the lobby. From 995 Kr.
- Hotel Fox, Jarmers Plads 3, ☎ +45 33 95 77 55, e-mail: email@example.com. Easily the coolest hotel in town, this place has 61 rooms, each individually made into a piece of art by 21 young designers. A nice bar in the lobby, and speaking of the lobby, the staff is good and friendly, and they have iPods for rent. Check the website for pictures of the rooms. From 990 Kr.
- Hotel Twentyseven, Løngangstræde 27, ☎ +45 70 27 56 27, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. This cool designer hotel is located a few meters from Rådhuspladsen. The rooms are small but have a very stylish minimalist feel. Prices are in the mid-range, The Absolut Ice Bar is next door where the walls and seats are made of ice, and the Absolut cocktails are served in ice glasses, is operated by the same guys The walls, bar and seats are also all made of ice. From 1200 Kr.
- Ibsens Hotel, Vendersgade 23, ☎ +45 33 95 77 55, e-mail: email@example.com. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 11AM. Nice and classical hotel, in a good area between Nansensgade and the lakes, and very close to shopping. Free wireless. Rooms from 990 Kr.
- Hotel Opera, Tordenskjoldsgade 15 (Next to the royal theater at Kgs Nytorv), ☎ +45 3347 8300, fax: +45 3347 8301, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Smaller hotel located on a quiet street between Kgs Nytorv and Nyhavn. From 545 Kr.
- Phoenix Hotel, Bredgade 37 (1 block south of the Marmorkirken on Bredgade), ☎ +45 3395 9500. Check-out: 1200. Small, if well appointed rooms. Handy central location. ~1000 Kr.
- Scandic Front, 21 Sankt Annæ Plads (a block from Nyhavn), ☎ +45 33 13 34 00, fax: +45 33 11 77 07, e-mail: email@example.com. New stylish hotel. Spacious rooms with great views. Trendy bar. From 750 Kr.
- 71 Nyhavn Hotel, Nyhavn 71, ☎ +45 33 43 62 00, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 3AM, check-out: noon. This place is a top notch, historic, waterfront hotel - right at Nyhavn. With wireless internet, satellite TV and all other amenities you would expect from a four star hotel From 1200 Kr.
- Admiral Hotel, Toldbodgade 24-28, ☎ +45 33 74 14 14, e-mail: email@example.com. Charming hotel on the waterfront, in an old harbor warehouse from 1781. 10 minute walk from the little mermaid. Rooms from 1175 Kr.
- D'Angleterre, Kongens Nytorv 34, ☎ +45 33 12 00 95, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. This is easily Copenhagen's most exclusive hotel. Set in a classical building overlooking Kongens Nytorv and the royal theater, it can trace its roots back to 1755. The service is impeccable, and the historic interiors are down right amazing. From 2680 Kr.
- Copenhagen Plaza (former Sofitel), Bernstorffsgade 4, ☎ +45 33 14 92 62, e-mail: email@example.com. 4 Star hotel, right at the exit of the central station, with Tivoli across the street. Classical interiors, and a lot of history. From 2000 Kr.
- Hotel Kong Arthur, Nørre Søgade 11, ☎ +45 33 11 12 12. A very classic and stylish hotel with a nice and friendly atmosphere. Good location near the lakes and ecofriendly too as it is CO2-neutral. The hotel is right next door to the amazing Avalon spa, and in the summertime you can have the (really good) breakfast outside in the courtyard.
- Palace Hotel, Rådhuspladsen 57 (Central Station 500 m; Nørreport 1 km), ☎ +45 33 14 40 50, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Landmark hotel affiliated with the Scandic chain, immediately next to the City Hall at the west end of Strøget. Standard rooms are available with two beds or a queen-sized bed, and include a kettle, wireless internet, and in some cases a bathtub. Normal rates do not include breakfast, which is an additional 165 kr. Note that musical events are sometimes held in the City Hall square, so light sleepers may prefer a back room.
- Radisson BLU Royal Hotel, Hammerichsgade 1, ☎ +45 33 42 60 00, e-mail: email@example.com. Five-stared hotel centrally located opposite the Central station and the Tivoli. The entire hotel from the exterior facade through to the swan and egg chairs gracing the lobby have been designed by famous Danish architect, Arne Jacobsen. Free broadband, fitness centre, gourmet restaurant "Alberto K" on the 18th floor.
- Skt Petri Hotel, Krystalgade 22, ☎ +45 33 45 91 00, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The modern designer hotel is located in the heart of the Copenhagen Latin Quarter, close to prime pedestrianized shopping areas and the Round Tower, and looks nothing like any other hotel in Copenhagen. The bar in the lobby area is good, but posh, as the rest of the Hotel. From 1295 Kr.
The postal code for central Copenhagen ranges between 1000-1499 (København K), and is quite confusing compared to the rest of the country, since almost every street here has its own postcode.
- Hovedbiblioteket (The main library), Krystalgade 15, ☎ +45 33 73 60 60. M-F 10AM-7PM,Sa 10AM-4PM. The central library is not far from Rundetårn, and has internet terminals, as well as WiFi available for free.