This year we’ll be hosting EuroComm in Copenhagen, which celebrated its 850th birthday in 2017. Make the most of your time at #EuroComm18 to explore this historic and beautiful city.
This fantastic Scandinavian city, at the centre of the dynamic Øresund Region, is one of Europe’s oldest capitals with an exclusive royal touch – the monarchy in Denmark is the oldest in the world.
Its food scene has also made international headlines over the past five years with two Michelin star restaurant Noma taking the title of ‘World’s Best Restaurant’ for 4 years out of 5 since 2010. Other Danish restaurants are following suit. There were 18 stars given to 15 restaurants in the Guide Michelin Nordic Cities 2015 – the highest number ever. With everything from sushi to street food, it’s no wonder the New Nordic kitchen has gained international appeal around the world. Yum!
The public transport infrastructure of Copenhagen is among the most efficient and reliable in the world, and it is still being developed and improved. Public transport will get you anywhere you wish to go in the capital region. That’s if you decide not to cycle everywhere!
A ticket from the airport to Kongens Nytorv (a central square in CPH) is 3 transport zones and costs DKK 38 (5,10 Euro). The metro is the quickest and easiest way to get into the city from the airport (just 13 minutes and the metro stop is inside the airport). A taxi from the airport to Kongens Nytorv (outside of rush-hour) is about DKK 250 (34 Euro).
Find out more
You can view or download this handy PDF introduction to Copenhagen, especially created for EuroComm delegates.
Here are a few additional helpful links to get you planning and dreaming!
- TimeOut 48 hours in Copenhagen
- Best cheap Copenhagen restaurants, cafes and bars
- Copenhagen tourism website
- A weekend in Copenhagen
- Lonely Planet guide to Copenhagen
Take a stroll through the centuries to see the historical highlights of the city …
Every Danish sailor who ever stood on a deck knows that the waters of Øresund used to be full of Mermaids. According to legend, the home of all mermaids was the Mermaid Banks in Øresund – the very same place where today Copenhagen’s most famous attraction – Little Mermaid – sits on a rock.
- By the shores of Øresund, only 1 km from Copenhagen Airport, you find the new fantastic aquarium – Den Blå Planet.
- The National Museum was founded in 1807 and has since been hosted in the Trinitatis Church, Christiansborg and at the Prince’s Palace at Frederiksholm. The Museum as it is today was inaugurated in 1854 in the Prince’s Palace.
- Tivoli Gardens has amused and enchanted since its first season in 1843. Like a small fairy tale village, you’ll find it right in the heart of Copenhagen.
- Amalienborg is the winter residence of the Danish royal family. These four palaces on a square were built by four noble families in the middle of the 18th century on orders from king Frederik V.
In old days, Nyhavn was a place for sailors coming to Copenhagen and the port was split in two parts – one naughty and one nice side.
- The Tycho Brahe Planetarium is located at the southern end of Skt. Jørgens Sø. It is named after astronomer Tycho Brahe, was designed by MAA Knud Munk and opened in 1989.
- The Hirschsprungske Collection was created by a tobacco manufacturer who came to fill his home with fabulous Danish works from the 1800s and the Danish Golden Age.
- Famous Danish freetown Christiania was founded in 1971 when a group of hippies took over abandoned military barracks along the Christianshavn canals to form an alternative society with its own set of rules, independent of the government.
- Dyrehavsbakken is thought to be the oldest amusement park in the world. In 1583 Kirsten Piil founded a spring and people came from far and near to visit this festive gathering place …
- The New Carlsberg Glyptotek museum houses over 10,000 works – from ancient Egyptian art and sculptures from 3000 BC to a modern collection of 18th and 19th century Danish and French art.
- The Round Tower is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. Between 1642 and 1861, the tower was used as the observatory of the University of Copenhagen.
- Located in the old mineral water-bottling hall of Tuborg breweries, the Experimentarium has a hands-on approach to science. Visitors use all of their senses in some 300 exhibitions and demonstrations.