Modern City with lots of history
A few impressions about Copenhagen:
Definitely a coffee culture. Difficult to get a good cup of tea made the English way!
Many hotels have free wi-fi for guests.
Most definitely expensive for food and drink. Reasonable prices for a meal is anything under 150 dkk per person. Under 100 is better.
Many bars and cafes want you to pay for the food order at the bar up front. Tip/Service charges are included in the cost, probably one of the reasons the price seems higher.
Coffee and tea is often served in a glass, not a mug or cup.
City is full of people on bicycles but there are lots of well marked bike lanes. But you have to watch for the cyclists!
People have been really friendly and helpful. English language has not been a problem.
Lots of parks and green spaces in the city. Three castles/palaces, lots of museums, large and small. Lots of attention paid to history.
Lots of buildings painted bright colours, warm tones of yellows, oranges, reds mainly with some blues and greens. Beautiful in the sunshine
the City Centre has lots of little narrow streets opening up to wide sunny squares lined with outdoor cafes and umbrellas. They often will provide blankets in case it gets chilly sitting outside.
City is flat so easily walked, though cobbles can be hard on your legs or ankles. They do often provide "lanes" of flat flagstones to walk on instead of the cobbles which helps. Bright buildings under a sunny sky
All about Copenhagen (AOK.DK)
If you like to look a little on the web befor you go to Copenhagen there is one web page that most Copenhageners use us selfs. It called in danish Alt Om København ...All about Copenhagen. Most info are in danish but there is also good info in english at the main page, even if some of the links may lead you to some pages in danish language you can get some good idears about what you like to try out in the city.
Go to WWW.AOK.DK
The kingdom of bicycles
Every place usually have some special transportation means, for e.g. Rome has "scooters" or "motorinos", Kaunas has "mini-buses", so Copenhagen has bicycles. And as far as I have seen it's not Copenhagen, but in other Scandinavian cities as well (Helsinki, Stockholm). I think it's quite a good solution in solving car noise, pollution, traffic problems.
When you think of Copenhagen,...
When you think of Copenhagen, your mind will come up with the Little Mermaid!!! However, don't be disappointed about the size of the statue. (Frankly speaking I did!) But it's so cute. It was a pity that somebody took the neck of this statue several years ago!!! Some crazy mermaid-lover??? Well, so they had to made a new face for the Mermaid.... But never mind, it has exactly same look like before.
Nyhavn - or New Harbour, is an area in the center of Copenhagen. It sticks out from the rest because of the colors of the houses. They are all of different colors like yellow, blue or red. It is a great place for having a bite to eat or a few drinks.