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Welcome to Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark! Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of Zealand, the largest and most populated island in Denmark, and has a population of more than 1.25 million, making it the largest city in the country. Copenhagen is a fascinating city, rich in culture and history, and is closely associated with the famous writer, Hans Christian Andersen, who is best remembered for his fairytales.
GETTING TO COPENHAGEN
Copenhagen Airport (CPH) is the largest airport in Scandinavia, and is situated on Amager Island, just 5 miles south of the city centre. There are daily domestic and European flights and there are excellent links with the city centre. Passengers can chose to travel by metro, bus or train, to and from the city. Both Copenhagen Central Station and the bus terminal are located in the city centre.
GETTING AROUND COPENHAGEN
Public transport in Copenhagen is excellent. There is an extensive bus network, S-trains, ferries and a world award-winning metro system. The metro is the most popular mode of transport and has 2 lines (M1 and M2) accessing the whole city. The DSB S-train network is also very popular. All public transport is clean and reliable, and tickets are inexpensive. (TIP: Take your bike along with you as central Copenhagen is regarded as one of the most cycle-friendly cities in the world!)
STAYING IN COPENHAGEN
For short term accommodation, use one of the city's quality hostels. For longer term student accommodation, please check out the accommodation section of the website for Copenhagen.
EATING OUT IN COPENHAGEN
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GOING OUT IN COPENHAGEN
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THINGS TO DO IN COPENHAGEN
Copenhagen is one the most visited cities in Scandinavia and has a huge variety of attractions. Spend a day at the Copenhagen Zoo, the National Museum, or the Rosenborg Palace, or explore the famous Tivoli Gardens or the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. If you are a sports fan, both FC Copenhagen and Brondby play in the 'Danish Superleague', and there are popular ice hockey and handball teams. For the more energetic, enjoy a run or a cycle along the city's canals, and discover some of the well-known landmarks, including the bronze statue of The Little Mermaid. For a more relaxing experience, we highly recommend taking one of the Copenhagen Canal Tours, or enjoy a coffee and 'people watch' at La Glace.
SHOPPING IN COPENHAGEN
Copenhagen offers shoppers an excellent and diverse shopping experience. The main shopping streets in the city are on and around Købmagergade and Strøget, which is Europe's longest pedestrian shopping street! You will find everything from souvenir shops to second-hand shops, well-known department stores to shopping centres..... there is something here for everyone. Copehagen is also home to a number of fun and interesting flea markets, including Denmark's oldest, the Halmtorvet flea market.
STUDYING IN COPENHAGEN
Copenhagen has a large student population and is home to a number of universities, including, the University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen Business School. For more info. on studying at any of these, please visit the university section of the website.
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