01 Apr 2018
Planning your first trip to Copenhagen? We're sharing what you should consider when finding hotels in Copenhagen in this post!
Over the past 1,000 years, Copenhagen has grown from a Viking fishing village into the historical and cultural Scandinavian hub it is today.
Following the turn of the century, Copenhagen has only strengthened its poise as the cultural, economic, and governmental center of Denmark.
Due to ongoing investment in the city's institutions and infrastructure, Copenhagen has become one of the leading Scandinavian business and travel destinations.
If you're planning a trip and searching for hotels in Copenhagen, this guide will help make the most of your visit.
Finding the perfect hotels in Copenhagen
Hotels in Copenhagen range from affordable to ritzy, and from historic to modern.
Depending on the purpose of your visit, there are various options available to suit your needs, as well as tastes.
But before you begin scouring through the listings of hotels in Copenhagen, check out the travel guide below.
By taking the following into consideration you will be informed of what this great city has to offer.
As a result, you will find hotels in Copenhagen which are nearby the most interesting attractions.
Additionally, this guide offers insight on different considerations you should take before planning, packing, and booking your stay in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen is located within an oceanic climate zone, which means weather conditions are relatively unstable throughout the year.
Denmark's high northern latitude also means daylight hours vary greatly between the summer and winter months.
Besides seeing a slight uptick in rainfall from July to September, overall precipitation is considered moderate.
With this in mind, planning your wardrobe accordingly is advised:
Spring and summer
Once the month of May rolls around, the sun begins to stick around for longer bringing warmer temperatures with it.
By July, daily high temperatures average in the 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 C) range.
Comfortable summer wear is ideal, and don't forget your sunglasses! But if you're visiting during the spring months, come prepared for cooler temperatures and some rain.
Autumn and winter
During the months of December through March, expect snowfall and freezing rain.
Inclement weather can sometimes dump as upwards of 20 inches (50 cm) of snow, so be sure to pack insulated and waterproof footwear.
To keep your packing light, consider dressing in layers for warmth and utilize thermal clothing items. Don't forget to pack a winter jacket, though.
Copenhagen is not only the national capital, but it has also developed into a cultural hub of Denmark and greater Scandinavia.
Major investments in the city's infrastructure and culture transformed the formerly modest capital into a metropolitan center with international draw and acclaim.
This growth can partly be attributed to the successes of Danish architects, designers, and chefs (more on food later).
The city is filled to the brim with art galleries, unique architecture, theaters, and live music venues.
Additionally, these attractions are all easily accessed by walking, by bike, or by public transportation (more on that later, too). Hotels in Copenhagen are never far from the action.
There's hardly a limit to what one can do and see in Copenhagen. The culture is diverse and rich with history, art, and entertainment alike.
Hotels in Copenhagen, particularly near the city center, are typically within walking distance to many of the following attractions:
This castle is known across the globe for being featured in the Shakespeare play Hamlet.
It once served as the home of the royal family, as well as its role as a military fortress.
Guided tours will take you through the ornately decorated rooms with prominent features from the renaissance and baroque eras.
The Little Mermaid
This sculpture is perhaps one of Copenhagen's most famous attractions.
The statue was originally a gift to the city and was first displayed in August 1913.
Each morning and evening the bronze and granite statue emerges from the sea.
Often simply referred to as "Bakken," this 431-year-old amusement park is the world's oldest.
Located within a lush forest, this destination features 33 roller coasters, ferris wheels, drop towers, and other attractions.
It offers more rides than any other amusement park in Scandinavia.
The National Museum
What better way to explore history than in a city over 1,000 years old.
Denmark's National Museum in Copenhagen features exhibits ranging from the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, as well as modern history.
The museum also boasts a large variety of permanent collections such as classical eastern antiquities, a Victorian apartment unchanged since 1890, and assorted national treasures.
Lousiana Museum of Modern Art
In addition to a permanent collection of over 3,000 works, the museum hosts up to 12 special exhibitions every year.
The museum has achieved global notoriety for working with and displaying the world's most prominent contemporary artists.
Here you can experience the latest trends in art, but also modernist classics. Additionally, the museum routinely hosts artists, concerts, and lectures.
In recent years, Copenhagen has become increasingly recognized as a gourmet dining destination.
As of 2014, the city was home to 15 Michelin-starred restaurants, more than any other Scandinavian city.
Some of the most famous restaurants in Copenhagen include:
- Den Rode Cottage
- Formel B Restaurant
- Gronbech & Churchill
- Sollerod Kro
- Noma (ranked the Best Restaurant in the World by Restaurant magazine)
Aside from fine dining, though, there is a variety of Danish and other ethnic restaurants available.
Furthermore, Copenhagen bakeries regularly offer samples of their Danish pastries.
And with a long history of beer-making, the city is now home to a plethora of microbreweries.
Shopping in Copenhagen is easy. Shops abound in the city center, but each neighborhood features its own special shops.
The largest shopping center is found in the heart of the city on Stroget street.
The street itself is pedestrian only (one of Europe's longest) and its 1.1 kilometers are home to shops ranging from expensive to budget.
Besides the shopping, Stroget is also home to street performers and provides a segue to some of Copenhagen's other famous attractions.
Getting around Copenhagen is even easier than shopping.
The area boasts extensive and well-established transportation infrastructure, and its airport is the largest in Scandinavia.
The city center is also connected with metro and railway services.
And did you know bicycles in Copenhagen outnumber its inhabitants? The city is known as one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world and offers rentals.
Now that you've been introduced to what Denmark's capital has to offer, it's time to find hotels in Copenhagen.
Or you could guarantee you find a room in the heart of the city by booking your room with Hotel Osterport. Contact us today to make your reservation!