Copenhagen is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. As of July 2018, the city has a population of 777,218 (616,098 in Copenhagen Municipality, 103,914 in Frederiksberg Municipality, 43,005 in Tårnby Municipality, and 14,201 in Dragør Municipality). It forms the core of the wider urban area of Copenhagen (population 1,627,705) and the Copenhagen metropolitan area (population 2,057,737). Copenhagen is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand; another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road.
Perhaps you have already seen many of the top attractions in Copenhagen, or maybe you are just looking for a whole different type of activity than the classical sightseeing or museum visit. Active or relaxing. Free, cheap or exclusive. Either way, there are plenty of ways to experience Copenhagen and create memories you will never forget.
For those who want to add some adrenaline or exercise to their Copenhagen experience, there are plenty of things to choose from, whether you want to go by land, by sea or by air.
Are you an opera, ballet or theatre enthusiast? Then you have come to the right city! With its historic charm and old, authentic buildings, Copenhagen makes the perfect setting for a breathtaking opera, ballet or theatre experience. Lean back and watch the ballet dancers dance across the stage, take a sneak peak behind the curtains, or listen to opera in green surroundings.
In Copenhagen you are never far from a beach and during summer you can also go for a swim in the many centrally located harbour baths. Amager Beach Park offers 4.6 kilometers of white sand beach, Islands Brygge Harbour Bath has five basins and Urban Beach offers sand, sweaty beats and drinks.
Bold urban planning and world-class architecture
Danish architecture is going through a new golden age with internationally acclaimed local architects, such as Henning Larsen and BIG – jarke Ingels Group, leaving their mark on Copenhagen as well as the rest of the world. Water, space, sustainability and light are the key elements in the recent architectural boom in maritime Copenhagen. Bold urban planning and world-class architecture is shooting up alongside old historic buildings and palaces.