Best Time To Go
Summer—June, July, and August—when the days are long and relatively warm and outdoor cafes are crowded, is, not surprisingly, the high season. But few people make winter more enjoyable than the Danes, and the weeks leading up to Christmas are uniquely magical, with the city looking like the Royal Kingdom is when its streets, castles, and canals are covered in snow and ice.
One of the greatest benefits of the high taxes in Denmark is the availability of excellent public transportation: no matter where you are going in Copenhagen a bus, metro, or S-train can take you there (starting at $3 per ride). The best way to get around, however, is on bike—Copenhagen is a small city, and most often it will be faster, cheaper, and more fun to traverse it on two wheels. Taxis and Uber are widely available.
July is the hottest month, with average highs of 63°F (17°C) January is the coldest month, with average highs of 32°F (0°C).
Know Before You Go
In a city that’s besieged by darkness and cold temperatures for most of the year, any hint of sunshine and blue skies will bring out the locals. Expect to see people sitting outside on whatever bench or doorstep they can find with way too little clothes on, and don’t be shy about doing the same.
Type K (two round pins and a grounding pin) or Type C (two round pins).
Danish Krone (kr)