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6 Fun Facts About Copenhagen You Should Know
When you think about Copenhagen first things which crosses your mind are for sure: expensive, design, hygge, the happiest people, rainy and windy weather.. Yes Copenhagen is all that and more. Copenhagen is a perfect weekend getaway destination, it’s big enough to explore it over the weekend and not to get tired. We wanted to share some facts about this wonderful city before you start exploring it. Keep reading and learn more about Denmark’s capital city in 6 Fun Facts Copenhagen!
#1 Cycling, cycling and some more cycling
55% of Copenhagen residents commute by bicycle. Cycling is huge in Copenhagen despite the bad weather, maybe that’s why all the residents of the Copenhagen are so pretty (they all look like models!).
#2 Freetown Christiana
Copenhagen has a self-governing town inside the city itself. Christiana, the freetown city has around 1,000 residents, they don’t pay taxes and run the ‘freetown’ according to their own laws, they are getting their income by selling marijuana, which about this city is most famous for.
#3 The Longest Pedestrian Shopping Street in The World
Can you believe that Copenhagen has the longest pedestrian shopping street in the world? On the street Strøget you will find plenty of international and local brands. Danes are very famous for its design, some of the Danish shops you could check on Strøget: HAY House, Royal Copenhagen, Illums Bolighaus, Georg Jensen, Mads Nørgaard, Piligrim.
#4 Amusement Park in The City Center
Yep, Copenhagen has the amusement park in the heart of the city. Tivoli Park is perfect place for family travelers, kids will love it here. The rides at Tivoli are old-school, the oldest roller coaster is over 100 years old! This is definitely the most charming amusement park you’ll ever visit.
#5 Danes love their coffee
Danes are the seventh biggest coffee consumers in the world, which explains why they have so many great coffee places. Try some of these coffee spots, you will not be disappointed: Atelier September, The Coffee Collective, Sonny, Prolog Coffee Bar or Cub Coffee Bar!
#6 Best Restaurant in The World
Noma in Copenhagen is rated as the world’s best restaurant. Chef Reneé Redzepi is representing the “new Nordic” cuisine which focuses on local and seasonal ingredients. Most popular Noma dishes include hay-smoked quail eggs, foraged herbs, and sea urchin with hazelnuts.
Looking for a family hotel in Copenhagen? Our hotel is located right in the heart of the city which gives our guests access to the entire city with ease via excellent public transport connections.