Copenhagen has been an attractive destination for tourists for a long time, largely due to the city’s unique combination of architecture, exquisite gastronomic experiences and characteristic Scandinavian design and textiles.
Meanwhile, the world has also discovered Copenhagen’s potential as a fashion and congress city, placing it among the top 10 congress and convention cities in Europe. With streamlined infrastructure, excellent service and a wealth of modern venues, Copenhagen offers everything it takes for a successful conference.
Safest City 2021
Copenhagen is No. 1 at The Safe City Index 2021 ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit. The Safe Cities Index ranking 60 cities worldwide and measuring the cities on 76 indicators, was released Autumn 2021. Focus is on five pillars: personal, health, infrastructure, digital and environmental security, and particularly personal safety ranks very high.
The people of Copenhagen possess very strong environmental and sustainability awareness, as reflected throughout the city. Copenhagen is a widely renowned cycling city and Copenhageners make frequent use of this mode of transport, cycling more than 1.13 million kilometres a day. Copenhagen has more than 2,000 bicycles available for rent for tourists and visitors, and a network of cycle paths making it easy and convenient to get around quickly. The popularity of cycling also means that Copenhagen has very low air pollution and ranks second on the list of Europe’s cleanest cities.
Copenhagen is also equipped with a wide range of green solutions in its architecture and technology, making it a leader in the field of sustainable meetings. In fact, 73% of the city’s hotel rooms are environmentally certified and Copenhagen was officially named the “European Green Capital” in 2014. Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers, one of Denmark’s greenest hotels, is a shining example of how a hotel can operate as sustainably as possible, while also serving as an ideal meeting venue.
Copenhagen Airport is Northern Europe’s air traffic hub, with direct flights to more than 150 international destinations. Copenhagen Airport has been rated the most efficient airport in Europe ten times in the past twelve years. The city centre is just 13 minutes from the airport by train or underground; and Bella Center Copenhagen is a stop on this line, situated less than 10 minutes from both the airport and city centre.
Each of Copenhagen’s many boroughs features its own distinctive character. Nørrebro and Vesterbro are the city’s trendiest areas, with a wide array of modern designer shops, excellent restaurants, trendy cafes and bars. Østerbro and Frederiksberg are more stylish and dotted with parks and gardens. Christianshavn is romantic, with its historic half-timbered houses, cobbled streets and canals running through the city, while the city centre is the original heart of Copenhagen, where you will also find the most famous attractions. Copenhagen is currently expanding with new urban districts – Nordhavn and Ørestad – where you will discover a different type of urban, contemporary and distinctive architecture. Best of all, everything is within walking distance and easily accessible.
Gastronomy, design and architecture are keywords in the beautiful metropolis. Copenhagen is a veritable shopping mecca, offering the very best of traditional Scandinavian design and fashion.
The residents of Copenhagen actively use their city, particularly during the summer months as public areas, parks and squares become venues for concerts, pop-up restaurants, festivals and cultural experiences. The Danes have been named the world’s happiest people and certainly have a high standard of living – but they were also named one of the world’s most productive workforces by the UN and share a common identity as a knowledge society.