Copenhagen, Denmark

Højbro Plads, Copenhagen
Hojbro Plads

Population: 579,513 (2014)

Language(s): Danish

Demonym: Københavner

Area: 86 km2 (33 mi2)

Dialing Code: +45

Electricity Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / E / F / K

Time Zone: Central European Time (UTC+1); Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)


Copenhagen is one of those world cities that needs to be on every traveler’s to-do list, if it hasn’t been done already. The city is a perfect mix of culture, history, design, and modernity.

Situated over the Øresund strait with Sweden just over a bridge, Denmark’s capital city effectively connects mainland (“continental”) Europe with its neighbors to the north in the Scandinavian Peninsula. It is located on the eastern coast of the Danish island of Zealand.

As with all of Scandinavia, Copenhagen is hard for budget travelers; prices for almost everything are comparatively higher than anywhere else in the world. What do they do with this money, you may ask? Well, it seems that they offer their citizens such remarkably fine living conditions; Copenhagen is consistently ranked at or near the top on many scales: happiness of the citizens, well-being, social services, etc.

Copenhagen is quite modern and hip, a cosmopolitan blend of everything that makes a great city great.

Where to Stay: The Generator Hostel in Copenhagen is the perfect blend of convenience, economy, and luxury; you can’t do much better than this hostel for the price when visiting Denmark’s capital city.

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