Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and has a population of over one million people. It is overlooking the Oresund Strait on the eastern coast of Zealand. Copenhagen has the perfect combination of historical attractions mixed with stunning modern buildings, along with numerous family attractions mixed with vibrant and active nightlife. As the leading fashion, financial, entertainment and economic centre in Denmark, Copenhagen receives over a million of visitors to its city every year. Many of these visitors travel through Copenhagen International Airport, including those on board flights from Edinburgh to Copenhagen.
What to see and do in Copenhagen
Copenhagen has a very diverse selection of things to see and do in the city. Tourists can do everything from viewing castles, to visiting a 100-year old amusement park, to dining at one of the thirteen Michelin restaurant located within the city. Even a walk through the historic inner city district of Middelalderbyen that displays numerous medieval buildings, or a walk along the one of the three sandy beaches near the city, will provide a full day of activities.
Some of the most popular historic structures in the city include the royal family’s residence at the Amalienborg Palace, the Christiansborg Palace where Denmark’s parliament is housed and the Kronborg Castle. The 100-year old Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest functioning amusement parks in the world, as is the city’s other amusement park, Bakken.
Getting to the city centre from the airport
Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia and is located only eight kilometres from the centre of Copenhagen. The airport receives plenty of flights every day, such as flights from Edinburgh to Copenhagen. The airport offers numerous passenger services such as information desk services, money exchange and banking services, meeting rooms and business services, and numerous restaurants and shops.
The airport also provides easy access to local transport. Both the metro and train services are located at the airport, at terminal three. The metro stops every five minutes during the busy daytime hours. The train on the other hand, stops at the airport every 10 minutes during the day.
For passengers who prefer to use taxis or car hire services, both are available directly at the airport, Hertz, Avis, Europcar and Sixt all offer car hire services at the airport allowing you to drive to the city centre which is just 8km away.
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