Copenhagen is only a 20-minute train ride over the Öresund Bridge from Malmö where we frequently are due to family from there. Originally a Viking fishing village from the 10th century it is today the capital of Denmark with a population of 600 000 in the city. A fast-growing city with nice culture, great food, and interesting tourist attractions.
How long should you be there?
2-3 days is usually enough and perfect for a weekend getaway. If you want you can combine with a trip in other parts of Denmark that are beautiful, especially during the summer months.
When should you visit?
Like most of Scandinavia, summer is the best time. Temperatures are nice, people flock to parks, cafes, and beaches, and the days are long. Winter can also be nice but expect boring weather (cold, but no snow) and short days when it gets dark around 16.00 (4 PM). Christmas can, however, be very festive with markets and amusement park Tivoli Gardens.
It is one of the higher-priced cities in Europe, especially when it comes to restaurants and alcohol.