The Danes are known for biking but we chose to explore the city on foot. The bike culture is no joke and we weren’t sure we’d keep up in the heavy bike traffic. The city is almost entirely flat making every area very walkable but more than 50% of Copenhageners commute daily by bike.
There are certainly no shortages of things to do in Copenhagen. Since English is widely spoken, with nearly 90% fluency rate in all of Denmark, there were limited barriers for communication. Combined with great public transportation options and a very well designed wayfinding system makes for getting around town extremely easy.
Skip The Little Mermaid bronze statue and be sure to hit up one of the many canal tours of the city. There’s no shortage of water and the view was amazing. We went with the Netto Boats (covered blue boats) which were included with the cost of the Copenhagen Card. A great way to save money by prepaying all museums and transportation throughout the city.
Interested in more about Copenhagen?
On the Grid is a great city guide by local creatives. The Copenhagen based agency Birds Flying High put together a nice collection of spots in one of the neighborhoods I visited, Vesterbro, among many others!
Want to learn more about Dutch design?
Designmuseum has a variety of events throughout the year as well as a rotating temporary exhibition on the Bauhaus. The show is up through the beginning of December in partnership with Vitra Design Museum and the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundeskunsthalle).