Copenhagen on a Budget

Copenhagen might be known to be an expensive city to visit and live in. However, there are plenty of ways to experience Copenhagen on a budget. For example, you can visit the National Museum and The National Gallery of Denmark for free and for only approximately 5 € you can hop on a sightseeing  boat and experience some of the main attraction in Copenhagen, i.e. The Opera, the National Library and Nyhavn. 

The good infrastructure in Copenhagen also allows you to experience the city, its main sights and the atmosphere by foot or by bike. Moreover there are plenty of green and beautiful parks you can enter for free as well as there are many restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a quality meal at low prices.  

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Internet and WiFi

Copenhagen offers several places for you to go online for free. Some public places such as Copenhagen Airport and public trains offer free wireless internet. More and more hotels, cafes and restaurants in Copenhagen also provide free WiFi hotspots.

Shopping in Copenhagen

With a rich design history, Denmark is one of the most interesting design nations and the perfect place to pick up unique, cutting-edge products or to find the ultimate Scandinavian gift. In Copenhagen, you will find strong fashion brands as well as many interesting upcoming designers. Many of the leading, Danish design brands has their own shop in the city center of Copenhagen, but if you have time, you should stop by the upcoming Danish designers small boutiques located around Copenhagen.

Streets and Districts for Shopping

The main shopping street in Copenhagen is ‘Strøget’. Strøget is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe and connects Copenhagen City Hall with charming Nyhavn. Walking up Strøget you will find international brands as well as leading, Danish brands. Strøget has something for everyone, as both budget-friendly shopping chains and some of the world’s most expensive shops are located here. 

If you find the main street too busy, you should turn to the smaller side streets like Pilestrædet or Strædet. Here you will find the flagship stores of Danish designers and smaller boutiques with Danish interior, fashion and art. When in the city center, the food market at Torvehallerne, near Nørrebro Station, is definitely worth a visit, especially if you are interested in tasting or buying delicacies.

The different districts in Copenhagen offers their own exciting shopping streets. In the district of Vesterbro, where the conference venue is located, you will find small, interesting boutiques with Danish design. We especially recommend you to visit the Vernedamsgade, Istedgade and the Meatpacking District – especially for bars and restaurants.

If you are interested in small and upcoming designers Jægersborggade is the place to go when visiting the district Nørrebro. In the small cobbled street, you will find Danish designed clothes, jewelry, ceramics, art and much more.

Opening Hours

Most common opening hours

Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Department stores and supermarkets stay open longer.

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In Copenhagen tipping is not a tradition as service is included in the bill at restaurants, hotels etc. Though not expected, tips are appreciated. If you are very satisfied with the service, you can tip around 10 %.

City Apps

Apps are useful tools when you want to get around and explore a new city. Below you will find a list of some of the most useful travel- and tourist guide apps when in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Airport
Category: Travel guide app
The app is free.

Copenhagen Airport app is the official app for Copenhagen airport. The app allows you to monitor departing and arriving flights. It also includes a map of the airport, a guide to shopping and restaurants and helps you find parking.

Useful features: The function “My flights” allows you to add flights and get push notifications, i.e. about boarding deadlines.

Mobilbilletter (DOT)

Category: Travel guide app
The app is free.

‘Mobilbilletter’ is a ticket app and came be used for all of Copenhagen’s public transport. You are able to single zone tickets or a multi-ride card. Be aware that you need continued internet access to use the app.

Useful features: If you are unsure about how many zones you need to select, you are able type in your destination and the app to tell you exactly what type of ticket you should buy.

Category: Travel guide app
The app is free.

The app ‘Rejseplanen’ is a travel planner app using GPS. The app lets you enter a starting point, destination and time, and shows you all options of how to get you to the destination from your nearest station. You are able to select your means of transportation, i.e. metro, car, bike, busses or train.

Useful features: You are able to type in your ‘home address’ while in Copenhagen and click the function “take me home”.

Copenhagen Travel Guide    
Category: Tourist guide app
The app is free.

Copenhagen Travel Guide is a tourist guide app. The app holds practical information about transportation in Copenhagen and a wide-ranging list of things to see and do. The list includes attractions, sights, restaurants, as well as tips for each of Copenhagen's diverse neighbourhoods, from Vesterbro and Nørrebro, to Østerbro and Christianshavn.

Useful features: The app includes a calendar that lists events and happenings in Copenhagen on any given day.

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