Copenhagen Facts: As a first timer to Denmark, Copenhagen has always been big on my list of cities to visit. I didn’t know too much before going, so was even more surprised by the fun little facts I came across. And by walking around paying attention, and asking questions, I got the skinny of what makes Copenhagen so unique. Here’re some fun facts to know before you go:
- Denmark isn’t on the Euro, but the krone (crown).
- The streets are laden with side alleys and little shops. Old cellars that sell food, clothes, tiny bars and street culture. It’s a perfect walking town, so have fun getting lost. Literally!
- There are so many organic healthy options all over the place, so eating on the run never has to be unhealthy. Including 7-11!
- Three-quarters of the food served in restaurants are organic.
- There’s a Paleo diet chain restaurant that also sells food to go in certain markets & stores. It’s really good!
- Danish design is part of the Nordic region, meaning simple colors like black, blue, gray’s and dark greens are in style all year round. While home decor and design focuses on white walls that equate to the simple, modern-minimal life.
- Cycling is a thing. 40% of all Copenhagen’s get to work or school by bike. And they peddle fast! Most hotels will rent them to you for your convenience.
- People love history. Where it’s from, how it’s made, the whole why that goes into a product. Once here, you will find some of the best products from around the world.
- The locals are kind, easy going and tourist friendly. They will let you take photos of anything.
- Nordic food is pretty serious food, especially when it’s laden with Michelin stars. Top notch restaurants focus on the foods growing locally around them, creating the world’s finest degustation tasting menus.
- Copenhagen is the greenest city in the world. 64% of the city’s hotel rooms are certified as eco-friendly.
- There’s no dress code when you go out to eat, even at a formal place. Danish locals dress very chic, so it’s never an issue.
- the price of living in Copenhagen is high, so a lot of people live in Malmo Sweden (a 10-minute drive across the bridge) to commute.
- Save your receipts and collect up to 13% sales tax back when you leave the country. But, you must not remove the tags, and all items must be shown at the airport to receive a refund. Ask your store for a tax refund receipt.
- Built in 1642, The Rundetårn tower is also the oldest working observatory. The tower has no stairs, just a spiral walkway because it was built for horses to ride up, to see if an army was coming.
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