Copenhagen is a city of shapes. From its rectangular lakes and numerous squares to the Trianglen junction in Østerbro, it’s like a gigantic children’s shape puzzle. Furthermore, the whole city is shaped like a massive hand with fingers shooting off north, west and south.

So where’s the round peg, you might ask? Smack in the middle of the city is the answer, where it’s stood since the mid-17th century. After the Little Mermaid, the Round Tower (Rundetaarn) is Copenhagen’s most famous landmark – a colossus towering over the city centre that in reality is only seven storeys high.

Source: Peering through a circular lens at Denmark’s point zero for around 400 years – The Post

Copenhagen Airport is launching a new express security check designed especially for domestic passengers, starting from noon this Friday.

The new check, ‘Domestic Travelers/CPH Express’, ensures the quickest possible way through security for passengers travelling to Jutland and Bornholm.

“Domestic traffic is crucial for Copenhagen Airport as thousands of Danes travel every day from various Danish airports to Copenhagen Airport, and many people from the capital use Copenhagen Airport for travelling to holiday destinations or meetings in Jutland and Bornholm,” said the airport’s press officer, Kasper Hyllested.

Source: The Copenhagen Post – Danish News in English


The praise for Copenhagen just keeps coming – this time from Denmark’s Nordic neighbours (and the Danes themselves, of course). Hotels.com on Friday released the results of a survey in which some 4,000 Danes, Swedes, Norwegians and Finns (with roughly even numbers from each country) were asked which of the four countries’ capitols they found to be the most family-friendly. Copenhagen came in first among both Danes and Norwegians and was the second choice of both Swedes and Finns, with each picking their own respective capitol as number one.

Source: Copenhagen best Nordic family destination – The Local

Copenhagen has surpassed Amsterdam to be named the most bicycle-friendly city in the world, according to the Copenhagenize Index 2015 – thus named, as you might have guessed, because Copenhagen is the city to aspire to in terms of being bicycle-friendly.The index, published biennially by the urban design consultancy Copenhagenize Design Company, ranks 150 cities around the world with a population of over 600,000 (with a few exceptions) in terms of being a bicycle-friendly city.

Source: Copenhagen claims title as world’s most bicycle-friendly city | The Post