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Driving to Copenhagen

A Motorists guide to Copenhagen - directions, parking and more

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Visitors to Copenhagen find it hard to believe that this city, which is the largest in Scandinavia, was once a tiny fishing port. It is now a cosmopolitan capital with many arts institutions, shops and cafes, as well as there being plenty of historical landmarks to see.

The best way to see Copenhagen is on foot, due to the proliferation of alleys, squares and lively streets. The centre of the city, or Indre By, is ideal for wandering around. The Radhus, or Town Hall is in close proximity, and has panoramic views of the city from the belltower. Jens Olsen's World Clock, which sits just inside the entrance is also worth a look, as it is a competitor to Prague's famous astronomical clock.

Venturing out of the Indre By area is the Habour area to the east, where museums abound. A little further up the water's edge is the home of famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, arguably the most famous Dane to have ever lived. As such, a tourist attraction and souvenir shop have been opened in his honour.

If churches are your thing, visit the Helligandskirken on Stroget, which was built in the 14th century and is the oldest church in the capital. Skt Nikolai Kirke is a church that doubles up as exhibition hall. Also on Stroget, children will enjoy the Guinness World of Records Museum.

Map of the area

Speed limits around Copenhagen

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Rural: 80 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from Copenhagen to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from Copenhagen
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Malmo, Sweden18 km (11 miles)

Gothenburg, Sweden231 km (143 miles)

Hamburg, Germany289 km (179 miles)

Berlin, Germany353 km (219 miles)

Gdansk, Poland413 km (256 miles)

Oslo, Norway484 km (301 miles)

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