Denmark’s vibrant capital is a one-stop-shop where tourists, adventure seekers and avid shoppers will find everything they need for a perfect holiday. It is an absorbing mix of the old and the new containing modern shopping centres as well as a medieval old town. There is hardly ever room for a dull moment in this city be it summer or winter, day or night. Copenhagen loves to party and holidaymakers will be able to take part in lively festivals or shake a leg in trendy clubs. Visitors will have at their disposal various kinds of holiday homes in Copenhagen to retire to after a fun-filled day. They can choose from apartments and villas of varying sizes and designs from HomeAway’s rich selection. Most of these Copenhagen holiday rentals are situated within easy reach of the city’s best attractions.
-Cultural events: Summer visitors will be glad they chose the Danish capital as their holiday destination as they’ll be able to participate in any of several festivals. One of the city’s most hotly anticipated events is the CPH World Music Festival which is a four-day celebration of music from all corners of the globe held over 50 venues across the city. Yet another musical fete is held every September in the name of the Copenhagen Blues Festival. Holidaymakers will acquire a taste for this genre if they don’t have it as they listen to local and international artists playing.
-Carlsberg district: Even those not drinkers of the famous Danish brand Carlsberg will want to seize this opportunity to tour the brewery where it used to be produced. Since production of the beer no longer takes place in the Valby plant, visitors can think of it as a tour of a beer museum. They will be able to appreciate the scale of the operation and all that goes into making an internationally recognised brew with a distinct flavour. Plans are afoot to replace this with a Carlsberg Brand and Experience Centre which will have a nightclub among other leisure activities. Copenhagen Area holiday home residents should therefore take the chance to visit before all is changed.
-Shopping: Denmark’s capital is replete with fashionable retail outlets where holidaymakers can get their designer summer wear. Fashion-savvy tourists can window-shop along streets like Bregade which is the home of such brands as Arne Jacobsen and Finn Juhl. For one-of-a-kind jewellery items, a stroll down Laedestraede is recommended to browse through the glittering treasures of various shops. In the Latin Quarter one can buy items from upcoming design houses. Most of these areas also boast lovely cafes where weary shoppers can put up their feet and people-watch.
-Amusement parks: Those on holiday with their kids will find no shortage of places to entertain them. One of these is the Tivoli Gardens fairground which claims to be the world’s second-oldest fairground. Even adults will be thrilled as they hurtle up and down roller coasters and other kinds of rides. There are also captivating cultural performances to look forward to.
Copenhagen receives the bulk of its visitors in the months between May and August when the climate is at its warmest. But even in the height of summer, temperatures rarely exceed 20°C. Furthermore, this period sees more rainfall than any other time of year. July and August rainfall averages close to 70mm. Those headed for Copenhagen Area holiday rentals should therefore plan for wet weather.
The first port of call for most of the Danish capital’s visitors is the Kastrup Airport through which most mainstream and low-cost carriers fly in passengers from all over Europe. In little more than 10 minutes visitors can travel from the airport to the central train station from where they can get a train to their Copenhagen Area holiday homes.