Welcome to Copenhagen, perhaps the most interesting and lively capital of Northern Europe, repeatedly recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life – in 2010, the magazine Monocle ranked Copenhagen as the 2nd most liveable city, but it is also the third most expensive in Europe on the Forbes List, so bring your wallet!
The city offers a lot of special things
The water in the inner harbour is clean and safe for swimming, and the city is big enough to be a metropolis with shopping, culture and nightlife par excellence, yet still small enough to be intimate, safe and easy to navigate. Overlooking the Øresund strait with Sweden just minutes away, it is a cultural and geographic link between mainland Europe and Scandinavia.
In general Copenhagen is just a really nice, clean city, and part of this is due to the use of bycycling in Copenhagen:
In 2012 40% of all Copenhageners commute to work, school or university by bicycle on the bicycle paths that are extensive and well used, often separated from the main traffic lanes and often with their own signal systems - isn't that a good idea?
Every day 1.1 million km are bicycled in Copenhagen and people cycle in their normal clothes around the city, a city where old history and fairy tales blend with flashy new architecture and world-class Danish design; where warm jazz mixes with chilled electronica, happy faces everywhere when the weather is good.
It can be a carefree feeling to bike around the city, but be careful: it's a busy city also on a bike as cycling is a common mean of daily transportation, the locals drive fast and without room for much leeway. Do remember: Cyclists are often allowed to ride both ways in one-way streets. Don't expect to get a warning when someone wants to overtake you. Always look behind you before you overtake someone — otherwise you could cause some nasty accidents.
Enjoy! And bike safely!