If you're on your way to Copenhagen for business sometime soon, we've got one question - could you squeeze us in your suitcase please? We love Copenhagen - the city is the manifestation of Scandinavian cool, which means there is design and architectural eye candy galore. Plus, the food, you guys, the food! The capital of Denmark is home to 15 Michelin-recognised restaurants at last count, and they continue to push the envelope in terms of edible art all over the place. Oh, and the cultural riches. From royal palaces to caches of age-old Islamic art stashed in an unassuming neoclassical mansion, there is enough to make any art lover giddy.
DID YOU KNOW? Copenhagen is one of the top 10 convention cities in the world according to the International Congress and Convention Association.
As you can probably tell, the TravelManor team has a little love affair going on with Copenhagen. We've packed plenty of clients off to this wonderful city over the years, which means we know a fair amount about its inner workings. Here are a few insider tips to smooth the way for a successful business trip to Copenhagen:
Get a Copenhagen Card at the airport or the visitors' centre near the central train station. This will give you access to public trains and busses, as well as free access to 80+ museums and tourist sights. If the weather is good and you like being active, renting a bicycle is another great way to get around. The city's bike shares have a tablet on the handlebars that allow you to navigate the city and almost every street has a bike lane!
Copenhagen is a compact city, so it's easy to squeeze in a few of the sights in between meetings. We highly recommend that you find a few pockets of time to visit top attractions like Tivoli Gardens, Nyhavn canal and harbour, Amalienborg, Rosenborg Castle and Christiansborg Palace.
The Danish capital is serious about sustainability - think electric busses, mandatory recycling and eco-friendly everything. Make sure that you take a leaf from the book of the locals by refusing single-use plastics if you encounter any, and disposing of any rubbish in suitable bins. If you are unsure about anything in this regard, ask the nearest local; they'll be happy to assist.
There you have it - a few guidelines to pave the way for a rewarding business trip to the gorgeous capital of Denmark. Good stuff right? If you would like to learn more about business travel customs around the world, keep an eye on the blog in the coming weeks and months. Our corporate travel planning team is standing by to share more expert insight. In the meantime, you can also feel free to reach out to us to find out more about our travel planning services - we have plenty of budget-busting tricks to share!