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Things to do
Nyhavn, once home to Hans Christian Anderson, is a great place to visit when the sun is shining, to sit in one of the many cafes and bars with views of historic boats along the quay. A leisurely canal cruise is a wonderful way to see the colourful houses lining the waterfront. Restaurants to suit every budget abound with an excellent choice of freshly prepared foods, from typical Danish smorrebrod to ethnic curries. Cheap weekend breaks to Copenhagen from Ireland are perfect for shopping not only in the excellent choice of boutiques and shops, but in the fact that many of them are in historic, beautifully preserved streets and buildings in pedestrianised areas close to the hotels. Last minute city breaks & short break deals to Copenhagen offer you the opportunity to visit the famous little Mermaid, the Royal Palace and changing of the guard.
The weather in Copenhagen is mild through all the four seasons. Summers bring temperatures averaging around 68°F (20°C), while in mid-winter temperatures hover just above or below zero. Rainfall is moderate too, but spread throughout the year, so showers are possible in any season. Grey skies are the norm rather than the exception in Copenhagen.
Danish is the official language, but English is understood and widely used.
Danish currency is the Krone (DKK), made up of 100 ore. ATMs are liberally sprinkled throughout the country, and all major credit cards are widely accepted, expecially Visa. Travellers cheques are welcome at banks and hotels. Most banks are not open at weekends, however Copenhagen has several bureaux de change which stay open late at night, seven days a week.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).