The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is often hailed as one the world’s most livable cities. It is also considered one of the world’s most environmentally friendly cities. In fact, the water in the inner harbor is so clean that you can swim in it, and more than 40 per cent of all citizens commute to work by bicycle.

With a population of just below 1.3 million people Copenhagen is a metropolis on the human scale, engineered for pedestrians, pedal power, and urban living. The compact layout of the city centre allows you to do your sightseeing and shopping on foot, and explore the many attractions in the old parts of the city as well as the newly designed districts and spectacular new urban icons.

Home to the Royal Family and seat of the Danish parliament, Folketinget, Copenhagen enjoys a rich and varied cultural life of museums, galleries, theatres, and music.

Most liveable city in the world
In their 2014 Quality of Life Survey, the British lifestyle magazine, Monocle, voted Copenhagen as the most liveable city for the third time.


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Copenhagen in the top 25

Copenhagen is no. 10 in 2015 on the lifestyle magazine Monocle's annual list entitled "The Most Livable Cities Index", where 25 top locations are rated for e.g. quality of life.

Important criteria in this survey are safety/crime, international connectivity, climate/sunshine, quality of architecture, public transportation, tolerance, environmental issues and access to nature, urban design, business conditions, pro-active policy developments and medical care.

At the bottom of the page, you can watch a video Monocle shot in Copenhagen in 2013.