CopenhagenCopenhagen, Copenhagen, 1630, Denmark
General accessibility review for Copenhagen
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid
Capital city of Denmark, with lots to see and do.
Transport & Parking
Flight time from London to Copenhagen was about 1.5 hours. From the airport there is great accessible public transport. There are trains to take you travel across Denmark or directly to Sweden. There is also the metro and within 15 minutes you can be in Copenhagen's city centre.
Getting around Copenhagen is relatively easy there are good, regular bus and metro services. Bikes are very popular and there are often special bicycle lanes. Some of the pavements are cobblestone, but usually where that is there are smoothed parallel paved stripes which make it easier to walk/ wheel on. At the traffic lights I noticed most admitted a tone, which speeded up when the green man came on. The area is generally flat. The Little Mermaid is very small, and unassuming. Tivoli amusement park has step free access to its delightful grounds and gardens and a couple of accessible rides and is well worth visiting (see separate review), Christiansborg Palace, is just one of the many royal palaces in Denmark, it has step free access to its state rooms and stables (see separate review). Amalienborg Palace is another royal palace and where Changing of the Guards take place. Nyhavn with its harbour, colourful former warehouses and lovely cafes is a great place to relax and soak up the atmosphere. One side of the canal is busier than the other and the quieter side doesn't have cobblestones. There is also a lot of art and cultural things to see including the Glyptotek, a gallery with European, Egyptian, Greek and Roman artwork founded by the Carlsberg brewing family (see separate review). There is also 60 minute boat tours, suitable for some people with mobility difficulties, where you can see many historic and contemporary sites (see separate review). The beautifully maintain and tranquil King's Gardens is the largest of Copenhagen's parks (see separate review). The city centre, where most of the tourist attractions are located, is relatively small. If you choose a city centre hotel it should be easy to get about.
Museums and places of interest tended to have accessible toilets. However the only public toilet I noticed when I was outside was at the King's Gardens (see separate review). The accessible toilets tended let to have grab rails with legs and no emergency cord.
Everyone speaks English and I found bus drivers, museum staff, etc very approachable and helpful.
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Copenhagen is a very easy city to visit and get around. There is something for everyone. It's a beautiful city. There is history and royal palaces, art galleries, cutting edge design and lots of places to eat out. It really is Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen. I've fallen in love with it and definitely want to return soon.