Local information & accommodation
Copenhagen has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest – and most of them are within walking distance of the conference venue. The three most famous attractions in the city are:
- The more than 100 year old amusement park Tivoli
- The statue of The Little Mermaid
- The Freetown of Christiania
But Copenhagen has a lot more to offer. With a history that dates back to 1043 the city is full of historic landmarks, significant buildings and interesting sights. Be sure to visit Amalienborg Palace – home to the royal family, do a guided canal tour on the harbour and walk down the shopping street Strøget.
A selection of highlights
Considered one of the greatest works of Danish Rococco architecture the Queen’s residence is, made up of four identical buildings spread around the octagonal courtyard. Get a glimpse into the Royal abode or watch the daily shift-change of the Royal Guard.
Christiania, the free town within the city, is without a doubt one of Denmark’s most popular tourist attractions. This controversial area is loved by many, but has been a turning point for strong debate especially because of the locals’ relaxed view on recreational drugs and their at times quite anarchistic statements.
Nyhavn – packed with restaurants and bars. During summer, Nyhavn is the perfect place to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining. Or, if you prefer, you can do like the locals and buy a beer from a nearby store and rest your feet at the quayside.
Originally built as a royal pleasure retreat by King Christian IV, Rosenborg Palace is today a museum, displaying 400 years of Royal history. Feast your eyes on the Royal Regalia and State Jewellery, as well as, objects from the private collections of the Royals.
Copenhagen’s largest shopping area is centred around Strøget in the heart of the city. Strøget is the world’s longest pedestrian street with a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly chains to some of the world’s most expensive brands.
The Little Mermaid
The enchanting statue of the Little Mermaid provides a gentle contrast to the monumental Opera House on the opposite side of the harbour. A gift from Carl Jacobsen to the city of Copenhagen, this bronze statue was unveiled at the Langelinie Harbour front Promenade back in 1913.
The Round Tower
Rundetaarn, or the round tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe and stars have been watched here since 1642. The observatory is encircled by an outdoor platform from which you have a magnificent view of the old part of Copenhagen.
A new fairy tale – every day. The romantic Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park is a glorious blend of time-honoured tradition and modern technology.
Carlsberg is among the largest tourist attractions in Copenhagen and now you have the opportunity to get closer to the roots of Carlsberg, the history and the beer.
For more information about Copenhagen and tours in Copenhagen, we recommend you visit: www.visitcopenhagen.com.
The Square Copenhagen – Rådhuspladsen 14, 1550 Copenhagen V
Scandic Palace Hotel – Rådhuspladsen 57, 1550 Copenhagen
Copenhagen Strand – Havnegade 37, 1058 Copenhagen K
Hotel Wake-up Copenhagen – Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11, 1577 Copenhagen V
Hotel Danmark – Vester Voldgade 89, 1552 Copenhagen V
Cap Inn City Hotel – Mitchellsgade 14, 1568 Copenhagen V
Hotel Arthur – Nørre Søgade 11, 1370 Copenhagen K
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel – Toldbodgade 24 – 28, DK – 1253 Copenhagen
How to get to Copenhagen
Airport: Copenhagen Airport has great connections to all of Europe. Copenhagen Airport is situated 14 km from the conference venue. Regional trains, metro and busses run from the airport to the center of Copenhagen.
You can take the train from the airport to the central station (København H) in Copenhagen. From there you can walk to the venue (app. 15 minutes) or take Bus 66 which stops right by the venue.
Try this website: www.journeyplanner.dk, where you can organise trips around the city by inserting simple keywords such as venue, street or station.
For more information about registration or paper submissions, please contact the SIBMAS secretariat directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all other enquiries, please contact the conference secretariat:
CAP Partner, Lene Kaspersen
Phone: +45 70200305