Backpacking Copenhagen

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Even if Copenhagen is known to be an expensive city, there are many things you can do for free. Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s most fantastic city and the center of the most dynamic region in Europe, the Øresund Region. The city is one of Europe’s oldest capitals with a royal touch – the monarchy in Denmark is the oldest in the world! 

The Bella Center is situated in a newly developed part of Copenhagen, Ørestad. Ørestad is down town Scandinavia - less than 10 minutes away from historic Copenhagen. Scandinavia´s main airport and the Fixed Link to Sweden are equally close by. Ørestad is the geographic centre of the Øresund Region and a gateway to Copenhagen because of its exceptional traffic connections.

Being a fairly new quarter, there is not the same shopping and café life as in the old Bro-quarters of central Copenhagen, even if you will find some nice restaurants within 5-10 minutes walk, and a large shopping center as well.  

If you are interested in architecture and city-planning you will find yourself in the middle of it. The whole area has been developed over the past 10 years, and it has even caught the interest of New York Times

Art and culture is also just around the corner. On the back wall of the conference center you will find the largest piece of street art in Copenhagen by the Spanish artist Hyuro. Walk along the 271 m long piece of art which was recently finished in May. It is a poetic, unique and beautiful work of art that exploits length of the wall to create a coherent movement. Hyuro tells a story that fits the environment in Ørestad: A stag, moving from light into the unknown, contributing to a moment of wonder and meditation in daily life for passers-by car, metro or bicycle. The Danish Radio Concert CentreKoncerthuset, is two stops away by Metro. It is worth a visit even if you are only interested in the building and architecture, designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel.

If you feel a need for some exercise, there is a nice green common area, Amager Fælled, right across the street. You can run shorter or longer and enjoy the late summer flowers and berries along the routes.

At Langelinje Pier you will find one of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. On 23 August 2013 she will be 100 years old!

The perfect place to end a long day is Nyhavn - only ten minutes away by Metro. You can take a stroll along the quayside or have dinner at one of the cosy restaurants. Or do like the locals: buy a beer from a nearby store and rest your feet at the quayside.