Copenhagen has been the capital of Denmark since the beginning of the 15th century and its population of 1,213,822 is due to the fact that it is a major regional centre of business, culture, media and science. Copenhagen is divided into five areas, the largest of which is the Copenhagen Municipality. Museums and galleries include the Danish National Museum and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. There is also the Copenhagen Zoo, the Geological Museum and the Botanical Gardens. For the history of the city visit the Museum of Copenhagen as well as the four palaces that form the residence of the Danish Royal Family.
The city offers many different types of accommodation but most hotels are located in Indre By and Vesterbro. These hotels include one that has been designed and decorated by some Danish and international designers as well as some timeless five star accommodation. For somewhere different to stay Copenhagen also has unusual options such as staying on an island, in an old fort or even on a floating houseboat hotel. The time to visit for the best weather is from early May to late August.
Getting to Copenhagen by plane means flying into Kastrup Airport. The train from here only takes twelve minutes into the centre of Copenhagen. Alternatively it is possible to get to Copenhagen by train from other parts of Denmark, cities in Sweden such as Malmö and even from continental Europe. An alternative way of getting to Copenhagen is to arrive by ferry or cruise ship. There are many ways to get around the city including the S-train system, metro, bus, taxi or even boat.