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Best Times to Visit Copenhagen

The best time to visit Copenhagen is in the summer, despite it being generally overrun with visitors. Between May and September, the streets come alive as cafés spill to the sidewalks and festivals fill the air with music. Beginning in October, the city goes into hibernation for the winter to escape the biting cold; the only exception being December, when hotels fill for holiday celebrations.  

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While the weather isn't as pleasant as what you'll find in the summer, spring has fewer crowds, which translates to cheaper airfare and lower hotel rates. Also, Tivoli Gardens re-opens following a three-and-a-half month closure.

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Copenhagen summers are comfortable, with high temperatures ranging from the mid 60s to the low 70s. Still, you should pack some warm clothes to protect against cool winds, which sweep across from the Baltic Sea (even the summer sees its share of chilly breezes).

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Copenhagen is beautiful in the autumn, though perhaps a lot more frigid than you'd expect. Bring plenty of sweaters or a thick coat. On the plus side, accommodations are cheaper this time of year than they are in the summer high season.

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You'll need plenty of warm clothes -- winters are bitter cold, with highs averaging in the mid- to upper-30s. If you do plan to brave the chill, we suggest planning your getaway for Christmastime when the streets are decorated.

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