Are You Planning to Visit Copenhagen? Here are X Things You Should Know about Denmark
Copenhagen is not only the capital of the happiest country in the world but is also the center of the designer goods. Not even Christmas decorations are spared. The festive season is also fruitful when the atmosphere is thick with hygge. So, are you planning to visit the happiest place on the earth? Here are some things you should know about it.
- The Danes are literally the happiest people on the planet.
Yes, it is official! According to the United Nations’ 2013 World Happiness Report, Denmark wins the race by scoring 7.6 out of 10! The city is full of surprises, innovativeness, and the hygge adds gold to it.
- A lot of Copenhageners cycle: fast.
Ever wondered to commute daily to work on a bike especially if you are living in big-shot cities like London, New York or Beijing? Do it and be considered a second-class citizen in these cities. But the situation is quite the contrary in Copenhagen. Half of the population travel to work by riding a bike. Cycling is also the best way to explore this Danish capital and you can also take your bikes on trains. Copenhageners are also very law-abiding in nature. Even at 3AM on a cold night, people wait for the green lights at the pedestrian crossings. If you are looking for accommodation, it is recommended to go for apartment hotels in Copenhagen.
- “Hygge” is highly desirable.
This Danish word means coziness in English and is pronounced as hougga. It is a warm and sociable feeling that comes with the winter in those wool sweaters, hats with earflaps, blazing log fires, strong ales in old wood-paneled bars and candles, and even at breakfast all demand for hygge.