Explore Copenhagen on a bike or on foot
Relax in a green oasis and explore stunning parks with unique backdrops
Stay in Vesterbro where Central Station is located just 12 minutes from the airport
Embrace the Absalon Hotel’s green initiatives and be rewarded by the hotel
Copenhagen intends to be carbon-neutral by 2025. In terms of Energy Performance, an estimated 75% of the CO2 reductions will come from initiatives in relation to the city’s energy system. In 2014, Copenhagen was one of the first European Green Capitals, winning the title following an already implemented green plan and ambitious green goals. Copenhagen has always been something of a transport pioneer particularly for cyclists. Le Tour de France in Copenhagen! Even the fastest local cyclists will face serious competition as Copenhagen will host the start of the Tour in 2021.
Every day, 40% of Copenhageners commute to work or studies on a bike. The Absalon Hotel offer guests use of "Velorbis" bikes. Guests will fit in with the nine out of ten Danes who own a bicycle! Copenhagen is full of bridges with cycle lanes, a luxury for anyone coming from London. There are actually more bikes in the city than cars which makes cycling such a pleasure.
The Absalon Hotel, in the same family for 80 years and still family-run has also implemented some green initiatives. CONCEPT GREEN allows guests staying for more than one night an option to decline housekeeping and opt for one of several experiences instead, this with the environment in mind. Incentives include a bar voucher, bike voucher or food item. Guests can drink tap water - literally from the bathroom tap which may sound weird but there is a sign stating; 'We encourage you to drink water and in Denmark tap water is fine'. So, no plastic or glass bottles just a glass. All toiletries are in large bottles that are stuck to the wall and refillable, again cutting down on plastic.
Fully refurbished a few years ago, the Absalon Hotel’s classical architecture exterior stands out during the day with its white façade and by night with its bright changing lights. Home to 161 suites and bedrooms, the bold designs including wallpapers and fabrics by the UK's Designers Guild make this hotel really stand out from the usual minimalism associated with accommodation in the city. The Absalon Hotel is home to a vibrant bar, cosy lounge area, games room and courtyard.
A short cycle or walk away is the world-famous Denmark Design Museum. Housed in one of Copenhagen’s finest rococo buildings, this museum features a fantastic restaurant and several exhibitions. Current exhibitions include the permanent exhibitions: The 20th Century; from the avant-garde to functionalism to environmentalism and recycling. Danish Design Now; contemporary Danish design, including furniture, product design, graphic design, fashion and design for public spaces. The Danish Chair, An International Affair; the wonderful and diverse world of chairs and how Danish design became an international brand. The museum also features a beautiful garden where visitors can enjoy alfresco meals.
Visit Copenhagen recommend 12 best parks and gardens to explore by bike or on foot. “Gardens and parks are scattered all over Copenhagen, and you are never far from a green oasis. These are the perfect spots to relax, sunbathe, go for a stroll or have a picnic.” These include:
The King’s Garden – The huge flowerbeds are a spectacular sight during the summer months. The gardens are the country's oldest royal gardens and were established in the Renaissance style by Christian IV in the early 1600's.
The Botanical Garden is located in the centre of Copenhagen. The garden covers an area of 10 hectares and is particularly noted for its extensive complex of historical glasshouses dating from 1874. The garden is open for the public.
Frederiksberg Gardens - At the main entrance, visitors are officially received by Frederik VI, a former king much beloved by his people, so one is fully aware of entering his garden.
Fælledparken - The Copenhagen 'Common' neighbouring the National Stadium is popular for all kinds of óutdoor activities. Fælledparken is the largest park in Copenhagen and very popular.
The Deer Park – A short trip north from Copenhagen will take visitors to a wonderful and vast woodland that seems far from city lights and noise. The ideal half day trip.
More parks and gardens can be discovered here:
Copenhagen offers a world class design atmosphere and its green successes and ambitions offer best practice examples and inspiration to other cities around the world.
www.absalon-hotel.dk Helgolandsgade 15, DK-1653 Copenhagen +45 333 14344
B&B is priced from 1125 (around £130) DKK to 3240 DKK per room, per night
Copenhagen airport is 20 minutes away (5 mins walk from Central Station)