For those who like large, well-planned houses, outdoor activities and a safe and well-organised life style, Copenhagen is the place to live.
Accommodation is cheaper in Copenhagen than in many other European capitals. Houses and apartments are spacious and well equipped. However, the rental market is regulated by a strict system of residency requirements for foreigners. Furthermore, several years of residency and official permission from the state is needed before foreigners can purchase property. Because of these restrictions many hotels provide apartments that can be rented on a short or long term basis, and many companies have bought their own accommodation for their employees.
Public transport is well organised, with trains, buses and a new metro system, but it is not cheap. There are numerous cycle paths and a system for renting bikes in one place and leaving them in another. For those who like healthy out-door living there is large choice of parks and recreational facilities within the city, as well as beaches and marinas all within easy reach of the centre.
Lower rental and telecommunications costs, combined with a skilled work force, makes Copenhagen a good location for companies working in north European and Scandinavian markets. There are about 2,000 foreign companies with offices in Copenhagen, employing about 60,000 expatriates, and there is a useful network of support groups, clubs and relocation facilities, as well as international schools teaching in English, German, French and Japanese. Useful websites are www.copcap.com and workindenmark.dk

Bispebjerg/Nordvest
Bispebjerg/Nordvest

Situated on the border between Vesterbro/Noerrebro and the villa-quarters of Copenhagen, for many pe...

Broenshoej Husum
Broenshoej Husum

This quarter, situated in the northwest of the city, became part of the municipality of Copenhagen i...

Centre (Raadhuspladsen, Stroeget, Nyhavn...)
Centre (Raadhuspladsen, Stroeget, Nyhavn...)

The old city was founded in 1160 but the real development began in the 17th century, during the reig...

Christianshavn
Christianshavn

In 1618 the King of Denmark, Christian IV, ordered a new district to be built and Christianshavn was...

Frederiksberg
Frederiksberg

Frederiksberg is not part of the municipality of Copenhagen but it is situated in the metropolitan a...

Indre Noerrebro (inner Noerrebro)
Indre Noerrebro (inner Noerrebro)

Like Oesterbro, this quarter is normally divided into inner and outer Noerrebro. During the last cou...

Indre Oesterbro (inner Oesterbro)
Indre Oesterbro (inner Oesterbro)

Oesterbro is divided into inner and outer areas. Inner Oesterbro, situated between the centre and th...

Kongens Enghave
Kongens Enghave

This small quarter also known as the southwest quarter is situated in southwest Copenhagen, surround...

Sundbyerne/Amager
Sundbyerne/Amager

Amager is an island that is part of the municipality of Copenhagen; two bridges connect it to the ce...

Valby
Valby

Today Valby is an integrated part of Copenhagen, but until 1901 it was an independent village with a...

Vanloese
Vanloese

Like Valby, Vanloese was integrated into the municipality of Copenhagen in 1901. Most of the buildin...

Vestamager
Vestamager

Vestamager is home to a large natural park (Kalvebod Faelled) as well as to the completely new Oeres...

Vesterbro
Vesterbro

Vesterbro is situated in the western part of the city, near the centre. This quarter has changed a g...

Ydre Noerrebro (outer Noerrebro)
Ydre Noerrebro (outer Noerrebro)

Outer Noerrebro is known as the immigrants district; it is a multicultural area and this influence f...

Ydre Oesterbro (outer Oesterbro)
Ydre Oesterbro (outer Oesterbro)

Though workers or socially marginalized people live in some apartment blocks, outer Oesterbro is kno...