When you will be visiting Denmark, most probably you will start your trip with Copenhagen, the capital of the country where the happiest people on Earth live, at least according to statistics. If you do plan to travel in Denmark, then find out some information about Copenhagen Central Station, how it works and what is useful to know when you are there.
Nice to know about Copenhagen Central Station
The station had undergone changes three times since its existence: a first building was constructed in 1847 on the same place to the present one; in 1864 was built another building this time in a different place – opposite the Axeltorv complex contributing to a more extended railway system; and a third one and the actual to this day was put up in 1911, being launched by king Christian X. It has quite a long history and since then has been continuously improved and modernized.
The design and style of the building (of the station) is alike the Town Hall building for they were at the same time built. Within the train station complex there is even a special lounge for the Royal family.
The staff of the Copenhagen Central Station arises to 1800-2000 employees.
Inside the building there is one clock that is the familiar meeting place for Copenhageners and it is also the perfect location for dating as the locals say.
In 1911, when it was constructed the actual station had been incorporated with a hole (the most expensive in the world) so that the steam from the steam engines to be exhausted before the train entered the station.
Good to know about Copenhagen Central Station
The railway infrastructure is well developed and modern throughout the country; it incorporates high-tech features and the Danish train departures are known for their minute precision and reliability.
The Copenhagen Central Station is the largest in the country and from here is manipulated all the train traffic within Denmark. Hence, there are of course, local (S-trains and regional) but also international connections (InterCity and international trains) with the most important cities in Europe.
The train station is connected to the Copenhagen Airport and the area is right from where you take back your luggage.
The station is located in the centre of the city and it has 12 platforms of which 7 are for travelers and 5 are destined to luggage.
As Danes are fond of bicycles they made it possible to carry the two wheels mean of transportation with you through the country.
If you need to leave your luggage so you can freely discover Copenhagen, there are luggage boxes and the price for 24 hours is between 40 and 60 DKK.
This station has a special service center exclusively for young travelers where they can eat something, leave their baggage or surprisingly even have a shower.
Travelling by train in Denmark is rather expensive but there are discounts for students or young travelers.
If you have something interesting to tell us about your trip in Copenhagen related to the central station, feel free to contact us! We are looking forward to hearing from you!
(Copenhagen’s Central Station)
1570 Copenhagen V
DSB Telephone: +45 70 13 14 15