Plan your Trip to Copenhagen

Home to some of the best restaurants in the world, impressive architecture and design, a rich royal history and a wide array of cultural offerings, there is something for everyone in Copenhagen. A city planned with pedestrians, cyclists and green spaces in mind, the Danish capital has also earned international praise for its high level of sustainable living. It is the perfect place to test your bike riding skills and ride amongst the locals; but no need to worry if you prefer to jump on a metro: the city’s extensive public transport network makes it easy to get around. Regardless of what you prefer you can rest assured that you have arrived in one of the safest and most livable cities in the world.

A city surrounded by water

A city surrounded by water

Whether it is the scenic harbour, the beautiful canals or the inner-city lakes, water takes center stage in Copenhagen. Over the past 25 years, the City of Copenhagen has taken measures resulting in the improvement of the water quality of the once industrial harbour. Today, the harbour is a favourite spot for recreational activities such as swimming, kayaking, rowing and stand up-paddling, as well as urban farming and fishing, with organisations such as Havhøst growing Danish oysters and mussels inside the harbour. If you prefer to just sit back and enjoy the view, there are plenty of canal tours that take you through some of Copenhagen’s many popular sights.

Health and safety in focus

Health and safety in focus

Last year, Copenhagen was named the safest city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit. For many, this top ranking is hardly surprising as the Danish capital has long been an incredibly safe place to live as well as to visit. Crime rates are low, healthcare is easily accessed, and the population’s overall health is high – all of which contribute to a high level of trust in the authorities. Visitors will even find that moving around – whether on bike or by public transport – is safe and easy. Finally, world-class IT infrastructure helps provide a very secure setting for business events.

Gastronomic powerhouse

Gastronomic powerhouse

For those wanting to sink their teeth into mouthwatering food, Copenhagen’s restaurant scene is among the world’s most distinct and innovative, and it caters to all budgets, tastes and situations. The city is home to 14 Michelin restaurants, including the world’s number one and two, noma and Geranium. The many street food markets are popular among locals and visitors alike and the city’s bustling bar and cafe scene means there is always a new place to try out.

A forward-looking city with a rich history

A forward-looking city with a rich history

Copenhagen is home to one of the oldest monarchies in the world with a history tracing back to the Viking Age. History is everywhere in Copenhagen where cobblestone streets, palaces and royal artefacts make for a beautiful backdrop to the modern life lived by the Copenhageners of today. Here you will find the colourful old houses and other historic sites next to next-level contemporary architecture that is part of Copenhagen’s vision to incorporate sustainability in every possible way. Visitors looking to familiarise themselves with Copenhagen’s DNA as well as its history can pick and choose from a long list of museums and royal attractions. Get inspired and discover Copenhagen’s classic tourist attractions, palaces, museums, hidden treasures and much more here.

Where bikes rule the world

Where bikes rule the world

Copenhagen has been named the most bike-friendly city in the world due to its extended and sophisticated bike infrastructure that makes cycling both convenient, safe and fast. Curb separated bicycle tracks, bike-bridges across the city canals, cycle superhighways and traffic lights for bikes are part of the daily commute for many Copenhageners. With bikes outnumbering cars in Copenhagen, visitors will find that one of the best ways to explore the city is in fact by bike. Many of the city’s hotels provide free bikes for their guests just as there are several bike rentals that will help you get riding in no time.

Capital of sustainable development

Capital of sustainable development

It may not come as a surprise that a city with such a strong focus on bikes is also one of the most sustainable destinations in the world. Just like the rest of Denmark, Copenhagen has a strong track record of pursuing green solutions and has an ambitious plan to become carbon neutral by 2025. For visitors and locals alike, this means that there are several sustainable activities to embark on such as taking a dip in the city’s clean harbour water, going bike riding or skiing on top of CopenHill – an artificial skiing slope and a recreational hiking area on top of a waste management center.

Conference Venue

The IWA #WorldWaterCongress & Exhibition is hosted at the Bella Center Copenhagen.
Located in Ørestad between the city centre and Copenhagen Airport, it offers an indoor area of 121,800 square metres (1,311,000 sq ft) and has a capacity of 20,000 people.

Travel and Arrival Information

The Bella Center Copenhagen features a central location in the heart of Ørestad with its own metro station. The Bella Center Copenhagen is only 6 kilometres from Copenhagen Airport and 8 kilometres from the city centre of Copenhagen. The Center is also surrounded by Fields, Scandinavia’s largest shopping center, the Royal Golf Center, and protected natural areas that are ideal for a jog.

Transportation in Copenhagen

Transportation in the city of Copenhagen can be booked via this link.

 Airport shuttle

The center’s shuttle service operates from 6 am to 11 pm and runs between Copenhagen Airport and the two hotels, AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen (which is directly connected to Bella Center Copenhagen) and Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers.
Price: DKK 30 each way. The fifteen seats are filled on a first-come, first-served principle; if the bus is full, other transport expenses are not covered.
At the airport information desk, you will find info about the shuttle parking spot by Terminal 2 from where you can get on the bus. When departing the hotel you order the shuttlebus in the hotel reception.

Taxi

A taxi from Bella Center to the city centre costs about DKK 200.
A taxi from Bella Center Copenhagen to Copenhagen Airport costs about DKK 150-200.

Metro

If you take the metro, the centre of Copenhagen is just a few minutes away. The Metro line M1 runs between Vanløse and Vestamager. The metro station “Bella Center” is located by Bella Center’s east entrance. More information at www.m.dk.

Bus

Bus timetables can be found on the transport company DOT’s website. You can also use the website Rejseplanen to plan your trip with public transport.

 Train

If you plan on travelling by train, Bella Center is only 10-15 min by taxi from Copenhagen Central Station. To get to and from Copenhagen Central Station, you can also take the bus line 30, which takes 20-25 minutes. All regional trains also stop at Ørestad Station, where you can transfer to the metro to get to Bella Center Copenhagen. Note that Intercity Trains DO NOT currently stop at Ørestad Station. Information and reservations via DSB.

 Aircraft and airport

Bella Center Copenhagen is just a 10 minute taxi drive from Copenhagen Airport (estimated price: DKK 150-200), which offers a wide range of international and domestic flights every day. Regional trains also run from the airport to Ørestad Station. Further information via Copenhagen Airport or SAS.

Accommodation

CAP Partner has been chosen as the official housing agent for the congress. 

For further details and the online booking platform please visit the accommodation page

Useful Visa Information

Most embassies experience unusually high volumes of visa applications to Denmark. This may lead to longer processing times and fewer available appointment slots at VFS Global.

 We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible.