Averages for Copenhagen in July
What's the Weather Like in Copenhagen in July
July brings with it the warmest weather of the year and the height of the tourist season to Copenhagen. With the warmer weather, visitors are able to not only enjoy the sights on land, but also take full advantage of the numerous water sports offered in the area. Visitors will have to wait a little bit as the more popular sites and restaurants will be crowded, but now is the time to go if you want to be able to see every...
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What's the Weather Like in Copenhagen in July
July brings with it the warmest weather of the year and the height of the tourist season to Copenhagen. With the warmer weather, visitors are able to not only enjoy the sights on land, but also take full advantage of the numerous water sports offered in the area. Visitors will have to wait a little bit as the more popular sites and restaurants will be crowded, but now is the time to go if you want to be able to see everything that the region has to offer.
While this month is actually tied with August for the warmest average afternoon highs, the low temperatures are the warmest the city will see all year. Throughout the evening, the mercury will drop to an average low of 13°C (55°F). While still cool enough for a light jacket, temperatures are much warmer than they are during the winter months. In the afternoon, highs will climb to an average of 21°C (70°F). The average daily temperature is a pleasant 17°C (63°F).
Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature
Now is also the time to hit the beach and enjoy the average of 13 hours of sunshine per day. The water is also now warm enough to enjoy as temperatures will average 18°C (64°F). While not as warm as some of the other European waters, at least visitors can enjoy surfing and other water sports for a short amount of time.
Rainfall amounts do remain high and will drive visitors indoors for a short amount of time. Overall, the region will experience an average of 60mm of precipitation throughout the month. This rain will fall over an average of 15 days. As a result, it is important to bring some raingear in order to stay dry while out exploring the city. Overall, however, the rain is generally short-lived and won't ruin an entire day's activities, but still check the extended forecast.
Copenhagen Hotels in July
Copenhagen has lots to offer in the way of boutique accommodations and Ibsens Hotel is one place that's worth looking into. Located in the centre of the city, Ibsens is known for showcasing the work of up-and-coming artists and promotes is "art money" currency, which is used to commission work featured in the hotel. There's also a range of facilities to make use of here such as a steam room, sauna and fitness suite.
Another centrally-located boutique hotel for discerning travellers is the Andersen Boutique Hotel. The last word in style and comfort, each of the hotel's rooms are decorated to impeccably high standards and are designed to provide a relaxing place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing. Guests are encouraged to use their many facilities and services, such as luggage storage, bike rental facilities; even hot bikram yoga! A tasty organic breakfast is served from 7am-10am daily.
If you're looking for a hotel with a difference, by Hotel Cph Living. This innovative concept hotel occupies a barge in the city's harbour, commanding views over Copenhagen which are second-to-none. Each room comes equipped with its own en suite and there's a pleasant roof terrace which makes for a good spot to enjoy the sunny summer weather.
Bars and Restaurants
The Olive Kitchen & Bar is the place to be if you're in search of a restaurant that prides itself on serving quality dishes in an elegant environment. With signature dishes on the menu such as flank state, Norwegian salmon and beef carpaccio, there's something to suit all tastes, along with a range of options for vegetarian diners. Seats at this restaurant are limited, so ring ahead in order to secure a table.
For dinner with one of the best views of the city, be sure to head over to Geranium. Located in the centre of the city and on the 8th floor of the Common Gardens, the view is second-to-none, while the food has earned the restaurant a reputation for being one of the Copenhagen's finest dining spots. An ideal place for a special meal or a romantic rendez-vous, it's worth calling in advance to book a table here, since it is very popular in the summer months.
Next Door Cafe is the ideal place to retreat to if you need somewhere to put your feet up after a busy day of hitting the pavements sightseeing. Exuding a homely ambiance, while also serving fine coffee, this Christianshavn cafe is a big hit among Copenhageners who enjoy the cafe's eclectic decor and friendly atmosphere.
Copenhagen's meatpacking district is marked out as one of the city's hippest neighbourhood and it's famous for its buzzing nightlife, with an array of bars and nightclubs under its belt. Jolene is one of the biggest contenders in this area and is popular for its boisterous atmosphere, shabby chic decor and eclectic range of music which is played throughout the week.
Things to do in Copenhagen in July
July marks the beginning of festival season of Copenhagen and there's an infectious festive atmosphere in the city at this time of the year. Taking place annually in July is the eminent Copenhagen Jazz Festival, which features over 600 musicians performing in the city's concert halls, parks, cafes and public plazas over a 10-day period. For something a bit more contemporary, there's the Roskilde Festival, the largest music event of its kind in Scandinavia which attracts a large crowd internationally, along with a range of classic rockers and modern musicians.
The warmer weather that July brings also makes an excellent time to head to one of the city's wonderful beaches which have been otherwise out of bounds in the previous colder months. Located a few miles to the north of the city in the affluent suburb of Klampenborg, Bellevue is one of the most popular beaches among locals and tourists.
The beach is safe for those with children of all ages as there are lifeguards on duty and showers that visitors can use to clean up in before heading back to their hotel. In all, the beach is 700 metres long and can accommodate quite a crowd in the summer months. July does offer some of the warmest water temperatures of the year with an average of 18°C (64°F) allowing for both tourists and locals to enjoy some time at the beach.
The Swedish city of Malmö is also a popular option for daytrips and is worth visiting alone for the journey across the awe-inspiring Oresund Bridge which links Sweden with Denmark. A quick 45-minute train ride from Copenhagen Central Station, reaching the city is easy and there's plenty to see while you're here, such as quality shopping, an ancient castle, a large beach and one of the tallest towers of its kind in Europe. A 10-minute journey north is the cathedral city of Lund, which is celebrated for its Medieval architecture and breezy university town atmosphere. Just remember to bring your passport before your board the train!
The best way to see Copenhagen by far is from a bicycle, and it's become synoymous with life in the city. Tourists will be amazed by the infrastructure which is geared towards cyclists and as such there are a number of companies which allow you to explore the city from a rental bike with the help of a knowledgeable guide. Cycling Copenhagen is one recommendation, who run a number of different tours of the city to suit all ages, itineraries and requirements. Booking couldn't be easier and what's more, it's a great way to make the most of a sunny morning or afternoon.