Copenhagen Weather April Averages, Denmark
What's the Weather Like in Copenhagen in April
April sees the first signs of milder weather as spring season begins to get underway in Copenhagen. With warmer temperatures, makes a good time to visit and avoid the summer crowds that usually descend on the city. Additionally, visiting during this time of the year also allows guests to avoid the high prices that come with traveling to the region during the summer months.
Average temperatures climb significantly in April, after months of hovering round the freezing mark. During this time of the year, daily temperatures will average 6°C (43°F); additionally, the average afternoon high climbs to 10°C (50°F). At numbers such as these, visitors can begin to leave the gloves and heavy scarves in the hotel room, but remember to check the extended forecast to make sure a late season cold front hasn't moved in. Despite warmer afternoons, the early mornings will still be cold with temperatures dipping to 2°C (36°F).
Average Sea Temperature
Once again, it's still much too cold to enjoy the local beaches and water with average temperatures of only 6°C (43°F). However, this is the second month in a row of warming water temperatures and this trend will continue and it won't be long before visitors will be able to hit the beach.
Rain and Average Sunshine Hours
Dry weather is another factor that makes April a great time to visit the city. Only 30mm of precipitation is expected and much of it begins to transition from frozen to liquid. However, the number of days experiencing measurable rainfall remains high at 15. Therefore, it's still important to bring some raingear in order to stay dry. However, it isn't gloomy all the time with an average of 9 hours of sunshine each day throughout the month.
Copenhagen Hotels in April
Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
The Copenhagen Admiral Hotel is a 4-star establishment located in the heart of the city and close to shopping, tourist attractions and top restaurants. Housed in an 18th century building, the hotel offers rooms in which no two are the same, combining an air of sophistication with a feeling of history. All rooms are designed for your comfort and relaxation and offer free WiFi, private baths, TVs with international channels and 24-hour room service.
Comfort Hotel Vesterbro
Located in one of the trendiest quarters of Copenhagen is the Comfort Hotel Vesterbro. Within just a few minutes, guests can walk to some of the best dining, bars, shopping and attractions that the city has to offer, not to mention the ultra-hip meatpacking district, which is only a stone's throw away. Each room is kitted out with all the modern convenience and the hotel offers guests all the creature comforts at reasonable prices.
Another convenience-oriented hotel located in the heart of the city is the Tivoli Hotel. This clean, airy and modern accommodation is known for its efficient, friendly service and an abundance of facilities to enjoy, which make the place ideal for both business and leisure stays. Guests can make use of the onsite fitness centre and swimming pool, while there's a playroom for younger visitors, too.
Bars and Restaurants
Arguably one of Copenhagen's best kept secrets, Cofoco is the place to go if you're in search of some high-calibre dining in the heart of town. Operating out of a basement in the trendy Vesterbro neighbourhood, this gourmet restaurant is a big hit with locals and serves up a pleasing menu that emphasizes locally-sourced meats and seafoods in a minimalist Scandinavian style. There's also a range of tempting options on offer for non-carnivorous diners. Book in advance to ensure a table here.
If you're in the mood for something a bit more traditional, in a place which offers a feel for the authentic Copenhagen character, then try Skindbusken. A halfway house between a tavern and a restaurant, this interesting establishment features heavy wooden panelling and an interesting plethora of art on its walls. Meanwhile, the menu focuses largely on unpretentious Danish food and an impressive beer selection.
Sort Kaffe & Vinyl
Music and coffee lovers won't want to miss a visit to Sort Kaffe & Vinyl, which is essentially a coffee shop and a music store rolled into one. The music focusses mostly on new releases, and it makes a nice place to mull over the record collection while you relax with a hot drink.
For romantic post-dinner drinks, head to Ruby, which boasts a reputation as one of the finest hangout spots in the city. Located in the centre of town near the Fredriksholm Canal, the bar oozes sophistication by the bucket-load and racks up an impressive, connoisseur's selection of cocktails.
Things to do in Copenhagen in April
Facing the waterfront, the Amalienborg Palace is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in royal history and heritage. Home to the world's oldest monarchy, the Danish Royal Family still reside within the palace and you can witness the changing of the guards, which takes place every day at noon. A special procession at the palace takes place on the 16th of April each year to mark the birthday of Queen Margrethe.
Spanning from the main square of the palace, four identical buildings come together to illustrate its history, Within this complex you'll find the Amalienborg Museum, which illustrates the last 150 years of the palace and Royal Family.
Another historic sight within the vicinity that's worth visiting is the star-shaped Kastellet (The Citadel), which dates back to the 1600s. Known for its grassy parkland, ramparts, quaint barrack buildings and historic windmill, this makes a great place to take a stroll as the weather becomes more favourable during this time of the year. Within the grounds of the fortress you'll notice St. Alban's Church, which was built in the 1800s to signify the sizeable English community living in Denmark at the time.
Slightly off the beaten track, but within close range to the two other historic sights is Nyboder, a finely-preserved row of terraces that used to house seafaring Danes and their families. Noted for their colourful decorations in the typical Copenhagen style, these were bespoke accommodations that encompassed their own schools, hospitals and police force.
For as long as Copenhagen has been around, the harbour has been the lifeblood of the city and it's a great idea to join one of the many boat tours that ply the waterways, giving visitors the opportunity to view the city from its main artery. Visitors who buy the Copenhagen Card are entitled to a free boat tour with Netto Boats, departing from Nyhavn at regular intervals. Once you're done with your tour, why not relax and watch the world go by from one of the many bars or restaurants lining the wharf at Nyhavn?