Copenhagen Weather March Averages, Denmark
What's the Weather Like in Copenhagen in March
While March brings the first month of spring, temperatures are not much warmer than the previous month. As a result, many locations remain closed and visitors will need to plan a trip accordingly during this time of the year in order to make sure that the sites and restaurants they are interested in will be open for business. While spring can be a pleasant time to visit, it may be best to wait a month or two for temperatures to really begin to climb.
During this time of the year the average high temperature is still just 5°C (41°F). Combined with a strong wind, temperatures will feel much cooler than they actually are. Additionally, the average overnight lows will continue to hover at the freezing mark with temperatures falling to 0°C (32°F) by the early morning hours. Overall, the average daily temperature is just 3°C (37°F).
Rain and Average Sunshine Hours
Copenhagen is still likely to receive snow during the evening and overnight hours when lows are near freezing. However, more liquid precipitation is likely during the daylight hours. Overall, the region remains wet with an average of 15 days receiving measurable rainfall. With all the precipitation likely, there isn't a good chance of seeing the sun. For the month, the area only gets an average of 5 hours of sunshine per day. Meanwhile, it is expected that the area will see an average of 40mm of precipitation throughout the month.
Average Sea Temperature
Just one month after experiencing the coldest water temperatures of the year, things haven't warmed up very much. The average water temperature for this time of the year is still a cold 3°C (37°F). It will still be several months before visitors will be able to dip their toes in the local waters. Until then, it is best to stay dry on land and enjoy what the city has to offer.
Copenhagen Hotels in March
Hotel Scandic Sluseholmen
One of the most contemporary and awarded hotels in all of Copenhagen is the Hotel Scandic Sluseholmen. With the weather beginning to warm ever so slightly in March, now is a good time to beat the summer rush and book one of the luxurious standard rooms, superior rooms, junior suites or master suites. Dine at the onsite restaurant and make use of the rooftop hot tub if you really want to relax.
The Savoy Hotel is a family-run establishment located in the heart of the city. Guests will be just minutes away from some of the best shopping in all of Denmark as well as the meat packing district, which is home to dozens of galleries and restaurants. All the hotel's rooms have been recently renovated and face an inner courtyard allowing for a quiet stay. There are only 66 rooms in total, so be sure to make your reservation early.
AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen
Housed in a striking high-rise building, AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen is the place to stay if you're looking for upmarket accommodation with a difference. Featuring luxurious suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and a range of other amenities, no expense or effort is spared in making your stay as comfortable as possible at this lavish hotel. Other features include room service on tap and a fitness centre and onsite spa.
Bars and Restaurants
Copenhagen Street Food
While not strictly a restaurant, tourists shouldn't miss Copenhagen Street Food. This venue is actually a combination of food trucks selling dishes from around the world. A city staple, visitors can stop and sit while enjoying a variety of meals for very reasonable prices. Be sure to go on an empty stomach, since you'll be wanting to sample a bit of everything.
Food masquerading as art is how one might describe the dishes served at Amass. With a menu that changes on a daily basis, the chefs are always in search of the perfect ingredients to serve at the peak of freshness. The restaurant is home to its own garden and there's a big emphasis on minimalist cooking, in keeping with the Nordic style. Book ahead to avoid disappointment as this is a popular place to dine.
Duck and Cover
For evening drinks and cocktails, head to Vesterbro's Duck and Cover. A short walk from the Lakes and Central Railway Station, this quirky bar exudes an intimate vibe and it's said that guests often feel like they're in someone's living room here.
Things to do in Copenhagen in March
Viking Ship Museum
A short train ride away from Copenhagen is the charming cathedral town of Roskilde, which is known internationally for the music festival it hosts during the summer. One of the town's other big attractions, however, is its Viking Ship Museum which houses a finely preserved collection of longboats, paying homage to Denmark's heritage as a nation of seafarers. The main focus of the museum is the five Viking ships which were salvaged from the nearby Roskilde Fjord, which have subsequently been restored to their former glory.
Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art
Another Roskilde attraction worthy of a visit is the Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art, which is housed in the Yellow Mansion, bringing together an impressive collection of Danish and international art.
One sight in downtown Copenhagen which you can't miss is the Marble Church. Flanked either side by the Amalienborg Palace and the Opera, this impressive green-domed church is the cornerstone of the most elegant neighbourhood in town and is just as, if not more, breathtaking on the inside as it is from the outside. The church is just a short stroll away from the Little Mermaid statue, which is arguably Copenhagen's greatest icon and tourist magnet. Perched on a rock on the shores of the harbour, the statue dates back to the early 20th century; in more recent years it's been the target of political protests and vandalism, but nonetheless it's something you can't afford to ignore when visiting the city.