Copenhagen <3

We hope this page is useful when you’re planning your trip to our wonderful city!

There are so many beautiful things to see, experience and taste. So prepare yourself to fall in love.

The venue – pure raw elegance

The conference is held at Vesterbro in a venue called Lokomotivværkstedet. Back in the days, before being re-created as a cultural hut, old trains were repaired here.

Today, it’s an urban oasis with a nice atmosphere, beautiful architecture, lots of daylight. Thus, Lokomotivværkstædet becomes a raw contrast to the new and modern digital trends that Design Matters is all about.

Lokomotivværkstædet is close to Copenhagen Central Station and only 20 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport.

The address is Otto Busses Vej 5A, 2450 Copenhagen SV.

Hotels, hotels, hotels!

We recommend that you stay in Vesterbro (København V), Sydhavnen (København SV) or the “inner city” (København K).

We are happy to announce that we are collaborating with two lovely hotels, where we offer exclusive deals to Design Matters attendees. The hotels are Savoy Hotel and Crown Hotel, both located near the venue.

As a part of your stay, you are invited on a guided walking tour in Copenhagen (Sep.17 5 pm) or a morning run with a local (Sep.18-19 7 am). We will also provide you with tickets to Tivoli, snacks, and a small design gift!

The price starts at 1.175 DKK (157 EUR/179 USD) per night including breakfast and VAT. You’ll get a code for this special offer in the conference confirmation email that you get together with your ticket. This is a limited offer and it’s first come, first served.


When you arrive in Copenhagen it is easy to find public transportation and get around by trains, Metro, buses, and even water buses. All means of transport can be accessed with the same ticket.

Get to the city center
By metro, it only takes 15 minutes from CPH Airport (Kastrup) to Nørreport station in the center of Copenhagen. From here you can easily reach any part of town. You can buy a ticket for public transport in the arrivals hall of CPH Airport.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have further questions or need our assistance when planning your trip.

Ride a Bike
Join the locals and ride a bike around Copenhagen. You can rent a bike in almost every bike shop around the city, most hotels or use one of the public City bikes (bycykel).

The insider’s guide to Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a pocket-sized fairytale packed with stylish hangouts. We have made a guide based on our favorite places. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!

The insider's guide to Copenhagen

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