[Overview of Copenhagen] Copenhagen. The capital of Denmark grew up around one of the only natural harbors on the east coast of Sjælland. A fortress was built in 1167 to protect the trade generated by herring fishing in the Sound. In the fifteenth century Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark. The present-day population of Greater Copenhagen is about 1.2 million: large enough to support the services and dynamics expected of a modern capital, small enough to allow a well-defined and focused city structure where the charming historical city center still serves as the primary business and administration district.

See also the Wonderful Copenhagen website.

Time zone

Denmark uses Central European Time. During FLoC'02 daylight savings time will be in effect, making the local time UTC+0200 (i.e. local noon occurs two hours before noon UTC).


Summer weather in Copenhagen varies considerably. Clear skies and 35 °C is possible. So is overcast, rainy and 10 °C, and anything between those two extremes. The prepared traveler will bring shorts and a reasonably shower-proof windbreaker.

After sunset (about 21:30 in late July) it may become cool even if the day was hot. Bring the windbreaker when going out at night.

How to find your way

A city map will be handed at the registration.

See also the How to find FLoC section which gives step-by-step instructions for finding each pre-booked hotel and getting from there to the conference site.

If you like to plan in advance we recommend the online map at


Low. Take standard sensible precautions such as being alert of pickpockets and not leaving your belongings unattended in public. No parts of the city are thought of as particularly dangerous.