Copenhagen, Denmark
September 9 – 15, 2012

Conference Venue

DGI byen

The conference will take place at DGI-byen's conference center - CPH Conference, Tietgensgade 65, DK 1704 Copenhagen V.

Presentation about the ICFP 2012 venue & Copenhagen (PDF)

How to find the conference venue

View ICFP 2012 locations in a larger map


Copenhagen airport (CPH) offers direct flights to and from more than 125 international destinations. The airport is located only 12 minutes from the city center by train or Metro. You need to buy a ticket for 3 zones, which costs DKK 36 per person. Alternatively, for the cost of DKK 190, you can buy a 10-strip 3-zone ticket card, which includes 10 3-zone tickets and which can be used for several independent rides and/or several passengers at the same time. The corresponding 10-strip 2-zone ticket card costs DKK 145. A taxi costs approx. DKK 250.

Copenhagen Central Station is located very close the city center and offers frequent and direct train connections to Germany and Sweden.

For more information, consult the section on Traveling around Copenhagen below.


Hotel reservation is now open. We have made block reservations at six hotels near the venue. Please note the reservation deadline for each hotel!

An overview over the distances and prices

On the map below, the blue pin marks the conference venue. Click on the map for a zoomable map.

  • DGI Byen Hotel
    Single room: DKK 925.00
    Double room: DKK 1025.00
  • Imperial Hotel
    Standard single: DKK 1225.00
    Standard double: DKK 1425.00
  • Grand Hotel
    Standard single: DKK 1150.00
    Standard double: DKK 1350.00
  • Wakeup Copenhagen
    Standard single: DKK 700.00
    Standard double*: DKK 800.00
  • Hotel CABINN City
    Standard single room: DKK 520.00
    Commodore twin room: DKK 735.00
    Breakfast: DKK 70.00
  • First Hotel Excelsior
    Standard single: DKK 795.00
    Single superior: DKK 895.00
    Standard double: DKK 995.00

* Please note that at Wakeup Copenhagen the width of the double beds is 160 cm and no twin-bedded rooms are available.

All prices include breakfast (except for Hotel CABINN City), free internet (wireless or via cable link), and all applicable service charges, taxes and fees.

Hotel Reservation

Please fill in the reservation form below for the hotels where it is required and send it directly to the hotel or contact the hotel with the booking details listed below. Please note the reservation deadline in parenthesis.

Please note:
  • A hotel reservation is independent from the conference registration. A wide range of other hotels is located in the vicinity of the conference venue.
  • While the above hotel room offerings have been negotiated specifically for ICFP 2012, you might still be able to get better rates for some of the hotels through third parties such as,, etc.


Copenhagen has many excellent restaurants. Here are Tripadvisor's restaurant suggestions. We have also compiled a list of recommended restaurants that are very close to the conference venue (or are exceptionally good). The following three sites provide a number of restaurant recommendations as well:, and

About Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a lively and charming town, with rich shopping possibilities, especially along the pedestrian street "Strøget", and numerous sightseeing opportunities. You can take a walk along the harbor from the Gefion Fountain, see how the Little Mermaid is doing, have lunch and a beer at Nyhavn, and visit the free city of Christiania.

In the center of Copenhagen there are many museums including the Crown Jewels at Rosenborg Castle, the National Museum with its unique collection of artifacts from the Viking era and from Greenland, the National Gallery of Denmark, and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek with its collection of sculptures, and French and Danish paintings. Designmuseum Denmark and the Danish Architecture Centre display quality Scandinavian and Danish designs.

Tivoli, an amusement park with gardens and a concert hall, right in the middle of the city, is a "must", and do not forget the old brewery of Carlsberg where you can learn about the history of beer and sample the wares.

In the near region (30 - 40 min. by train) you also find the unique Viking Ship Museum located at Roskilde, Louisiana and Arken, two of the top modern art museums in Europe, Hamlet's Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, and the city Malmö in Sweden.

More information about Copenhagen can be found at

University of Copenhagen

The Department of Computer Science (DIKU) is part of the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, and the oldest computer science department in Denmark. The founder and first professor of DIKU, Peter Naur, received the ACM Turing Award in 2005. The University of Copenhagen is the second oldest University in Scandinavia and was founded in 1479. Today, the University of Copenhagen is ranked among the top 10 in Europe (ARWU 2010). The Faculty of Science is home to three Nobel laureates, the most prominent being the quantum physicist Niels Bohr.

Traveling around Copenhagen

Denmark has a well-developed public transport system. The greater Copenhagen area in particular has a network of reliable and efficient transport carriers and operators: the S-train railway system, numerous Bus-lines, and the Metro, all operating with the same ticket system.

Planning your use of public transport is easy using the Journey Planner. More info on the public transport system can be found here.

Taxies are plentiful but expensive, and recommended for short trips only.

Finally, Copenhagen is a very bicycle friendly city, with bicycle lanes on all major streets. City Bikes can be found in many stalls around the central city, and can be used free of charge, with a minor coin deposit refunded after use.


The CPHCARD is a pass that provides free entry or discounts to a number of sights and attractions in Copenhagen and the surroundings areas. The card also includes free transport by train, bus and Metro in the entire Copenhagen Region - also from/to the airport.


September in Denmark can be sunny with balmy evenings and high temperatures above 20 °C, but it can also be rainy and windy. The historical averages for September are: 140 hours of sunshine, 75 mm precipitation, and an average daily temperature of 14 °C.