Beer is popular in Denmark. Arriving in the airport, at about 10.30 am on a Saturday morning, one of the first sights we saw was a number of women relaxing enjoying their pints in the bar at the airport. And they weren't Brits on a hen night, these were definitely Danish women.
I really enjoyed sampling the various Danish beers during our trip. I had tasted Carlsberg before, of course, though just like having Guinness in Ireland, it did taste better in Copenhagen. There was also a dark version of Carlsberg, called special brew I think, which was delicious.
The other big brand is Tuborg which is almost as ubiquitous as Carlsberg. I found the taste similar enough to Carlsberg though there are a few different varieties which are well worth trying.
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Do the brewery tour at Tuborg.
The ferry ride from Sweden to Copenhagen was a bit rough though not a particularly long trip. Once I had the ticket in my hand, my mind was racing. There it was in bold printing. Okay, it was in Swedish, so it wasn’t so easy to understand, but even with no linguistic capabilities, I could make out that we were headed for a place called Fra Tuborg Havn, and knowing that Tuborg was made in Copenhagen, I was sure that we were headed directly for the brewery. Everyone else thought me mad, but I just knew it had to be so. We joked how we might not see any of town now that we’d be caught up drinking right off the boat. Kristin and I had been visiting our Swedish friend, Patrick, in Falkenberg, a smallish southwestern coastal town, and it was he that suggested this day trip to Copenhagen. It was standard practice for the Swedes to do this trip merely to drink cheaply and do some shopping. This was ,of course, when the Swedish krone was stronger than the Danish one. This was no longer the case, and we’d be reminded of this constantly when out two friends met each other and we found out about the rivalry between the two countries. But as we neared land, it became apparent that we were indeed headed right for the brewery. Once ashore, I went directly for the office to see if tours were available and was told that one was going out immediately if we cared to join. Walking back to my cohorts with the biggest grin, they needed no words to know what our first call of business would be in the new country. The tour itself was standard fare, but it was a big and boisterous crowd as we came upon the tasting room at the tour’s end. Seated at tables seemingly covered in bottles of beer, it was explained that we could drink all we wanted but would only have about an hour to do so. Needless to say, it was a raucous swilling affair that had us drinking not only all the bottles on our table, but many from adjoining ones too! At the end, we were let out on the streets where we made from one pub to the next, bypassing lots of great squares in a parody of the old Monkees.
Like many other big cities in Europe, you can pick up mini-cards of different sites with basic information on what its all about. On one side there is a convenient simple map to show you how to get there. In copenhagen commune information centre at City Hall square, you also see mini-cards for sights in Malmø.
From the Copenhagen port you can go every day on almost cruiser like ships to other big harbour cities in Scandinavia as as well to Germany and Russia.
Distances in nautical miles from:
St. Petersborg 680