Map of the city
When visiting a new city, it's always important to have a good map! If you haven't got a map of CPH in advance, no problem, there are many places where you can get one once you arrive.
I'm sure there are maps available already at the airport, but I got mine from the train I took to the centre. It was a very good one, and it also had a map of Malmö, which was very convenient as I planned to go there as well.
I also visited the tourist information office where I got another map, which was very handy, too. There are two self guided tours mentioned in this one, in case you want to explore the city on your own.
Study in Copenhagen
The Danes are very proud of our free education, which will give you a PhD for free if you can stand studying for so long. It's a little known fact (outside of China apparently) that the system actually extends to foreigners as well. Yes that’s right, you can study for free, zip, nothing at Copenhagen Business School, University of Copenhagen and DTU technical university as well as any other higher education facility in Denmark.
The rules are: Max 2% of the students at any particular faculty may be non-EU foreigners. You have to qualify on equal terms with the Danes. You have to pay for housing, books etc.
I reality nowhere near 2% are non-EU, so there's really nothing holding you back. However, if you study at a foreign university and want to have a semester in Denmark you might have to pay, depending on your home university’s rules because then you are doing an exchange.
LATEST: I am told that from next school year there will be a fee for foreigners. I don't know how much or who will have to pay. University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen Business School
Denmark's Technical University
Information about applying
Information about applying at UC They require that you understand Danish, however there are plenty of courses taught in English at master level, in fact almost all at Economics where I went, so I can't believe it will be a problem, and I think you would be allowed to apply without speaking Danish, if you know all your classes will be taught in English. Please contact Foreign Students’ Office for more information.
Walks and a boattour are the way to see a lot
Discover the city by means of many short walks in different districts that are well-connected by an excellent public transport. Don't forget to make a boattour and see the town as the Danish shippers saw it many times when coming home. The shoppingstreets of Copenhague have a very special atmosphere and short strawls from them lead to many wonderful places like the palacesquare and the quaypark with the famous statue of the 'Lille Havfrue' (Little Mermaid). Tivoli, the romantic attractionpark in the midst of town. Take an evening (or many more) to enjoy it.
This is a large fountain located in Langelinie Park near one of the cruise ship docks. It is next to Kastellet and is the largest monument in Copenhagen. The fountain was donated to the city of Copenhagen by the Carlsberg Foundation on the occasion of the brewery’s 50-year anniversary. It was originally supposed to be located in the main town square outside city hall, but it was decided instead to build it near the Øresund in its current location near Kastellet ("The Citadel"). It was designed by Danish artist Anders Bundgaard, who sculpted the naturalistic figures 1897-99. The basins and decorations were completed in 1908. The fountain was first activated on July 14, 1908. According to the legend, the Swedish king Gylfi promised Gefjun the territory she could plow in a night. She turned her four sons into oxen, and the territory they plowed out of the earth was then thrown into the sea between Sweden and the island of Fyn in Denmark. The recorded guide material on the bus says that it could be true because Zealand and one of the lakes resemble each other in size and shape. My granddaughter found it amusing that the narrative said that the legend could be true.
At the Axeltorv Square you’ll find a very colourful building which houses Palads - just one of many cinemas in the Copenhagen area. Most of the cinemas shows the mainstream movies, but Cinemateket in Gothersgade often has a special arrangement. Cinemateket is a part of the Danish Film Institute: Cinemateket
Movies are not dubbed but are screened in original versions with subtitles.