Denmark Favorites

  • Walking
    by imeley
  • Walking
    by imeley
  • Walking
    by imeley

Denmark Favorites

  • Squares & Statues

    Copenhagen Favorites

    At even the slightest hint of sunshine Copenhagen explodes into a city of outdoor hedonism. Every cafe, bar and restaurant gets its street furniture out and the squares and parks become hives of activity. One of my random wanderings brought me to the square here at Christianshavn on a pleasantly mellow May afternoon. All this random wandering is...

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  • Currency Issues

    Copenhagen Favorites

    Denmark is a EU COUNTRY, BUT IT USES THE DANISH KRONER, not the euro. When you arrive at the Airport it is easy to get Kroners from the ATM machines and money exchange. Foreign exchange is available from the Danske Bank located in the Transit Area of Terminal 2 and before security check points. Nordea located in Transit Area of Terminal 2 and...

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  • Walking

    Copenhagen Favorites

    If you have a spare weekend, Copenhagen would make a nice trip. A tour of the city includes usually bus tour, photo stops at a couple of scenic areas of the city, a boat ride around the harbor and canals. All visitors to Copenhagen eventually make their way to Radhuspladsen, which is a lively square, full of street entertainers at all times of day...

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  • Thoughts about Copenhagen

    Copenhagen Favorites

    A few impressions about Copenhagen: Definitely a coffee culture. Difficult to get a good cup of tea made the English way! Many hotels have free wi-fi for guests. Most definitely expensive for food and drink. Reasonable prices for a meal is anything under 150 dkk per person. Under 100 is better. Many bars and cafes want you to pay for the food...

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  • Food.

    Copenhagen Favorites

    In Copenhagen airport they have opened a traditional danish hot dog stand, so while you are waiting for your luggage upon arrival you do not need to bore yourself silly but can start embracing danish culture right away with danish hot dogs and beer. I really like this initiative as the luggage arrival hall is very often the most boring place in an...

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  • Mail, e-mail, telephone, internet etc.

    Copenhagen Favorites

    Every day we walked past the Danish Head post office. This was all the mail comes, so it was a very busy place! The building is old and nice, so take a look about at the nice carvings of Horses, Lions and the Crown. It is located at Tietgensgade 37. Post offices are in every suburb and you can buy stamps in kiosks and department stores. The mail...

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  • Churches

    Copenhagen Favorites

    There are a lot of interesting steeples and towers in Copenhagen. Sometimes it was hard to tell if they were religious or secular. The Town Hall has a tall tower and so does the railroad station. Sometimes hotels have towers on them. The Unicorn Church steeple (photo 5) is a very skinny steeple with inter-twined dragon tails. The Church of St....

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  • Canals and harbour

    Copenhagen Favorites

    When we left the harbor on the ship, I went out on the promenade deck to take photos of whatever aids to navigation I could see. There are three possible lighthouses to be seen: Stubben (Frihavn Nordmole) This is an active lighthouse; A round tower with lantern and gallery at an altitude of 23 fet, painted green. The light flashes green. It is...

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  • Architecture

    Copenhagen Favorites

    We are blessed in Portugal by a bright sun during almost all the year. This makes us surprised by the ingenious solutions found in the north to... catch the sun. The advanced windows and balconies may be common to locals, but they call our attraction, and enhance the importance of our lucky weather.

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  • Strøget & shopping

    Copenhagen Favorites

    Very good people watching AND cakes can be had where Amagertorv meets Højbro Plads along the Strøget pedestrian street. Sure, it is where everyone passes up and down Strøget and therefore crowded (watch out for pickpockets - especially in connection with street performances!) but it does have some of Copenhagen's most popular cafes: the Europa and...

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  • Tourist information

    Copenhagen Favorites

    we went to copenhagen between christmas and new year - the weather didn't stop us doing anything - we took winter clothing - doubt you will need that in september but make sure you take enough to layer up with if need be and a waterproof coat also - we have a 3-in-one type coat which you can use as a fleece on its own - a waterproof coat on its own...

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  • Breweries/Beer

    Copenhagen Favorites

    Danish Beer!! Sorry the picture is so dark, the day was overcast but I was surprised to see such a huge bottle of Carlsberg beer along the road we were driving one. This is definitely not "subliminal" advertising here. I personally don't drink beer but know that Carlsberg is sold around the world and is a favorite in my own state of...

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  • Museums

    Copenhagen Favorites

    A wonderful museum of paintings!!! I was really excited. Also the design of the museum is quite interesting as you can see an old building inside the mordern one. It is definitelly worth to spend a day there!

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  • H. C. Andersen

    Copenhagen Favorites

    I learnt the most beautiful story about the amazing paper cuts H.C. Andersen was making one freezing winter night in Northern Norway, smoking Danish apple falvoured tabacco and eating biscuits dipped in hot chocolate. I didn't mean to see his grave, but one summer sunny day I happened to walk past the cemetery and decided to walk in. I was...

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  • History & legends

    Copenhagen Favorites

    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...

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  • Tivoli & Amusement parks

    Copenhagen Favorites

    When we got into Tivoli, we went first on the Ferris Wheel. We went around twice (which we could do because it was rainy and no one was waiting) because I wanted to have a second chance to take pictures of the town. The Ferris wheel is one of the real classics at Tivoli Access Age Minimum 6 years old Wheelchair users Yes Health limitations No ...

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  • Events

    Copenhagen Favorites

    While in Copenhagen I got the chance to meet Vt'er Claus for a few beers in O'leary's Sports bar with Pod. What better place than that to discuss the finer points on football and to gossip on fellow VT'er members. (hehe)

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  • Little mermaid

    Copenhagen Favorites

    The brewer Carl Jacobsen visited the show of the Ballett "The Little Mermaid" at the Royal Theatre in 1909. One of the dancers, Ellen Price, impressed him a lot. After the show Jacobsen asked her whether she would pose for a sculptor. She was fascinated and agreed. The sculptor was Edvard Erichsens. When Ellen Price found out that she should pose...

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  • Weather

    Copenhagen Favorites

    For general reference use the BBC World Average conditions. Very good guide. Here's stuff on Copenhagen: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/city_guides/results.shtml?tt=TT003490 March Average max/min = +5/-1; Record max/min +19/-18 April Average max/min = +10/+3; Record max/min +22/-9 Check 5 day local forecasts 1 week before...

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  • Castles and the royal family

    Copenhagen Favorites

    One of many Fondest memories was getting lost in Hamlet's Castle and being mistaken for residents by people taking a tour. We walked over the moat on a solid wooden bridge and entered the court yard of Kronborg Slot. Being the adventurous type (Read: we were too cheap to pay the price of the tour.) we opted out of the formal tour and wandered...

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  • Parks

    Copenhagen Favorites

    Kongens Have (the kings garden) is one of the favorite places to hang out for the people of Copenhagen if it´s sunny. It´s a pleasant park situated right in the center of Copenhagen and in the middle of the park you have one of the nicest castles in Copenhagen, Rosenborg. A very nice park for a picknik, a game of football or just some...

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  • Copenhagen Card

    Copenhagen Favorites

    The Copenhagen Card isn't a cheap card, but then, attractions and things to do in Copenhagen aren't cheap either. What I did, was had a look at the list at what was included [there is heaps], and ticked off what we wanted to see. Next the time limit, and I chose the 72 hour ticket for best value, and for giving us enough time to see things. We...

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  • Views

    Copenhagen Favorites

    My daughter-in-law told my granddaughter that there wouldn't be graffiti or vandalism in European cities, and my granddaughter was disappointed to find that this was not so. So she took a lot of pictures of what she thought was vandalism - she included graffiti in this.

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  • Rundetårn

    Copenhagen Favorites

    the Round Tower was built in 1637-1642. Its measuring 268m (880 ft.) and winding itself seven times around the hollow core of the tower. The top of the tower offers great views over the city's roofs. For the panoramic view of the city, climb the spiral ramp (no steps) leading up to the top of this tower. There is the story that Peter the Great,...

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  • Entertainment

    Copenhagen Favorites

    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...

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  • Christiania

    Copenhagen Favorites

    Walking through the city over the bridge and stumbing onto the unique world of Christiana, the squatters town where Amsterdam is alive and kicking (out of the bedroom - more into the gardening side of course). I got a boat tour thingy (whilst tryng to compose myself after a purchase or two from Christiana) around the canals. They explained the...

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  • Fortresses

    Copenhagen Favorites

    This RING is a term for the former militairy defence installations constructed during the 1600s, a ring around Copenhagen. It was a typical Renaissance fortification with high ramparts, projecting bastions and deep moats. It served up to the mid-19th C. It is 10 km.in circumference. After the demolition of the ramparts a large part around the...

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  • THE ORIGIN OF THE FLAG

    The flag is red with a white cross whose vertical line extends towards the hoist side. The cross represents Christianity, which also appears on the flags of other Scandinavian countries.In 1219 at the Battle of Lyndanisse the Danes were on a crusade in Estonia , and it was not doing too well until they prayed to God and the flag fell from the skies...

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  • Baltic Coast...

    Denmark is a beautiful destination, & I might suggest, THE most under-rated destination in Europe, if not the planet!The countryside is lush & unspoilt, while its coastline, especially the Baltic peninsula, which it shares with Germany, is worth visiting just for the views of tranquil skies, & the many charming smallholdings, each with its own wind...

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  • Emergency Phone Number

    In case of an emergency you can dial 112, which is a new european emergency number operating in many countries. It connects you to a general line so no need to dial separately for the fire department, the police, or an ambulance, or to report a sea or air accident.What is great about Denmark is also that Emergency calls from public telephone kiosks...

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  • Electricity

    This might not be a news for us Europeans but I thought it might be useful to mention the difference in voltage between some countries. When you are comming to Denmark remember that the Voltage is generally 220 volts. However in many camping sites, 110-volt power plugs are also available. If your devices operate on different (for example British or...

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  • One happy nation #1

    Don’t worry be happy ….you know the song!Well sometimes and somewhere, it is just more easy to follow this positive song then others. Denmark is well one of the easiest places to be happy and there are many things to it, democracy, welfare, good economy, safety the list of things is long but Denmark is often on top of the list of happiest nations...

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  • Danish Countryside!

    This was taken on the west coast area of Jutland. There are so many charming scenes like this throughout Danmark that I enjoyed the opportunities to drive from one place to another.If I had been a regular tourist, I might have missed much of these views. As it happened, I was visiting friends and they were generous to drive me all round the country...

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  • The Universal Meeting Place!

    Early in the morning the train to Danmark arrived in Copenhagen. I was instructed to meet Sten near the clock. This is the "meeting place" everyone agrees upon, so if you plan to meet up at the Copenhagen train station, tell your friend that the Clock is the place to be. Read more on my Copenhagen page It was an adventure for me to travel by...

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  • A Long Awaited Visit

    Getting to know Danish people was a great reward!This livingroom is in the converted old train station of Hellum and you can read a bit more about this very small country town on my Hellum page. Fondest memory of Danmark is meeting my pen-pal, Connie and her family for the first time. Exploring her world and finding out that even though we knew...

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  • Danish Krone

    The official currency of Denmark has been around since 1873 and was formed as part of the Scandinavian Monetary Union along with Norway and Sweden who each use their own version of the Krone.Sweden is also a member of the European Union and like Denmark and the United Kingdom refuses to have the Euro as its currency,in fact Denmark had a public...

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  • Great technical museums in Danmark

    When travelling through Danmark you will see some great vintage-cars still driving around in everyday trafic. And you will also find some great technical museums in Danmark as well:My favorite car-museum in Denmark is Egeskov with an excellent collection of cars, a seperate collection of Falck-cars (Falck is the private company in Danmark that is...

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  • Friendly people and well organized...

    Structure, cleanlyness, safety an beauty. Denmark is a very well organized country with great infrastructure. The welfare system is among the highest in the world. The attitude towards the environment reflects clearly through how clean and tidy everything is. This impression you also get from the Scandinavian countries in general. The people are...

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  • Copenhagen

    The area that was to become Copenhagen was first settled in the eleventh century, probably by farmers and cattlemen. Over time, a small settlement grew but never developed into an important town. However, in 1160 King Valdemar I gave the area to Absalon, Bishop of Roskilde. Under his rule, churches and abbeys were established, and the economy...

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  • Public Holidays

    New Year's Day (January 1) - NytårsdagMaundy Thursday (Thursday before Easter) - Sk¿rtorsdagGood Friday(Friday before Easter) - LangfredagEaster Day - PåskedagEaster Monday (day after Easter) - 2. påskedagLabour Day - May 1.An unofficial public holiday observed at some work places and public offices.Common Prayer's Day (fourth Friday after Easter)...

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  • Amazing facts

    These are really amazing facts about Denmark, that I couldn't resist from borrowing this from the Internet:Denmark has the oldest capital city and the oldest flag in Europe.There are more pigs than humans in Denmark!Denmark actually gets its name from the Danes, people from Sweden who moved to the country in about 500 AD.Greenland is geographically...

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  • Not Too Much Rotten in the State of...

    I just got back home to London from a holiday to Denmark, and I am missing it already! Truly one of the nicest places I think I have visited. The only bleamish was that fool that ran onto the pitch to attack the referee at the Denmark v Sweden Euro 2008 Qualifier I was at (and supporting Denmark!), which if the match is awarded to Sweden could cost...

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  • copenhagen street scenes

    if you are in copenhagen in the summer you should take a walk through the pedestian area and listen to street musicians while you are drinking the beer you bought in a cheap supermarket(about 8 times cheaper than a street cafe) and enjoy that copenhagen is one of the most laid back capitals in europe.

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  • the swan is our national bird.

    the swan is the national bird of denmark.one reason is that you see a lot of them here and another one is that hans christian andersen wrote the famous fairytale anbout the ugly duckling.it's also one bird that dosen't migrate south when it gets cold in the winter so you will see it no matter what time of year you come as long as you hit the danish...

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  • The weather

    The weather can be quite unpredictable in Denmark. It is better to carry an umbrella or a raincoat, just in case...

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