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 or a winter weight coat if need be
we visited the zoo - the military museum, shops various pubs and the harbour area - Tivoli Gardens were closed at the time ( exept for I think New Years Eve) but should be open in September
we stayed a tthe Astoria Hotel right at the side of the main trian train station which was decently priced and clean and the food was good - we also did a day trip over to Malmo on the train
Favorite thing: Just as a general note I'd like to say that Danish people are probably the nicest and friendliest people I've met in Europe so far! They serve customers with a smile and everywhere we went there were a lot of nice people who were helpful too. I've heard that Danish football maniacs are called "roligans" instead of "hooligans" (rolig meaning fun/funny/happy), and I can see it being true. And I also believe the fact that Danish people are the happiest people on the planet! :)
When you arrive in Copenhagen, you should visit the official tourist information centre, located just a few minutes' walk from the central station, opposite the main entrance to Tivoli.
The service is very good and there are lots of brochures available about everything in and around Copenhagen. You'll also get your free citymap here.
The address: Vesterbrogade 4A.
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.
Tourist office (Kobenhavns Turistinformation) Bernstorffsgade. 702 224 42, 702 224 52. April-September 9.00-24.00, October-March 9.00-17.00. Sunday-closed.
It is possible to get a tourist card "Copenhagen Card" in the office. The card is useful, if you are going to stay in the city some days. There are cards with validity on 24 or 72 hours. They entitle to unlimited access to more than 60 museums of the city, free-of-charge travel to the underground, tram and bus. At purchase of a card you receive the guidebook with a map of the city on which museums and sights which can be visited with a card are noted.
Gamel kongevej 1
Tel.: (+45) 33 25 74 00
Fax: (+45) 33 25 74 10
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernstoffsgade, 1 (very close to the railway station, City Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens).
If you like to look a little on the web befor you go to Copenhagen there is one web page that most Copenhageners use us selfs. It called in danish Alt Om København ...All about Copenhagen. Most info are in danish but there is also good info in english at the main page, even if some of the links may lead you to some pages in danish language you can get some good idears about what you like to try out in the city.
Go to WWW.AOK.DK
Favorite thing: Coming to Copenhagen by train or by air, a visit to Tourist Info is recommended which is located close to central railway station. Apart from receiving some fre information booklets and maps, booking for accommodation or organized tour, experience little Danish sense of design. The new tourist info has been inaugurated in recent past and has one of the remarkable functioning yet cosy interior among the European capitals.
http://www.woco.dk: Wonderful Copenhagen is the official tourist organisation of Copenhagen and the surrounding area. On this site you’ll find practical information, inspiration on what to see and do in Copenhagen, and also information on transport, restaurants and accommodations. The tourist information is located across from the main entrance to Tivoli (Vesterbrogade) ------------------------------------------------
http://www.ctw.dk: Copenhagen This Week is a magazine published in English every month of the year.
It is distributed free of charge from all hotels and exhibition and conference centres, shops, restaurants and other sites.
The guide is informative and presents information on shopping, restaurants, sights, transport, events and background data. The guide also has information on cultural arrangements like music, theatre and art. Copenhagen This Week also contains city maps. The homepage is great too and here you can read the magazines with adobe reader. -----------------------------------------------------------------
http://www.aok.dk: Alt om København: Everything About Copenhagen is a site where you’ll find reviews on restaurants, cafés, bars, discos and clubs. This is the sites main feature. Most reviews are only found in Danish, but the site still provides an overview because restaurants etc are grouped into vegetarian etc. If you use the site in Danish it is possible to search for very specific terms like Indian food or cafés with easy access for disabled. The site also provides some information on accommodation and on cultural events like theater, opera and art exhibitions.
Search http://www.aok.dk/section/english ("everything about Copenhagen") - to find any relevant event, recommandations, tourist spots, weather, currency converter etc
If lost, find an internetcafe and click onto www.krak.dk
where youll be able to find any street and dirrection in Denmark. The site doesnt have an english version, but is easy to understand.
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