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    Out of Africa in Copenhagen

    by angiebabe Updated Oct 26, 2015

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    I enjoyed a trip out to the OUt of Africa author Isak Dinesen/Karen Blixen's house which is now a museum and memorial to her - with nice garden.

    25 km north of Copenhagen, you can take a train to get here and then walk 15 to 20 minutes. or take bus no 388, which also stops at 2 nearby train stations.

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    Tycho Brahe -Scientist in the city #2

    by TheView Updated Jul 7, 2015

    Thyge Ottesen Brahe born 1546 died in 1601

    Is a giant in the development of science it came to him as he observed the night sky and did see a Nova Stella in 1572 the we now know as a Supernova (SN1572). This observation refuted the belief in an unchanging celestial sky described as far back as Aristotle. After this observation he keeper on working as an astronomer, astrologer and alchemist. He's main achievement must be the passion for collection of exact empirical facts. For this purpose in the pre-telescope age he developed large astronomical instruments for his observatory Uraniborg on the Island of Hven in Øresund just a little boat ride from Nyhavn, Copenhagen. The Buildings sadly stand no more.
    In 1597 he lost the favor of the new Danish king Christian IV as a reaction to this he moved to Prague after an invitation by the Bohemian king and Holy Roman emperor Rudolph II. He continued his work here and was assessed by Johannes Kepler the last year of his life. Kepler used the exact observations of Brahe to form his three laws of planetary motions.

    There is a statue of Tycho Brahe in the botanic garden just next to a little observatory that now functions as the natural science study advise section. And he is also remembered by laying name to the Tycho Brahe Planetarium a large 3D cinema.

    http://planetariet.dk/english

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    Charlottenlund Fort

    by illumina Written Aug 5, 2014

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    Charlottenlund Fort was built between 1883 and 86 as a coastal battery and the fort functioned as a fortress for the defence of Copenhagen Harbour until 1932. From Charlottenlund you can see two other forts, Flakfortet and Middelgrundsfortet. The fort was decommissioned in 1932.

    There is a campsite operating within the old ramparts, open from March to October.

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    Living

    by solopes Updated Dec 20, 2013

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    Churches need to live, and donations are not always enough. In Coimbra I know a coffee shop sharing the building with a historic church, but this seem to be a different solution, with the shop really inside the church.

    I had no time nor enough danish to explore the situation.

    Copenhagen - Denmark
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    A Favorite View

    by lmkluque Updated Nov 2, 2013

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    Klampehnbor is the name of a town about ten miles north of Copenhagen along the Eastern coast.

    Strandmollerkroen is the name of my Danish friend's favorite restaurant.

    On our way to 'Hamlet's Castle' in Helsingor we stopped at Strandmollekroen for lunch.

    Ask for a table by the window, overlooking the Kattegat Sea towards Sweden, the view of the water is lovely. We ordered the Danish traditional open faced sandwiches which were delicious.

    This was a wonderful spot to stop on our journey up the coast. The view was beautiful and peaceful, the perfect back drop to go with a traditional Danish meal.

    Also, this restaurant is not far from the famous Louisiana Museum of Art, which is another great place for daytrip from Copenhagen.

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    Knippelsbro.

    by Pod Written Sep 18, 2013

    Knippelsbro or Knippel Bridge is a bascule bridge across the Inner Harbour of Copenhagen. Constructed in 1937 and is designed by architect Kaj Gottlob. There has been a bridge there for many a years. whilst we spent all our money on whisky and beers. A caretaker lived by one of the old bridges collecting tolls from ships coming into the harbour way back in 1641.

    boat going under Knippelsbro. Knippelsbro nearly up. an erect Knippelsbro. Knippelsbro. Tower.
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    Faaborg

    by JulesH Updated Jun 9, 2012

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    A small and very pretty village about 2-3 hours by public transport from Copenhagen. We took a train from Copenhagen airport to Nyborg, then caught the 920 bus (direction Bojden) to Faaborg. We visited Claus (Casacheiro) to watch a Liverpool Legends football team play against a Denmark legends team in nearby Horne. We only stayed one night, and most of that was spent watching football and drinking, so we only really got to see our hotel, the main street and the bus station, but it seemed like a very nice place to spend some time on a side trip from Copenhagen. When we arrived at the bus station, the first thing we noticed was the Tourist Information Office and right opposite, the hotel which we tried to stay at. Sadly it was fully booked and we had to stay outside of Faaborg.

    Hotel Faergegaarden Bus station Sunset football match denmark Claus

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    Scientist in the city; 1.

    by TheView Updated Apr 14, 2012

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    Sitting in front of your pc electricity is such an at hand obvious entity of our world. Copenhagen as the capital lays clam to the discovery of the basis for all of the marvel of electrical instruments we are so accustomed to at present. At the actual spot (at Nørregade) of this fundamental discovery there is a little reminder of this. It is in Danish but it simply stats that:

    In a house at this place the physicist Hans Christian Ørsted discovered electromagnetism in the year 1820.

    Thinking about that it is less then 200 years ago …and how the world have change in this time, it is to my mind at true marvel

    Nørregade runs from Nørreport train station to Gammel torv, at the main pedestrian street

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    Ørestad

    by Nemorino Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    1. The Metro in Ørestad
    2. A new apartment building in Ørestad

    One track of the Metro gets wet feet in Ørestad, the other stays dry. This is a very watery area, so they can put in canals wherever they want to, for decoration but also for drainage.

    Ten years from now I might look at this tip and wonder why I put Ørestad under "Off the Beaten Path", of all categories, so let me just say that when I first visited in 2009 it was still mainly a construction site and hardly anyone went there who didn't have to. But Denmark has big plans for Ørestad, which is a narrow strip of land just south of the Copenhagen city center, near the airport and on the way to the bridge that goes to Sweden. Two universities are already located there, as is the headquarters of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.

    Ørestad is a planned town, developed on the basis of an international architectural competition in 1994. The competition was won by a Finnish architectural firm, ARKKI, which was selected to create the master plan for the development of the town.

    Almost 20,000 people are already studying in Ørestad, and the plan is that after twenty years at least 80,000 people will be working in Ørestad and at least 20,000 will be living there, in addition to the students.

    My own reason for going further into Ørestad (beyond the concert hall) was simply that after thirty-six hours the rain had finally stopped and I wanted to do a bit of unimpeded cycling. As in Copenhagen itself, the major roads in Ørestad all have good raised cycle tracks, separated by curbs from the street and the sidewalk, and there are also some separate bicycle routes with no car traffic at all.

    GPS 55°38'2.18" North; 12°34'55.42" East

    1. The Metro in ��restad 2. A new apartment building in ��restad
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  • Spend a morning in a sauna

    by lijil Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    On the recommendation of a friend, we bought day passes to the Hotel d'Angleterre's spa and fitness centre, Arndal, and spent hours lazing in the jacuzzi, in the sauna and in the turkish bath. We lazily swam laps in the large, pseudo-Roman pool and afterwards we applied facial masks that we'd brought along. We didn't use the gym, but it was clean and had good equiptment. At noon on Sunday there were only a few people there. The first Sunday of every month, 10-12 am is reserved for rowdy kids. We were happy to be there at a quieter time.

    It was an amazingly relaxing morning, and set us up for the best day of our mini-vacation.

    Cost: 300 DKR for a day pass.
    Place: Hotel d'Angleterre, at Kongens Nytorv, right up at the end of Strøget.

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    Bryggen

    by sorenf Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I went there for a Russian trance party, which is not my cup of tea normally, but what the heck. It's situated on Amager on an abandoned rail track, and was a little difficult to find. We got there early around midnight and the place was basically abandoned, but slowly it filled up with a funny mix of Goa heads with dreads, bodybuilder types, chewing gum girls and some normal people too. Eventually the party took off and we ended up staying there until 6 am.

    The place is well worth a visit if you are into that sort of music and like an underground feel. The place looks like something in between an abandoned warehouse and a local community center if you can imagine that.

    Directions: Amagerfaelledvej 40, on Amager. Get off at the Shell petrol station on Amager-faelledvej. Next to the station there’s an abandoned railroad line. Walk down that for about 200m in complete darkness and you will see and hear it on your left.

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  • Odense, Funen, Denmark

    by obcbreeze Written Aug 14, 2010

    Who could pass up the home of Hans Christian Andersen? Not us. Odense is about a 90 minute train trip from Copenhagen. We just went to the ticket window, told them where we wanted to go, and that was it. The train station is within easy walking of the HC Andersen House and Museum. They have a fascinating collection of documents and such. We enjoyed a nice lunch at the restaurant on sight. If you have about half a day, this is a great place to visit.

    Jerry at HC Andersen entrance Lunch at the HC Andersen Museum

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    A green breather?

    by Secondhandviking Written May 10, 2010

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    Denmark has absolutely no hills to boast (Highest point is 164 meters above sea, I think)so you should go for the beach instead (of which we have a lot!!) It is quite easy to get to a great beach from Central Copenhagen. Easiest is if you go south. Take S-train line A direction Hundige and get off at Brøndby Strand (15 minutes from f.ex Central station) . From the station it's a 5 -10 minutes walk to the beach (just go with your back to the communist looking highrise in kinky colors :-D you cant miss it..
    Or you can continue by train to Ishøj. The walk from the station is longer (there might be a bus connecting.. www.rejseplanen.dk can tell you) Then you can combine contemporary art and a day at the beach. This plan has an advantage: You never know about the summerweather in Denmark! It can be cold and windy or the sun is shining from a blue sky..Or both within hours. Be prepared for windy on all accounts..
    If you are feeling energetic, then rent a bike. You can bring it on the train for free.. There's a beatiful bicycling path from Ishøj, past Brønshøj Strand almost to city centre - most places right next to the beach. By June there should still be some roses blooming. And a couple of places to buy ice-cream on the way..

    In central Copenhagen, Kongens Have (Next to Rosenborg Castle) is within fairly easy reach from most of the sightseeing. A great place to have an ímprovised picnic and do some people-watching. You can bring a blanket and have a rest there. Many other people do.
    Assistens Kirkegård is a cemetary/park. It is very old and many Danish "celebrities" are buried there - for example Hans Christian Anderson. People use it as a park and a place to picnic. Might sound morbid, but it is really charming with a lot of old trees. On a windy day it is great. If you happen to be sightseeing in the neighborhood, go there for a breather. It is also ok to lie down and catch a nap on the grass as in most other parks.

    On a sunny day Frilandsmuseet in Brede might be just the thing for you! Personally I love this place. It has a collection of old houses from the various parts of Denmarks countryside, complete with little cornfields and gardens and brooks - 200% idyllic and you can see as much as you like or just camp somewhere in the grass and enjoy the silence.. ADMISSION IS FREE!

    Frilandsmuseet - pure idyl
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    Dissapointed by the little mermaid?

    by Secondhandviking Written May 10, 2010

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    That's understandable! I think most Danes would agree, that she is just too small and too nondescript to deserve the attention she gets.. Not that I begrudge her any, but there are so many other great sculptures to see!
    There's one here, that is so powerfull and expressive, that it litterally gives goosebumps everytime I see it..
    You can find it in Glyptotekets garden (right next to Tivoli) and admission to the garden is free. It is called "Troll smells cristian blood" and it is spooky! The pictures doesn't do it justice, you have to go see it for yourself.
    It was done by Niels Hansen-Jacobsen 1896 and bought by Carl Jacobsen (founder of Carlsberg) He bought it for Jesuskirken in Valby, where it was supposed to counterpart a large crucifix. It symbolizes the evil in the world, and my guess is that the citizens of Valby found it a tad too expressive, as they just didn't want it near their church. It was then put in the garden of Glyptoteket..
    100 years later a copy has been made and put at Jesuskirken in Valby as originally intended, so you can also go see it there, if you feel like it..

    The copy at Jesuskirken, Valby
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    Bella Center

    by Nemorino Updated Dec 6, 2009

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    Photos:
    1. Bella Center entrance
    2. Welcome poster for the Rheumatology Congress
    3. Construction site of the Bella Hotel

    When I first saw the signs pointing the way to the Bella Center I thought it must be some kind of dog show, but it turns out to be Copenhagen's Congress Center (that would be a Convention Center in American English) in Ørestad.

    They say that this is already "Scandinavia's largest exhibition and conference centre", even though parts of it are still being built. The name "Bella Center" comes from the Copenhagen district of Bellahøj, which is where the center was located for the first ten years of its existence before being moved to its current location in 1975.

    Among other things they are building a huge new hotel (third photo), which will be the largest hotel in Scandinavia when it opens in 2011. Note the leaning towers -- currently something of an architectural fad, if you ask me (not that anyone did).

    Update: The Bella Center is the site of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen from December 7 to 18, 2009.

    Center Boulevard 5, DK-2300 Copenhagen S
    GPS 55°38'13.50" North; 12°34'40.47" East

    1. Bella Center entrance 2. Welcome poster for the Rheumatology Congress 3. Construction site of the Bella Hotel
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