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    Airport Sculpture

    by AnnS Updated Feb 4, 2007

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    While you're busy passing through Terminal 3 at the Airport, look up and you'll see what, at first glance, looks like two people surveying the scene below from the balcony.

    In fact, it's a wonderful bronze sculpture by Hanne Varming, called "Girls At The Airport".

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    I'll bet this building would be delicious with

    by hundwalder Updated Nov 20, 2006

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    some chocolate sauce.

    I stumbled upon this fine old neo-classical palace while cycling south on Hans Christian Andersen Boulevard toward altstadt ( or whatever the Danes call the old city center ). Actually it is located about 100 meters west of HCA Boulevard, but its brilliant colouring gets your attention from a goodly distance. About 100 years ago it was an elegant palace owned by upper crust nobility, but now it is a most friendly and layed back movie theater complex, where common everyday ( really nothing common about them ) workadanes are entertained. The Danes with the help of their magical paint rollers, have transformed this neo-classical treasure into modern, mouthwatering, danishissima.

    Enjoy all of Copenhagen, not just the tourist trampled part.

    Giant sorbet treat fit for a Dane.
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    Kultorvet

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Nov 8, 2006

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    A small foot square Kultorvet became the center of the "Latin district". This square is extraordinary recovered.

    In the summer street musicians and actors play on it.
    We observed remarkable flower markets there.

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    Huge thermometer

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Nov 8, 2006

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    There is a building with a huge thermometer on a facade at the corner of H.C.Andersens Boulevard and Vesterbrogade.

    In 1936 a figure of a girl was installed on a roof. When it is raining, she appears with an umbrella in her hand. If the sun is shining, a girl appears on a bicycle.

    Copenhagen - Huge thermometer
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    Køge

    by Sjalen Written Oct 23, 2006

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    If you have some spare time in Copenhagen, you really should make it to the pretty little town of Køge less than 40 kilometres south of the city. Many people miss this, even though getting here couldn't be easier with frequent commuter trains from the Central station (Køge is the end of a line). The town houses Denmark's oldest dated half timbered building and loads more in the way of lovely buildings to rest your eyes on. It has a tranquil setting where a river enters the Bay of Køge, and it is just strolling around here that is so rewarding, maybe finishing off with a rest at Hugo's Winecellar :)

    Det Gamle Hus
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    Verrrrrry artistic bar/cafe

    by Tom_In_Madison Updated Oct 15, 2006

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    Art and Colour...

    This was an artsy little bar to say the least. A Nigerian-born artist, Manuel Tafat, designed all the designs inside it. It's covered from one end to the other with multi-colored glass and mosaic tiles in wild designs. The ceiling is dusk-blue, the tile tables white, and even the floors are covered in red, blue, black and yellow mosaic.

    We went here at 2am, and you have to be a member to either buy alcohol or get in--can't quite remember. Raz or Allan became members on the spot by paying a 50KR membership fee. This allowed us to buy beer and stay until closing time of 3am.

    This place is definitely worth a look, check out the bathrooms, check out the bar, and the walls and everything. Very unusual, very bright, very worth it though.

    ADDRESS: Oehlenschlaegersgade 6 (Off of vesterbrogade)

    Raz & Allan buying memberships outside door from inside A wall Door from the outside. Merci pour le art Raz using the mens bathroom/loo
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    Trekroner

    by Sjalen Updated Jul 26, 2006

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    You can catch a canal boat out here from Nyhavn in summer and discover a fortress set up to defend Copenhagen from sea attacks. The first fortress was built some hundred metres away in the 18th century, and what you see now is from 1786, when the king ordered a more planned structure. It took a long time to finish though, and 600 men were quickly ordered here in 1801 when Nelson's fleet attacked Copenhagen. It is thought these men helped to stop Nelson from entering the city even though he won the Battle of Copenhagen. When the English came back in 1807, the took most of the Danish naval ships back to England with them and this upset the Danes so much that they finally managed to finalise the fortress in 1828. After the Great War, it was considered too old for defense purposes and used for public pleasure excursions in the 1930s instead, and then used to house troops during WWII before being given up completely and only saved when the building heritage authorities stepped in to open it to the public in 1984 again. Today, it has a restaurant and cafe summertime, and you can walk around looking at the ramparts and buildings (just keep track of your children at all times!!!).

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    Frederiksberg Statue - Meir Aaron Goldschmidt

    by yooperprof Written Jul 5, 2006

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    Meir Aaron Goldschmidt (1819-87) was an important figure in the devolpment of Denmark's Jewish community. He had a national role in the shaping of 19th century Danish culture, working as an important publisher and journal, and later as a successful novelist.

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    Frederiksberg Statue - Holger Drachmann

    by yooperprof Written Jul 5, 2006

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    Strolling through the "suburb" of Frederiksberg, you'll come across many interesting memorials. This statue presents Holger Drachmann (1846-1908), an influential Danish poet and playwright. He was influential in the Nationalist and Conservative movements in the late 19th century. Behind him is the peculiarly shaped tower of the Frederiksberg Town Hall.

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    Sankt Jorgens So

    by barryg23 Updated Jul 2, 2006

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    The first sight we saw in Copenhagen was Sankt Jorgens So, one of the three lakes which buffer the centre of Copenhagen against the outerlying disticts. After checking into our hotel we went for a picnic lunch on the banks of Sankt Jorgens So before later walking around the lake and back to the hotel.

    The path around the lake is very popular with joggers and dog-walkers though its much less crowded than the busier parts of the city centre. The other two lakes start north of Sankt Jorgens So and extend up as far as Osterbro.

    Sankt Jorgens So Path around Sankt Jorgens So Sankt Jorgens So

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    Royal library garden

    by tmk77 Written Jun 24, 2006

    The Royal library garden or in danish "Kongelige Biblioteks Have" is located quite secluded, between the Library / Black Diamond and Christiansborg. The garden was designed by the danish garden architekt Jens Peder Andersen.

    Kongelige Biblioteks Have 1 Kongelige Biblioteks Have 2 Statue of the danish philisopher S��ren Kierkegaard
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    Fredsvagt - Peacewatch

    by tmk77 Written Jun 24, 2006

    Since the beginning of the second Iraq war the "peacewatch" has been standing outside the danish government building Christiansborg. That is standing outside the Christiansborg every day, seven days a week from morning until evening.

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    Assistans Kirkegaard - Where famous people are bur

    by tmk77 Written Jun 24, 2006

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    In this churchyard you can stroll around the graves of the most famous danish people such as the scientist Niels Bohr and the writer H.C Andersen. It can be quite difficult to find the graves so watch the maps provided at the entrances carefully. The churchyard is also a great place for a picnic or a powernap after a long day of walking around the city. But be aware! THe gates of the cemetary are locked at some time at night so don´t get locked in!

    Old graves The main path
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    Weather Girl

    by barryg23 Written Jun 18, 2006

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    On Radhuspladsen keep an eye out for the barometer on top of the building in the northwest corner. When the weather is bad you're supposed to see a girl with an umbrella and when it's fine you see a girl on a bicycle. We could see both so either it doesn't work on weekends or whoever looks after it couldn't make their mind up about the weather.

    Weather girl at Radhuspladsen Weather girl at Radhuspladsen

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    Snaren

    by gordonilla Written Feb 6, 2006

    It is probably worth mentioing that there are many interesting cafes and restaurants off the side streets of Storget - and of course they are generally freqeunted by locals. Dont let this put you off - this bar was woinderfully welcoming and friendly. We ordered coffee for two and recived a very large cafetiere of coffee.

    Investigate these side streets and visit the bars, cafes and restaurants.

    Snaren Snaren

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