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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.

    Peacewatch
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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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    Take a Short Cruise to Other Ports

    by starship Written Dec 17, 2005

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    DFDS is a growing shipping and commercial line which was one of the two companies that offered canal sightseeing cruises in Copenhagen. Apparently DFDS also offers cruises to other major cities in the region in high style too. After boarding our Holland America ship, we saw the rather nice looking ship in the accompanying photo leaving port. DFDS operates 7 other ships which offer accommodations, dining, entertainment and transportation to various other ports such as London, New Castle, Amsterdam, Oslo, and all the other major ports on the Baltic. It reminds me greatly of the hay days of Transatlantic voyages when your purpose for cruising was transportation to a specific destination, but that transportation was in fact, a luxurious mode of travel. To Scandinavians, this type of ship may still be called a "ferry", I'm not quite sure. It certainly looks like an enjoyable way to travel to a particular port!!

    Bookings can be made online. Check for destinations, dates, availability and pricing on the company's website. Fares for shorter routes, depending on accommodations appear quite reasonable.

    DFDS Seaways Ship

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    The only women you can trust in Copenhagen:)

    by bpacker Updated Sep 23, 2005

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    It's widely rumoured that the most trustworthy girls in Copenhagen are the "golden girls" that live high atop a clock tower across the Radhus.
    At least one of them will greet you everyday like clockwork , either on a bicycle or a brolly. Cross your finger and look out for the biker chick. Why? Her presence will signal a sunny day whereas the sun -phobic sister predicts a rainy day.

    Tip Update: The girls are stuck in the same ol' position now that the barometer is screwed up. Bring a brolly at all times now..

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    Gold Biker Chick and A Sunny Day
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    Eating Singaporean Food in Copenhagen

    by bpacker Updated Sep 21, 2005

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    Liz and I were really surprised to see the Singaporean Merlion in Copenhagen ! Since we didn't fly 10000 miles just to eat what we can find at home, we took a look at the menu and wondered what the hell "Singaporean Noodles" were . I don't think we have that at home.

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    Merlion in Copenhagen, near Stroget
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    Inspirations for potential fairy tale writers

    by bpacker Updated Sep 21, 2005

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    There's lots of interesting things in Denmark, even in the local wildlife department. Just an observation of a little family outing on a Danish canal brings to mind a famous chap who wrote about an angsty duckling with low self esteem*. He must have gotten his inspiration from observing everyday life!

    *Don't know who I'm talking about? Hans Christian Andersen wrote the Ugly Duckling.

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    Family Excursion, Copenhagen, Denmark
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    Shake, rattle and roll at Stroget..

    by bpacker Updated Sep 21, 2005

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    As you stroll down the Stroget, look out for professional busker that range from King Tuts, complete with coffins, to Charlie Chaplins. They're guaranteed to leave a smile on your face:) and keep you entertained for hours.

    Liz and I couldn't help rolling around with laughter at some of the comic sights. Of particular funny interest was this mummy Tut . He wriggled the best he could in his tight gold wraps after coins were dropped .

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    King Tut at Stroget
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    Nordhavnen - Northern Harbour

    by metteks Updated Jul 21, 2005

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    This harbour is situated at Østerbro, near Nordhavn Station. Ferries and big ships from the inner harbour of Copenhagen have in resent years moved to Nordhavnen, in order to make the inner harbour quieter.

    The harbour used to be a rough place where fishermen and other worked, but the harbour is loosing some of this and is converting into a modern and hip area with expensive apartments and offices with great views.

    Here you can go to see the new Copenhagen and the newest architecture. Many of the buildings in glass and steel are made by famous architects, and construction is still going on. Paustians House is made by the Danish architect Paustian and he was the first one to see the potentials of the harbour and the first one to build here.

    At the harbour you can still find some of the old things. At Fiskerihavnen (The Harbour of Fishing) you’ll see the old, but cute and cozy huts of the fishermen (See the photo) and you’ll encounter them having a beer while looking out to the see. Just follow the road to where the bus 29 ends (Northern part of the harbour).

    You’ll also see some of the old companies making concrete.

    Fiskerihavnen

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    Secrets under Water

    by ginte Written Jun 17, 2005

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    If you walk over the small bridge going from Højbro Plads to Christiansborg, look over the left hand side of the bridge down into the canal where you will see several life size figures underwater. The sculpture is from 1992 by Danish artist Suste Bonnén.

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    The Danish News in English

    by ginte Updated May 24, 2005

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    While visiting Copenhagen for a longer time than just a few days, perhaps you'd be interested in knowing what is going on there. Danish news in English would be so nice, when there is too much Danbish language around, right? So, search for the newspaper 'The Copenhagen Post' at the Tourist Office in front of the Town Hall or read Danish news in English online at the website written below.

    Also most of the major newspapers from Britain and the US are available in Copenhagen from kiosks around the city. You will also find as many as 120 fashion and lifestyle magazines in English.
    Good luck!

    Pic from the net
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    English language...

    by ginte Updated May 23, 2005

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    When you live at the hotel and get your meal as a service, then everything is ok. But if you live not in a hotel and go to a food store to buy some products, sometimes it can be difficult to find what you need (for e.g. is it a yogurt or a sour cream?) as you'll find Danish language on all the products. If you be lucky, you'll find more languages: Swedish, Norwegian... :-) Sorry, but no English... (I even don't talk about German or French...)

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