Copenhagen What to Pack

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    Free Maps

    by briantravelman Written Dec 13, 2013

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    Miscellaneous: If you're on a tight budget, or are in a hurry, you can grab a free map. Some stores have them in baskets by the door. I found some in a store on Stroget Street. They don't actually say "Free" though, so there is no way to know for sure, so always check with the store clerk, so you don't get charged with shoplifting.
    I just grabbed a free one, because I needed a map, and I needed to save my money.
    The map has pictures of all the landmarks, so as long as you know where you are, you will find your way easily. Only problem is, some of the street names on the map are different, than they are in person, so it helps if you can identify a landmark.
    It's best to sit down, so you can examine it.

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    Be prepared for lots of rain!

    by mariahc1 Written Aug 31, 2011

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    People in ponchos and tourists in the rain :-)

    Luggage and bags: Definitely an umbrella! If you do not plan to visit the place with a group, then you should familiarize yourself with the sights and the historical places of the city because there are so many! You should take a book guide with you.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Even during the summer, don't forget to pack a coat, or at least a jumper! An umbrella is a "must" as well. We checked the weather before we flew there but we were not ready for the heavy showers and strong winds that we encountered in the middle of July! Now for us, it was heaven because we come from Cyprus which is constantly hot and sunny all-year long. So, the rainy and cloudy weather was a lovely surprise for us. Just in case, pack a pair of Wellington boots. We did not and had to buy from Copenhagen.

    Photo Equipment: Take lots of memory cards for your photos. You will take photos everywhere.

    Miscellaneous: Oh, a poncho is handy as well.

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  • Electrical Outlet adaptors with round plugs

    by newincopen Written Aug 3, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: I overlooked this coming to Copenhagen. I thought that electrical plugs would be flat, the same as in my country since we had the same 220 voltage. I arrived on a weekend and only one shop out of 4 carried these adaptors which I needed ASAP to charge my laptop and cellphone after an 18 hr plan trip.

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    What should you pack in the carry-on bag?

    by csordila Updated Jun 29, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: The airlines are notorious for losing luggage, we all know that. Yet, there are still people who make the foolish mistake of putting valuable items in their checked luggage!
    The best carry-on bag is soft-sided and constructed from high-tech material. You can use it also as pillow, while you are waiting for a long time on the airport, and want to rest.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Personal need: toiletries, a change of underwear, some food, a sweater, wet wipes,

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Medications, contact lens paraphernalia, asthma tools, and a little handy-pack of tissues should always go into your carry-on bag.

    Photo Equipment: Do not forget a small camera and a good Travel Guide! They won't add much space or weight, and are well worth, if you are spending more time than you expected and should be still waiting.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: The longer the trip, the more items, the larger the Luggage! Just remember, whatever you pack, you have to carry!

    Miscellaneous: Most airlines allow you a carry-on bag and one personal item (briefcase, laptop or something like that). Pack your carry-on as if you expect your checked baggage to be lost.
    Choose a bag that is large enough to handle all the things you need to take, but small enough to fit the size requirements of your airline.
    Things like thath should be carried on your person or packed in your carry-on bag that will fit under the seat.
    • Small valuables: cash, credit cards, jewelry, cameras.
    • Critical items: medicine, keys, passport, tour vouchers, tickets.
    • Irreplaceable items: manuscripts, heirlooms.
    • Fragile items: eyeglasses, glass containers, liquids.
    • Personal need: toiletries, a change of underwear, some food, a sweater, wet wipes,

    Remember, the only way to be sure your valuables are not damaged or lost is to keep them with you.

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    Bubbles: Silly packing for silly city

    by Poznick Written Mar 17, 2008

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    Miscellaneous: Bubbles. Bring em'. You don't think you'll need em', but trust me, they will be just what the doctor ordered when you are frolicking through a lush garden with nymphs giggling and dancing around you, throwing leaves in the air. Bubbles will be the topper for any good Copenhagen escapade.

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    Boy Scout Rules Apply : Always Be Prepared

    by starship Updated Jun 6, 2007

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    Hajbro Plads Market

    Luggage and bags: Packing light is not always easy depending on the kind of trip you'll be taking. But the advice is still appropriate no matter where you go. Bringing along a day pack or a folding cloth bag with handles can also be a blessing to carry small items: umbrella, maps, brochures, camera equipment, snacks, and purchases you make along the way. This allows you to leave your luggage at the hotel or stored.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When we visited Copenhagen in late July, the weather was warmer than I expected. It is a good idea to pack some lighter clothing for Copenhagen such as nice looking T-shirts, and light-weight pants. People in Copenhagen may not "dress up" but their clothing is very trendy, especially their shoes.

    But as the weather can change quickly in Denmark (and I had previously read this fact), even in summer you should at least have a light-weight jacket. It can get quite cool in the evenings, and if there is a heavy mist in the morning it is very chilly. Good, comfortable walking shoes are indispensable.

    If possible, carry a small or mini-umbrella at all times. We left on a canal cruise while the sun was shining brightly and the air was warm. Suddenly we were caught in a drenching downpour and I was the only one with an umbrella. I still got very wet and then chilled. So be prepared for a weather change which can happen very quickly! For the same reason, a little sun screen may be a good idea too.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Our hotel bathroom provided dispensers for body wash & shampoo only; no lotions, shower caps or other nice amenities. If you like bar soap and a wash cloth, you probably should bring your own just in case your hotel does not provide them. I don't remember there being any water glasses in the room, so you may want to bring some disposable, 3 to 6 oz. cups. Coffee and tea-making facilities are most likely provided for in your room, but you may wish to bring additional quantities of powdered cream, sugar, Splenda or the like for your own comfort.

    Miscellaneous: Scandinavia can be expensive in general, and food is no exception. If you have adequate space in your luggage, you may want to bring some small snacks such as granola bars, power bars, raisins and peanuts, hard candy or small packages of crackers for your day pack. Doing this might help you to avoid having to buy expensive fast food because you have no alternative.

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    September in the rain.

    by mwe Written Dec 14, 2006

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    Lovely day for chic ladies with cerise umbrellas.
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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Copenhagen of course has warm sunny days, but rain set in for the day on September 13th, 2001 & it was pretty heavy most of the time.
    Here are a couple of pictures which make the items for your September packing list for Copenhagen self-explanatory.

    Photo Equipment: These 2 "Packing list tip" pictures are taken with Fuji Superia 200 35mm film in a Rollei Prego 90 compact camera.

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    All weathers at anytime

    by sparkieplug24 Updated Jul 23, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: large bag, rucksack or case depending on how long you are staying, what type of holiday etc.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Waterproof jacket is a must no matter the season. The weather can be unpredictable and wet no matter the time of year. Or a umberella. I would also bring a jumper or cardigan incase of cold weather. Good walking shoes are a must if you want to visit lots of different attractions.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring what you want with to use with you but if you forget some toiletries dont worry you can buy most brands in Copenhagen although they can be expensive so shop around. I would bring any medical supplies you may need with you.

    Photo Equipment: Camera a good quality one perhaps with a zoom lens as there are lots of photo opportunities and buildings to take pictures of the view from. Bring either plenty of memory cards for digital camera or lots of films.

    Miscellaneous: You can get free city maps from the tourist information and I would recommend you take a good guide book

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    Cold in June

    by sulu88 Written Feb 25, 2006

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure to bring a jacket that is warm, and an umbrella if you are planning to travel to Denmark in early summer. Compared to summer weather in most parts of the U.S., it was quite cold and rained about every day. I brought one sweater, and had it on in just about every picture that was taken.

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    You can find almost everything you need

    by ginte Updated May 23, 2005

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: No matter for how long you are going to stay in Copenhagen and no matter at what period of the year, the weather can change several times per day. So, even if you travel there just for a few days or a week it's necessary to have few T-shirts, one warm sweater and another light sweater, also a jacket from the rain. Good shoes are also required as you will walk a lot for sure in 'discovering' a wonderful Copenhagen :-)

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything you need you can find in big markets either at small shops. But if you use special medicines just take it with you from home. Then you don't need to search for them and if you want to buy special medicines you'll need a receipt.

    Photo Equipment: To come to Denmark without a photo camera it's a shame. So, don't forget it! But if you did, don't worry. You'll find lots of stores of photo equipment at the center of Copenhagen where you be able to buy a new photo camera;-) And it's not expensive to have your photos done.

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    It rains often - pack a small umbrella!

    by aaaarrgh Updated Mar 31, 2005

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    An umbrella is handy!

    Luggage and bags: Remember there is a good 'Left Luggage' office at the main railway station.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable walking shoes - Copenhagen is perfect for walking.

    Miscellaneous: Packa small umbrella - the weather was beautiful but rain clouds regularly appeared from nowhere, dropped their load, then disappeared as quickly!!

    Before I went, I worried about whether I should buy a map. This was not problem - there are plenty of FREE maps available at the Tourist Information and other Tourist Attractions. The 'Copenhagen This Week' magazine seems best - it has three maps at different scales and an index at the back.

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    Map of Copenhagen

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jan 23, 2005

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    Free Copenhagen map

    Miscellaneous: Take a free map of Copenhagen at the Tourist Information Centre. The map includes the location of the main sights and a street index. Apart from that general information about the public transport of Copenhagen is given.
    The Tourist Information Centre of Copenhagen is located not far from the Central Train Station at Bernstorffsgade 1.

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    Be prepared to walk.

    by reverb Written Aug 1, 2004
    shoes.

    Luggage and bags: Normal stuff

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Definitly bring a rain coat. You never know with the weather. A sweatshirt. And most of all make sure that you bring a really comfortable pair of walking shoes. Preferrably a pair of sneakers of some sort. You will be doing a lot of walking and by the end of the day the feet will either be thanking, or hating you.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: just the normal travel gear. I would suggest bringing some lotion. The water here really seems to dry out your skin maybe due to the chalk in the water.

    Photo Equipment: Gotta have your camera!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: no need.

    Miscellaneous: you might want to bring electical plugin in adapters.

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    Wear Wool

    by Sharna. Updated May 25, 2004

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If your not used to the cold carry an extra layer in your bag, a wool/cotton thermal under layer is the best. Most of the locals will be in shirts and shorts from April onwards but the wind has a chilly edge.

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    Climate in Copenhagen

    by Leipzig Written Feb 26, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 4 – 15°C ( 39 - 59°F ); min: 0 - 9°C ( 32 - 48°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 18 – 21°C ( 64 - 70°F ); min: 10 - 13°C ( 50 - 55°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 16°C ( 43 - 60°F); min: 3 - 10°C ( 37 – 50°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 2 – 4°C ( 36 - 39°F); min: -1 - 0°C ( 30 - 32°F )

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