Copenhagen Card, Copenhagen
In my opinion, the Copenhagen Card is like most other city cards a tourist trap. It is bloody expensive in relation to the offered discounts.
In 2004 the card was available for 24 h (199 DKK) and 72 h (429 DKK). Among other things, it includes free travel on public transportation and free entry to about 60 museums and attractions.
Fun Alternatives: Just compare the price of the Copenhagen Card with the normal prices.
Here are some examples (2004):
- Admission Amalienborg Palace 50 DKK
- Admission Tekniske Museum 50 DKK
- Admission Rundetarn DKK 20
- Admission City Museum 20 DKK
- Admission Copenhagen Zoo 100 DKK
- 10 journeys public transport (Klippkort) 105 DKK
I want to put it down in writing to possibly dispel the negative posts on here that claim the Copenhagen card is a tourist trap. I completely disagree.
The other three posting may be out of date (2004~2006) and therefore valid at the time, but as of my visit, I found it an exceptional deal and very well worth the money.
The card can be purchased for either 24-hr or 72-hr validity, commencing at the time you first use it. Cost as of 2011 was 229Dk and 459Dk respectively.
It gives you access to many sites (65+) for free and several with discounts. It also allows you use all public transit in all Zealand for free during that time.
While it is not expected that you visit all places, and should take into consideration that some are not within Copenhagen center (may require ~1hr travel each way on 'free' transit), if you do the math, I am sure the average person will save money.
For example, after adding the cost of buses (12Dk for each one-way zone ticket), the trains to/from Roskilde, Hillerod, Helsingor, etc. and all of the admittance tickets, my costs would have been in excess of 1300Dk! I saved over 850Dk!
Unique Suggestions: Visit the website and add up the normal admittance ticket prices for the places your are interested in. Account for additional costs of buses and trains too.
The following site gives regular Adult/Child prices, as well as those with the card:
I do not even understand how they can figure it out ! It cannot work, too many attractions to visit in so short time; it's fairly better to buy a railway pass and pay the attractions you really wanna see.
Unique Suggestions: Use it a lot for travelling on public transport system; areas away from downtown are even better than downtown itself.
Fun Alternatives: Railway and metro pass: check www.m.dk and www.rejseplanen.dk
THE COPENHAGEN CARD IS A MASSIVE WASTE OF TIME. DO NOT BOTHER! Pardon the caps boys & girls, but I feel really strongly about this. It's over 300 Kr for a 2 day card - there is NO WAY you can fit everything in with this card. It is NOT good value for money. Most of the attractions covered by this card ARE OUTSIDE COPENHAGEN!! Hellooooo?