Copenhagen Travel Guide

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Copenhagen Highlights

  • Pro
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     good service, english spoken, great vibe & easy to walk around the city 

  • Con
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     Expensive compared to most cities in Europe 

  • In a nutshell
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     Super city overall. Shows what can be done with a bit of love and attention!! 

Copenhagen Things to Do

  • Tivoli

    Been there in December, there was a Christmas market. It's a nice place to stroll around. If you're with kids they will love the rides there. There's a entrance fee I just don't remember how much but it was reasonable.

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  • Canal & Harbour Tours

    By 4pm my feet are killing me and Im ready to pack it in but just before looking for a bus we spot the canal tours. Seemed like a perfect way to end our day.It cost about $15.00 each we enjoyed an hour tour ..in Engish and Danish .It gave us a look at much of the city from the water. We saw the Old Stock Exchange, the Church of Our Saviour, the...

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  • Christiania

    Christiania is a famous hippie community sitting right smack in the center of town. It used to be a part of town beloning to the army but has for more than 30 years been occupied by hippies who live their own alternative lifestyle. It's a nice place to go if you start to think that everything is a bit too organised and civilized in the rest of...

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Copenhagen Restaurants

  • Nyhavn

    As in every European city of this size everybody can easily find the suitable restaurant for his/her preferences and taste. And the genuine Danish food must not be missed!! What is less easy in Copenhagen to find the ones fitting to the wallets of a big part of its visitors - Copenhagen is an expensive place.

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  • Riz Raz

    RIZ Raz We find this hotel in our guide book and decide to give it a try. It's a vegetable only buffet.....for about $20.00 . it located just off the pedestrian street and about 20 minute or less from our hotel. It's pretty full when we arrive at about 7pm ...must be packed during summer. It turns out to be pretty good. Lots to choose from...

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  • Café Norden

    This was a beautiful, cozy, quite simply a wonderful place. We had the last breakfast (lunch) here, the food was also really good, we thought first that it was a bit expensive here, but when we got to see how much food we got was not so expensive. This place is to recommend!

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Copenhagen Nightlife

  • Rosie McGee's

    Avoid this place! Or at least: 1. ask about the entrance fee before you pay and 2. demand a reciept. I went there late night on New Years Eve and I paid for me and my friend with my credit card. The entrance hostess debited my card 500 DKK (250 DKK each). I thought it was expensive but since New Years Eve is more expensive generally I accepted...

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  • Dubliner

    Typical Irish bar that you will find in almost every city in the world. Pretty standard stuff on offer beer, guiness and a pub food is on the menu. They also show English football matches. I was in here on New Years Eve of 2000/2001 and it was superb.

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  • Tivoli

    Tivoli at night is a chance to see everything in one place: restaurants, bars, live music, fair amusements, etc. It's not cheap though, and not very advisable if you like to go out to quiet places. But it shows some impressive views and neon's. totally casual

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Copenhagen Transportation

  • Airport - Transportation to Copenhagen...

    When arriving to Copenhagen I chose to take the train to the city since my hotel was just across the main train station. I bought my ticket in the automatic machine, you can choose the language. The journey took me about 20 min which was great because I really wanted to get to the hotel as soon as possible after almost 10 hrs of flying.

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  • Public transport - general

    I know that I sometimes find myself using bad language on a rainy Monday morning when my bus or train is late, but all in all Copenhagen has an efficient public transportation system, which includes buses, trains and Metro. Copenhagen is split into zones and the tickets price is calculated by how many zones you pass on you journey. In May 2013...

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  • Train

    Train to city center The train makes for an easy commute to the city center. Really hard to go wrong. You buy a 3 zone ticket from either a kiosk at arrivals in Terminal 3 or from an agent at the ticket office on the lower level terminal three ,after you collect your bags. We found the agent to be so helpful ,explaining which track ...(track 2)...

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Copenhagen Shopping

  • Strøget

    "Strøget" is far and away the most famous street in Copenhagen. The walking street is 1111 meters long, making it Europe's longest pedestrian street. There are other walking streets in Copenhagen besides Stroget. However, none of them can compare with atmosphere of Copenhagen’s best known street. The street is a wonderful place to go shopping or...

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  • Souvenirs

    I don't know about the actual city, but you can get some really cheap souveniers at the airport. I only paid 40 Kroners, for a troll. I didn't know this until I got home, but it turns out that's only about $7. If I would've known that, I would've bought more stuff. Airport souveniers are usually the most expensive, so I was surprised that they were...

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  • Supermarkets

    danish supermarkets can be suprisingly cheap, when compared to the prices you normally find here. Supermarket chains like Netto,Fakta,Aldi etc can save you a lot of money when buying food and drinks. Prices can seem high in Denmark at first, but this is mainly when you are getting things served by a waiter,so if you head to the supermarket for a...

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Copenhagen Local Customs

  • Lifestyle & Habits

    On the Hop on Hop off bus tour we learned about the garden allotments. In Danish culture the allotment garden has become a symbol of blue-collar culture - with all the positives and negatives associated with that. In Copenhagen an association named "Arbejdernes Værn" (lit. "The Worker's Protection") founded the first allotment gardens in 1891 so...

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  • Bikes

    One of the first things you will notice when you arrive to Copenhagen as a foreigner is the huge amount of bicycles. Most Copenhagen citizens use the bicycle as their main mode of transport and it's the most common way to commute to work in Copenhagen. You will find bicycles in all shapes there. Some of them cheap budget bikes that people have...

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  • Food.

    This is a relatively new addition to the Copenhagen "Street Eats" repertoire and is probably inspired by someone's visit to Berlin where the "Grillwalker" was first introduced. This is simplicity itself - the guy has a portable grill and offers simply "Red Polsers" with bread and relishes for a couple of Crowns cheaper than the Polser Wagons. No...

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Copenhagen Warnings and Dangers

  • Pickpockets

    Hello, after few days in Copenhagen enjoying my time with my family I've been robbed at the main railway station in my way back home. They first observed me whiles I was purchasing the tickets then they followed me to the train to rob my debit card with other items. I suspect that the ATM was, at least temporarily altered to read my PIN number so...

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  • Cyclists & bicycle paths

    Many residents of Copenhagen have chosen the bicycle as their preferred mode of transport. The city has a significant network of cycle paths and most roads have a cycle lane. This can be challenging for pedestrians who do not look carefully when crossing the road as these silent modes of transport are easily missed and before you know it, one is...

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  • Public transport & tickets

    This is the worst airport I have ever been to! I will start from the begining. We missed our connecting flight to Gdansk, as I anticipated. My mom missed a flight through Frankfurt earlier, and as soon as she got off the plane, she was escorted straight to the ticket counter. They don't do that in Copenhagen. Instead you have find our own way,...

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Copenhagen Tourist Traps

  • Little Mermaid

    Take public transport as close as you can. Yes, the statue is small and unremarkable; however, the walk back toward the city is wonderful: the Anglican church, old fort, sailors' housing, etc. Stay just a minute or two, take some pics, and then enjoy the walk back toward the city.

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  • Copenhagen Card

    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...

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  • Tivoli

    Whilst Tivoli gets loads of press it is actually nothing special. If you are one person the price tag of 75DKK,which in real money is about £7.50,is way too much,I saw all I needed to see in a quick 10 minute once over,what a swizz. I think if you have kids you will get some mileage from Tivoli,but the entry fee really stings. DKK 75 adults DKK...

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Copenhagen What to Pack

  • Free Maps

    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,...

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  • Be prepared for lots of rain!

    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. Even during the summer, don't forget to pack a coat, or at least a jumper! An umbrella is a "must" as well. We...

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  • Electrical Outlet adaptors with round...

    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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Copenhagen Off The Beaten Path

  • Dragør

    While visiting Copenhagen take the time to visit Dragør,, the small fishing village ten or fifteen minutes east of Kobenhavn. This village is fairytale charming and rich in Danish history and a day trip here could easily be on your list of things to do. Near the harbor of Dragør, is a shopping area with walking streets--no cars allowed. Some of...

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  • Parks & Outdoor areas

    The park, complete with trees and statues, near The Little Mermaid, is a great place for a picnic by the water. I wasn't actually able to have a picnic here but my imagination created the thought. The day I visited this park and saw the Little Mermaid, the sun shined, it rained, it hailed, it snowed and the sun came out again. (All in a matter of...

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  • Christiania

    Years ago when WWII soldiers abandoned there "houses" near the river some hippies went to live there. And other hippies came and it is now a big hippy comuna just in the city. I have never seen something similar ... Take care and do not take pictures (hippies do not like). You can walk, take a cup of coffe, even visit the skate room ... Police go...

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Copenhagen Sports & Outdoors

  • Parken

    if you are in copenhagen and want to wantch the national football team or fc.copenhagen then you should go to the national arena called "parken". it's the home of fc.copenhagen and the national team and is a very nice and modern football stadium. fc.copenhagen is at the moment the leading danish club and their biggest rival is brøndby from the...

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  • Swimming

    The weather was very hot when we visited Copenhagen so we decided to cool down at the outdoor pool at Islands Brygge Havenbadet near the Langebro bridge. This pool is open daily from June to September (7am to 7pm) and, best of all, it's completely free. The water is from one of the city's canals and it was "reasonably" clean. It was very cold...

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  • Ice Skating

    While beeing in Copenhagen on winter period, on the square at Kogens Nytorv, with the statue in the middle, you will find Copenhageners ice skating on the romantic outdoor rink with a view of the Royal Theatre and the charming Nyhavn district. You can rent skating shoes at the kiosk at the square. It's not very expensive. Or you can bring yours...

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Copenhagen Favorites

  • Squares & Statues

    The Isted Lion is a Danish war monument originally intended as a monument of the Danish victory over Schleswig-Holstein in the Battle of Isted (Idstedt) on July 25, 1850 — at its time the largest battle in Scandinavian history. The Danish sculptor Herman Wilhelm Bissen traveled to Paris to study an actual lion in the Jardin des Plantes. He...

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  • Currency Issues

    Denmark is a EU COUNTRY, BUT IT USES THE DANISH KRONER, not the euro. When you arrive at the Airport it is easy to get Kroners from the ATM machines and money exchange. Foreign exchange is available from the Danske Bank located in the Transit Area of Terminal 2 and before security check points. Nordea located in Transit Area of Terminal 2 and...

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  • Walking

    If you have a spare weekend, Copenhagen would make a nice trip. A tour of the city includes usually bus tour, photo stops at a couple of scenic areas of the city, a boat ride around the harbor and canals. All visitors to Copenhagen eventually make their way to Radhuspladsen, which is a lively square, full of street entertainers at all times of day...

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Top 5 Urban Beaches: Copenhagen

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You might say a beach needs sand, but the Danish design denizens of Copenhagen are just the group of outside-the-box thinkers to prove you wrong. It's not surprising that the people who turned an opera house into a "Black Diamond" could create an urban beach that strikingly arises from the water and contains no sand. Havnebadet, or Harbor Bath, at Islands Brygge is a riverside swimming complex, with five pools, two specifically for children, and two towers off which visitors can dive. Across the canal, a similar harbor bath exists at Fisketorvet.

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