Københavns Kommune Local Customs

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Københavns Kommune Local Customs

  • Lifestyle & Habits

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    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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  • Language

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    Every Danish person we spoke to whether it was in hotels, shops, restaurants or on the street, spoke perfect English. After our first day in the city we stopped asking people if they speak English when asking a question or beginning a conversation - rather presumptous on our part but there was no point in asking just for the sake of it.

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  • Beer.

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    Not just Carlsberg. There are many different Danish beers, do try them! My favourite is Tuborg. You can look out for Christmasbeer during the right time, and also Easter Beer. There are many different breweries in Copenhagen.

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  • Food.

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    This is an open sandwich which is a favourite of the Danes, and so we decided to give it a go. The most famous is a Herring one, so that's what I had. It wasn't too bad, especially as I'd never had Herring before. I wasn't keen on the bread though, and I'm glad I'd already been on the boat trip as I suspect I may have sunk the boat if I'd eaten...

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  • Street Life

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    Check this out! Domestic household articles neatly arranged on attractive stands. The prices are clearly visible I hope ;) It looked good enough to eat ;) You're supposed to use 'good' brushes for your clothes. And 'bad' brushes???? They're for bath-time spanking when you've been a bad boy ;) ! ???? Bad in Danish means BATH :)

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  • Bikes

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    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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  • Festivals and events

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    Friday night of week 41 – middle of October – is The Culture Night in Copenhagen, and in some locations across Denmark as well. The date varies, but in 2007 it will be on October 12th. All sorts of places are open to the public. Museums and sights, institutes and institutions, shops, zoo, parliament, and Copenhagen city hall, will be open until...

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  • Toilets

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    I must admit that Danish cleanliness is up there with the best of them. Copenhagen could not be described as spotless, but they make a pretty good fist of things. Even in the dodgier fast food chains toilets seemed to be hygenic. The only offputting thing was the number of toilets that had a bin for the disposal of needles. Now i'm quite a...

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  • Smoking

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    The Danes' attitude to smoking is generally quite liberal and according to the statistics 34% of the population are smokers. But if you walk through the streets it looks like almost everybody is smoking:-) Smoking is permitted in most cafes and restaurants. People smoke free in the streets, inside universities or big shopping centres. OK or...

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  • Royal Guard

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    I prefer the Royal Guards in Copenhagen when looking at them against other regiments around Europe. They go about their business, marching to and from the Amalienborg Palace through the streets on a regular, if not daily basis. They always have a police escort, generally one police officer on foot whoi sometimes struggles to control the public...

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  • Christmas Decorations

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    December in Denmark is dark, so the Danes like to make lights throughout the city. Copenhagen is decorated with thousands of Christmas lights, accentuating the special Danish holiday atmosphere. At the Town Hall Square you can experience the festive lighting of the Christmas tree, as well as busy shops and people rushing through the atmospheric...

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  • Ice Cream

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    Danes Love Ice Cream! When you come here you should try and find an ice cream shop (shouldn't be too hard). The best way to go is get 3 scoops, guf (a strawberry goo type stuff), flodeskum (whipped cream) and a flodeboller ( chocolate coverered marshmellow thingy). It's a fantastic way to enjoy an afternoon, licking an ice cream and sitting on a...

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  • Holydays and celebations

    Copenhagen Local Customs

    Like most places in the western world, most Danes celebrated Christmas is in one way or another. The biggest moment of Christmas, for Danes, is the evening of Dec. 24th! That’s when families all over the country gather, to go through the worldwide known rituals of overeating and the giving and receiving of presents! If you’re overcome with the...

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Københavns Kommune Hotels

  • Hilton Copenhagen Airport

    A found this a great Hilton property to use with early flights out of Copenhagen. It is an easy...

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  • Skovshoved Hotel

    Strandvejen 267, CHARLOTTENLUND, 2920, DK

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

  • Zleep Hotel Ballerup

    Marbaekvej 6, Ballerup, Zealand, 2750, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Quality Hotel Airport Dan

    Kastruplundgade 15, Kastrup, Tarnby, Zealand, 2770, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Herlev Kro Hotel

    Herlev Torv 9-11, , Zealand, 2730, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Best Western Taastrup Park Hotel

    Brorsonsvej 3, Taastrup, Zealand, 2630, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Quality Hotel Taastrup

    Carl Gustavsgade, 1, Taastrup, Zealand, 2630, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Gentofte Hotel

    Gentoftegade 29, Copenhagen, Zealand, 2820, Denmark

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Nimb Hotel

    Without a doubt, Nimb is the best hotel in Copenhagen. It is housed in a palace that was built as...

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