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Copenhagen Card
"Choose between a 24- 48- 72- or 120-hour Copenhagen Card when you book and then collect your card and free Copenhagen map at Copenhagen Airport or a central redemption point in the city.Valid for the set number of hours from the time you first use it your card helps you get the best from your time in Denmark’s lovely capital with included public transport and free admission to 74 top Copenhagen attractions. Additional valuable discounts on exciting activities
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Copenhagen Canal Tour
"Hop aboard your sightseeing cruise boat in Nyhavn or Gammel Strand in central Copenhagen. Take a seat in the boat’s lower saloon or stroll around the deck admiring the city sights as you cruise. Canals zigzag through Copenhagen and the city’s top waterfront sights appear around every twist and turn. Watch out for attractions like the Little Mermaid an iconic Edvard Eriksen statue carved to look like a character from a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale. Learn the history of Copenhagen as your onboard guide points out key sights. Hear about Amalienborg Castle – seat of the Danish royal family since the 18th century – while and gaze at Copenhagen Opera House a futuristic-looking building that juts out onto the waterfront.Glide through Christianshavn canal quarter and hear trivia about King Christian IV
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Small-Group Copenhagen City Walking Tour
"Meet your guide in City Hall Square in central Copenhagen and set off on your walking tour of Denmark’s charming capital. As you walk you’ll stop at all the must-sees and gain informative insights into the sights and places that most inspire your guide.Admire City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) as your guide reveals interesting facts about Copenhagen’s history see the statue of H. C. Andersen and pass the Tivoli Gardens the city’s 19th-century amusement park that’s home to one of the world’s oldest wooden rollercoasters.Walk through Amagertorv the city’s medieval square and see the Christiansborg Palace and Borsen the Old Stock Exchange
From DKK350.00

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English Speaking

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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barryg23
Jun 18, 2006

Danish

A good tip is to learn a few phrases in the local language of the country that you are visiting. For me Danish is a hard language (I would say it seems a bit harder to pronounce than say Swedish or Norwegian, even though the three languages are somewhat similar).

But here are some basic phrases taken from my Lonely Planet Scandinavian Phrasebook that you may find helpful:

Hello/Goodbye (informal): Hej / Hej hej
Hello/ Goodbye (formal): Goddag/Farvel
Yes/No: Ja/Nej
Thank You: Tak
Do you speak English?: Taler De engelsk?
I (don't) understand: Jeg forstar (ikke)
Open/Closed: Aben/Lukket
Entrance/Exit: Indgang/Udgang
Free Admission: Gratis Agang

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Marpessa
Jan 31, 2006

Language curiosities

Danes are proud of a few things: their flag, some of their most well-known sights, their beer, their royal family....and a word: hyggeligt. They say that this word does not exist in any other language, and that it cannot be explained. In fact, it does exist in other languages, as the very same word is used in Norwegian, Swedes have a different word with the same meaning, and if I'm not mistaken, the Dutch have a similar word with the same meaning too. But, ok, I suppose the big world languages don't. The closest synonym in English is probably cozy, but 'hyggeligt' means more than that. A person can be it (warm, friendly, making you feel at ease), a house can be it (somewhere you'd curl up in front of a fireplace with a warm fuzzy feeling inside), a dinner party can be it......anything can be hyggelig(t), really. It can be both an adjective, an adverb and a verb. So now you know...
Another language curiosity: In the english language danish pastry is called...well just that: danish pastry. In denmark, though, it's called wienerbr?d, as in "bread from vienna". Anyone know what it's called in Vienna?

Annebl
Nov 30, 2003

It was amazing to us that our...

It was amazing to us that our Swedish and Danish friends had to speak English to each other, as the two Scandinavian languages sounded so similar to our untrained ears. They also had quite a rivalry and argued ,though good-naturedly, the whole day!

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richiecdisc
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Royal Library

The Royal Library Garden is located back from the road, so take care, you could walk straight past! The Library Garden is located on top of the former site of Christian IVs old Naval Harbour. This is...
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Black Diamond - Sorte Diamant

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Slotsholmen

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Børsen - Stock Exchange

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Church of Our Saviour - Vor Freiser Kirke

Ok, I do not like heights... but the golden tower looked so pretty that I wanted to climb up the 92 meters! The first part is fine - nothing to it, other than a whole pile of stair. Indoors, safe, a...
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Knippelsbro

Be warned: Knippelsbro is everything but beautiful. It's a loud, dirty, busy 4-lane bridge which connects Slotsholmen with the island of Christianshavn. The only reason why I include it as a tip in my...
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