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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
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Inner Suburbs Tips (9)

Shopping

Countless tourists walk up and down Stroeget to shop and sure, if you've never experienced Scandinavia before, it can be fun with Illums Bolighus and all the rest, but the crowds depress me. If you are looking for a bit more "special" shopping and are interested in clothes, it might be worth heading for Gammel Kongevej which is the road leading from the lakes to Frederiksberg. The part closest to Copenhagen city centre is less interesting but in the middle of it you have several boutiques (including big sizes in a couple) as well as a bunch of budget shops, odd furniture places and of course a cafe or two to rest your feet in.

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Sjalen
Dec 04, 2006

Frederiksberg Kirke

Beautiful round church dating from the 18th century in one of Copenhagen's inner suburbs. The Frederiksberg Church was designed in the 1730s by Dutch architect Felix Dusart. The churchyard is particularly lovely, a garden of well-tended graves set amidst sheltering pines, a haven of quiet.

Near the altar of the church is a tablet commemorationg the poet Adam Oehlenschlaeger, considered the father of Danish romanticism. The poet is buried in the churchyard, and pilgrims often come to pay their respects.

I came here for a concert of baroque music - Handel and Vivaldi. Excellent acoustics in the church, an ideal setting for music that was "modern" at the time of its construction.

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yooperprof
Jul 06, 2006

Nørrebro

Nørrebro is one of the inner suburbs of Copenhagen and is together with Vesterbro one of the poorer ones. This means that the buildings haven’t all been renovated like it has happened all over the city. This means that apartments are cheaper here (Not cheap, but cheaper) and that mostly people with low income and students live here.

This part of Copenhagen is completely different from the center. The houses here are built at the start of the industrialization to accommodate the many workers from the center, and therefore many apartments are small and have no bathroom, or if they have it is the seize of a closet (and I am not joking).

In the streets here you will find many small shops, particularly on Nørrebrogade, Rantzausgade and Jagtvej. These shops are owned mostly by the immigrants and are grocery stores, green grocers or shops offering exotic products and kitsch.

There aren’t real sights here; it is all about feeling the atmosphere. The only tourist sight is Assistens Kirkegården (See Thing to do tips), it is a park like cemetery where famous Danes are buried, but many come here to relax, have a picnic or even sunbathe. It is located at Jagtvej.

Sankt Hans Torv is a square where people meet and hang out in the summer months.

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metteks
Jul 25, 2005

The shooting park (Skydebanehaven)

This park is very special. Now it is located in the heart of Vesterbro, but in the old days it was situated in the countryside. Here the shooting mad men used to go to shoot for fun.

There is a big wall that sheltered bypassers on the street from the bullets, the gate is huge and impressive.

The park is located at Skydebanegade (meaning the street of the shooting area), just of Istedgade. It is on your right hand if you walk out of the center and in fact it is just behind the Bymuseum (Copenhagen City Museum).

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Jul 25, 2005
 
 
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Vesterbro

Vesterbro is used to be a place to avoid. It is not like that any longer. Istedgade and Halmtorvet used to be the workplace for prostitutes and drug addicts; they are still here, but not that many and not that visible. In resent years the houses and the streets have been renovated, and the place is now a hip place where students and first time parents settle down. The apartments are small, and many are still without bath, but the place is getting better all the time. The buildings here were built to accommodate the workers of Copenhagen during the industrialization and therefore they are poorly built in a hurry.

The courtyards of the buildings used to be dark and crowded since more buildings had been added here to solve the problem with overpopulation in Copenhagen. Now many of them have been torn down and the courtyards have nice gardens. Mostly you can’t see them, because they have been locked up, but try to look inside the gates.

There are not many tourist sights here. It is all about feeling the atmosphere. Walk down Vesterbrogade and Istedgade and visit the many small shops here, owned by the immigrants who live here due to the cheap apartments. The shops sell exotic products from their home countries.

One tourist sights is the Københavns Bymuseum (Museum of Copenhagen) and it introduces the visitor to the city's history, both past and present.

Also the former shooting area is a unique place to visit.

Humleby (See the photo) is a nice place for a walk. In this area you´ll see the old houses made by Carlsberg for the workers. It is located between Enghavevej, Ny Carlsbergvej, Vesterfælledvej and Enghave st.

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metteks
Jul 25, 2005

Vesterbro

Vesterbro is a part of Copenhagen, and it is along with Nørrebro one of the poorer parts, but in opinion also an interesting part of the city.

The coastline used to run where the road Sønder Boulevard runs today, but they created more land by filling up the see with bricks and rubbish from Copenhagen. The city is marked by the fact that in the old day’s one of the few roads to Copenhagen run through here, so here the farmers came with the cattle to sell to the butchers. (Hence the name Halmtorvet=Square of straw, and Kødbyen=Area of Meat). A lot of other people came through here and had to stay overnight, so to cater for this there were many hotels and also the red light district.

The buildings of Vesterbro are from the industrializations start, where the city desperately needed apartments for all the people arriving here to work in all the new factories. So the speculators built long, low quality and boring blocks, that dominates the area today.

A big effort have been made to clean the area up, and many buildings have been completely renovated, making it a modern and attractive place to live for especially students, who like the small apartments and all the trendy cafés in the area.

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Jul 21, 2005

Cool Vibe On Nørrebro

In the area around the square of Sct. Hans Torv (torv=marketplace) there´s a lot of nice café´s, shops, boutiques and restaurants.
Cool area a little off the most beaten track.
When Copenhagen Jazzfestival takes place in july, ther´s usually a music stage here, and it´s a nice place to relax and hang out with the danes.
Take Bus A5 to Elmegade and stroll down this small gade (gade=street) to reach Sct. Hans Torv.

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Pip-t
May 06, 2005

Visit Hans Christian Andersen

If you have an hour to spare, why not take a detour and go see some famous Danish legends, like storyteller Hans Christian Andersen and philosopher Kirkegaard. They lie at the Assistens Cemetary in Copenhagen. It's a lush green park full of flowers and shady trees, and is a wonderful resting place, you'll find people jogging or sitting around reading or just passing by to look at the graves

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Dec 16, 2004

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If you have the time, the...

If you have the time, the inner city suburbs can on occassion offer you an experience. Take a bicycle or bus to Norrebro (across the lakes) and go exploring (it is also an infamous part of town, where riots have been known to occur!). Anyway, there are some really nice ethnic restaurants around and you'll see something different.
You should also visit Frederiksberg, a separate city inside Copenhagen council borders (strange). Pile Allè and Gl. Kongevej (street names) is the place to go.
Finally, get out of the city, go north up the coast road (Strandvejen) to Kronborg Castle (Hamlet went wild there!?) On your way back, go by Frederiskborg Castle (picture) near Hillerod, where Princess Alexandra (from Hong Kong) married Prince Joachim...cool I tell ya!

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Aug 24, 2002

Things to Do Near Copenhagen

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Royal Library

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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

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Knippelsbro

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