Copenhagen Travel Guide

  • Nyhavn again
    Nyhavn again
    by pugwashman
  • Amalienborg Palace
    Amalienborg Palace
    by balhannah
  • The reality
    The reality
    by Jim_Eliason

Copenhagen Things to Do

  • Nyhavn

    Nyhavn (New Harbour) is undoubtedly Copenhagen's most picturesque corner: a line of colourful houses, higgledy-piggledy built next to some quais where only vintage ships are allowed to moor. Moreover, there are plenty of restaurants and bars so that the area is not for nothing called Copenhagen's longest bar. Nyhavn was built from 1671 to 1673 to...

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  • Tivoli Garden

    Most Danes speak English. A nation of only 4 million people does not expect tourists to speak their language (as in Germany, France, Italy, Russia or Spain), so 1 out of 2 Danes speaks English. Also, there are many tourists from Great Britain. Tivoli was part of the inspiration for Disneyland and if you have been there ,you can see why. I was...

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  • Little Mermaid

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    First things first - when in Copenhagen, you must see the statue of the Little Mermaid, called "Den Lille Havfrue" in Danish. There's no way around it, no matter if you are there with an organised bus tour or on your own. So let's start with a few facts about the world's most photographed statue. Sculpted in 1913 by Edvard Eriksen, it immediately...

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Copenhagen Hotels

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Copenhagen Restaurants

  • Riz Raz

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Nyhavn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Café Norden

    4 out of 5 stars

    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

  • 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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  • Dubliner

    Only having two nights in Copenhagen - one of them a VT meeting, meant we didn't have an awful lot of time for checking out the nightlife but on our last night we were lured by the music into The Dubliner, a European chain Irish bar (obviously!) in Kobmergade where they have live music every night (and it's good!) and very cheeky barmen! As well as...

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  • 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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Copenhagen Transportation

  • Airport - Transportation to Copenhagen...

    The metro runs 24 hours a day 24/7. Situated in Terminal 3 and clearly signposted, it's the simplest and definitely the quickest way to get into the city. It costs 36dk and tickets are for sale in the airport or at the machines on the platform. Copenhagen Metro is a joy to use and it's one of my favourite things about the city. The stations are...

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  • Free bikes

    Copenhagen is a city where bicycles are one of the main forms of local transportation. There are even bicycle lanes because so many people ride bicycles. If you are lucky enough, you may find one of the racks with bicycles that Copenhagen provides for tourists. These bicycles have especially striking markings in the form of a colorful disk where...

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  • Metro

    The Copenhagen Metro is a relatively new metro as it opened a little more than ten years ago. The metro lines go from Vanløse to either Vestamager or Copenhagen Airport and new metro lines are still under construction. Even though the metro doesn't go far into the suburbs like the ones in London, Paris and New York, it is an experience riding with...

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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

    The shop is situated in Nyhavn ( as I understood the most visited street in Copenhagen)- great location and great concept of the shop. I was pleasently surprised that I fount a place where souvenirs don't look kitschy- managed to buy simple souvenirs and and something special ( danish design). Staff was very helpful in choosing items in my price...

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  • Field's

    When at Kastrup airport, and you intend to look for some shopping, look no further as there is a large shopping center a couple of train stops away from the airport with much better choices and prices. Virtually just tobacco is cheaper at the airport. From the baggage hall at the airport, you walk straight ahead through the terminal until you see...

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Copenhagen Local Customs

  • Language

    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.

    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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  • 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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Copenhagen Warnings and Dangers

  • 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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  • 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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  • Christiania

    Christiana is well worth a visit, though perhaps not so much if you are a voyeur type of tourist. The community is pretty off-beat and generally laid-back and sitting having a beer and passing the time of day (or whatever) with the locals made for a pleasant afternoon. One thing they are not laid-back about however is photographs. I had no sooner...

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Copenhagen Tourist Traps

  • Little Mermaid

    I think that the famous mermaid is the least interesting thing, several kilometers around. So take my advice: when you go there (because you will, like everybody else...) use your time, looking around: the harmonious strength of a fountain, the calm of the park, the art pieces on parade, and... yes, somewhere by the canal there's a little common...

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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 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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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

    Dragør is only 12km from the centre of Copenhagen, but its location on the south-east coast of Amager, south of the airport, means that it hasn't been incorporated into the city and has retained its character, that of a small seafaring town and fishing port. It's a very pretty old town with many well-preserved historical buildings, and plays host...

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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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  • Roskilde

    About 25kms outside of Copenhagen and easily accessible by train from the Central Station; Roskilde makes a great day trip. It has a lovely town and main street with square, lots of shops, cafes and bars plus parks and church, but perhaps its main attraction is the Viking Museum. This museum contains five reconstructed viking ships, excavated...

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Copenhagen Sports & Outdoors

  • Parken

    If you are in Copenhagen and want to watch 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 General

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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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  • Mail, e-mail, telephone, internet etc.

    Every day we walked past the Danish Head post office. This was all the mail comes, so it was a very busy place! The building is old and nice, so take a look about at the nice carvings of Horses, Lions and the Crown. It is located at Tietgensgade 37. Post offices are in every suburb and you can buy stamps in kiosks and department stores. The mail...

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Top 5 Urban Beaches: Copenhagen

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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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