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Adventure in Copenhagen

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An August 2003 trip to Copenhagen by UK Flower Girl

Marriott Copenhagen Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark More Photos
Quote: My husband and I took our yearly trip to visit his relatives in Denmark. This year we took some time to take the train into Copenhagen with his cousin, Jan, and his wife, Bernie. Copenhagen is a great city with too much to see in just 2-3 days.

Adventure in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen isn't a large city, but there is so much to do packed into this capital city. Put your walking shoes on because you are going to be busy. Tivoli Gardens is *the* essential Copenhagen thing to do. Spend late afternoon and the evening there. At night, it transforms into a magical light festival. Walking along the pedestrianized shopping area, Stroget, you will find an endless amount of shopping to be done. The city is full of museums, take in a few of them. The Little Mermaid isn't all its cracked up to be. Don't plan too much time or go out of your way to see this. Changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace is a must-see event, t...Read More

Marriott Copenhagen

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Hotel | "Copenhagen Marriott"

Marriott Copenhagen Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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You can't help but to spot this new, towering hotel from a distance. It is new in this part of town (and the only hotel right here at the harbour). The area is undergoing revitalization. Being new, the hotel was in tip-top shape. Everything was clean, in order, and shiny new. Everything was stylish and modern in the lobby areas and the in the room itself. The hotel is located right along the harbour in Kalvebod Brygge. Our room was located towards the top of the hotel (can't remember what floor we were on?) and we were facing the harbour so we had gorgeous views from our room right down onto the water. The staff were very professional and friendly. The hotel offers an abundance ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 29, 2004

Marriott Copenhagen
KALVEBOD BRYGGE 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
45-88-339900

Scandic Palace Hotel Copenhagen

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Hotel | "The Palace Hotel"

Scandic Palace Hotel Copenhagen Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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The Palace Hotel The hotel is associated with the luxury hotels Le Meridien Located in the very prominent town-hall square, The Palace Hotel is a four-star hotel just down the street from the famous Tivoli Gardens and Strøget, the pedestrianised shopping area. You couldn't ask for a more central location. The hotel compliments the square as it is in keeping with the style of the town hall building. We paid $100 for the room on Priceline.com. We were less than thrilled about the amenities that were supposed to make it a four-star. I think we got the Priceline.com room. I can tell you that the room on the website looked nothing like the room we...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 29, 2004

Scandic Palace Hotel Copenhagen
Raadhuspladsen 57
Copenhagen, Denmark 1550
+45 33 14 40 50

DFDS Canal Tours

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Attraction | "Harbour/Canal cruise"

DFDS Canal Tours Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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DFDS Canal Tours You must do a harbour tour in Copenhagen to learn some history and see the city from a different view. It had rained earlier in the day and it appeared to be clear so we made our way over to the ticket counter and purchased four tickets for DKK 50.- each for a one hour tour. The boat was about a quarter full as we set out into the harbour. We weren't in the boat five minutes when it started to sprinkle on us. No problem: umbrellas!! Were heading out of Nyhavn into the harbour when we all had to duck down so we could fit under the bridge. We knew we were in for an interesting ride. At this point we were informed ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 29, 2004

DFDS Canal Tours
Nyhavn 3
Copenhagen, Denmark
(+45) 3296 3000

Brass Band Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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The last day we were in the city we did a lot of walking. We found ourselves headed over to Amalienborg Palace mid-morning (around 11-11:30AM). We were lucky enough to be there just in time for the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. When Queen Margrethe II is in residence the change is accompanied by a (very loud and talented) brass band as they march through the city. The guards walk from their barracks at Rosenborg down to the Palace. The temperature that day was fairly warm--probably in the upper 70s. The guards wear tall bearskin hats atop their heads and blue trousers with a white stripe and a dark blue coat on top. I don't think I would want to be out in the heat in that outfit! The hat...Read More

Tivoli Gardens

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Peacock Theatre Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Tivoli Gardens was opened in 1843 and today much of it remains in the same condition as it was back then. Situated in the heart of Copenhagen, this amusement park is not your Disney-type amusement park. This is a place where old and young can mingle and people enjoy themselves whether it is their first or one hundreth time at the Gardens. Tivoli Gardens is truly what being Danish is all about. The park is tidy and well-kept. There are thousands of flowers and trees neatly tucked in the park. There are fish and swans and ducks in Lake Tivoli. Nothing is overpowering, it is just there for you to enjoy without having it scream at you. Tivoli holds excitement for all. There are o...Read More

Kronborg Castle, Elsinore (Helsingor)

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Kronborg Palace Photo, Copenhagen, Denmark
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We took advantage of our "Copenhagen Card" and took the train out Helsingør (Elsinore) to see Kronborg Palace (free transport, not free entrance to the Palace.) Helsingør is a city north of Copenhagen right on the coast. You can see Helsingborg, Sweden right across the Öresund Sound from Helsingør. This has always been a strategic position for the Danes for controlling boat traffic in this area--and charging tax. It is a bit of a walk from the train station over to the Palace. It is a great view though. When walking to the Palace from a distance, it provides a gorgeous site. The Castle is built in the Dutch Renaissance style. The defenses of the castle, which overlook the Öresund...Read More

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UK Flower Girl

UK Flower Girl
Sydney, Australia