Overview Copenhagen

Visiting Copenhagen

A trip to the happy capital of Denmark uncovers more than the Viking artifacts in the massive National Museum of Denmark. Café-lined canals like the Nyhavn Waterfront District provide a classic backdrop to some of Scandinavia’s more offbeat offerings, including the free city of Christiania and the iconic amusement park Tivoli Gardens. Centuries after inspiring Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen remains a fairy-tale destination packed with historic sites like the Rundetaarn, Church of Our Savior and the massive Rosenborg Castle, home to the... Read More A trip to the happy capital of Denmark uncovers more than the Viking artifacts in the massive National Museum of Denmark. Café-lined canals like the Nyhavn Waterfront District provide a classic backdrop to some of Scandinavia’s more offbeat offerings, including the free city of Christiania and the iconic amusement park Tivoli Gardens. Centuries after inspiring Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen remains a fairy-tale destination packed with historic sites like the Rundetaarn, Church of Our Savior and the massive Rosenborg Castle, home to the country’s Royal Collections.

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Stories and Tips Copenhagen

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Other hotels

Written by LenR on 24 Nov, 2010

Wakeup Copenhagen (Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11; Tel: 4480 0000; 510 rooms) is a new-style hotel offering reasonable quality at moderate cost. It is a cool, modern, hotel designed in a stylishly functional way by Kim Utzon. Reception is open 24-hours but checking in and out…Read More


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Cafes

Written by LenR on 04 Nov, 2010

Copenhagen has a very active café life. Cafés to the Danes often double as bars and restaurants. There is a huge selection and the good thing is you don’t need to go far to find one. There are few café chains in Copenhagen and no…Read More


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Tivoli restaurants.

Written by LenR on 04 Nov, 2010

We had been told that Tivoli restaurants were 20% more expensive than anywhere else in town for the equivalent product so we went here to eat rather reluctantly. We found several places, however, that we thought were good value and several certainly have a great…Read More


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Danish taste.

Written by LenR on 04 Nov, 2010

Copenhagen with its booming bistro scene and great restaurants has earned the title of Scandinavia’s gourmet capital. Not only are there a growing number of Michelin-starred restaurants but there are plenty of other options right down to budget outlets.While breakfast and dinner are eaten at…Read More


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Buffet restaurants

Written by LenR on 04 Nov, 2010

Most visitors find Denmark an expensive place to eat. This is partly because of the high tax but also because of high wages. One way to minimize costs in Copenhagen is to eat at one of the buffet restaurants that are common in the inner…Read More


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Copenhagen Card.

Written by LenR on 30 Oct, 2010

While central Copenhagen is relatively small and quite walkable, most visitors will find that there is need to use some public transport. Over a four-day period, my wife and I used the train, Metro, bus and harbour buses. The great news is that with Copenhagen…Read More


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CityCirkel bus.

Written by LenR on 30 Oct, 2010

The city has recently introduced a new CityCirkel bus, specially geared towards tourists. It runs a circle around the inner city stopping at many of the main attractions. The small eco-friendly electric buses runs every seven minutes (M-F 9AM-8PM, Sa 10AM-4PM, Su 11AM-3PM) and can…Read More


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Bicycles.

Written by LenR on 30 Oct, 2010

Some say the fastest and most flexible way of seeing Copenhagen is on a bike. Forty percent of Copenhageners use their bike everyday and the city has been designed to cater for cyclists with separate bicycle lanes on most larger roads. Cyclists are often allowed…Read More


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Buses.

Written by LenR on 30 Oct, 2010

While many locals opt for bikes, Copenhagen does have a fairly extensive and efficient bus network. It can be troublesome, though, for visitors to figure out what line to take to their destination as there is little in the way of network maps available at…Read More


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S-Train.

Written by LenR on 30 Oct, 2010

The S-train network is basically a suburban rail network. It connects the city center with the suburbs of Copenhagen, and has close to half of the stations within the urban city. The first line was opened in 1934. Today the network forms the heart of…Read More


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