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User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

Hello Danish a.netters and posers....

I'm goin to Copenhagen for a Weekend in March. I've heard the Tivoli, Botanic Gardens (but in March?) and Kronborg Castle are cool. Anyone have any recommendations for nightlife? I hear the Lively Nyhavn district was ok from some friends... What else is essential to CPH?


Thanks in advance

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8735 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3092 times:

That depends, of course, on your preferences. I've been there for all of a day and a half in last August (cheap flight from THF on NB Big grin ) and certainly didn't regret it. I love travelling and sightseeing more than clubbing, so that's what I spent my time and money on.

The day I had in full started of rainy and cloudy, pretty depressing actually, so I decided to take the train across the magnificent bridge to Malmö. It was very, very well worth it! I had hoped for better weather in Sweden, but alas it was no to be. When I saw an X2000 high-speed train at the station, I decided to see if I could get a ticket for a short trip on it to see what it and the southern Swedish countryside are like. Worth it as well, I liked it a lot. Then I travelled back to CPH where the rain hadn't stopped, but was on its way out of town.

I walked through downtown all the way to Kastellet and then a little further along the (somewhat historic) port, which is nice if you like that sort of thing. Then I walked back towards Amaliehaven and Amalienborg and finally to the hostel on H. C. Andersens Boulevard where I was staying. All in all, it was a bit of an odd tag-on to a domestic trip in Germany, it suited my small budget just nicely and showed me how much I love the freedom to explore whatever part of a city I want. I'm doing the same again in HEL in late March, so it can be addictive.  Wink



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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3087 times:

An inexpensive place to eat is Cafe Riz Raz. All you can eat Mediterranean buffet for Kr. 69 (DKK). Get a fransk dog off the street with garlic sauce. AWESOME!!!

Nyhavn is nice, but can get pricey. Tivoli is awesome, take the train to Malmo for sure (every 20 minutes and 35 minute train ride from CPH station (main city, not airport)

[Edited 2007-02-23 23:19:15]


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User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Well I'm not Danish but I've lived in Copenhagen for some time.

Tivoli should be closed in marched.
Other tourist sights - the little mermaid is an essential (also not really spectacular). For sightseeing they have a water taxi instead of a harbour excursion, it's a public transport and therefore cheaper. Nyhavn is good for drinking a beer (be aware rip-off prices). Other sights you should see from the outside are Slotsholmen, Borsen and the royal library (den sorte diamant) link. For a good view over the city there is rundetaarn and the trinity church link. Another nice church is frederikskirke (marble chuch) with the nearby Amalienborg castle (home of the royal family) guarded by soldiers in historic uniforms. Nyhavn Amalienborg castle and the little mermaid are all within walking distance. Slotsholmen is also nearby.
Be aware that Kronborg castle is about an hour by train away from Copenhagen, nonetheless it's worth the trip if you like castles. Another famous castle is Frederiksborg but also not directly within the city link.
One of my favorites sights of Copenhagen was always the nyt husbryggerie - the Carlsberg/Tuborg museum where you can taste special beers which belong to the best you'll ever drink link.

Night live
Vega nightclub
Jazzhouse

I'm sure the locals will have many other recommendations.

pelican

[Edited 2007-02-23 23:15:28]

User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 3):
the Carlsberg/Tuborg museum where you can taste special beers which belong to the best you'll ever drink

Wow, the Germans saying someone else has good beer! WHO'DA THUNK IT?!

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
the southern Swedish countryside are like.

How much did that cost, another stamp in the passport never hurts!

Thanks for the input so far!


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8735 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 4):
How much did that cost, another stamp in the passport never hurts!

Stamp in the passport? I haven't the first idea how you would get one. All you notice about the border is the passenger information system switching from Danish to Swedish. I didn't even see a single Swedish coing or banknote as I paid the ticket with my debit card, the return ticket inside Sweden cost in the neighbourhood of 260 crowns IIRC. Outbound on the X2000, inbound on the Öresund train. The Öresund return ticket costs 146 Danish crowns if the fare quote I just looked up was the right one.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6517 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Dear Nosedive, almost a week passed and not one single reply from a Danish a.netter (yet).

I have been in Copenhagen roughly 6,000 times - every working day for far too many years. What can I say?

March? Aaauch!

As a tourist city Copenhagen comes to life by mid May and closes down in September - too close to the North Pole I assume.

I cannot imagine a young man being interested in The Little Mermaid. Over the years I have had many foreign friends visiting who insisted to see The Little Mermaid. All of them responded instantly the same way: Is she really that small? And I told them, how do you think she got that name...

If you happen to be into old castles, the Kronborg Castle may be rather impressive - it's a 40 miles train ride up north to the city Helsingør. Check opening hours - it may be rather limited during this time of the year.

Otherwise I would recommend to check "Copenhagen This Week" - web version on http://www.ctw.dk - it will tell you most of what to see or do in Copenhagen.

Hopefully the weather will not completely spoil your trip. And maybe it will give you appetite to come back in summer.

Have a pleasant trip!



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

Hey there Nosedive,

I live in Copenhagen. And I totally agree with all the things that Preben says.
But I gotta dissapoint you and say that Tivoli is closed in March. They dont open until april unfortunatly.
But I can suggest that you visit Planetariet. Thats actually a interesting place: http://www.tycho.dk/in_english/

There is of course also Nyhavn. Its nice, but it's more interesting during spring and summer. Because all the cafe's have tables outside.

But if you have any questions dont hesitate to PM me.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2969 times:

Quoting OYRJA (Reply 7):

Welcome back on A.net !

Quoting Nosedive (Thread starter):
Copenhagen

With some attractions still closed in March and in case the weather isn't too good, get a daypass for the public transport and make it a mystery tour. Alight wherever it looks okay or just view the different parts of Copenhagen & surroundings from the train / metro / bus.

As said by others before, sample a bit of Sweden and take the train to Malmö.

Quoting OYRJA (Reply 7):
There is of course also Nyhavn. Its nice, but it's more interesting during spring and summer. Because all the cafe's have tables outside.

Might be worth to check out as soon as the continous rain turns into showers ...

And I suppose you do not go to Copenhagen for spotting at CPH, or ?
-HT



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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6517 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Quoting OYRJA (Reply 7):
But I can suggest that you visit Planetariet.

Oh my God, how could I forget? And I have been a member of the Tycho Brahe Planetarium since its very first day! It's a real gem in Copenhagen.

If interested in astronomy, and if you come back one summer day, then a visit to the remains of Tycho Brahe's 16th century observatory can be recommended. It is on the former Danish, now Swedish island Hven (sometimes spelled Ven) which is easily reached on a one day trip from Copenhagen.

Another rather unique thing, which can be visited in winter time as well, is the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, http://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk (then change to preferred language) easily reached by train 25 miles west of Copenhagen. Five 10th century viking ships found at the bottom of the Roskilde Fjord in 1967 are on very beautiful display. During the last few years they have worked on an exact copy of the largest ship and built it with the same tools as they used more than a thousand years ago. It has now been finished and it is supposed to make some grand tour to Dublin this coming summer. It is also on display as well as the whole shipbuilding shop. It is supposed to be very similar to the ships on which the Vikings reached America 500 years before Columbus. Analyzing the year rings in the wood of the original ship it has been found that it was built in Dublin.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineKunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

Quoting OYRJA (Reply 7):
But I can suggest that you visit Planetariet.

This is a must!!! Give yourself a real treat and watch a 3D movie in their theatre! It's awesome! Big grin



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User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2923 times:

Thanks CPH a.netters.

I booked the THF-CPH-SXF ticket some time ago, as I was not sure what my summer schedule would be like, and CPH was close and cheap. I'll be up there in a few weeks on Sterling, so if anyone wants to get a few hrs of spotting in, PM me and we'll see what can be arranged.


User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2902 times:

Things to do in Copenahgen? Squat. Throw Molotov cocktails. Burn cars. Eat $15 sandwiches.


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User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4314 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Reply 12):
Things to do in Copenahgen? Squat. Throw Molotov cocktails. Burn cars. Eat $15 sandwiches.

I just saw that on the news, I didn't have the volume up and I was like 'wtf'... What's going on why all the violence in Copenhagen? It even sounds weird to say it!



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8735 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

Quoting Derico (Reply 13):
What's going on why all the violence in Copenhagen?

Some building in the city was "occupied" by youth gangs, and a while after it was sold the new owners wanted to make use of it. What followed is called "riot tourism" in our media, and that says it all - people travelling to a scene of alleged over-reaction against their own and starting to riot for the hell of it. What they want is ususally to fight the police.



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 11):
I booked the THF-CPH-SXF ticket some time ago

You should check whether your flight still departs in THF because Sterling changes to TXL during this year.

pelican


User currently offlineEMA747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 1171 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

Quoting Derico (Reply 13):
What's going on why all the violence in Copenhagen? It even sounds weird to say it!

I have been to Copenhagen quite a few times and I have never felt unsafe there. Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities in the world, you will have a great time there. Wish I was going.  Big grin

Andy S



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User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 14):
Some building in the city was "occupied" by youth gangs, and a while after it was sold the new owners wanted to make use of it. What followed is called "riot tourism" in our media, and that says it all - people travelling to a scene of alleged over-reaction against their own and starting to riot for the hell of it. What they want is ususally to fight the police.

Thats correct. The last 2 days has been a inferno. But it's only in the Nørrebro and Christianshavn parts. So nothing is happening down on the tourist places like Nyhavn, Raadhuspladsen and so on.
But the police has done a good job to getting it all under control. So hopefully we wont see anymore riots.

Quoting EMA747 (Reply 16):
I have been to Copenhagen quite a few times and I have never felt unsafe there. Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities in the world

Copenhagen is a safe city. Just stay away from the Nørrebro parts right now if you have plans to go here now Big grin


User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4314 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Quoting EMA747 (Reply 16):
I have been to Copenhagen quite a few times and I have never felt unsafe there. Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities in the world, you will have a great time there. Wish I was going.

I know this, which is why I was surprised about the whole thing. If the news flash had said 'Los Angeles', 'Buenos Aires', or 'Paris' it would have been completely unmemorable  Wink



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User currently offlineCjh2007 From Austria, joined Jan 2007, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 14):
What followed is called "riot tourism" in our media, and that says it all - people travelling to a scene of alleged over-reaction against their own and starting to riot for the hell of it. What they want is ususally to fight the police.

Yep, same happened in Budapest.. in case any of you guys remember....



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