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Travelling to Copenhagen

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I am meeting some friends in Copenhagen in a few weeks and have no idea what to expect when I get there.  I have looked on wikitravel for some more information, but it is usually pretty vague when it comes to getting full details about cities.  If anybody has any information to share about great restaurants, museums, theaters, pubs, clubs, activities, etc.,  I would really appreciate it.  Also, should we venture out of the city to the countryside?

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Mike My

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Hey wake or whatever your name is,
For me Copenhagen is Europe's newest cultural capital.
It offers so many things such as Renaissance-era streets and quaint orange-tile roofs, a battery of upstart museums and ambitious arts spaces.

Do you like to explore the city by walking?
A compact city, Copenhagen has an extensive network of pedestrianised areas, making it ideal for exploring on foot. The city also has a massive cycling culture and is regarded as one of the most bike-friendly in the world with well-laid out, safe cycle lanes. Cycling isn't just for locals, as bikes can be cheaply rented downtown and then left at depositories. Public transport is adequate, with an extensive network of commuter trains. However, prices are high and the system is less well used than in other countries, with many residents opting for self-powered options.

On Copenhagen harbor, the fat lady has landed. Or is it a flying saucer? Designed by Henning Larsen, the Copenhagen Opera arrived in 2004 with its white floating roof and other gently sci-fi flourishes that continue to be talked about today.

Danish Jewish Museum
Opened in 2004. Housed in the former boathouse of Renaissance-era King Christian IV ? who first invited Jews to Denmark ? the museum's unsteady, angled walkways and low corridors evoke the precarious journey of Danish Jews through the centuries. Admission 40 kroner.

If you move a bit northeast, you will found out the Tivoli gardens. Hugely popular with both Danes and tourists, the gardens are known for their almost magical quality and are said to have provided the inspiration for Walt Disney's Disneyland. The importance placed on the gardens by locals may be difficult to understand by those who haven't visited, so I can only advice you to make a visit one of your first priorities and see what all the fuss is about.

Adjacent to the fabled Tivoli Gardens, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek  is one of Scandinavia's top art museums. It is a Beaux Arts, 19th-century structure with large collections of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman art, as well as an impressive holding of 19th-century French painting and sculpture.

Across the street is the Danish Design Center, a glass monolith also designed by Mr. Larsen. Its exhibits spotlight industrial and product designers from Denmark and beyond.

Nearby Stroget is the world's largest shopping mall, taking over an imposing five streets. It is something of a shoppers paradise, although even those without a lust for consumerism will be satisfied, with the area also home to much of Copenhagen's street entertainment, particularly theatre.

Although lying on the same latitude as Moscow, Alaska and central Scotland, Copenhagen is around ten degrees warmer than you may expect, but the constant cloud cover may make that hard to believe. Nevertheless, temperatures struggle to get above freezing during January and February and I suggest you to visit from June to September.

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In addition to everything Mike suggests, you should also make sure you fit in a visit to Amalienborg Palace where the royal family lives! They have a changing of the guard there at 12 noon every day so you should time your visit to conicide with that. You could also go to the top of the Rundet?rn for a view over the whole city.

One restaurant that comes to mind for something a little special is Restaurant Koefoed where the food was really nice and the service was good too; it was also a lot cheaper than restaurants of a similar standard that I've visited elsewhere..

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A statue of the Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbor in Langelinie. This small and unimposing statue is a Copenhagen icon and a major tourist attraction.  For me, it was actually the highlight of my trip.  You can find cool restuarants and bars anywhere, but the morning I went out there was this mysterious fog and there the little mermaid sat looking out to sea for her sailor to return.  This was unmistakingly Denmark. All the above sites from other posters are cool, not to miss, but don't miss getting a trip to the Little Mermaid!

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Copenhegan is a nice city , can have lot of fun.

The night life is amazing , enjou your trip dude.

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tushar

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Copenhegan is a beautiful country and your trip will be amazing

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John Dennis

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Copenhagen, the leader capital of Northern Europe, is Scandinavia's most incredible city and the centre of the most vibrant region in Europe, the Øresund Region. The city is one of Europe's oldest capitals with a regal touch - the realm in Denmark is the oldest in the world!  Always perky with activity and crowded with people, the city is only entirely empty on Sundays, as very few people actually live here.


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Copanhegan is really very nice place to visit. You will find so many places to watch and lots of things to do there. As per my opinion the places you can visit are The Little Mermai, The Tivoli Gardens and Round Tower.


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Jenie

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Copenhagen Denmark travel sights are many and have a lot to offer. There is so much to see and experience!

Copenhagen is a very vibrant city, full of places to go to at night- Whatever takes your fancy you
should find it in this city: from the usual bars, cafes et restaurants, Copenhagen also offers a lot of live
music evening entertainment from the blues, jazz scene to the in-clubs including the not to be missed
Vega club and Rust club if you are a clubber!


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mariajames

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They accept a alteration of the bouncer there at 12 apex every day so you should time your appointment to conicide with that. You could aswell go to the top of the Rundet?rn for a appearance over the accomplished city.


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