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    A city you have to fall in love with

    From the colourful waterfront houses of Nyhavn to the hipster cool of Nørrebro, Copenhagen is one of those rare cities that really does have something for everyone. For culture vultures, there are museums galore, while those in need of retail therapy will be spoilt for choice. Foodies will swoon at the many

    Michelin-starred restaurants, and the young (and young at heart) will adore the beautiful Tivoli Gardens. In short, this is one city that should be right at the top of your must-visit list – it’s impossible not to fall in love with wonderful Copenhagen.

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    The Little Mermaid

    Langelinie
    2100 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    A must-do for first-time visitors and a must-avoid for everyone else, Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid is pretty but fairly underwhelming.

    Christiania

    Christiania
    1407 Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Tel: 3295 6507 (information centre)
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    A trip to Europe’s oldest hippy commune might not sound up to much but Christiania is, in fact, wonderfully entertaining. Vibrant, quirky and enormously colourful, it’s a relaxed place to spend an afternoon.

    Tivoli

    Vesterbrogade 3
    1630 Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Tel: 3315 1001
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    Opening times:
    Sun-Thurs 1100-2300
    Fri-Sat 1100-0000 (mid Apr-mid Sep, last two weeks in Oct, mid Nov-Dec)

    Opened in 1843, Tivoli is the oldest theme park in Europe and boasts a roller coaster that’s a century old and still safe. Enchanting at night, every Saturday sees traditional fireworks let off over the park.

    The National Museum

    Prinsens Palæ, Ny Vestergade 10
    1471 Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Tel: 3313 4411
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    Opening times:
    Tues-Sun 1000-1700

    Set in a beautiful white-painted palace, the National Museum is home to a comprehensive collection of artefacts charting Danish history from prehistoric times up until the Victorian era. Most impressive of all though, is the 37m (121ft) Viking ship found in Roskilde Fjord.

    Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    Dantes Plads 7
    1556 Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Tel: 3341 8141
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    Opening times:
    Tue-Sun 1100-1700

    Despite the name, this gorgeous gallery has nothing whatsoever to do with beer and everything to do with art. Two separate collections encompass ancient and modern pieces, including more than 40 by Gauguin.

    Frederiksborg Castle

    Møntportvejen
    3400 Hillerød
    Denmark
    Tel: 4826 0439
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000-1700 (Apr-Oct)
    1100-1500 (Nov-Mar)

    Spread across three islets on the castle lake in Hillerød, Frederiksborg Castle is a royal home built in the Dutch Renaissance style by King Christian IV. Crammed with royal memorabilia, the palace grounds also include a beautiful botanical garden.

    National Aquarium

    Jacob Fortlingsvej 1
    2770 Kastrup
    Denmark
    Tel: 4422 2244
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    Opening times:
    Mon 1000-2100
    Tue-Sun 1000-1800

    Along with hammerhead sharks, moray eels and other tropical varieties of fish, Denmark’s vast tanks also contain local species and offer a fascinating snapshot into life at the bottom of the North Sea.

    Viking Ship Museum

    Vindeboder 12
    4000 Roskilde
    Denmark
    Tel: 4630 0200
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000-1700 (Jul-Aug)
    1000-1600 (Sep-Jun)

    A 35-minute train ride from central Copenhagen, the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde boasts five original Viking ships and several replicas, which come summer, are put to use ferrying tourists up and down the fjord.

    Copenhagen City Hall

    Rådhuset
    1599 Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Tel: 3366 2582
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    Opening times:
    Mon-Fri 0830-1630
    Sat 1000-1300

    A familiar sight for fans of The Killing, Copenhagen’s City Hall is a baroque, red-brick edifice completed in 1905. Inside, is Jens Olsen’s World Clock, an advanced astronomical timepiece that charts the movements of the heavens.

    Carlsberg Brewery

    Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11
    1799 Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Tel: 3327 1020
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    Opening times:
    Daily 1000-1700

    Get a taste of Denmark’s most famous export (other than bacon) and see how it’s made during a brewery tour.

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    Country Information

    Country overview

    Denmark is a secret utopia of tidy cities, picturesque countryside, efficient infrastructure and commendable public services, and is a country whose only fault is lack of winter sunshine. Museums, festivals, architecture and shopping will easily distract the most enthusiastic of visitors, and for those looking to take it easy, the outdoors offer endless opportunities for country walks and seaside breaks.

    Denmark’s capital Copenhagen is a remarkable city with well-preserved medieval streets, renowned art galleries and Michelin-starred restaurants. Finding something to do is never a problem and if all else fails, just admiring the streets with a hotdog in hand is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours.

    Geography

    Denmark is the smallest Scandinavian country, consisting of the Jutland peninsula, north of Germany, and over 400 islands of various sizes, some inhabited and linked to the mainland by ferry or bridge. The landscape consists mainly of low-lying, fertile countryside broken by beech woods, small lakes and fjords. Greenland and the Faroe Islands are also under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, although both have home rule.

    The Faroe Islands is a group of 18 islands in the North Atlantic inhabited by a population of 49,709 (2013), whose history dates back to the Viking period. Fishing and sheep farming are the two most important occupations. Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroes, is served by direct flights from Copenhagen. During the summer months, there are direct flights from Aberdeen and Glasgow.

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    Key facts

    Population: 5556452

    Population Density (per sq km): 129

    Capital: Copenhagen.

    Language

    The official language is Danish. Many Danes also speak English, German or French.

    Currency

    Danish Krone (DKK; symbol kr) = 100 øre. Notes are in denominations of kr1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50. Coins are in denominations of kr20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 and 50 øre.

    The 25 øre coin was removed from circulation in October 2008 but will be accepted by banks until 1 October 2011.

    Electricity

    230 volts AC, 50Hz. Continental two-pin plugs are standard. On many campsites, 110-volt power plugs are also available.

    General business opening hours

    Mon-Fri 0900-1700 (some offices close earlier on Fridays).

    Country information

    Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

    2014

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2014
    Maundy Thursday: 17. April 2014
    Good Friday: 18. April 2014
    Easter Sunday: 20. April 2014
    Easter Monday: 21. April 2014
    Great Prayer Day: 16. May 2014
    Ascension Day: 29. May 2014
    Constitution Day: 05. June 2014
    Whit Monday: 09. June 2014
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2014

    2015

    New Year’s Day: 01. January 2015
    Maundy Thursday: 02. April 2015
    Good Friday: 03. April 2015
    Easter Sunday: 05. April 2015
    Easter Monday: 06. April 2015
    Great Prayer Day: 01. May 2015
    Ascension Day: 14. May 2015
    Whit Monday: 25. May 2015
    Constitution Day: 05. June 2015
    Christmas Day: 25. December 2015

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    Getting around

    Public Transport

    Copenhagen has one of the simplest and easiest-to-use public transport systems in Europe, with bus, train and metro all part of a single ticket system. The main hubs are Central Station (København H) and Nørreport Station but you can pick up tickets at most stops or online. Fares are metered by zone. Day tickets are also available and there’s a 24-hour Copenhagen Card, available from the visitor centre (Vesterbrogade 4A), which, along with transport, includes free admission to 60 museums.

    Taxis

    With such good public transport, there’s little need to take taxis which are also prohibitively expensive. If you do need one, Dan Taxi (tel: 7025 2525; www.dantaxi.dk) is the main provider and operates clean and comfortable cabs.

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    Nightlife in Copenhagen
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    Danes tend to save their pennies and go out late, so little tends to happen before at least 10pm.

    Once it does, however, Copenhagen’s nightlife turns vibrant with everything from quirky bars to mega-clubs on the menu.

    Ruby

    Nybrogade 10
    1203 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Tucked away down a side street, it’s hard to find but the cocktails are worth it.

    The Bird and the Churchkey

    Gammel Strand 44
    1202 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    A super-cool Danish take on the London pub, complete with antique décor and a gin menu.

    Gefährlich

    Fælledvej 7
    2200 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    A quirky bar-restaurant-gallery hybrid in Copenhagen’s bohemian Nørrebro District.

    Madam Chu’s

    Gammel Strand 40
    1202 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Exotic Chinoiserie, a demi-monde feel and some of the strongest cocktails in the city have made Madam Chu’s one of Copenhagen’s coolest bars.

    ZEN

    Nørregade 41
    1165 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Owned by Denmark’s answer to Simon Cowell, this is where the cool crowd go to party.

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    Restaurants in Copenhagen
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    It’s home to the world’s coolest restaurant (Noma), invented sushi-smørrebrød hybrid ‘smushi’ and runs Paris close on Michelin stars.

    There’s certainly no shortage of brilliant places to eat in Copenhagen but it doesn’t always come cheap.

    Noma

    Strandgade 93
    1401 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Price: Expensive

    If you can manage to book a table (not always easy to do), you’re in for a treat.

    Geranium

    Per Henrik Lings Allé 4-8
    2100 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Price: Expensive

    Copenhagen’s other Michelin-starred restaurant, Geranium does clean local food with a twist.

    The Standard

    Havnegade 44
    1058 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Price: Moderate

    Serving up an unusual combination of Nordic and Indian food, The Standard doubles as a jazz club.

    Kødbyens Fiskebar

    Flæsketorvet 100
    1711 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Price: Moderate

    Industrial chic meets good cooking in the hip Meatpacking District. Be warned: portions are small.

    Pony

    Vesterbrogade 135
    1620 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Price: Cheap

    Ridiculously cool décor and a simple menu of Nordic classics.

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    Tivoli Christmas Market

    15 November – 4 January 2014
    Website

    Venue: Tivoli Gardens

    Enjoy the run up to Christmas in Tivoli, Copenhagen’s world-famous amusement park, by taking in its famous festive market. A huge Russian basilica and massive Christmas tree both go up as Tivoli Gardens comes to life with stalls selling presents, decorations, food and drinks. Keep an eye out for Father Christmas and his reindeers.

    Copenhagen Marathon

    24 May 2015
    Website

    Venue: City course.

    Runners from across the world travel to Copenhagen to participate in the city’s annual marathon race. The race begins and ends at Islands Brygge, but the most popular viewing point is The Royal Library (The Black Diamond, as it’s known locally). Runners race on a traffic-free course that can be split into three laps with each circuit passing some of Copenhagen’s best-loved landmarks where bands and street entertainers amuse the crowds whilst participants get on with the serious business of the race.

    Copenhagen Distortion

    3 – 7 June 2015
    Website

    Venue: Various venues across Copenhagen.

    A celebration of the city’s club culture and alternative nightlife, the annual Copenhagen Distortion is a five-day music and arts festival that celebrates its vibrant urban identity. Events take place in the city’s coolest nightspots as well as a host of surprise parties in secret locations on converted buses, canal boats and on the streets. Music of all guises finds a home at this cool festival ranging from hip hop and techno to the more traditional sounds of rock, folk and jazz. The event also showcases the city’s less mainstream art with exhibitions, shows and internet presentations which adds to the festival’s ambiance of creativity and youthful energy. This popular event was first held in 1998.

    Midsummer Eve (Sankt Hans)

    21 June 2015

    Venue: Throughout the city

    Taking place on Midsummer Day, this is a fun event for all the family. Sankt Hans, as it is known locally, is the night before the birthday of John the Baptist and is celebrated every year with bonfires, barbecues and entertainment across the country. A wooden figure, said to resemble a witch, is usually placed on the bonfires across Copenhagen and burnt.

    Roskilde Festival

    28 June – 5 July 2015
    Website

    Venue: Roskilde.

    Roskilde Festival is one of the biggest music festivals in northern Europe, attracting nearly 200,000 revellers and a host of huge international stars. What began as a hippy gathering in the 1970s has snowballed into an party that welcomes the best in rock, pop and hip hop. The event also focuses on sustainability, social responsibility and charity.

    Copenhagen Jazz Festival

    2 – 11 July 2015
    Website

    Venue: Various venues across Copenhagen.

    The Copenhagen Jazz Festival is a world-renowned event that hosts over 1200 performances by artists from all over the world. Many performances are given in the city’s most historic streets and squares and along the banks of the canals. Copenhagen’s clubs and cafes join the party spirit, hosting a varied programme ranging from traditional New Orleans jazz and swing to more contemporary, experimental styles. Giant Jazz, one of the main events of the festival, is held in the Old Circus Building close to the city centre.

    Cultural Harbour (Kulturhavn)

    1 – 3 August 2015
    Website

    Venue: Islands Brygge.

    Held each summer in the area around Copenhagen’s pretty harbour, this fun cultural and leisure festival offers tourists and locals the chance to learn more about the city through a programme of dance, music, theatre and sports. A selection of the city’s many sports and leisure clubs are on hand to promote their services with a series of free trials and demonstrations. As well as a variety of activities on dry land such as climbing and abseiling, events also take place in the water with sailing, swimming and kayaking organisations being particularly popular during the three-day event.

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    Hotels in Copenhagen
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    As you’d expect from a city famous for its passion for design, Copenhagen’s hotels are a stylish bunch.

    Many, however, come with a steep price tag, and while there are budget hotels, you’ll have to search hard to find one.

    Hotel D’Angleterre

    Kongens Nytorv 34
    1050 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Category: Expensive

    A palatial exterior conceals beautifully designed, spacious rooms.

    71 Nyhavn

    Nyhavn 71
    1051 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Category: Moderate

    Perched on the Nyhavn waterfront, the hotel occupies a converted spice warehouse.

    Skt. Petri

    Krystalgade 22
    1172 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Category: Moderate

    With 268 rooms, the Skt. Petri might be huge but it’s seriously stylish.

    Wakeup Copenhagen

    Carsten Niebuhrs Gade 11
    1577 Copenhagen
    Denmark
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    Category: Cheap

    It might be inside a modern block but the Kim Utzon interiors are second to none.

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    Climate and best time to visit Copenhagen

    Freezing in the winter but relatively balmy in the summer, Copenhagen is a year-round destination but only if you come prepared to wrap up warm. Winter weekends are, however, perfect for doing the museums, while the Tivoli Gardens look magical on a chill winter’s eve and are turned into a Christmas market flowing with gløgg (Scandinavian mulled wine) come December. Spring and autumn are chilly, particularly around October and February, while the crisp summer days are perfect for more active pursuits and even, for the brave, a dip in the harbour baths.

    Climate & best time to visit Denmark

    Summer extends from June to August, which are also the best months to visit. Winter is from December to March, and tends to be wet with long periods of frost and dark days. Spring and autumn are generally mild.

    The Faroe Islands are under the influence of the warm current of the Gulf Stream, and they enjoy a very mild climate for the latitude. Winters are warm, but the islands are cloudy, windy and wet throughout the year. Summers are cool, but with little sunshine.

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    Phone calls & Internet

    Mobile Telephone

    Dialing Code: +45

    Mobile Telephone

    Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is excellent.

    Internet

    Internet cafés are available in most urban areas, and most hotels offer a Wi-Fi connection in rooms.

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    Shopping in Copenhagen
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    Key Areas

    Packed with quirky home-grown labels, all the international names and some of the best homeware on the planet, Copenhagen is a shopaholic’s dream. Most of the big brands and department stores are clustered along central shopping street Strøget – the longest (and one of the prettiest) shopping streets in Europe. Elsewhere, Nørrebro is a good place to browse and look for up-and-coming names, while Værnedamsvej, tucked away between Vesterbro and Frederiksberg, is crammed with interesting lifestyle boutiques.

    Markets

    Most of Copenhagen’s open-air markets close during the winter months but come summer, nearly every district opens up its streets to traders at the weekend. Best of the bunch is Frederiksberg which does a good line in upmarket vintage clothing and antiques.

    Shopping Centres

    Ilum (Østergade 52) might be a department store but it has enough on its racks to fill a mall. For a more orthodox experience, head to Fisketorvet (Havneholmen 5) which has more than 120 shops. The very cool Field’s (Arne Jacobsens Allé 12) is also worth a look.

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    Traveller etiquette

    Social Conventions

    Normal courtesies should be observed. Guests should refrain from drinking until the host toasts his or her health. Casual dress is suitable for most places but formal wear is required at more exclusive dining rooms and social functions.

    Smoking is banned on public transport and in public buildings. Smoking is only allowed in bars smaller than 40 sq metres (131 sq ft) and most restaurants and pubs have designated outdoor smoking areas.

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    Health

    Main emergency number: 112

    Contractual physician of Lufthansa

    Uffe Dr. Taudorf
    Gruts Alle 14B
    2900 Hellerup
    Denmark
    Tel. +45-3962-8026

    Please note that Lufthansa accepts no responsibility for the treatment nor will it bear the cost of any treatment.

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