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    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 8th Sep 19, 6:22 AM
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    Copenhagen any tips?
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    Copenhagen any tips? 8th Sep 19 at 6:22 AM
    Soon going to Copenhagen any tips? places to go/ bus trips or tickets for a day/week/ good eating places/ free things too do etc.

    thanks
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    • ibizafan
    • By ibizafan 8th Sep 19, 7:01 AM
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    The best place to look is Tripadvisor. Weíre going there in a couple of weeks on a cruise, and are hoping to do a walking tour. Again, Tripadvisor is a great starting point. I have also got the guide book Top 10 Copenhagen.
    • Neil49
    • By Neil49 8th Sep 19, 7:19 AM
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    Our local library has plenty of up to date travel guides which are a good starting point.

    A lot depends on how well stocked your library is nowadays.

    As mentioned above, the Top 10 guides are very useful. If possible just take the library book with you.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 8th Sep 19, 7:46 AM
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    Top tip. Have a healthy bank balance.

    Great city for walking. Boat trip is worthwhile. If you get bored jump on a train to Malmo.
    • buglawton
    • By buglawton 8th Sep 19, 8:02 AM
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    Last time I was there I used a pre-Airbnb type site to book an apartment in someone's house in a suburb for a week. Option of a bit of self-catering can save a lot. It was a 20 min 'commute' to the city centre each day. Malmo in Sweden is well worth a visit. Meals out are really expensive, I think a huge salad in one of the cafes overlooking the quaint harbour was the best possible value, even all the locals were getting them.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th Sep 19, 8:16 AM
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    Tivoli Gardens are wonderful. The oldest theme park, with modern rides inside the beautiful old exteriors.
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    • Ballard
    • By Ballard 8th Sep 19, 8:31 AM
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    If you have time you can take a train up to Helsingor to see the castle which Shakespeare used in Hamlet. An excellent stop on the way would be he Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

    Another out of town trip that I enjoyed was to Roskilde.

    I donít think that either of these trips was a huge distance.

    Within the city itself Christiania was a bit of an eye opener.

    As has already been mentioned, itís far from a cheap city.

    (I think that youíve put this in the wrong thread. Youíre more likely to get responses in the general overseas thread if you can get it moved)
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    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 9th Sep 19, 6:24 AM
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    thanks all excellent advice yes air b and b or uni accommodation looks good. yes have 3 books from library now!!

    Malmo sounds great & salad in square & castle. thanks all.

    Wonder if mods could move to correct place as don't know how or where to ask?

    Wonder if there is a runaround all in ticket for bus/train?

    off to work to read my books!
    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 9th Sep 19, 6:25 AM
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    Last time I was there I used a pre-Airbnb type site to book an apartment in someone's house in a suburb for a week. Option of a bit of self-catering can save a lot. It was a 20 min 'commute' to the city centre each day. Malmo in Sweden is well worth a visit. Meals out are really expensive, I think a huge salad in one of the cafes overlooking the quaint harbour was the best possible value, even all the locals were getting them.
    Originally posted by buglawton
    luckily flight was £12 return but may live on salads!!
    • JGB1955
    • By JGB1955 9th Sep 19, 6:32 AM
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    You can buy a City Pass Small, covering all buses, boats and trains within the inner zones for 200DKK for 72 hours. A pass covering most of Zealand is double that cost. https://dinoffentligetransport.dk/citypass


    If you want to go to Malmo, Flixbus is really cheap. I'm going to Copenhagen in a couple of weeks and my return bus trip to Sweden has cost me less than £10.
    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 9th Sep 19, 7:50 AM
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    thanks all excellent advice yes air b and b or uni accommodation looks good. yes have 3 books from library now!!

    Malmo sounds great & salad in square & castle. thanks all.

    Wonder if mods could move to correct place as don't know how or where to ask?

    Wonder if there is a runaround all in ticket for bus/train?

    off to work to read my books!
    Originally posted by surfsister


    We didn't find Copenhagen much more expensive than London.

    If you make it to Helsingborg there's a smashing street food place in a warehouse right by the old dock, now a museum.
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    • By ohreally 10th Sep 19, 1:03 PM
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    Where's the deal?
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    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 19th Sep 19, 5:23 PM
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    So far the deals is £10 return to Malmo, a city pass for transport, and cheap salad in the square. I did ask mods to move this to correct place but nothing happened so e are discussing anyway. Thanks guys.
    • jaybeetoo
    • By jaybeetoo 28th Sep 19, 10:17 PM
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    The ebikes for rent are a great way to see the city. They have a big screen with Google maps. If you don’t know what to see, the have pre-prepared tour routes.

    https://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/bycyklen-gdk495345
    • hollydays
    • By hollydays 28th Sep 19, 10:42 PM
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    Try the speciality chocolate liquorice , sounds horrible but is really nice.
    Don't jaywalk. The Danes like to follow rules and never do it.
    • in my wellies
    • By in my wellies 28th Sep 19, 11:30 PM
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    When on a cruise we did a bicycle tour in English which lasted around two hours and covered all the main sights in the city. The whole city is very bike friendly. Since then my son has moved there.

    An early morning (before the crowds) walk up the Round Tower (Rundetarn) gives a great view of the city for about £3. The Botanical Garden is free but there is a charge for the Palm House.
    Interesting 'foodie' market across the main road from the main Metro station.
    I've walked to all the attractions within the city very easily - it's a small city with little traffic, having said that I'm not in a hurry to pack in as much as I can
    If buying a single Metro ticket from the airport to the city center the machine only accepts cards or coins, not notes. I thought everyone traveled with cards but on two occasions I've helped couples who only had notes.

    Try the speciality chocolate liquorice , sounds horrible but is really nice.
    Don't jaywalk. The Danes like to follow rules and never do it.
    Originally posted by hollydays
    Very true. Jaywalking also includes cycle paths
    Last edited by in my wellies; 28-09-2019 at 11:34 PM.
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    • ibizafan
    • By ibizafan 2nd Oct 19, 4:38 PM
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    We were there last week as we were on a Baltic Cruise. We did a free walking tour which was 90 minutes and called the Classical Tour. There is another at 11.am called the Grand Tour which takes three hours. We didnít get there in time for that one. The Classical tour ends at the indoor food market, where two smorgasbord sandwiches and a pint of beer cost £29. Very tasty though!
    • camelot1001
    • By camelot1001 2nd Oct 19, 8:02 PM
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    The Church of Our Saviour is well worth a visit. You can climb the outside of the spire for fantastic views.

    Not for the faint hearted!
    • benjus
    • By benjus 3rd Oct 19, 1:02 PM
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    I second the recommendation for the Louisiana Museum - it is a wonderful place. You can buy a combined entry and rail ticket at the main railway station in Copenhagen - saves a bit of money, as well as having to queue for a ticket when you arrive at the museum.
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