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Old Dec 8th, 2019, 05:43 AM
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Odin makes a good point, the rules in Denmark are different from most other parts of the world (minor differences but important).
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Yes, bikes are very important in Copenhagen. While driving my stupid husband edged into a bike lane. Never did that again!


My favorite thing in Copenhagen is open face sandwiches. If you find them fun I hope you'll come back with lots of ideas for What's For Dinner.
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Old Dec 20th, 2019, 05:57 PM
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Lodging Location?

I started searching for apartments on Airbnb for Copenhagen and have narrowed it down to 7 options - they are sort of located all over the city and I am wondering if anyone here have suggestions for which area is "better?" I know Copenhagen is small and very walkable, as well as being very safe. Any thoughts or ideas are most welcome.

Edit to add: our 7-year-old is quite active and loves playgrounds/open spaces, so I was leaning more towards the places further north on this map, though I believe the ones on the southern side are more convenient for sightseeing/day trips? Please correct me if I'm wrong.

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My personal choice would be the apartment found around Vor Frue Kirke. The other one, near there, on your map, is too much in Indre By for my taste. That area is the Latin Quarter of Copenhagen and you have Ørstedspark nearby and a good metro stop (Nørreport)

I see you found an apt on (probably) Høyensgade and another one in the same area (Øster Farimagsgade) a very nice, "village-like" area. The apt listed on Sølvgade, facing the Østre Anlaeg, is on a very busy road.

Frederiksberg and Østerbro are also good areas.
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Old Dec 21st, 2019, 03:56 AM
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My personal choice would be the apartment found around Vor Frue Kirke. The other one, near there, on your map, is too much in Indre By for my taste. That area is the Latin Quarter of Copenhagen and you have Ørstedspark nearby and a good metro stop (Nørreport)

I see you found an apt on (probably) Høyensgade and another one in the same area (Øster Farimagsgade) a very nice, "village-like" area. The apt listed on Sølvgade, facing the Østre Anlaeg, is on a very busy road.

Frederiksberg and Østerbro are also good areas.
Thank you! I think the locations are not*"exact" and I tried to search through the reviews for places that past travelers said the apartment is quiet/on quiet road/or facing inner courtyard etc. here is a better close up of the locations. I sort of like the places to the north closer to the botanical garden but then they might not be as convenient for sightseeing? We are active family and certainly don't mind walking*


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The inner city can be busy/crowded with pedestrians. Maybe the one by Vor Frue Kirke is in a quieter location. Its close to my favourite bakery, Conditori La Glace and that is very central. But the place closest to the Botanical Gardens might be nice too, certainly the area is as long as you are away from the main road and the bridge which is busy during peak times. If you don't mind walking then you could stay there, it is a place where people go for walks/bike rides by the old Copenhagen reservoirs.
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Old Dec 21st, 2019, 06:09 AM
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Thank you Odin for your useful information. Much appreciated.
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Odin has some very good suggestions. I started spending whole summers, almost annually and solo, in København starting back in 1973 when I was a very young teen. I still go, but for shorter periods of time. I was last there in June 2019.

As for the different areas, my favorite area is Frederiksberg and near the Frederiksberg Metro station (subway) which is attached to Fredriksberg Center (shopping mall with a big grocery store). For either 2 or 3 summers, I had an Airbnb apartment on the same street as Frederiksberg Center. Plus, it’s only 2, metro stops from Frederiksberg Center to Nørreport Station and three stops to Kongens Nytorv Station where the metro subway train stops at the huge, Magasin department store which has eateries, a bakery, a grocery store, etc. Plus, the Kongens Nytorv location is at the top end area of Strøget (The Walking Street) and also an easy walk to Nyhavn and other areas.

https://intl.m.dk/#!/about+the+metro...mation/airport

Also the metro goes directly from the airport (Kastrup) to Frederiksberg and one just stays on the same subway train. No need to change subway trains. Forum metro station is also in Frederiksberg as I have an ex-pat American friend who lives at that station.

On short trips to København, sometimes I stay at the Clarion Hotel, attached to the airport area, and then commute into the city by metro subway train and then visit my friends living in Frederiksberg. That metro subway train route is very convenient and I’m really glad that they built the system as prior to that I was always on either buses or the S-Tog (S-Train). I now haven’t been on the S-Tog for years.

It’s nice and peaceful in Frederiksberg. I have different sets of ex-pat American friends who have lived there for decades and one raised her, now, young-adult kids there and still lives there. One of my other expat friends has no kids. None have any desire to move out of that area.

Frederiksberg Have is also nearby and is beautiful. Both my Danish friends and ex-pat American friends and I used to spend a lot of time there. Most of my ex-pat American friends have lived in Copenhagen since the 60s and 70s as they are of various ages and solo-immigrated to Denmark way back when they were young adults. My Danish friends live all over the København area, but a lot of times we still meet up in Frederiksberg.

https://ecstep.com/frederiksberg-have/

Have fun in Wonderful Copenhagen!

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