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Feb 6th, 2007, 07:13 PM
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The best part of course is getting to spend time together again after many months apart! I enjoyed having him give me a tour around the DIS area and seeing where he likes to hang out, what coffee shop is his favorite, things like that. It was raining on the last day we were there so we didn't see as much as we would have liked. I'm sure your mom will also mostly just want to hang out with you and see what you like to do and where you like to go. I did enjoy Nyhavn. They have a great place to eat that he took us to. I think it was Nyhavn 17 or something. We also spent one evening with his host family. That was also very fun!

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Feb 15th, 2007, 12:16 PM
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As a danish native living in the suburbs of copenhagen .i might be able to answer if you have some question.

- visit Rosenborg palace - the residence of the Danish kings

This is actually not correct.Royal family (queen and prince) is actually living in Amalienborg which is close to the center of Copenhagen.

Just a few comments:
Danish is a very heard language to master.and is not really necesery to try for such a short stay.English should be sufficient.
Prepare for rain..it rains alot here
Copenhagen is a pretty small city so much can be covered by foot,bring good walking shoes.trains and buses are also pretty ok.
Denmark in general is very expensive. Cant really think of anything i would consider cheap here.
Europe is small .a 2 hour plain ride will bring you anywhere in europe from copenhagen.so a weekend can easily bring you all over europe if thats a what you want.
regarding cheap air try this site www.momondo.com.
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Mar 8th, 2007, 01:21 PM
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JennC - I did an exchange in Copenhagen at the same time of year that you will be there (August-December), but in 2005. I loved it and am SO jealous of you - I would LOVE to go back! August weather will be really sunny and warm, but come September expect quite a bit of rain. It only snowed once while I was there, and that was in December.

The Danes speak fantastic English. I never had a problem at all. Many of the Danes that I encountered speak several languages in addition to Danish and English.

It is very easy to get around Denmark by train - if I remember correctly, its only about a seven hour train ride to get to the other side of the country (Skagan, which is at the northernmost tip). When travelling outside of Denmark, I mostly used Easyjet and Ryanair. I found some terrific deals with those - for example $60 to London (incl. taxes) and frrom there, $30 to Italy. What I would also recommend would be to get a Eurail Train pass. I did quite a bit of travelling by train with it (to Stockholm, Prague, Germany, Switzerland, etc...). I too travelled just on the weekends for the most part, and would be happy to answer any questions you have about any of this.

As for the European aspect of your business courses, my business courses were "Europeanized" in that many of the case studies and examples used were of European companies. Other than that though, it is not really that different. I didn't go to the the same school as you (I went to Copenhagen Business School) but I found my courses there highly comparable to the courses I took back in North America.

Take your parents to Helsingor (Hamlet's castle) and Malmo (Sweden, across the Oresund bridge) - my family loved being able to say that they'd been to Sweden too

Hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions!
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Mar 10th, 2007, 01:43 PM
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Hi!

Has anyone stayed at the Marriott in Copenhagen? Does anyone know which train station to get off coming from the airport? Can anyone recommend which website to go to for free days at the museums. I went to a few sites and they did not list it. Thanks
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Mar 10th, 2007, 07:18 PM
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I stayed at the Marriott. Really enjoyed the hotel, right on the water. The canal boats stop right outside the hotel. Wonderful but pricey breakfast buffet.
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Mar 11th, 2007, 08:14 AM
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Does anyone know which train station to get off coming from the airport?

The main train station in copenhagen (hovedbanegården) is the closest one.
but its still abou a 1/2 mile aprox. from hotel

Can anyone recommend which website to go to for free days at the museums.

Dont believe there are any general sites with info.
Think you have to look up the museums you are interested in.
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Mar 11th, 2007, 12:11 PM
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Nikki, thanks for the Marriott comments. We're planning to stay there in June--and now we think we made the right decision!
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