Copenhagen..Tell me all about it...

Oct 18th, 2001, 11:33 PM
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Rhonda
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Copenhagen..Tell me all about it...

Hello there

We're thinking about going to Copenhagen for a birthday celebration weekend in November. We'd welcome any suggestions with regards to accommodation (well located, clean and moderately priced)and maybe some suggestions as to what not to miss. We've never been and know absolutely nothing about Copenhagen so any information would be greatly appreciated. We eagerly await your suggestions! Rhonda
 
Oct 19th, 2001, 04:15 AM
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I saw deals for Copenhagen on lastminute.com when I was browsing this morning. Might be worth checking these out.
 
Oct 19th, 2001, 10:31 AM
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Any other suggestions?
 
Oct 19th, 2001, 10:43 AM
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Were there in Aug for several days per & post cruise. Loved the city. We chose the Admiral -- not for $, but just because it's a very old warehouse that has been converted to hotel. Rooms on water side have great view (ferry comes docks in area), aways taxis in drive if you need one, about 2-3 blocks from Nyhaven.

Nyhaven is a must see -- lots of cafes. On summer weekends lots of younger people eating & drinking.
Walk the Stogret. Enjoy the pastry.
Spend both some day time and some evening time in Tivoli: merry go round - viking ships; ferris wheel - hot air ballons; lights at night. Walk up the Round Tower, visit at least 1 of the castles, stop in Illums, National Museum, and of course the Mermaid.
Hotel, Tivoli, and Copenhagen itself all have websites.
Enjoy.
 
Oct 19th, 2001, 10:54 AM
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Im sure the Tivoli would be closed in November.
 
Oct 19th, 2001, 11:10 AM
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We visited Denmark and Tivoli, last weekend of November a couple of years ago. Tivoli was open then, all the trees were covered with fairy lights, it was really pretty. Some of the bigger rides were closed. However, it may have been a special pre-Christmas opening season - best to check.
We stayed in the Palace - right in the main square, opposite Tivoli. We watched the Christmas-tree lighting ceremony from our balcony! Hotel was a bit "faded grandeur" but clean and comfortable. Large rooms.
 
Oct 19th, 2001, 02:39 PM
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We stayed last year in Hotel Ibsen; it was a nice location because just about everything was walkable. It was a pleasant place, but the room was smallish! The price wasn't high. One plus was that the hotel restaurant just so happened to be a really, really good Italian place.
The changing of the guard at Amalienburg palace is neat-- a lot more fun, I think, than the big to-do at Buck House.
Tivoli is magical!
There's a restaurant called the Brasserade that my carnivorous companion loved: they bring a tiny grill to your table and you get unlimited meat of your choice, plus a nice salad bar.
Copenhagen is a nice city just for strolling, too. Have fun!
 
Oct 19th, 2001, 03:35 PM
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We stayed at the Hotel Anna, and it was a lovely tourist hotel. Within walking to Tivoli. I would recommend it.
 
Oct 19th, 2001, 06:46 PM
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I like the Sophie Amalie Hotel in Copenhagen. Have stayed there om two separate occasions prior to going on a cruise. It's close to both the harbor and Nyhavn, and the staff is very friendly and efficient. Great beds and bedding. The restaurant is good too. I would avoid the area around the Tivoli. It's so busy and noisy and there's so much traffic!
 
Oct 19th, 2001, 11:14 PM
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Thank you for all the suggestions to date. I've checked the "Christmas Season" for the Tivoli..it begins on the 16th December. We were going on the 9th but might reschedule. Still haven't decided on where to stay or what else to do so any more suggestions are still greatly appreciated..Thanks again. Rhonda
 
Oct 19th, 2001, 11:15 PM
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Sorry..that was the 16th of November not December...for the Tivoli.
Rhonda
 
Nov 19th, 2001, 04:03 AM
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If it is not too late, try these links: http://www.ctw.dk & http://www.woco.dk
(The latter also being awailable as WAP)

And You are absolutely right: Tivoli has a special Christmas season starting mid November each year. For us living here, it is simply a "must".

In the automn, I could highly recommend a walk in "Dyrehaven" a little north of Copenhagen: fresh air and beautifull coulours in old treas - ending with hot chocolate and open cheese sandwiches at "Peder Liep" - a very old restaurant at Dyrehaven. (Well - You might have to dress warm.)

Have a nice trip to Denmark!
 
Nov 19th, 2001, 05:01 AM
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We have considered visiting Copenhagen between Christmas and New Year's...or possibly after New Years. Does the Tivoli stay open after Christmas, too? This would be our first time to Copenhagen and would want to be able to take advantage of all highlights!
 
Nov 19th, 2001, 05:21 AM
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Take a train journey to Malmo in Sweden for a interesting experience.
 
Nov 24th, 2001, 07:07 PM
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Rhonda: For starters, a good, clean, nicely furnished, well located, moderatley priced hotel is the Hotel Danmark. Easy walking distance to everything. Ask for a room at the backside of the hotel on the upper floors. Neat view over the roof tops of the Old City and the gardens below. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast in a nice room.

If you begin with a walk up the pedestrian only Stroget (two short blocks from the Hotel), you will get your bearings, enjoy the shops and cafes and have some great people watching. The real charm is on the side streets. You will pass through Plazas, see the tops of Rosenborg Palace on your left (which you will want to visit at some point), come upon Nyhaven and will ultimately end up at the Little Mermaid and off to your left a very pretty old Fort or Citidal. Walk through the Fort, up the stairway on the other end and around right to the Harbor. Going back along thre Harbor you will pass Amalienborg Palace where the Queen and her family reside. aYou will come back to Nyhaven (walk the canal side area and take your Harbor Tour from here.

We enjoyed Christiansborg Slot (Castle; be sure to take the underground tour which shows ruins of two earlier castles), The National Museum (really first rate with exhibits of early Denmark, Viking, rune stones, the Reformation and everyday life of the 16th and 17th Centuries), Rosenborg Castle (beautiful Architecture and furnishings),The Resistance Museum (fascinating),The Carlborg Brewery Tour (very intersesting and good tasting), Tivoli Gardens (really one of a kind; beautiful; eat a dinner there), Christiana (take a daytime walk through this hippy enclave; IMPORTANT, no pictures without permission). More later.
 
Nov 25th, 2001, 07:16 AM
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Thanks to all! I can't wait to visit. Our proposed November weekend has been postponed but I'm keen to go armed with all your wonderful advice.

Regards
Rhonda
 
Feb 7th, 2002, 01:40 AM
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Feb 7th, 2002, 09:48 AM
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Our family went to denmark last summer and loved it. We stayed at the Hotel Kong Arthur and found it very convenient, quiet and not that expensive (with terrific breakfast/buffet). It is around the corner from Ibsens and near the lakes. It is about a 10 minute walk from town center and 5 minutes from the train. If you go, I would second everyone else's suggestions but add, if you have time, two side trips. One to Roskilde with its Viking museum, ships etc. and Frederisksborg(?) castle which was one of my favorites. They are both about 30 minutes by train. If you will be staying for a while (1-3 days) and especially if you have family with you, The Copenhagen card is worth it. It entitles you to free admission to about 100 different venues as well as free transportation. There are many helpful books available about Denmark but the Copenhagen mini Rough guide was the most helpful for the city. Also, the tourist department found on the web will send you a lot of helpful info. If your new plans allow you extra time, look at some other parts of the country such as the island of Aero, all accessible by train/bus/ferry. Have fun!!
 
Mar 27th, 2002, 07:11 PM
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May 15th, 2002, 11:10 AM
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I stayed at The Palace hotel and highly recommend it! It is located right next to the to The Stroget (walking street with shops/restaurants/bars) and is across the street from Tivoli. It was very clean and the staff was very nice. Also, try looking into a package with SAS airlines- they were running some great deals a few months ago! Good Luck and have fun!
 

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