Copenhagen versus Stockholm

Feb 2nd, 2007, 11:37 AM
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Copenhagen versus Stockholm

Two older travelers wondering which city to visit on our next trip, Copenhagen or Stockholm. We would be going for a week in the summer. Like to stay in city center and take local
tours, plus enjoy a leasurely pace.
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Feb 2nd, 2007, 11:44 AM
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We loved both cities but I'd give the edge to Stockholm for its canals and boat tours. We also greatly enjoyed the Gamla Stan area of Stockholm. Both have good restaurants, museums, and other sightseeing opportunities.
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Feb 2nd, 2007, 01:10 PM
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The classic 50/50. Each has its share of attractions and charms, and each offers options for daytours in the region. Overall, from an obvious visual point of view, Stockhoms with its location (many linked islands, water views everywhere you look) is more of an immediate Wow.

If you go to Copenhagen, take a trip to the www.louisiana.dk art museum and sculpture garden - a short train ride away.
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Feb 2nd, 2007, 01:33 PM
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Visited both in July 2006.( also an older traveler)
Stockholm hands down !
Much more beautiful city and and kind of grown-up place.
Copenhage is nice enough city but it was jammed with 20 something backpackers and beer drinking 20 something German men ( nothing wrong with eather group, but...)
 
Feb 2nd, 2007, 01:49 PM
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I think Copenhagen is safer. Vikings run amok in Stockholm in the summer. Or wait till they migrate south for winter.
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Feb 2nd, 2007, 01:53 PM
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Another vote for Stockholm but it is a close call. Agree that Stockholm is somehow a more "adult" city. Another plus for Stockholm is the Vasa Museum - - a boatd that sank almsot as soon as she sailed in early 1600's. Incredibly well preserved. Don't think that the designer paid attention during the "how to deign a ship" lessons -
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Feb 2nd, 2007, 02:10 PM
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I loved Vasa , it was like something out of "The master and commander" - only the real thing.
A boat ride from the CITY HALL to the
Summer Palace was a wonderful hour on lake Malaren. The Palace is open to the public as are the lovely gardens.
It was also great to wonder around at mid-night in almost day light.
 
Feb 2nd, 2007, 03:09 PM
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I don't think you could go wrong with either choice, but my vote, like others, goes to Stockholm by a narrow margin. Enjoy!
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Feb 2nd, 2007, 04:57 PM
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Much much hotter babes in Copenhagen.
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Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:04 PM
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I rest my case about 20 something !
 
Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:07 PM
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I like both but prefer Stockholm. IMO more to see and prettier.
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Feb 2nd, 2007, 05:17 PM
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Definitely Stockholm for all the reasons listed. The canals ar just beautiful and there's no shorage of interesting things to see and do.

Faina AGain - here's the link to the old warning about Vikings in September

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threadselect.jsp?fid=2
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Feb 2nd, 2007, 08:56 PM
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Stockholm. Very laid back - lots to do. Great food. Expensive tho.
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Both are fantastic - you can't go wrong with either.

But - if you must choose do Stockholm - a little larger, more to do, perhas a touch more cosmopolitan.

If you're going in August look for real hotel bargains (many business people are on vacation and you can get great deals at upscale hotels). We stayed at the Grand for a price so low it was embarassing.
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Feb 3rd, 2007, 05:04 PM
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Thanks for taking the time to give us the input. Sad, but too old for the hot babes. One can dream tho.
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Feb 25th, 2007, 07:04 AM
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Hi

Planning on travelling to Stockholm with my husband and our two 17 year old sons in August for 5 days. Hotels seem very expensive so I would like to rent an apartment. If no apartments are there hotels with facilities for making snacks etc, as the boys eat quite a lot. Any advice gratefully accepted. Thanks
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