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brentdunn May 13th, 2006 11:58 AM

Stockholm or Copenhagen
 
We will be in Scandanavia for about 2 full days, and are considering Stockholm and Copenhagen. Looking for discussion regarding both, and opinions. We are mid-20s, mainly interested in cool things to see. Nightlife is not so important to us while on vacation. I look forward to reading any responses!

grsing May 13th, 2006 12:08 PM

What sort of things do you like to see? Historical sites, museums, whatever. Helps all of us narrow it down quite a lot.

carylspall May 13th, 2006 12:17 PM

We were in Stockholm this time last year -5 days in Stockholm and 2 in Copenhagen. Was so glad it wasnt the other way round. Stockholm was just fabulous.Lots to see. I walked and walked while my poor husband was working! Its such a clean city and the people are so well dressed - sophisticated! There are great bars - lots of them have sofas outside with cushions and blankets to put over your knees. I loved to window shop too. All these little islands to go to as well... AND the food was fantastic!Couldve stayed longer but we went to Copenhagen. Hmmmmm....! Its more a stag destination - lots of people walking around with bottles of beer at 11am!
A lot of noise from a lot of drunks at night time too. It was a pretty enough place but that kinda ruined it for us.

crefloors May 13th, 2006 12:47 PM

There's plenty to keep you busy in either city if you are only there for two days. Having been to both at the beginning of the year, I think I would take Stockholm. Are you going soon? Two things I would really recommend in Stockholm: the Vasa Museum and Skansen. If you are going soon, with the good weather, you might want to leave some time for just enjoying the city. You can take a river cruise, and also the old town, Gamla Stan, is a fun place to stroll through. The Royal Palace is there and so is the Stockholm Cathedral. We stayed in the old town and I liked it there. As the previous poster suggested, the Danes get pretty loud later on at night. There is a problem with alcohol in Denmark. Having said that, they are usually harmless, just loud.

mimipam May 13th, 2006 03:33 PM

I was on a bus tour in Stockholm and did Copenhagen on my own with DH. This may have made a difference in what I think, but I prefer Copenhagen over Stockholm.

NativeNewYorker Jul 31st, 2006 01:37 PM

I just returned from both....and definitely preferred Stockholm over Copenhagen. Much classier.

papagena Jul 31st, 2006 01:43 PM

Both are lovely, but if you only see one, see Stockholm. Don't miss the old town and the Vasa museum.


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