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For some odd reason the old Copenhagen thread is closed (I´m only a little bit angry) but there are some outdated info so maybe its okay to start on a fresh.

 

So if anyone has some unfinished questions just ask here.

 

 

 

Here are some links to find some info by yourself.

 

 

Travel planner to trains, S-trains, Metro, harbour busses and busses.

 

http://www.rejseplanen.dk/

 

Copenhagen Airport

 

http://cph.dk/CPH/UK/MAIN/

 

Port information for both Copenhagen and Malmö

 

http://www.cmport.com/

 

Tourist website

 

http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/?__utma=199091752.1666140335.1357547684.1357547684.1358767944.2&__utmb=199091752.3.10.1358767944&__utmc=199091752&__utmx=-&__utmz=199091752.1357547684.1.1.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=copenhagen%20card&__utmv=-&__utmk=24131578

 

 

A few taxi companies

 

http://www.amagerobrotaxi.dk/

 

http://www.cphtaxa.dk/

 

http://www.dantaxi.dk/Koebenhavn

 

And a website to calculate taxi prices.

 

http://www.taxapriser.dk/

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Hi Danish Viking,

I noticed that the thread was closed. Maybe it got too big.

 

Anyway, glad to see that you are back. We can't wait to visit your wonderful city in May!

 

Linda

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For some odd reason the old Copenhagen thread is closed (I´m only a little bit angry) but there are some outdated info so maybe its okay to start on a fresh.

 

So if anyone has some unfinished questions just ask here.

 

 

 

Here are some links to find some info by yourself.

 

 

Travel planner to trains, S-trains, Metro, harbour busses and busses.

 

http://www.rejseplanen.dk/

 

Copenhagen Airport

 

http://cph.dk/CPH/UK/MAIN/

 

Port information for both Copenhagen and Malmö

 

http://www.cmport.com/

 

Tourist website

 

http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/?__utma=199091752.1666140335.1357547684.1357547684.1358767944.2&__utmb=199091752.3.10.1358767944&__utmc=199091752&__utmx=-&__utmz=199091752.1357547684.1.1.utmcsr=google|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=copenhagen%20card&__utmv=-&__utmk=24131578

 

 

A few taxi companies

 

http://www.amagerobrotaxi.dk/

 

http://www.cphtaxa.dk/

 

http://www.dantaxi.dk/Koebenhavn

 

And a website to calculate taxi prices.

 

http://www.taxapriser.dk/

 

Hello Danish Viking

Just as an FYI, you reached a total of 4413 posts on the old thread which to me, speaks volumes! You have provided such a wonderful service over the years and have assisted so many travelers find their way around your amazing City. I would like to thank you for taking time to provide us with such valuable information and I can't wait for my upcoming visit in May!

 

 

Dolfans from Miami

 

"When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do!"

Walt Disney

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May is a beautiful month to visit Copenhagen, the threes has just turned green and the first signs of summer are visible.

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Hi Danish Viking,

 

Thanks for starting a new thread and for all the information on the previous one. I've picked up lots of tips from the old one but would help me, and hopefully others, if you could give me a bit of basic Copenhagen information.

 

A lot of other posters seem to be lucky enough to be spending a few days in Copenhagen often pre-cruise but I've unfortunately only got one brief day from 8am to 4pm. Few quick questions I would be grateful for your assistance with:-

 

I've found from the port link we dock at Quay C190 but which port is this?!!

 

What is the best/quickest way to get into the city from here? Walk/HOHO bus or is there a shuttle?

 

Appreciate everyone has different tastes but in your opinion what are the 2 or 3 must sees in the city?

 

Much appreciated

Andrew

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C190 is Langelinie Pier and luckily for you you can both use the Ho/ho busses or bus number 26 that is probably cheaper and will get you to the most important places like Amalienborg, Nyhavn/canal tour, Strøget, Christiansborg, the national museum, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Tivoli.

 

For such a short time I wouldn't bother taking the trip to Tivoli so we can rule that one out.

 

But Amalienborg, Rosenborg, Canal tour, a stroll along Strøget and possible also Rundetårn (the round tower) can be done on one day but not in the same order of course.

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Hi Danish Viking,

 

So glad that I found this thread :)

 

Do you think it is possible to make a 12:30 transatlantic flight on the day of disembarkation? I understand it takes half an hour to get from the cruise terminal to the airport... let's say we are off the ship by 9 am... What do you think, should we risk it? I am afraid of the traffic, however on Sunday there is probably not a lot of it? Please advise :)

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Hi! Thank you for all your helpful information ... really appreciate it.

 

I found out from the Port website that Vision of the Seas will be docking in Quay C245. Which port is that?

 

Thanks :)

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Hi Danish Viking

We are 2 Australian ladies who will be staying overnight in Copenhagen between cruises at the end of May. Can you please recommend somewhere to stay where it would be easy for us to get our cases to and from the cruise ship.

Thanks for your help.

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The port numbers are as followed:

 

C177 - Nordre Toldbod

C190 - Langelinie

C245 and upwards - freeport terminal, on a map its Sundkaj and Orientkaj.

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@ Enot

 

If I was you I will probably take a taxi at 8:30-8:45 just to be sure, the taxi can brake down or there is an accident on the way to the airport that causes a traffic jam.

 

But the traffic in Copenhagen is not enough to create a traffic jam and especially not on a Sunday.

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@ Bedrock

 

Are you taking the train/bus or are you taking a taxi because if you are taking a taxi then there will be no difference in hotel choices.

 

But if you are using public transportation then a hotel close to either the central station (København H) or Kongens Nytorv metro station.

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We will take a taxi as it will be easier with our luggage. Any hotel recommendations?

Regards, Bedrick

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Scandic Front and Admiral Seems to get good reviews and the location by the water is spot on.

 

But like many other places in Copenhagen at the moment you will find a construction site nearby.

 

Marriott and Imperial are also good options and are one of the few hotels that don't got a new metro station or building under construction in the backyard.

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Scandic Palace and Hotel Twentyseven is also good.

 

There are no issues with the construction sites because they can only work between 6 or 7 in the morning to 19 in the evening.

 

I was only thinking that the view from your hotel room could have been nicer.

 

The areas where they are building stations in the downtown area are on the backside of the central station, Town Hall Square, Gammel Strand, Kongens Nytorv and the Marble church.

 

Other big construction sites are Axeltorv opposite the Tivoli entrance and Kvæsthusbroen across the water from Amalienborg.

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YES!! Super wonderful help, service and dedication by Danish viking. I first scrolled through that great information in preparation for our 2008 Baltics cruise with a full day and evening in charming Copenhagen. Loved it all!!! The title of "Wonderful Copenhagen" is real "truth in advertising"! Checked back more when we had time in Copenhagen prior to starting our 2010 Norway coast/fjords up to North Cape cruise. Lots of great info and helpful background. Below are a few items to share from our experiences, plus a few of my visuals of the highlights that we liked most in this great city. So much of this wonderful city is built around its water, historic connection with unique architecture, both older and now newer structures.

 

The previous thread had gotten a little long, now there is a fresh, easy re-start with many of the key items already posted by Danish viking. Keep up the great work!!

 

Check out this post, pictures and info on . . . Copenhagen: Why Walking Back to the Ship Is Super Great!!!!

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=975779

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

For details and visuals, etc., from our July 1-16, 2010, Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise experience from Copenhagen on the Silver Cloud, check out this posting. This posting is now at 92,776 views.

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923

 

Did a June 7-19, 2011, Celebrity Solstice cruise from Barcelona that had stops in Villefranche, ports near Pisa and Rome, Naples, Kotor, Venice and Dubrovnik. Enjoyed great weather and a wonderful trip. Dozens of wonderful visuals with key highlights, tips, comments, etc., on these postings. We are now at 115,253 views for this live/blog re-cap on our first sailing with Celebrity and much on wonderful Barcelona. Check these postings and added info at:

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1426474

 

 

At Tivoli, their main gate is lighted in a spectacular and welcoming manner. Walt Disney was inspired in 1950 to construct Disneyland after visiting this park in the heart of Copenhagen. Tivoli opened in 1843 and encompasses eight hectares with 1,000 trees and 400,000 summer flowers planted throughout the gardens. It boasts upwards of 40 restaurants, a Chinese-style pantomime theater, open-air concert stage, amusement park and Denmark’s longest salt-water aquarium. In the evening, the park is lighted up with Chinese lanterns, multi-colored lights, etc. That truly makes it a “Magic Kingdom” to make Disney happy. Website at: tivoligardens.com. Tivoli has a wide variety of entertainment happening each day and evening. Here, we enjoyed this super energized “BIG BAND” performance, including the Duke’s famed “Night Train” sounds. Very unique and special place that is so handy. If possible, visit there in the evening when the lighting makes things so much more magical!!:

 

TivoliBigBand.jpg

 

 

Copenhagen's City Hall and its large Square are in the heart of the main downtown, near Tivoli and the central train station. Completed in 1905, it was designed in the "National Romantic" style with inspiration from the Siena City Hall. Dominated by its richly-ornamented front wth the gilded statue of Absalon just above the balcony, its tall, slim clock tower is 345.6 feet or 105.6 meters tall. It is one of the tallest buildings in Denmark. Here are three added pictures of and around this building with its special style and architecture details.:

 

CopenhCityHallStatuteTowerTight.jpg

 

 

In Copenhagen, we stayed at The Square hotel that overlooks the main plaza in front of their City Hall with its large tower. This picture angle is framed by two statutes in front of this famed civic building. The design for The Square is also very unique and nice. It gives more of the feel of being in Denmark with the special design style and approaches. From the Travel Channel on her "Passport" TV shows, Samantha Brown stayed there and gave it good, deserved play/praise.:

 

CPHtheSquareHotelFront.jpg

 

 

After boarding in July 2010, this was our ship lunch table view of the Opera House and spiral church tower in Copenhagen’s beautiful harbor with the canal tour boats moving back and forth.:

 

CPHDeptLunchView.jpg

 

 

A guard and statue in front of the current Royal Palace in Copenhagen. Amalienborg Slot includes four rococo-styled residences of Denmark’s royal family. This site includes a museum surrounding an octagonal cobblestone courtyard. You can witness the Royal guards walk from Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg Palace for the Changing of the Guard daily at noon. Adult fee for museum about $13. For more info, see: ses.dk/amalienborg.:

 

1-CPH-PalaceonWalk.jpg

 

 

Copenhagen’s Nyhavn or “new” Harbor is actually old and charming. This waterfront entertainment district is lined by brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. Serving as a "heritage harbor", the canal also has many historical wooden ships. Lots of people and fun activity!!:

 

Boat.jpg

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Thank you for taking the time to answer everyone's questions. I have learned a lot from the other thread. Our cruise is May 7 through May 16 and I have the night before and after our cruise booked at hotel Somandshjemmet Bethel . It has wonderful reviews both here on CC and on TripAdvisor. Do you know of any construction in the area of this hotel that we should be worried about at that time? It is also good to see that you stated that May is a good time to visit. We are looking forward to seeing some of the sights there. Thanks

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Hello ... We are scheduled to arrive at the airiport (CPH) at 11 pm. Please advise on the best way to get to our hotel (safety, economical, convenience...). We plan to stay at Savoy Hotel which is close to Central Station. Thanks :-)

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Another question ... :confused:

 

Should I purchase the Copenhagen Card on-line ahead of time, or is it easily accessible? It costs about $44 on-line ... is that how much it usually goes for? Any pros and cons to having the card?

 

Thanks :)

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Hello ... We are scheduled to arrive at the airiport (CPH) at 11 pm. Please advise on the best way to get to our hotel (safety, economical, convenience...). We plan to stay at Savoy Hotel which is close to Central Station. Thanks :-)

 

Convenience versus most economical?? Much might depend on how much luggage you have. We took a cab from airport. Very quick, easy, simple, right to the door of our hotel. BUT, it could be a little cheap to use public transportation as the Danish viking can detail and explain. More time and work with this public transit option. After our long, long flights and limited sleep, it was nice for us to just walk out of the Copenhagen air terminal (very nice buildings), grab a cab and be there at our hotel direct and quick. We were leaving on a 15-day cruise and had more than just one small bag per person. Your choice!!

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

For details and visuals, etc., from our July 1-16, 2010, Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise experience from Copenhagen on the Silver Cloud, check out this posting. This posting is now at 92,776 views.

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923

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Convenience versus most economical?? Much might depend on how much luggage you have. We took a cab from airport. Very quick, easy, simple, right to the door of our hotel. BUT, it could be a little cheap to use public transportation as the Danish viking can detail and explain. More time and work with this public transit option. After our long, long flights and limited sleep, it was nice for us to just walk out of the Copenhagen air terminal (very nice buildings), grab a cab and be there at our hotel direct and quick. We were leaving on a 15-day cruise and had more than just one small bag per person. Your choice!!

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

 

 

For details and visuals, etc., from our July 1-16, 2010, Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise experience from Copenhagen on the Silver Cloud, check out this posting. This posting is now at 92,776 views.

www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923

 

Thanks, Terry in Ohio!

 

Taking a cab and getting to the hotel quickly does sound good after a long flight :-) Are cabs readily available, especially that late at night? Or should I book one ahead of time?

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Thanks, Terry in Ohio! Taking a cab and getting to the hotel quickly does sound good after a long flight :-) Are cabs readily available, especially that late at night? Or should I book one ahead of time?

 

11 pm is a little later in the evening, but this is also a major city with customer-focused services. We arrived later in the afternoon and there were plenty of cabs. As long as the air flights are coming in, normally the cabs are there to grab the business in most airports. Others might have better insights for this hour in the evenings.

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

For details and visuals, etc., from our July 1-16, 2010, Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise experience from Copenhagen on the Silver Cloud, check out this posting. This posting is now at 92,776 views.

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1227923

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There is never a shortage of taxis at CPH, and the lines are divided by normal taxis and big taxis.

 

But the train takes you directly from the airport to the central station and is alot cheaper.

 

Its a little bit more expensive to order the card but if you are planning on using public transportation on arrival you have to do it because DSB's ticket office closes at 22:00 and the airports info center closes at 23:00 so you don't have the time to get the card.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to give such valuable information that it would be impossible to get elsewhere.

Regards, Lee

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