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Thanks for all the beautiful pictures and great commentary on Copenhagen, Terry! I will be deciding soon on how long to stay there as our cruise ends there, so this will be really helpful.

 

rocklinmom: Thank you so much for posting these! We will be in Copenhagen next July on a cruise and your perspective makes it all the more exciting! I have a question' date=' how expensive are [b']entrance tickets to Tivoli?[/b] I have seen prices there and I imagine it costs a lot. I will have five people total (with the youngest age 13).

 

hopebh: Thank you for posting these pictures. They really are amazing...

 

Appreciate these nice comments and follow-ups.

 

Regarding Tivoli admissions' date=' you can gain more information from: http://www.tivoli.dk/en/praktisk/priser/

That website notes the 2016 entrance for Monday-Thursday to be 110 DKK or a little less than $17.

For Friday-Sunday, it says the cost is 120 DKK or about $18.

Plus, they also note that these are the entrance costs for Tivoli 2016 for guests aged 8 years of age and over. Children under 8 years of age enter Tivoli for free. Unlimited ride and/or aquarium tickets are an additional cost. Right now[b'] for a dollar, you get 6.62 DKK[/b]. Does this help?

 

From the Wall Street Journal this weekend, they have this headline: "Copenhagen Feeds Off Dining Boom" with theis sub-head: "Seekers of luxury living are lured from upscale coastal suburbs to the city, where Michelin-starred restaurants are leading a surge of creative endeavors"

 

Here are some highlights from this real estate story that notes how fifteen years ago, wealthy people did not live in Copenhagen and were drawn to northern, coastal suburbs nicknamed the Whiskey Belt. This story says: "That is changing now, as a vibrant restaurant scene helps to fuel a growing demand for high-end homes in the capital city and sparks a new wave of luxury development. Copenhagen has become a major creative hub, setting trends in everything from architecture and television production to urban planning and subway design. Copenhagen’s residential real-estate prices have never been higher. The average price of residences has surpassed pre-crisis 2006 highs. Between the fourth quarter of 2014 and first quarter of 2016, home prices overall in Copenhagen rose by 37.4%. Christianshavn—the canal-lined, centuries-old neighborhood across the harbor from the city’s historic center—is another big draw. The area now offers a fair share of multimillion-dollar homes."

 

While the Wall Street Journal has a "pay wall" and many might not be able to read this full story, it does reflect this town being "hot" and attractive as a place to live and visit.

 

Full story at:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/copenhagen-feeds-off-dining-boom-1475159854

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

AFRICA?!!?: Lots of interesting and dramatic pictures can be seen from my latest live/blog at:

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2310337

Now at 20,608 views for this reporting and visual sharing that includes Cape Town, all along the South Africa coast, Mozambique, Victoria Falls/Zambia and Botswana's famed Okavango Delta area.

 

 

Here are three of the 21 pictures included in this Wall Street Journal profile on the shifting/improving real estate trends in Copenhagen. The second picture shows the famed square facing the royal residences that leads across the water to the large opera house in Copenhagen. These visuals reflect new bridges and developments that add excitement for this scenic and historic town that is so charming.:

 

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Thank you Terry! I appreciate the info and all of your wonderful pictures.

 

Appreciate this above nice feed-back from our California friend. Keep encouraging me and I will share even more.

 

From the Wall Street Journal Jan. 18, they have this headline: "An Insider’s Guide to Copenhagen" with this sub-headline: "The best places to eat, shop, stay and embrace winter in Copenhagen, with expert advice from Noma’s René Redzepi, co-founder of Hay design company, Mette Hay, and others."

 

Here are some of their profile highlights: "Denmark's capital is an easy sell in the summer. Locals swim in urban harbors like Islands Brygge or Fisketorvet, or picnic near the boundless flower beds in the Renaissance-era King’s Garden. But as winter insinuates its way into the city, Copenhagen shows its true strength: embracing the cold in elegant Nordic style. In the darker months, candles wedged into wine bottles gleam in restaurant windows, the candy colors of the canal-side buildings pop against the muted skies and a twinkly-lit skating rink draws visitors to the edge of the Frederiksberg Gardens. Residents still ride their bicycles. As for foodie pilgrimage site Noma, it will close Feb. 25 (reopening late in the year), but a few alumni have opened restaurants around town where the cold and peckish can warm up with a bite or a glass of natural wine."

 

Featured are four different Copenhagen residents and experts who share some of their tips and ideas to enjoy this historic and charming town. Here is one example: "Conditori La Glace: An old patisserie from the end of the 19th century, it has a special pastry with cream inside, pink or yellow icing on top. It’s like any girl’s dream of a cake. Skoubogade 3, laglace.dk"

 

Here is one dining option cited: "Admiralgade 26: This restaurant is pleasing to the eye as well as the palate, with Danish and European décor from the ’20s onward. Admiralgade 26, admiralgade26.dk"

 

Also below are a few of the 20+ visuals that were a part of this interesting feature on Copenhagen.

 

Full story at:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-insiders-guide-to-copenhagen-1484766024

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

From our Jan. 25-Feb. 20, 2015, Amazon River-Caribbean combo sailing over 26 days that started in Barbados, here is the link below to that live/blog. Lots of great visuals from this amazing Brazil river and these various Caribbean Islands (Dutch ABC's, St. Barts, Dominica, Grenada, etc.) that we experienced. Check it out at:

http://www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2157696

Now at 47,221 views for these postings.

 

 

This Wall Street Journal profile had 20+ pictures included. Here are a few sample visual highlights. First, from the Thorvaldsens Museum, a 19th-century sculpture museum, the curator at the city’s Glyptoteket Musuem calls this location “a little pocket of luxury, ornament and color.”:

 

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From Conditori La Glace, a patisserie that dates back to the late 19th century, here are some samples of the special pastries with cream inside and a pink and yellow icing on top. Look good?:

 

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Here is the winter garden at Glyptoteket Museum. It is noted that when inside here, "you completely forget you are in the middle of the city center.”:

 

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From the New York Times Travel Section this past weekend, they had this headline: 36 Hours in Copenhagenwith this sub-headline: "In the design-savvy, food-obsessed Danish capital, the only problem for travelers is keeping up with all that is new."

 

Among the story highlights are: What a difference a decade can make. Copenhagen today is a city transformed, a polestar across creative fields from art to architecture, design to dining. No longer a sleepy Scandinavian capital, this good-looking city found success by tinkering with expectations. Cyclists own the avenues even in the depths of winter. The near-barren land gave birth to a culinary movement. The only problem for travelers visiting today, faced with new and noteworthy openings nearly every week, is keeping up.

 

Lots of interesting ideas, options, etc., are contained in this profile of Copenhagen. Many food, dining, drinking, art, design, etc., potentials are mentioned, plus pictures, a good/interactive map, etc. Have loved Copenhagen from our two visits there.

 

Below is a link to our latest adventure. It was Southeast Asia, including our first river cruise!! You can link to that live/blog with lots of visuals, plus you can see a few sample visuals from this trip. Many more on the full live/blog.

 

Full story at:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/26/travel/what-to-do-in-copenhagen.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2F36-hours&action=click&contentCollection=travel&region =stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentP lacement=4&pgtype=collection

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.! Just completed a Jan. 21-Feb. 20, 2018, first adventure through Southeast Asia with stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before traveling all over Vietnam and Cambodia. This includes seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Lots of fun, interesting pictures!! See more at:

www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474

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From that New York Times Travel Section last weekend, they also had this headline: What to Pack for a Trip to Copenhagen.

 

Here were some of the highlights that they suggested: Don’t Forget Your: Cycling gear. Copenhagen is very bike-friendly, and if you plan to tour Harbor Circle by bike, you may want to bring your own helmet in case your rental place doesn’t offer them. Protection from the rain. Curling up in a cozy sweater at one of the city’s many coffee shops sounds snug — but if that sweater is sopping wet from your bike ride or walk over, that vision of hygge melts quickly.

 

More tips and ideas to consider in this added segment from the NY Times.

 

Full story at:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/26/travel/what-to-pack-for-a-trip-to-copenhagen.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2F36-hours&action=click&contentCollection=travel&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=3&pgtype=collection

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Enjoyed a 14-day, Jan. 20-Feb. 3, 2014, Sydney to Auckland adventure, getting a big sampling for the wonders of "down under” before and after this cruise. Go to:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1974139

for more info and many pictures of these amazing sights in this great part of the world. Now at 200,719 views for this posting.

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From the Travel Section of the London/UK Telegraph this morning, they had this headline: Why cool Copenhagen is the perfect place to beat the heat this summerwith these highlights: Tivoli Gardens amusement park, which is currently celebrating its 175th anniversary, is one of many reasons to visit the Danish capital this summer. Start at Nyhavn, where the quayside buildings are filled with restaurants and bars, then follow the boardwalk around the Royal Danish Playhouse to Ofelia Plads, an outdoor cultural space that hosts events throughout summer. Head north along Larsens Plads to the Opera House, and make a quick detour left to the royal palaces of Amalienborg before continuing past the Royal Cast Collection and the Gefion Fountain, to Langelinie.

 

A nice map, plus pictures and other details/ideas are included in this profile and pitch for the "cool" of Copenhagen. Plus, below are some other helpful links from this newspaper and other recent sources.

 

Full stories at:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/denmark/copenhagen/articles/copenhagen-what-to-see-and-do/

Best Free Things to do in Copenhagen:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/denmark/copenhagen/articles/free-things-to-do-in-copenhagen/

Most Amazing Attraction in Copenhagen:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/denmark/copenhagen/articles/things-to-do-in-copenhagen/

Guardian's Top Ten Tips for Copenhagen:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/jul/16/copenhagen-denmark-locals-guide-top-10-tips

 

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 229,121 views.

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

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From the London/UK Daily Mail earlier this week, they had this headline: Lonely Planet reveals the world's 500 best meals with highlights about food in Copenhagen among: the top food experiences in the world by the travel experts at Lonely Planet. They come top of a mouth-watering list of the world's best 500 culinary experiences that Lonely Planet has ranked for a new tome titled the Ultimate Eatlist - a foodie bucket-list that takes into account not just the taste, but the atmosphere that dishes are eaten in. Snacking on smorrebrod, or open sandwiches, in Copenhagen comes in at number six.

 

YES!! We super loved both the settings in and around Copenhagen, plus the excellent tasty foods we enjoyed there. Below is one of the many visuals featured with this story. Brings great memories from visiting there. More on my full live/blog about nearby top-ranked San Sebastian in NW Spain.

 

Full story at:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-6031797/The-500-food-experiences-ranked-Lonely-Planet-tapas-San-Sebastian-No1.html

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Lisbon, NWSpain, Bordeaux/Brittany: Finished June 2017 sailing on the Silver Spirit from Portugal to France along the scenic Atlantic Coast, plus great pre- and post-cruise experiences. Now at 23,260 views. Many interesting pictures and details on history, food, culture, etc., from my live/blog at:

www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2511358

 

From Copenhagen, below is one of the visuals that Lonely Planet used to illustrate this story and show highlights from this busy and exciting location:

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From theTravel Section of the London/UK Sunday Times tomorrow, they will have this headline: “A weekend in . . . Copenhagen, Denmark”  with these highlights: “Copenhagen’s squares, pavements and street corners are crammed with people eating and drinking — flagons of beer, huge cartwheel pizzas, hot dogs and smorrebrod — open sandwiches piled up with seafood or rolled herrings. It all feels hugely, unexpectedly indulgent . . . hedonistic hygge, if you like.  But it turns out there’s more to the explosion of energy than just good weather. Copenhagen is having a serious refresh: the new circular Cityringen metro line opens in July with 17 stations in central Copenhagen; there’s a clutch of new cultural attractions — including the Copenhagen Contemporary, which opened its doors last year; and the Museum of Copenhagen re-opens after a four-year refurb (and in a new location) in August. Meanwhile, all the talk is of CopenHill, the capital’s new waste-to-energy plant, that will open in the summer with an artificial green ski slope and running trail. My hotel, the Ottillia, is a newly opened, super-chic conversion of the old Carlsberg brewery, with the entire Carlsberg quarter of the city currently under redevelopment.”

 

Many details and options are in this profile about Copenhagen, plus nice visuals.  Here is another story highlight: "Design is a way of life here — even the smorrebrod are intricately sculpted — but I’d expected that, along with the bicycle-filled streets and the wooden sauna cabins, dotted along the waterfront. The surprise is that Copenhagen has become such a foodie city, from the street-corner hot-dog stands that win gourmet awards, to the world-famous Noma, where it can take three months to get a table."

 

Full story at:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/travel/a-weekend-break-in-copenhagen-denmark-jhm2qj2k6

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

SE Asia/Mekong River, Etc.!  Live/blog from early 2018, first adventure through SE Asia, stops in Hong Kong and Bangkok, before exploring all over Vietnam and Cambodia, seven days sailing on the Mekong River. Now at 46,703 views.

www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2591474

 

Here are a couple of visuals used to illustrate this Sunday Times profile about Copenhagen.  This includes of the famed Nyhavn waterfront and inside the Glyptotek museum of art and sculpture.:

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Just a note for anyone hoping to ride it, the Cityringen metro line opening has been delayed to September, according to @Danish viking

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4 hours ago, gnome12 said:

Just a note for anyone hoping to ride it, the Cityringen metro line opening has been delayed to September, according to @Danish viking

 

Great update!!  Apparently the famed Sunday Times missed that important timing detail in Copenhagen.  

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

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