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I am really late to this excellent thread about Copenhagen. We will be stopping here on our cruise next September. We are only in port for 8 hours and this is our first visit. It will be really difficult to see and do everything that we would like to. Thank you for posting the beautiful photos! Makes me even more excited for our visit!

 

Appreciate these kind comments and this follow-up. Good luck with your visit to Europe next September. Lots of great options to consider in Copenhagen' date=' but only a limited amount of net time available. [b']Research and plan[/b] accordingly in order to maximize your experience there.

 

THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio

 

Lisbon, NWSpain, Bordeaux/Brittany: Did June 2017 sailing from Portugal to France along the scenic Atlantic Coast, plus great pre- and post-cruise experiences. Now at 25,170 views. Many interesting pictures and details on history, food, culture, etc., from my live/blog at:

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

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On 9/12/2018 at 12:29 PM, Cruisin' Along said:

I am really late to this excellent thread about Copenhagen. We will be stopping here on our cruise next September. We are only in port for 8 hours and this is our first visit. It will be really difficult to see and do everything that we would like to.

 

Thank you for posting the beautiful photos! Makes me even more excited for our visit!

 

We've been to Copenhagen 4 times as the final port of a cruise and once we departed from there on a cruise, probably spending about 8 days or so, in toto.  Since you will be for just 8 hours, I would recommend doing as much research as you can and narrow down what sites are must-sees.  Also, we've used the HOHO bus as it goes by all the "must-sees".  While a canal cruise is an option, you won't see as much as you would on the HOHO, IMHO.  [I can't remember if we ever did a canal cruise.]  When we were there post-cruise for a few days last year, I did a lot of walking.  We were staying near the train station and I walked as far north as Amalienborg Palace (current home of the Queen) and then west to Rosenberg Slot (former palace, now open to the public), wimping out at that point and riding the HOHO back.  Have a wonderful time when you're there!

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We found the canal cruise to be a highlight, especially as it gave us time to rest from all the walking.

 

 

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Appreciate the wonderful follow-ups from Barb, our neighbor to the north in Michigan, and from mskaufman.  Good and very helpful!!  Agree strongly for doing the advanced research.  Copenhagen has so many excellent options that you don't want to just "guess" on the day of your visit as to what you might do or see.  YES, agree on canal rides, including in Copenhagen and St. Petersburg, being very good to allow some time off of your feet and gaining a little relaxing time.  

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Lisbon, NWSpain, Bordeaux/Brittany: Live/blog, June 2017 from Portugal to France along scenic Atlantic Coast.  Now at 25,668 views.  Many interesting pictures, details for history, food, culture, etc.:

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

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During our 2.5 day stay in August of 2017 before our TA, we stayed at the Hotel Bethel right on the Canal and it was a great place with the restaurants across the way, easy walk to catch the canal rides and agree, a must see and do. We also one night at the fish market across the way.We took the bridge over. Loved all the pictures, brought back memories of our trip. 

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On 11/5/2018 at 9:48 PM, Desert Cruizers said:

During our 2.5 day stay in August of 2017 before our TA, we stayed at the Hotel Bethel right on the Canal and it was a great place with the restaurants across the way, easy walk to catch the canal rides and agree, a must see and do. We also one night at the fish market across the way.We took the bridge over. Loved all the pictures, brought back memories of our trip. 

 

Appreciate the above nice follow-up and tips from this helpful CC Board friend from sunny Palm Springs in California.  Now in Florida Keys to escape the Midwest's current brutal cold.  

 

Late last year, we completed our Jerusalem/Holy Lands, Egypt/Valley of the Kings,Petra/Jordan, Oman, Dubai/Abu Dhabi, etc., exploring.  To see the triplive/blog for this history and religious “adventure”, check out these postings linked below.  We started in Athens, Greece on Nov. 14, then traveled various locations connected with three of the world's major religions.  Many fun and interesting visuals on this live/blog!!  Below are just a few, quick visual samples.    Check it out and let me know any questions or comments.  Just over 6000 views so far on this live/blog. 

 

Connect to our latest exploring at: 

www.boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2607054-livenautica-greece-holy-lands-egypt-dubai-terrypix’s/

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Wonderful scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 233,566 views.

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

 

 

In Greece, we started with a day at Delphi, where the Oracle was consulted about important decisions from throughout the ancient classical world.:

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From Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection. here is one interior view.  Second is a procession along the historic Via Dolorosa.  Third is my connecting at the Western/Wailing Wall in the most holy site for the Jewish faith.:

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In Luxor’s Valley of the Kings, we explored the tombs of Egypt rulers from 3300 years ago plus Karnak's night glories, statutes and columns.:

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In front of Petra’s Treasury in Jordan, we found this cute camel as a "co-star".  Feeling the spirit of Indian Jones here!:

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We finished with the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and the sandy beaches of Dubai having its unique modern architecture in the background.:

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From the Travel Section of the London/UK Guardian earlier this month, they had this headline: “Carlsberg, probably the best new district in Copenhagen”  with this sub-head: "A new hotel, once part of the famous brewery, is the latest addition to a neighbourhood with an industrial-chic feel and a sustainable ethos." 

 

Here are some of the story highlights: “The smell of fermented hops is long gone but the old Carlsberg brewery’s former storage building is buzzing in a way not seen in over a decade. That’s because the work cries of labourers have been replaced by the chatter of visitors checking in to the new 155-room Hotel Ottilia that now lies behind the building’s red-brick shell.  With a wink to the past and a nod to the future, Hotel Ottilia (doubles from £120 B&B), which opened in January, pairs unpolished architectural details, such as the remaining grain silos and malt chambers, against modern features that include a three-storey x-ray light sculpture, which stretches upwards from the lobby like a strand of DNA.”

 

More interesting areas and options to sample in charming Copenhagen.

 

Full story at:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/apr/02/carlsberg-probably-the-best-new-district-in-copenhagen

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Norway Coast/Fjords/Arctic Circle cruise from Copenhagen, July 2010, to the top of Europe. Wonderful scenic visuals with key tips. Live/blog at 234,939 views.

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

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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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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!!  On another board, this timing delay was posted.  Apparently the famed Sunday Times missed that important timing detail in Copenhagen.  

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

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