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Copenhagen

Introduction

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and is a great location for a city break. The city is actully situated on the island of Zealand rather than on the European mainland. The city has a wealth of things to see and do. From gardens to museums to the quirkier aspects of Christiania, Copenhagen has something for everyone!



Getting there

Air: Kastrup Airport (CPH) is the main airport in Denmark and as such has a wide range of flights within Europe. It is only 12 minutes from the airport to the CBD by train. Another option is Sturup Airport in Malmö, Sweden which is only around 40 minutes by rail from Copenhagen.

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Rail: Central Station is the main rail hub. There are regular services south into Germany and beyond.

Ferry: Ferry connections head to Poland and Norway (Oslo)

Accommodation

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What to See and Do

Copenhagen's numerous attractions include the following:

The Little Mermaid: This well known symbol of Copenhagen is somewhat disappointing in real life. She is very small! The statue was designed by Edvard Eriksen and is only 1.25m in height.

Tivoli Gardens: The highlight of a visit to Copenhagen. As well as the actual garden, the Tivoli has a plethora of venues, rides, amusements and more. This is a great place to take the kids. You need to pay an admission to the gardens and then for each ride that you wish to try. Multi-ride passes are available.

Carlsberg Brewery: Probably the best lager in the world.... Make your own mind up at the brewery which can be toured twice a day.

Christiania: This is a partially self governing area within Copenhagen that has around 1000 residents and has an aim to be economically self sustaining. Known for a liberal attitude to soft drugs, Christiania has had a few social issues with drugs and biker gang wars. Guided tours are available from the local residents.

Getting Around

Copenhagen has an integrated public transport system covering trains, buses and metro. The S-Tog regional train system is the backbone. Cost is dependent on the number of zones which you travel through.

The bike is another option. The city has a host of free bikes which can be removed from their stand after inserting a coin. You get the coin back when you deposit the bike back in another stand elsewhere in the city.