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Pocket Rough Guide Copenhagen

Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides.
Entertaining, informative and stylish pocket guide.

Part of our UEFA Euro 2020 guidebook series. If you're planning to visit Parken Stadium in Copenhagen to watch Euro 2020 matches, then this pocket guidebook provides all the information you need to make the most of your trip, from ready-made itineraries to help you explore the city when you're not at the game, to essential advice about getting around.

Discover the best of Copenhagen with this compact and entertaining pocket travel guide. This slim, trim treasure trove of trustworthy travel information is ideal for short-trip travellers and covers all the key sights (The  Little Mermaid statue, Nationalmuseet, Nyhavn harbour, Torvehallerne food hall, Tivoli), restaurants, shops, cafés and bars, plus inspired ideas for day-trips, with honest and independent recommendations from our experts.

Features of this travel guide to Copenhagen:
Compact format: packed with practical information, this is the perfect travel companion when you're out and about exploring Copenhagen
Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most of your trip
Incisive area-by-area overviews: covering Tivoli, Rådhuspladsen, Strøget, Slotsholmen, Nyhavn and more, the practical 'Places' section provides all you need to know about must-see sights and the best places to eat, drink and shop
Handy pull-out map: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the pull-out map makes on-the-ground navigation easy
Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences
Day-trips: venture further afield to forested Dyrehaven (Deer Park) or Malmö, just across the water in Sweden. This tells you why to go, how to get there, and what to see when you arrive
Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, health, tourist information, festivals and events, plus an A-Z directory and handy language section and glossary
Attractive user-friendly design: features fresh magazine-style layout, inspirational colour photography and colour-coded maps throughout
Covers: Tivoli; Rådhuspladsen; Strøget; The Inner City; Slotsholmen; Nyhavn; Frederiksstaden; Parkmuseerne; Christianshavn; Holmen; Vesterbro; Frederiksberg; Nørrebro; Østerbro

Travelling on to Sweden? Try The Rough Guide to Sweden for an informative and entertaining look at all the country has to offer.

About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.


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Date de parution 01 juillet 2020
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EAN13 9781789196672
Langue English
Poids de l'ouvrage 12 Mo

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CONTENTS Introduction to COPENHAGEN Best places to explore on two wheels When to visit Where to Copenhagen at a glance Things not to miss Itineraries Places Tivoli and Rådhuspladsen Strøget and the Inner City Slotsholmen Nyhavn and Frederiksstaden Rosenborg and around Christianshavn and Holmen Vesterbro and Frederiksberg Nørrebro and Østerbro Day-trips Malmö Accommodation Essentials Arrival Getting around Directory A–Z Festivals and events Danish Chronology Small print
COPENHAGEN
Once a low-key underrated city, for the past decade, the Danish capital has been showered with superlatives, with polls claiming it to have the best quality of life and rating its citizens the happiest people on the planet. If that wasn’t enough, accolades for its cuisine, metro, cycling and design have followed, and Danish TV dramas continue to bring its Nordic style, gritty architecture and photogenic inhabitants into millions of living rooms. Despite its new-found glory, Copenhagen remains a relaxed, homely place where visitors quickly feel at ease; and while all this cool contentment doesn’t come cheap (for tourists and locals alike) the “great Dane” has quite definitely arrived as one of Europe’s outstanding destinations.

Exhibition Hall in Louisiana Museum
Finn Broendum/Copenhagen Media Center

Cycling in Copenhagen
Kasper Thye/Visit Copenhagen
Part of Copenhagen’s appeal is its hybrid nature, a unique blend of mainland Europe and Scandinavia. The city looks as much to London, Berlin and Amsterdam as it does to Stockholm or Oslo, perhaps a legacy of its swashbuckling seafaring and trading history. Its gregarious English-speaking inhabitants can also seem positively welcoming compared with the icy reserve of their northerly neighbours.
If the city lacks anything you could say it’s a true “blockbuster” attraction. Aside from the Little Mermaid and arguably the Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen doesn’t do the “queue round the block” tourism, while its most illustrious former inhabitants (Hans Christian Andersen aside) don’t quite make the global pilgrimage hit list. Instead you’ll discover a marvellously eclectic range of museums, galleries, designer shops and royal heritage buildings, all easily digestible and perfect for short-break perusing. For an idea of where to begin, turn to our itineraries and “where to” sections.
Whether you’re on foot, cycling or jumping on the user-friendly transport system you’ll also find Copenhagen eminently navigable. You can quickly flit between neighbourhoods, from the cobbled avenues of Frederiksstaden and grand Slotsholmen island to the winding medieval streets of the Latin Quarter and the gritty boho chic of Nørrebro. Green space and charming canals are never far away, whether in the landscaped Kongens Have, or postcard-cute Nyhavn. For those schooled in Dansk design and architecture a visit to Christianshavn will reveal the city’s more adventurous side: big open skies and sleek glass and chrome modernism. Come nightfall and another Copenhagen emerges – Michelin-star chefs shout out orders, cocktails are shaken and craft beers cracked open.
Given Denmark itself is small, the capital is nearby some other cracking destinations. Half an hour west is medieval Roskilde, home to a superb museum of Viking ships, one of Europe’s biggest music festivals, and a museum of rock music, dubbed “the coolest museum in Demark”. North of the capital, meanwhile, stands the outstanding modern art museum of Louisiana, the picture-perfect Renaissance castle of Kronborg and – across the iconic Øresund Bridge – the cool, diminutive Swedish city of Malmö, once part of Denmark’s regal orbit.

Best places to explore on two wheels

Cycling is a way of life in Copenhagen – nearly everyone gets to school and work on two wheels. Pick up a snazzy bike for rent at Københavns Cyklebørs in Indre By, then pedal around Christianshavn’s quiet canals, up to Kastellet to see the Little Mermaid or out to Frederiksberg’s lush parks. Alternatively, hop on a train (bike in tow) up the coast, then pedal out to see the world-class art of the Louisiana Museum or around Kronborg Castle, one of the most handsome fortresses in the land.
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Nyhavn
Helena Smith/Rough Guides

When to visit

Easily Copenhagen’s best season is summer, when both locals and visitors stay out nursing their drinks until the wee hours and cultural events such as the ten-day-long Copenhagen Jazz Festival bring live music, dance and art to the streets. Autumn and spring are similarly alluring – especially for cycling – since the afternoons remain warm but the majority of tourists have departed. Still, don’t write off winter, a perfectly charming time for drinking gløgg (Scandinavian mulled wine) in cosy bars and enjoying the beloved Danish tradition of hygge (cosiness). The festive markets of Tivoli and Nyhavn and the Christmas lights make the city an excellent destination for a festive break.
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Where to…
Eating
At the time of writing the Danish capital boasted a record twenty-two Michelin stars – more than anywhere else in Scandinavia . While advance booking at the better-known restaurants is recommended, Copenhagen isn’t all haute cuisine: you can also find great local and international spots such as Christianshavn’s Bådudlejning , Ølhalle and Pintxos, which will suit slimmer purses. Furthermore, restaurants all over the city often offer affordable lunchtime options, and you can always visit Nørrebro’s Torvehallerne market for everything from organic wines to baked goods – especially on Sundays, when many restaurants close their doors anyway.
OUR FAVOURITES: Aamanns . Amass . Relae .
Drinking
Danes, apparently, drink more coffee than anywhere else in the world, and downtown Copenhagen is paradise for caffeine addicts – Norden caf é is one of Indre By’s most popular. Many daytime cafés often morph into cosy and candlelit bars come evening time, and nearly anywhere in Copenhagen you can find music lilting from inside a chilled bar until late – perfect for enjoying a relaxing pint of Carlsberg or one of Denmark’s many excellent microbrews (don’t miss Ølfabrikken’s traditional stouts). Most recently, the city has acquired some great wine bars, most notably in Vesterbro and Nørrebro.
OUR FAVOURITES: Coffee Collective . Mikkeller .
Nightlife
If you’re in the market for late nights out, the trendy meatpacking district of Kødbyen should be your first – or, rather, last – stop. This recently gentrified neighbourhood of lofts and warehouses has become one of Europe’s hottest places to party with DJs, live bands and plenty of dancing. For something more mellow, try Sankt Hans Torv and the surrounding streets in Nørrebro, probably the best place in the city for a romantic late-night drink. Don’t miss a shot of ice-cold caraway schnapps – a Danish speciality.
OUR FAVOURITES: Curfew . Ruby . Bo-Bi Bar
Shopping
To get your retail kicks, the central cobbled pedestrian Strøget offers large department stores, including Illums Bolighus, a favourite with the Danish queen, plus iconic local brands Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen. The nearby streets of Købmagergade and Kompagnistræde have small, independent holes-in-the-wall selling modern design objets and housewares, while the student-filled Latin Quarter is the place to head for secondhand fashion. South, Værnedamsvej in Vesterbro is great for local designers, while northerly Nørrebro (especially Elmegade and Blågårdsgade) offers chic shops with designers on hand to tailor the clothing on the racks.
OUR FAVOURITES: Royal Copenhagen . Designer Zoo . Paustian
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15 Things not to miss

It’s not possible to see everything that Copenhagen has to offer in one trip – and we don’t suggest you try. What follows is a selective taste of the city’s highlights, from royal palaces to cutting-edge design.
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Diana Jarvis/Rough Guides
Nationalmuseet World-class collection of historical artefacts, from bog people and fifteenth-century BC sculptures to Viking weapons.
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Jens Wulff/Den Blå Planet
Den Blå Planet The Blue Planet is a jaw-dropping modern aquarium containing some 20,000 animals across 450 species.
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Dreamstime
Nyhavn This quaint, much-photographed, harbour is located just alongside a strip of popular bars and restaurants.
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Design Museum Denmark
Designmuseum Danmark Trace the evolution of Danish design, from Renaissance textiles to Arne Jacobsen chairs – Ikea it ain’t.
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Alamy
Torvehallerne Beer from Mikkeller, Copenhagen’s finest chocolate, and porridge reimagined as dinner are just some of the edible surprises at Denmark’s largest food hall.
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Ty Stange/Copenhagen Media Center
Tivoli At this magical amusement park, one of the oldest in the world, you’ll find hair-raising rides, enchanting gardens, and unforgettable live shows.
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Frank Ronsholt/Zoo Copenhagen
Zoologisk Have Founded in 1859, Copenhagen’s zoo is home to 3,000 animals from 264 species. The st

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