Copenhagen - things to do, places to visit and general chat

Discussion in 'travel and world' started by Epicurus, Jan 25, 2005.

  1. Boris Sprinkler

    Boris Sprinkler Jah bless

    :D Also, Denmark is a country not a state...
     
  2. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    I was in Copenhagen last year and we had a wander round Christiania during the day. It was nice for a wander,a drink and a mosey, seeing as we were in Copenhagen anyway. It is apparently best at night.
     
  3. D

    D Well-Known Member

    The words are synonymous when you're talking about governments, national borders, etc. It might have been clearer if I'd said "country", but I wasn't incorrect. At least not in the way you think I was. :D
     
  4. D

    D Well-Known Member

    To be more specific - a state is a sovereign territory

    "the state" usually refers to the governing body of said territory
     
  5. Boris Sprinkler

    Boris Sprinkler Jah bless

    I'd disagree with that. Definitely better during the day. Nice and sunny, few beers and smokes and some friends.
    Also, don't miss nyhavn for some beers (buy your own and sit on the harbour side, avoid the cafe's in that area, expensive) and a laugh.
     
  6. Boris Sprinkler

    Boris Sprinkler Jah bless

    so your assertion that the state of Denmark is only slightly bigger than the 2 miles of Copenhagen, is based on the assumption you are including Greenland and the Faroe Islands? Since by your definition on state they would also be included. :p :D
     
  7. D

    D Well-Known Member

    Greenland and the Faroe Islands are autonomous provinces with home rule.

    So I'm not sure.

    :p
     
  8. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Went there about 4 years ago, nice for a wander and found a good place to eat.
    The weed was good, bars were full 'cos it was so cold though the atmosphere was a bit mixed - half hippy types and half smacked out nutters.

    I thought the army had finally overrun the place a couple of years ago, surprised to read it's still there. Remember seeing great photos in the bars of the barricades when the army tried to reclaim the place many years ago.
     
  9. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    I only went during the day, so only have that, and what someone said to go on. :p


    copenhagen is nice. it has lots of ver de gris covered statues, which is a good thing. some of them look like they've had their eyes gouged out. :)

    the little mermaid is shit though. we walked for ages to get to it (possibly all the way to Germany) and it was rubbish. they should make it look like the little mermaid from Disney or the models in the souvenir shops, and cover it in glitter. that would make it a bit better. :)
     
  10. Boris Sprinkler

    Boris Sprinkler Jah bless


    it's in the direction of Sweden as Copenhagen lies. Germany is the other way :p

    It is shit though. Got covered in pink paint for a bit in the summer due to the Ungdomshuset protests. You would have preferred that I guess.
     
  11. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    Yes! :D

    The Danes aren't so keen either, it's been vandalised a few times. Had it's head knocked off for starters.

    We may have walked all the way round and back to Germany. Felt like it. Had it been pink it might not have seemed such a long walk.
     
  12. HackneyE9

    HackneyE9 Active Member

    Great bike shop, Christiania bikes, great gig venue and restaurant (loppen), great veggie cafe (can't remember name, but looks like hansel and grentel cottage), but last time I went (2004) definite downward vibe with all the attempts by the right-wing Danish govt to sell it off for property speculation - regulars police sweeps far more of a downer than any amount of 'tension' from the old pusher street.

    Saw Mazzy Star perform there once, stoned out of my tree, after eating an amazing five -star dinner of reindeer! True.
     
  13. Boris Sprinkler

    Boris Sprinkler Jah bless

    Here's a couple of photo's of Christiania I took yesterday.

    Lake.
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    Woodpile outside of the sauna.
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    New mural.
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  14. Boris Sprinkler

    Boris Sprinkler Jah bless

    The cheese patrol
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    You know the police are doing a raid when you hear cries of "Ost!" (cheese) coming in the distance. This is a good time to stash your gear.

    Main entrance
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    Just up from pusher street.


    And the other side of the sign.
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  15. Boris Sprinkler

    Boris Sprinkler Jah bless

    Some hippie shit.
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    Loppen and Spiseloppen. Loppen means the flea. It's a pretty good venue for gigs. Recently I saw the twilight sad there. Above that is one of my favourite restaurants in town, Spiseloppen.
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    Another of the lake. In the background you can see the spire of Vor Frue Kirke. On the shoreline is the Christiania kindergarten/ school.
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  16. upsidedownwalrus

    upsidedownwalrus RIP R.I.P.

    cheers boris, good pics :cool:
     
  17. winterinmoscow

    winterinmoscow Returning Poster

    Hi folks

    My best friend and I are going to Copenhagen for a long weekend soon. Wondered if anyone could give me some tips. Firstly, is it worth buying one of these Copenhagen card things or not? Anything good we should see? Eat/avoid???

    Also hoping to go into southern Sweden for a day trip.

    I'm quite excited about this holiday!!
     
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  18. quimcunx

    quimcunx protestant traybake

    That little mermaid is miles out. I'm not convinced it's in the same country. Don't bother with it.

    It's got a Ripley's Believe it or not museum. And there's that Christiania or whatever it's called. I wasn't really there for the sightseeing as such.

    oh, it hads loads and loads of verdigris statues which look like they've had their eyes poked out. I liked them a lot.

    HTH HAND.
     
  19. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Suburban robots that monitor reality

  20. Boris Sprinkler

    Boris Sprinkler Jah bless

    From the bottom up.
    Do the trip to sweden. I recommend going to Helsingør on the train (Kystbanen) and then seeing Kronbørg Slot (Hamlet's castle), then take the ferry over to Helsingbørg. have a mooch around there and then come on the same ferry.
    If you have time you can stop off at Humlebæk and visit the Louisiana art gallery - http://www.louisiana.dk/dk

    Don't bother with the little mermaid it is shit.
    Christiania is interesting to visit.
    For Danish food I recommend Puk. http://www.restaurantpuk.dk/
    or Spiseloppen as Llama said
    The weekend ticket Copenhagen Card is probably a good idea. Although obviously I have never bought one myself.

    Where are you staying?
     
  21. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    what Boris said - and what he said on the thread when I asked this quetion six months ago.

    Deffo another vote for Spiseloppen, wonderful food. We really enjoyed the danish resitance museum and just generally cycling about. The launderette/bookshop/bar was nice. And the sculpture park thing between Copenhagen & Helsingor is nice, if you're driving.
     
  22. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Old thread bump, I'm thinking about going for three nights in february half term, Ill get there in the evening of the first night, have 2 full days there and fly back on sunday evening ready for work monday.

    Found a hostel called Generator which looks quite cool too.

    Will I be able to see much of it in 2.5 days?
     
  23. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    yes. It aint that big. you'll even have time to go over The Bridge
     
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  24. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    £172.... may as well innit
     
  25. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    I hear it is wonderful.

    I think I got a train to Denmark from Copenhagan, some place near legoland way. It was very very nice indeed. I got an amazing apartment hotel type thing in a park by a lake for a very reasonable price.

    Lovely.
     
  26. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Its expensive when you're there is it?
     
  27. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    beers expensive (tho not as much as you might think), but otherwise it seemed pretty much uk prices
     
  28. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I've been to iceland. I know all about expensive beer :(
     
  29. Belushi

    Belushi 01 811 8055 R.I.P.

    Eating out is also very expensive. It's a lovely city though; do go to Christiania and if you have the time Malmo is beautiful and only twenty minutes by train over the Oresund bridge.
     
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  30. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    So it looks like a group of 5 of us are heading to Copenhagen in mid May for three days. Flights (from Bristol! :) ) and a hotel booked :)

    I have been in the dim and distant, to both Copenhagen AND Christiana as it goes, but the visit was very short and I was only 15 at the time (with my brother and Danish cousins, cousins who've moved away from Copenhagen and who I've now more or less lost contact with).

    Is beer and food expensive?

    Can any visitors (hopefully recent) or people who've stayed/lived in either place give me ideas, recommendations, etc about what to expect?

    I've been reading up on Christiana online. Looks like the place is quite a visitor attraction :eek: these days, and that the threat of eviction that I was hearing of a few years back has been lifted for the time being.

    All thoughts welcome.
     

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