TASTE THE LOCAL CRAFTSMANSHIP
THE NORDIC KING
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(45 minutes train ride
directly to the castle from
the Central Station)
WHERE TO SLEEP
10 min. by car
WHERE TO BROWSE
1––––– City Centre
2––––– Copenhagen Street Food
WHERE TO GO & SEE
1––––– Designmuseum Danmark
2––––– Rosenborg Castle
3––––– Christiansborg Palace
4––––– Amalienborg Palace
5 ––––– The National Museum of Denmark
6––––– The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum
7––––– The Little Mermaid
8––––– Den Blå Planet, National Aquarium Denmark
10–––– Visit Carlsberg
11–––– Kronborg Castle
12–––– Canal Tours Copenhagen
13–––– Copenhagen City Sightseeing & Open Top Tours
14–––– Town Shop
15–––– Copenhagen Panorama Excursions
17–––– Tax Free Shopping
1––––– Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
2––––– Hilton Copenhagen Airport
3––––– Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
4––––– Bella Sky Comwell Hotel Copenhagen
5––––– Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
6––––– Hotel Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers
7––––– Adina Apartment Hotel
8––––– Hotel SP34
9––––– Palace Hotel Copenhagen
10 –––– Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
11–––– Scandic Copenhagen
12–––– Tivoli Hotel
DISTANCES (by car/metro)
Airport > City Centre: 12 minutes
Langelinie Pier > City Centre: 6 minutes
Freeport > City Centre: 8 minutes
Ocean Quay > City Centre: 11 minutes
Ocean Quay > Airport: 20 minutes
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Welcome to Copenhagen, welcome to a
city of exciting adventures, great diversity,
friendly locals, and helpful staff – ready to
tailor every guest’s visit into an experience
of a lifetime.
All major cruise lines visit the Danish capital
Copenhagen and there are plenty
of reasons why...
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There is a large variety of public
transportation – and in Copenhagen, it runs
like clockwork. Less than 20 minutes by
Metro or train from Copenhagen Airport to
the inner City. To top it all off: once in the city
centre, everything is within walking distance. 2. DESIGNATED HOTELS
The designated hotels in Copenhagen have
great experience with receiving cruise
guests and are experts at meeting their
needs. The hotels have diverse ambiances,
but all feature the best facilities to make the
stay pleasant and convenient.
The closeness to the city, excellent facilities,
quality, and seamless service has earned
Copenhagen port awards and accolade
from guests and cruise lines. The port was
awarded Best Port of the Year by Seatrade
Insider Award 2014, and has a brand new
cruise terminal, Ocean Qay, built in 2014,
excelling even further in facilities and
4. WORLD-CLASS SIGHTS
Copenhagen’s beautiful city centre is literally
at your feet as you walk off the ship: Queen
Margrethe II’s home, Amalienborg Palace is
right down the pier, and the world-famous
Little Mermaid is right by the waterfront.
Copenhagen offers grand royal castles
within minutes of each other, picturesque
canals, cobbled streets, and exciting
adventures of great variety.
Guides, staff, and people you meet are
easy-going, helpful and English speaking.
Cruise guests will be welcomed by our
Welcome Crew directly on the piers.
They will help, guide and offer free city
maps tailored for cruise guests.
So come join us in Copenhagen! We’ll help
everyone have a great time in the city,
where old traditions blend with new trends
and sustainability, craftmanship and quality
are of immense significance.
CRUISE COPENHAGEN NETWORK
TEL: + 45 3325 7490
EMAIL: [email protected]
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Copenhagen Airport is proud to be first mover
in Europe on offering cruise passengers a
hassle-free travel with on-board airline check-in
for cruise passengers departing from Copenhagen.
Passengers bypass the check-in counters at
the airport and will reunite with the luggage at
their home destination. This service effectively
increases passenger-and baggage flows and saves
valuable time, so cruise passengers can enjoy
the convenience of mobility and add wonderful
Copenhagen to their travel experience list.
With 157 direct routes, counting 27 intercontinental,
109 European, 15 Scandinavian and 6 domestic in
2015, Copenhagen airport is the perfect gateway.
Only 12 minutes by Metro from the airport to the
heart of Copenhagen: It doesn’t get any easier!
During 2015, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and
partners will offer flights to more than 70 destinations
from Copenhagen Airport. For the past 5 years, SAS
has maintained a record as one of the world’s most
punctual airlines according to flightstats.com.
Offering daily flights from Copenhagen, Dubai based
Emirates Airline flies to more than 146 destinations in
83 countries. On board you can explore up to 1,800
channels of award-winning entertainment including
the widest selection of world movies, music and
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The hotels and staff in Copenhagen know what every traveller needs
after a long day and a delicious dinner: A good night’s sleep! The
hotels have diverse ambiances, but all feature the best facilities,
e.g. first rate restaurants, cosy lounges, and great views. Snuggle
up in crispy clean linen, under a soft duvet, and wake up refreshed
and ready – for a well-served breakfast and more Copenhagen
COPENHAGEN MARRIOTT HOTEL
Claiming the finest waterfront views in the city of Copenhagen, this
spacious, air-conditioned hotel offers rooms and luxury suites right
in the centre of Copenhagen. The hotel is ideally situated close
to Copenhagen Central Station (København H), and the beautiful
Tivoli Gardens, while being just 12 minutes from Copenhagen
Airport. Restaurants include the Midtown Grill Steakhouse, as well
as boasting a waterfront terrace and the cool bar and lounge, Pier 5.
Fitness, recreation, and spa are a quintessential part of the Marriott
copenhagenmarriott.com / [email protected]
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HILTON COPENHAGEN AIRPORT
Named “Best Hotel in Copenhagen 2013” (Danish Travel Award),
the Hilton Copenhagen Airport is a hotel in contemporary
Scandinavian design connected to the airport by a covered walkway.
Only 12 minutes from the city centre and top attractions like Tivoli
Gardens, Nyhavn, and The Little Mermaid. The cruise port is 25
minutes from the hotel. Hilton offers 382 beautifully designed rooms
with a great view. Visit the two restaurants for a culinary experience
and Ni’mat Spa for the ultimate relaxation and pampering.
copenhagen.hilton.com / [email protected]
CRUISE DESIGNATED HOTELS IN COPENHAGEN
RADISSON BLU ROYAL HOTEL
The iconic 5-star Radisson Blu Royal Hotel is the first design hotel
in the world and designed by the Danish famous designer, Arne
Jacobsen. It is located right across the entrance for Tivoli and within
a short walking distance to many popular tourist attractions.
The hotel has 260 luxury rooms and suites that emphasizing refined
unique Scandinavian design and offers breathtaking city views. The
hotel offers Free high-speed Internet access and a 2000 m2 on-site
fitness facilities which is free of charge for all staying guests. The
crown of the hotel do you find on 20th floor, where our gourmet
restaurant Alberto K, ensures an award-wining dining experience.
AC HOTEL BELLA SKY COPENHAGEN
AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen is an award-winning jewel in
Copenhagen’s architectural crown, dominating the skyline at
Ørestad. In 2011, Bella Sky was named ‘Best Commercial Building in
Denmark’, and it followed this beat in 2012 by being honoured with
the prestigious International Hotel Awards for ‘Best Architecture in
Europe’. The hotel’s 23 floors and 812 designer rooms make it the
largest hotel in Scandinavia, and the most striking! AC Hotel Bella Sky
Copenhagen offers dining experiences, fitness, relaxation and leisure
– and it’s all to be found in this flamboyant building. Why not feel ‘on
top of the world’ as you enjoy a drink and tasty tapas on the 23rd
floor Sky Bar and Restaurant.
www.marriott.com/cphac / [email protected]
COPENHAGEN ADMIRAL HOTEL
Experience Danish quality and a staggering 200 years of history
at Copenhagen’s best location. The uniquely designed hotel has just
been selected by the European Cultural Heritage and is housed in a
converted 18th century warehouse building. The location is perfect,
right by the waterfront, near Copenhagen’s best shopping streets and
cultural attractions, as well as neighbouring the Royal Palace and the
Royal Playhouse. The hotel features a Conran-designed restaurant,
SALT bar and restaurant and is awarded with the Europa Nostra
HOTEL CROWNE PLAZA COPENHAGEN TOWERS
Voted Best Hotel in Denmark 2013 by Tripadvisor.com, this hotel
offers an unparalleled experience of international class and service in
one of the world’s greenest hotels. In the spacious rooms in the tallest
building in Ørestad, you’ll wake up surrounded by Danish design
and a splendid view of the city. Brasserie Storm treats you to Nordic
gastronomy with a sustainable touch, and a complimentary shuttle
bus takes you directly to the hotel from the airport only a few minutes
away. The metro and train stations next to the hotel take you to the
heart of Copenhagen, and all of its attractions, within 12 minutes.
copenhagenadmiralhotel.com / [email protected]
cpcopenhagen.dk / [email protected]
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CRUISE DESIGNATED HOTELS IN COPENHAGEN
ADINA APARTMENT HOTEL
The signature of Adina is space, style, and service, and is located
at one of Copenhagen’s newest harbour developments, only a few
minutes walk to the famous statue of The Little Mermaid.
All apartments have been designed to create an atmosphere of
elegance combined with the functionality and comfort of home. The
apartments feature separate lounge and dining areas, fully equipped
kitchens and individual balconies. At the end of your day, return to
the hotel and relax in the hotel sauna, take a dip in the indoor heated
swimming pool or work out in the fully equipped fitness centre.
tfehotels.com / [email protected]
SCANDIC PALACE HOTEL
The Scandic Palace Hotel is a historical landmark – built in 1910
this hotel offers a unique history, where royalty and celebrities from
all over the world signed their acknowledgments into the famous
guest book. In combination with the excellent central location near
the City Hall Square, this hotel is a gem for cruise guests seeking
high-end accommodation – including an Executive Floor, modern
fitness facilities, a cocktail bar, and restaurant. Amenities further
include Les Clefs d’Or Concierge service, free Wi-Fi, room service,
international TV channels, and a variety of in-room complementary
amenities. Many of the spacious bedrooms include private balcony.
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Copenhagen newest boutique hotel opened in 2014, featuring 118
brand new and beautifully designed rooms, all comfortable and deliciously furnished. The top floors feature a string of suites with lovely
balconies, all display a splendid view of Copenhagen’s many spires
and towers. The hotel is situated right between the Latin Quarter and
the Copenhagen City Hall. From the historic Sankt Peders Stræde,
the hotel appears to be three classic Copenhagen houses, but when
you step inside, you will be greeted by open spaces encompassing
both reception, 2 a la carte restaurants, 4 bars, rooftop terrace and a
brochner-hotels.dk / [email protected]
RADISSON BLU SCANDINAVIA HOTEL
This popular four-star downtown property rises high above the city
skyline and is located at trendy Islands Brygge – The best starting
point for your stay in Copenhagen.
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel offers a vibrant international feeling
and first-class facilities including 3 notable restaurants, 2 casual and
cozy bars, Free high-speed Internet, a well-equipped in-house fitness
center and the city’s only casino! This unique hotel is 26 floors high
and is well-known for its 544 large and stylish rooms and suites almost all fitted with bathtubs and breathtaking views of Copenhagen.
CRUISE DESIGNATED HOTELS IN COPENHAGEN
At Scandic Copenhagen you are really in the midst of Copenhagen.
Set in a beautiful location by the city lakes, offering amazing views
from both the lake and city view rooms, the hotel is just a short
walk from the main shopping street, Strøget, Tivoli Gardens and all
major tourist attractions. Unwind with a drink in the lobby bar, relax
in the sauna or have a massage at the relaxation and fitness centre.
Scandic Copenhagen has recently gone through a major renovation
and the 486 rooms are fully catered for by friendly staff and a full
range of services are offered. Be ready for a journey of swings,
mirrors, and trendy design.
Extend your cruise with a stay in the enchanting Tivoli Hotel,
which is conveniently located within easy reach of Tivoli Gardens,
Copenhagen Airport, cruise port, shopping, and all major sights. The
hotel offers 396 air-conditioned rooms and suites, each with a sprinkle
of the Tivoli Gardens’ magic and a sweeping view of the life and buzz
of Denmark’s capital. Tivoli Hotel boasts amazing architecture and
luxurious facilities including two restaurants: Tivoli Brasserie and
Sticks’N’Sushi, complimentary use of the hotel’s fitness centre and
swimming pool with sauna, free Wi-Fi and Les Clef d’Or concierge
scandichotels.com/copenhagen / [email protected]
tivolihotel.com / [email protected]
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THE NORDIC KING OF LIQUORICE
Liquorice is an old classic, but has also become a new Nordic delicacy. Johan Bülow
has created a product that exudes Scandinavian taste and success. But the road
to success has not only been paved with liquorice and laughter.
BLOOD, SWEAT AND LIQUORICE
Johan Bülow is Denmark’s uncrowned king of liquorice, and a man
who is passionate about his craft and his product. In just seven years,
Johan has built a liquorice empire and a product that oozes with
passion and Nordic quality.
“After a number of years in the restaurant business the choice fell on
liquorice, because I started to appreciate it as a delicacy on par with
wine, tobacco and similar things. I have always had a preference for
liquorice as candy, and I couldn’t understand why so many liquorice
manufacturers didn’t put more care into the raw material of their final
product. I saw a gap in the market and spotted an opportunity to
combine quality raw materials and thereby make a better product.
It was also just an idea that was too good to let go of, it had to be
done,” he says.
BORN TO CREATE
How did your liquorice adventure start?
“I always knew that I needed to create something of my own. I wasn’t
going to be a pilot, policeman or firefighter. My mother, who is also
one of the reasons why I am where I am today, has always said that
I needed to create something that would make me feel happy and
proud”, he says and continues:” There are many people who never
take risks and just go for it. It is important to take some risks in life
and not to end up with the annoying feeling of regret as you get old,
while asking ‘why didn’t I just do it?,’” Johan says.
“It’s important for me to accomplish
something. To achieve something
Nevertheless the road towards creating his own liquorice wasn’t
an easy one. It took blood, sweat and tears, and many hours in the
kitchen on the island of Bornholm, where he and his girlfriend were
fighting an uphill battle in extracting the right stuff from the liquorice
root and thereby making a good quality product.
“The first time we had a finished product, and opened the doors
in Svaneke, Bornholm in 2007, we had no idea how it would turn
out. But as the store was filled with customers, and all products
were sold out in 2.5 hours, I knew that we got it right. It was
overwhelming. The fact that I had 50 business cards after three
months of sales, from people who would like to sell my product in
their stores, I knew that we were going to need more capacity,”
One thing led to another and they have now expanded from the
35m2 small kitchen in Svaneke, to a 3500m2 production hall in
Hvidovre close to Copenhagen.
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IT SMELLS OF BLACK SUCCESS
PROGRESS IS THE KEY WORD
What is your definition of good quality?
“The raw material is essential in creating a product of high-quality
and good taste. There’s a difference whether a liquorice root comes
from China or Italy. The same goes for our chili. We use a lot of
chili in our production, and we get our chili’s from a local gardener
as they are simply the best. If we are going to use salt, well then
we look out into the world for the absolute best salt suited for our
product. It’s about experimenting and making the most out of the
raw materials,” he says.
“Touch it, taste it, and I will guarantee that you can taste the
quality of the ingredients and the love that goes into making it”,
Johan points out.
What is important to you in life?
“It’s important for me to accomplish something. To achieve
something in life. I need to see progress, both in terms of the
company and on a personal level. The process of opening more
stores around the world, looking at the results, staff and customers
in my shop. It’s a great feeling and means a lot to me. In addition, I
like to improve my skills and my knowledge. To learn more and to
know more is an important part of my life. To have the energy while
being able help others at the same time, also means a lot to me. I
like solving other people’s problems. It’s really quite simple, if I can
help or advise someone who is in a difficult situation then I will gladly
do so,” he says.
NORDIC CRAFTSMANSHIP IS UNIQUE
What defines Nordic craftsmanship?
“It’s almost too easy to mention the restaurant NOMA when it comes
to taste, but they have just created something really unique in terms
of the Nordic cuisine. There are also some local artisans from
Bryggen, for example Copenhagen Cabinet Making (Københavns
Møbelsnedkeri), which make beautiful and sleek designed furniture.
I have made use of them several times in the decoration and
furnishing of my home. But generally I believe that it is the small
niche companies, which supply special products and experiences,
everything from food, furniture, kitchens and so on. They are
altogether the people who define the Nordic movement, mindset
and style. I deeply respect the cuisine that Claus Meyer and other
chefs have created. That someone has been able to create a Nordic
cuisine, where raw materials and healthy values are paramount,
and created a brand for Denmark and Scandinavia in the process.
It is quite unique and something we should be proud of,” he says
and concludes by stating that when he is exhibiting his products
abroad, he has noticed a growing interest because he comes from
Scandinavia and Denmark.
”The raw material is essential in
creating a product of high-quality.”
There is no doubt that Johan is a man of passion and a unique drive,
which influences people around him. You feel an urge to create, get
started, and show the world that you can accomplish something and
offer it something unique. Finally before we go our separate ways, I
would like to hear Johan’s recommendations if you are going to visit
What would you recommend to people visiting Copenhagen?
“If I had to recommend something, besides Frederiksberg Garden, I
would definitely recommend The Marble Church as a must-see. It
is very special. Really beautiful. I also think that Tivoli is absolutely
fantastic, and there is also the Cafe Royal, which is quite unique
in terms of both dining experience and decor. They have merged
Japanese sushi with traditional Danish open sandwiches. It tastes
fantastic and is simply something you have to experience.”
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A spectacular atmosphere of standing and special exhibitons.
Danish design classics like Poul Henningsen, Kaare Klint, Hans J.
Wegner and Arne Jacobsen, international iconic designs, posters,
prints, drawings, classic and contemporary design, and historical
collections of decorative arts, fashion and textile and ceramics.
Copenhagen is the epitome of the New Nordic, where old traditions
blend with new trends. This is displayed through the unique royal
castles of the world’s oldest monarchy, scrumptious gourmet food,
history from Viking warfare to hippie culture, ancient churches,
award-winning architecture, and groundbreaking design. Sprinkle
with Michelin-starred restaurants, leafy parks, colourful flowerbeds,
picturesque canals, scenic 17th century waterfront Nyhavn, lined
with wooden ships and eateries: Yes, Copenhagen has many
adventures to offer and it is up to you to choose.
This is where presidents and kings dine with the Queen in
the grandiose Great Hall (Riddersalen) - and you can visit too.
The majestic hall is adorned with 11 modern stunning tapestries,
portraying Danish history, in exquisite colours that will make you go
“ooh!” Christiansborg is also the seat of the Danish Parliament.
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The beautiful castle is set in The King’s Garden and features 400
years of splendour including the crown jewels and royal regalia.
Numerous art treasures are displayed, and among the main
attractions is the Great Hall, which features the coronation throne with
three silver lions standing guard. The magnificient crown jewels and
royal regalia sparkle in the three treasuries beneath the castle.
Step inside the palace and experience royal life past and present.
Amalienborg’s scope stretches back 150 years and as a journey in
time the rooms of the most recent kings and queens stand intact. The
large garden room gives an insight into royal life and the monarchy
in the 21st century. On Saturdays there is admittance to the Royal
Reception Rooms, which are still in use by the royal family.
CRUISE DESIGNATED ATTRACTIONS IN COPENHAGEN
THE NATIONAL MUSEUM
Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history, and its main domicile
is a classical 18th century mansion just a stone’s throw from ”Strøget”.
The museum provides free access to the history of the Danes from
the first Ice Age to the hash stall from the ’free state’ of Christiania
as well as an extensive collection of foreign treasures from all over
the world. The permanent exhibition Danish Prehistory is an absolute
‘must-see’. Highlights like the Vikings’ gold and silver hoards, the
3400-year-old unique Sun Chariot and the bog find Egtved Girl are
important keys in understanding the history of Denmark.
THE ROYAL DANISH ARSENAL MUSEUM
The museum is located in King Christian IV’s impressive arsenal
building completed in 1604 and once part of a hidden naval harbour.
Today, the museum provides free access to permanent exhibitions
about the wars of Denmark since the 1500s as well as temporary
exhibitions and highlights from the museum’s extensive collections.
ONE LITTLE MERMAID: TWO WOMEN
Few people know that sculptor Edvard Eriksen asked
prima ballerina Ellen Price to model for the now world- famous Little
Mermaid sculpture, unveiled in 1913. However, the dancer absolutely
refused to pose in the nude! So, the mermaid we know and love today
is actually two women: The head is Ellen Price’s, but the body is
Eriksen’s wife, Eline! The Little Mermaid celebrated her 100th birthday
in 2013 - still looking forever youthful. Hans Christian Andersen’s
fairy tale mermaid has been sitting bashfully by the waterfront at
Langelinje since 1913 - deliciously enticing every visitor’s imagination.
DEN BLÅ PLANET, NATIONAL AQUARIUM DENMARK
Den Blå Planet is Northern Europe’s largest aquarium,
and is located right by the seaside, just 10 minutes from central
Copenhagen. When you enter the aquarium, you will feel as if you
are being pulled into a giant whirlpool and “drawn” under the surface
of the water, into another world. Sound and images introduce the
feeling of being submerged under water: Visit a fascinating world.
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CRUISE DESIGNATED ATTRACTIONS IN COPENHAGEN
The flavours of Tivoli Gardens are neverending! Founded in 1843,
Tivoli’s diversity is forever evolving: Savour the verdant gardens with
lush lawns, amazing history, art, exotic architecture, open air music
venues, crazy theme park rides, restaurants, refined ambiance, and
all in a fun-loving atmosphere. Simply put, Tivoli is a fairy tale, and a
new chapter is written every day.
VISIT CARLSBERG - THE COPENHAGEN EXBEERIENCE
For an unforgettable experience come and relive the history of
Carlsberg and its splendid architecture. Your tour begins in the old
19th century brewhouse and takes in the fleet of vintage delivery vans
and the world’s largest collection of unopened beer bottles sourced
from all over the globe. The beautiful dray horses are still working
and can be found at Visit Carlsberg. See the stables and chat with
one of the coachmen, while these impressive horses are prepared
for their daily delivery round into Copenhagen. Finish your tour in the
inviting surroundings of the Jacobsen Brewhouse & Bar, where you
can enjoy lunch and the huge selection of soft drinks and Jacobsen’s
beer on offer. If you want a souvenir to take home then don’t forget
our exciting Brand Store which stocks everything from special beers
and T-shirts to vintage posters.
A Shakespearean adventure! A short 40-minute trainride takes
you to the home of Hamlet in Elsinore (Helsingør), where you can
recite the words of Shakespeare as you visit the UNESCO World
Heritage Site of Kronborg Castle, poised right by the Oresound sea,
between Denmark and neighbouring Sweden. This majestic castle
also hosts the famous Shakespeare Festival each summer.
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THE DIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
EXPERIENCE THE CITY BY BUS OR BOAT
CANAL TOURS OF COPENHAGEN
A classic guided tour through the harbour and idyllic canals where
our guide will tell you about Copenhagen’s beautiful churches,
castles, old listed houses, new buildings, and main sights. Departure
from Gammel Strand and Nyhavn, sights include: Christiansborg
Palace, the Church of Holmen, Danmarks Nationalbank, the Old Stock
Exchange, the Opera house, Holmen, the Little Mermaid, Amalienborg
palace, Amaliehaven, Christianshavn, Our Saviour’s Church, the Black
Diamond, and the National Museum of Denmark.
OPEN TOP TOURS & COPENHAGEN CITY SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy main sights and match to your heart’s delight on the Hop On
Hop Off sightseeing busses and boats, letting you take your own time
to enjoy the delights of Copenhagen.
Why not combine sightseeing and a delicious dinner on a dinner
cruise! Enjoy the glow of a warm summer evening, relish a glass
of wine, beer or fresh water. Departure the first and last Friday of
each month from May to September. A restful, yet exciting dinner
SHOPPING FOR YOUR HEART’S DESIRE
STRØGET - THE MAIN SHOPPING STREET
Great shopping is everywhere in
Copenhagen, in grand flagship stores,
exquisite boutiques across town, right on
the pier, and at renowned pedestrian street
Strøget. Strøget is in the heart of the city
center and runs from city hall square to
Kongens Nytorv. By the Stork Fountain you’ll
find the restaurants and cafes and close by
is the city malls, Illum and Magasin. If you
walk towards Kgs. Nytorv, you will find the
high-end fashion brands, exquisite jewellery,
sample crafts, ceramics, art, and unique
At Town Shop you’ll find an abundance
of Nordic design, Swarowski crystal, highend brands, and many eclectic and fun
trinkets as well. You can visit Town Shop at
Langelinie Pier, and at four other locations –
fun shopping and quality items!
TAX FREE SHOPPING:
Global Blue’s Tax Free Shopping service
saves you money when you shop in over
270,000 stores across the world, as it allows
you to get the tax refunded when buying
goods on your trip. Claim the VAT on your
purchases, by following the three easy steps
on the website www.globalblue.com. Spend
a minimum of 300 DKK, and save up to 19%
of the purchase price. You have to reside out
of EU to be eligible for a tax refund.
Tel.:+421 232 111 111
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CRUISE DESTINATION MANAGEMENT
The following Destination Management
Companies offer tours, transfers and similar
services for individuals, groups, or both.
+45 3345 4505
KUONI DESTINATION MANAGEMENT DMC.
+45 3520 1000
BOREALIS DESTINATION MANAGEMENT
+45 7022 0286
+45 3312 1200
+45 7020 6213
+45 3693 9374
SMS INTERNATIONAL SHORE OPERATIONS
+ 45 6169 4518
To make it all easier, why not buy a
Copenhagen Card. It includes:
• Free entrance to 73 museums and
• Unlimited transportation with bus, train,
• Discount on car rental
• And much more...
• 24-hour card for DKK 339
(DKK 179 for children beween 10-15)
• 48-hour card for DKK 469
(DKK 239 for children between 10-15)
• 72-hour card for DKK 559
(DKK 289 for children between 10-15)
• 120-hour card for DKK 779
(DKK 379 for chidren between 10-15)
You can find the list of attractions offering
free entry and places with discounts
to cardholders at copenhagencard.dk
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WHERE TO BROWSE
EXPERIENCE THE NORDIC
HISTORY MEETS MODERN: CITY CENTRE
The heart of Copenhagen, the inner city, is a spectacle of ancient
meeting cutting edge. Copenhagen’s oldest neighborhood with
its Dickensian, narrow cobbled streets and crooked houses, are
seamlessly situated next to cutting edge architecture. In this myriad,
you will find some of the city’s most popular attractions, within easy
walking distance. Browse by the political, royal, and historic centre,
dive into a web of great shopping streets, cosy cafes, restaurants,
green oases, charming canals, and a modern waterfront. The main
artery in the heart of the city centre is the pedestrian street Strøget
COPENHAGEN STREET FOOD
that runs from City Hall Square to Kongens Nytorv. Right by Kongens
Nytorv, you find Nyhavn, a unique old quayside. Hans Christian
Andersen lived by this picturesque canal, writing his world-famous
fairy tales. Beautiful wodden boats, cafes, and restaurants line the
waterfront. Enjoy dinner and the atmosphere at this historic hot spot,
or visit Torvehallerne: Tasty, delicious and fresh produce of the very
best quality at Copenhagen’s biggest food market, with more than 60
The new food market on Paper Island with 25 different street food
stands and more than 50 specialties. The island is close to Nyhavn
and Christianshavn, and you have a view to the Opera House, the
Royal Playhouse and the harbour of Copenhagen. The market makes
room for diversity and sustainability and strive to be genuine, honest
and aesthetic. So, cozy up in a chair by the quay at the Island, relish a
glass of biodynamic wine and enjoy some delicious street food!
Christianshavn has a unique maritime atmosphere. It is central,
full of bars and restaurants, and is a much-desired area for
Copenhageners to live – no wonder why! The canals entwine
between idyllic houses, why not enjoy a cold beer by the beautiful
waterfront, dine at the world-famous restaurant Noma, or relish an
extraordinary experience at The Royal Danish Opera. Do not forget
to visit the world’s only freetown Christiania, right in the heart of
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NEW NORDIC TREATS
COPENHAGEN FOOD FAIR
A food fair in Bella Center with a focus on
responsibility. The fair is centered on the 5
basic taste areas and 7 themes areas, as
craft, relations, tech, wine, organic, design
TIVOLI GARDENS’ ANNUAL OPENING
A very festive day, a very Danish tradition.
COPENHAGEN JAZZ FESTIVAL
World class stars gather to jazz
COPENHAGEN HISTORIC GRAND PRIX
ANTIQUE AUTO RACE
Watch the race, and chat with the vintage
BIRTHDAY OF QUEEN MARGRETHE II
Thousands of Danes celebrate their Queen
at Amalienborg Palace Square. See her
wave from the balcony at noon.
THE COPENHAGEN MARATHON
Watch and cheer the athletes along.
A spectacular midsummer feast with
picturesque bonfire parties lining the
Copenhagen is a real Christmas city and
oozes of atmosphere during the Christmas
months. Buildings and shops are lit by
thousands of lights, Christmas markets are
everywhere and cruise guest will experience
a special Christmas welcoming from the city
of Copenhagen! Thousands of twinkling fairy
lights in Tivoli Gardens will take your breath
away! Relish the famed glögg (mulled wine)
or be inspired in the many Christmas booths,
with everything from trinkets, delicious hot
drinks and food, to great gift ideas.
St. Alban’s Church, (the English Church),
is open for visitors during Christmas. So
come and enjoy Copenhagen at its warmest
this Christmas: a season filled with unique
traditions and magical experiences.
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NORDIC MUSIC DAYS
The festival is organized by the Danish
Composers Society and takes place in
the Black Diamond, Copenhagen’s royal
library and architectural gem right at the
Popular festival showcasing the best in
high-culture and history.
August and February
THE COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK
Fashionistas brighten up the city in February
and August. Showcases and glamorous
A feast of ‘New Nordic Gastronomy’,
including ‘Nordic Taste’. Sample this amazing
new culinary world!
NIGHT OF CULTURE
The city’s plethora of cultural venues stay
open for visits after dark. Find the secret
shows, exhibitions, open-only-tonight houses
HALLOWEEN IN TIVOLI
Tivoli Gardens transforms itself into a
spooky Halloween for the kids during
daytime, and a spooky dark side, every
evening at the scary area.
FACTS ABOUT COPENHAGEN
SHORT AND SWEET
Copenhagen Visitor Centre
(Opposite Tivoli Gardens)
1620 København V
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +45 7022 2442
May 1-June 30: Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm, Sun: 9am-2pm
July 1-Aug 31: Mon-Sun: 9am-7pm
Sep 1-Sep 31: Mon-Sat: 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-2pm
Oct 1 - Dec 31: Mon-Fri: 9am-4pm, Sat 9am-2pm, Closed Sundays.
Danish. Almost all Danes speak English as their second language.
Danish Krone: DKK (Oct., 2014).
USD 1 = DKK 5.89 EUR 1= DKK 7.44
GBP 1 = DKK 9.56 AUD 1 = DKK 5.15
Credit cards accepted everywhere. A few exceptions might occur
e.g. at market stalls.
+1 GMT, + 6 EST, + 9 PST
Summer: Daytime temperatures between 17C-34C (63F-93F).
Summer: Sunrise at 3:30am, sunset at 10pm.
TRANSPORTATION / GETTING AROUND
Public transportation in Copenhagen runs like clockwork. The city has
a joint-ticket system: The same ticket is valid on busses, Metro, and
S-trains. A 2-zone city ticket costs DKK 24 and is valid for 60 minutes.
HOW AND WHERE TO BUY TICKETS
Tickets bought on the bus: Cash only, no cards accepted. Tickets can be
bought at DSB ticket machines found at all S-train and Metro stations,
almost any credit card is accepted. Many S-train stations have 7-Eleven
kiosks, where tickets can be purchased using credit cards. Note: PIN
Cruise Copenhagen Network recommends Amager-Øbro Taxi 4x27. The
yellow-black cars offer a high service level, and can be pre-ordered for
a fixed rate, when going to the ship, hotel or airport. Naturally, you can
also simply hail a taxi in the street.
All taxis accept US Dollars and Euros as payment. You can pay with all
major credit cards as well (card fee: 3.25%).
For pre-orders on taxis please ask for guidelines:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +45 2727 2727
ESTIMATED TAXI FARES
Copenhagen Airport > City:
DKK 250, USD 46, GBP 28, AUD 56, EURO 36.
Copenhagen Airport > Ocean Quay:
DKK 400, USD 73, GBP 45, AUD 89, EURO 58.
Copenhagen Airport > Freeport:
DKK 370, USD 68, GBP 42, AUD 83, EURO 53.
Freeport > Copenhagen City:
DKK 230, USD 42, GBP 26, AUD 52, EURO 33.
Mon-Fri 9:30/10am - 5:30/6pm. Sat 10am-5pm.
+ first Sunday of the month 10am-4pm.
Shopping centers: Mostly open until 8pm.
Shops are closed on Western holidays.
Local holidays: Great Prayers Day May 16th.
and Constitution Day June 5th.
Hop On/Hop Off sightseeing with Open Top Tours, Copenhagen City/
Boat Sightseeing with Canal Tours or Panorama Excursions.
More information: stromma.dk.
Average rates: 6 hours DKK 80, 24 hours DKK 110.
Also available at many hotels.
TAX FREE REFUND: Spend a minimum of DKK 300, and save up
to 19% of the purchased price. Present your Global Blue Tax Free
Forms and credit card to the Downtown Cash Office, located inside
Illums Bolighus and get your instant tax refund. Max refund per
traveler is DKK 5,000; this limit only applies to tax refunds done at
It is important to get your Tax Free Forms customs stamped
before leaving EU. Neglecting this means your tax refund will be
invalidated. You have to reside out of EU to be eligible for a tax
refund. More information: www.globalblue.com
EMERGENCIES, MEDICAL CHECK AND SURGERY
2450 København SV
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +45 5780 4619
Aleris Hamlet (private hospital)
Gyngemose Parkvej 66,
Mon-Thurs: 8am-6pm, Fri: 8am-4pm
Phone: +45 3817 0700
Emergency Call: 112
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·–––––– Ingeborg Lund (p.10 - Johan Bülow liquorice)
·–––––– Montygraf.dk (p.11 - Johan Bülow)
.–––––– Rasmus Flindt (p.13 the Little Mermaid)
·–––––– Thomas Rahbek (p. 14 – Kronborg)
·–––––– Christian Alsing (p.17 - Nyhavn & Torvehallerne)