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Internet! It looks as though I will be able to go to Copenhagen in November, thus ticking another off the list of European Countries I Must Visit. I'll be spending three days there, two with bloke and one without (while he attends a workshop). So, what do you recommend I see in Copenhagen? Have you got a favourite museum, restaurant, or place to take photographs? What would you see if you were in Copenhagen?
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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2010-08-19 14:58 (UTC)
My list of Copenhagen recommendations would be about twenty years out of date, so I won't attempt to be helpful or anything, but, eee! Have fun!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-19 18:24 (UTC)
Thank you! I was thinking it might be apropos to go to the Karen Blixen museum, considering that I already went to her house in Nairobi.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-19 18:35 (UTC)
I'm not a big fan of fancy dinnerware - plates are for eating from! - but that stuff is really beautiful. I'll put the museum on the list.

LEGO is indeed Danish, but strangely there is no shop in Copenhagen except at the airport. Apparently it's sold in the toy shops, but the only choices for LEGO-only havens are the airport and LEGOland Denmark, which is 3.5 hours from Copenhagen. Boo!

Christiania looks worth a wander through with a camera - lots of street art.

Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: grrr_arrrgg
2010-08-20 15:36 (UTC)
But it is right across the street from Bilund Airport if you are in Copenhagen you can grab round trip flights out and back.
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2010-08-19 17:09 (UTC)
I've been meaning to revisit the National Museum for years now. Tivoli was amusing if you like old-style amusement parks.

Christiania has changed a lot in recent years I think, due to the authorities trying to close it down, but should still be an interesting wander: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freetown_Christiania

And in case you've not looked already: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copenhagen
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-19 18:45 (UTC)
The National Museum seems to be a must-see. Tivoli looks fantastic - I love all the imitation-pagoda stuff. Christiania looks well worth a wander-with-camera. Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: angelcityblues
2010-08-19 17:43 (UTC)
The National Museum is something to behold, as I recall.

Tivoli was quaint and hilarious and quite fun but I think it's only open in the warm months.

Aarhus.

Oh, and if you're into that sort of thing, do stop in at the Georg Jensen flagship store. I have a lovely frog pendant that I bought there as a souvenir of my trip in 2001, and I wear it a lot. That shop also has a lot of older pieces that are really interesting to see. Danish silversmithing at its absolute finest!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-19 18:55 (UTC)
It looks like Tivoli is open year-round, though the outdoor performance stuff is curtailed during the cold. It might be decked out for Christmas by the time we arrive, which would be fab.

Ohhh, Aarhus Cathedral looks absolutely amazing. Don't know if we'll be able to take the time to get there (3 hours by train) but I'll put it on the list.

I also looked up Georg Jensen. LOOK AT THIS.. It's a Moebius ring! I'm in love! WANT.
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[User Picture]From: angelcityblues
2010-08-19 19:07 (UTC)
I know, right? That sounds like a perfect souvenir. ;)

Aarhus is a bit of a hoof so don't sweat it.
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[User Picture]From: hafnir
2010-08-19 19:36 (UTC)
I went with Eskil of Covenant to Noma. It's currently ranked as the #1 restaurant in the world, but it's not even a 3 star michelin, and deservedly so. I would believe it's the best restaurant in Scandinavia, though, and better than anything in California (although I'd say not by much at all) except The French Laundry (which is much better). But it was a great meal. Eskil found a picture of Chris and Cosey in front of it trying to get in, but they didn't.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2010-08-19 19:52 (UTC)
Tivoli, the Little Mermaid, the Gammel Stand antique market or their flea market, the Hans Christian Anderson statue, the harbor, Amalienborg Castle, Rosenborg Castle, and Oresund Bridge, which connects Denmark to Sweden would be some of my choices...

Oh, and the Carlsberg brewery!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-22 16:17 (UTC)
The Gammel Strand market appears to be a 10-minute walk from our hotel and Amalienborg is the same. Rosenborg is a bit more of a hike, but the grounds/gardens also look well worth the trip. The bridge looks amazing (check out the photo on the Wikipedia entry!) but is definitely a trek.

Thank you!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-08-22 16:20 (UTC)
The museum looks well worth the trip - looks like it takes a minimum of 50 minutes via subway/train/bus. We'll see if it wins out when it comes to prioritizing the list. Thank you!
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