Pronounced Co-pen-HAY-gen, the capital of Denmark and home of Hans Christian Anderson is the embarkation point for many Baltic cruises.
Where You're Docked
Most ships dock at Langelinie Pier (c190-c199) or Freeport Terminal. Freeport has multiple piers - Orientkaj (c252, c254), Levantkaj (c266), and Oceankaj (c330-c334). Oceankaj pier has been added for cruise ship use and is quite a bit further from the other piers so you may want to take a taxi if berthed here. Langeline and Orientkaj piers are both 10-15 minute walks from S-Tog commuter train stations and also accessible by public bus. Check the google map below for the walking route from Nordhavn station to Freeport. As of May 13 2013, the main vehicle gate for Freeport has moved further north. The pedestrian/cyclist gate across from the railway underpass should remain open as a shortcut between the port and Nordhavn S-Tog station.
Money & Tipping
Copenhagen's transit system consists of both a S-Tog (commuter rail) and a metro network. Single trip transit tickets are 24 DKK (Jan 2014), good for 1 hour, two zones and valid for transfers between bus, S-Tog or metro. If staying for a couple days, get a ten-trip klippekort for 150 DKK or a Copenhagen card. Tickets have to be validated at machines in the stations. If going more than a couple of stops, you will need to pay more since pricing is based on zones. You can punch the klippekort for multi zones or multiple people.
Use Nordhavn S-Tog station for Freeport Terminal and Osterport for Langelinie Pier. Bus 26 from Central Railway Station goes to both Langeline and Freeport. The route has a stop at Oceankaj and has hourly service on weekdays but has no service on weekends.
City Sightseeing and Open Top Tours both run hop on, hop off (HOHO) buses for 185 DKK and 195 DKK. http://www.city-sightseeing.com/tours/denmark/copenhagen.htm or http://www.stromma.dk/en/SIGHTSEEING-TOURS/Hop-on-Hop-off-Bus/
Getting to/from the Airport
Copenhagen Airport (CPH) is accessible from Central Station on the regular rail network or the metro from Kongens Nytorv. You will need a three zone ticket for either service (36 DKK, Jan 2014). A taxi should cost approx 220 DKK to Town Hall. See the Copenhagen airport link here http://www.cph.dk/en/parking-transport/Bus-train-and-metro/
Any hotel in the city center is a good choice location-wise. Being close to Central or other S-Tog stations will be convenient if taking the train to Freeport Terminal. Search hotels in Copenhagen here
Must See Sights
If you are planning to visit a lot of sights, consider buying a Copenhagen card which includes admission to many attractions and a public transport pass. The card can be purcased from the post office in Central Station or from the tourist office opposite the main entrance to Tivoli Garden. http://www.copenhagencard.com/
Shopping & Restaurants
Stroget is a long pedestrian street winding its way from City Hall (check out the Hans Christian Anderson Statue beside it) to Nyhavn. It also branches north to Norreport. Torvehallernekbh, an upscale covered market, opened in 2011 by Norreport Metro.
Visit the Carlsberg Brewery Museum for a tour and a beer (Enghave Station - walk through the large brewery complex).
Try a delicious pastry from LagKagehuset (various locations, including Stroget, west of the Tivoli entrance, and across from Christianhavn metro).
There is an Aldi discount supermarket beside Nordhavn station if you are on your way to Freeport Terminal. There is an Irma supermarket by Norreport station and another one beside the main entrance to Tivoli Garden. A block north of Central Station is Rema 1000 at Hammerichsgade 1.
Fisketorvet mall is south of the city center. Take the S-Tog to Dybbolsbro station.
There is a post office inside Central Station.
Been Here Before
Take at train across the bridge to Malmo, Sweden.
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