Copenhagen Port Guide

The Copenhagen port is a popular base of operation for cruise services and liners to operate in the Baltic countries. The Copenhagen port of call is the preferred port choice due to some excellent support and infrastructural facilities for tourists and cruise lines alike.

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and has a population count in excess of 1 million. Copenhagen is a unique mix of big-city life and a small town, secure feel. It harbors a metropolitan culture complete with great nightlife and is still considered small enough to be convenient. Copenhagen is barely a stone’s throw away from the neighboring country of Sweden and acts as a cultural bridge between Europe and Scandinavia.

All of Copenhagen can be seen in a day and yet enigmatically can take months to unravel itself.

Shopping

Shopping in Copenhagen is like nothing you have previously experienced and offers an entirely different culture with most of the trade taking place in pedestrian malls around the city. All you need to do is blend in and simply follow the crowds. The Stroget is the popular destination of Copenhageners at which to shop. To experience some shopping in familiar surroundings, you can head off to the Magasin du Nord, Illums or the Fields shopping mall.

If you like smaller shops and stores that offer personalized services, then the streets around Stroget (Pisserenden and the the Latin Quarter) are the destinations for you. These areas attract relatively smaller crowds. The Vesterbrogade, Istedgade, Vaernedamsvej and Tullinsgade are more options for small-time shopping.

The antiques at the Norrebro, Ravnsborggade attract a significant number of tourists looking for souvenirs at a bargain price. It is the oldest and the longest flea market (333 m) in Denmark.

Things to See

Copenhagen offers a lot to see in terms of art, science, architecture and history. Some of the primary places to visit during your stay are the Danish National Gallery, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, the Arken Museum of Modern Art and the Storm P museum.

If you are scientifically inclined you can visit Experimentarium, Copenhagen Zoo, Niels Bohr's study room, the Botanical Gardens and the Tycho Brahe Planetarium.

The Rundetarn, Church of Our Saviour, City Hall, Royal Hotel and the Royal Library are interesting sites to visit for a glimpse of the Danish architecture.

Restaurants and Bars

There are tons of eating options at Copenhagen based on your budget. Budget eating at Copenhagen is best served at shawarma, a type of sandwich, and pizza joints. These joints can be easily found on virtually every nook and corner of the streets. The best shawarma and pizza joints are found at Istedgade and Norrebrogade.

The inner city provides great options in Mediterranean style buffets. The Riz Raz is a popular vegetarian buffet. Ankara is a Turkish buffet that includes meat and salads while the Nyhavns Faergekro is an original herring buffet.

To try out Danish cuisine, you must visit a nearby polsevogn to sample some great hot dogs and a cocoa drink.

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