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Copenhagen’s Other Statue Landmarks

Copenhagen’s Other Statue Landmarks February 9, 2012 | free, Things to Do | Read More
Disappointed by the lowly proportions of Copenhagen’s most famous landmark, The Little Mermaid? The city has plenty of other statues with a story to tell, either in what they depict or the fuss they caused while being made. Check out these effigies for size. 1.    Lurblæserne (The Hornblowers),...

Day trips from Copenhagen

Day trips from Copenhagen January 31, 2012 | free, Things to Do | Read More
There are many options for day trips from Copenhagen, and the excellent transport infrastructure in the Greater Copenhagen area means spending the day at the beach, in the forest or in a historic market town couldn’t be easier: There’s at least a dozen excellent options all less than 45 minutes away...

Copenhagen on $50 a Day

Copenhagen on $50 a Day July 21, 2011 | free, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Copenhagen is generally known as an expensive city and in most cases, this reputation rings true. With a little help from those in the know, however, it is possible to stretch your bucks that much further in the Danish capital. Here’s how. Eat breakfast at your hotel (even if it costs extra) Over...

The Best Beaches in and Around Copenhagen

The Best Beaches in and Around Copenhagen July 15, 2011 | free, Things to Do | Read More
Copenhagen is more a city break destination than a beach resort, but here, one type of travel does not rule out the other. More than just about any other northern European capital, Copenhagen offers bathing opportunities just minutes from your downtown hotel. Here’s our rundown on Copenhagen’s...

Where to Find Copenhagen’s Everyday Art

Where to Find Copenhagen’s Everyday Art May 20, 2011 | free, Things to Do | Read More
Some art was never really designed to gather dust on a museum wall. Northern Europe’s design city Copenhagen holds a number of works of art in everyday places that range from a beach promenade to a restaurant toilet. Here’s the NileGuide list on where to find four one-of-a-kind art pieces—without...

Copenhagen Turns off the Lights for Earth Hour 2011

Copenhagen Turns off the Lights for Earth Hour 2011 March 23, 2011 | Events, free | Read More
Candles are a familiar sight in Copenhagen—and on Saturday, there will be even more of them as many of the city’s hotels, museums and other attractions turn off the electric lights and invite guests to help the environment and enjoy the warm glow of natural light for Earth Hour 2011. The annual global...

Copenhagen Show Turns Recycling into an Art

Copenhagen Show Turns Recycling into an Art February 11, 2011 | Events, free, What's New | Read More
A new show that opened in Room 101 of Vesterbro exhibition center Øksnehallen today really is a load of rubbish. However you feel about modern art, these pieces are created from what Copenhageners have thrown away. The aim of the show, ‘Sort Slips Hvidt Slips’ (Black Tie White Tie) is to challenge...

Visit Denmark’s Post Museum: Now for Free

Visit Denmark’s Post Museum: Now for Free January 14, 2011 | free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Copenhagen’s Post & Telegraph Museum was closed for several months last summer for an extensive renovation and facelift to the numerous permanent exhibitions housed in this old Post Office found a short walk away from the city’s landmark Round Tower. When it reopened in the middle of October,...

Alternative Road Signs Invade Copenhagen

Alternative Road Signs Invade Copenhagen October 28, 2010 | free, What's New | Read More
Visitors to Copenhagen right now can be forgiven by being a little puzzled by some of the more cryptic road signs scattered around the city, which seem to be suggesting alternative methods of behavior more than laying down the law: one example is this sign representing a ‘Kramme Zone‘ (hugging...

Snatching a Bargain in Copenhagen

Snatching a Bargain in Copenhagen September 8, 2010 | free, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The concept of bargaining is not a cultural norm in Denmark, where prices are generally viewed as rigid and fixed; this standard spans the commercial spectrum, from bar to street market. Even in the multi-ethnic stores of Nørrebrogade and Istegade, Danish cultural standards apply and the Turkish bazaars...