Guide to the Øresund Region - Copenhagen & Skåne



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Copenhagen is not just a great city to visit in its own right, it's also the perfect starting point for a visit to the entire Øresund region - the new name for the combined area of Danish Zealand and Southern Sweden (Skåne) brought together over the past decade thanks to the creation of Øresundsbroen, or the Øresunds Bridge. Getting to Malmø from Copenhagen now takes less than an hour by car or by train, and a trip to Sweden has the added advantage of increased spending power due to the cheap Swedish Krona. This round-trip tour takes you to the must-see spots of Copenhagen, a day in Malmø and tours to one of Sweden's most visited churches, Lund Cathedral, the amazing astronomy museum on the unspoiled isle of Ven, the open-air museum in Helsingborg and finally by boat over to Helsingør in Denmark - home to Kronborg Castle and a host of other attractions - all in the space of a week.

Image: Søren Madsen/ Øresundsbron.

Author: Jane Graham


Day 1 - København, Copenhagen


Start your tour of the Øresund in Copenhagen with three of the must-see spots in the city: Classically refined museum Glyptoteket, with its fine blend of antiquities and impressionist art, followed by the joyfully raucous Tivoli Gardens, a fairytale-styled funfair in the heart of the city (note that Tivoli is not open all year round; check the gardens' website first for season dates). Finally, chill out in the free-spirited atmosphere of alternative community Christiania, that still manages to impress after almost four decades.


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Glyptoteket

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Dantes Plads 7
1556 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 3341 8141
fax: +45 3391 2058
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Tivoli Gardens

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Vesterbrogade 3
1630 Copenhagen, Denmark

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tel: +45 33 15 10 01
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Christiania

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Christiania
1407 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 7022 2442 (Tourist Information)
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Day 2 - Copenhagen, Copenhagen K, København, Humlebæk


Day two in Copenhagen offers a chance to visit Christiansborg, today shared jointly by the nation's Parliament and its monarchy, but also interesting for its long history - dating right back to the city's beginnings as the castle Absalon. Later, wander over to Nyhavn to enjoy the touristy, canalside atmosphere and to enjoy a relaxed lunch at one of the quayside's many cafes.
In the afternoon, catch a glimpse of the country's crown jewels at Rosenborg Slot: Be sure to stay a little longer, though, as there's plenty more to see at what was once Christian 4's 'summer residence.' Finally, take advantage of out-of-town art museum Louisiana's late-night opening on weekdays by enjoying an evening of culture - and if your wallet allows, dine at the museum's impeccable restaurant.


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Christiansborg

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Prins Jørgens Gård 1
Christiansborg Slotsplads
1218 Copenhagen, Denmark

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tel: +45 3392 6492
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Nyhavn

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Nyhavn
1051 Copenhagen K, Denmark

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tel: +45 3311 0508
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Rosenborg Slot

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Øster Voldgade 4A
1350 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 3315 3286
fax: +45 3315 2046
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Louisiana Museum

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Gammel Strandvej 13
3050 Humlebæk, Denmark

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tel: +45 4919 0719
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Day 3 - Kastrup, Malmø


Today, witness the engineering masterpiece that is the Øresundsbroen as you make the trip over the sound to Malmø - completed in 2000, this is one of the largest suspension bridges in the world. You can drive, but we recommend the train - it takes just 45 minutes from Copenhagen's Hovedbanegården to Malmø's central station.
Once there, get yourself settled at one of the city's hotels - Hotel Master Johan, for example, is centrally located and reasonably priced. Then enjoy the sights of Sweden's third largest city, that includes smart new shopping districts, architectural wonders, canals and parks as well as old squares and cobbled streets.


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Øresundsbroen

Location:

Øresundsmotorvejen
2770 Kastrup, Denmark

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tel: +45 7023 9060
fax: +45 3341 6580
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Hotel Mäster Johan

Location:

Mäster Johansgatan 13
Malmo
211 21 , Denmark

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tel: 040-664 64 00
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Malmö

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Malmø, Sweden

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Day 5 - Landskrona


Spend the day on the island of Ven, which is famous for its astronomical research centre, Uranianborg - now a museum named in honor of its founder, renaissance astronomer Tycho Brahe. The island has other things to offer, but Brahe - who owned the island during his lifetime - is its biggest draw, hence the huge statue of him that greets you as you come off the ferry.
There are regular ferries running daily to Ven from Landskrona, situated along the Øresund coast between Malmo and Helsingborg - there are also less frequent ferries from Helsingborg during the summer months. Check the museum website for details.


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Tycho Brahe Museum, Ven

Location:

Landsvägen
Landskrona, Sweden

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tel: +46 418 725 30
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