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Northern Europe Explorer: 24 Days

May 22-June 15 2011

Copenhagen DK I

Google Interactive Map: The Big Picture

Google Interactive Map: Copenhagen

See Also:
Copenhagen II
Copenhagen II: Canal Views and Deerhavre

This page: Copenhagen I
Tivoli Gardens; the Copenhagen residents using bikes to get around all over the city.

Activities:

On our own; using the Hop-on-Hop-Off bus we toured major areas of the city, leaving the bus to visit points of interest.

Copenhagen 1

Vendors:

Hop-on-Hop Off (Ho-Ho)

Why Selected?

It seemed the best way to explore the city highlights on our own and pick up ideas for what we wanted to do when we return to Copenhagen in 12 days.

Photo Slide Show: 9 photos; click anywhere in the photo to advance.

Tips/Tricks:

We were told by our Holland America Travel Consultant that a similar bus service called "Jump On, Jump Off" has very few busses so the wait to catch another bus is usually much longer. The Hop On line has 3 routes; each is accessed from a different corner in the Town Square; ask the driver. There's a map that shows where each bus goes; maps are on the bus. The driver will give each passenger earphones to use for the commentary; 5 languages are available. Tickets are simple paper receipts but hang onto them as they are needed to reboard the busses.

Cruise passengers docked at Freeport need to consult the driver about returning there; the A bus picks up at Freeport but every A bus does not return. Our bus transferred us at Langalinie Terminal to another bus going to Freeport. I did notice that Langalinie Terminal has a good selection of well-known clothing stores, all grouped together.

Serendipity:

My day in Copenhagen was the day in which I believe I was mistaken for a beggar. Entering the washroom at the train station I saw that coins were being collected in a small tray as women left the room. I had no idea how much was expected and I tried to ask a passing lady who was trying to figure out what I needed but apparently decided that my problem was that I had no money for the washroom. She opened her purse, took out a coin and put it on the tray, pointing to me with a smile. I tried to protest, but she just smiled and hurried from the room.

Comments:

The Ho-Ho was, we thought, a great way to survey the city at minimal cost. If we had more time in Copenhagen on another visit we'd definitely explore more of the resources listed in "Copenhagen's Hidden Secrets" where there are many ideas for more off-the-beaten-track activities to enjoy. Our second day in Copenhagen was spent trying out the canal boat rides that we saw as we rode the Ho-Ho and following the advice of the Tourist Information Center at the train station; that page is HERE.

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