Copenhagen, Denmark, has a reputation for being a very expensive city to visit. It is also a beautiful city with much to offer any tourist. One of the best ways to minimize the expense is to purchase a Copenhagen card.
Once purchased, a Copenhagen card will give you free access to many of the city and the surrounding area’s top attractions. You will also have access to city and local public transportation for the duration of the card.
Attractions on the card include:
Castles and palaces, including Amalienborg, where you can see the changing of the guard and Christiansborg, where Queen Margaret still receives heads of state, including President Obama. You can also travel to Hillerød to visit Frederiksborg Castle with its lake and surrounding gardens.
Numerous museums, including the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, built by the founder of the Carlsberg brewery and home to an impressive sculpture collection, and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, with its world class exhibits and beautiful gardens that include a view of Sweden.
Tivoli, the world’s second oldest amusement park, founded in 1843, and said to have inspired Walt Disney during his visit there. Fun during the day, it becomes enchanting at night when lit by thousands of colorful lights. The park also features free shows at the outdoor Pantomime Theatre. Entrance with the Copenhagen Card is free, but you must pay to go on the rides.
An attraction not included on the card is Elsinore, i.e., Hamlet’s castle, known by the Danes as Helsingør. You will have to pay full admission to enter the castle. However, you can use the card to take the train to Helsingør and there is no cost to stroll the castle grounds.
There are two different Copenhagen cards. The 24 hour cards costs DK229 or approximately $40. The 72 hour card cost DK459 or approximately $80, making it the greater value. Cards can be purchased at the airport, major train stations and tourists offices throughout the country. Cards can also be purchased online.
For more information, go to the Copenhagen card webpage.
For information on visiting Copenhagen, go to the Visit Copenhagen website.
There are no direct flights from Denver International Airport to Copenhagen. However, British Airways, Lufthansa and United each offer flights with one layover before flying to Copenhagen.
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