Subject: Re: Copenhagen information
Hi Ziners.

Julie's advice is excellent - I haven't tried the restaurant Copenhagen Corner though. I have passed it many times when in Copenhagen, but I personally prefer more intimate and less expensive places and they are easy to find.

At you can find lots of information that will help you plan the trip in detail.

Don't miss a stroll on the long pedestrian street (Stroget) from Raadhuspladsen to Kongens Nytorv. Raadhuspladsen is the square in front of City Hall a few minutes walk from your hotel, and this is also where you find the restaurant Copenhagen Corner. Keep your credit card on a leash though, because you'll pass many tempting shops :-)

At Kongens Nytorv (also a square) you'll find the National Theater, and straight ahead, when you leave Stroget, cross the square is Nyhavn (New Harbour) with boats and restaurants galore. In the summer time it is very popular to sit outdoors and enjoy a drink here. On the corner just before you enter Nyhavn is a shop that sells amber jewelry. On the first floor they have an amber museum or exhibition, which is quite interesting, and you don't have to buy anything to see it.

If you fancy castles the royal residence, Amalienborg, is within walking distance from your hotel. Rosenborg is another royal castle, but a bit further from your hotel - close to the Bothanical Gardens. Here the crown jewels are on display (heavily guarded!). Very close to your home base is the castle Christiansborg, home of the parliament, folketinget. In the cellars they have excavated foundations of older castles at the same site. You can also take the train to Helsinore (takes about an hour) and visit Kronborg, the scene of Shakespeare's Hamlet.

If you want to see and do a lot I recommend you buy a Copenhagen Card (1 day, 2 days...etc.) at the tourist office close to the main railway station. A Copenhagen Card is a free ticket for all local buses and trains (including a trip to Helsinore), and you get free access or a discount to many museums and sights.

When in doubt just stop and ask anybody. Most Danes speak a passable English and will enjoy to help.

Finally: bring warm clothing - the temperatures will probably be between 0 and 10C.

Regards Eric Bentzen, Denmark