Copenhagen Port of Call
The coast of Denmark © josef.stuefer
Scandinavia's largest city, the historic gateway to the Baltic Sea, is a dense but well organized blend of cobblestone roads, historic buildings, and modern infrastructure encompassing museums, music venues, and cafés. Of the many attractions, the most popular include the grand Royal Museum of Fine Arts and the beautiful and fun Tivoli Gardens amusement park. The Little Mermaid statue, near the pier, is the city's most recognizable landmark.
Almost half a million passengers and 320 cruise ships a year berth at one of two cruise terminals in Copenhagen: Langelinie Pier and Freeport Terminal, both of which are near the city centre. A cruise passenger facility is available at Langelinie pier with a tourist information centre.
Tel: +45 3546 1111
The tourist information centre is near the Langelinie Piere terminal.
Shuttles from the two piers to the city centre are available from the cruise line, and taxis are also readily available. A water taxi from Langelinie pier goes to harbour destinations. Well run buses service both cruise terminals and depart approximately every twenty minutes from Langelinie. For those keen to cycle, bikes can easily be hired from outlets near the piers.
Strolling the historic Nyhavn streets is a popular activity, as is viewing the city's history and art at the National Museum, National Gallery and Royal Museum of Fine Art. Both Rosenburg Castle and Christiansborg Palace are exciting examples of historical architecture and royal history. For a break from traditional sightseeing, tourists find the city centre's Tivoli Gardens both a great theme park and a good place to relax, with a pretty garden setting.
Tivoli Gardens - Beautiful setting for both casual and fine dining.
Noma - Celebrated Scandinavian cuisine.
Café Sorgenfri - Great for a few drinks and smorrebrods.
Strolling the main streets and window shopping is the best means of shopping. The most popular shopping district includes the five pedestrian streets of Stroget although souvenirs can be found throughout the city. For well known retailers and high end fashion the department stores of Magasin and Illum make for luxurious browsing. The waterfront shopping mall also has a variety of shops.
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