NewsLetter Copenhagen & Tourism Information - March 2018

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Rosenborg's - Crocus Carpet
The beautiful and colourful Crocus Carpet in March at Rosenborg Castle is the first sign of spring in Copenhagen.
The Traditional Easter Lunch
The traditional Easter Lunch - primarily with many variations of marinated herring plus other Danish delicacies - and drunk with "Snaps" and strong Easter beers. The Easter Buffet is from Rold Storkro - Mid Jutland.
The Traditional Easter Brew
The traditional and stout Easter Brew will be floating all over Copenhagen - and here's a very strong Easter Brew from Skagen Bryghus - The “Skawpåske” - Påskebryg 6,0% - which is worth a taste for beer lovers.
Visit the amazing old fishing village "Dragør" beyond Copenhagen and experience the fishing boats selling their daily catch from the ship side.
Danish Birthdays - March
Most Birthdays in Denmark are celebrated in the month of March - and the typical and traditional birthday cake in Denmark must be decorated with Danish flags - and placed on a well festooned and creamy layer cake.
Bakken - March 2018
Bakken - and the world's oldest Amusement park will open for a new summer season 2018,
Summer Time - 2018
At the end of March - Denmark will change clocks to summer time - as all clocks will be adjusted forward by one hour until the last weekend of October.

March is blooming Crocuses & Springtime...
spring is in the air - everywhere I look around!

Dear Reader...
March is brightness - lukewarm temperatures & springtime
March is the month - where Copenhageners have returned from there well deserved winter holidays - and can enjoy the smell and glimpse of spring after 4 months of winter darkness - and the Danes are looking forward to celebrate the signs of springtime - which is all over Copenhagen. The sign of spring is all over Copenhagen. And the Copenhageners can look forward to the seasonal opening of the old amusement park “Bakken” in the northern outskirts of the city - increasing brighter daylight hours and warmer temperatures. March is also the smell fresh blooming buds in parks and recreational areas - outdoor café life - more cyclists - and last but not least - the strong and specially brewed Easter Beers that will be introduced and available in March for all genuine beer lovers to celebrate the upcoming Easter Holidays in March and April - 2018. And the Danes just adore tasting their sturdy Easter Brew and "Snaps" during Easter time every year.

Rosenborg Castle - with the blue and purple crocus carpet
The town will be filled with new blooming crocuses - winter aconites and later the dazzling yellow daffodils that will appear in the parks and other public areas - and especially like every year will be the frame of the huge white - blue and purple crocus carpet in front of Rosenborg Castle - which is a yearly Copenhagen event. The crocus lawn was established in the beginning of 1960s - as a parterre up to the Rosenborg Castle - with respect for the existing park landscape and garden architecture that was created in 1649. If you are visiting Copenhagen at the middle of March - then experience this colourful scene at “Kongens Have” - The Kings Garden surrounding the Rosenborg Garden Complex.
Summer Time in Denmark
At the end of March - Denmark will change clocks to Summer Time - as all clocks will be adjusted forward by one hour. The first time "Daylight Saving Time" (DST) was introduced in Denmark was in 1916 - during World War I (1914-1919). The second time was during World War II in 1939 (Denmark 1940-1945) - and in the years that immediately followed up to 1948. The third and last time was in the summer of 1980 - when "Daylight Saving Time" (DST) was introduced - as we know it today. Summer Time in Denmark stretched from last weekend in March - to the last weekend of October. Summertime in Denmark did celebrate its 100 year jubilee in 2016.

Christian Holy Days - Public Holidays and Flag Days in March - 2018

Denmark - one of the least corrupt countries in the world!
Denmark is once again ranked at the entire top of the podium - as one of the least corrupt countries in the world...
Enquiries of certain Topics and Issues
The editorial Newsletter team receive many questions about certain topic and issues described and illustrated on especially concerning: The Danish Cultural Heritage - The Royal Danish Family - Cruise matters - Museums - Denmark - Transportation - Danish Food Culture - Events - Historical Venues - Danish Currency & money etc. - which the editorial team will focus on and explain in a more detailed - and select as a main topic in a up-to-date version in every monthly Newsletter edition - beside of other news related subjects about Copenhagen and Denmark.
Danish Birthday Celebration & the month of March
The majority of Danes are born in the month of March - and this springtime month of the year - is the season for celebrating most Birthdays in Denmark. Good planning and suitable wellness activities - has always been the Danes prime mission and vision.
Bakken - will open for a new summer season 2018
Bakken - which means "The Hill" - was founded in 1583 - and is the world's oldest Amusement park. Bakken will open for the new summer season March 2018. There is free entry with more than 150 attractions - amusements - and 40 cosy restaurants to choose just 14 km north of Copenhagen.
Weather in March
March is a quite cold and freezing month of the year - with plenty of frost at night - as well as snowfall sometimes - and with an average temperature as + 0-2° C. But spring is not far away - as it's actually just around the corner. You will need extra warm clothing - as the frosty breeze seems much colder than the present temperatures. Last year in March - it was a long bitter cold winter with snow into middle of March - and daylight will advance with almost 10-13 hours.

Last winter day
February 28
- 2018 - is considered to be the last winter day in Denmark - and March 1st - 2018 - to be the first spring day of the new year.

Warmest and Coldest March day in Denmark
The warmest March day in Denmark was measured on March 18 - 1990- in “Karup” Jutland - with a temperature as high as +22,2°C.

The coldest March day in Denmark was measured on March 6 - 1888 - in the Municipality of “Holbæk” - near Søndersted - Mid Sealand - with a temperature as low as -27,0°C.

Highest & Lowest temperatures in Denmark - March 2017
The highest temperature in Denmark last year in March 2017 - was 21,5°C - near Karup Mid Jutland - March 31 - 2017. And the lowest temperature in March 2017 - was -7,4°C at Tirstrup - Djursland on March 8 - East Jutland. See:

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Denmark... of the least corrupt countries in the world!
Denmark - on top of the podium
Denmark is ranked once again - as one of the least corrupt countries in the world - and can proudly step on top of the podium.
Denmark - one of the least corrupt countries in the world!
Denmark is once again ranked at the entire top of the podium - as one of the least corrupt countries in the world on Transparency Internationals Corruption Perceptions Index - which designates perceived corruption in all sectors - and the Danes are very proud of living in a country that is “still going strong” by being declared one of least corrupt nations in the whole wide world.

And all of the Scandinavian Countries are also among the least corrupt countries in the world!

See: Denmark

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Easter in Denmark
The Danes just love their Easter Holidays and Easter Traditions!
(Påske)  - Easter 2018 in Denmark... your Easter bonnet - with all the frills upon it - you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade

Easter holidays and traditions
Celebrating Easter in Denmark is one of the most important Christian holidays after the Christmas celebrations. Easter festival commemorates the Resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ - three days after the agonizing Crucifixion. Easter is called (Påske) in Denmark - which also brings in the vibrancy of spring together with a lot of colourful traditions - as special Easter services in churches all over Denmark has been a custom for centuries and generations and is a popular and holy event for the Danes. The Easter holidays are permanent and last for 5 days every year in Denmark - from Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday.

Easter decorations and Easter eggs
Shops and malls are decorated in green and yellow colours - some with spring branches and daffodils with colourful Easter eggs spread around. Easter eggs plus small yellow chicks - happy bunnies and soft fluffy baby lambs are the symbol of Easter - and the chocolate Easter egg in numerous variations and sizes is given as a gift for any Easter occasion to each other - and especially to the children that meet Easter with great anticipation.

Teaser letters - Unique Danish Easter tradition (Gækkebreve)
Teaser letters (Gækkebreve) is a unique Easter tradition in Denmark and a part of the Danish cultural heritage - as the Danes are the only people in the world that send each other “Gækkebreve” at Easter. “Gækkebreve” was a way of proposing to your love ones or fiancé in the 1700s among aristocrats and noble families - where one did send letters as paper cuts decorated with small drawings - and the teaser letters were usually anonymous with a short poems or rhymes - and signed with a number of dots corresponding to the number of letters in the sender's name - so that the recipient could make a calculated guess of the sender. If the receiver could not guess the sender’s identity up to Easter - the receiver had to give an Easter egg to the sender. The oldest known “Gækkebrev” was sent to Marie Christiane Hansdatter in Odense at Easter 1770. Since then - the tradition with “Gækkebreve” became more and more popular up to our time - and can now be purchased in the shops and kiosk - if one has not got the time to create a personal “Gækkebrev".

Traditional Easter lunch - Snaps and strong Easter beers

The traditional Danish Easter lunch is spent with family and friends. It is a must that the first course is marinated herrings in different variations - then other kinds of fish and seafood - some small hot dishes with cold cuts of meet - liver paste - “frikadeller” etc. The traditional Easter feast will be accompanied with the Danish “Snaps” called aquavit together with the strong Easter beer called “Påskebryg”. The dining table is decorated with daffodils - small Easter eggs and yellow napkins. All restaurants and Danish Eating places in and arround Copenhagen serve the traditional Easter lunch with a lot af snaps (Akvavit) - and strong Easter Beers.

Easter Beers - “Påskebryg”
The Easter beer is brewed with a higher alcohol percent 7-8% than ordinary lager beer 3-4% - and is a stronger and darker beer type. The first Easter beer brewed in Denmark was introduced by the Thor Breweries in 1890 - located in Randers - Jutland - and the first Easter beer from Carlsberg was presented in 1905 - while Tuborg followed after with a “Påskebryg” in 1906. The Danes just love their “Påskebryg” - and look forward to every Easter - when the new Easter Brew is in the Danish stores - shops - restaurants and pubs.

Restricted Swedish Alcohol Policy
As the Swedes have a very restricted alcohol policy - tourist in town and at Elsinore (Helsingør) will experience happy Swedish commuters hoarding various types of Danish beers - especially the strong Danish Easter Brew - in wheelbarrows and carts - and transporting it back to Sweden - so our kind and friendly Swedish and Scandinavian neighbours also can celebrate their Easter holidays joyfully - and in a human manner.

Easter Holidays in Denmark

During the Easter holidays in Denmark all shops - museums - public buildings - cinema’s - restaurants - entertainment venues etc. are closed on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday - except for all the churches that have Easter Services for their congregations - and also for visitors who are very welcome to participate in the church service and take part of the Holy Communion. Shops are open until 17:00 on Holy Saturday. Museums and historical sites are open Holy Saturday - Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Enjoy your Easter holidays in Copenhagen and Denmark.

Traditional Easter Eggs
The customs and traditions of using eggs have been associated with Easter for centuries. Colourful chocolate Easter eggs are given as a gift to celebrate Easter - and a symbol of springtime and the start of new life.
Teaser letters (Gækkebreve) is an Easter tradition in Denmark. The receiver has to guess the senders name or give an Easter egg to the sender if not identified.
Marinated Herrings
Marinated herring in different variations is a must at the Easter lunch table in Denmark - together with "snaps" and the newly brewed and strong Easter beer "Påskebryg.
Easter Beer
It's a great tradition every year - when the strong Easter Brew is introduced - and bid welcome by all of the many beer lovers in Denmark.
First Easter Beer in Denmark
The first Easter Beer "Påskebryg" brewed in Denmark was in 1890 by the Thor Breweries form Randers in Jutland. The label shown is from 1890 - and was placed on the first bottles of the strong Easter Brew.
Birthday Celebration and March
The majority of Danes are born in the month of March
Danish Birthdays
The typical and traditional birthday cake in Denmark must be decorated with Danish flags - and placed on a well festooned and creamy layer cake.
Danish Birthday Celebration & the month of March
One of the most important days of the year for any Dane is celebrating birthdays - which has been a long life tradition for generations of Danes to celebrate. The Danish flag is the vital part of a birthday party especially for youngsters together with hot chocolate - buns “boller” - special decorated "Kagemand" (cake man) - “kringle” Danish pastry or classic red sausages with various refreshments. For adults celebrating birthdays cause for a selection of the birthday person’s favourite dishes - which can be everything originated from hundreds of traditional Danish food recipes together with foamy beers and alcoholic drinks - but the birthday cake and Danish flag is a must at every Danish birthday party.

March - Birthdays & Good Planning
The majority of Danes are born in the month of March - and this springtime month of the year - is the season for celebrating most birthdays in Denmark. Good planning and suitable wellness activities - especially in the warm summer season months - has always been the Danes prime mission and vision in an excessively ambitious manner - living the Danish way of a cheerful life.

See: Red Sausages

Population and Danish Names
Jensen is the most common Sir Name in Denmark.
Population and most popular & common Danish names
The population of Denmark is just over 5,6 million and more than 75 % are living in urban areas with surnames like Jensen - Nielsen - Hansen - Pedersen and Andersen - as the most common. The five most used Christened first given names for girls are Anne - Kirsten - Hanne - Mette and Anna - and for men baptized the five most used first given names are Jens - Peter - Lars - Michael and Henrik.

See: Denmark
Dragør - Amager
The amazing little fishing village called “Dragør”
The old Fishing Village beyond Copenhagen...

...i'll be seeing you - in all the old familiar places!

Tour to "Dragør"

Tourists and visitors in Copenhagen should use some time and take a tour to the amazing little fishing village called “Dragør” - on the south spit of the isle of Amager - and situated on the scenic seashores of the Oresound.

Important Fishing Port
"Dragør’s" history dates back to the 12 century - where the town is founded - and later became an important fishing port that grew naturally in size due to its location by the Sound and Baltic Sea. The fishing port was established in the 17 century and most of the charming yellow houses were built side by side in the 18th century - with a maze of streets and alleys.

Tourist attraction and rustic atmosphere
"Dragør" draws crowds of tourists and visitors due to its many preserved historic yellow buildings and the special rustic atmosphere - that is a part of the former shipping and fishing town and harbour area. Furthermore - the old part of the town invites tourists to experience a picturesque maze of cobblestoned alleys - streets and squares surrounded by yellow painted houses with red roofs - that are built in the traditional Danish and Dutch style.

Harbour area and screaming seagulls
"Dragør" is a seafaring town - and still a thriving fishing port with bustling activity on the harbour area - which is surrounded by a hotel and some restaurants - shops - a small ship wharf and a smokehouse that sells fresh smoked fish from the daily catch. Here visitors can also experience the fishing boats selling their daily catch from the ship side and screaming seagulls plus the smell of fresh fish is a distinctive characteristic of Dragør harbour.

"Dragør" Museum - and fishing boat “Elisabeth K571”
The "Dragør" museum is worth a visit - with plentiful of old artifacts from the past. During the Nazi occupation of Denmark from 1940-1945 - the fishing boat “Elisabeth K571” - rescued more than 70 Danish Jews by sailing them in small groups to Sweden. “Elisabeth K571” is owned by the museum - and can be experienced at the harbour - as an authentic piece of history.

"Dragør" is located on the south cost of the isle of Amager - just 15-20 km from the city centre of Copenhagen.

Read more Dragør - Map Greater Copenhagen
Old "Dragør" village
The old part of amazing “Dragør” town with a picturesque maze of alleys - streets and squares surrounded by yellow painted houses from the 18th century.
"Dragør" Fishing Port
"Dragør" is a seafaring town - and still a thriving fishing port with bustling activity around the harbour area. Here visitors can also experience the fishing boats selling their daily catch from the ship side.
“Elisabeth K571”

The fishing boat “Elisabeth K571” - rescued more than 70 Danish Jews - from "Dragør" to Sweden - during the Nazi occupation of Denmark from 1940-1945 - and can be experienced at "Dragør" harbour.

Visit The Little Mermaid - 2018
One of the most famous "Cult" Icons in the World
Branding Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid has celebrated her 100 years jubilee - in 2013.
The City Brand of Copenhagen
The little Mermaid is Copenhagen’s grand old lady - and a world famous "Cult" Icon - that has been the pride of the city for generations.
Branding Copenhagen for over 100 Years...
...The Little Mermaid - The City Brand of Copenhagen!

Loyal to all of her tourist’s fans
She just sits on her stone - and welcomes all of her fans from all over the world - and has been a loyal Girl and the "First Lady" for over 100 years branding Copenhagen and Denmark in all sorts of weather. In 2013 - The Little Mermaid commemorated her 100-year grand jubilee - and she will be happy if everyone from countries outside Denmark will come and visit her in 2018 - and send her a lot of loving and well-deserved flying kisses from the seashores of Langelinie.

The City Brand of Copenhagen
She is Copenhagen’s "Grand Old Lady" - and the pride of the city - as well as being one of the most likable and adorable "Cult" figures in the world - but is still in a young shape - and she is also the famous City Brand of Copenhagen - and will always be the prime national symbol and landmark of Denmark's capital. No one else can brand Copenhagen like the Little Mermaid!

First Lady and Prime landmark of the city
Millions of tourist's visit The Little Mermaid every year - and she sure knows how to promote Copenhagen - as she has done brilliantly for over the last 100 years - as the Prime landmark of the city.

Read more: The Little Mermaid

Cruise Ships in Copenhagen - March 2018
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II - will enter the Cruise Ports of Copenhagen in 2018. The cruise vessel is the largest transatlantic ocean liner in the world - and operated by Cunard Line.
Emerald Princess
Emerald princess is one of the cruise ships embarking the ports of Copenhagen in 2018.
Popular Port of Call
Over 1.2 million passengers and crew members from all over the world are expected to visit Copenhagen by ship in 2018 - as Copenhagen is the largest port of call in Northern Europe.

2 Cruise Ships in Copenhagen - March - 2018...
…Copenhagen's harbour - Scandinavia's cruise centre!

The Cruise Season - 2018

The first cruise vessel will visit Copenhagen end of March 2018. The number of international cruise ships embarking at the cruise ports of Copenhagen in 2017 - was 325. Over 1.2 million passengers and crew member from all over the world have visited Copenhagen by ship in 2017 - and more than 320 cruise vessels are calculated to embark the cruise ports of Copenhagen in 2018 - with nearly 1.3 million passengers and crew members on their way to the Baltic countries - Germany - Poland - Russia and Scandinavia - as Copenhagen is the largest port of call in Northern Europe for cruise companies and their cruise liners. 

The National breakdown of Cruise Vessels and Passengers in 2017

The busiest months for Cruise Ships Calls in the ports of Copenhagen and Denmark for Cruise Liners in 2017 was June - July and August - and the roughly nationality breakdown of passengers visiting Copenhagen in 2017 - was as follows: USA/Canada (25%) Germany (23%) - Scandinavia (21%) - UK (14%) - Italy (7%) - Spain (4%) - Australia (3%) - and worldwide (3%) - and almost equal to 2016 figures.

Cruise Ships - and New Terminal Facilities
Cruise ships entering the port of Copenhagen will either embark at the Langelinie Pier - or the harbour area of the Freeport Piers at Nordhavn. Cruise ships from Norway - Sweden and Poland will dock at the new cruise terminal at "Amerika Plads". The expected visit of "Turn Around Cruise Ships" - will mainly tie up at the North Harbour Piers or Langelinie Quay for embarkation. The North Harbour Cruise Terminal with new piers has been taken into use to service some of the millions of incoming international cruise travellers - and crew members more conveniently in the future - with a pier to dock three cruise ships at a time. The Langelinie Quay offers their passengers historic terminal facilities - and situated in the Langelinie park area. The old Langelinie quay was established in 1910 - for embarkation of international cruise liners - and is still functioning as a cruise terminal.

Sightseeing Tours & Trips
Take an online round trip on our Copenhagen city portal - - and we are sure that cruise passengers will be overloaded with information and guided online trough the city of Copenhagen - when visiting this tourist site and cultural guide. Beside of escaping on one of our many historical excursions or cultural field trips - there are plentiful of ways to see Copenhagen as a tourist and cruise passengers.

Inbound Travel Service

Cruise Copenhagen

Interactive Map - Onsite
- Sightseeing

Cruise Lines operating from Copenhagen Ports of Call
Cruise Destinations & Ports of Call in Denmark
Cruise Destinations - Denmark
Ports of Call in Denmark
The West Coast of Jutland
Visit the vast and rustic West Coast areas of Jutland - with the ever moving sand dunes - and the lighthouse at “Råbjerg Mile” - that is predicted to fall into the sea within 6-7 years.
Cruise Destinations & Ports of Call in Denmark
Beside Copenhagen being the major cruise destination in Scandinavia - then several other beautiful and exhilarating cities in Denmark - all filled with a rich history - interesting attractions and an explosion of cultural venues - are visited by intercontinental cruise passengers - as these selected cruise destinations and Danish waterfront townscapes are widely used as the Port of Call for international Cruise Liners cruising the clean and steady waters of Denmark.
Ports of Call in Denmark:

Jutland: Aalborg - Aarhus - Fredericia - Skagen
Funen: Faaborg
Sealand: Copenhagen - Elsinore - Hundested - Kalundborg
Bornholm: Rønne
Shore Excursion and Field Trips
Our Inbound Travel Service Team offers comprehensive shore excursion and field trips from all Danish cruise destinations - as well as exploring the countryside around the local historical areas with many exciting sites and top attractions.
And no plastic cards required!

The Royal Guards
Changing of the Royal Guards at noon at Amalienborg Palace is a popular and tourist site and free attraction.
Heavy artillery and armoury
All the heavy artillery are displayed in a vaulted arsenal hall that is more than 150 metres long at The Royal Danish Arsenal museum.
Old military uniforms
There is quite a selection of old military uniforms and battle clothing exhibited at The Royal Danish Arsenal museum - and all outfits are very well preserved - which could have special interest for tourist that admire old military attire in colourful fashions and patterns.
...and no plastic cards required!

Explore Copenhagen Free. Free Activities - Attractions - Events and Historical Venues. Copenhagen offers many free experiences to explore that don't cost one Kroner (DKK) and the Copenhageners wishes to share all of the free offers together with tourists and visitors.
See: Copenhagen Culture

Here are some of the free stuff and activities tourists and visitors can explore and experience - while staying in Copenhagen. Museums - Art Galleries - Libraries - Parks - Gardens and Leisure Areas - Changing of the Guards - Historical Churches and Cemeteries - "Strøget" (the worlds longest Shopping Street) - Harbour Bath and Beaches - Skating Rinks - The Danish Parliament - The Old Citadel (from 1626) - Nyhavn - (the longest bar in Scandinavia) - Botanical Garden - The Glyptotek - Skateboarding - Top Attractions and Historical Places - plus many free Seasonal Venues and Events in Copenhagen.

See: Free Cultural Venues & Events in Copenhagen
The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum
Take a Field Trip to The Arsenal Museum
The Royal Danish Arsenal museum is located in the old arsenal building in Copenhagen - and constructed by King Christian IV around 1604 - with a vaulted arsenal hall that is more than 150 metres long - and exhibits all the heavy artillery. On the upper level is the selection of different armoury - and antique guns - which is of particular interest for tourist that admire old and modern military weaponry. The Royal Danish Arsenal museum also houses a quite extraordinary collection of weapons and armour that are extraordinarily well-preserved. There are more than 5000 pieces in the collection - which is meticulously organised and displayed. The museum also displays old military uniforms and other forms of battle clothing - as well as accessories for canons - seating gear for horses and various types of ammunition from 1500s up to our time of Danish Military history.

The Royal Danish Arsenal museum was inaugurated in 1928 - in its present building - which is situated near Christiansborg Palace that houses the Danish Parliament. (Folketing)

Free admission for juveniles under the age of 18.

See Holmens Church - Onsite - Event Calendar - Interactive Map - Museums - Around Copenhagen - Old Citadel - Inbound Travel Service

Events & Entertainment in Copenhagen
Events and other City Hot Spots in March 2018... Scandinavia's largest and most lively capital!

Exhibitions - Fairs & Events in March 2018


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There are major Exhibition Halls and large Exhibition Venues in and around Copenhagen - surrounded by excellent nearby hotels offering superior accommodation.


March is a could month in Copenhagen for outdoor activities - but a perfect choice to visit all the museums in Copenhagen with "Free Entrance" on selected days - and all year round. The National Gallery - The National Museum - The Danish Music Museum - The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum - The Royal Danish Naval Museum - The Danish Music Museum - The Victorian Home - Little Mill Museum - Brede Works Museum - The Open Air Museum

Some museums has free entrance on selected days like Thorvaldsens Museum - Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek - The Hirschsprung Collection - Copenhagen City Museum - plus many other Museums in Copenhagen.

See: Copenhagen Museums

The Royal Danish Naval Museum
Visit The Royal Danish Naval Museum - and experience hundred years of Danish naval history. Free admission all year round.


Free Open Air Ice Skating

The traditional skating rink at Kongens Nytorv is closed until 2019 - due to the Metro expansion. The new free skating rinks in and around Copenhagen are located at:

- Frederiksberg Runddel - Frederiksberg
- Lindevangsparken - Frederiksberg
- Toftegårds Plads - Valby
- Genforeningspladsens Idrætsanlæg - Bellahøj
(Northern Europe’s biggest skating rink)

Open from 10:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. - every day
One can hire skates in various sizes at all skating rinks - also for the entire family.

Copenhagen Skating Rinks
Copenhagen offers many open air skating rinks around the city.
BAKKEN - “Dyrehavsbakken”
Bakken - which means "The Hill" - was founded in 1583 - and is the world's oldest amusement park. Bakken will open for the new summer season March 2018. There is free entry with more than 150 attractions - amusements - and 40 cosy restaurants to choose just 14 km north of Copenhagen.


There is free entertainment every day at Bakken. For the youngest guests - Pjerrot the white clown - performs three shows a day in front of his little house,


The Royal Danish Theatre - is a treasured cultural institution
Visit the Royal Danish Theatre and experience the performance of the Royal Danish Ballet - Philharmonic Concerts with the Royal Danish Orchestra - Opera by The Royal Danish Opera - Drama with The Royal Theatre at the National Stage or at the new Opera House. The Royal Danish Theatre is Denmark's most highly profiled cultural institution - and presents Danish theatre culture - at its very best.

Royal Danish Ballet Corps
Experience the Royal Danish Ballet at the Royal Theatre - which is second to none for ballet lovers.
COPENHAGEN - A vibrant city - full of life - joy and entertainment!

The biggest city in Scandinavia
Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan city full of life and joy - and also the largest city in Scandinavia - which attracts a large groups of Scandinavian visitors - who enjoy Danish hospitality and the free way of practicing unrestricted drinking - related to the Danes hundreds of years of responsible alcohol culture - which goes way back to the Viking era. The Danish capital also offers - exciting events - festivals and shows that are performed in and around the city together with many cultural arrangements and sports activities.
Copenhagen offers a vibrant nightlife all over the city with cocktail bars - jazz clubs - dancing hot spots - night clubs - casino - discotheques etc. - and any other kind of entertainment that can satisfy nightlife goers.

More Events: Event Calendar
Entertainment - Melody of the Month
Melody & Song of the Month - March - 2018
Oldies - but Goodies!
Swing with us - and the Ed Palermo Big Band - "(You've Got) Personality"
Oldies but Goodies!
Every month we will select a real appealing song or melody from the past - that once hit the top charts - and turned into a genuine evergreen - and is still worth listening to. The purpose is to take you down memory lane - either with the original version or in a new musical arrangement and orchestration.
This Month's Artists & Song - March - 2018
This month’s artists are Ed Palermo and his 17 piece big band that have been active for over 35 years - playing the compositions and arrangements of their leader and namesake Ed Palermo. They are best known for Ed Palermo arrangements of the music of Frank Zappa - The Beatles and Mothers of Invention. To date they have released two LP records of original content - and four CDs of arrangements of their big band music. The big band from New York also rearrange old evergreen classics into modern musical arrangements - which is presented here in this video version of “Personality” - released and sang by Lloyd Price in 1959 - and in this new version performed by special guest singer Napoleon Murphy Brock. The Ed Palermo big band is a very popular show orchestra that performs at various venues in New York.

Ed Palermo Big Band - "(You've Got) Personality"
Cause you've got - Luck - Personality - Walk - Talk - Smile - Charm - Love - And of Cause you've got - A great big heart - So over and over - Oh-I'll be a fool to you - Now over and over - What more can I do”. These romantic lyrics was performed for the first time by Lloyd Price in 1959 - and became one of Lloyd Price's most popular crossover hits and future signature song. “Personality” was also a #1 R&B hit on the American billboard. This new swinging video version of "Personality" is presented by Ed Palermo and his 17 piece big band together with special guest singer - saxophonist and flute player Napoleon Murphy Brock from San Francisco. A similar song called “Personality” was written for the film Road to Utopia in 1946 - and Dorothy Lamour performed it in the movie. “Personality” in this other version became a hit for Johnny Mercer in 1946 - and the song was recorded and published by Dinah Shore also around that time. “Over and over - I tried to prove my love to you - Over and over - What more can I do - Over and over - My friends say I'm a fool - But over and over - I'll be a fool for you” - "Cause you've got Personality.." was also sung by Caterina Valente - Mitch Ryder - Jerry Lee Lewis - Annie Ross and the Renzettes - plus many more. Enjoy this R&B-version in a slow jitterbug and jazzy tempo - together with a happy audience - all bursting with "Personality".

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Marking days of March - 2018
Christian Holy Days - Public Holidays and Flag Days in March - 2018
Christian Holy Days - Public Holidays and Flag Days in March - 2018

Easter - Christian Holy Days - Public Holidays
March 29 - (Maundy Thursday) - March 30 - (Good Friday) - April 1 - (Easter Sunday) - and April 2 (Easter Munday) - are Holy Days and Public Holidays in March and April - 2018.

Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar. It celebrates the resurrection from the dead of Jesus - three days after he was crucified. The Easter story is at the heart of Christianity. The week leading up to Easter is called Holy Week.

- Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter Day.
- Maundy Thursday is the day - when Jesus ate the last supper with his disciples
- Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates the execution of Jesus by crucifixion.
- Easter Sunday marks Jesus' resurrection.

National Flag days in March and April - 2018

- March 30 - Easter (Good Friday) - (Flags on half mast)

- April 1 - Easter (Easter Sunday)

Summer Time
Summer Time in Denmark will been introduced from March 25 - 2018. All clocks to be set one hour forward.

Summer time in Denmark is from
March 25 - 2018 - to Sunday October 28 - 2018.

Summetime - 100 year jublee
Summertime in Denmark did celebrate its 100 year jubilee in 2016.

Flags on busses & public buildings
All public busses will drive with the Danish flag - as well as all public buildings will be flagging on national flag days - plus flags all over town - when any royal or prominent person is visiting Denmark.

Public Holidays and Flag Days

"The Lords Supper"
“The Lords Supper” - or “The Last Supper” - Jesus shared with his 12 Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. “The Last Supper” is commemorated by Christians especially on “Maundy Thursday” at Easter.
National Flag Days
On national flags days - flags will appear on public busses and buildings - or when any royal or prominent person is visiting Denmark.
Monthly Information
The Danes drink the cleanest tap and drinking water in the world!
The Cleanest tap water in the World
Remember - there is always clean fresh running tap water in every Danish household - institution - hotel etc. - and the Danes drink almost 2,5 litres of water each day. And the Danes are privileged to drink the cleanest tap and drinking water in the world.
Monthly Information...
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Miscellaneous & Monthly News Résumé…
The S-Trains and Transport in 2018...
…take the S-Train - and listen to those rails a-humming

The S-Train
Take the S-Train and experience Copenhagen and beyond - on one of the best local train networks in the world. The tour with the S-train is a great opportunity for tourists to see the city and also discover the outskirts of Copenhagen - as well as exploring North Sealand and the southern coastline too - with its many attractions - historical venues and enchanting forest areas. The train ride - from the Central Station or other local stations will take visitors every 20 minutes to Klampenborg - Hillerød and Frederikssund north of Copenhagen - and to Køge alongside the southern coastline of Sealand.

DSB is the main train operator in Denmark - and is owned by the Danish State.

The S-Train Net and Lines of Copenhagen - S-Trains
Free bicycles with the S-Train
The S-Train has a wide network of lines in and beyond Copenhagen - and it's free to transport a bicycle with the S-Train.
24 Hour Ticket
The 24 hour ticket provides unlimited transport by train - bus and metro in and around Copenhagen.
The FlexCard
The FlexCard offers unlimited transport by train - bus and metro in and around Copenhagen for
7 or 30 days.
Free transport of Bicycles
It is also free to take your bicycle with the S-Train every day all year round in 2018 - to your end station and destination.

Copenhagen Culture and Transport
Route Map
Route map for busses - trains and Metro.
Parking Guide
Car parking guide in and around Copenhagen.

Updated route map for Busses - Trains and Metro + Parking in central Copenhagen...

Maps and other traffic info are frequently updated
To give our readers better updated info about Busses - Trains - Metro and Harbour Busses as well as parking possibilities in central Copenhagen - we have moved this section from our transport site to the Monthly Newsletter page - as maps and other info are frequently updated by the provider of these services.

Updated bus route map
You're in the Greater Copenhagen area for a family visit or other reasons. Whatever - you'll need to get around by Bus - Train - Metro and Harbour Bus as easily as possible. Here we provide you with a quick overview of an updated route map that is relevant for you - which all valid for both buses - trains and Metro - some with specific periods and zones.

Harbour Busses
Take the harbour busses and experience Copenhagen from the seaside and waterfront - where one can hop on and of at popular spots around the harbour area.

The Bus Route Map is under revision!

Parking within the Pay and Display zone

You have to pay for parking at all times from 08.00 A.M. on Mondays until 17.00 P.M. on Saturdays. Your "Pay and Display" ticket is valid for the zone in which it was bought and also in any cheaper zones. Note that your "Pay and Display" ticket is valid for all zones from 18.00 in the evening until 08.00 the next morning because charges are the same everywhere for that time period. All parking around the city of Copenhagen is free on Sundays.

Se more on - and then select the english version!

Danish Banknotes
The Danish Banknotes...
…money - money - money - must be funny - in a rich man’s world!

When visiting Denmark - tourists will be presented with these banknotes called the 2009-2011 series. But one will still meet the 1997 and 1972 series of banknotes in circulation.

The Theme of the banknotes

The theme of the new banknotes is Danish bridges and the surrounding landscapes - or details from these landscapes. The artist Karin Birgitte Lund has chosen to interpret this theme in two ways - bridges as links between various parts of Denmark and as links between the past and the present. The present is represented by the bridges - the past by five distinctive prehistoric objects found near the bridges.

Read more:
Danish Currency - Banknotes & Coins

First Danish banknote - 1728
The first Danish banknote was issued in 1713 - and the banknote was to have the same value as coins - but the Danes did not trust this paper money - and its value therefore soon fell to below the coin value. The banknotes were withdrawn again in 1728.
A Messy Construction Site in 2018
The Metro City Ring
The Metro City Ring will circle around the central part of Copenhagen - when completed in 2019.
Construction Sites in Copenhagen
Due to Metro City Ring extension - there will be some messy streets and places in Copenhagen.
Town Hall Building Site
One of the most affected constructions sites will be at the Town Hall Square - where the major Town Hall Station will be located.
The Tunnel Boring Machine
The huge tunnel boring machine (TBM) - will operate and drill - bore - and excavate the two tunnels 25 to 35 meters under the surface of Copenhagen creating a diameter of almost 5 meter.
New York Subway opened in 1860
The New York Subway (Metro) opened in 1860 - and is the oldest and largest underground railway system in the world.
Copenhagen 2018 - A Messy Construction Site...
…21 active Metro Bulding Sites all over the City until 2019!

Construction of the new Metro Circle Line
Tourists visiting Copenhagen within the next couple of years - and until 2019 - will see and experience an enormous lot of heavy construction activity and building sites all around Copenhagen - due to establishing and completing the new Metro Circle Line that will run right in the central part of Copenhagen.

The expansion of the exciting public transport system
The expansion of the existing public transport system in Copenhagen by building the new Metro Circle Ring will cost the Danish tax payers almost DKK 24 billion - and will consist of two single track tunnels - running in a ring around the central part of Copenhagen - each with the approximately length of 16 km - and totally 32 km of new track tunnels are slowly being drilled and bored by advanced and giant tunnel boring machines about 25-35 metres under the surface of Copenhagen - to meet each end of the new circle line precisely.

Great benefit for future Metro users
When the new metro system is completed - it will be a great benefit for daily commuters - tourist and Copenhageners - as the new Metro Circle Ring will be a fully automated driverless metro ring line operating 24 hours - 7 days a week - and with 17 underground stations and island platforms - as well as 4 crossover facilities - with 4 construction and ventilation shafts. It will take approximately 24-minutes to travel all the way around the new Metro City Line.

21 construction sites all over Copenhagen
Tourists in Copenhagen will experience changes in traffic patterns - bus routes - as well as retail trade - shopping availability - restaurant visits - train station accessibility etc. - and everyone living and visiting the city will be affected in some way in and around the building sites. Tourist should take extra caution - and be extra careful during their stay or vacation in the city - as there will be almost 21 heavy construction sites all around Copenhagen that obviously will make the city more or less noisy - dusty - muddy etc. - with many challenging obstacles - and numerous changed streetscapes. All together - Copenhagen will be quite a big mess until 2018 - and the most affected location created by the construction work - is the Town Hall Square - right in the “bull's eye” of Copenhagen - where the pulse of the city really beats - and has for many decades - always been the favourite meeting place for tourists spending their holidays in Copenhagen.

Traffic problems all around Copenhagen
The building of the new city metro ring will obviously create a lot of traffic problems in and around Copenhagen with plenty of detours - changes in traffic patterns - as well as heavy traffic jams.

Metro Ring Completed in 2019

The new Metro City Ring will according to all ambitious plans open and operate in 2019 - and the preparation work - including geotechnical surveys and archaeological excavation - is already in their final stage. The huge tunnel boring machine (TBM) - also known as a "mole" - will then start to drill - bore - and excavate in the extremely hard gray clay and chalk to create the two tunnels 25 to 35 meters under the surface of Copenhagen with a diameter of almost 5 meters.

Location of construction sites
Here are the 21 different construction sites located in central Copenhagen and listed in alphabetical order - and in their originally names in Danish: Aksel Møllers Have - Enghave Plads - Frederiksberg - Frederiksberg Allé - Gammel Strand - Kongens Nytorv - København H - Marmorkirken - Nørrebro - Nørrebroparken - Nørrebros Runddel - Nuuks Plads - Otto Busses Vej - Poul Henningsens Plads - Rådhuspladsen - Skjolds Plads - Sønder Boulevard - Trianglen - Vibenshus Runddel - Øster Søgade/Sortedams Sø - and Østerport.

New York Subway - 1860
The New York Subway (Metro) is the oldest underground railway transit system in the world - which opened in 1860 - with stations located throughout the boroughs of Manhattan - Brooklyn - Queens and the Bronx. The Subway system today is one of the largest in the world with over 470 stations operating on a 24-hour basis.

The London Underground - 1863
The London Underground transit system (Metro) - called The Metropolitan Railway - opened in 1863 - and is the second oldest underground train system in the world - with over 26,000 passengers a day within a few months after the opening in 1863 - and was operating between Hammersmith and Farringdon Street. Today - the London Underground serves 270 stations by rail - and is also colloquially called "The Tube".

This article will frequently be updated

Travelling safely in Copenhagen - 2018
Mind Pickpockets and Trick Thieves in crowded areas in Copenhagen
Safety Precautions in Copenhagen...
...especially in crowded areas!

Cynical Pickpockets - Trick Thieves and Con Men!

Like in any other Capital City or Metropolitan areas - Copenhagen has it’s problems with professional pickpockets and and cynical trick thieves that mainly target Visitors and Tourists - and are spread all over the city with their criminal activities. Even though Copenhagen records a very low crime rate - and is a quite safe place to be and live - pocket thieves operate in crowded tourist areas - where the risk of being a victim for these sneaky criminals is higher on the Pedestrian Street “Strøget” - and the area around the Central Station and in S-Trains - as well as Cinemas - Cafés - Restaurants and Public Transportation etc.. So be careful with your personal belongings and always use your common sense. If any attempt - you should immediately contact the police.

Read more:
Travelling Safely in Copenhagen

Pickpockets and Thieves
Mind Pickpockets and Trick Thieves in crowded areas in Copenhagen - and many con men and criminals will enter Copenhagen for the tourist season.
Quotation of the Month
Victor Borge

Quotation of the Month of March - 2018

“A Smile is the closest distance between two people!”

(Smilet er den korteste afstand mellem to mennesker)

Victor Borge - Famous Danish entertainer - 1909-2000.

Victor Borge & Michala Petri
Danish Food Culture - Cuisine - and Cooking Recipes
*A Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage*
Danish Specialities - Recipe of the Month - March
"Frikadeller" - (Danish Pork Meatballs)
Old National and Traditional Everyday Dish
A Genuine Danish Everyday Meal
The most eaten dish in Denmark
“Frikadeller” is a national dish - and the no. 1 preferred choice among the Danes - when selecting an every day pork dish. The first time “Frikadellen” is described in Denmark is around 1280 in a handwritten cook book where mixed minced pork meat and chicken meat is formed like meatballs. In the cookbook of Madam Mangor from 1837 the recipes of the “Frikadelle” is mentioned as we know it today. Mangor recommends that the minced pork meat is formed in a spoon - then dipped in breadcrumbs or flour - and then fried by regular fire. It is still a big mistery - why the Danes named the Danish meatballs for “frikadelle” - but a theory is - that the named stems from the French word “Fricasseé”. The Danes just love their “Frikadelle” - which is an all round popular dish to eat and enjoy all year round - in every region of the Danish kingdom. The “Frikadelle” is very easy to prepare and make - and the base is pure pork minced meat - but veal or beef meat can be added as a supplement. Surprise your Danish friends and make a “Frikadelle” dish for them - as all of the basic ingredients can be acquired and purchased abroad.
"Frikadeller" - med kartofler - sovs og surt!
(Danish Meatballs with potatoes - sauce and sliced sour vegetables)
(Danish Meatballs with potatoes - sauce and sliced sour vegetables)

The dish is over 250 years old and has been a traditional everyday meal for generations of Danes all year round - and a must at Christmas time with the Grand cold buffet table. This recipe is from all over Denmark - and is prepared in different variations from region to region.



Pork mince meat (500g)
Veal or beef mince meat (option)
Big Onion
White flour
Oats or breadcrumbs
Milk - 3,5% fat
Teaspoon salt
Teaspoon pepper
Butter or Margarine

Allspice powder (Jamaica pepper)
The "Frikadelle" Mixture
The "Frikadelle" mixture gets better the more you mix the ingredients together. It is best if you leave the mixture to rest at least an hour in the fridge - before you mix it again - and use it to be formed as oval "Frikadelle" meatballs. Ad a bit of All Spice powder to the minced meat mixture - that will give it a slightly aromatic flavour of cinnamon - nutmeg and cloves. The Allspice fruit was discovered around 1620 by the English - and cultivated since. The Allspice seasoning has for centuries been used in many Danish recipes.
When all the "Frikadelle" meatballs are shaped - fry them at high temperature on both sides - and then continue frying them at low heat around 5 minutes on each side.
The Original "Frikadelle" Dish
The Original "Frikadelle" dish with plain potatoes and thick brown sauce - which has been the Danes favourite dish for generations - and is an everyday eating for Danish families all over the country.
"Frikadelle" Sandwich
The “frikadelle” sandwich is one of the Danes favourite items in the daily lunchbox - as well as this delicious juicy pork burger is a must in every Danish picnic basket. The famous Danish open faced sandwich has also a "frikadelle" version with numerous of different toppings - and is quite a popular and delicious treat at lunchtime.
"Frikadelle" Smørrebrød - Open faced sandwich
"Frikadelle" - Smørrebrød - is one of the Danes favourite open faces sandwiches on rye bread - and garnished with various tasteful toppings.

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"Frikadeller" - med kartofler - sovs og surt!

1. Mix the mince meat well together with the onion - flour or oats or breadcrumbs.

2. Then mix with the eggs. Mix spices - allspice powder - and milk together - add little by little to the meat.

3. The mixture gets better the more you mix the ingredients. It is best if you leave the mixture to rest at least an hour in the fridge - before you mix it again and use it.

4. The raw mixture should be used the same day as it is mixed.

5. Heat the pan.

6. Melt the margarine. Dip a tablespoon in the melted margarine.

7. Shape the meatballs with the tablespoon (take a tablespoonfull of the mixture and smoothen against the wall of the bowl it is in) and put the meatball in the margarine on the pan to fry.

8. When all the meatballs are shaped - fry them at high temperature on both sides and then continue frying them at low heat around 5 minutes on each side.

Thick Brown Creamy Sauce

75-100 g Butter
1 1/2 - cups milk
1/2 - cup cream
3 - tablespoons flour
1 - tablespoon brown colour
Salt & Pepper to taste

If preferred - and to boost the taste of the brown sauce: Use some of the melted butter from frying the “Frikadeller” - or some water from cooking the potatoes.

Traditional Danish Brown Creamy Sauce
Stir a little "butterball" - white flour and butter smoothly in a saucepan. Then ad a little bit of milk in together with some of the remaining frying stock. When the “butterball” mixture has a silky texture - then ad the remaining milk and cream - and stir to the boiling point - as well as adding extra flour to the sauce if nessasary. Stir constantly. Cook until preferred thickness and add salt and pepper. Milk or cream may be used with extra tablespoons of butter according to your taste. Use brown sauce colouring to darken the gravy - and sherry or wine can be added to flavour the thick brown sauce for your Danish “Frikadelle” dish.

Extra Seasonings

You can ad extra seasoning to flavour your "Frikadelle" meat mixture such as garlic - parsley - nutmeg - carrots - sesame seeds - coriander - cumin seeds - mint leaves etc. All ingredients shall be added separately for each “Frikadelle” dish and in small doses - according to your taste.

Serve and eat with
- Marinated beetroot - pickled gherkins - strong mustard or warm rustic rye bread.

Delicious vegetables servings:
Besides serving “Frikadelle” with potatoes and thick brown creamy sauce - "Frikadelle" can also be served with Creamed Stewed Cabbage - Sweet Brown Cabbage - Creamed Stewed Potatoes - Mash Potatoes with butter and garlic - Danish Pickled Red Cabbage and pealed new potatoes - Various tossed Salads - plus Parsley Sauce or cold Potato Salad.

Creamed Stewed Cabbage
Sweet Brown Cabbage
Creamed Stewed Potatoes
Mash Potatoes - Butter & Garlic
Danish Pickled Red Cabbage
Various tossed Salads
Frikadeller with Parsley Sauce
Frikadeller with cold Potato Salad

Christmas traditions
"Frikadelle" is a must and a tradition to serve luke warm at Christmas in Denmark at the cold buffet lunch table together with numerous other pork dishes.

Ready-made "Frikadelle"

You can also buy various ready-made "Frikadeller" - in supermarkets - at the butcher and various grocery stores.

See Eating and traditional Danish food culture

Velbekomme - Enjoy your meal!

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Welcome to Copenhagen in 2018.

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Advisory Board & News Letter Team
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