NewsLetter Copenhagen & Tourism Information - September 2017

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Swimming lessons
Taking swimming lessons is a extremely popular activity in the winter season for grownups - and children. There are over 240 swimming clubs spread all over Denmark with almost 200,000 active members and swimmers.
 
Taekwondo - a popular sport
Taekwondo has become a very popular self defence sport in Denmark - and especially for woman of all ages - as well as for men too - with over 80 clubs in Denmark and almost 25.000 active members. The winter season starts in September and ends in June.
 
Evening Classes
September is the season for evening classes and common courses for adults - and these educational studies has been a great tradition in Denmark for more than a century - as Danes are very active people.
 
Danish "Ingrid Marie"Apple
Try the juicy Danish apple "Ingrid Marie" that is ready to be plucked and eaten. The apple is available in almost every supermarket in Denmark from September to December.
 
Cruise Ships in Copenhagen
The Cruise Terminal at Langeline and Nordhavnen will harbour 45 Cruise Ships in September 2017.
 
Remembrance Day - September
Remembrance Day - September 5th - National Flag Day to celebrate and honour Danish Military Veterans and Personnel that have served abroad on peacekeeping missions.
 
Late Summer in Charming Copenhagen...
...life can be so sweet - on the sunny side of Copenhagen's streets!
 
Dear Reader...
 
The wheels are turning again in September
The Copenhageners are back in their town - and the wheels are turning again. September is also the month where all Copenhageners are ready to start work after some well earned holidays - and the city is again bustling with activity - and ready to invite visitors to spend leisure time in Charming Copenhagen in this late summer month. By law - the Danes have almost 5 weeks of earned holidays every year - which is normally performed in the summer - fall and autumn season.
 
 
Danes are very inquisitive and active people
September is the season for beginning indoor activities - and all evening classes and common courses for adults start their term - while many indoor commitments also begins with participating in cultural forums like visiting museums - theatre - or taking part in public associations - or different types of sports and fitness programmes etc.. All these indoors doings and cultural involvements have been a great tradition in Denmark for more than a century - as Danes are very inquisitive and active people - as well as they find them self’s obligated to participate in a life long leaning process!
 
 
Copenhagen Blues Festival - Tivoli - Bathing
September is Blues Festival Time in Copenhagen - and the event offers more than 60 blues concerts on venues all over the town. All of the blues performers and artist are ready to blow out the blues in Copenhagen to trill all blues lovers and fans at Copenhagen Blues Festival. Tivoli Gardens will end its season in September - and the popular bathing activity at Copenhagen's attractive white sandy beaches is over for this year.
 
 
Cruise Ships and Visitors in Town
There are many cruise ships - tourists and visitors in town from all over the world in September enjoying their city or business break - weekend getaway - romantic escape - adventure vacation - family holiday - destination wedding - cruise voyage - leisure triptravel incentivehoneymoon - heritage excursion - tour package - cultural event - cross country expedition etc. - and some travellers that are entering Denmark by car from the south or north - and has aimed Copenhagen for their holiday destination - will noticed that the farmers nearly have ended the harvesting season of their precious crops before fall.
 
 
Remembrance Day - September 5th - Flag Day
September 5th - is a National Flag Day that will celebrate and honour Danish Military Veterans and Personnel - who have served abroad.
See Marking Days September - 2017
 
 
Season for Danish Apples
September and October is the harvest of Danish apples around the fruit plantations in Denmark. There are some welknown old sorts of juicy Danish apples in the stores such as the yellow and red “Gråsten” from around 1750. “Filippa” from 1850. The most popular Danish apple - “Indgrid Marie” from 1910. The “Guldborg” apple from 1870. “Pigeon” from 1887. “Skovfoged” apple from 1830 - and finally the “Bøghs Lemon apple” from 1863. All the delicious Danish apples are just waiting to be tasted at various fruits stores and supermarkets in Copenhagen and Denmark.
 
 
 

Weather in Copenhagen and Denmark - September
September is a bit colder than August and quite chilly in the evenings. But Copenhagen is still very charming in this period of the beginning fall. The average temperature in September is about 18 -22°C - and many showers are expected - but there is always a fresh breeze sweeping over the rolling landscape of Denmark.

Warmest and Coldest September day in Denmark
-The Warmest day in Denmark in September was measured on September 3 - 1903 - in the city of Randers - East Jutland - with a temperature as high as +32,3°C.

-The Coldest day in Denmark in September was measured on September 25 - 1886 - in the city of Aalborg - North Jutland - with a temperature as low as -5,6°C.

September 2016
The highest temperature last year in in September 2016 - was 29,9°C - at Ribe - South Jutland on September 13. The lowest temperature in September 2016 - was 1,9°C - on September 27. - in Mid Jutland.

 
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The Historic Danish "Ingrid Marie" Apple
 
Danish Ingrid Marie Apple
Try the juicy Danish apple "Ingrid Marie" that is ready to be plucked and eaten. The apple is available in almost every supermarket in Denmark from October to December.
 
Little Ingrid Marie
One of the few memorial items left of the deceased little Ingrid Marie - is this school photo from 1906.
 
The Memorial Metal Plate
The memorial metal plate on the first original "Ingrid Marie" apple tree in the school garden at "Høed" - on the island of Funen - indicates that the tree has been protected since 1959.
 
 
Danish “Filippa” from 1850
One of the over 260 sort of older Danish apples is called "Filippa" - and is from around 1850.
The Popular Danish Apple - "Ingrid Marie"...
...an apple a day keeps the doctor away!

The Historic "Ingrid Marie" Apple
One of the most popular Danish apples is called "Ingrid Marie" - and was found in 1910 - as a new sort in the garden of "Høed" School - near Flemloese - on the island of Fyn (Funen) - Denmark. It was named after teacher Carl Madsen's daughter - who died at a very young age.
"Ingrid Marie" remains a popular variety for both home gardeners and industry. The red "Ingrid Marie" is grown in Denmark - Sweden and Northern Germany. The apple is available in almost every supermarket in Denmark from October to-December - and originates from the mixes of the “Cox Orange Pippin” sort - and the Danish “Guldborg” apple.

A Tragic Story
There is a tragic and heartbreaking history behind the ”Ingrid Marie” apple that had sowed and planted itself in the backyard of a school garden in the little village of “Høed” - on the island of Funen. The little apple tree was slightly related to the Cox Orange apple sort - which also was planted in the school garden - but the red sort was quite new - and had a different taste then the Cox Orange apples.

Influenza Epidemic in 1908
In the winter of 1908 - which was very cold with tremendous snow falls - the children in the rural areas in Denmark suffered by hunger and was nearly freezing to death. At the same time an influenza epidemic swept over Denmark - and many infants died during this horrible period.

Little Ingrid Marie Died
One of the offers was a little girl called Ingrid Marie - who was the daughter of school teacher Carl Madsen at “Høed” school. Little Ingrid Marie died March 8th - 1908 - six years old - and was berried on March 14 -1908 - at “Flemløse” church yard. Her final resting place can be visited at “Flemløse” church at the family plot in the community of Glamsbjerg - and near the town called Assens - situated on the west coast of Funen.

A new Apple Sort Named
"Ingrid Marie"
As there was very few memories of the little girl Ingrid Marie Harriet Madsen - and when the little apple tree in the school garden sprouted up - the apple sort was named after the young deceased daughter - and called “Ingrid Marie” - and was in fact the mother tree to all of the following ”Ingrid Marie” apples since then.


The first "Ingrid Marie" Apple Tree is still producing red Apples
The over 100 year old mother tree - that planted itself in 1908 - is still going strong - and growing in the school garden of “Høed” school. The old fruit tree does still delivers juicy red “Ingrid Marie” apples every year. A little memorial metal plate on the old log informs - that this first original tree was protected by the local administration in 1959.

Denmark - self-sufficient in apples
Until the 1970s - Denmark could totally supply its home marked with all sorts of Danish apples - but after the country's membership of the EU in 1973 - competition from imported fruit and vegetables - especially from France and Holland became a considerable factor for Danish fruit suppliers - who had to then find new market in the EU and abroad too. From the 1970s to the 2000s - consumption in Denmark reached approx. 20 kg per inhabitant per year - which was approx. 65% imported apples every year.


260 sorts
of Danish apples varieties
The Danes harvest - import and eat more that 25,000 t of apples every year - and there are over 260 sorts of older Danish apples varieties.

 
 
 
The “Workers Museum”
 
The Workers Museum
A genuine working class apartment fully furnished in the 1950's is exhibited and is a gem at the Workers Museum in Copenhagen.
 
A nursery on their daily tour in 1950 - with specially trained nurses to look after the working class children - while both parents were at work.

The “Workers Museum”

Walk right into Danish history and heritage from the living street


As the weather outside sometimes in September are for indoor activities and for field trips to inside venues in November - we suggest that you visit the amazing “Workers Museum” in Copenhagen - where you will be introduced to the Danish way of everyday living for the working class in the 1950’s - and after the war years.

The Workers Museum’s exhibition about the 1950s depicts the living conditions of a working-class family in the years following the Second World War. Despite shortages and rationing this period heralded a new time to come as families had more money to spend and the consumer culture - heavily influenced by American ideals - gained ground.

Take a historical tour back in time and see how the working class Danes lived and how their social life functioned together with the recreational activities offered in this period - where the growing Labour movement struggled for better living conditions and social rights in Denmark.

While visiting the museum - you will experience how the furniture and interior in small jammed apartments plus clothing for three generations was developed up to our time. You will also get a pure realistic look into the working class culture in Copenhagen from about 1885 - where the museum building from 1879 talks for itself - and where comrade Lenin and socialist campaigner Rosa Luxembourg have given momentous speeches in the great Assembly Hall.

The Workers Museum is open everyday fro 10 am to 4 pm - and will give the visitors a interesting insight on how the working class Danes and Copenhageners lived - while contributing to build up the Danish nation. A tour through newer Danish history and Culture by visiting the Workers Museum will give foreigners a better base of understanding Danish culture - traditions - mentality and fundamental democratic values.

Museums

 
 
Visit The Little Mermaid - 2017
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 2017 - 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 free 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


 
 
 
Enjoy Cycling in Copenhagen - September
 
Lend a cycle at your hotel - and explore Copenhagen
September offers fair weather conditions in the city for outdoor fun in - and we invite you once again to lend a cycle at your hotel or logging site - or rent cycles at selected cycles shops and explore Copenhagen - as well as all the historical places and cultural venues together with all the amusing sites at the ever bustling waterfront and beautiful coastline of the city. Take a cycle trip to our National Gallery in Copenhagen - and experience some of the world’s famous masters - as well as painters from the Danish Golden Age that covers the period of creative production in Denmark - especially during the first half of the 19th century from 1800 to 1850 - and get more acquainted with Danish Culture and history. The collection at the National Gallery comprises over 700 different masterpieces.

360 km of safe cycle tracks
Visitors can actually take cycle trips from the one end of the city to the other within 1-hour. Start at Kongens Nytorv and cycle through the longest pedestrian street in the world “Strøget”. Then pass the Town Hall Square and enter the main shopping street “Vesterbrogade” that will take you right to the Zoo - while passing 5 km of shops - shops and shops - in one stretch. Copenhagen is geared for cycles with over 360 km of safe cycle tracks in and around the city.

Over 800,000 cycles in Copenhagen
Nearly every Copenhagener owns a bicycle - and some have one extra cycle for commuting and leisure activities - as there are almost 800,000 cycles in Copenhagen. Over 60% of all Copenhageners cycle back and forth to work - to the nearest station or to other public transportation services. There are over 360 km of save cycle tracks around the city - and should the cyclist have a green wave between traffic lights - the speed on a bicycle can easily reach 20 km per hour. Cycles are widely used in the summertime - due to the suitable weather conditions - even though the cycle tracks in the winter period are effectively cleaned for snow or other obstacles. The first separate bicycle tracks was established in Copenhagen around the Lakes in 1910 - to secure the heavy growth of cycles on the road at that time.


OBS! - Cycle City & Free Bicycles?
Even though Copenhagen claims to be a real Cycle City - and aims to be the world's best city for cyclists in 2017 - with over 360 km of safe bike lanes - placed imaginatively like a magnificent maze around the city - and just a fantastic experience for visitors and tourists to use and explore - then Copenhagen is the only Capital in the world without "Free Bicycles" for their tourists and visitors! Unfortunately - the City Council of Copenhagen has not yet decided - whether to offer our valuable tourists and visitors free bicycles to explore Copenhagen on two wheels.



Cycling around:Cycling & Driving - Visitors Lounge
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Shopping - Interactive Map
- National Gallery
The National Gallery
Visit by cycle - The National Gallery in Copenhagen - and experience over 700 different masterpieces from all over the world.
 
360 km of safe cycle tracks
Copenhagen is geared for cycles with over 360 km of safe cycle tracks in and around the city.
 
800,000 Bicycles
There are over 800,000 bicycles in Copenhagen - as nearly every Copenhagener owns a bicycle - and some have one extra cycle for commuting and leisure activities.
 
 
 
45 Cruise Ships in Copenhagen
 
 
45 Cruise Ships in Copenhagen - September - 2017...
…Copenhagen's harbour - Scandinavia's major cruise centre!
MSC Orchestra
MSC Orchestra will enter the harbour of Copenhagen in September 2017 - together with many other Cruise ships from all over the world - on their way to the Baltic Sea - and other Scandinavian countries.
 
Marco Polo
Marco Polo is one of the many cruise ships embarking the ports of Copenhagen in September 2017.
 
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 2017 - as Copenhagen is the largest port of call in Northern Europe.

The Cruise Season - 2017
The number of cruise vessel entering the ports of calls in Copenhagen in September - 2017 - will sum-up to 45 international Cruise ships. The total number of international cruise ships embarking the cruise ports of Copenhagen in 2017 - is anticipated to amount 310 Cruise Vessels. Over 1.2 million passengers and crew member from all over the world have visited Copenhagen by ship in 2016 - and more than 320 cruise vessels have embarked in the cruise ports of Copenhagen in 2016 - on their way to the Baltic countries - Germany - Russia and Scandinavia - as Copenhagen is the largest port of call in Northern Europe for cruise companies and their cluise liner. 

The National breakdown of Cruise Vessels and Passengers in 2016

The busiest months for Cruise Ships Calls in the ports of Copenhagen and Denmark for Cruise Liners in 2016 was June - July and August - and the roughly nationality breakdown of passengers visiting Copenhagen in 2016 - 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 2015 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 - Copenhagen-Portal.dk - 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.

Visit:
Inbound Travel Service

Visit:
Cruise Copenhagen

Visit:
Interactive Map - Copenhagen Culture
- Sightseeing


 
 
Cruise Lines operating from Copenhagen Ports of Call...
...and other Ports of Call in Denmark!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 - Skag
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.
 
 
 
 
Free - Free - Free - Copenhagen
 
The Opera
Visit the beautiful Opera building at the waterfront - either by a long cycle trip - the harbour busses - or just on a healthy relaxing walk.
 
The Royal Playhouse
Visit the Royal Playhouse on the waterfront - and just next to Amalienborg Palace. The National Stage is open for the public trough daytime and evening hours too.
FREE - FREE - FREE - COPENHAGEN...
...and no costly plastic cards required!

FREE - FREE - FREE

Explore Copenhagen Free. Free Activities - Attractions - Events and 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. Selected 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 - Free bicycles - Town Hall - Skating Rinks - The Danish Parliament - The Old Citadel (from 1626) - Nyhavn - (the longest bar in Scandinavia) - Botanical Garden - - Skateboarding - Top Attractions and Historical Places - plus many free seasonal venues and events in Copenhagen.
*Some Museums and art Galleries have Free Admission on certain days of the week. All youngsters under 18 - have Free Admission to all museums - every day and all year round.
 
Opera and Playhouse at the waterfront
Visit the two beautiful buildings at Copenhagen’s waterfront - the Royal Playhouse and Opera - either by cycle or just taking a relaxing walk. Both National Centres are open for the public trough daytime - and one can experience great Danish architecture - and new culture venues - as well as stages placed at the waterfront for the theatre-loving and opera-loving audiences.

See Royal Playhouse - The Opera
 
  TIPS: Sightseeing & Field Trips in September...
on the road again - goin' places that I've never been!
New National Memorial
The new National Memorial of remembrance placed at the Old Citadel (Kastellet) in Copenhagen - with inscriptions of the names of all the fallen.
 
The Old Citadel - 1626
Take a relaxing walk on the ramparts of the Old Citadel from 1629 - and enjoy the view over the Sound to Sweden.

Remembrance Day - September 5th
September 5th is a new National Flag Day that will commemorate and honour Danish Military Veterans and personnel - who have served abroad - as well as the memory and reflection of the bereaved on the memorial wall - with inscriptions of the names of the fallen.

The New National Monument
Visit the new national monument of remembrance for the many brave Danish soldiers - who lost their young and precious lives in international peace keeping missions abroad. The memorial - was inaugurated on September 5th - 2011 - at the Old Citadel (Kastellet) in Copenhagen - with a gracious ceremony on this flag flying day for Denmark’s deployed personnel. The signature of the monument is - “ONE TIME - ONE PLACE - ONE HUMAN BEING”. (EN TID - ET STED - ET MENNESKE)


The Old Citadel - 1626
Visit the Old Citadel that protected Copenhagen and built by King Christian IV in 1626 - and experience this historical place - and the Danish military academy at the waterfront of Copenhagen.

The Citadel -
Interactive Map - Around Copenhagen - History -
Greater Copenhagen Map
- Sightseeing - Public Holidays and Flag Days

 
 
Copenhagen Beaches & Harbour Bathing
 
COPENHAGEN BEACHES - & HARBOUR BATHING - Are great City Venues
Bathing areas around Copenhagen in September
The beach and bathing season is over for this time of the year - but a new term has begun for the winter bathers - and the hard core Vikings that just enjoy their early morning swim in the cool fresh salty waters of Oresound or the Harbour Bathing facilities. When you stay in Copenhagen - one is never far from a beach area - or Harbour Bathing location - and there are many beaches - where tourists can take a stroll at the beach that are classified as some of the cleanest in Europe and proudly fly the "Blue Flag".

Beach Activities in the Summer Season
Copenhagen beaches are especially suitable for children with miles of white sand and grassy dunes offering plenty of beach activities during the summers bathing season.


52 km from the coast line
From any point and place in Denmark - there will be less than 52 km to the coastline - beaches and sea.

Beaches and Bathing - Harbour Bathing

Winter Bathing
There are several beautiful beaches around the coastline of Copenhagen - where winter bathing citizens enjoy their cool outdoor life and activities.
 
 
Events & Entertainment in Copenhagen
 
 
Events and other City Hot Spots in September - 2017...
...in Scandinavia's largest and most lively capital!
 
EXHIBITION VENUES: BALLERUP SUPER ARENA - BELLA CENTER - FORUM - PARKEN - ØKSNEHALLEN
 
EXHIBITIONS - FAIRS & EVENTS IN COPENHAGEN - September - 2017
 
Exhibitions - Fairs & Events in September - 2017

BALLERUP SUPER ARENA

BELLA CENTER
- CIRSE 2017
- WSAVA 2017
- SecurityUser Expo 2017

FORUM COPENHAGEN
- Copenhagen Beer & Whisky Festival 2017

PARKEN STADIUM

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Denmark vs. Polen - Football

ØKSNEHALLEN

Forum Exhibition Venue
Scandinavia's largest Beer & Whisky Festival 2017 - will take place at Forum Copenhagen in September.
 
 
SOME ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS - September - 2017 - Copenhagen
See more Events: Event Calendar
 
COPENHAGEN HALF MARATHON - 2017
Copenhagen Half Marathon 2017 - will start and end at ØsterAllé near the National Stadium Parken - and is Denmark’s new world class race through the historic city of Copenhagen. the Half Marathon has turned into an popular event for the runners as well as for the many cheering fans and spectators along side the 21.1 km. Half Marathon route. The Half Marathon competition is organised by The Danish Athletic Federation and Sparta Athletics & Running. Copenhagen Half Marathon has been awarded the prestigious silver label by IAAF - the International Association of Athletics Federations. This label is awarded exclusively to the world’s best road races.

 
Copenhagen Half Marathon
Copenhagen Half Marathon -is Denmark’s new world class race through the historic city of Copenhagen.
 
 
THE ROYAL DANISH THEATRE - REPERTOIR 2017
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 the new Opera House.
Royal Danish Ballet Corps
Royal Danish Theatre
Experience the Royal Danish Ballet at the Royal Theatre - which is second to none for ballet lovers.
 
 
COPENHAGEN - A vibrant city - full of life and joy!
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.
 

 

Jazz Clubs in Copenhagen
There are several Jazz Clubs in Copenhagen - where many famous musicians have performed in these legendary Scandinavian Jazz Mecca’s.
See more Events: Event Calendar
 
 
 
Entertainment - Song of the Month
 
Melody & Song of the Month - September - 2017
Oldies - but Goodies!
 
UB40 - (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You
 
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 Song
September - 2017
This month’s song "Can't Help Falling in Love" is a real Evergreen and has become an Oldies but Goodies song and melody since the late 1960’s - and was recorded by "The King of Rock and Roll" Elvis Presley - and was presented in the film “Blue Hawaii” from 1961 by Elvis Presley. "Can't Help Falling in Love" was written by Hugo Peretti - Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss - and the melody is based on a classical and romantic French love song called "Plaisir d'amour" (The pleasure of love) written in 1784 by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini. The song "Can't Help Falling in Love" became in some shows the signature song for Elvis Presley - and was the ending song of Elvis Presley’s performance at his Global telecast - “Aloha from Hawaii” in 1973. "Can't Help Falling in Love" has hit the top 10 charts several time all over the world.
UB40 - (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You
 

“Wise men say - Only fools rush in - But I can't help falling in love with you - Shall I stay - Would it be a sin - If I can't help falling in love with you”. This was Elvis Presley’ most popular and famous "love song" - which was featured and performed in the film Blue Hawaii from 1961 - and "The King of Rock and Roll" ended most of his concerts with this song. Enjoy this reggae version of "Can't Help Falling in Love" with the English pop band UB40 facing a enthusiastic and lively audience - and their reggae rhythm and blues version of "Can't Help Falling in Love" topped the UK Singles Chart several times. “Take my hand - Take my whole life, too - For I can't help falling in love with you”. The song has been performed by hundreds of international artist since 1961.




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Previous Melodies & Songs of the Month


 
 
Marking Days of September - 2017
 
Christian Holy Days - Public Holidays - Flag Days - September - 2017

There are no Holy Days - Public Holidays - but one national Flag Day in September - 2017

Yellow Ribbon
The Yellow Danish "Support our Troops" image and ribbon.
Remembrance Day - September 5th - Flag Day

September 5th
- is a National Flag Day that will celebrate and honour Danish Military Veterans and Personnel - who have served abroad on many peace-keeping missions and operations.

"Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole (Old) Oak Tree"
 
I'm comin' home, I've done my time
Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine
If you received my letter telling you I'd soon
be free - Then you'll know just what to do
If you still want me, if you still want me
Whoa, tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree
It's been three long years, do you still want me?
If I don't see a ribbon round the ole oak tree
I'll stay on the bus, forget about us, put the blame
on me - If I don't see a yellow ribbon round the
ole oak tree!
Now the whole damned bus is cheerin' - And I can't believe I see - A hundred yellow ribbons round the ole oak tree - I'm comin' home:

Tie a ribbon round the ole oak tree - Tie a ribbon round the ole oak tree - Tie a ribbon round the ole oak tree -Tie a ribbon round the ole oak tree - Tie a ribbon round the ole oak tree -Tie a ribbon round the ole oak tree -Tie a ribbon round the ole oak tree -Tie a ribbon round the ole oak tree

See Public Holidays and Flag Days

 
 
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.
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Miscellaneous & Monthly News Résumé…
 
 
The S-Trains and Transport in 2017...
…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.
DSB
 
The FlexCard
The FlexCard offers unlimited transport by train - bus and metro in and around Copenhagen for
7 or 30 days.
DSB
 
Free transport of Bicycles
It is also free to take your bicycle with the S-Train every day all year round in 2017 - to your end station and destination.

See:
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 Parking.dk - and then select the english version!

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

When visiting Denmark - tourists will be presented with these new 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 2017
 
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 2017 - A Messy Construction Site...
…21 active Metro Bulding Sites all over the City until 2019-2020!

Construction of the new Metro Circle Line
Tourists visiting Copenhagen within the next couple of years - and until 2019-2020 - 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.

Breakthrough - The Tunnel Boring Work completed
The Tunnel Boring Work was completed in February 2017 - and the completion of Tracks and Metro Stations plus all nessasary facilities and technical installations has started.

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 2019-2020

The new Metro City Ring will according to all ambitious plans open and operate in 2019-2020 - 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".

 
 
Travelling safely in Copenhagen - 2017
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
 
H.C. Andersen
Quotation of the Month - September 2017

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale”
(Livet er det dejligste eventyr)

Hans Christian Andersen - Danish Fairytale Writer - 1805-1875
 
 
 
Danish Food Culture - Culinary Heritage - and Cooking Recipes
*A Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage*
 
Danish Specialities - Recipes of the Month - September - 2017
 
Patty Shells - "Tarteletter"
 
The Danes consume 40 million Patty Shells every year!
 
Tarteletter. Patty Shells or croustade is a hallow-shaped cup of baked puff pastry also called Tart Shells. The puff pastry was invented by a French pastry Chef - Claudius Gele - around 1645. He discovered that by folding pastry dough in many layers - obtained a special crunchy baked puff pastry - a recipes still used today by professionals baking patty shells. The first filled patty shells to be eaten in Denmark were in the late 19th century - and for many decades considered as an upper-class gourmet dish. The first cookbook that described the recipes - was from 1842 by Danish cookbook author Madame Mangor - and in 1880 by recognized cookbook author Louise Nim. In 1900 the patty shells with various fillings slowly became an everyday common meal in the Danish household - and is still a very popular dish up to our time. The dish has become more provincial during this century - and the Copenhageners eat patty shells with quite a sense of humour. There are more than 110 recipes and different ways of making the patty shell fillings and over 40 million patty shells with appropriate fillings are consumed every year in Denmark. In 1901 - the recipes with chicken mixed with asparagus is mentioned for the first time in Miss Jensen’s cookbook. During the last 20 years the patty shell with filling has had a successful renaissance.
 

Creamed Chicken with asparagus in Patty Shells

 
Creamed Chicken with asparagus
("Tarteletter" med kylling i asparges)
The dish is over 150 years old and has been a traditional everyday meal for generations of Danes that just want to taste some crispy puff pastry with a tasty filling. One of the most popular recipes is Creamed Chicken with asparagus in Patty Shells.

Ingredients:
Fill
500 gram
1 can
1 dl
0,5 dl
25 gram
2 tablespoons



12




Chicken breasts
Asparagus pieces
Whole milk - 3,5 %
Whipping cream - 38%
Butter
Flour

Liquid from a
sparagus can

Luxury patty shells


 
Chicken Fill for Patty Shells
Creamed Chicken with asparagus is one of the recipes and filling mix for patty shells - and mentioned the first time in Miss Jensen's cookbook from 1901.
 
Seafood Fill
Seafood fill with shrimps - lobster tails - salmon with fish balls is a delicious variation to fill the warm crispy patty shells.
Follow me step by step...

Creamed Chicken in Patty Shells

Recipes for 12 patty shells
- Wash the chicken breasts thoroughly under cold running water. Part the chicken breasts
in regular pieces and place them in a pot that is covered with water - salt and vegetables - and boil it approx. for 1 to 1½ hours depending on size of pieces - the meat should be tender. Remove regularly the foam from the water surface with a spoon. Chicken meat is very juicy and the broth is used for the creamed sauce.

- Take the meat up and put it to cool on platter or plate. Save the water. The meat is cut into smaller pieces about 400 to 500 grams for this recipes. The rest can be used for other purposes.

- Asparagus liquid is passed through a sieve into a saucepan. Add milk and cream and boil gently. Mix flour and butter together in a cup or small bowl for a butter bun. Add the butter bun to the liquid. After some minutes it cooked out after which the sauce is whipped thoroughly and boil for 5 to 10 minutes.

- When the sauce is cooked through - add chicken and asparagus pieces in - while stirring lightly.

- Meanwhile warm the patty shells upside down in an oven. Then fill the 12 tart shells with the warmed creamed chicken with asparagus.

- Serve the warm crispy patty shells with the creamy delicious fill inside.


Fill variation with Seafood
-1 tablespoon butter and flour
-1 can of fish balls with bouillon
-1 dl cream 38%
-1 can chopped asparagus
-200 g shrimps
-100 g lobster tails
-100 g bits of salmon
-1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Salt & pepper
-Fresh dill

Stir a smooth butterball - then put in the fish balls and fish bouillon. Add cream and stir to a smooth consistency - then ad rest of the ingredients - and season to your taste with salt and pepper. Fill the warm Patty Shell with the warm Seafood fill and top up with fresh dill.


Ready-made fillings for patty shells
You can also buy various ready-made fillings for patty shells in supermarkets and grocery stores - and a choice of patty shells too.

See Eating and traditional Danish food culture


"Velbekomme" - Enjoy your meal!

 
 
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Important Tip!
Even though we show thousands of "sunshine photos" on our Copenhagen Portal and on this Newsletter site too - then it does sometimes "rain" in Copenhagen and Denmark - so remember an umbrella!


Photo substitute
As a substitute for the missing "rainy photos" on our presentation of Copenhagen and Denmark - we show the famous scene with Gene Kelly dancing in the pouring rain - and singing his legendary signature song "Singin' in the Rain".

Most sincerely,
Advisory Board & News Letter Team

George B. Moller


Singin' in the Rain

American comedy musical film from 1952 - starring Gene Kelly - Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds - with the famous scene where legendary Gene Kelly is dancing in pouring rain - while singing the title song "Singin' in the Rain".
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