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9. Edition - September - 2017
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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
- a popular sport
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
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.
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.
Ships in Copenhagen
Cruise Terminal at Langeline and Nordhavnen will
harbour 45 Cruise Ships in September 2017.
Day - September
Day - September 5th - National
Flag Day to celebrate
and honour Danish Military Veterans and Personnel
that have served abroad on peacekeeping missions.
Summer in Charming Copenhagen... ...life can be so sweet - on the sunny side
of Copenhagen's streets!
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
are very inquisitive and active people
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
Blues Festival - Tivoli -
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.
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 trip – travel
incentive – honeymoon
- 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
of the few memorial items left of the deceased
little Ingrid Marie - is this school photo from
Memorial Metal Plate
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
“Filippa” from 1850
of the over 260 sort of older Danish apples is
called "Filippa" - and is from around
Popular Danish Apple - "Ingrid Marie"... ...an
apple a day keeps the doctor away!
The Historic "Ingrid Marie"
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”
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.
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.
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 March14
-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
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.
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
- 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.
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.
genuine working class apartment fully furnished
in the 1950's is exhibited and is a gem
at the Workers Museum in Copenhagen.
nursery on their daily tour in 1950
- with specially trained nurses to
look after the working class children
- while both parents were at work.
“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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Little Mermaid has celebrated her 100 years
jubilee - in 2013.
City Brand of Copenhagen
little Mermaid is Copenhagen’s grand old
lady - and a world famous "Cult" Icon
- that has been the pride of the city for generations.
Copenhagen for over 100 Years... ...The
Little Mermaid - The City Brand
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
for over 100 years
and Denmark in
all sorts of weather. In 2013
- The Little Mermaid commemorated
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.
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
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 primenational 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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
- 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.
by cycle - The National Gallery in Copenhagen
- and experience over 700 different masterpieces
from all over the world.
km of safe cycle tracks
is geared for cycles with over 360 km of safe
cycle tracks in and around the city.
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.
Cruise Ships in Copenhagen
Cruise Ships in Copenhagen
- September - 2017... …Copenhagen's
harbour - Scandinavia's major cruise centre!
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.
is one of the many cruise ships embarking the
ports of Copenhagen in September 2017.
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
Cruise Season - 2017
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
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
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
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.
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.
Lines operating from Copenhagen Ports of Call...
...and other Ports of Call in Denmark!
Destinations & Ports of Call in Denmark
Destinations - Denmark
of Call in Denmark
West Coast of Jutland
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.
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
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 - Copenhagen
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 on the waterfront - and just
next to Amalienborg Palace. The National Stage
is open for the public trough daytime and evening
FREE - FREE - FREE
Explore Copenhagen Free. FreeActivities - 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
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"
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.
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.
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
Playhouse - The
Field Trips in September...
the road again - goin' places that I've never
new National Memorial of remembrance placed
at the Old Citadel (Kastellet) in Copenhagen
inscriptions of the names of all the fallen.
Old Citadel- 1626
a relaxing walk on the ramparts of the Old
Citadel from 1629 - and enjoy the view over
the Sound to Sweden.
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.
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
BEACHES - &HARBOUR
BATHING - Are great City Venues
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".
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.
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.
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
Half Marathon -is Denmark’s new world class
race through the historic city of Copenhagen.
ROYAL DANISH THEATRE - REPERTOIR 2017
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
the Royal Danish Ballet at the Royal Theatre -
which is second to none for ballet lovers.
- A vibrant city - full of life and joy!
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.
Clubs in Copenhagen
are several Jazz Clubs in Copenhagen - where many
famous musicians have performed in these legendary
Scandinavian Jazz Mecca’s.
& Song of the Month - September - 2017 Oldies
- but Goodies!
- (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You
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.
September - 2017
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.
- (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You
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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Holy Days - Public Holidays - Flag Days - September
are no Holy Days - Public Holidays - but one
national Flag Day in September - 2017
Yellow Danish "Support our Troops"
image and ribbon.
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
a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole (Old) Oak Tree"
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
be free - Then you'll know just what to
If you still want me, if you still want
tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree
It's been three long years, do you still
If I don't see a ribbon round the ole oak
I'll stay on the bus, forget about us, put
on me - If I don't see a yellow ribbon round
ole oak tree!
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
The Danes drink the cleanest tap and drinking water in the world.
The Cleanest tap water in the World
- 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
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S-Trains and Transport in 2017... …take the S-Train - and
listen to those rails a-humming!
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
- Hillerød and
of Copenhagen - and to Køge
alongside the southern coastline of
DSB is the main train
operator in Denmark - and is owned
by the Danish State.
S-Train Net and
Lines of Copenhagen
bicycles with the S-Train
S-Train has a wide network of
lines in and beyond Copenhagen
- and it's free to transport
a bicycle with the S-Train.
The 24 hour ticket provides unlimited
transport by train
- bus and metro
in and around Copenhagen. DSB
The FlexCard offers unlimited transport
by train - bus
and metro in and around
7 or 30 days. DSB
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.
route map for Busses - Trains and Metro + Parking
in central Copenhagen...
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.
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.
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
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.
more on Parking.dk
- and then select the english version!
Danish Banknotes... …money
- money - money - must be funny - in a rich man’s
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.
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
A Messy Construction Site
Metro City Ring
Metro City Ring will circle around the central
part of Copenhagen - when completed in 2019.
Sites in Copenhagen
to Metro City Ring extension - there will be some
messy streets and places in Copenhagen.
Hall Building Site
of the most affected constructions sites will
be at the Town Hall Square - where the major Town
Hall Station will be located.
Tunnel Boring Machine
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.
York Subway opened in 1860
New York Subway (Metro)
opened in 1860
- and is the oldest and largest underground railway
in the world.
2017 - A Messy Construction Site... …21
active Metro Bulding Sites all over the City until
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.
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
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 - asthe
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.
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.
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
safely in Copenhagen - 2017
Pickpockets and Trick Thieves in
crowded areas in Copenhagen
Precautions in Copenhagen...
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
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
Pickpockets and Trick
Thieves in crowded areas in Copenhagen
- and many con men and criminals will enter Copenhagen
for the tourist season.
of the Month
of the Month - September 2017
"Life itself is the most wonderful
(Livet er det dejligste eventyr)
Hans Christian Andersen - Danish
Fairytale Writer - 1805-1875
Food Culture - Culinary Heritage
- and Cooking Recipes *A
Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage*
Specialities - Recipes of the Month - September - 2017
Shells - "Tarteletter"
Danes consume 40 million Patty Shells every year!
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
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 19thcentury
- 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
Chicken with asparagusin
Chicken with asparagus
med kylling i asparges)
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.
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.
fill with shrimps - lobster tails
- salmon with fish balls is a delicious
variation to fill the warm crispy
me step by step...
Creamed Chicken in Patty Shells
for 12 patty shells
- Wash the chicken breasts thoroughly under
cold running water. Part the chicken breasts
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
variation with Seafood -1 tablespoon butter and
-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
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.
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
Online Goodwill and Tourism Ambassadors of Copenhagen!
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!
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".
Board & News Letter Team
George B. Moller
in the Rain
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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