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Januar - 2012

01/01 - National Gallery 2012 - Free entrance
At a beautiful location in the park area at Østre Anlæg in central Copenhagen - near the Nørreport and Østerport stations - you will find Statens Museum for Kunst - Denmark's National Gallery.All year round the collections at Statens Museum for Kunst consist of the Royal Collection of Paintings and Sculpture, the Royal Collection of Prints and Drawings, and the Royal Cast Collection. Statens Museum for Kunst presently owns approx. 9,000 paintings and sculptures, 300,000 drawings and prints, and more than 2,600 plaster casts. Nearly 3,000 works are on exhibition in the museum and there is free entry to the public.
www.copenhagenet.dk/CPH-Map/CPH-Gallery.asp



01/01 - Skating Rink - Valby
The traditional skating rink at Kongens Nytorv is closed until 2018 - due to the Metro expansion. The new free skating rink has moved to Valby at Toftegårds Plads. Skate free on ice and experience the 1500 m2 big skating rink and skate as many times as you wish. You can also hire skates for the entire family in all sizes. Bus 18 - 132 - 133 - 1A and 4A will take you right there.


08/01 - 15/01 - THE QUEENS 40 YEARS JUBILEE - 2012
The Danish Queen Margrethe II - will be celebrated on her 40 year jubilee 1972-2012 - by the Danes and Copenhageners in January - 2012 - all through week 2. Visitors can follow this festive event and historic occasion all over Copenhagen - and on various TV canals - as there will be many types of arrangements related to the Danes royal national symbol - and their very popular Queens anniversary.


14/01 - 15/01 - Wedding Fair - 2012 - Bella Center
Denmarks largest wedding fair - 2012!
Tickets: www.bellacenter.dk



20/01 - 12/01 - GOLF - 2012 - Bella Center
6th Golf Exhibition 2012 for Golfers - with the lates in Golfing equipment - Complete Golf Set - Practice Equipment - Accessorires etc.
Tickets: www.bellacenter.dk



20/01 - 22/01 - Ferie - Vacation 2012 - Bella Center
29. International Travel and Holiday exhibition for public. Ferie - 2012.
www.bellacenter.dk
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



Febuary - 2012

02/02 - 05/02 - CIFF 2012 - Bella Center
CIFF 2012 - Copenhagen International Fashion - takes places in Bella Center and will present the fashion for the Winter/Spring 2011/2012. Fantastic shows and professional presentation of trends are one of many things to experience at Copenhagen International Fashion Fair.
www.bellacenter.dk
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



02/02 - 07/02 - Copenhagen 6-day Race 2012 - Ballerup Super Arena
This major event in 2012 is the only 6-Day Race held in Denmark and Scandinavia - and is the 50th of its kind. It is one of the longest-running sporting events in the world - with the fastest top cyclists from all nations that come to compete at the new Ballerup Super Arena.


10/02 - ANDRÈ RIEU - Forum Cancelled
The Dutch violinist André Rieu - who with his popularity fills halls - stadiums and concert halls worldwide - will guests Forum in February 2012. Read more and see the video with André Rieu and his 50-man Johann Strauss Orchestra performing - the waltz over all waltzes - An der schönen blauen Donau.
 Video: An der schönen blauen Donau



13/02 - STING - Falconer Concert Hall
Legendary Sting will be back in Copenhagen on his Back to Bass Tour 2012 - and give a concert at Falconer Concert Hall.


15/02 - 16/02 - DISNEY ON ICE - Forum
Disney On Ice has been received by storm all over the world - where they have delighted audiences with the fairytales that have brought both children and grown-ups into a world of fantasy and magic. Now Disney On Ice is back in Denmark - this time with shows in Copenhagen at Forum. Disney On Ice delivers high quality with this ice show - which is seen by 30 million people worldwide every year. Skaters that are carefully chosen from all over the world get to show their magnificent abilities in settings that are as fantastic as in the fairy tales. And if you think it is impossible to skate in a ball gown - you are very wrong. The heroes and princesses of Disney On Ice are wearing exactly the same amazing costumes we know from the fairy tales. 3 shows on February 15. February - and 3 shows on February 16.


16/02 - 19/02 - LEGO WORLD 2012 - Bella Center
Come and experience the 'Worlds funniest playground'in 2012. For children - adults and families of all ages.


24/02 - 04/03 - Copenhagen International Boat Show 2012
International Boat Show 2012 at Bella Center Copenhagen is an exhibition open to the public.Bella Center are pleased to again welcome a number of terrific day for Boat People in spring 2012


March - 2012

01/03 - 04/03 - Copenhagen International Boat Show 2012
International Boat Show 2012 at Bella Center Copenhagen is an exhibition open to the public.Bella Center are pleased to again welcome a number of terrific day for Boat People in spring 2012


01/03 - 31/03 - Copenhagen Museums – Free Entrance
Here is a list of museums in Copenhagen with free entrance all year round in 2012. The National Gallery – The National Museum – The Resistance Museum – The Open Air Museum (Open 16. April to 23. October) The Danish Music Museum. Se presentations of the museums in event calendar - January - 2012.


01/03 - 01/07 - The Queen’s Art - Arken
With 135 works called THE ESSENCE OF COLOUR - is the biggest exhibition to date of the Danish Queen’s art. At the exhibition we enter a personal universe and follow the Queen’s artistic development over 35 years. The subjects range from the close surroundings through imaginary landscapes to the most recent depictions of radiantly coloured rocks and bones. If you're in Copenhagen - then head for the Arken museum - which is set on the water just to the south of central Copenhagen and discover this Royal and grand exhibition from 28 January through 1 July 2012.


10/03 - ABBA THE SHOW - Falconer Concert Hall
The ONLY ABBA Cover show with Former Original Band members of ABBA and a Symphony Section!!! Everywhere the show has played it has been welcomed very much and it has created another ABBA fever. The audiences are going bananas and are really truly enjoying themselves. One cannot help singing and dancing in the aisles when ABBA THE SHOW plays some of the greatest ABBA hits from 1969 until 1982. As a spectacular tribute to fabulous ABBA - we have selected a VIDEO presentation with one of their greatest international hit – I DO I DO I DO I DO I DO.
 Video: ABBA - I DO I DO I DO I DO I DO



24/03 - ELVIS PRESLEY IN CONCERT - Forum
The King of Rock n’ Roll is back in Copenhagen. If you've never seen Elvis Presley live - this is the closest you will ever get. It is the multi-media event of a lifetime played to Millions of people around the World. With the help of modern technology - Elvis Presley sings lead vocals on a giant video screen - with the music played live by many of his original band members and singers - and a full orchestra. It is a full 2 hour Elvis Presley concert at Forum - staged as if it was happening today. Don't miss this experience - if you’re visiting Copenhagen. The whole world lost this great artist 35 years ago - but he's back - and coming to Copenhagen. One more time! See Elvis Presley perform on video in one of his best unplugged shows - with “One Night With You”.
 Video: “One Night With You”



26/03 - 31/08 - BAKKEN 2012 - New summer season
Bakken is over 400 years old and the world's oldest amusement park and will open for the new summer season 2012. Free entry with more than 150 attractions and cosy restaurants to choose just 14 km north of Copenhagen.


April - 2012

05/04 - 21/10 - The Open Air Museum - 2012 - Free entrance
The Open Air Museum includes more than 100 buildings - where you can discover how farmers and smallholders lived and worked in different regions of Denmark in the 1700s - 1800s and 1900s. The buildings range from cottages to manor houses to windmills and watermills - from poor houses to the smithy - lace school and pottery workshop.
www.copenhagenet.dk/CPH-Map/cph-friland.asp



12/04 - 29/04 - CPH:PIX - 2012 Filmfestival - All Copenhagen Cinemas
DENMARK’S BIGGEST FILM FEASTIVAL – CPH:PIX is BIGGER THAN EVER. The 23st edition of the NatFilm Festival is approaching. NatFilm Festival is by far the largest and most appraised film festival in Denmark - and this year the festival is growing even bigger. From the 12th of April to the 29th of April - cinemas in no less than four Danish cities - Copenhagen - Aarhus - Odense and Kolding - will screen a record number of more than 130 films from all over the world.


12/04 - 23/09 - TIVOLI - New season - 2012
Tivoli Gardens opens the gates for summer season 2012 - with admission fee - concerts - amusements and other events.


15/04 - MICHAEL BUBLÈ - Herning Multiarena
The Copenhagen Event Calendar 2012 - would specially like to introduce the very exceptional and talented Canadian singer Michael Bublé - who will give a concert in Herning -Jutland on his Crazy Love Tour. To experience this fabulous guy is quite simply - and a must for incarnated music lovers. So - just take a tour to Herning - by train from Copenhagen Central Station - which will take less then 3 hours - and enjoy the beautiful Danish landscape and scenic countryside through picturesque Sealand - over the Great Belt Bridge to Funen - and then to Herning in Jutland. Read more about Michael Bublé - and see the video with Michael Bublé performing a hit from his latest album “Crazy Love” called “All I Do Is Dream Of You”.
 Video: “All I Do Is Dream Of You”



16/04 - The Queen's Birthday - Amalienborg
HRH Queen Margrete II - will be celebrated on the balcony of Amalienborg Palace on her 72 year birthday by the Danes and Copenhageners at noon 12.00, where people by tradition gather at the square of Amalienborg Palace and wave the Danish flag for the Queen and her family. The Royal Guard will be dressed in red gala uniforms and will play many birthday songs for the Queen. Visitors, who are in Copenhagen, should experience this popular and traditional event in royal surroundings and join in to celebrate the very popular Danish Monarch.
www.kongehuset.dk and www.copenhagenet.dk/CPH-Map/CPH-Amalienborg.asp



18/04 - THE DUBLINERS - Tivoli Concert Hall
The Dubliners, now one of the most legendary bands in the world, started off in O'Donoghue's pub in Dublin in 1962 under the name of "the Ronnie Drew Folk Group". The popular group will give a concert in connection with their European Tour 2012 at Tivoli's Concert Hall - and introduce the bands new album “Revolution”.
Tickets: www.billetnet.dk
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



21/04 - LORD of the DANCE - Falconer Concert Hall
Michael Flatley’s Lord of Dance - The Triumphant return of the world’s greates dance show - with 45 dancers on the stage at Falconer Concert Hall.


23/04 - 25/04 - Nordic Biogas Conference - Bella Center
The target for the conference is to exchange best practice information of production, distribution and utilization of biogas between the Nordic countries and to establish cooperation and commercial contacts. This 4th Nordic Biogas Conference is organized by biogas representatives from all five Nordic countries.
www.bellacenter.dk



24/04 - 28/04 - SCANDEFA 2012 - Bella Center
Scandinavian Dental Fair/ Annual Scientific Meeting DDA - Scandefa 2012 is a trade fair for dentists. The fair has through more than 37 years been the place - where new products within dental equipment - accessories and clothing are presented, combined with the latest knowledge.
http://www.scandefa.dk
Tickets: www.bellacenter.dk



May - 2012

01/05 - The Danish Resistance Museum 2012 - Free entrance
The museum tells the story of Danish resistance during Nazi occupation 1940-1945. It springs from an exhibition called Fighting Denmark, arranged by the Resistance Council in the summer of May 1945. In 1957 a permanent museum was opened on the present location. The exhibition you see today was inaugurated in 1995.
www.copenhagenet.dk/CPH-Map/CPH-Resistance.asp



10/05 - 12/05 - EUROPEAN BEER FISTIVAL 2012 - Carlsberg
Danish Beer enthusiast arrange every year their annual Copenhagen Beer Festival where all players from the Danish brewery industry and minor micro brewery meet to present their beers and where the audience can taste as mush as they like of the different beer types and sorts. The beer festival 2012 will be held at the Carlsberg - Tap 1.


19/05 - COPENHAGEN MARATHON - 2013
The 2013 marathon race starts and finishes by the waterfront beside the Royal Library "The Black Diamond". The traffic-free course can roughly be split into 3 laps each consisting of approximately 14 kilometres. So come and Join this Years marathon with perfect service from start to finish.
www.copenhagenmarathon.dk
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



20/05 - COPENHAGEN MARATHON - 2012
The 2012 marathon race starts and finishes by the waterfront beside the Royal Library "The Black Diamond". The traffic-free course can roughly be split into 3 laps each consisting of approximately 14 kilometres. So come and Join this Years marathon with perfect service from start to finish.
www.copenhagenmarathon.dk
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



22/05 - 24/05 - Health & Rehab Scandinavia - 2012 - Bella Center
Scandinavia's most important trade fair addressing the health care sector.Don't miss the latest innovative welfare technological product solutions presented by more than 200 exhibitors. At Health & Rehab Scandinavia you may get up-dated on the development within the health care sector, take inspiration for purchases and get the opportunity of networking with colleagues and suppliers within the industry.


25/05 - 27/05 - COPENHAGEN CARNIVAL 2012 - Whitsun Festival
The Carnival of Copenhagen is a major event of the year. During the 3 days from 25 – 27 May 2012 – there will be a lot of fun - music - workshops and performance. During the 3 days there are two parades. The big parade takes place on Friday afternoon in the center of Copenhagen and on Sunday evening you can enjoy the night parade in the Fælledparken. 120 bands on 8 different stages will entertain the audience in all 3 festival days.
www.copenhagencarnival.dk
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



June - 2012

01/06 - 31/08 - Harbour Bathing - Copenhagen
Since June 2002 the Copenhageners no longer need to visit the beaches in the summer season outside of the city to have a fresh swim in crystal clean blue water - as the bathing water around the harbour area has reached a quality equal to the bathing water at the many blue flag beaches on the coastline of Copenhagen. Two free outdoor bathing sites - right in the centre of town - in the harbour area have been established. The stationary bathing facility at Islands Brygge - with a capacity for roughly 600 people - opened in June 2002 near Langebro - and the floating harbour swim bath called Copencabana - close to the shopping mall Fisketorvet - with three basins that cover more than 650 square meters. The bathing facilities have life savers constantly on duty and both bathing places have from the very beginning been a great success. The Opening of the harbour bathing season is from June 1st to August 31st and is a great yearly tradition. Come and join the Copenhageners from 07:00 am to 07:00 pm on weekdays - and Saturday and Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 pm.
www.copenhagenet.dk/CPH-Map/CPH-Bathing.asp



02/06 - Denmark vs. Australia – Football - Parken
Denmark vs. Australia - The national football teams from Denmark and Australia will play a friendly match to keep in good condition for the EURO Football Championship 2012.
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



05/06 - Constitution Day (Grundlovsdag) - 5 June
The anniversary of signing the first Danish constitution of 1849 - which established Denmark as a constitutional monarchy. Constitution Day is a public holiday and most shops in Denmark are closed. The day is also Father's Day in Denmark. The Danes just love celebrating their "Grundlovsdag" - which is connected with many political speeches and other types of leisure activities all over Denmark. (Flag Day and Public holiday)


09/06 - Speedway Grand Prix - 2012 - Parken
FIM Danish Speedway Grand Prix 2012 - International Speedway Grand Prix in Copenhagen at the National stadium Parken with 20 of the best top riders in the world - and speedway bikes that run 120 km/h and have no brakes, run on methanol, use only one gear and must weigh a minimum of 80 kg.


13/06 - 15/06 - Around Zealand Regatta - 2013 - Elsinore
The Classic boat race - Around Zealand Regatta 2013 - starts and ends at Elsinore port. The sailing ships can be seen from Copenhagen's coast. The race is a national event and experience lasting 2-3 days - and covers a course of 232 nautical miles around Zealand. Timezone: Europe - Copenhagen.
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



16/06 - 17/06 - Around Zealand Regatta - 2012
The Classic boat race - Around Zealand Regatta 2012 - starts and ends at Elsinore port. The sailing ships can be seen from Copenhagen's coast. The race is a national event and experience lasting 2-3 days and covers a course of 220 nautical miles around Zealand. Timezone: Europe - Copenhagen.
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



18/06 - 19/07 - Summer Dance 2012 – Fælledparken
Dance with the Copenhageners at Fælledparken in 2012. SWINGTIME – LATIN – TANGO etc. Free open air Dancing session at Fælledparken with great live bands and happy dancing people.Everyone is welcome - so take your partner or find one and join in a programme of popular dances – with free dancing lessons that will teach you some basic steps and start you off on the right foot, when you want to dance - SWING - SALSA - TANGO - RUMBA – STANDARD and much more. So - take them stepping shoes on and turn loose on the dance floor. Dancing will take place in June and July – Monday to Thursday from 19.00 – 22.00 p.m. The Culture and Leisure Committee of Copenhagen’s City Council is the prime organizer of this very trendy and successful event. Busses – 1A-3A-6A-150A.
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



23/06 - SANKT HANS EVE 2012 - Celebrate it with the Danes
Sankt Hans Aften (St. John’s Eve) was a official religious holiday in Denmark until 1770 - and has since the time of the Vikings been a Danish tradition of celebrating the Midsummer with bonfires and speeches all over the country in the evening of 23th June - 2012. Especially on the coastline of Denmark bonfires are lit to celebrate the midsummer month - and a great tradition is to sing “midsommervisen” – the Midsummer Hymn by Holger Drachmann – “Vi elsker vort land” - We love our Country.


24/06 - Danish Derby 2012 - Copenhagen Racecourse Klampenborg
On the 24th June - Copenhagen Racecourse Klampenborg will host the most prestigious and iconic events in the Danish race house calendar and on the Danish racetracks – The Danish Derby 2012. This sports and social event is the grand horse racing festival of the year - which dates back to 1875 - and is the place to dress up in your very best to see the finest thoroughbred horses competing to win the Derby. Derby Day is a great day out and has always had a very special atmosphere – the gates open at 10 am and the first races starts at 12.30 pm. The racecourse at Klampenborg is situated just a few miles outside of Copenhagen and surrounded by forest and velvet-green pastures that topple into the valleys below Jægersborg Deer Park and offers absolute tranquillity - wildlife galore - and a truly spectacular setting.
www.galopbane.dk



July - 2012

01/07 - 19/07 - Summer Dance 2012 – Fælledparken
Dance with the Copenhageners at Fælledparken in 2012. SWINGTIME – LATIN – TANGO etc. Free open air Dancing session at Fælledparken with great live bands and happy dancing people.Everyone is welcome - so take your partner or find one and join in a programme of popular dances – with free dancing lessons that will teach you some basic steps and start you off on the right foot, when you want to dance - SWING - SALSA - TANGO - RUMBA – STANDARD and much more. So - take them stepping shoes on and turn loose on the dance floor. Dancing will take place in June and July – Monday to Thursday from 19.00 – 22.00 p.m. The Culture and Leisure Committee of Copenhagen’s City Council is the prime organizer of this very trendy and successful event. Busses – 1A-3A-6A-150A.
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



01/07 - 31/07 - The Royal Family’s summer residence – Fredensborg Palace
The Palace (including the Palace Chapel) will be open to the public weekdays and Sundays in July 2012 from 13.00 – 17.00, together with The Vegetable Garden & the Orangery. More information telephone (+45) 33 40 31 87


01/07 - 31/08 - Harbour Bathing - Copenhagen
Since June 2002 the Copenhageners no longer need to visit the beaches in the summer season outside of the city to have a fresh swim in crystal clean blue water - as the bathing water around the harbour area has reached a quality equal to the bathing water at the many blue flag beaches on the coastline of Copenhagen. Two free outdoor bathing sites - right in the centre of town - in the harbour area have been established. The stationary bathing facility at Islands Brygge - with a capacity for roughly 600 people - opened in June 2002 near Langebro - and the floating harbour swim bath called Copencabana - close to the shopping mall Fisketorvet - with three basins that cover more than 650 square meters. The bathing facilities have life savers constantly on duty and both bathing places have from the very beginning been a great success. The Opening of the harbour bathing season is from June 1st to August 31st and is a great yearly tradition. Come and join the Copenhageners from 07:00 am to 07:00 pm on weekdays - and Saturday and Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 pm.
www.copenhagenet.dk/CPH-Map/CPH-Bathing.asp



02/07 - MADONNA - World Tour - 2012 - Parken Stadium
World famous recording artist and entertainer MADONNA - who is known for exploring religious symbolism and sexual themes in her stage and TV performances will visit Copenhagen and give a concert at Parken. Guinness World Records list her as the world's most successful female recording artist of all time and the top-earning female singer in the world - plus the best-selling female rock artist of the twentieth century with over 63 million certified albums. Her latest musical tour "”Sticky & Sweet Tour” - was a great success - and she will present her new single - "Give Me All Your Lovin" - which she performed at the Super Bowl final 2012.


04/07 - Rebild Festival 2012 – Rebild Nationalpark - Jutland
Every year since July 4th 1912 - thousands of Danish-Americans and their descendants - together with other Danes have joined in the celebration of the American Independence Day on the beautiful heather-covered hills at Rebild National Park in Jutland - just 20 km south of Aalborg. The Rebild Festival is also an expression of gratitude to the land which welcomed more than 300,000 Danish immigrants - and the tradition has been maintained in order to strengthen the ties of friendship between Denmark and USA. On this festival day - Stars and Stripes - and the Danish flag “Dannebrog” are flown side-by-side in natural picturesque surroundings - and as an honour to both countries. US-citizens - who are visiting Copenhagen can experience this festival in Jutland on July 4th. By train or car the trip will take about 4 hours and there is plenty of logging facilities at Rebild and in Aalborg. As a tribute to this USA –Danish Festival and as a countdown to the event - the added VIDEO performs – Strike Up the Band.
 Video: Strike Up the Band
www.rebildfesten.dk



05/07 - 08/07 - ROSKILDE FESTIVAL 2012 - Great rock music festival
Roskilde Festival always presents the most up to date and progressive music programme and bands as well as lots of events and activities. Warm-up from 30 June - 4 July 2012. Many bands are ready to perform with other contemporary, legendary, progressive and innovating quality music from all over the world at Roskilde Festival 2012. Camping is free with a festival ticket. Roskilde is located 35 km from Copenhagen and just 30 minutes by train.
www.roskilde-festival.dk
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



06/07 - 15/07 - Jazz Festival 2012 - 34 years of Jazz in Copenhagen
The famous Copenhagen Jazz Festival is spread all around Copenhagen at various venues and "hot spots" - where Danish and international Jazz Bands will perform live in over 1000 concerts at indoor and outdoor arrangements. This is the 34 edition of Jazz in Copenhagen. See video presentation from Copenhagen Jazz Festival at a concert shot at Jazz Huset Vognporten in Copenhagen, which was one of the many jazz venues in town.
 Video: Palle Mikkelborg - Jazz Huset Vognporten



07/07 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - Roskilde Festival
Legendary "The Boss" Bruce Springsteen will together with his famous support group E Street Band be the prime attraction at the Roskilde Festival 2012 - and give a concert in continuation with his up-coming World Europe Tour and the follow-up on his successful awarded album “Working On A Dream” that also has been nominated for a Grammy Award. See VIDEO presentation with rock legend Bruce Springsteen & The Sessions Band swinging live together with a rocking audience in - O Mary Don't You Weep.
www.copenhagenet.dk/Video/CPH-Bruce-Spring.htm



10/07 - PEARL JAM - Forum
Pearl Jam is back on the road again and will revisit Copenhagen on their short European tour. The American rock band was voted the greatest American rock band in 2007 of all time. Pearl Jam will perform at Forum with some of their former and latest hits.
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



26/07 - 29/07 - Cup Denmark 2012 - Ishøj - Copenhagen
Denmark Soccer Festival - has changed it name to CUP Denmark 2012 - will attract more than 170 soccer teams from countries like USA, Norway, Germany, England, France, Scotland, Brazil among others. Ishøj is located about 16 km from Copenhagen and only 800m from the tournament site is a wonderful sand beach stretching more than 8km and the Museum of Modern Art - Arken.
www.cupdenmark.com



27/07 - 03/08 - COPENHAGEN OPERA FESTIVAL - 2012 - Copenhagen
The Copenhagen Opera Festival 2012 - is a must for any opera lover and appeals also to the new curious generation that wants to get familiar with opera and experience the drama and passion of this fine and magic art put out into new spaces around Copenhagen – on the streets - on the water and even underground! With a line-up of leading international singers and musicians - there’s something for opera goers of all ages. Our 2012 programme offers 10 different productions - from Puccini's "La Bohème" to Wagner's "The Ring". Copenhagen Opera Festival is an exciting initiative in Danish cultural life. The festival pays tribute to opera as an art-form by taking it out of the traditional theatre and letting its sounds ring out over the streets - the underground and the waterways of the city.


August - 2012

01/08 - 03/08 - COPENHAGEN OPERA FESTIVAL - 2012 - Copenhagen
The Copenhagen Opera Festival 2012 - is a must for any opera lover and appeals also to the new curious generation that wants to get familiar with opera and experience the drama and passion of this fine and magic art put out into new spaces around Copenhagen – on the streets - on the water and even underground! With a line-up of leading international singers and musicians - there’s something for opera goers of all ages. Our 2012 programme offers 10 different productions - from Puccini's "La Bohème" to Wagner's "The Ring". Copenhagen Opera Festival is an exciting initiative in Danish cultural life. The festival pays tribute to opera as an art-form by taking it out of the traditional theatre and letting its sounds ring out over the streets - the underground and the waterways of the city.


01/08 - 31/08 - Harbour Bathing - Copenhagen
Since June 2002 the Copenhageners no longer need to visit the beaches in the summer season outside of the city to have a fresh swim in crystal clean blue water - as the bathing water around the harbour area has reached a quality equal to the bathing water at the many blue flag beaches on the coastline of Copenhagen. Two free outdoor bathing sites - right in the centre of town - in the harbour area have been established. The stationary bathing facility at Islands Brygge - with a capacity for roughly 600 people - opened in June 2002 near Langebro - and the floating harbour swim bath called Copencabana - close to the shopping mall Fisketorvet - with three basins that cover more than 650 square meters. The bathing facilities have life savers constantly on duty and both bathing places have from the very beginning been a great success. The Opening of the harbour bathing season is from June 1st to August 31st and is a great yearly tradition. Come and join the Copenhageners from 07:00 am to 07:00 pm on weekdays - and Saturday and Sundays from 11:00 am to 07:00 pm.
www.copenhagenet.dk/CPH-Map/CPH-Bathing.asp



03/08 - 05/08 - Cultural Harbour Festival 2012 at the waterfront
The Cultural Harbour has become a yearly recurrent harbour festival. It shows cultural and leisure time activities throughout the harbour for Copenhageners as well as tourists and others who wish to participate in a cultural festival 2012.
www.kulturhavn.dk



04/08 - 05/08 - COPENHAGEN HISTORIC GRAND PRIX 2012 - Fælledparken
The 10th historic race with classic cars and old timers in the streets of Copenhagen takes place on 4-5 August 2012. The event takes place in the surroundings of the largest park in Copenhagen "Fælledparken" - just next to Parken, and will be the greatest and biggest event yet in Copenhagen.
www.chgp.net/
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



07/08 - 08/08 - Macbeth - 2012 - Kronborg Castle
Hamletscenen presents SHAKESPEARE`S GLOBE 2012 - at Kronborg Castle. SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE visits the castle with a raw - elemental and moving new version of Macbeth. Experience Macbeth in the perfect and authentic scenery at Kronborg Castle with its rustic and historical surroundings. To be - or not to be - that’s certainly the question! The screenplay will take 2 hours and 30 minutes including interval in Kronborg Castle’s courtyard at Elsinore (Helsingør).


08/08 - 11/08 - CIFF 2013 - Bella Center
CIFF 2013 - Scandinavia's largest Fashion Fair takes places in Bella Center and will present the fashion for the Winter/Spring 2013/2014. Fantastic shows and professional presentation of trends are one of many things to experience at Copenhagen International Fashion Fair.
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



09/08 - 12/08 - CIFF 2012 - Bella Center
CIFF 2012 - Scandinavia's largest Fashion Fair takes places in Bella Center and will present the fashion for the Winter/Spring 2012/2013. Fantastic shows and professional presentation of trends are one of many things to experience at Copenhagen International Fashion Fair.
Hotel Booking with great savings:  www.copenhagenet.dk



18/08 - OPEN AIR OPERA 2012 - Rosenborg - Free Entry
Open air opera with FREE ENTRY at Rosenborg Castle from 1606 in the centre of Copenhagen. Once more the Royal Danish Opera invites everyone to celebrate the opening of the new season 2012 - and be able to experience highlights from last season. Puccini - Verdi - Mozart and Lehàr. Take a big picnic basket and some cold bottles of wine with you and enjoy this special performance in green surroundings. This open air concert is a must for opera-lovers and visitors - who will enjoy the best from both worlds – fresh air and superb classic opera performance. In 2011 no less than 190,000 people were present at the 8 open air opera concerts in Denmark. Come and join this festive opera arrangement in an attempt to break this record! Duration - Approx. 3 hours incl. intermission.
 Video: Habanera - Carmen



25/08 - Leonard Cohen - Rosenborg Castle
Are you a music devotee and a great fan of Leonard Cohen - then it is now the time to see the 76 year old Canadian singer-songwriter at Rosenborg Castle - and hear him perform songs from his latest albums - as well as many of his older well known songs. Leonard Cohen has sold over 6 million albums worldwide - and songs from his new album - "Old Ideas" – will be presented on stage in historical surroundings at Rosenborg Castle built in 1606.


25/08 - Swimming the Canals of Christiansborg - 2012
Everyone can participate in this swimming competition round the 2 km canals of Christiansborg Castle 2012. The start point of the race will be at the “Black Diamond” at 9.00 a.m. and will nearly end here too. Test your condition and the fresh waters of Copenhagen harbour. The swimming distance is 1.900 meter – 1.9 km. Contact the Danish Swimming Association, who has arranged this event - if you are interested.
www.openwater.dk
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28/08 - COLDPLAY – Parken National Stadium
The popular British alternative rock band formed in 1996 - COLDPLAY - will give a concert at the national stadium Parken. Chris Martin - Jonny Buckland - Guy Berryman and Will Champion has produced an ambitious album called Mylo Xyloto that went direct to the top of the hit-lists in 32 countries. The group pronounces that it will be a hell of an open air concert in Copenhagen.


31/08 - Bakken - ending season - 2012
Bakken will close for the summer season 2012 on August 31.


September - 2012

02/09 - LADY GAGA - Parken Stadium
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta - better known by her stage name - Lady GaGa - will visit Copenhagen on her world tour - Born This Way Ball - and the world famous singer and songwriter will give a concert at Parken Stadium - where she will on stage and among her many fans will present her new studio album - Born This Way - plus some of her other great world hits.


08/09 - World Cup FIFA - 2012 - Parken
FIFA - World Cup 2012 qualification match Denmark v Czech Republic in the national stadium Parken.


23/09 - TIVOLI - ending season - 2012
Tivoli Gardens close the gates for summer season 2012 on September 23. Check for concerts and other events in Tivoli on their website.


25/09 - 27/09 - Scanlab - 2012 - Bella Center
Danish Diagnostic and Laboratory Association (DADIF) and The fair for the entire laboratory industry. Bella Center invite laboratory industry users and suppliers to a three-day professional trade fair.


26/09 - 30/10 - Copenhagen Blues Festival - 2012
From 26th – 30th September 2012 - this years blues festival present more than 60 blues-concerts with thrilling international and danish blues acts at 25 large and small venues all over Copenhagen."The Danish Blues Artist of the Year" award is being revealed at the opening ceremony of the festival.
www.copenhagenbluesfestival.dk
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October - 2012

06/10 - THE ERIMITAGE RUN 2013 - The Deer Park
Come and participate for the 45th time - in the world’s first fun and run wellness arrangement called the traditional Erimitage Run north of Copenhagen together with over 20,000 active runners - and 60-70,000 spectators. Run through the 13,3 km tracks around the beautiful Eremitage Plains and experience all the deer’s in the Deer Park and the natural scenic beauty of the forest and woodlands. Meet at the “Red Port” by the Deer Park.


07/10 - THE ERIMITAGE RUN 2012 - The Deer Park
Come and participate for the 44th time - in the world’s first fun and run wellness arrangement called the traditional Erimitage Run north of Copenhagen together with over 20,000 active runners - and 60-70,000 spectators. Run through the 13,3 km tracks around the beautiful Eremitage Plains and experience all the deer’s in the Deer Park and the natural scenic beauty of the forest and woodlands. Meet at the “Red Port” by the Deer Park.


09/10 - 11/10 - International Clean Energy Fair - Bella Center
Copenhagen International Clean Energy Fair 2012(CICEF) will be a global meeting place for professionals in the trade and interchange of clean energy technologies for the future. Crossing sectors, the event will present the latest solutions for energy efficiency and clean technology together with their practical applications.


12/10 - The Night of Culture in Copenhagen - 2012
Explore Copenhagen and all its cultural venues and events after dark with the Night of Culture Badge. On The Night of Culture 2012 the aim is to temporarily change the ambience and cultural landscape of Copenhagen. The whole city is an integral part of The Night of Culture, involving major and minor cultural institutions from the main boroughs: Nørrebro, Vesterbro, Christianshavn, Østerbro, City and Frederiksberg. Children, couples, families, groups and individuals - The Night of Culture has something for everybody: theatre, music, experimental arts, dancing, city walks, lectures and the list goes on. You can buy tickets all over the city.
www.kulturnatten.dk
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26/10 - DIANA KRALL - Falconer Concert Hall
World famous Jazz Diva Diana Krall - Canadian jazz pianist and singer will visit Copenhagen and give a concert in Falconer Center. Her latest album - Quiet Nights – has just been released and is already topping the billboard. Diana Krall’s trilling piano playing and jazzy orchestration of older evergreens often in bossa nova style has given her a international reputation as a popular entertainer on world stages. See VIDEO with Diana Krall performing "'S Wonderful".
 Video: Diana Krall in concert



November - 2012

02/11 - 04/11 - SCANDINAVIAN MOTOR SHOW – Bella Center
The Scandinavian Motor Show is Denmark’s largest indoor custom bike and car show - hosted every year in Bella Center.
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03/11 - JENNIFER LOPEZ - Forum Copenhagen
Famous world star Jennifer Lopez will visit Copenhagen on her J-L0’s World tour - and will give a concert in Forum Copenhagen - for the first time. The song “On The Floor” from her latest album “Love” has sold more than 3 million digital copies - which makes it her biggest selling single ever. J-Lo has just come out with her new single “Dance Again”. Jennifer Lopez will present on stage at Forum some of her biggest hits along with new material with more juicy Latin rhythm than ever.


04/11 - Hubertus Hunt - 2012 - Dyrehaven
The annually Hubertus Hunt (Fox Hunt) will take place at ”Dyrehaven” north of Copenhagen. Between 40,000-50,000 spectators will attend to watch over 90 horse riders in their red hunting uniforms along the route with many exciting hindrances.
www.hubertusjagt.dk



04/11 - J-DAY 2012 - Celebrating Christmas Beer Day
J-Dag is Christmas beer day - and a great tradition and event in Denmark to be a part of for beer lovers before Christmas. It is the day that genuine beer enthusiasts have been waiting for nearly a whole year - and now finally the J-Day will be marked on November 4th at precisely at 20:59 in any pub - bar - restaurant - supermarket - groceries - and anywhere in Denmark by introducing this years strong - dark and tasty 6% “CHRISTMAS BREW” that also is the talk of the town in any Danish city.


16/11 - KATIE MELUA - Falconér Concert Hall
Katie Melua - British-Georgian singer, songwriter and musician became internationally famous, with the leading song and absolute ear rapper "Nine Million Bicycles in Beijing” from her second album that was the number-one spot on the UK Albums Chart in 2005. The English nightingale, who was awarded for International Pop Artist at the start of 2007, will give a concert at the Falconer Center and also present songs from her latest released album "Secret Symphony". See video presentation with Katie Melua in concert performing her great hit "Nine Million Bicycles in Beijing”
 Video: Nine Million Bicycles in Beijing



17/11 - KRIS KRISTOFFERSON - Falconér Concert Hall
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON - Legendary American country music songwriter, folk singer and actor will visit Copenhagen and give a concert at the Falconér Concert Hall. He is best known for hits like "Me and Bobby McGee", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down", "Help Me Make It Through the Night" and “Crazy” and will present songs from is demo collection - "Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends!" and latest albums - Closer To The Bone and From Here To Forever.
 Video: Me and Bobby McGee



December - 2012

01/12 - Skating Rink - Valby - 2012
The traditional skating rink at Kongens Nytorv is closed until 2018 - due to the Metro expansion. The new free skating rink has moved to Valby at Toftegårds Plads. Skate free on ice and experience the 1500 m2 big skating rink and skate as many times as you wish. You can also hire skates for the entire family in all sizes. Bus 18 - 132 - 133 - 1A and 4A will take you right there.


01/12 - THE ROYAL DANISH THEATRE - REPERTOIR 2012
Performance of 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. See Performance schedule on website. See video presentation with Soloist Thomas Lund dancing with Ballerina Gudrun Bojesen in Harald Lander's Festpolonaise at the Royal Danish Ballet.
 Video: Royal Danish Ballet
www.copenhagenet.dk/CPH-Map/CPH-Royal-Theatre.asp and www.copenhagenet.dk/CPH-Map/CPH-Opera.asp
Tickets: www.kgl-teater.dk



01/12 - 23/12 - Tivoli's Special Christmas Market - 2012
Tivoli offers dazzling lights, lots of rides, masses of gift shops and food stalls as well as restaurants serving traditional, Danish Christmas treats.


27/12 - 28/12 - Copenhagen Masters 2012 - Falconer Center
World-Class Badminton with a fantastic atmosphere and over 1600 other badminton and sports lovers in the Falconer Hall. The tournament has been a traditional Christmas event for years.




 

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