NewsLetter Copenhagen & Tourism Information - April 2017

The Springtime Season of a Brand New Year -April 2017 - Copenhagen Tourism Site and Cultural Guide
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Happy Danes - 2017
The Danes are once again awarded to be among the Happiest People in the World - by the “World Happiness Report" - which is commissioned for the UN Conference on global “Happiness”.
 
Free Dishes - April 1st.
On on April 1st - restaurants serve free dishes - all sorts of beers - and other types of alcohol will be free April 1st - all over town.
 
The Traditional Easter Lunch
The traditional Easter Lunch - primarily with many variations of marinated herring - "Snaps" and strong Easter beers.
 
Easter "Snaps"
The Indispensable Easter “Snaps” with around 45% pure alcohol is the must to drink for the Danes at their booming Easter luncheon table - with an extravaganza of food and strong Easter brew and beers.
 
The Stork has arrived - April
The first storks arrive in April and find their old nesting places - which is a clear sign of spring.
 
Ploughing and Farming - April
The farmers are very busy in April - and a fresh smell of ploughing earth and fertilizing reaches in to Copenhagen by swiftly winds.

April is Springtime with Happy Danes...
...
though April showers may come your way - they bring the flowers that bloom in May!

Dear Reader...

The Danes - Happiest in the World - Once Again - Welcomes You!
The Danes are once again awarded to be among the Happiest People in the World - by the “World Happiness Report" - which is commissioned for the UN Conference on global “Happiness”. The report has just been published - by the Earth Institute at Columbia University - that examine the analysis of global happiness in all aspects. The Danes have been awarded several times - as being the “Happiest” people on this earth - and has been ranked on top of this list in numerous occasions. The UN-report also concludes that “Joyful” citizens living in happy communities and countries - just live longer - and strive to cultivate their “Well-being” continuously. Come to Denmark and experience the "Happiest" people in this world! Happy Danes

April brings a lot of spring signs
The sign of spring is all over Copenhagen - as the inhabitants can look
forward to celebrate their holy Easter Holidays with a lot of good food - traditional booming Easter buffets - church going - Easter eggs and family gatherings - with plenty of strong Easter beers and “snaps” (Akvavit) in the middle of April - together with the seasonal opening of Tivoli Gardens - increasing brighter daylight hours and warmer temperatures. April is also the smell of fresh ploughing earth and fertilizing - cherry trees blooming - road construction all over town - humming birds building nests - blooming buds in park and recreational areas - outdoor café life - more cyclists - the first storks arrive at their nesting site - and last but not least April showers that brings many May flowers - and finally not to forget the strong left over Easter beers that has been introduced and available for all genuine beer lovers.
 
Only April 1st - 2017 in Copenhagen
On April 1st - everything is nearly Free in Copenhagen - all the large department stores - shops and hotels gives a 90% discount on all purchases and accommodation - all Police Woman in town will award any male tourist with a huge hug and kisses - restaurants serve Free Dishes - all sorts of Beers - and other types of Alcohol will also be distributed Free - the sausage stands will serve Free Hot Dogs all day long - all Transport is complimentary - Thieves will not steel from tourists - and Politicians will tell truthful stories the entire day. All Mail - Postcards and Parcels are sent free from Copenhagen to the whole wide world. Burger King will serve a free special quarter pound Doggy Whopper for the 120,000 dogs in the city - and all tourists must wear 3D glasses to experience Fresh Air in Copenhagen. Finally - the Little Mermaid will be sent to Australia for good - and the Prime Minister will give a free Guided Tour around Christiansborg Palace - and at the Danish parliament - for all the valuable tourists visiting the city - followed up by a free large Buffet with the most outstanding Danish Delicacies and various Drinks.

Welcome to Copenhagen and enjoy April 1st - 2017!
 
Enquiries of certain Topics and Issues
The editorial Newsletter team receive many questions about certain topic and issues described and illustrated on Copenhagen-Portal.dk especially concerning: The Danish Cultural Heritage - The Royal Danish Family - Cruise matters - Museums - Denmark - Transportation - Danish Food Culture - Events - Historical Venues - Danish Currency & money etc. - which the editorial team will focus on and explain in a more detailed - and select as a main topic in a up-to-date version in every monthly Newsletter edition - beside of other news related subjects about Copenhagen and Denmark.
 
 
Weather in April
April can be quite mild and warm with a surplus of sunshine - but also the well known April showers can not surprise visitors in Copenhagen. April can also be quite cold and freezing with frost locally - especially in mid Jutland with some snowfall in the beginning of the month. The average temperature is + 6-10°C. You will need warm clothing if you go window shopping - as the breeze seems a bit colder than the present temperatures. The highest temperature of the month was last year 19-20°C - and registered several places especially in the interior parts of Denmark. The daylight will advance with almost 6-7 hours.

Warmest and Coldest April day in Denmark
-The warmest April day in Denmark was measured on April 17 - 1993 - at “Holbæk” - mid Sealand - with a temperature as high as +28,6°C.

-The coldest April day in Denmark was measured on April 3 - 1922 - at “Store Vildmose” in Vensyssel - Northern Jutland - with a temperature as low as
-19,0°C.

April 2016
The highest temperature in April last year in 2016 - was 20.7 °c - at Sønderborg on the isle of Als in south Denmark. The lowest temperature in April last year in 2016 - was -5.0 °c - at Vojens in south Jutland.

Visitors Lounge - Event Calendar - Public Holidays and Flag Days

 
 
Easter in Denmark
The Danes just love their Easter Holidays and Easter Traditions!
 
(Påske)  - Easter 2017 in Denmark...
...in your Easter bonnet - with all the frills upon it - you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade
!

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

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

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


Traditional Easter lunch - Snaps and strong Easter beers

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

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

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

Easter Holidays in Denmark

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

Enjoy your Easter holidays in Copenhagen and Denmark.



Traditional Easter Eggs
The customs and traditions of using eggs have been associated with Easter for centuries. Colourful chocolate Easter eggs are given as a gift to celebrate Easter - and a symbol of springtime and the start of new life.
 
"Gækkebreve"
Teaser letters (Gækkebreve) is an Easter tradition in Denmark. The receiver has to guess the senders name or give an Easter egg to the sender if not identified.
 
Marinated Herrings
Marinated herring in different variations is a must at the Easter lunch table in Denmark - together with "snaps" and the newly brewed and strong Easter beer "Påskebryg.
 
Easter Beer
It's a great tradition every year - when the strong Easter Brew is introduced - and bid welcome by all of the many beer lovers in Denmark.
 
First Easter Beer in Denmark
The first Easter Beer "Påskebryg" brewed in Denmark was in 1890 by the Thor Breweries form Randers in Jutland. The label shown is from 1890 - and was placed on the first bottles of the strong Easter Brew.
 
 
Easter is also Danish "Snaps"
1.6 millions of “Snaps” bottles (Akvavit) is consumed at Easter time in Denmark!
 
Snaps is the “Water of Life”
"Snaps" is the Danes favourite strong 45% alcohol beverage - and is called “Water of Life” in Latin.
 
Various types of “Snaps” labels
The are about 75-100 various types of “Snaps” labels in Denmark - with different taste - depending on the part of region the "Snaps" originates from.
Drink and Enjoy "Snaps" with the Danes...
...I say that little ole snaps drinker me!
 
"Akvavit" - "Snaps" - “Water of Life”
We recommend that you don’t miss the opportunity - while you are visiting Copenhagen to taste the Danes favourite strong 45% alcohol beverage called “Snaps” or “Akvavit”. That also can be spelled “Aquavite” - which derives from aqua vitae - and means “Water of Life” in Latin. So - join the Danes and be a part of their thousand year old drinking culture by tasting the genuine Danish “Snaps” - which is a strong and flavoured liquid - and distilled liquor - with a very pale golden colour or crystal clear white fluid. It is faintly dry in flavour - and ranging in alcohol content from about 45% by volume. Various aromatic flavourings are added and implemented - to hit the exact “Akvavit” taste - by usually including caraway - cumin seed - lemon or orange peel - cardamom - aniseed - and also fennel.

Easter "Snaps" - The Danish way
During Easter time - and Easter Holidays - almost 1.6 millions bottles of “Snaps” (Akvavit) will be consumed throughout the month of March - at all the popular Easter luncheons and dinners that are arranged to celebrate the Danes great Easter season - plus the many traditional Easter parties that are very trendy for groups holding their own annual “Påskefrokost” - or at the popular family gatherings. The Easter food extravaganza involves plenty of brunch or buffet food with various selections of cold cuts - beer and "Snaps" - and often also with music and dancing. The great Easter “Påskefrokost” usually continues into the wee hours of the morning. Food-wise - the “Påskefrokost” - normally buffet table - is a veritable feast - and the main purpose is - to eat - drink and be merry at Easter-time. The Danish “Snaps” plays a vital role in the Easter “Påskefrokost” ceremony.


More than thousands years of enjoyable drinking culture!

Much more about Danish "Snaps"
 
 
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 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


 
 
Tivoli Gardens
 
Tivoli is breathtaking amusements
Tivoli offers many breathtaking amusements - which gives the visitors tremendous rides - and a fantastic view over Copenhagen.
 
Tivoli - and thousands of lights
Tivoli is thousands of lights that illuminate the entire garden and creates a special cosy atmosphere in the evening.
Tivoli opens its gates for summer 2017...
...fairy tales can come true - if you’re young at heart!

Tivoli is an electrifying entertaining venue
Tivoli is one of the world's best known amusement parks - and one of the greatest attractions in Scandinavia. Tivoli Gardens was founded in 1843 by Georg Carstensen (1812-1857) - and the oldest buildings in the garden are the head-entry portal and Pantomime Theatre from 1874. Tivoli opens every spring in April to mark the Danish summer season - and closes its gates at the end of September. Tivoli is the most visited amusement park in Scandinavia - and a cultural institution in Copenhagen - as well as a vibrant funfair and true fairy tale Garden.

Tivoli is adventure for everyone
Every year - when Tivoli opens in spring for a new season - it is a cheerful event for the Copenhageners - after surviving a long and cold winter. Tivoli is flowers in full blossom - and happy faces everywhere - plus children with balloons enjoying themselves in the colorful amusement park. In the evening - darkness is highlighted by the many thousands of light bulbs that are hanging along the parts - garden - trees and lakeside. Tivoli offers more than 30 amusements rides with many breathtaking experiences and some adventures with spectacular sights over Copenhagen. Especially - the world’s highest carousel - the 80 metres high Star Flyer - which gives the visitors a tremendous ride and a fantastic view over Copenhagen. It bustles with life and rhythm - when the Tivoli Big Band plays for dancing on the big lawn - and accompanies international stars from all over the world on the outdoor stage. The Pantomime Theater tells the stories of the two lovers - who have an awful lot to go through before they get together. Music will be playing merrily in the Concert Hall - and the Glass House offers high class entertainment and performance. Tivoli is adventure the whole day long for children and families - and that’s why the easygoing Copenhageners look forward every year with great anticipation - when Tivoli opens up for a brand new season.


Tivoli - Event Calendar

 
 
Cycling in Copenhagen
 

Cycles and Outdoor Fun in April...
...but you'll look sweet - upon the seat - of a bicycle made for two!

Explore Copenhagen on a cycle
Take some warm clothes on - and have plentiful of outdoor fun and fresh air in April - as this month can charm with some warm weather. We invite you once again to lend a free bike at your local hotel and lodging site - or pay for a electric bicycle - or rent a bike at selected cycles shops - and then explore Copenhagen with all the historical places and cultural venues together with all the amusing sites at the ever bustling waterfront and beautiful coastline of the city. Just a few km from the city centre - tourists can cycle to the old canals of Christianshavn - and visit some of the quarter’s attractions like the beautiful Church of Our Savior from 1682 - that has one of the many towers rising above Copenhagen’s skyline - and is famous among tourists and visitors for its spiral tower and staircase with a magnificent view over the city. The remarkable tower and spiral-shaped gold spire construction is 90 meter high with 400 steps to the top. And nearby is "Christiania" also called - The City in the City - which is a great tourist venue in Christianshavn.

350 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 350 km of safe cycle tracks in and around the city.

Over 800,000 cycles in Copenhagen
Nearly every Copenhagener owns a bicycle - 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 venues. 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 tourists and visitors free bicycles to explore Copenhagen on two wheels.



See
Shopping and Interactive Map
- Christianshavns Canals

Christianshavns-Canals
Visit Christianshavn and its canals on cycle and then experience how modern architecture is blended in with the old historical buildings from around 1620.
 
Christiania
Visit the "The Free City" Christiania on cycle. Christiania was established in 1971 - by a group of homeless citizens that occupied the old empty military barracks at Christianshavn. Christiania is a great tourist attraction today.
 
350 km of safe cycle tracks
Copenhagen is geared for cycles with over 350 km of safe cycle tracks in and around the city.
 
 
Cruise Ships in Copenhagen - April - 2017
 
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II - will enter the Cruise Ports of Copenhagen in 2017. The cruise vessel is the largest transatlantic ocean liner in the world - and operated by Cunard Line.
 
Emerald Princess
Emerald princess is one of the cruise ships embarking the ports of Copenhagen in 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 2016 - as Copenhagen is the largest port of call in Northern Europe.

10 Cruise Ships in Copenhagen - April - 2017...
…Copenhagen's harbour - Scandinavia's cruise centre!

The Cruise Season - 2017

The first cruise vessel will visit Copenhagen mid April - 2017. The number of international cruise ships embarking at the cruise ports of Copenhagen in 2017 - is anticipated to amount 310 - and 10 Cruise Vessels will enter Copenhagen’s harbour in April - 2017. 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 - Onsite
- Sightseeing

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

Jutland: Aalborg - Aarhus - Fredericia - Skagen
Funen: Faaborg
Sealand: Copenhagen - Elsinore - Hundested - Kalundborg
Bornholm: Rønne
 
 
Shore Excursion and Field Trips
Our Inbound Travel Service Team offers comprehensive shore excursion and field trips from all Danish cruise destinations - as well as exploring the countryside around the local historical areas with many exciting sites and top attractions.
 
 
 
Free - Free - Free - Copenhagen
 
The Royal Guards
Changing of the Royal Guards at noon at Amalienborg Palace is a popular and free tourist site and attraction.
 
The Historical Citadel - 1626
Visit the old windmill and canons on the ramparts of the old Citadel from 1626. The Venue is quite popular - and a free attraction - as well as a very historical site.
 
FREE - FREE - FREE - COPENHAGEN...
...and no costly plastic cards required!

FREE - FREE - FREE

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

Here are some of the free stuff and activities tourists and visitors can explore and experience - while staying in Copenhagen. Museums* - Art Galleries* - Libraries - Parks - Gardens and Leisure Areas - Changing of the Guards - Historical Churches and Cemeteries - "Strøget" (the worlds longest Shopping Street) - Harbour Bath and Beaches - Town Hall - Skating Rinks - The Danish Parliament - The Old Citadel (from 1626) - Nyhavn - (the longest bar in Scandinavia) - Botanical Garden - The Glyptotek - Skateboarding - Top Attractions and Historical Places - plus many free Seasonal Venues and Events in Copenhagen - like Free dancing lessons in June and July - at the popular yearly Summer Dance event - and the Summer Ballet - performed by the
Royal Danish Ballet Corps at Rosenborg Castle or the Opera Festival in the summertime.
*Some Museums and art Galleries have Free Admission on certain days of the week.
 
 
The Old Citadel - 1626
 
Take a Field Trip in and beyond Copenhagen
Visit the old Fortifications - and historical Citadel of Copenhagen established by King Christian IV in 1626 - to protect the city from the Seaside. Experience the area with the military barracks and old canons on the ramparts plus the beautiful view over Oresund and to Sweden. The area is open to the public - and is a great free tourist attraction that is located on the old exercise grounds of Copenhagen.

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

 
 
Events & Entertainment in Copenhagen
 
Events and other City Hot Spots in April - 2017...
...in Scandinavia's largest and most lively capital!
 
EXHIBITION VENUES: BALLERUP SUPER ARENA - BELLA CENTER - FORUM - PARKEN - ØKSNEHALLEN
 
EXHIBITIONS - FAIRS & EVENTS IN COPENHAGEN - April - 2017
 
Exhibitions - Fairs & Events in March 2017

BALLERUP SUPER ARENA

BELLA CENTER
- SCANDEFA 2017

FORUM COPENHAGEN
- DESIGNER FORUM
- SCIENCE IN FORUM


PARKEN STADIUM


ØKSNEHALLEN
- Nordic DelCPHGames 2017
- J-Popcon 2017
SCANDEFA 2017
Scandinavian Dental Fair & Annual Scientific Meeting DDA - SCANDEFA 2017 -is a trade fair for dentists.
COPENHAGEN MUSEUMS - Free Entrance - 2017

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


*Some museums has free entrance on selected days.


Copenhagen Museums

The Open Air Museum
Visit The Open Air Museum with over 100 genuine rural buildings and country homes rebuilt and on display - as far back as 1650. The museum was founded in 1897 - to preserve and protect Danish culture and everlasting heritage treasures.
TIVOLI GARDENS - New season - 2017
World famous Tivoli Gardens opens the gates in April for summer season 2017. Every year - when Tivoli opens in spring for a new season - it is a cheerful event for the Copenhageners - after surviving a long and cold winter.

Tivoli is flowers in full blossom - and happy faces everywhere - plus children with balloons enjoying themselves in the colorful amusement park. In the evening - darkness is highlighted by the many thousands of light bulbs that are hanging along the parts - garden - trees and lakeside.
The Pantomime Theatre
The Pantomime theatre from 1874 - is the oldest existing building in the Tivoli Gardens - and is an open air theatre that performs every evening with ballet and live music.
The Queen's Birthday
The Danish Queen Margrethe II - will be celebrated on the balcony of Amalienborg Palace on her 76 year birthday in April by the Danes with waving Danish flags at noon 12.00.
THE QUEEN's BIRTHDAY

Celebration of the QUEEN's 77 year birthday at Amalienborg

Queen Margrethe II - will be celebrated on the balcony of Amalienborg Palace on her 77 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.

THE ROYAL DANISH THEATRE - REPERTOIR 2017


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

Royal Danish Ballet Corps
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 - joy and entertainment!

The biggest city in Scandinavia
Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan city full of life and joy - and also the largest city in Scandinavia - which attracts a large groups of Scandinavian visitors - who enjoy Danish hospitality and the free way of practicing unrestricted drinking - related to the Danes hundreds of years of responsible alcohol culture - which goes way back to the Viking era. The Danish capital also offers - exciting events - festivals and shows that are performed in and around the city together with many cultural arrangements and sports activities.



More Events: Event Calendar
COPENHAGEN NIGHTLIFE
Copenhagen offers a vibrant nightlife all over the city with cocktail bars - jazz clubs - dancing hot spots - night clubs - casino - discotheques etc. - and any other kind of entertainment that can satisfy nightlife goers.
 
 
Entertainment - Song of the Month
 
Melody & Song of the Month - April - 2017
Oldies - but Goodies!
 
John Paul Young - "Love is in the Air"
It’s April - it’s springtime - it’s blooming flowers - it’s lukewarm weather - it’s April showers that bring may flowers -
but most of all it’s -
Love is in the Air everywhere I look around”
 
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
April - 2017
This month’s song "Love is in the Air" - is written by George Young and Harry Vanda - and became a worldwide hit in 1977 - that was released - introduced and sung by Scottish born Australian pop singer John Paul Young. The song also became the signature song of John Paul Young up to date and topped the world charts as a international hit worldwide. John Paul Young performed the song "Love is in the Air" at the Closing Ceremony of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney - Australia.
John Paul Young - "Love is in the Air"
It’s April - it’s springtime - it's blooming flowers - it’s lukewarm weather - it’s April showers that bring may flowers - but most of all it'sLove is in the Air everywhere I look around” - “Love is in the air every sight and every sound”. Famous lyrics and song presented and sung by singer John Paul Young in the late 1970s - that became a mega hit and on everybody’s lips the whole world round - and today a grand old “Oldies but Goodies” among all the other “Evergreens” placed in the “Evergreen” Hall of Fame for down memory lane “Melodies & Songs”. ”Love is in the air, in the rising of the sun - Love is in the air, when the day is nearly done - And I don't know if you are illusion -Don't know if I see truth - But you are something that I must believe in - And you are there when I reach out for you”. Enjoy this new version of “Love is in the Air” by John Paul Young and - ”Love is in the air Love is in the air - Oh, oh, oh, oh, uh”. The song has be performed by numerous international artist and singers - and was used as the signature song in the film “Strictly Ballroom” and also sung by the supporters of Scottish Football Club Dundee United. "Oh, oh, oh, oh, uh” - Oh Yeah!

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Previous Melodies & Songs of the Month

 

 
 
Marking Days of April - 2017
Christian Holy Days - Public Holidays and Flag Days in April - 2017
 

Easter - Christian Holy Days - Public Holidays
April 13 - (Maundy Thursday) - April 14 - (Good Friday) - April 16 - (Easter Sunday) - and April 17 (Easter Munday) - are Holy Days and Public Holidays in April - 2017.

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

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


National Flag days in April
- 2017


- April 9 - Occupation of Denmark 1940.
(Flags on half mast until 12.00 - noon)

- April 13 - Easter (Maundy Thursday)

- April 14 - Easter (Good Friday) - (Flags on half mast)

- April 16 - Queen Margrethe II's Birthday

- April 17 - Easter (Easter Munday)

- April 29 - Princess Benedikte's Birthday

Summer time in Denmark is from the last weekend in March 2017 - to Sunday October 28 - 2017.

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


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Public Holidays and Flag Days



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

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

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

The Theme of the banknotes

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

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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".

This article will frequently be updated


 
 
 
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 - April - 2017

"To travel is to live!"

(At rejse er at leve!)

Hans Christian Andersen - Danish Fairytale Writer - 1805-1875

Hans Christian Andersen

 
 
Danish Food Culture - Cuisine - and Cooking - Recipes
*A Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage*
 
Danish Specialities - Recipes of the Month - April
 
"Pickled - Marinated and Salted Herring"
( Pickled Herring is served in numerous varieties in Denmark)
 

"Pickled - Marinated and Salted Herrings - is Christmas & Easter -
But Eaten All Year Round"

(Pickled Herring is served in numerous varieties at Christmas & Easter Time in Denmark)

 
 
Preservation of fish has been known and used since the Viking era for more than thousand years - and salt and vinegar was the based ingredients to preserve fish. The ancient methods of preserving fish included drying - salting - pickling and smoking - and all of these techniques are still used today by using more modern techniques of freezing - conservation and canning. On sailing vessels fish were usually salted down immediately to prevent spoilage - and modern freezing and canning methods have largely supplanted older methods of preservation. In the 19th century people in common households started to marinate herrings to obtain a more delicate seafood menu. Marinated or pickled herring (picture ©) is a delicacy in Scandinavia and especially in Denmark where herring is marinated is numerous varieties such as Herring in curry - Herring in sherry - Herring pickled - Herring spiced - Herring in mustard - Herring with onions etc. Initially - herring is cured with salt to extract water. The second stage involves removing the salt and adding flavourings - typically the base ingredient vinegar - salt - sugar solution to which ingredients like peppercorn - bay leaves and raw onions are added. In recent years also other flavours have been added due to foreign influences. For many generations the marinated herring (pickled herring) is a must at Easter in Denmark - and on the yellow decorated Easter tables together with Danish “Snaps” and strong Easter beer. (Påskebryg) Picture Copenhagenet - ©.
 
How to prepare Marinated Herring!
A Scandinavian and Danish delicacy from the Viking Era
 

Marinated Herring
(Danish Marinated Herring - Recipes)

For many generations the marinated herring is a must at Easter in Denmark - and on the yellow decorated Easter tables together with Danish “Snaps” and strong Easter beer. (Påskebryg)

Ingredients - Marinated Herring
Ingredients:

6
3-4 ounces
1-2
7 ounces
1-1/2
1-2
medium size
1
medium size
4-6
1/4
1/4
1
6-8


If preferred

1

1
Marinated Herring

Herring fillets
Vinegar
Tablesspoons of Sugar
Water
Teaspoon whole black pepper
Onion sliced thin
Red onion sliced thin
Bay leaves
Teaspoon dill seeds
Teaspoon whole allspice

Teaspoon mustard seeds
Whole cloves
Salt and pepper - Your taste


Star anise
Teaspoon fennel seeds

 
Curry Marinated Herrings
Curry marinated herrings is a true delicacy - and a sort of herring that is very popular - as well as a must on the Christmas and Easter and buffet table.

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Marinated Herring
(Pickled herring)

6 fresh herrings filleted
- soak in cold salted water for 12 hours.

Roll each fillet around.

Place the rolls in a clean glass jar or crock.

Arrange the onion rings and bay leaves between the rolls. Add
whole black pepper - dill seed -
whole allspice - mustard seed - whole cloves - salt and pepper.

Combine the vinegar - sugar - water and salt in a saucepan - and bring to the boiling point - then remove from the heat and cool.

Pour the cooled mixture over the herring rolls and cover the jar.

Let stand in the refrigerator 1 week before serving.

The marinated herring rolls will keep 3 to 4 weeks in the refrigerator.

Herring is served on:
Warm rustic rye bread with butter or lard and fresh onions.

Serve with supplements
:
The marinated Herrings can be served with potatoes
- hard boiled eggs - scrimps - carry dressing - caviar - lettuce - radish - tomatoes - red onions - capers - pickled gherkins and fresh dill.

Easter and Christmas traditions
Marinated Herring is a must and a tradition to serve at Christmas and especially Easter in Denmark at the cold buffet lunch table.

Ready-made "Marinated Herring"

You can also buy various ready-made Marinated Herrings in supermarkets that have a wide selection of choices with specific taste from all parts of Denmark.

Velbekomme - Enjoy your meal!

Spiced Marinated Herrings
Spiced marinated herring is the normal type of herring similar with the white preserved herring - both kinds of marinated herrings are eaten on the Danish "Smørrebrød" open faced sandwich - and is an every day dish. The two sorts of herring must be found on the Christmas and Easter tables - and washed down with "Snaps" and Danish Easter brew.
Pickled Herring Lunch Plate
A typical lunch plate with various types of Danish pickled herring -and different supplements - which is on many luncheon menus at restaurants and eating places in Denmark. The marinated Herrings can be served with potatoes - hard boiled eggs - scrimps - carry dressing - caviar - lettuce - radish - tomatoes - red onions - capers - pickled gherkins and fresh dill.
 
Pickled - Marinated - and Salted Herring
Pickled - marinated and salted herrings in many variations is a Danish Delicacy that especially is served at Easter and Christmas time - but consumed all year round - and the Danes simply love their different types of raw herrings pickled - and just like their Viking ancestors.
 
The famous Danish buffet style table
The famous Danish Easter and Christmas buffet style table with a vast selection of could cuts - fish dishes - pâtés - salads - some served lukewarm - together with plenty of Danish beer and "snaps". That the way Danes spends their Holy holidays gracefully together.
 
Great selection of Pickled Herring
One will find a great selection of different types of pickled herring in shops and supermarkets in Copenhagen - and at Easter Time the herring products are a very popular treat.
Marinated Herrings - in various combinations
Pickled herring has an extended shelf life - and every year a new pickled herring recipe is added to the assortment of herring delicacies - especially at Christmas and Easter time.
 
  See Eating and traditional Danish food culture
 
 
 
 
Important Tip!
 
 
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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