NewsLetter & Tourism Information - January 2018 - Much more Copenhagen & Denmark!

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1. Edition - January - 2018

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After Christmas Sales - Udsalg
The after Christmas sales in January at the many big malls located in and around Copenhagen - where there are many good bargains to be made around town.
 
White Christmas - 2017
The Danes were not very fortunate to experience a white Christmas in 2017 - with plenty of snow on Christmas Day - and frosty snowing weather on the Danes Holy December Eve 24th.
 
The Gorgeous Danish “Snaps”
The Gorgeous Danish “Snaps” is one of the Danes most favourite alcohol beverages - and almost 1.5 millions bottles of “Snaps” was consumed throughout the month of December.
 
Winter Bathing in Copenhagen
Winter bathing tourists can still enjoy the really cold waters in Copenhagen - and be satisfied with cool ice on the surface in January.
 
Fast Food Culture Since 1921
Just take a warm bite of the authentic Danish Fast Food Culture in cold January - and taste the genuine porky “Red Danish Sausage” (Rød Pølse) - while you visit Copenhagen.
 
Absalon & Copenhagen
The equestrian statue of Archbishop Absalon facing the Danish Parliament and Christiansborg castle.
Starting the New Year in Copenhagen...
...happy days are here again - the skies above are clear again!
 
Dear Reader...
Happy New Year & Sales - Sales and Sales
First and foremost - we wish all of our readers a very happy New Year and a prosperous one too. Tourist visiting Copenhagen in January can experience the after Christmas sale (Udsalg) - like in all other European Capitals. There are many good bargains - especially at the great shopping malls located around the outskirts of Copenhagen - where you easily can reach the big malls like - either by train or metro that will take you right to the doorstep of these malls.
The Danes - Dreaming of a White Christmas?
The Danes were not very fortunate to experience a white Christmas in 2017 - with plenty of snow on Christmas Day - and frosty snowing weather on the Danes Holy December Eve 24th. Since 1900 - there has only been 9 white Christmases on the 24th of December. In 1915 - 1923 - 1938 - 1956 - 1969 - 1981 - 1995 - 2009 and 2010. So the Christmas loving and celebrating Danes will still be dreaming of a white Christmas - and will be waiting with great expectations until next year for the Christmas holidays and especially on the 24th December 2018 - to experience white snowflakes drizzling slowly down on the frosty surface creating a true merry Christmas atmosphere.
The Gorgeous Danish “Snaps”
We recommend that you don’t miss the opportunity - while you are visiting Copenhagen to taste the Danes favourite and strong 45% alcohol beverage called “Snaps” or “Akvavit” and also named the "National Firewater".
Winter Bathing in Copenhagen
Winter bathing for enthusiastic tourist is possible many places in and around Copenhagen. The temperatures in Copenhagen are under the freezing point at this time of the year - and the harbour waters plus the sea waters of the Oresound are many degrees below zero - and often covered with thick ice.
Branding Copenhagen for over 100 Years
The Little Mermaid celebrated her 100 year Jubilee in 2013 - as the famous City Brand of Copenhagen
- and she will be happy if everyone from countries outside Denmark will come and visit her in 2018.
Denmark - the most expensive nation?
Once again in a recent survey from "Eurostat" (Detailed statistics on the EU and candidate countries) shows that Denmark is one of the most expensive countries in Europe to live in and visit - and actually Denmark is the world champion - when it comes to high prices - taxes - and a very high standard of living compared with other civilised nations around the world.
Even having these huge burdens - the Danes are still quite positive and pleased - as they know precisely how to trace some of the very good bargains in and around the city - and especially how to live comfortable and affordable using the tremendous amounts of discounted and low-priced offers that are available in all cities in Denmark.

Prices in Copenhagen


Take a bite of Danish Food Culture...
Do not miss the opportunity to visit an outdoor mobile “Pølsevogn” Sausage Stand - and taste the genuine porky “Red Danish Sausage” (Rød Pølse) - while you visit Copenhagen - and just take a bite of the authentic Danish Fast Food Culture.
Absalon - The Founder of Copenhagen
The statue of Archbishop Absalon was erected on Højbro Plads in 1902 - and symbolically the monument faces Christiansborg Castle - and The Danish Parliament - where Bishop Absalon (1128-1201) - built his castle around 1167 - on the little island called “Slotsholmen” - and near the city harbour.
Weather in January
January is one of the coldest months of the year with plenty of heavy frost at night and snowfall - with an average temperature as - 3,5°C. You will need extra warm clothing - as the frosty breeze seems much colder than the present temperatures.

Warmest and Coldest January day in Denmark
The Warmest January day in Denmark was measured on January 10 - 2005 - in “Sønderborg” - Southern Jutland - with a temperature as high as +12,4°C.

The Coldest January day measured in Denmark was on January - 1982 - in “Hørsted” - Thy - North West Jutland - with a temperature as low as -31,2°C.

Highest & Lowest temperatures in Denmark - January 2017
The highest temperature in Denmark last year in January - 2017 was +8,9°C - in Copehagen - January 1 - 2017. And the lowest temperature in January 2017 was -14,1°C at “Isenvad” - Mid Jutland on January 16.

Visitors Lounge - Event Calendar - Prices

 
 
Danish "Firewater" - Snaps or Akvavit
 
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.

Christmas "Julefrokost" - the Danish way

During Christmas time - and up to Christmas Eve - almost 1.6 millions bottles of “Snaps” was consumed throughout the month of December - at all the popular Christmas luncheons and dinners that are arranged to celebrate the Christmas season - plus the many traditional Christmas parties that are very trendy for groups holding their own annual “julefrokost”.

Read moore: Snaps-Akvavit


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 - produced with different taste - depending on the part of region the "Snaps" or "Akvavit" originates from.
 
 
Winter Bathing for Tourists
 
Winter Bathing in Copenhagen...
...I only have Ice for you!
Winter Bathing for Tourists
Winter bathing for enthusiastic tourist is possible many places in and around Copenhagen. The temperatures in Copenhagen are under the freezing point at this time of the year - and the harbour waters plus the sea waters of the Oresound are many degrees below zero - and often covered with thick ice. There are many winter bathing facilities in Copenhagen - and winter bathing activities are mainly centred around the 4 open air harbour bath pools - right in the heart of the city - but also the newly rebuilt and modernised open air sea bath resort called “Helgoland”- and other open air bathing facilities alongside the shores of the Oresound are available for passionate winter bathers.

Thousands of Active Winter Bathers
Winter bathing in ice cold water is extremely pleasant for the health and the blood circulation - and thousands of Copenhagener and Danes practise this cold activity every morning and evening throughout the winter season. Winter swimming is a popular activity among Danes - and a "must" for the thousands of active winter bathers - plus the nearly 120,000 members of winter swimming clubs.

 
See Harbour Bathing

Winter Bathing for Tourists
Thousands of Copenhagener and Danes practise this cold winter bathing activity every morning and evening throughout the winter season.
 

 
 
Danish Fast Food Since 1921
Umh - Nothing like a warm Red Sausage - and a lukewarm bun!
 
The "Pølsevogn" - 1921
The primitive "Pølsevogn" mobile (Sausage Stand) in 1921 - that served one warm "pølse" for 25 øre - and a lukewarm bun for 5 øre.

Take a bite of Danish Food Culture...

Take a bite of Danish Food Culture...
The Danish Fast Food Culture can celebrate its 97 years jubilee in 2018 - as the first outdoor mobile "Pølsevogn" (Sausage Stand) was established and a reality in 1921 - with the permission by Copenhagen's council in 1920 - to serve the first warm red sausage "Rød Pølse" in Copenhagen - together with a lukewarm bun.

Warm red porky sausage (Wieners)
Since the first warm red porky sausage (wieners) was served over the very primitive "Pølsevogn" (Mobile Sausage Stand) in 1921 - these outdoor Danish fast food venues has been the everyday "must" to visit by busy Copenhageners - as these open air street eateries are a very popular gathering site during daily hours and right up to night time for hungry customers - who just prefer some quick grab-and-go food to satisfy their appetite - all year round and throughout all weather conditions.


Read more: Red Sausages

Danish Food Culture
- History - Airport
 
 
Visit The Little Mermaid - 2018
 
Branding Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid has celebrated her 100 years jubilee - in 2013.
 
The Little Mermaid in January
Even the Little Mermaid is freezing in January - which is one of the coldest months of the year in Denmark - but she will be prepared to welcome guests to Copenhagen in 2018.
Branding Copenhagen for over 100 Years...
...The Little Mermaid - The City Brand of Copenhagen!

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

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


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

Read more: The Little Mermaid


 
 
Absalon - The Founder of Copenhagen
The Statue of Absalon at Højbro Plads
 
Absalon
The statue of Archbishop Absalon was erected on Højbro Plads in 1902 - and facing the Danish Parliament.
Absalon & Copenhagen...

Visit the Statue of Absalon at Højbro Plads
The statue of Archbishop Absalon was erected on Højbro Plads in 1902 - and symbolically the monument faces Christiansborg Castle - and The Danish Parliament - where Bishop Absalon (1128-1201) - built his castle on the little island called “Slotsholmen” near the city harbour around 1167. Here he also founded the city of Copenhagen (København) on the east coast of Zealand. The task to build a castle - was to protect trade on the Sound (Øresund) - was given to him by King Valdemar I. (Great) - (1131-1182 - ruled 1158-1182)

Read more: Absalon -
History

 
 
Cruise Ships in Copenhagen - 2018
 
AIDAstella
AIDAstella is one of the cruise ships that frequently visit Copenhagen in April on it's way to the Baltic countries in 2018.
 
MSC Musica
MSC Musica - will visit Copenhagen in 2018 - together with other Cruise ships from all over the world.
 
Popular Port of Call
Over 1.3 million passengers and crew members from all over the world are expected to visit Copenhagen by ship in 2018 - as Copenhagen is the largest port of call in Northern Europe.
Cruise Ships in Copenhagen 2018
…Copenhagen's harbour - Scandinavia's cruise centre!

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

The National breakdown of Cruise Vessels and Passengers in 2017

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

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

Sightseeing Tours & Trips
Take an online round trip on our Copenhagen city portal - 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.

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Inbound Travel Service

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Cruise Copenhagen

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Interactive Map - Onsite
- Sightseeing

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

Jutland: Aalborg - Aarhus - Fredericia - 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 Danish Parliament
Visit and experience the Danish Parliament called "Det Danske Folketing" at Christiansborg Palace - where governing is still based on the constitution from 1849.
 
"Folketing"
The Danish Parliament - "Folketing" - is located in Christiansborg Palace situated on the little Castle Islet
“Slotsholmen” - a very small island in
the heart of Copenhagen.
 
King Frederik VII
The statue of King Frederik VII in front of the Danish Parliament "Folketing". The King signed the new constitution in 1949 - which finally put an ending to the absolute monarchy from 1660 - as well as giving the Danes their democratic and basic human rights - and freedom of speech.
FREE - FREE - FREE - COPENHAGEN...
...and no 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.
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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 (Free admission on selected days) - 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.
 

Visit the Danish Parliament - Free Entrance...
(Det Danske Folketing)

Governing - and Constitution from 1849

Visit and experience the Danish Parliament called "Det Danske Folketing" at Christiansborg Palace - where governing is still based on the constitution from 1849.

Many visitors yearly
Over 100,000 people visit the Danish Parliament every year. Many visitors are school children - but also tourists - companies and various organisations come to Christiansborg Palace to tour the buildings - and learn about the parliamentary life. Free guided tours are available throughout the year - and are offered both to individuals and groups.

Learn how the Danish Parliament works
The guided tours aim to give visitors an insight into Christiansborg Palace as a workplace for the Members of Parliament - and as the centre of democracy and legislative power in Denmark. Guides also tell visitors about the dramatic history of Christiansborg - which has been razed by fires - and built up several times. Tours last about 45 minutes and are conducted by Parliament officers. Folketinget

Location
The Danish Parliament - the "Folketing" - is located in Christiansborg Palace - situated on the Castle Islet - “Slotsholmen” - which is a very small island in the heart of Copenhagen - and connected to the city with 8 bridges.


See Onsite Copenhagen - National Gallery - Interactive Map - Event Calendar - Museums -
Around Copenhagen - Christiansborg Palace

 
 
Events & Entertainment in Copenhagen
 
 
Events and other City Hot Spots in January - 2018...
...in Scandinavia's largest and most lively capital!
 
EXHIBITIONS AND FAIRS IN COPENHAGEN - January - 2018
 
EXHIBITION VENUES: BALLERUP SUPER ARENA - BELLA CENTER - FORUM - PARKEN - ØKSNEHALLEN
 
EXHIBITIONS & CONFERENCES - January - 2018
There are some exhibitions - conferences - and sports events in January - 2018 - in Copenhagen.
 

Ballerup Super Arena
- TRACK RACE - 2018


Bella Center
- CIFF - 2018

Forum Copenhagen

- WEDDING FAIR - 2018


Parken Stadium



Øksnehallen

BALLERUP SUPER ARENA
There are major Exhibition Halls and large Exhibition Venues in and around Copenhagen - surrounded by excellent nearby hotels and superior accommodation.
 
 
CITY HOT SPOTS - EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT
 
FREE SKATING RINKS - COPENHAGEN

Free Open Air Ice Skating

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

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

Open from 10:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. - every day - Ice Skaters can hire skates in various sizes at all skating rinks. The Ice Skating Rinks are also a trilling and fun ice venue for the entire family.

Copenhagen Skating Rinks
Copenhagen offers many open air skating rinks around the city.
 
 
COPENHAGEN MUSEUMS - 2018

January is a could month in Copenhagen for outdoor activities - but a perfect choice to visit all the museums in Copenhagen with free entrance in 2018 - all year round for children under 18 years. The National Gallery - The National Museum - The Danish Music Museum.

Some museums has free entrance on selected days like Kunsthal Charlottenborg - Thorvaldsens Museum - Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek - The Hirschsprung Collection - Davids Collection - and the The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum.

Copenhagen Museums


The National Gallery
Painting at the National Gallery by famous Skagen artist Michael Ancher - with the title - "The Lifeboat is Taken through the Dunes" - from 1883.

THE ROYAL DANISH THEATRE - OPERA - BALLET - PLAYHOUSE - REPERTOIRE 2018

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 or Playhouse. The Royal Danish Theatre is Denmark's most highly profiled cultural institution - and presents Danish theatre culture - world class ballet and opera performance second to none - and at its very best. The Royal Danish Theatre - is a treasured cultural institution - that is worth a visit.

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.
Copenhagen By Night
Nyhavn is a magnet for tourists and Copenhageners - especially at nighttime - and a must for anyone - who prefer a vibrant nightlife - whilst visiting Copenhagen.

Event Calendar

 
 
Melody & Song of the Month - January - 2018
Oldies - but Goodies!
 
Orion Carloto & Jacob Whitesides - 'Baby It's Cold Outside'
 
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
January - 2018
This month’s song “Baby it’s Cold Outside” was composed and published in 1944 - and is a characteristic so called “response duet” between two singers female and male - and singing “Baby it’s Cold Outside” is the lyrics that has to convince that the romantic couple should stay together because the weather is bitter cold outside. “Baby it’s Cold Outside” was originally recorded for the film “Neptune's Daughter” sung by Ricardo Montalban and Esther Williams and has since been performed and recorded by numerous artist in its original form and content - but in many modern and different orchestral versions.
 
Jac Orion Carloto & Jacob Whitesides - "Baby It's Cold Outside"
"Baby It's Cold Outside" - is the right song for the right month - as it is really cold outside in Denmark in January. This response duet song is a popular winter song since it was published in 1944 - with the persuasive and charming lyrics that are performed by the male singer - who is trying to convince the female singer to stay longer - as the weather is really cold outside. “I really can't stay (Baby, it's cold outside) - I've got to go way (Baby, it's cold outside) - The evening has been (I've been hopin' that you'd drop in) - So very nice (I'll hold your hand, they're just like ice)”. Listen to this song performed superbly by Orion Carloto & Jacob Whitesides beside the fireplace in a moody blues arrangement - whilst it is freezing cold outside. "Baby It's Cold Outside" was introduced by Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban - and has throughout the past been perform by numerous artists as a duet including Dinah Shore and Buddy - Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer - Don Cornell and Laura Leslie - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan - Pearl Bailey and Hot Lips Page - Sammy Davis, Jr. and Carmen McRae - Ray Charles and Betty Carter - Bette Midler and James Caan - Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart - Sigourney Weaver and Buster Poindexter - Cerys Matthews and Tom Jones - Seth MacFarlane and Sara Bareilles - Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow - Willie Nelson and Norah Jones plus many more. “My sister will be suspicious (Your lips look delicious) - My brother will be there at the door (I ain't worried about you brother) - My maiden aunts mind is vicious (gosh your lips are delicious) - Well maybe just a cigarette more (never such a blizzard before). That’s how cold it was in 1944 - when this song was written and composed!
 
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Marking days of January - 2018
 

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


There are no Christian Holy Days - Public Holidays or Flag Days in January - 2018.


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Public Holidays and Flag Days 2018.

 
 
Monthly Information
The Danes drink the cleanest tap and drinking water in the world!
 
The Cleanest tap water in the World
Remember - there is always clean fresh running tap water in every Danish household - institution - hotel etc. - and the Danes drink almost 2,5 litres of water each day. And the Danes are privileged to drink the cleanest tap and drinking water in the world.
Monthly Information...
…Personal and Practical Information for Tourists and Visitors!

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Visitors Lounge

 
 
Miscellaneous & Monthly News Résumé…
 
 
The S-Trains and Transport in 2018...
…take the S-Train - and listen to those rails a-humming
!

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

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


The S-Train Net and Lines of Copenhagen - S-Trains
Free bicycles with the S-Train
The S-Train has a wide network of lines in and beyond Copenhagen - and it's free to transport a bicycle with the S-Train.
24 Hour Ticket
The 24 hour ticket provides unlimited transport by train - bus and metro in and around Copenhagen.
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 2018 - to your end station and destination.

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

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

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

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

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

The Bus Route Map is under revision!

Parking within the Pay and Display zone

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

Se more on Parking.dk - and then select the english version!

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

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

The Theme of the banknotes

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

Read more:
Danish Currency - Banknotes & Coins

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

Copenhagen 2018 - A Messy Construction Site...
…21 active Metro Bulding Sites all over the City until 2019!

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

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

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

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

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

Metro Ring Completed in 2019

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

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

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

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

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Travelling safely in Copenhagen
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.


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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
 
Enrico M. Dalgas
Quotation of the Month - January - 2018

“What is lost in the outer world - must be regained in the inner world”

(Hvad udad tabes - skal indad vindes)
Enrico Mylius Dalgas - Danish officer - and highway engineer - 1828-1894. Founder of the Danish Heath Society in 1866.

 
 
Danish Food Culture - Culinary Heritage - and Cooking Recipes
*A Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage*
 
Danish Specialities - Recipes of the Month - January
 
"Brændende Kærlighed" - Burning Love
Old traditional Danish dish
"Brændende Kærlighed" - Burning Love
 
This traditional Danish dish called “Brændende Kærlighed” - Burning Love - is presumably from the beginning of the 19th century - and originating from the rural areas in Denmark - where milk and potatoes - as well as salted pork and meat played a prominent role of the every day life at the farms with a heavy but poor peasant population. Danish cooking is well rooted in the rural kitchens across the country - where the need to make use of all natural products available on the many farms and country houses - where storages of long-lasting and preserved products - especially in the wintertime was healthy - nourishing and life saving. During the industrial revolution in Denmark at the end of the 19th century - many peasants migrated to the cities - and brought many old recipes with them - among them the Burning Love recipes “Brændende Kærlighed”. This traditional Danish dish is named Burning Love because the dish has to be served piping hot - and is at the same time very popular among the Danes - as it is easy and cheap to prepare and make. Yummie - Yummie in my tummy!
 
Burning Love - "Brændende Kærlighed"
 
"Brændende Kærlighed " - Burning Love
(Old traditional Danish dish)

The simple to prepare and serve dish is over 200 years old - and has been a traditional everyday meal for generations of Danes in the wintertime - and a must at the end of the month to save money - with delicious bacon and onions. This recipe stems from the rural areas around Denmark.
Ingredients
Burning Love

10 - 12
1 kg
50 g
150 ml
2
2 tbls
½ tsp
1
1



Diced bacon rashes (600 g)
Peeled floury potatoes
B
utter
Cream
Finely diced onions (300 g)
Grated carrot
Ground nutmeg
Bunch chives
Bunch parsley
Salt
Pepper

 
Crispy Bacon

Fry the bacon pieces well in butter and olive oil until they are very crispy and brown - and spread them on top of the shaped mashed potatoes - while the bacon is still very hot.

 
The secret behind the Burning Love dish - is the fluffy - light and airy prepared and served mash potatoes.
 
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Burning Love Recipes!

- Peel the potatoes - and the cut them into half inch cubes.

- Bring the potatoes to the boil - and the let them cook for about 20-25 min - without salt.

- Place onions and bacon in a "Teflon" non-stick frying pan - and fry in butter and olive oil - until they are very crispy and brown.

- Mash the potatoes after draining them - then gradually whip in butter - while adding cream and whisk until the mashed potatoes is light and airy. Season the mashed potatoes with salt - pepper and nutmeg - to your liking and taste - as the bacon pieces are quite salty.

- Put the mash potatoes onto a plate and form it into a volcano shape - with a hole in the middle of the shaped mashed potatoes - right down to the surface of the warm plate. Fill the hole with crispy bacon and onion mix and serve with pickled beat-root and melted butter.

Creative toppings
Sprinkle chopped chives around the base of the plate to illustrate grass - place sprigs of parsley to resemble trees.

Put grated carrot on top to look like flames - and sprinkle nutmeg on the mashed potatoes to enhance the flavour and taste to complete the “Burning Love dish”.

Green tossed salad
As the Burning Love recipes and dish is quite filled with many calories - then serve it together with a healthy fresh green tossed salad including chopped - tomatoes - cucumber - onions - lettuce etc.

Ready-made "Burning Love"
You can also buy various traditional ready-made "Burning Love" - in supermarkets and large grocery stores etc.

See Eating and traditional Danish food culture

See other Recipes of national Danish dishes


"Velbekomme"
- Enjoy your meal!

 

 
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
Fabulous - King of rock 'a roll - Elvis Presley and his version of "Burning Love" - performed live on stage at his famous Aloha Concert from Hawaii in 1973. "Lord Almighty - I feel my temperature rising"!
Burning Love - Elvis Presley
As a tribute to fabulous - King of rock 'a roll - Elvis Presley - we present his version of Burning Love - performed live on stage at his famous Aloha Concert from Hawaii in 1973.


The Danish in-house-plant -
Burning Love - "Brændende Kærlighed"
The in-house plant and flower - Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana - and known in Denmark as "Koraltop" is also called "Brændende Kærlighed" (Burning Love) in Denmark.
 
 
 
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Welcome to Copenhagen in 2018.

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