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  • Could you summarise please? Which of the places is that?

  • The suggested walk between link #1 and #2.
    edit:
    Sorry #2 and #3

  • I walked by the second one this morning! Actually still there/here (there's a bouldering gym across the road). I was trying to work or what it was, and concluded fishing huts. Still not sure.

  • I know this is very last minute, but I’ll try anyway.

    3 days ago bought ticket to Copenhagen for 3 nights.

    12-15 August (Monday-Thursday).

    I’m looking for Airbnb options that are quite limited, but should be able to get something.

    But if there’s anyone on here (or know about anyone), living in Copenhagen and would let me stay at theirs for 3 nights, that would make things even better. I can return favor when you’d visit London or invite you for dinner and drink whilst there :)

    Traveling on my own with my bicycle.

    Thank you!

  • I'm off to Copenhagen next week - not planning to do much other than wander around, relax and try a few beers, but:

    • Christiania - is it particularly dodgy to go into with a 2-yr old child?
    • Where is good to swim (canals/harbour/beaches)?
  • Assume you have Tivoli Gardens on the list?

  • Not dodgy as in “you’ll get stabbed” but lots of huge dogs straying, they’re not aggressive but I just don’t like them.
    Also, swimming? Outdoors? In January?
    You can swim in the harbor and there’s a nice beach on Amager next to Lergravsparken or Femøren subway station.

    I can also suggest a few vegan places if needed, same goes for places with good beer.

  • @Alan_tbt - yeah, that one looks quite exciting.

    @Simba - that's cool, we're all pretty used to dogs of all sizes, and I'm used to outdoor winter swimming - our place seems pretty well-located for those swim options. Any vegan/beer suggestions will be very gratefully received!

    Thanks both

  • Make sure you go on the wooden roller coaster. It’s awesome.

  • Lergravsparken

    Øresund station you mean ;-)

    Christinia is fine, you can always avoid Pusher Street. There are two harbour swimming baths not too far from the centre (Fisketorvet and Islands Brygge). I live by the beach and in winter it's nice for a walk but I'm not sure it's the best place to swim off-season. If you plan to go to Refshaleøen the pontoon by La Banchina is a lovely spot, you're not too far from Amager Bakke too if going up to admire the view is your thing.

  • Second the wooden rollercoaster in Tivoli, great fun

  • Just remembered that you can ski on the roof of the recycling plant!!

  • La Banchina also has a sauna, wine and delicious food. Definitely my favourite spot for a swim year-round.

    I worked in the Christiania cargo bike workshop (in Christiania) for a while when I was living in the CPH and stuff was kicking off with police / gangs. It’s an interesting place, but you can easily avoid pusher street, and there are some lovely short walks you can do around the water/up behind the amazing self-build houses.

  • I'm off to Copenhagen tomorrow.

    @kl Mikeller is always good and Warpigs is supposed to be good.

  • I worked in the Christiania cargo bike workshop

    Did you assemble the bikes there?

  • Thanks all for the tips, had a great break. Lovely city, great architecture, compact enough to get anywhere quickly, not too busy, very friendly, eye-wateringly expensive. Things we did (constrained by having a 2-year old - we didn't stay out past 6pm):

    Tivoli - closed for January! Sorry to have missed that, looked great from the outside.
    Christiania - didn't feel at all dodgy, just a bit scuzzier/artier than Camden and clearly much more touristy than it used to be. Even pushing the pram down Pusher Street felt fine. Sells decent meth.
    Bikes - they're everywhere, as they should be in a civilised society - so many left either unlocked or not locked to anything, so not suffering from huge bike theft issues.
    Transport - public transport is good, clean, frequent, and not overly packed (because most people are on bikes).
    City centre - really nice to walk around
    National Museum - one of the best museums I've been to, lots of really good exhibitions.
    Warpigs - good beer, but very vegan-unfriendly. Actually, the whole city was less vegan-friendly than expected, but that's not a big deal, I'm happy to get by on pasta or chips if needs be.
    Pubs - most of them still allow smoking! £10 a pint for Carlsberg!
    Little Mermaid - knew it wasn't worth seeing, but wanted to take a walk in that area and came across it. Not a highlight.
    Femoren - that's where I chose to swim, a really cool circular structure on the beach just 4 or 5 tube stops out of the city centre. Water is probably about 2 degrees colder than Shadwell Lido at present.

  • Bikes - they're everywhere, as they should be in a civilised society - so many left either unlocked or not locked to anything, so not suffering from huge bike theft issues.

    Someone on here once called it a 'comedy lock extravaganza'. But most decent bikes are locked properly.

    Transport - public transport is good, clean, frequent, and not overly packed (because most people are on bikes).

    Funny how people look at things differently. I find it rather bad and in my experience London is better.

    Warpigs - good beer, but very vegan-unfriendly. Actually, the whole city was less vegan-friendly than expected, but that's not a big deal, I'm happy to get by on pasta or chips if needs be.

    Both Vesterbro and Nørrebro are quite vegan friendly. City Centre and Christianshavn less so. I think.

    Pubs - most of them still allow smoking! £10 a pint for Carlsberg!

    It really sounds like you've been in all the wrong parts ;) A pint of Carlsberg is usually £4-5.

  • It's a good spot in summer, but it can get tricky in winter!


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  • @JesperXT - we were mainly impressed at the transport because of there being a lift in every Metro station - London is a fucking mission with a pushchair. The £10 Carlsberg was by Amalienborg, so yeah, overpriced as fuck. Did have a few more reasonable beers, obviously not Carlsberg, but still pretty pricey! We actually stayed in Vesterbro, so I must have missed the vegan options.

    @Lolo - I'd have loved that - there's a special sense of smug achievement when you have to break the ice to get in! Wouldn't have dived from the 5m platform to break it though!

  • The Metro is nice, yeah. Busses are a clusterfuck.
    I might be talking crap about the vegn stuff. Not my area of expertise, but was quite sure that vegans were well catered for in those neighbourhoods.

  • Wouldn't have dived from the 5m platform to break it though!

    HTFU.

  • I know - I didn't even go in nekkid in the local tradition - shameful. Although me without my trunks is hardly a sight to be proud of either.

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