Copenhagen is considered one of the most expensive cities in Europe, where virtually everything is expensive or very expensive. Search for accommodation is one of the key solutions of the planned holiday. The room should be not just a room but your personal space. Consequently, you would like it to be as comfortable as possible and as inexpensive as possible. In this article will have selected 5 cheapest hotels in Copenhagen to prove that the city is affordable even for thrifty tourists.
There are a number of similarities and differences between us and the Danes. So let’s talk about it here.
* The Danes love their queen and forgive her the only drawback she has – smoking. Margrethe II is always flawlessly dressed, which is not surprising, since she is a designer and creates sketches for theatrical costumes. If you would like to see a distant relative of the Romanovs in person – go to the royal theatre. She attends premieres, at opening and closing theatrical seasons, comes out onto the balcony of Amalienborg palace on her birthday, April 16, to greet her citizens.
Design and architecture studio MLRP designed and presented the citizens and visitors of Copenhagen a "Mirror House", decorated with polished stainless steel mirrors from all sides.
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels was awarded for the best residence at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) for his housing project ”8TALLET”, - reports DR.dk referring to the online periodical Berlingske.
In the evening 3 November 2011 the house comprising 476 apartments and living spaces was voted the best in the world. It occurred in Barcelona at the World Architecture Festival, where 700 buildings and projects from 66 countries competed in different nominations.
The smallest hotel in the world is going to open in Copenhagen. It is designed for one visitor only.
Bornholm Island is a perfect place to relax from the hustle life in metropolis. One of the most romantic and relaxed islands of Denmark, that attracts many tourists each summer - here come the romantic couple, aged people and families with small children on holiday and for the weekend.
The island of Bornholm is located in the Baltic Sea, just between Sweden and Poland. In ancient legends Bornholm supposedly was called for the island Buyan.
Location on the map: 168 km in the south east of Copenhagen
On the map, you can easily see what is interesting on the island:
How to get to Bornholm: by plane Copenhagen - Rønne and in 30 minutes you are on the island, 5 km from the city center. By train or by bus to the Swedish city of Ystad (Ystad), here you can change for the ferry to the island's capital city Rønne. It takes from 2.5 to 4 hours, depending on the type of the ferry. All links to ticket sale, highlighted in blue, are unfortunately in Danish, but with the help of an online translator, this should not be a problem.
Population: around 41 802 people at the end of 2011
Interesting fact: The population of pigs on the island exceeds the population of people fivefold and is about 200 000 species.
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Five things you need to do on the island:
1. Walk in the center of the capital city - Rønne
2. Visit one of the round churches of the 12th century
3. Visit the Hammershus ruins
4. Visit one of the local smokehouses and try smoked seafood
5. Dine at Radisson Fredensborg Hotel. Only on Thursdays, the hotel serves a buffet of seafood during the summer period.
There are many bike paths on Bornholm that will help you to explore the island on your own speed.
Tip: Bus services on the island run once an hour, so keep it in mind - if you are late for a bus, you will have to wait long for the next one.
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More information about island Bornholm: official city website.
Distance to Copenhagen: 283 km
Population: 8 192 people at the beginning 2011
Town fact file: Ribe is the oldest danish city. In 860 Saint Ansgar, with the permission of King Eric of Jutland, built a church in Ribe. Recording of this event in the city chronicle is the first written mention of Ribe in danish history.
Location: in the south west of Copenhagen:
Video about Ribe:
Ribe's city architecture are very interesting for all tourists: Cobbled streets, medieval town houses, churches and monasteries. The city was a great seaport for a while in the past. But over time, the delta of the river on which the sailors came into the sea, brought silt and now Ribe it is not easy to reach from the water side.
Main city sights: Viking museum (Museet Ribes Vikinger)
The Viking Museum is located in the central part of the city, and tells the story of the city from the Viking Age until 1700. Opening hours: every day from 10 am till 4 pm. Admission fee: adults - 70 DKK, children under 17 years ols free of charge.
Dome Cathedral (12th century building)
It is the only church in Denmark, which has five naves. In general, the cathedral built in the Romanesque style, with some parts that was built later on in Gothic styly.
Former Town Hall
The house was built in 1496, and in 1709 was acquired by the city council, to be used as a Town Hall. Before the house was the mayor's office, here lived among others Anders Bording, who published the first newspaper in Denmark. On the door of the Town Hall depicts the city emblem: the cathedral and three royal lions.
Functions of the City Hall building were fulfilled up until 2007, nowadays weddings and official receptions take place. The official institution moved to Esbjerg recently. If you want to visit the Town Hall, a good idea is to pay a visit the local museum - the old debtor's prison, which houses medieval weapons of night watchmen mace and the sword of the executioner. Guides usually tell the story that when in the town of Varde a criminal was hung, his mother said to her son before his execution: "Thank God you were not brought before a court in Ribe" - so severe were local laws.
Riberhus Castle and Statue of Queen Dagmar
It is believed that the castle Riberhus was founded by King Niels shortly after celebrating his son's wedding here in 1127. During the Danish - Swedish War (1644) swedish troops occupied the castle, and the Danes were forced to fire their fortress from the tower of the cathedral. In 1685 the castle was in ruins, which zealous citizens immediately took away as building materials.
By the XV century there were about a dozen monasteries of various orders around Ribe, as well as churches, orphanages, hospices, hospitals and schools.
Reformation swept across Europe, and destroyed the monastries, and in Ribe remained only one monastery with the church. The oldest building in Denmark (built in 1489)
On the waterfront Skibbereen, intersecting with Overdammen, there is a post flood since 1634, which is a wooden pole on which the iron rings marked the water level from the previous floods, for example in 1634 - 6 m above the ordinary!
The water washed away part of the city, killed app. 8 000 people, flooded the cathedral (there is an appropriate mark about it on the Cathedral building).
The oldest pub in Denmark
Night walk through the city with the city guard
The guards can be accompanied in his daily walk around the city in the period from 1 May to 15 September (for information, please contact the tourist office Ribe). Night watchmen - people who know the traditions and are eager to tell the tales and legends. From their mouths you can hear the history of the city of fires, floods and witches.
Town photo gallery:
More information about Ribe: official city website.
Distance to Copenhagen: 163 km
Population: app. 180 000 people with suburbs at the end of 2011
Town fact file: Odense is one of the oldest cities in Scandinavia, the main center of shipbuilding in Denmark, the capital of the island of Funen and the third largest city in the country. The town stands on the river and is located near the fjord Odense.
Odense (translated as "the sanctuary of Odin") - one of the oldest cities in Denmark, which celebrated its millennium in 1988. Odense is a city - park with spacious streets, small houses with ancient as well modern architecture. Above the Great Belt strait (Store Belt) routed the great bridge seven kilometers length, built in 1997. It is the world's second longest suspension bridge, which replaced ferry service between the islands of Zealand and Funen.
Location: the island of Funen (Fyn), to the west of Copenhagen:
Video about Odense:
Main city sights: here and there on Odenses streets scattered 18 sculptures on Andersen's fairy tales.
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
The Emperor's new clothes
The ststue of Hans Christian Andersen
Danish Railway Museum
Here you will find a collection of locomotives and rolling stock of the XIX century in the area of 10 000 square meters. A unique collection will be interesting both for parents and their children - you can see the famous Orient Express, or take a ride on a tiny train. Opening hours daily from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission fee: adults - 60 DKK, for children 5 to 13 years old - 25 DKK, up to 5 years - free of charge.
In the 4 acres of land on both sides of the river is located Odense Zoo is one of the most visited sites in Denmark, because here you can find animals from around the world. Odense ZOO is located on both sides of the river and takes the area of 4 acres of land. Openinng hours: all days of the week from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission fee: 55 DKK for children and 110 DKK for adults.
Brandt's Textile Factory
Brandt's Textile Factory represents the artistic and cultural center of Odense. Here you will find 2 museums: Danish Museum of mass MEDIA and Photography museum. Opening hours: Tue. - Sun. from 10 am till 5 pm. Admission fee: adults - 8 DKK, children under 18 years old - free of charge.
You can also take a boat trip on the river
Hans Christian Andersen Museum
Here you will learn all about famous fairytale writer. It is a story of how the son of a poor shoemaker developed into a famous and respected man. All the stages of his life - the school, the first written work, writing career, old age and death are explained in this museum.
Besides, the exhibition is devoted to Andersens friends, acting career and travels. Opening hours: Tue. - Sun. from 10 am till 4 pm. Admission fee: adults - 60 DKK, up to 17 years old - free of charge.
Cathedral of St. Canute
It is a huge Gothic structure, built in the 18th century, and is one of the main cathedrals of the country. Open to the public seven days a week, absolutely free of charge from 9 am till 4 pm.
Danish open-air museum includes about 25 buildings, recreating a typical Danish village from the 18th and 19th centuries. Here you will meet a smithy, a shoe shop, a water mill, a merchant's house and the houses of the workers, village school, prison building, pond with ducks and cobblestone streets. Opening hours: Tue. - Sun. from 10 am till 5 pm. Free admission.
Egeskov Castle (Egeskov Slot), located 32 km south of Odense and is a real Renaissance monument, built in 1554. The castle lies on the area of 2.5 square kilometers and you may easily spend the whole day here.
Today the castle is a museum. Because of the "war barons" (Grevens fejde) in 1534-1536, and reguloar riots among the local population the majority of the Danish nobility chose to live in fortified castles. Egeskov castle is a good example of such a fortified castle and was built on oak piles in the middle of a small lake with a maximum depth of 5 meters. According to the legend, people had to cut down an oak forest to build this castle, hence the name "Egeskov" means "oak forest". Opening hours: every day from 10 am till 5 pm. Admission fee to the castle and the park is 180 - 210 DKK per person. The ticket is valid until the end of the year.
Go cars - karting
Opening hours: Mon. - Sat. from 5 pm till 9 pm, Sunday from 2 pm till 7 pm. There are many prices and they are various. For example: 4 rides with 5 participants, so-called Grand Prix - 269 DKK per person.
The Tower of Odin (Odinstårnet) - built in 1935, was the second highest tower in Europe after the Eiffel Tower. Group of danish Nazis blew this tower in 1944, after which the tower was not reconstructed.
Town photo gallery:
More information about Herning: official city website.
Distance to Copenhagen: 308 km
Population: 45 890 people at the end of 2010
Town fact file: Herning is a city located in the central part of Jutland. Here located Herning Messecenter - the largest exhibition center in Scandinavia. Architectural sights in Herning presented only a few, but bright buildings.
Location on the map: Jutland Peninsula, west of Copenhagen
Main city sights: Town Hall
Hedeager church, ХІХ century Torvet square
Herning Messecenter - the largest exhibition center in Scandinavia
A good idea is to visit the Museum of Modern Art in Herning, which is one of the city's major attractions. The museum was opened in September 2009 and is located in a former textile factory. Operation hours: Tue.: - Sun.: 11:00 to 16:00. Admission for adults 50 DKK for children under 18 years free of charge.
You can also visit the Geometric gardens
Sculpture Park, consisting of 36 sculptures in the open air
DGI Huset is a local swimming pool with a fitness room, two swimming pools, three types of saunas and Jacuzzis. The center is open seven days a week from 8 am to 8 pm. Price for adults 55 DKK, with sauna 65 DKK, for children up to 3 years free, children 3 to 14 years old - 30 DKK.
Entertainment center "Baboon city", has in its arsenal more than 200 recreational attractions for children and adults. Operation hours: all days of the week from 10 am to 7 pm. Admission to 4 hours for anyone over 2 years will cost 95 DKK.
The oldest city building - Herningholm palace, buildt in the middle of XVIII century
Not far from the city museum, you can see the monumental sculpture of Ingvar Kronhammara - Elia, which is a 30-meter towers.
Town photo gallery:
More information about Herning: official city website.
Denmark - a country of lakes, islands and small towns and located between the North and Baltic Seas. Most Danish cities were built as a port and used to be a great maritime country. Specially during the viking period. Can you imagine a viking without a ship?
In Denmark, there is one major feature - the difference in language. In one part of the country people speak Danish and another in Danish, but with the local dialect. Two Dane from different cities hardly understand each other. Today, Denmark has more than 100 dialects!
It's amazing how such a small country can be such a different mentality, traditions and dialects. This is due to the fact that west Danmark, called Jylland is a country of farmers and livestock. Naturally, that farmers life is a bit different than urban residents of Copenhagen. In turn, the island of Bornholm is famous with its pigs farms, because the population of people is 40 thousand and population of pigs is 200 thousand. Over time the island Bornholm was under Swedes, Germans, Russian, and then finally became danish. The rich history of the island without doubt, played a role in shaping the consciousness of local residents.
Atmosphere of Copenhagen:
on the islands of Zealand and Funen (Fyn): Copenhagen (København), Helsingor with Hamlet's castle - Kronborg (Helsingør), Roskilde, Odense with Egeskov castle and Hilerod with Frederiksborg castle.
and, separately, pay attention to the island of Bornholm. Every city has hidden gems, that we tried to find for you and present here.
Cities Map of Denmark:
Map of the island of Bornholm: