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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 25, 2013: Copenhagen is Europe's Bicycle City

DrFumblefinger ·
Did you count how many bikes there were, PHeymont?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 25, 2013: Copenhagen is Europe's Bicycle City

PHeymont ·
Morr than the stars in the skies, I think....
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Re: New routes give Denmark big tourism boost

Travel Rob ·
It's good news for travelers and for Denmark. It shows budget travelers do contribute too. I haven't been to Denmark yet but I thought Sweden was very reasonable. Now Norway is pricey, but its so well worth seeing.
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Re: Scandinavia booms with Europe's fastest-growing cities

Travel Rob ·
Now I know why I got the impression, on my last trip, that Europe was growing at a pretty robusr rate, opposite of what I'd heard.. I visited 5 of the top ten 10 growth cities on that list.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Travel Rob ·
Thank you Caroline for sharing. Very comprhensive and I look forward to taking your info when I visit!
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

PHeymont ·
Ah, the regrets you've given me! I spent a pleasant nearly-a-week in Copenhagen a few years ago, and now you remind me of all the things that couldn't fit into the time...No cure but to go back. Seriously, thanks for a great insight into a fascinating city!
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

IslandMan ·
wonderful, wonderful....another one to add to the list....thank you
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

DrFumblefinger ·
I think it's a great and informative post!. I've yet to visit Copenhagen, but can see you'd need most of a week here, including day trips. Sounds like a perfect one 7-10 day get away destination.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

PHeymont ·
P.S....for those with a little more time, about 40 minutes past Malmo is Ystad, a medieval town that is setting and home to the Wallender detective series.
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Re: Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
Thank you for your comments, glad you enjoyed! There is so much to do here in Copenhagen that I've lived here 6 months and still have a long list of places left to visit. I hope you all get the opportunity to experience Copenhagen again, whether for the first time or a return visit.
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Copenhagen: More Than Nyhavn and The Little Mermaid

Caroline Coupe ·
  Copenhagen is an incredible city, a place where a rich history meets modern culture. The Danish capital boasts historic palaces and churches, sprawling gardens and parks, canals, and world-renowned fine dining. In preparing for my move here...
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Copenhagen traffic cops: ticket or tour?

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen, which already has a reputation as a visitor-friendly city, is planning to take it a bit further by turning the traffic wardens who give out parking tickets into part-time guides as well. Equipped with "Ask Me" badges, and a new training...
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Amsterdam on JetBlue? Orlando on Icelandair? Codeshare coming!

PHeymont ·
JetBlue Airways and Icelandair, which already have an interline partnership, have asked for U.S. government permission for a codeshare agreement. If approved, JetBlue would place its code on seven Icelandair routes from the U.S. to Iceland, and eight...
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The King's Garden, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
A visit to the beautiful and historic King's Garden. Built in the 17th century by King Christian IV, it is a popular summertime destination in Copenhagen.
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June 12, 2020: Grey Friar's Square, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the somewhat hard to find Grey Friar's Square, not far from Copenhagen's old university.
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Dec. 9, 2019: Birdhouses of Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger came across an unusual collection of birdhouses in Copenhagen's Tivoli family amusement park.
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January 13, 2020: Statue of Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the statue of Hans Christian Andersen situated outside of Copenhagen's City Hall.
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Rambling through Christiania, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Christiania, a hippie commune in Copenhagen. If nothing else, the street art is terrific.
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Copenhagen's the Big Wheel of bicycle cities

PHeymont ·
Many cities think of themselves as bicycle-friendly, but most would agree that Amsterdam and Copenhagen are in the top rank, although each claims to be more bike-friendly than the other. The latest every-two-year study says it's Copenhagen's time to...
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If you're queasy, skip this news item!

PHeymont ·
Denmark's huge Roskilde music festival has contradictions.   On the one hand, it's noted for a focus on the environment and sustainability; on the other it's noted for huge volumes of beer consumed on site...and therefore for huge volumes of...
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Copenhagen: 'Best Bike City' gets even better

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen, which beat out Amsterdam earlier this year for the title of best city in the world for cyclists, is upping its game with several new commuter bridges just for bikes.   The city already has hundreds of miles of bike lanes that are...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 29, 2015: A sea of bikes, Heidelberg

PHeymont ·
  Copenhagen and Amsterdam compete regularly for honors as Europe's top bicycle city, but it's hard to imagine that either could match this parking lot of bikes at Heidelberg's main railroad station for sheer density!   It's also pretty hard...
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Ryanair quits Denmark in fight with unions

PHeymont ·
Satirical view of Ryanair's scrappy and sometimes vengeful reaction to criticism, from employees or passengers.   Illustration: everydaypublic.com   Ryanair's increasingly bitter fight with Danish unions over working conditions for employees...
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Copenhagen (Bike City) to try a car-free day

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen's pedestrianized Stroget: Day without cars could look this way elsewhere, too   Copenhagen, long considered one of the best cities in the world for cyclists, nonetheless has an air-quality problem that often puts it over EU standards...
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Scandinavia booms with Europe's fastest-growing cities

PHeymont ·
Scene in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.                 Photo: Jurgen Howaldt / Wikipedia Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo, in that order, have been tabbed as Europe's fastest-growing cities in a report compiled for...
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Copenhagen now has its own typeface

PHeymont ·
  and you can see the difference from the "just ordinary" above, and in all of the city's new tourism advertising, and potentially on signs as well. It was developed for the city by a team of three experienced type designers, and will be used in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 25, 2013: Copenhagen is Europe's Bicycle City

PHeymont ·
Amsterdam has the reputation, but Copenhagen has a real claim to being the city that most depends on bicycles for daily transportation. Every morning and evening you’ll see rush hour crowds of students, executives and older folks on the way to...
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Copenhagen, Berlin top list of most livable cities

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen and Berlin are cited for quality of life by Metropolis magazine; others rank them high but in different spots.
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Copenhagen adds even more bike routes

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen's big network of bicycle highways has opened a new set of links around the city's inner harbor, and they couldn't be prouder...
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Low-Fare Florida-Scandinavia Flights in the Air Today!

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle's first Fort Lauderdale to Copenhagen flight is off today, to be followed by flights tomorrow and Sunday to Oslo and Stockholm. The low-fare carrier will have 6 weekly roundtrips ferrying freezing Scandinavians to Florida for...
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Bari reclaiming seafront for people, not cars

PHeymont ·
Bari is about to transform its waterfront to open it to pedestrians and cyclists and reduce motor traffic. Copenhagen and Barcelona are its models.
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New routes give Denmark big tourism boost

PHeymont ·
New and expanded air routes, including many from U.S. on discounter Norwegian Air, have given Danish tourism a big boost.
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After 500 years, figurehead returns to Copenhagen

PHeymont ·
A 300 kilo figurehead, salvaged last year from a Danish ship that sank off Sweden's coast over 500 years ago, has now returned to a Copenhagen museum.
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Sweden's new border checks set to snarl rail traffic

PHeymont ·
Sweden's plan for mandatory ID checks at borders, designed to reduce the flow of refugees seeking asylum, is about to have an unintended consequence: reducing service and snarling travel across the Oresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark. As a response to the controls, to take effect on January 4, SJ, Sweden's national rail operator, is cancelling all cross-border service to Denmark in order not to take on responsibility for the ID checks, and Skanetrafiken, which operates the commuter...
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Copenhagen plans to 'green' its investment funds

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen, which is working on a goal of being CO2-neutral by 2025, has decided to remove its municipal funds from fossil-fuel industries.
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Copenhagen latest to try a car-free day

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen joins other European cities in experimenting with car-free days and other strategies to lower pollution and change city life.
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Feb. 21, 2016: Copenhagen's Colorful Nyhavn

PHeymont ·
Copenhagen's colorful Nyhavn waterfront, once a fearsome rough-and-tumble redlight district, has become a popular spot for tourists and locals.
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Re: Bari reclaiming seafront for people, not cars

DrFumblefinger ·
My wife's grandfather was from Bari. Now she'll have another reason to go visit it!
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Re: Copenhagen adds even more bike routes

DrFumblefinger ·
Must be wonderful riding that bike loop in January!
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Cathedral of our Lady (Vor Frue Kirche), Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Copenhagen's Cathedral, site of Royal Weddings and Coronations.
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July 30, 2020: Tomb of the Unknown Concentration Camp Prisoner, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger came across this Memorial and Monument somewhat unexpectedly when exploring the older areas of Copenhagen.
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August 10, 2020: University of Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger makes a stop outside the main building of the University of Copenhagen, where busts of the more famous professors are displayed.
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September 14, 2020: Royal Copenhagen Storefront

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys the historic 17th century storefront of the Royal Copenhagen shop in central Copenhagen.
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October 7, 2020: Reformation Memorial, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Protestant Reformation Memorial in Copenhagen, commemorating the 400th anniversary of Denmark's move from Catholicism to the teaching of Martin Luther.
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Frederik's Church, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the "Marble Church" in Frederiksstaden. It's best known for its dome and rounded architecture.
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Around Copenhagen's's Inner Harbor

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys Copenhagen's harbor area on a pleasant fall day, as did thousands of the city's residents
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Marching Band at Tivoli Gardens

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger is entertained by a fine band of young musicians while visiting Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.
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Nybrograde, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed this row of nice historic homes built on a canal in Copenhagen.
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Cotton Candy, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was surprised to see how much cotton candy was being consumed at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen.
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