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  • Ideas for wet days in Copenhagen
  • MoreCashThanDash
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    Currently in Billund but heading over to Copenhagen Thurs-Sat.

    Looks like it’s going to be wet, so any extra ideas for indoor things to see and do would be appreciated.

    Caher
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    Umbrella shopping?

    kormoran
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    Red light area?

    MoreCashThanDash
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    Can I add that MrsMC brought an umbrella with her and I’m not taking my 17 year old daughter to a red light district….

    Design Museum was an interesting time, there’s also a Defence Museum, found the scale models of their navy fleet really interesting, all made from wood, the craftsmanship is exquisite.

    A load more here: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g189541-Activities-zft11295-Copenhagen_Zealand.html

    redmex
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    A guided walk around Copenhagen is a good way to see the place and stop off in one of the pubs for a a hot toddy as you will probably find the place feels Baltic as I’m sure that sea is nearby

    DrJ
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    Louisiana modern art museum just north of Copenhagen

    thebunk
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    Aquarium is good, and the restaurant does excellent octopus)

    kormoran
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    Well if you did accidentally stray iin to the red light district then some wooden scale models of the Navy fleet should cool things down a notch

    convert
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    A walk around Christiana
    Designmuseum Denmark
    Danish Design Centre
    Louisiana modern art museum

    Tivoli I could take or leave and suspect even more so in the rain.

    Oh, and just walking around spellbound by how many impossibly good looking (men and women) and cool looking people can be in one place and feel generally inadequate

    daviek
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    not looked this up at all but there must be something to do with Lego there?

    timber
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    Design museum interested me, but wife wasn’t so impressed with a room full of chairs 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Train up the coast and you can visit Kronborg castle that apparently was inspiration for a castle in Hamlet and there is also a good maritime museum tucked into a drydock. Brother of Copenhagen’s mermaid sits on the quay up there.

    appltn
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    Go up the round tower, eat lunch in Aamanns and spend the evening drinking excellent cocktails in Balderdash (but make sure you pack your credit card).

    vd
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    Warpigs

    MoreCashThanDash
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    not looked this up at all but there must be something to do with Lego there?

    We’re currently in Billund, home of Lego. Lego House today!

    DrJ
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    The archetypical CPH rainy day activity is shopping in Ilums Bolighus. Of course your credit card will spontaneously combust, but you’ll have some nice Scandi stuff to show for it.

    alpin
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    Christiania…. Buy some different strains of weed. Sit with a nice beer in the gardens.  Don’t run, don’t take photos.

    zilog6128
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    Sit with a nice beer in the gardens.

    “wet” and “indoors” mean different things to different people, I guess 😂

    It is the city of beer though. If you like beer,  many great options such as TapHouse (61 keg lines!) Family can find something else to do, I’m sure 🤣

    Rosenborg Castle is interesting, very opulent inside, not like our draughty old castles!

    We found the Ripleys Believe it or Not museum very entertaining, next door is a Hans Christian Anderson exhibition which is very small but well done. (Think there’s one ticket for both? They’re partnered with a Guinness World Records museum elsewhere in town but that was crap!)

    vondally
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    Copenhagen card and nip into museums, art galleries and the planetarium. I enjoyed the planterium, round tower is a good stroll up,  oddly we enjoyed the ruins underneath the palaceLots to choose plus Tivoli gardens, which you pay for rides you want but well worth a visit for the gardens and understanding Disney’s idea.Louisana is a quick zip on the train but a good 10 minute walk from station, enjoyable.

    willard
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    Jump on a train and head to Malmö? Just so that you can say you went over the bridge

    redmex
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    Id give Malmö a miss, you need another currency and it may be ok for a stroll on a nice warm day

    You don’t see much out the train window , some water either side

    Copenhagen has so much more, the museum is good if you have any interest in brick making and the brick buildings like the fairer sex are very good looking

    When you see the Danish companies names at the main square where the polar bears are you then realise how much we use them in most UK houses and not just Lurpak

    mick_r
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    Glyptoteket is a nice building and full of statues if that is your kind of thing – youngest son declared it as “a bit too penisy”

    If you wander past Sogreni bike shop see if they’ll say where the frames are made and what the tubing is to justify the price….

    But otherwise as above Round Tower, Design Museum(s), Louisiana etc. Are you stopping off at the Roskilde Viking ships on the way Billund – Copenhagen? I think the travel pass we had in Copenhagen stretched out there and not sure if any of the museum combi-tickets covered it.

    DougD
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    Another vote for Round Tower, that was really good, as mentioned they have some interesting exhibitions on too which are worth a visit.

    Bars/food – get a ferry over to Refshaleøen, there there’s a street food place and a Mikkeller bar (Mikkeller Baghaven).

    Up towards Nørrebro is a place called Brus – great microbrewery and tasty food.

    Around the meatpacking district is good: Mother does decent, reasonably priced pizza, Bodega 54 is a punk rock bar with a strong St Pauli theme, and opposite is a bar called Fermentoren which is good too. Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade as also a good shout.

    Torvehallerne is a covered market place with nice food stalls (some great Smørrebrød)

    I found Christiania pretty weird to be honest. As amusing and novel as it was to see copious amounts of weed and hash being sold in the open, I felt a definite seedy undercurrent there.

    Mikkel
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    National museum.

    Take the train to Roskilde and visit the vikingship museum.

    If going to Tivoli go in the evening when its dark.

    zilog6128
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    Bars/food – get a ferry over to Refshaleøen

    that is my fave place to drink/eat, but take advantage of the awesome cycle infrastructure (one of my favourite things about Copenhagen) – you can hire Donkey Bikes via an app on your phone and be there in 10 mins from the city centre!

    munrobiker
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    For a place not much warmer or drier than the UK a lot of the best stuff is outside.

    We go every year as friends live there. The best wet weather thing we did last year was the Danish Architecture Museum. It’s an interesting building and the exhibitions are engaging – rather than looking at a room of thirty chairs like in the Design Museum you move through spaces showing how Danish architectural design has influenced other design, and why it is how it is.

    It spirals up through the building, then at the top you ride a helter skelter back down.

    I’d not bother with Malmö. Christiania is an awful place, and outdoors.

    Louisiana is great but really benefits from a warm sunny day to get the most out of the setting.

    Aamanns do the best Snorrebrod.

    Blagardsgade is a good place for restaurants and bars, as is the meatpacking district. Hooked and Kodbyens are good casual seafood places but you’ll probably need to book. If the weather brightens up there are some good street food areas at Refshalhoen (which you’ll need to cycle or take the ferry to – we use Bolt or Tier bikes and it’s very easy) or by Nordatlantens Brygge where there’s an outpost of Hooked.

    jimdubleyou
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    Spend an inordinate amount of money of half a sandwich. Taste sensation

    mikeyp
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    2nd the Louisiana. Café lunch was also good/cheapish.

    olddonald
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    there’s a nice indoor food market – good food and beer. Also a big  fan of the viking ships – train to Roskilde was easy – nice place itself – and the best collection of axes ever! they build replicate ships….

    MoreCashThanDash
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    Well, final day, the sun came out and temperature shot up, so we did the zoo and it was bloody amazing.

    Got a few of the other suggestions in. Trying to work out the logistics of a cobbled hill climb up the Round Tower….

    martinhutch
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    There used to be a bloke offering rides around the harbour on his home-made submarine, but I’m not sure what happened to him.

    masterdabber
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    Got a few of the other suggestions in. Trying to work out the logistics of a cobbled hill climb up the Round Tower….

    I went up that quite a few years ago when on a business trip and had a couple of hours to kill….. they had a Gerald Scarfe exhibition…  remember him?   very good… I bought the exhibition poster which featured George Bush Senior.

    rickmeister
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    IKEA ?

    Mikkel
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    Martinhutch, he does not get out these days

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