General Discussion: Copenhagen tips


oldgregg
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6271 posts since 13/4/02

8 Jul 2013 16:39
Since we have some cphg members, driving down in two weeks, any recommendations for food, got bror, amass and madklubben on the shortlist, any other places not to be missed? Could also use hotel recommendations, wanted to stay at nimb but nothing free there that weekend, any other good central hotels pref somewhere you can get parking space in the close proximity? Also, any vis retailers?
Cheers
Rirawin
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9211 posts since 17/7/05

8 Jul 2013 17:11
Missed out on http://geranium.dk/ when I was last there.

As for hotels, I went with Airbnb and got a really nice apartment through them, no idea about parking though.

I thought Wood Wood was pretty cool shopping wise.
supmah
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362 posts since 13/6/12

8 Jul 2013 17:39
Wood wood, Storm and Norse are nice stores. Storm carried Visvim before but i don't think they do anymore, not sure though, worth checking out anyway. You should check out Nimb's restaurant, it's really great
Massiv
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878 posts since 27/7/10

8 Jul 2013 18:19
No Visvim retailers at the moment. Wood Wood carries SOPH, NBHD, Wtaps and White Mountaineering.

As for food I'd recommend Pastis for lunch and also at night. One of the best Steak bearnaises in town. So many great restaurants. If you need more info - let me know.

Don't know anything about hotels.
oldgregg
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6271 posts since 13/4/02

9 Jul 2013 14:50
No tables letf at germanium, will check out pastis, was also recommended patepate, any good?
DuffMan
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14248 posts since 21/2/07

2 Aug 2013 12:42
Any more tips? Restaurants and things to do mainly. Staying in Norrebro by the lakes for a bit.
artiefufkin
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370 posts since 11/7/06

2 Aug 2013 13:05
Fiskebaren in the meatpacking district is good: http://fiskebaren.dk/en/.

Also, Mother Pizza a few doors away: http://mother.dk/

A few decent bars around there too.
pops
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3991 posts since 2/9/09

2 Aug 2013 14:47
@ Crazy Joe, you checking out any vintage furniture places ? & as a man who appreciates good design, are you staying in room 606 of the SAS (or the Radisson as its now called Sad )
oldgregg
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6271 posts since 13/4/02

2 Aug 2013 15:03
DuffMan wrote: Any more tips? Restaurants and things to do mainly. Staying in Norrebro by the lakes for a bit.
Fiskebaren as above^ was very good, so was mother, also check out mikkeller just around the corner if you wanna drink afterwards. Theres also a meat restaurant called nose2tail there that looked nice but we didnt have time to try that one out. Another recommendation is cafe victor for classic french bistro stuff. I though the highlight was restaurant bror, awesome food, very reasonably priced on both food and wine menu and really relaxed and fourtcoming staff, owners are two ex sous chefs from noma which shows on the food, just not as pretentious.
The food market near the botanical gardens (can't remember the name now) is also good, have some smorrebrod and drinks there then pick up some cava and other goodies and go down to the botanical gardens for a picnic if the weather allows.
Lanz, didnt check out any furniture as can find most of the stuff in stockholm at similar prices.
Hanto
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1651 posts since 30/11/09

5 Aug 2013 20:06
Anyone got advice for staying in Cphg/Denmark on more of a budget.

Also Joe, anywhere in Stockholm. Would normally stay with relatives but they'll all be using their flat at the time.
inversesquare
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6663 posts since 7/6/08

6 Aug 2013 00:35
Stockholm: £20 a night in the City Backackers hostel, there is free pasta in the kitchen Laughing out loud . Full of foreign hipsters and centrally located. Predrink before going out(obviously) Blue and Yellow/Crocodile/Kung beer FTW.
Plenty of fun to be had BBQing in a park.
Booze cruise on Viking Line is actually cheaper than renting a room for the night in the city plus you get to go to Finland and back, lovely views of the archipelago.
Place called Hellstroms on Sodermalm has unlimited build your own nachos and toppings plus a pint for £5 on Friday.

DuffMan
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14248 posts since 21/2/07

21 Aug 2013 13:41
Cheers Joe

Going next week, really looking forward to it.

How much cash should I reckon on taking in krone, I know it's expensive. Spending best part of four days there and will use credit card with no foreign fees for most things.
jc91
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138 posts since 9/9/11

21 Aug 2013 13:54
I went in May and spent £100 a day roughly, just going to restaurants and having a couple of drinks. Which is just over 1000 Krona a day, so probably 4500 krona roughly for the 4 days, unless you're going to do a lot of drinking. Alcohol is pretty expensive. Change money before you go, I ended up changing a little bit at a bureau de change out there on the last day as I had some English currency left, you don't get a very good rate, plus fees.
DuffMan
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14248 posts since 21/2/07

21 Aug 2013 14:41
That's a lot of cash. Got an apartment while we're there so probably do a little bit of eating and drinking in to save a few Krone but will eat out a lot, booked a table at Manfreds a while back.

Nice one hejski, I'll pm you in a bit.
FLACHS
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31 posts since 15/7/11

21 Aug 2013 16:14
Manfreds is super! Relæ too. Where in Nbro are you staying ?
DuffMan
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14248 posts since 21/2/07

21 Aug 2013 17:21
Yeah Manfreds sounds great. Staying in a flat on Ahornsgarde, you a local?
FLACHS
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31 posts since 15/7/11

21 Aug 2013 18:07
Yes. Its a nice area! Manfreds has a great wine selection.
hejski
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76 posts since 2/11/11

21 Aug 2013 18:27
It's a nice area, right where I live. I can recommend checking out the street called Elmegade, the street called Blågaardsgade and a bar in Ravnsborggade called Kind of blue which is really nearby.
DuffMan
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14248 posts since 21/2/07

21 Aug 2013 19:02
Ubercool

Thanks guys, hejski I pm'd you
jc91
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138 posts since 9/9/11

21 Aug 2013 22:45
I agree it can definitely be done cheaper, it's eating out in restaurants at lunch and dinner that costs you a small fortune. I think it was actually cheaper than places I went in Sweden on the same trip though. Gothenburg seemed to be prohibitively expensive.

The last two things on hejski's list were the most fun I had over the few days,

"- Rent a bike and bike around, visiting different museums and tourist attractions
- Take one day off and go to Louisiana"

Also Christiania is worth a look, weird place but pretty cool.