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Getting To Know Copenhagen – Cruise Port Guide
Copenhagen is a beautiful city and one filled with exciting things for you to enjoy during your time there. Our Copenhagen cruise port guide is your one-stop information source to help you plan your perfect day in this delightful Scandinavian destination.
The port of Copenhagen has 4 terminals for visiting cruise ships: Nordhavn Quay, Freeport, Langelinie and Toldbob. Regardless of where your ship docks, you’ll need to utilise public transport to get into the city if you are not on an organised excursion. Taxi’s are always available from all terminals.
There’s something in Copenhagen to please the entire family and to fill all sorts of interests. If you want a family-themed day out, then consider spending your time at Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second-oldest operating amusement park. It really is something else and from the moment you enter, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. It first opened its doors in August 1843 and it’s still a much-loved attraction to this day. There are rides to enjoy, shows, numerous shops and food outlets, beautiful gardens and animals. It really is a fabulous choice for a family-filled day.
For those interested in history, there are several museums to enjoy and numerous delightful buildings to admire. The Little Mermaid statue is an iconic landmark and you probably should stop by and view it while you are in the city. It’s located on the Langelinie promenade and is 1.25 metres tall. It is based on the 1837 fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen and has been a tourist attraction since 1913.
Nyhavn is a hugely popular part of the city that is characterised by its stunning 17th-century waterfront. It is lined with brightly coloured 17th and 18th century townhouses, restaurants, cafes and bars. The canal is always filled with historical wooden ships and other fishing vessels and if you’re visiting Copenhagen in the Summer, you absolutely need to spend at least a few hours here soaking up the atmosphere and sampling some local food and drink.
Denmark is not part of the Euro-monetary system, so make sure you get some Danish Kroner before you leave for your cruise. However, some business will accept euros.
‘Hygge’ – this is basically a lifestyle in Denmark and a word for coziness and comfortable conviviality. It’s about being content and it’s practised throughout the country, so learn it and fall in love with it.
Key highlights of Copenhagen
- Tivoli Gardens
- Admire the Little Mermaid statue
- Rosenborg Castle
- Christiansborg Palace
- National Museum of Denmark
- Copenhagen Zoo
- Aquarium of Denmark
- Gefion Fountain
- Museum of Copenhagen
Regular cruise line visitors
- Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
- P&O Cruises
- Princess Cruises
- Saga Cruises
- Viking Cruises
- Oceania Cruises