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Regarding the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: The collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen (1842–1914), the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries. According to the same source, parts of the museum were originally Carlsberg's private villa. The rest of what is now the museum then formed around the villa. The Carlsberg Group'...


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The Carlsberg brewery started using the swastika as their logo in 1881. After the nazis adopted the swastika as their most prominent symbol, Carlsberg stopped using it some time in the 1930ies, but it is still in place on some of their older buildings, e.g. at the Glypotek musuem. Here is an example of an old Carlsberg beer bottle label:


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Your translation is incorrect- the German text says the same. It would be clearer if the dash after photographing would not be missing, but that is a minor error.


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Firstly, that's not a local train - it's the international train that links Denmark and Sweden. To answer your question: I asked about this when I was travelling on the Øresundståg a couple of years ago as I wanted somewhere to put trash. The train manager told me I can use it for "whatever I want" and that the bags are there as a convenience for customers ...


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My understanding is that the real taboo of taking photos of anything related to drug dealing: vendors, customers, drugs, shops. While the act of taking a photo is not "illegal" according to Danish law, Christiania is famously self-governing. There is serious potential to upset people who do not want themselves or their (illegal) dealings to be recorded (...


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Train connections between Copenhagen and Malmö are quite convenient. Most departures on the route are served either by SJ (the Swedish national rail company) or Öresundståg, a Danish-operated short-haul service. If you travel with Öresundståg, you'd have to stop for 20-30 minutes at the Copenhagen Airport and possibly change to another train, while SJ ...


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It does not get cold in Copenhagen in November. It has a maritime climate and the average daytime temperature in November is +7.1°C (24-hour average +5.1°C). The record low for November is -7°C, which is still no problem for cycling with a hat and gloves. You do not need any special bicycle or special outdoor gear apart from normal layers for a mild ...


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The airline will not let you board. The airline risks a fine of several thousand euros if you approach the passport desk before midnight, so your assurance that you will wait is probably not going to be very persuasive. You should postpone your flight. Because you will enter the Schengen area in Copenhagen, you must arrive there after midnight, that is, ...


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I live in Copenhagen and use my bike to go to work all year like many other locals. There are plenty of bike rentals for tourists as this is a popular way to explore the city. You will find that the scenic city centre and waterfront a best travelled by foot or by bike as car traffic is restricted. Its is a very good city for cycling with high priority to ...


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I visited Christiana last year and took one of the tours with a local resident (I can recommend the tour by the way). The rules on the sign in question applies specifically to the "Green Light District," also known as the immediate area around "Pusher Street," where drugs are sold. There are a number of prominent "No Photos" signs at the entrances to this ...


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Baggage cannot be transferred automatically because neither Norwegian nor Ryanair will accept the legal responsibility that comes with forwarding and accepting interline baggage. If you look at Ryanair's website, Ryanair closes the bag drop forty minutes before departure. I think it is quite unlikely that you will be able to deplane, retrieve your baggage, ...


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We currently have mild weather in Copenhagen and it should stay that way for the coming month too, although you may see snow and sleet eventually. That should not be a big problem, given the correct clothes, as stated by others. As for bikes, check this out: http://bycyklen.dk/en


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That depends on where you need to go for the meeting. If it's somewhere on the metro line, you can expect to be on the metro - with a paid ticket - within 30 min of touchdown, and in central Copenhagen within 20 min after that. If it's not on the metro line, but still close to the city, you can add 10-15 minutes. As long as it's central Copenhagen, it's ...


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The vast majority of trains are run by Øresundståg. This line runs Malmö - Kastrup (CPH Airport) - Central Copenhagen (Kobenhavn H). In the direction Malmö-Copenhagen these are running normally: Malmö stopping at the airport and on to central Copenhagen. In the direction Copenhagen-Malmö, the Swedish Government's implementation of border controls means all ...


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How were they connected? Generally they were not. There were car ferries, but they were slowish and mostly used as part of long-distance journeys rather than just between Copenhagen and Malmö. The last several decades they didn't connect anywhere near the city centers either. Either you would drive to Dragør (outside Copenhagen) for a ferry to Limhamn, or ...


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In the green light district there are 3 rules set by the community. Two of them seem strange and unusual, so they are given explanations. Have fun - no explanation needed. No running - explanation: because it causes panic. No photography - explanation: because buying and selling hash is still illegal. (implied: and you may accidentally catch a deal on ...


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Note: the UK is planning to leave the EU, at the time of writing it has not actually left yet. What impact this will have on travellers going forward is unknown. It is highly unlikely (but not impossible) that this will affect the OPs travel in march but far more likely that it will affect future readers of this answer. I have been looking at flights from ...


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All local tickets work on both trains/metro and buses. There is an Oyster-like contactless card called Rejsekort, which gives fares about half of those of discrete tickets. Unfortunately it's not terribly convenient for visitors. The transport agencies are pushing hard to get everyone to use name-registered cards (which require ordering in advance and ...


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At the bottom of the Shopping Services page on the Copenhagen Airport web site, there is a section for "Banks and Currency Exchange". There are five American Express currency exchange offices listed which can be found in various places in the airport.


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You won't find much, except bars and such, open at that hour. You can of course visit many noteworthy buildings, if you are content to just see them from the outside. This includes Christiansborg, Amalienborg, Marble Church, Vor Frelsers Kirke and many others. There are also interesting landmarks such as Nyhavn and the statue of the Little Mermaid. I'd ...


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This is actually really easy - I've been to Tivoli twice, and it's conveniently right next to the central train station. As Wikitravel says: It takes twelve minutes by train to get from Kastrup to the central station (Hovedbanegården) in the city centre. You need a ticket for three zones which can be purchased from one of the automated vending ...


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As far as I remember people cycle all year long. Maybe when it snows a bit less people do it due to ice. Relating to renting, the city used to have a free public bike system. The problem sometimes is more to find a bike available.


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With the hotel being in the middle of the Copenhagen red light district, it can't be a great surprise that it's noisy outside at night. In this area, you are also most likely to see both prostitutes, drug addicts and dealers hanging around. I might be ignorant and wouldn't consider any place in Copenhagen to be unsafe, but is there a particular reason why ...


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Customs is usually a matter of seconds, unless he has something to declare or gets tapped for a random inspection, which is very rare. I suspect you're actually thinking about immigration checks. This depends in part of what your son's nationality is, in particular whether he is an EU/EEA citizen. Could be anything from a few minutes in line to half an hour,...


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Just an addition to Henning's answer, but too long for just a comment: It is perhaps worth noticing that before the Øresund bridge was built, all rail and most road traffic from Copenhagen and Zealand to Sweden (in general) used the ferry connection between Helsingør and Helsingborg, about 50km north of Copenhagen. This traffic did not go through Malmö at ...


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In October 2014, the British consulate in Copenhagen decided 100% of all General Visitor applications within 15 days. They report an average of less than 10 days. These figures would be strongly indicative of what you can expect in December 2014 and January 2015. https://www.gov.uk/visa-processing-times If you are only in Copenhagen for 16 days, it's ...


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I travel from or through Copenhagen frequently, and have never noticed this service. In fact, I have never seen it in any Scandinavian airport, so I would go on a limb and say no.


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The depicted bus is not a special "snake line", but an ordinary bus on line 6A which is fancifully decorated as a full-exterior ad bought by the zoo. Line 6A does go from the city center to the zoo -- there are several stops in the city center, such as at Nørreport, Rådhuspladsen, near Vesterport in front of the "Palads" movie theater, and nearish the ...


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Ferry: There are no scheduled ferry crossings between the UK and Denmark anymore. The closest would be Newcastle to IJmuiden, and then ground transport through the Netherlands and Germany. This will be significantly more expensive than a cheap one-way air ticket from Edinburgh to Copenhagen. Air: For the transatlantic legs, you should look into searching ...


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It depends on which train you're selecting. For the trains billed as "SJ Snabbtåg" the ticket is usually only valid for a particular train. However SJ also sells tickets for the local/regional Øresundståg. Tickets for these departing from Copenhagen Airport (and other stations in central Copenhagen) are valid for departures within ±3 hours of the nominal ...


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