Tag Archives: denmark

Copenhagen Report – Days 3 & 4

The Nick Cave gig the night before was pretty late, so we had a little snooze-in before heading back out. The weather was deteriorating so my hopes to visit Christiania Freetown was also deteriorating. Instead, we decided to visit the Copenhagen National Museum. The museum is totally free which is terrific and they were having a special “Viking” exhibit which would have been awesome, except the queue to even enter it was about half an hour long. Instead, we decided to explore the ancient history trail which did in fact include quite a lot of information about the Viking period, so we were well-satisfied!

Continue reading Copenhagen Report – Days 3 & 4

Visit Copenhagen

The Copenhagen tourist website is probably the best example I’ve seen of a city promoting itself really well. Amsterdam has a pretty good one too, but too busy and lacking the clear voice of the Danish capital’s. I especially like the way that visit copenhagen includes streams of external content from instagram or twitter without losing their focus.
My other impression is of authenticity. Obviously, I realise that I am being sold something (Copenhagen), but it doesn’t feel outlandish or pushy. All the attractions or destinations are lovingly described in a way that actually lets me choose whether it fits what I want to do or see. For example:
“Have you met Aksel, Marko, Marcon, Ludvig, Bo and Louise? Experience Visit Carlsbergs impressive brewery horses close up in the stables, the forge or harnessed to the big beerwagons. See them have horseshoes put on and hop aboard the wagons for a tour around the old Carlsberg area.”
Not my thing for this weekend, but I can see how that could appeal to others. When I was a kid I would have been right up for it, without a doubt.
On the other hand: Continue reading Visit Copenhagen