CPH Info

Where is CIID in relation to the city?
You can find us on a googlemap here: http://ciid.dk/education/contact/

Where to stay

Bookings.com – Hotels of all kinds and prices.
www.hostelz.com – Hostel listing for CPH

Dan Hostel – Number of hostels in the city
Cab Inn Sleep Cheap in ‘Luxury’
City Public Hostel – This sleep inn is placed in the western part of Copenhagen ‘Vesterbro’. A vivid part of town close to the Central station, the red light district and one of 2 parts of town where the nightlife is good.
Sleep In Fact – In the western part of the city – Vesterbro.
Sleep In Green – Located in the northern part of Copenhagen ‘N¿rrebro’ where nightlife is good. This sleep in is located 2 minutes walk form a bus stop that takes you straight to your studio in 7 minutes. Only set back: you can only stay here for a week at the time.
Sleep In Heaven – Located in the northern part of Copenhagen. A couple of minutes away from the studio.
Absalon Hotel and Annex

Sublets: craigslist.org and expatriates.com (If you find something on these website, please do not transfer any money before your arrival in CPH)

How to get around

Public transportation in Copenhagen will take you basically everywhere. Choose between buses, trains, and the metro. Also, there’s the option of renting a bike, which is the perfect way to get around Copenhagen, or a car.

Taxis
Copenhagen has several taxi companies. You can either call them directly or hail a cab on the street. Taxis aren’t exactly cheap in Denmark. On the other hand they all have run meters so you will not get cheated!
Taxa Motor: (+45) 7033 8338
Taxa 4×35: (+45) 3535 3535
Amager Øbro Taxa: 3251 5151

City Bikes
Copenhagen has free city bikes placed around the city in special bike racks. It costs DDK 20 to use them but you get your money back when you return the bike at a bike rack. You are only allowed to use the city bikes within the city itself, that is, not beyond the lakes.

Emergency Number

Call “112”

Hospitals/Doctors/Dentist

Hospital
Sankt Josef Hospitale
Griffenfeldtsgade 42
2200 København N

Doctors
Emergency Service doctor: (+45) 7013 0041

General Practitioner
Henrik Lund-Jackobsen
Griffenfeldtsgade 47, 1st floor
2200 København N
(+45) 3537 0222

Gitte Gunnersen & Flemming Skovsgaard
Meinungsgade 8 A, 1. Sal
2200 København N
(+45) 3585 3219

Dentist
Collosseum Clinic
Østergade 1, 3rd floor
1100 København K
(+45) 3312 2421

Agnes Rise Damkjær
Nørre Voldgade 96
1358 København K
(+45) 3313 1213

Language
Danish is the 1st language. Almost all young people speak very good English but in general most Danes of all ages speak at least some English at an OK level.


ATMs/Credit Cards

If you want to withdraw cash, cash machines are the easiest way withdraw Danish currency using your credit or debit card. Cash machines can be found throughout Copenhagen, usually outside of banks.

Most shops accept the usual credit cards. Supermarkets and smaller shops however, often do not. So it’s a good idea always to carry some cash.

Reporting Credit Card Loss or Theft
Diners: (+45) 36 737373
VISA: (+45) 80 018588
MasterCard: Make a note of the telephone number on the back of your card because this is the number you’ll have to call to report the loss or theft of your MasterCard.

Cafés and Restaurants

The Laundromate Café
Laundromate Café is situated in Elmegade in Nørrebro. It’s a laundry and a café in one – and a great place to go for a beer or lunch/dinner. In the evening the laundry itself is shut down but the bar/restaurant is full of dinner guests and people out for a beer or cocktail. We strongly recommend the fish soup, which is super well made, and Laundromate also has some of the best burgers in town. On top this place has a great selection of beer, wine and very tasty drinks! Just recently Laundromate opened a second café at Østerbro, same concept and just as nice.

Kates Joint
Kates Joint, also situated at Nørrebro, is decorated in an unpretentious manner and with careless elegance making you feel right at home. You seat yourself where there’s room and it’s OK to sit at a table where other people sit already – you listen to jazz and soul music and enjoy well-prepared food from India, the Caribbean, the USA, and Africa – everything but European. At Kates Joint you can get a main course for about DDK100. You may not find the place very pretty – but the food is the best!

Zoo Bar
Zoo Bar, Kronprinsensgade 7, 1114 København K. Placed in the heart of Copenhagen Zoo bar is the perfect place to meet. You can watch everybody walk right past the window while you enjoy what is known to be the best burger in town or one of it’s delicious sandwiches. Also Zoo Bar is known to be the place to meet people from the inner circle of the Danish cultural scene such as actors, rock stars – and even royalty!

Cafe Bang & Jensen
Bang & Jensen, Istedgade 130, 1650 København V. Bang & Jensen serves breakfast each morning from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday nights the DJ is swinging his records while the bartender serves cocktails.
Café Bang & Jensen opened in 1997 in an old pharmacy and is one of Vesterbro’s nicest cafes with a very friendly atmosphere. Remember though, that the kitchen closes at 7.30 p.m. on Staurday nights to make room for the cocktail bar, not an entirely bad compromise. Bang & Jensen’s cafe menu changes according to the seasons – the food is great and very reasonable.

Sticks’n’Sushi
Sticks’n’Sushi, Nansensgade 59, 1366 København K. Today you find Stiks’n’Sushi restaurants several places around Copenhagen and they’re all just as good. However, if you want the original experience, go to Sticks’n’Sushi in Nansensgade, which is where many people from Copenhagen have eaten their first menu of raw fish. You can both eat at the restaurant or take away. At Sticks’n’Sushi you can both get the regular nigiri-sushi and sashimi, pieces of raw fish without the rice. You can also have grilled pieces of both fish and meat served at sticks and Japanese inspired salads. Sticks’n’Sushi has a nice selection of wine and beer, sake and green tea.

Aamanns
Aamanns, Øster Farimagsgade 10, København Ø. Opening hours: weekdays 10.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and closed during the weekend. Aamanns is predominantly a take away and delicatessen shop – but it also has a couple of tables. In case you do take away Aamann’ll give you free wooden silverware making it nice and easy to take your lunch to the near by park. Aamann makes Danish smørrrebrød á la Jamie Oliver. The quality of the vegetables, meats etc used is superb and there’s no getting round the chef’s craft. Aamann bakes his own organic bread of course – and everything that is put upon the bread is made with as few additives as possible which is the reason that the cold meats and spread might look a bit less colourful than you’re used too. Aamann’s menu changes according to the seasons, they concentrate on organic food and make an effort to serve you very well made and delicious smørrebrød.

Tipping

The service is included in the total price when you eat at restaurants and take taxis. You are not expected to tip at bars and cafes.

Shopping

Retail Opening Hours
General opening hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5.30 or 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 3/4/5 p.m.
Most shops are closed on Sundays except bakeries, flower shops and some super markets.

Libraries
Books and internet free of charge. To take a book you need to sign up though.

Hovedbiblioteket
Krystalgade 15
1172 København K

Blågården
Blågårds Plads 5
2200 København N

Museums

The Danish Museum of Art and Design
Bredgade 68, 1260 København K.
The Danish Museum of Art and Design is one of Scandinavia’s central exhibition forums for Danish and international industrial design and applied and decorative arts. It aims to bring together and document contemporary developments within industrial design and applied and decorative arts. Also the museum has a collection of exemplary works from older “areas” and periods, which it consider closely related to contemporary oeuvres. The museum’s exhibitions are one very good reason to visit the Danish Museum of Art and Design, spending time in the museum’s garden is another very good reason. The museum garden, the Grønnegård, is open to everyone during the museum’s opening hours. In the summer the garden serves as the performance space for the Grønnegård Theater’s productions and the museum café, which by the way is a very nice place to have lunch, also serve in the garden.
For further information: http://www.kunstindustrimuseet.dk/en

Statens Museum for Kunst
Sølvgade 48-50, 1307 København K.
The National Museum of Art offers free admission to its collections, x-rummet (the x-room), The Sculpture Street and activities on The Stage. Certain exhibitions you pay an admission fee. There are several good reasons to visit The National Museum of Art. First of all there’s the building itself. The old museum building, which is designed by the architect Wilhelm Dahlerup, dates back to 1896. The facade is richly decorated and the entrance imposing. The museum’s extension from 1998 has provided the museum with a much needed in the exhibition space available. The modernist extension building designed by architect Anna Maria Indrio from the major firm of Danish architects “C.F. Møllers tegnestue” is situated in parallel with the old museum and opens up to the surrounding park. The two building though very different meet and merge beautifully. The museum’s collection provides visitors’ with a challenging outline of Western art from the early Renaissance to our time. You may view masterpieces by such artists as Cranach and Rembrandt to Hammershøj and Eckersberg. You may also see paintings by Matisse and Picasso, Braque, Kirkeby, and Jorn – and Kvium. If you get tired or need a break enjoy a cup of coffee or have lunch in the Museum’s café which also offers a pretty view of the park.
For further information: http://www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/

Dansk Design Centre
HC Andersens Boulevard 27, 1553 København V.
DDC has several functions as it both aims to enhance the use of design in the Danish business world, brand Danish design worldwide and increase the interest in design in general.
For further information: http://www.ddc.dk/

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Gl. Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk.
Louisiana is situated on the Zealand Coast North of Copenhagen in an old park with a beautiful view across the sound of Sweden. It takes about 45 minutes to get there by train, but the museum is definitely worthwhile the travel time. Louisiana houses a collection of modern art by international artists such as Arp, Francis Bacon, Max Ernst, Picasso, and Rauschenberg and every year the museum shows six to eight exhibitions of contemporary and modern art. Louisiana is a great experience in modern and contemporary art – but it is also a congenial reflection of the interplay between art, architecture, and landscape. Make sure to take a walk in the park, which serves as a fine setting for displaying the collection of the museum’s modern sculptures.
For further information: www.louisiana.dk

Other things to do
The Carlsberg Visitor Center and the Jacobsen Brewhouse, Gamle Carlsberg Vej 11, 2500 København Valby.
Brewer J.C. Jacobsen founded Carlsberg in 1847. The brewhouse is named after its founder and his son Carl. The visitor center, situated in the old, beautiful brewery in Valby, displays brewer’s skills in an interesting way by the use of light, sound, movement, and interactive and special effects and the Jacobsen Brewhouse houses a live exhibition of beer culture and classic brewing skills. The bar, located at the first floor of the two-storey brewery offers visitors a panoramic view of the shinning copper beer kettles in which Carlsberg’s series of special beer is brewed – and the perfect setting to enjoy a beer. For further information: http://www.visitcarlsberg.dk

Tivoli
Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V.
You can’t visit Copenhagen without a visit to Tivoli. Once the entrance has been paid, Friday night includes a free concert.
For more information: www.tivoli.dk

Boat Tours

Netto-Boats
Take a harbor and canal tour – sit back and enjoy Copenhagen from the waterfront and enjoy the sun. The guide will tell you about the sights in Danish, English, German and French. Starting Point: Holmens Church opposite the old Stock-Exchange (Børsen) and Nyhavn at Heibergsgade near Kongens Nytorv. Tickets: DDK 30 each. Duration: 60 minutes. For more information: www.havnerundfart.dk

DFDS Canal Tours
A guided tour through the harbor and the canals of Copenhagen: You’ll get to know about the most beautiful churches, castles and old houses. DFDS Canal tours departs from Nyhavn and the tour takes about 50 minutes.
Tickets are DDK 50

Nightlife

Vega
Enghavevej 40, 1674 København V. (+45) 3325 7011
– One of the most popular music/bars/nightclub venues in Copenhagen. VEGA is a great place to go to a concert creating an intimate atmosphere between the artist and audience. Also the VEGA nightclub is great – and the bar serves super nice cocktails. Check out the VEGA calendar to look for your favorite music or event.
For further information: www.vega.dk

Gefärlich
Fælledvej 7, 2200 København N.
In the evening different DJ’s swing their records – playing a variety of rock, indie, electronic, techno, downbeat and mellow. Gefärlich isn’t a big place (and definitely not fancy) – but it’s super cool!
For further information: http://www.gefahrlich.dk/

Rust
Guldberggade 8, 2200 København N
Popular music/nightclub/bar venue on Nørrebro. You’ll often find that many of the best DJ’s in Denmark play there. Check their calendar for DJ’s and bands.
For further information: www.rust.dk

Cinema

Listings here: http://www.kino.dk/

Cinemateket
Gothersgade 55
1123 København K

Dagmar Teateret
Mikkel Bryggers Gade 8
1460 København K

Palads
Axeltorv 9
1609 København V

Empire Bio
Guldberggade 29F
2200 København N

Post Offices

You can buy envelopes, stamps, postcards at most post offices. Many shops also sell both postcards and stamps – as do a few supermarkets and kiosks.

Købmagergade Post Office
Købmagergade 33
1000 København K

Central Station Post Office
Copenhagen Central Station
1570 København V

Søernes Post Office (Nørrebro)
Nørrebrogade 10
2200 København N

Other Useful Links

www.aok.dk
Everything you need to know about Copenhagen, where to go, where to eat, where to party!

Visit Copenhagen
Plan your visit, where to stay, what to visit, tourist information, opening hours, how to get around etc.