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Useful information for your trips in Copenhagen
Below are all the information you need to know about the cruise terminals, famous attractions and also tips for your land excursion in Copenhagen:
The most popular sights in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is one of the highlights of any Baltic sea cruise trips. The charming historical characteristics of the old Danish capital are mixed with many modern features of a young European metropolis, hence create magnificent sights for visitors around the globe to visit.
The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid is probably the most famous landmark of Copenhagen. If it is your first time traveling to Copenhagen on a cruise, you should definitely try to visit this famous statue. The Little Mermaid is easily accessible at Langelinie Pier.
Nyhavn is the beautiful, old port of Copenhagen. The canal is where you can find many traditional, historical wooden ships and lines of brightly colored 17th and early 18th-century town houses, bars, cafés and restaurants.
If you are looking for something different in Copenhagen, Freetown Christiania is the right one for you. Christiania is the independent, autonomous community in the middle of the Danish capital. The residents have joined together to form an alternative housing estate.
Shopping in Copenhagen? The first place you definitely want to visit is Strøget. This pedestrian, car free shopping area is a popular tourist attraction and also one of the longest shopping streets in Europe, you can find everything from small shops to large department stores here.
If you are on a family cruise, the children may already have stated what they really want to do in Copenhagen. Tivoli Gardens is the largest amusement park in Copenhagen with lots of funfair rides. This makes it the most popular land excursion attraction among small cruise guests.
National Museum of Denmark
The most prestigious museum in Copenhagen is the National Museum of Denmark. Art lovers will find here an extensive collection of Danish and international art works.
Maps of cruise terminal in Copenhagen
Port of Copenhagen has 4 cruise terminals: Langelinie Kai, Nordre Toldbold, Freeport Terminal and Oceankaj.
The cruise terminals are located north from the city center. In fine weather, a long leisured walk to the center of Copenhagen is also possible.
Things to know before you visit Copenhagen
Shipping companies and routes
Almost every cruise line offers cruise trips to Copenhagen. NCL, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Princess and many other lines also dock at Copenhagen during their Baltic sea cruises every year.
Immigration and visa
Copenhagen is a cruise destination in EU and Schengen area. US citizens don’t need to apply for a visa to visit Copenhagen if their stay in Copenhagen is under 90 days.
However, if the cruise route calls at ports outside the EU (such as St. Petersburg), it may be necessary for the cruise line to request a valid passport. Exact details can be found in the regulations of the cruise line.
Cruise terminals in Copenhagen
The most centrally located are the cruise terminals Langelinie Pier and Nordre Toldbold. The Cruise Terminal Freeport Terminal is mainly used for cruises, which are handled by embarkation and disembarkation in Copenhagen. Farthest from the city center is the Oceankaj.
In good weather, you can wander around in Copenhagen on your own easily. On foot, it takes about half an hour to the city center.
Taxi and public transports
Bus line 26 transfer visitors from 3 terminals Langelinie Pier, Nordre Toldbold and Freeport. From Oceankaij guests can take the Bus 25 and 27. The buses transfer visitors from cruise port to the metro/ subway station of Copenhagen.
Alternatively guests can also buy tickets for the Hop-On/ Hop-Off buses and take a taxi to explore the city. However, the taxi prices in Copenhagen are not cheap.
The cruise port of Copenhagen is a classic destination for summer cruise trips. There are also some trips in Spring and Autumn, but not in Winter.
The national currency of Denmark is the Danish Krone (1 euro = 7.4 krones, 1 pound = 8.28 krones, 1 dollar = 6.43 krones).At some popular attractions Euro can also be accepted. For private shore excursions, it is recommended to exchange to Danish Krone in advance or withdraw from an ATM.
Website of the port and tourist organizations
- Port operator: Copenhagen Malmö Ports
- Official website: Visit Copenhagen
- Online tour guide: Wikitravel