Visit Copenhagen and North Zealand
This page will contain some of the places I like to go while I'm home in Denmark. I will try to keep this page updated with more attractions and information, along the way while I remember them. [Home]
If you live in Copenhagen City rent a bike. It is very easy and the fastest way to come around Copenhagen. You can take your bike with you in the trains too - gratis in North Zealand.
If you only intent to stay in the city you could buy the City Pass for public transportation. If you want to see most of North Sealand too, get the Copenhagen Card which also gives admission to some attractions.
1 EUR ~ 7.45 DKK
- Jægersborg Dyrehave: You have a big change to come really near on the wild deers.
- Train to either Klampenborg or Skodsborg.
- Louisiana museum of modern art. They have a really good kitchen (One of Danie's favorite eating places). Choose the buffet! What's better than art and good food. Maybe combine it with a walk in Jægersborg Dyrehave in the morning, then take to Louisiana eat lunch, followed by looking at some modern art.
- Train to Humlebæk.
- Kronborg: The castle of Hamlet. Take also a walk in Helsingør.
- Tisvildeleje: If you would like to take a walk along the beach.
- There is a train there pass the beautiful nature of North Zealand from Hillerød. You could stop here and visit Frederiksborg Castle
- Vikingeskibs Museet in Roskilde.
- Glyptoteket: Ground floor has antics sculptures. Go to first floor to see some famous painters paintings.
- National Museum of Denmark
- Design Museum Denmark visit also the internal garden.
- The old amusement park Tivoli is a visit worst, also just for a walk. Note: You pay just for enter.
- Christiansborg Slot there house the Danish parliament. Go behind the castle and take a walk around the royal riding course, here can be very quiet after a noisy walk around the city.
- Perch's Thehandel, this small shop is one of the oldest and most famous tea shops in the world (Kronprinsensgade 5). Be aware, people queue up, just to buy some good tea here.
- For a fast meal or some food shopping, visit Torvehallerne.
- Another good place for some street food is Reffen (might have been closed or moved).
- Take a walk from Kongens Nytov down along Nyhavn, see the beautiful old house on the other side, there are mostly restaurants, but original, when I was young, were tattoo shops and dirty bars. Cross the harbor, using the walk and bicycle bridge to Christians Havn, turn right and walk around the lovely neighborhood, where I lived while I was studying. If you are so lucky to have booked a table at Noma, it is not far from here, else you will find other nice and good restaurants or cafes here.
Ticks (Ixodes ricinus)
Ticks are normal in the wild around in North Zealand, as in the rest of Europe. The tick typically lives in high grass and grap you when you pass, it will then seek for a warm place on your body, where is will bide you to suck blood.
It is important to get rid of the tick within 24 hours after it has bide you, as if it is infected, the bacteria will start to move over to your bloodstream after this time. Note - it is only a very few ticks bide there will develop infection, less than 2%, but keep an eye with the bide place after the tick has been removed. If blushing around the bite begins to be bigger than 3 cm or you begins to have the flu-like symptoms 1-2 weeks after the bid, seek medical advice.
The tick can be the carrier of 2 diseases: Lyme borreliosis and TBE (Tick-borne Encephalitis).
How to remove a tick with a tweezers or a Tick Twister.
The best prevention is to thoroughly check everyone in the household after a visit to forests and nature areas. It is important to examine the entire body as the ticks typically settle in hot places such as groin area, armpits, knee braces and scalp - use if necessary. and a magnifying glass. Do you get a Tick home for example. your bag, it will die in a matter of days before doors. If you want to avoid being bitten by ticks, long pants, rubber boots and long-sleeved blouses are the best defense