Airlines : SAS, Air France and Maersk Air have
nine direct daily flights from Paris.
Crossair, SAS and regional airlines have flights
going from Lyon, Bâle, Mulhouse, Nice and
Kastrup airport is 10 kms out of Copenhagen, there
is an express train which takes 10 minutes (17DKK),
a regular bus service and taxis (approx. 150 F to
the town centre).
Paris is 1,200 kms
Boat : There are several ferry boat
crossings from Germany.
Train : In
summer there is a daily train between Paris and
Copenhagen going via Liege, and another with a
change in Hamburg. The trip takes between 15 and 17
Road : It
takes about 14 hrs from Paris to Copenhagen, the
quickest way to go is via Hamburg - Puttgarden,
then the ferry to Rodby.
Airlines : Copenhagen is the central axis,
daily flights go from there to most of the big
towns. Dan Air (British Airways) do the internal
Sea : There is heavy ferry traffic between
the islands and with the mainland, there are a lot
of maritime companies.
Rail : There are frequent train departures,
with rapid connections between the towns.
Telephone : To phone Denmark, dial 00 45 +
From Denmark to phone France dial 00 33 +
Emergencies, dial : 112
The main international airport is Kastrup which is
10 kms out of Copenhagen.
In 1998 it dealt with 16,670 passengers and 374,191
million tons of freight.
Tel : 315 41701
There are secondary airports for internal
Odense airport is 7 kms out of town.
Air France: Vesterbrogade 1a, Copenhagen. Tel 331
SAS Hammerichsgade 1-5, Copenhagen. Tel 331
Receiving travel agencies :
- Bennett of Scandinavia, 2, Selsmosevej,
DK-2630 Kobenhavn-Taastrup, tel (4) 358 7878, fax
(4) 358 7898
- DSB Tours: Banegardspladsen 1, 8, DK1570
Kobenhavn 5, tel (33) 143474, fax (33) 142532
- First United A/S (représenté
à Paris par Europmic): Rysensteensgade 1,
DK-1564 Kobenhavn V; tel (33) 117575, fax (33)
Romantik Hotel, Nyhavn 71, DK-1051 Kobenhavn
Tel (45/33) 118585 Fax (45/33) 931585
d'Angleterre, Kongens Nytorv 34, DK-1050
Tel (45/33) 120095 Fax (45/33) 121118 - 130 rooms,
opened in 1787, it is an institute in Copenhagen.
Its classical white facade dominates the centre of
town. One of the best gym clubs is
Admiral Hotel, Toldbodgade 24-28, DK-1253
Tel (45/33) 128282 Fax (45/33) 325542
Vesterbrogade 9A, DK 1620 Kobenhavn V
Tel (45/31) 313600 Fax (45/31) 313350
Centre-Copenhagen Congress Center, Center
Boulevard 5, DK-2300 Copenhagen
Tel (45/32) 528811 - Fax (45/32) 519636
Falconer Centre, Lakkoner Allé 9,
Tel (45/31) 198001 - Fax (45/31) 871191
Hotel, Tél 45 331 31 913 - 103 rooms,
renovated in 1997, in the centre of town, a good
Davidsen , the best known restaurant in
Copenhagen for its smorrebrod.
one of the new fashionable places in the Osterbro
VI's Kro og Konferencehotel, Rugardsvej 590,
DK-5210 Odense NV
Tel (45/65) 941 313 - Fax (45/65) 942 323
Hans Christien Andersen Hotel, Claus Bergs
Gade 7, DK 5000 - Odense C.
Tel (45/66) 147800-Fax (45/66) 942323
OCC Odense Congress Centre, Orbaekvej 350,
DK-5220 Odense SO
Tel (45/66) 155535 - Fax (45/66) 155070
NB : the tip is included in the restaurant
bill, you only tip very special service.
- Your suitcase
It is cold in winter and very wet, you need a good
warm wardrobe with you. Summer is not very hot, you
will need a sweater or jacket for the evenings. All
the year round it is advisable to have a raincoat
and an umbrella with you.
See the 'Useful Addresses in Denmark' section for
French school in Copenhagen :
Lycée Prins Henrik
Frederiksberg Allé 22A, 1820 Frederiksberg
Tel (4531) 21 20 48 - Fax (4531) 21 23 80
Jens Munk, by Thorikid Hansen (éd. Actes
sud) - story of a Danish sailor
Film: Babette's Feast (from Karen Blixen's
novel, made in the castle of Dragsholm)
To visit :
In Copenhagen :
- Tivoli, an oasis of peace and greenery in the
centre of town, is an attraction park which can be
rented privately for an evening (up to 4000
people), with access to the attractions, a gala
dinner and fireworks from April to September.
Inaugurated in 1843 by King Christian VIII, these
gardens planted with magnificent trees are the
background to about 30 fairground stands, a
pantomime theatre, a concert hall which has one of
the best symphonic orchestras in the country.
- the Planetarium
- visit a brewery or a wine cellar for tasting
- the NY Carlsburg Glyptoteket, a splendid art
- the Castle of Rosenborg, built by King Christian
IV for his second wife, now a museum housing the
- the Castle of Amalienborg, a rococo palace which
is the residence of the Royal family
- to the north of the town is the castle of
Fredensborg and its amazing gardens
- Kronborg, Hamlet's castle, from where the Danes
controlled all the access to the Baltic Sea.
- the Louisiana, one of the best modern art museums
in the world. Apart from its 10,000 sq meters of
exhibition, there is also a huge park full of
sculptures and a view over the Sund which separates
Denmark from Sweden.
Copenhagen Card, which give the right to use
public transport, entry to most of the museums and
various other reductions.
In Odense (Andersen's hometown) :
- Banquet of the Knights of the Round Table,
- Musical evenings - symphonic orchestras or
chamber music in the Carl Nielsen Concert Hall
(which can seat 1200 people)
In Arthus :
- the Viking museum Moesgard
- Museum Carl Henning Pedersen and Else Ahlfelt (2
- Trapholt Museum (famous for its collection of
contemporary Danish art)
- smoked salmon
- glassware from the Homegard factory
- jewelry in amber from the Baltic Sea
- silver jewelry
The centre of
Copenhagen is full of luxury boutiques.