About Nils B
Lives in Copenhagen, Denmark
Since Dec 2008
50-64 year old male
I've been living in Copenhagen all my life, so I know the city and most of it's suburbs like the back of my hand. Likes to travel (UK, US and Mexico are my favourites), eating out, partying and bicycling. Also likes exploring the nature, especially the one you find below the surface of the sea.
Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Caverns & Caves, Speciality Museums
Libraries, Speciality Museums
Gift & Speciality Shops
Speciality Museums, Breweries, Historic Sites
In the heart of Noerrebro you'll find Assistens Cemetery, the place where many famous Danes are buried. Among these are the writers Hans Christian Andersen and Soeren Kierkegaard, physicist Niels Bohr, and interestingly, the American jazz musicians, Ben Webster and Kenny Drew. As this is also one of the few green areas in this part of Copenhagen, it is a popular spot for sunbathing in the summertime, which may seem a bit bizarre to some!
In the Frederiksberg part of Copenhagen, below Søndermarken, sits a huge old water reservoir. Different exhibitions are held here frequently, and it is also possible to roam this dark cave-like area on your own (after having paid the modest entrance fee), as well as getting a guided tour of this interesting place.
Filmhuset, which is part of the Danish Film Institute, is located on Gothersgade next to Kongens Have and is only 400 metres from Nørreport S-train station. Here you can learn all about Danish film history. Did you know for example, that Copenhagen has the oldest working film studio in the world (established in 1906)?
Christiania is located just a short bus, metro or bike ride from the city centre in Christianshavn — a very mixed area. Here, you'll find beautiful canals with expensive boats and huge apartments, and then - just 200 metres away — Christiania, filled with 'home made' buildings, people and dogs running around freely, and of course the infamous Pusher Street. Whether you love it or hate it, it's unlikely you've seen anything like this place before.
The Zoological Museum, located in the up-and-coming Østerbro area near Faelledparken, is most easily reached by bus or bike. Home to some huge fossilised dinosaur skeletons, including the 17-metre long 'Misty,' there are lots of unusual things to explore here!
Dragør Havn (Dragor Harbour) sits in the picturesque little town of Dragør, some 12 kilometers southeast of Copenhagen city, on Amager Island. The trip to this cozy little town is well-worth it. It seems like it's in the middle of nowhere, while in reality it's just to the south of the airport! Take a stroll up and down its streets, lined with old yet well-kept houses, and keep your eyes peeled for the quirky little details. There are some great restaurants here too, as well as an ice cream stand that sells some of the best cones in Denmark.
While there's no production of the world-famous Carlsberg Beer in Carlsberg City anymore, most of its historic buildings are being preserved, as Carlsberg is a big part of Danish history. The first building to be transformed was the old silo, which now houses 40-something luxury apartments, but this huge area contains a lot of other special buildings too, hosting activities, concerts, exhibitions and more.
Take the S-train to Jægersborg Station and then the local train, called Grisen (The Pig) to this picturesque town, situated just 30 minutes north of Copenhagen. In this part of The National Museum, which has several locations in and around Copenhagen, you'll find original houses, streets and machines from the age of industrialisation in Denmark. In the summer months you can easily spend a lot of time here, exploring and enjoying the atmosphere of this preserved town and the surrounding nature.