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Friday, October 02, 2009

A Copenhagen Cocktail please!

This summer Copenhagen has had a cocktail named after it, the Copenhagen Cocktail. At a competition arranged by VisitCopenhagen a number of cocktails were created and tasted, and the winner, with the right to be called the Copenhagen Cocktail, consisting of these ingredients, was chosen:

  • 5 cl. Bols Genever

  • 2 cl. Cherry Heering Liqueur

  • 2 cl. freshly squeezed lime juice

  • 2 cl. sugar syrup (eg Monin)

  • 1 splash of Angostura Bitters

Shaken with ice cubes. Served without ice.
Peel a slice of orange and decorate the cocktail with it, to make the orange flavor float on top of the cocktail.

You can be sure to find the Copenhagen Cocktail at 1105,
Umami and the bar of FIRST Hotel Skt. Petri.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Larger picture sizes in Copenhagen Pictures

User statistics show that visitors to Copenhagen Pictures have increasingly large screens, and this means that the pictures' size on Copenhagen Pictures can be increased. The number of visitors using dial-up connections is also very low, most people use cable or some other high speed connection now, so pictures' size can also be increased when it comes to kilobytes.

One such new page with larger pictures is the Rosenborg Castle - Rosenborg Slot page which was added to Copenhagen Pictures yesterday. The top or first picture is slightly smaller than the rest to allow space for the ad block next to it, but otherwize the picture width has been increased from 600 pixel to 800 pixel, and the portrait pictures are now 400 pixel wide and 600 pixel high.

This is still something of an experiment and if you have an opinion on how the larger pictures work, please leave a comment here, it'll be read with much interest.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

The Little Mermaid Vandalized

If you visit The Little Mermaid these days you may find that she is more colorful than usual. Vandals have thrown white paint on her, and the photos you get home will be of an unusually decorated mermaid.

The Little Mermaid with white paint thrown on

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Copenhagen Metro elected World's Best

Today at the Metrorail 2008 Conference, The Copenhagen Metro was given the award as The World's Best Metro, ahead of of Madrid, Singapore and London.

The award was given in recognition of the Copenhagen Metro's high levels of security, stability and passenger satisfaction by transport specialists from around the Globe at their annual industry conference.

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Monday, March 31, 2008

Credit card payment costs get lowered

From July 1 2008, the credit card transaction cost when shopping in Denmark will be lowered. Today the cost of a credit card transaction can be up to 5.75% of the purchase including VAT, after July 1 it will be a maximum of 3.75%. The price for using debet cards wil be a maximum of 0.3% of the purchase or a maximum of DKK 4 per transaction.

Danish shops and businesses have been somewhat reluctant to offer payment by credit cards till now because of the high transaction cost, and today about one in every three shops offers to take credit cards as payment. The lowered price is expected to bring this figure up to every two out of three shops.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Christmas In Copenhagen

It's Christmas season in Copenhagen. This weekend, Tivoli Gardens opened its doors for the Christmas season with extensive Christmas decorations and 70 stalls offering Christmas items like tree decorations and Christmas presents, and in Nyhavn 25 stalls opened for business along the decorated quay. Next to Nyhavn, on Kongens Nytorv, the d'Angleterre Hotel is decorated and lighted and offers a beautiful view. The people at d'Angleterre really take Christmas and Christmas decorating seriously! The skating rink around the equestrian statue of King Christian V on Kongens Nytorv is currently being built and will add to the things you can do when enjoying the Copenhagen Christmas spirit. The tree on RĂ„dhuspladsen, the Copenhagen Town Hall Square, is in place, lit and decorated according to tradition with the star on top. With a bit of luck we'll have snow as well, but the Copenhagen Christmas spirit is already here and next week the traditional Christmas "lunches" will begin taking place, celebrating the end of the year and the coming of the Christmas and New Year. They begin this early because people usually go to Christmas Lunches several times with family, colleagues from work, friends and association members, and one lunch a weekend is really all you can handle. For tourists this means that there is a lot of people out on town and having a lot of fun each Friday and Saturday night from now till Christmas, making the Copenhagen nightlife even livelier than it usually is. It may be a good idea to reserve tables ahead at restaurants if you want to be sure to get one. If you can, come and take part in the celebrating and get some of your Christmas presents bought too. They'll make a good excuse as to why you go to Copenhagen during one of the biggest party seasons of the year...

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