Garbage men are on strike in Copenhagen
Piles of trash on the horizon?The trade paper 3F wrote that the waste collectors in question pick up waste all over the city. Specifically the city centre, Christianshavn, Tårnby, Dragør, Amager, Vesterbro, Østerbro, Nørrebro, Nordvest, Valby, Brønshøj, Husum and Frederiksberg. ARC said it has requested the Municipal Association KL for help in resolving the conflict.
Not all things are equal in snow-ravaged, egalitarian Copenhagen
Calling all Copenhagen cyclists this morning – it’s mighty slick out there! In the capital, the conditions around Christiania, the cobbled Nordre Frihavnsgade, which leads to the Trianglen Metro station, Østerport Station and the whole (!) of Valby, were particularly below par. Many cyclists, without a dry path to steer on, were seen losing their […]
Expats, immigrants, internationals, non-Danes… we salute you all
It’s crazy that we haven’t had an ‘Expat of the Year’ before. One of the problems is the word ‘expat’. A lot of people don’t like it. Expats are foreigners who know that one day they will return to their home country, but many move to Denmark who are open to the idea of staying […]
Local Round-Up: Worst streets in Copenhagen for parking fines revealed
Gothersgade is Copenhagen’s worst street for parking fines. In 2021, 2,743 of the capital’s 277,558 parking fines were issued on the street that runs from Søerne to Kongens Nytorv, Copenhagen Municipality figures show. Higher numbers in 2022This year, the total number is expected to be even greater – both for Copenhagen and Gothersgade, which have […]
CPH Metro sets a new passenger record
Popular transport optionThe metro was launched in 2002 with the M1 and M2 lines, before the M3 Cityringen opened in 2019 and the M4 Nordhavn line started in 2020. In 2024, the M4 will be extended to the south and five stations will open between Copenhagen Central Station and Ny Ellebjerg in Valby. Another M4 […]
Free movie tickets for Ukrainian families this Sunday!
Christmas Eve in Denmark becomes a time of great happiness in Denmark when families gather to celebrate. But in Ukraine it will mark another anniversary: ten months since Putin’s tanks rolled into their homeland. The lyrics to the classic Band Aid song come to mind: “Do they even know it’s Christmas time?” But a cinema […]
Up the Alternative Strait: Fiskerihavnen and Stejlepladsen – a last chance to experience history
My guidebook ‘The Copenhagen Companion’ from 2019 includes a walk called ‘Langs vandet’, which takes you from Langebro to Fiskerihavnen in Sydhavn. In the description I mentioned plans to build in the area. Paying the price of progressBack then, it was just plans, and the ‘Stejlepladsen’ was an environmentally protected green area. Since then, the […]
Englishmen in Nyhavn: A Definitive Guide To Danish Sport
In my almost three years in this country, I have attended almost five sporting venues across a total of almost three sports. Some people might think that this experience is insufficient to provide a definitive guide to Danish sport. Then again, these people may not have a column deadline approaching. That’s why I present to […]
Events at the beginning of October: The night of culture is approaching!
Culture night14 Oct; 18:00-00:00; different places; DKK 110, kulturnatten.dkCopenhagen’s annual Culture Night kicks off the autumn holidays and offers children and adults hundreds of events in just one evening. Experience Copenhagen in a different light and see places you wouldn’t normally have access to when hundreds of museums, churches, exhibition halls, art galleries, humanitarian organizations […]
Events in September: Who is your favorite ‘Queen’ of all time?
Golden Days2-18 Sep; various venues; goldendays.dkIf you have wondered what is happening around Kongens Nytorv, then the answer is here. In preparation for the annual September history festival Golden Days, the posters of 50 ‘queens’ have been placed on pedestals around its perimeter. But while some are monarchs, living or dead, others are queens in […]
Foxes in the box, vikings for welcoming and disco dancing divas
The Copenhagen Celtic Summer Tournament on Saturday 6 August, just two years away from celebrating its 20th anniversary, was another fantastic football festival at Kløvermarken Idrætsanlæg in Amager, where ten seven-man teams – four over 40s and six under 40s – competed from 10 to 5 for the honor of being called ‘best in the […]
Local Round-Up: Record number of sailing ships visiting Copenhagen, but a steep drop in cruise ship visitors
The number of ships mooring in Copenhagen’s marinas has never been higher. There have already been 3,200 arrivals this year – a new record. In July several vessels had to share space in some of the better places. City & Harbor could open a new marina“The new record and the large number of visitors show […]
Culture Round-Up: Stacks up pretty well!
If you’ve recently passed Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads outside the Parliament, you may have noticed what looks like three stacks of wooden boxes. Well, they’re actually three wooden sculptures, collectively known as ‘Oak Stacks’, made from centuries-old timber by Irish-American artist Sean Scully to promote his upcoming exhibition at the nearby Thorvaldsens Museum. Old maritime timberThey […]
Green Concert back for the first time since 2019
Grøn Koncert – the traveling concert series that has taken place in Denmark since 1983 – is back after a two-year hiatus. “It will be fantastic. We have been looking forward to it for so long,” Nikolai Milman, project manager at Grøn Koncert, told DR. Ten days of music all over DenmarkThe ten-day event kicks […]
A number of arsons in Slagelse create insecurity among the citizens
The fire brigade has been called in since 5 July to put out the flames in the northern part of Slagelse a dozen times, and eight of the fires are believed to have been started. Most fires have taken place within a radius of 300 meters around Valbyvej, where the two most recent fires have […]
Local Round-Up: Two deaths in two days put the construction industry in the spotlight
A young man died in connection with a building materials accident in Nordhavn in Copenhagen at the end of June. The man’s employer was MT Højgaard – one of the Nordic region’s largest construction companies. The fatal accident happened the day after a Zurface employee lost his life in a work accident with a concrete […]
Copen ‘with the Kids: Six must-do family activities this summer
Despite the somewhat capricious weather, the summer seems to have landed within our Danish borders. And with the school holidays just around the corner, here’s a summary of six absolute activities for the whole family this summer. The hill – a whimsical day outOften overshadowed (in my opinion) by Tivoli, its more prominent counterpart, the […]
CPH STAGE 2022: Non-verbal lists
Gravity 9.-11. June, 8 p.m .; The Gray Hall, Christiania; lectures in English on 9 & 10 June (Thomas Hertog), 11 & 12 (Jácome Armas), 15 & 16 (Marianne Vestergaard), 17 & 18 (Alejandra Castro) Still going strong since the founding in 2005 of choreographer Tina Tarpgaard, who is still responsible today, the dance community […]
CPH STAGE 2022: English-language storage
Why me?8.-10. June, performances at 20.00, 16.00 & 21.30; Theater V in Prøvehallen, Porcelænstorvet 4, Valby; theater-v.dk Twenty years ago, a comedy about cancer would have been unthinkable. But since then we’ve had The Farewell, 50/50… Hell, even Breaking Bad is a dark comic tale. But that’s not the case with ‘Why Me’. Come to […]
A tantalizing look at the summer’s best festivals
For music fans, the pandemic has been particularly difficult to deal with. Even average shrubs have gained large crowds, such has been deprivation. It was no surprise to see tickets for Roskilde and Copenhell sold out in record time, and more festivals are likely to follow suit. From June to SeptemberFortunately, there are still plenty […]
Events at the end of May / beginning of June: Distortion returns without Nørrebro party, more ticket areas and… finally a free Friday street festival!
Distortion XJune 1-5, various venues in Cph; DKK 200 access to ticket areas; cphdistortion.dkThe Nørrebro street party element, which is usually held on opening Wednesday, has been completely scrapped, and Thursday in Vesterbro has been drastically reduced, even though it is the same area as previous years with 24 free events, so there is a […]
Copenhagen closes for speed limit
Vote on May 30thThe new speed changes will affect a huge area of the city, from Brønshøj, Valby and Vanløse to Amager, Østerbro and Nørrebro. Check the map below to see how low speed limits will fall in your neighborhood – green areas are expected to be 30 km / h zones, while the blue […]
* NEW * The accident on the nuclear submarine Kursk
One of the worst submarine accidents in history is a fact. Russia is offered help to rescue the crew who are stuck in the submarine. But Russia wants to deal with the accident on its own. Only after a week do they allow help from Norway and the UK. The accident on the nuclear submarine […]
Beans with benefits: Roasting up in Valby
Did you know that Denmark is among the largest consumers of coffee in the world? In 2019, the Danes were in a total of fourth place – they consume about 8.7 kg per person each year. Yes, people here can drink coffee pretty much any time of the day and occasion. Another aspect that is […]
Beware of train chaos on the weekends
Lines A, B, C, E and H are most affectedThis means that from 01.30 on 26 March to 04.30 on 28 March, train transport in the Copenhagen area will be significantly affected. In particular, S-train lines from Central Station towards Frederikssund (lines C and H), Høje Taastrup (lines B) and Køge (lines A and E) […]
Local Round-Up: Put your spandex on standby to cycle the Tour de France prologue route!
Fælledparken welcomes the expected 20,000 guests to a festival that takes place from 1-2. July to mark that Copenhagen is hosting the opening day of the Tour de France. FestiVélo, which will be released as a bicycle festival, will be located between Øster Allé, Fælledsøen and Café-Pavillonen. It will be open from 12:00 to 22:00 […]
Protest at SIRI headquarters against “rigid”, “arrogant” immigration rules
Today, a sit-in is held outside the headquarters of SIRI – the agency that oversees immigration and work visas – to raise awareness of the rigid and discriminatory nature of Danish immigration policy. Anger at SIRI has grown, especially in the hotel industry, over the last few months. The protest is organized by Jessie Liu […]
Danish news overview: Dangerous baby pillow recalled due to exploits, it could suffocate infants
Boppy Model Hug & Nest, a pillow / mini mattress designed for babies, has been recalled from the shelves. If the safety instructions are not followed, there is a risk of suffocation, warns the Danish Safety Technology Authority. Three serial numbers If your product has one of these three serial numbers (07079939470000; 00009182000000 or 42091820000), […]