The Copenhagen Waterbus

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Copenhagen is one of Europe’s truly great cities. With its perfect blend of old and new, it is a city that demands to be explored. The Copenhagen Waterbus is the perfect choice to explore the capital of Denmark.

While most cities are only slowly waking up to the fact that their waterways are a vital resource for life, as well as for trade, Copenhagen has always known it. Most of its great sights are visible and accessible from the water and there is no better way to travel around it than by waterbus.

The Copenhagen Waterbus
The Copenhagen Harbour Bus. Photo: Astrid Maria Rasmussen

This hop on, hop off service calls all of Copenhagen’s major tourist attractions, as well as providing an important transport link for those who like to travel at a more relaxed pace.

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Several operators ply the route
Several operators ply the route and offer up to 16 drop-off points from May to September. So, with ticket and timetable in hand, it is time to climb aboard and investigate this wonderful compact city. With forward planning, it’s possible to stroll along the world famous Tivoli Gardens before having a lunch in Nyhavn, the old sailors’ quarter which brims with fabulous cafés.

The Copenhagen Waterbus
The Copenhagen waterbuses map

The afternoon can then be spent lapping up the central delights of the Frihedsmuseet, a museum dedicated to those who resisted the Nazis in World War II and the Amalienborg Palace or the imposing historical monument Christianborg Palace before visiting the artist’s district of Christiania. This can all be rounded off with a visit to the city’s renowned Opera House.

The Copenhagen Waterbus
The choice is really yours on this most flexible of tours. You can buy one or two-day passes. It is an excellent way to get to know your way around Copenhagen and for those who already know the city well, it affords a new perspective on the most magnificent of urban landscapes.

The Copenhagen Waterbus
While most cities are only slowly waking up to the fact that their waterways are a vital resource for life, as well as for trade, Copenhagen has always known it.

It is not possible to book a seat on these journeys and the boats can get full, especially in the peak seasons of July and August. If you find you are not able to board a particular vessel, Copenhagen’s compactness means it is possible to walk to your next destination.

The Copenhagen Waterbus, written by Tor Kjolberg

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