Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Rough Guide to Copenhagen 4 (Rough Guide Copehagen)

"The Rough Guide to Copenhagen" is the ultimate travel guide to this vibrant capital, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions. From the medieval maze of Indre By, to the great castles of Kronborg, and of course the city's de facto emblem, the statue of the Little Mermaid, discover Copenhagen's highlights inspired by dozens of colour photos. Find detailed historical and cultural coverage of the must-see sights and practical advice on getting around, whilst relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, pavement cafes, clubs and shops for all budgets. "The Rough Guide to Copenhagen" includes two full-colour sections on Danish design and Food and drink, and a crucial language section with basic words, phrases and handy tips for pronunciation. You'll find advice on where to find the best live music (especially jazz) and tips on accessible beaches for summer visitors. Explore every corner of Copenhagen with clear maps and expert background on everything from the Royal Ballet to Carlsberg. Make the most of your holiday with "The Rough Guide to Copenhagen."

Culture, history and contemporary insights with a critical edge The Daily Mail

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
5More background than the other Copenhagen books I bought
By Mainiac
I really liked this guide for reading ahead before I went to Copenhagen. Of the three books I got, this was the best for this purpose. (The other two were Frommer's Copenhagen Day by Day, and Lonely Planet Copenhagen Encounter.)

As is typical of Rough Guides, the pictures here are nothing special, nor are the maps. The printing is generally two color -- black and orange on white non-glossy paper -- but there are some glossy color pages and a few nice pictures included.

Among the things I like about the Rough Guides are all the background information, and I'm glad I bought this book for that. I brought it to Copenhagen with me, but seldom referred to it for our quick trip. Instead, I liked the Frommer's for that (which had its information organized in little tidbits). I didn't much like the little Lonely Planet book I bought and left that at home.

Copenhagen is a fairly small city and fairly walkable, though it was raining quite a bit when I was there. Note that although the books contain subway maps with six lines, only the M1 and M2 (green and yellow on most maps I've seen) are operational as of August 2010... the others are planned. I think I read somewhere that they are not due to be completed until 2018.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
1Do not buy the Kindle edition
By Frederik Goplen
The Kindle edition contains few illustrations and the maps are useless because of the low resolution. The text on the maps is unreadable. The guide to Copenhagen transport is also unreadable.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4Mike's Bike Tours Has Changed Meeting Location
By Kk
I loved the book. Beware Mike's Bike Tours in Copenhagen has changed its location. We spent a frustrating time trying to find it based on the book's location. There was construction at the train station so he moved. Check the website. Restaurant suggestions were helpful especially in an expensive city like Copenhagen. Thank you for the good memories.

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