The Rough Guide to Copenhagen is like having a local friend plan your trip!
Lone Mouritsen was born in Brazil to Danish parents and is a contributor on Rough Guides to Europe and West Africa.Andrew Spooner is an experienced travel journalist and writes regularly for The Guardian.
WHEN TO GO
Copenhagen is on exactly the same latitude as Edinburgh and Moscow, and winters, as you’d expect, are wet, windy and cold, with temperatures regularly falling below zero, though if you’re prepared to brave the weather there’s the chance to go skating on the frozen city lakes before retreating for a comforting glass of hot gløgg. The city is at its prettiest in spring, when the trees come into leaf and people emerge from their layers of winter clothing. Summer weather can be variable: rain is a common occurrence, though when the sun appears the locals turns out in force, occupying every last corner of every park and pavement café, while the long summer evenings see the city at its liveliest.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
Terrible maps and minimal info regarding transportation
As an experienced budget traveler, I've used many guides to many cities over the years, and I've generally had great success. This guide, however, was a tremendous disappointment. I found that the maps at the end of the book were virtually impossible to use - you couldn't connect one to another (if you were going across different sections of town), and they contained very few destinations on the maps themselves, so it was difficult to determine where things were in relation to each other.
The descriptions were lengthy, yet still lacking in content, particularly in terms logistics such as locations, how to get there by public transportation, prices, or hours.
I also learned an important general lesson about guidebooks - city guides are only worthwhile if you will be spending about a week or more in the city. For just a day or two, it's far better to get the country guide, as the portion on the city of interest will be more concise.
I'll stick to Let's Go (my favorite!) and Lonely Planet in the future.