Vital Football

Latest Manchester City News

UEFA Cup: Vital MC Copenhagen Travel Guide

UEFA Cup: Vital MC Copenhagen Travel Guide

Google language translator


UEFA CUP: VITAL MC COPENHAGEN TRAVEL GUIDE

The Exchange Rate:

There are about 8 Danish kroner to the UK pound.

The Travel:

SAS/BMI flights arrive in at Terminal 3. As you hit the arrivals hall from customs, walk straight ahead. After 30 yds or so, you'll see a big clock hanging from the ceiling.

Trains and metro depart from the same place. You get them to the left of the clock opposite a small WH Smiths.

Tickets went up last week to Kr31.50, for either. That's about £4. A taxi is about 300Kr and takes longer. Metro takes 16 mins.

NB: The tricky bit when buying tickets is to press the on screen '+' sign to add as many tickets per category as you want, i.e. adults, children etc. There are no return tickets, your tickets remain valid for an hour, then you have to get a new one.

Train Info:

Spor 2 (platform 2) next to WH Smith is for the train that takes you to to Kobenhavn K, central station.

Metro Info:

You have to go up a flight of stairs or a lift just after the ticket machine.

The metro takes you right into the heart of town, either Norreport (pronounced Nurport) or Kongens Nytorv (Kongens Newtof).

Norreport is the nearest to Tivoli gardens at the top end of Stroget (think Market Street). Kongens is at the bottom end and you also access Nyhavn (Newharven) from here.

As mentioned in the first Vital City Zen information update Nyhavn is a cross between Northern Qtr and Canal Street, good for a late drink, but on a smaller scale.

The metro runs every 4 mins in rush hour, 6 during the day and 15 at night time.

There's an ice rink in the middle of the roundabout at KN. Cross this if you're heading to Nyhavn.

To the ground:

The Parken stadium is about half an hour's drive from the airport, but from the city centre...top tips...

Bus Line 15 to Osterport station, Central and Kongens Nytorv to Parken.

Bus 1A 3 and 14 to Trianglen - then 2 min walk to ground.

S train Osterport to Ryparken - then 15 min walk to ground.

It would take half an hour or so to walk to the ground from the city centre.

Refreshment/ Places to head for:

Beer Info:

Beer is about £6 a pint in town, on a good day!

There's a range of Carslberg, Tuborg, Staropramen (light, medium and heavy) and all the usual.

Pub Info:

There's a couple of good Irish bars, The Dubliner and the Irish Rover two blocks down the main shopping drag from Tivoli Square. The Dubliner is on the main drag - think Market Street. There is a massive sports bar up around Tivoli, so I hear. I think Nyhavn is a really cool bit of town, definitely for a drink after the game. It's got at least one 24 hour bar. I am avoiding recommending that one, as it looks a proper hole!

Tivoli itself is like a mini Piccadilly Circus with a big screen installed and lots of neon. A smarter area to booze is down from Kongens Nytov metro station around Nyhavn, although this really comes to life in the summer, apparantly.

Heard of a blue from Denton whose got a bar here, so going to try and find that this week and see if he wants a plug.

In The Parken Stadium:

One end of the ground is still closed for renovation and so the capacity has been reduced to 33,700. City's allocation is around 2,000 and our area is in the Tribune Ovre A Stand.

Most FCK fans I have spoken with are quite ambivalent at the moment. It's their first game back after the winter break. Maybe they will be more fired up on the night. I am certain Schalke's stadium will take some beating and I'm not sure FCK are that geared up for it. I might be wrong, as I could be with some of my findings, but I wanted to share what I knew.

As per usual, it is forbidden to serve alcohol at a UEFA fixture.

Floodlights are 1400Lux impressed with that one!

The Lingo:

Six words usually get you by in most places. Here's my Danish:

1) Hello - Hi!
2) Goodbye - Hihi!
3) Please - not used, no real equivalent. People are very friendly and polite. But quite direct so no need for a please.
4a) Thanks - Tak
4b) Thank you - Taxi
5) Yes - Yeps
6) No - Nay

Spellings are phonetic, so if you can remember these, it'll go a lot of way to break the ice.

The Weather:

Talking of ice, it's certainly cold and usually a few degrees colder than Manchester!

There was a fresh layer of snow when I landed on Monday. Disconcertingly, they have a camera at the bottom of the plane showing the icy runway you are about to land on. Not my favourite landing I've got to say! COME ON CITY!

VITAL MC DENMARK LINKS:

**VITAL MC INFO: Click here for a link to Lars' Pub List!**

**VITAL MC INFO: Click Here for DANISH CITY FAN'S WEB PORTAL LINK Courtesy Lars and The Manchester City Supporters Club, Scandinavian Branch**


PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO THE CARL RAMSBOTTOM APPEAL:

On 27 November 2008, Carl travelled over to Germany to watch his beloved side play Schalke in the UEFA Cup, however due to a tragic incident at a German train station, Carl suffered life threatening injuries.

Due to this horrendous incident, Carl ended up in a coma for three weeks. He is currently in a rehabilitation unit in Germany while his family remain by his bedside.

The family are hopeful that Carl might be in a position to be repatriated to a rehab unit within the United Kingdom, hopefully sometime in March.

If you would like to make a donation, please make cheques payable to P&W MCFCCSA and send it to Ian Ramsbottom. 12 Plant Hill Road Blackley M96NH.

Or,if you would prefer to pay by credit or debit card, please click on the following link.

Thank you.



JOIN VITAL MANCHESTER CITY:

When the first whistle blows, don't forget to join the Vital MC Community on our popular Live Match Thread in the Forums on match days.

Vital Manchester City and it's Forums are growing fast with over 1,100 Blues now registered with us. There's more to come - Be Here Now and join our worldwide community:





Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday February 17 2009
Time: 10:07AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Khan to Fight in the UK

Comments

0
Looks the type of ground that could generate quite an atmosphere. Essential City aim to hit the ground running as they did in Schalke.
Johnny Baguette
17/02/2009 12:51:00
0
If we hit the ground running we'll probably fall over.
kennyclementstache
18/02/2009 19:34:00
0
It's going to be -6c around kick off time so the ball will be frozen! Is it too late to fly Giggsy's famous tights in from the swamp?
Johnny Baguette
19/02/2009 06:03:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester City Articles

(Video) Madness Of Mario Balotelli At Manchester City

For two-and-a-half years Mario Balotelli played for Manchester City, but in the end his tireless on and off the pitch antics drove then manager, Roberto Mancini insane.

Blues Caught on Camera At The Etihad Stadium

The Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club has a current capacity of 55,097, the fourth largest stadium in the Premier League and the eight largest within...

Gunn Gets England U21 Call

Manchester City's young goalkeeper Angus Gunn has been called up by Gareth Southgate for England's upcoming Under 21 qualifier against Norway.

2016/17 Summer Transfer Deadline Tomorrow

The 2016/17 summer transfer window closes tomorrow - Wednesday August 31.

Archived VMC Articles

VMC articles from

Site Journalists

Tudor (VMC Editor)
Editor email
Profile
Johnny Baguette
no email
Profile
Pedmachine
no email
Profile
Skoorb
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Deadline Day: How many players will leave City, inc loan deals?
Suggested By: Tudor
No one will leave2%
One0%
Two8%
Three16%
Four33%
Five or more41%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 3 3 0 0 9 6
2 Chelsea 3 3 0 0 9 5
3 Man Utd 3 3 0 0 9 5
4 Everton 3 2 1 0 7 2
5 Hull City 3 2 0 1 6 2
6 Middlesbrough 3 1 2 0 5 1
7 Spurs 3 1 2 0 5 1
8 Arsenal 3 1 1 1 4 1
9 Leicester City 3 1 1 1 4 0
10 WBA 3 1 1 1 4 0
11 Liverpool 3 1 1 1 4 -1
12 West Ham 3 1 0 2 3 -2
13 Burnley 3 1 0 2 3 -2
14 Swansea 3 1 0 2 3 -2
15 Southampton 3 0 2 1 2 -2
16 Sunderland 3 0 1 2 1 -2
17 Crystal Palace 3 0 1 2 1 -2
18 Watford 3 0 1 2 1 -3
19 AFC Bournemouth 3 0 1 2 1 -3
20 Stoke 3 0 1 2 1 -4
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Manchester City Results (view all)

Manchester City Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Buzz Lightyear676
2.Johnny Baguette364
3.Tudor270
4.Bluedub227
5.Skoorb191
6.citizhun167
7.Rising127
8.Colin Is The King112
9.johnkelv89
10.kennyclementstache78