Copenhagen

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Denmark


Transport

  • Free bikes: CopenhagenFreeBikeRental.org
  • Public transport is open (with no gates like in Berlin, Prague, etc) and very easily blackrideable. The tickets are definitely expensive and expires in a certain period of time once issued by the machine (no need to validate them). Copenhagen's public transportation system is one of Europe's easiest to use for free. All the S-Trains and Metros can be entered without having to cross any gates, the only thing to watch out for are ticket inspectors. Those usually wear a uniform on the Metro and sometimes do on S-Trains. Chances are not very high that they'll show up, but they exist. When you see them, just run away from them and leave the train asap, pretending not to understand etc. Although they do, they are legally not allowed to hold you, but they can block your path. If they can't check whether the address you're telling them is correct or if you're a foreigner (and not really under an obligation to pay any fines anyway), they might try to take the money you have with you, so better (pretend to) not have money for paying this. [i had to pay 700 dkk -hf]. Using public transportation is, by the way, an excellent way to get through Copenhagen if you're traveling between Sweden and the South/West.
  • Cheap bike rental from a non profit organisation

See also Berlin-Copenhagen cycle route

Companies


Accommodation

Lots of people hosting even more looking for host..you can find one but you can also not finding him/her..

Camping

Naturcenter Vestamager: Granatvej 3-15, 2770 Kastrup. There's a metro stop close by, on the M1 line, called Vestamager. It has water, toilets, you can make a bonfire, etc..It's a proper free of charge camping site, for more info check here.

Amager Fælled: is a largest park in Copenhagen area, located at Artillerivej 73B, 2300 København S. During May and September, the weather is good and it is possible to wild/stealth camp for free.

Christiania: Ask around, as residents are "officially" not welcoming to campers. There isa HUGE "No camping" sign. The only way can be ask the right people and go far away from the village. Rumors and stories of bad episodes plus general people attitude when you ask them for tips.. doesn't really push you to try.. Or if it's cold/rainy outside you can try sleeping on the 3rd floor of Field's mall, on the bottom of the exhibition area where the lift leaves you facing, just in front of Ørestad metro/train stop. Sevetse slept there on a Friday night and no one ever came to disturb, not even for cleaning (which they might do sometimes). There is free wifi and toilets open all night long. Sevetse slept on big cushions available at the time.

Other wild camping Resources can be found here.

Boating

Fredenshavn If you have a boat, or offer help on another persons boat, visit Pirate bay/Fredenshavn/ Peace Harbor/Pirate Harbor. Its a strip of water located just outside Christiania (pass the Christiania beach). The address is Refshalevej 28, 1440 København K. BIts a on-water squat community. It offers free water space to those who have their own boat or willing to live on other squatters’ boats. Your boat can not be taller than 2.05m and wider than 3.25m. Those selling/giving away their boats can be found at a Danish sales platform.


Lockers can be found for daytime activities at both the National Museum (closes 17:00) and The Satents Museum for Kunst, (Closes 20:00.) Lockers cost 10dkk which is refunded upon return.

Meet fellow travellers on hospitality exchange networks: Trustroots, BeWelcome


Food

Internet connectivity

  • Sleepinheaven hostel, in Nørrebro neighbourhood can be entered also by strangers (pretending and looking like guests) and has 2 computers free to use (log out and delete your browsing history since there are lots of people using them).
  • Copenhagen Downtown Hostel also has a free WiFi. But usually there's a lot of other guests also using it.
  • There is free WiFi in all the public libraries. If you don't have a device, you can use computers at the public libraries free of charge. See libraries on the map.

Busking

Copenhagen can be extremely profitable for busking. Danish crown is a very good currency for that and the huge number of tourist mixed to the generally very high standard of living of locals can make you earn very good money. Go in the centre, pedestrian streets, as along the canal. No permit (practically, officially no idea..) needed, just a lot of concurrence..sometimes you may be unlucky and find a local, a shopkeeper,anybody who's living/working there and doesn't like you and tells you you can't play (saw more than an episode like this), just find another spot, it is full! don't feel bad about this!

Travel destinations



Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark.

  • There is a free shop of clothes (take whatever you want for free) in Christiania. Just ask around.
  • Free your stuff FB group