A lot of cities have cards that are designed to save you money by providing discounts, but are they worth it? Some really don’t seem to be base on the fixed amount of times and places that you can visit.
We had heard good and bad things about the Copenhagen Card, but were hopeful that it would work out. Our first attempt to get a card did NOT go well. There is a kiosk in the airport by baggage claim, but because we came in on Easter Sunday, there was no one there.
That might also explain how we ended up getting onto the wrong type of train with our ticket, whoops.
Our second attempt to get the card went just as poorly. We showed up at Rosenborg Slot to pick up a 3 day pass, but they were completely out of them! They directed us to a 7-11 that might have them, but no such luck. We ended up walking about 2 miles away to go to the Visitor Center by Tivoli and we were able to buy our 3 day pass there.
The card includes:
- Free admission to 79 museums and attractions
- Free transportation on buses, trains, and the Metro
- Discounts at restaurants, attractions, and more
So how did we do?
In our 3 days of use we went to:
Den Bla Planet (170 DKK)
Kronborg Slot (90 DKK)
Rosenborg Slot (110 DKK)
Amalienborg Slot (95 DKK)
The National Museum (75 DKK)
Church of our Savior (Vor Frelsers Kirkes Tam (oooomlate over a) (35 DKK)
The Round Tower (25 DKK)
Canal Boat Tour (80 DKK)
Tivoli (110 DKK)
790 DKK per person, 1580 DKK total (about $237.65 total)
As you can see, we went to a lot of places! We also used the train to get to Kronborg AND the metro to get around to the Aquarium and the airport. We feel like we totally got our money’s worth!
We saved somewhere around $140 total (Depending on the exchange rate of the moment), which makes the card completely worth it never mind the ease we used the cards. Each institution that was included knew exactly what was going on and treated us the same as their regular paying customers.
If you are a family traveling together, it might not work out the same way for you. Since it was only two of us, we were able to move quickly through some of the places that others might not be able to (Amalienborg’s exhibits were definitely smaller than I thought they would be).
So, will it be worth it for you? Check out their website and use the tool at the bottom to see how much you could save with the card!
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