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COPENHAGEN

GAYGUIDE 2016/2017 FREE GUIDE


WELCOME TO COPENHAGEN

COPENHAGEN is a very open-minded and tolerant city. We have a history of sexual liberality and on many levels we are frontrunners when it comes to LGBT rights. The Copenhagen LGBT scene boasts numerous nightclubs and cafés, and we have a vibrant and colourful cultural life. As Lord Mayor I do my very best to ensure the social and sexual tolerance that Copenhagen is so famous for. In Copenhagen, we are proud to protect and promote the freedom of expression for all minority groups. We do not tolerate hate crimes and discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, and we have many initiatives to curb prejudices and make room for diversity. For instance, we have an app to report discrimination in the nightlife, and we have made equality and LGBT rights an obligatory part of education in our schools. Besides this, we support several organisations and events such as Copenhagen Pride and 2 Copenhagen Gay Guide 2016/2017

MIX Copenhagen Film Festival – events, which enable the LGBT community to contribute to the rich diversity that makes Copenhagen the city, it is today. I hope that you during your stay will find that Copenhageners are indeed open-minded people and help us keep Copenhagen a diverse city with room for everyone. I welcome you to Copenhagen and hope you will enjoy your stay in our beautiful city. Sincerely

Frank Jensen

Lord Mayor of Copenhagen FACTS: • FRANK JENSEN HAS BEEN THE LORD MAYOR OF COPENHAGEN SINCE 2010. • HE IS ALSO DEPUTY LEADER OF THE DANISH SOCIAL DEMOCRATS. • THE LORD MAYOR PARTICIPATES IN COPENHAGEN PRIDE EACH YEAR.


BREAKFAST • HOT AND COLD DRINKS • CAKES • LUNCH • DINNER Sunday-Wednesday 08:00-02:00 • Thursday-Saturday 08:00-05:00 Kitchen 08:00-23:00 • Happy hour 15.00-19.00 (½ L draft beer DKK 30)

Large outdoor seating area with serving all year www.cafeobelix.dk • Free WIFI • Tlf. 33 31 34 14

Vesterbros Torv • Vesterbrogade 53 • Copenhagen

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COPENHAGEN GAY GUIDE 2016/2017 RAINBOW BUSINESS DENMARK IS NONPROFIT AND WORKS TO: • PROMOTE COPENHAGEN AND DENMARK AS A GAY DESTINATION TO INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC TOURISTS AND MAKE THEIR STAY MORE ENJOYABLE. • IMPROVE THE COOPERATION AND COMMUNICATION BETWEEN LGBT-ORIENTED BUSINESSES AND NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS IN DENMARK. • IMPROVE THE LIFE CONDITIONS AND WELL-BEING OF GAY MEN, LESBIANS, BISEXUALS AND TRANSGERED PEOPLE, WHETHER THEY ARE VISITING OR LIVING IN DENMARK

Nyhavn is lined with bars and restaurants facing the harbor. COPENHAGEN GAY MAP is published by Rainbow Business Denmark. Copenhagen has something to offer all senses and tastes. The gay community is happy to welcome you to the city renowned for its easy-going and laidback lifestyle.

WWW.RAINBOWBUSINESSDENMARK.DK

We wish you lots of fun while exploring Copenhagen. Rainbow Business Denmark is an independent organisation of businesses and organisations, with gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered people as their main interest group.

SMOKING RESTRICTIONS According to Danish law, smoking restrictions apply at most bars, cafés, restaurants and nightclubs. Smoking is only allowed in designated smoking areas as well as in bars with a serving area of less than 40 square metres.

On the symbols in this guide, you can see the smoking policy at the different bars and clubs, and choose for yourself whether you prefer to party with or without cigarettes.

Smoking

Smoking area

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Non smoking


INDEX Bars & Cafés 07 Dance Clubs & Dance Bars 13 Eating Out 15 Maps 16 Gay Media & Dating Sites 20 Shopping & Business 20 Groups & Organisations 23 Hiv & Health Issues 25 Sex Clubs 27 Lifestyle & Sex 27 Gay highlights 28 Getting Around 30 Beaches & Cruising

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© RAINBOW BUSINESS DENMARK CIRCULATION: 25,000 PRODUCTION: Out & About/outandabout.dk EDITOR, ADVERTISING AND LAYOUT: Bert Svalebølle/ bert@outandabout.dk FOTO: © TROND ALEXANDER TUNE - ULTIMATUNE.COM DEADLINE FOR NEXT ISSUE: 1 March 2017 – Will be published in April/May 2017. Copenhagen Gay Map 2016/2017 was updated in April 2016. Places, prices and other information may have changed. CHECK OUT: www.rainbowbusinessdenmark.dk and www.outandabout.dk to get the latest updates on the gay scene in Copenhagen.

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Jailhouse.

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Centralhjørnet.


BARS & CAFÉS Café Intime Allegade 25, Frederiksberg www.cafeintime.dk. All days 18-02

noons, between October and April. See website for all events. Sun-Thu 12-02, Fri-Sat 12-03

1. Café Obelix

Vester Voldgade 10 GAY Copenhagen Gay bar and nightclub next to the City Hall. Friendly and popular among all ages. Free Wi-Fi. DJ Friday and Saturday from 22, free admission. Thu 18-02, Fri-Sat 20-05, DJ from 23:00

Vesterbrogade 53 (Vesterbro Torv) www.cafeobelix.dk Cafe Obelix Cafe Obelix welcomes all. Breakfast, hot and cold drinks, cakes, lunch or dinner. Large outdoor seating area with serving all year. Happy Hour from 15-19. Sun-Wed 08-02, Thu-Sat 08-05 Kitchen every day 08-23

2. Centralhjørnet Kattesundet 18 www.centralhjornet.dk Centralhjørnets venner! Traditional, lively and easy-going gay bar with free Wi-Fi. Live entertainment on Thursday evenings and Sunday after-

3. G*A*Y Copenhagen

4. Jailhouse Studiestræde 12 www.jailhousecph.dk (+45) 33 15 22 55 Jailhouse CPH Prison-themed bar, with friendly staff in uniform. Popular, with a relaxed atmosphere and happy hour from 15-21. Sun-Thu 15-02, Fri-Sat 15-05

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Borgergade 17F / Vedbækgade 13 www.cafelaekkerier.dk (+45) 29 93 85 78 Lækkerier Latin breakfast and brunch restaurant. Homemade cakes, sandwich, chili con kalve, organic coffee Tue-Fri 8.30-17, Sat- Sun 11-17

6. Masken Bar

Studiestræde 33 www.maskenbar.dk (+45) 33 91 09 37 THU 16:00-03:00

Masken Bar is a lively and cheerful place, with two floors and free Wi-Fi. Many friendly guests within all age groups. Sun-Thu 14-03, Fri-Sat 14-05

7. Men’s Bar

Teglgårdsstræde 3 www.mensbar.dk Men’s Bar Small men-only gay bar, with a friendly atmosphere. The bar’s motto says it all: “Cheapest bar in town ... in so many ways.” All days 15-02 FRI-SAT 16:00-05:00

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Sun-Thu 14:00-03:00

Fri-Sat 14:00-05:00

Studiestræde 33 Tel: (+45) 33 91 09 37

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Masken Bar.

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Men’s Bar.


BARS & CAFÉS 8. My Fair Ladies Mikkel Bryggers Gade 11 www.myfairladies.dk (+45) 60 52 24 36 myfairladiescph New cozy musical bar with monthly shows, located next to the City Hall. Sun-Thu 16-03, Fri-Sat 16-05

Regnbuepladsen 9 www.oscarbarcafe.dk (+45) 33 12 09 99 Oscar Bar Café Nice outdoor seating area for sunny afternoons. Free Wi-Fi. Happy hour from 17-21. Fridays and Saturdays, live DJ’s from 22-02. Sun-Thu 11-24, Fri-Sat 11-02 (Kitchen all days 11-16 and 17-21)

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9. Oscar Bar Café

Cafe Obelix.

Regnbuepladsen 9 • 1550 København V www.oscarbarcafe.dk Sunday-Thursday 11-24 • Friday-Saturday 11-02 Copenhagen Gay Guide 2016/2017 11


G*A*Y Copenhagen.

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DANCE CLUBS & DANCE BARS 10. Cosy Bar Studiestræde 24 www.cosybar.dk Sun-Thu 22-06, Fri-Sat 22-08

3. G*A*Y Copenhagen

Vester Voldgade 10 GAY Copenhagen Gay bar and nightclub next to the City Hall. Friendly and popular with all ages. Free Wi-Fi. DJ Friday and Saturday from 22. Free admission. Thu 18-02, Fri-Sat 20-05, DJ from 23:00

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Christianshavns Færgecafé.


EATING OUT 1. Café Obelix Vesterbrogade 53 (Vesterbro Torv) www.cafeobelix.dk Cafe Obelix Cafe Obelix welcomes all. Breakfast, hot and cold drinks, cakes, lunch or dinner. Large outdoor seating area with serving all year. Happy Hour from 15-19. Sun-Wed 08-02, Thu-Sat 08-05 Kitchen every day 08-23

12. Christianshavns Færgecafé Strandgade 50 www.faergecafeen.dk (+45) 32 54 46 24 Christianshavns Færgecafé This restaurant serves good, old-fash-

ioned Danish dishes with a nautical touch. It’s possible to order and eat both indoors and outdoors along the canal. Mon-Sat 11:30-15:30 + 17:30-22, Sun 11:30-16:30

4. Jailhouse Studiestræde 12 www.jailhousecph.dk (+45) 33 15 22 55 Jailhouse CPH Homemade food from the classic Danish cuisine, made from fresh seasonal produce. Check jailhousecph.dk for the weekly menu. Thu-Fri-Sat 18-21 Continued on page 19

Traditional Danish food Strandgade 50 • 1401 København K Tlf.: +45 3254 4624 • www.faergecafeen.dk

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BARS & CAFÉS

1. Café Obelix 2. Centralhjørnet 3. G*A*Y Copenhagen 4. Jailhouse 5. Lækkerier 6. Masken Bar 7. Men’s Bar 8. My Fair Ladies 9. Oscar Bar Café DANCE CLUBS & BARS

10. Cosy Bar 3. G*A*Y Copenhagen EATING OUT

1. Café Obelix 12. Christianshavns Færgecafé 4. Jailhouse 13. Kafe Knud 5. Lækkerier

= Exclusively or mostly gay

9. Oscar Bar Café 14. Restaurant Kronborg SHOPPING & BUSINESS

15. Mads Heindorf 16. Nordic Nesting GROUPS & ORGANISATIONS

17. Copenhagen Pride (Tourist Information)

18. LGBT Danmark HIV & HEALTH ISSUES

19. AIDS-Fondet 13. Kafe Knud SEX CLUBS

20. Amigo Sauna 21. SLM Copenhagen LIFESTYLE & SEX

22. Men’s Shop

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Oscar Bar Café.

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Lækkerier.


EATING OUT 13. Kafe Knud

9. Oscar Bar Café

Skindergade 21 www.kafeknud.dk (+45) 33 32 58 61 Kafe Knud is a drop in café for people living with HIV, their relatives, people interested in learning more about HIV, and people who work with HIV. Tue and Thu 16-22 (Kitchen 18-20.30)

Regnbuepladsen 9 www.oscarbarcafe.dk (+45) 33 12 09 99 Oscar Bar Café Enjoy a late breakfast, lunch, cake, snack or dinner. Choose between the regular café menu and the blackboard specials. Sun-Thu 11-24, Fri-Sat 11-02 (Kitchen all days 11-16 and 17-21)

5. Lækkerier Borgergade 17F Vedbækgade 13 www.cafelaekkerier.dk (+45) 29 93 85 78 Lækkerier Latin breakfast and brunch restaurant. Homemade cakes, sandwich, chili con kalve, organic coffee Tue-Fri 8.30-17, Sat- Sun 11-17

14. Restaurant Kronborg Brolæggerstræde 12 www.restaurantkronborg.dk Mon-Sat 11-17

JAILHOUSE EVENT BAR / RESTAURANT STUDIESTRÆDE 12

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+45 33 15 22 55 JAILHOUSECPH.DK Facebook: Jailhouse CPH •

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GAY MEDIA & DATING SITES Meet Gay Copenhagen www.meetgaycopenhagen.dk (+45) 27 21 80 65

Out & About www.outandabout.dk (+45) 40 93 19 77 mail@outandabout.dk Out & About - Gay magazine Out & About is Denmark’s magazine for gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people with an English gay guide, and an events calendar on the website, mobile site and app. App: GAY CPH

Out & About is Denmark’s leading gay media, and published both in print, on the web, and for mobile devices.

SHOPPING & BUSINESS Hepa Urimport (Watches/jewellery) Gammel Kongevej 125 (Frederiksberg) www.hepaure.dk Mon-Thu 10-17.30, Fri 10-18, Sat 10-14

run by a Norwegian-Swedish gay couple living in Copenhagen. Mon-Thu 10-18, Fri 10-19, Sat 10-16, Sun 11-16

15. Mads Heindorf (Jewellery) Gothersgade 105 www.madsheindorf.dk Mon-Fri 10-17.30, Sat 10-15

SJELDANI Boligadministration AS (Property management) www.sjeldani.dk (+45) 33 24 21 11

16. Nordic Nesting (interior store)

Skadeservice.nu (Claims service) www.skadeservice.nu (+45) 70 70 13 02

Studiestræde 51 www.nordicnesting.dk (+45) 26 14 65 38 Nordic Nesting Modern interior design and gift store in two storeys. Nordic Nesting is owned and 20 Copenhagen Gay Guide 2016/2017

Copenhagen LGBT Historical Walking Tours Copenhagen LGBT Historical Walking Tours mail@bjarnelundis.dk (+45) 21 42 84 51


SHOPPING IN COPENHAGEN DANISH DESIGN, whether it is furniture or clothing, is characterised by its clean, simple lines, great materials and classic creations that never go out of style. Copenhagen offers a huge variety of shopping possibilities spread over different areas in the city. In and around the pedestrian shopping street Strøget, you will find flagship stores by leading Danish fashion designers such as Mads Nørgaard, Henrik Vibskov, and Wood Wood. Copenhagen is also a great place to shop interior design. The gayowned shop Nordic Nesting in Studiestræde 51 has a broad selection of Danish and other Nordic designs, both classic and new brands. At Illums Bolighus you can also find a big selection of Danish design classics, and nearby you find the flag stores of Royal Copenhagen porcelain. Georg Jensen silverware, Hay modern and colourful designs, and Stilleben ceramics.

Both design and fashion is available at Copenhagen’s two big department stores, Magasin du Nord and ILLUM. In February 2016, ILLUM was named one of the world’s most spectacular department stores by the New York based Travel + Leisure magazine. If you are more into small and quirky shops, move away from the pedestrian streets and explore the smaller streets in the Inner City and areas like Vesterbro, Nørrebro and Østerbro.

Nordic Nesting.

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{ nordicnesting.dk } Nordic Nesting, Studiestræde 51, 1554 CPH, Close to The City Town Hall Square Copenhagen Gay Guide 2016/2017 21


tourist information copenhagen pride

Please visit our tourist information located in the heart of Copenhagen for more information about what our beautiful city has to offer. We´re nice and offer free coffee and wifi. Visit copenhagenpride.dk for opening hours. Copenhagen Pride Tourist Information Knabrostræde 20, st 1210 København K

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GROUPS & ORGANISATIONS

Copenhagen Pride www.copenhagenpride.dk Copenhagen Pride is an organisation run 100 % by volunteers. Copenhagen Pride Week on the City Hall Square, 16-21 August 2016. Parade: 20 August 2016.

17. Copenhagen Pride Turist Information KnabrostrĂŚde 20 st. Visit www.copenhagenpride.dk for opening hours

18. LGBT Danmark Nygade 7, 2nd floor www.lgbt.dk (+45) 33 13 19 48 LGBT Danmarks bibliotek (Library) Open Tuesdays 17-20 www.lgbt.dk/bibliotek LGBT Ungdom (youth) www.lgbtungdom.dk

LGBT Danmarks rĂĽdgivning (Counselling) Open Thursdays 18-20 www.lgbt.dk/raadgivning (+45) 33 13 19 48 LGBT Ungdoms Ungdomstelefonen (Youth counselling) Open Tuesdays 19-21 www.lgbtungdom.dk/radgivning (+45 33 36 00 80) ungdomstelefonen@lgbt.dk

MIX Copenhagen LesbianGayBiTrans Film Festival www.mixcopenhagen.dk MIX Copenhagen 30 September-9 October 2016 MIX Copenhagen is a cinematographic adventure for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered film buffs and for everyone else interested in cinema with a queer twist.

Rainbow Business Denmark www.rainbowbusinessdenmark.dk info@rainbowbusinessdenmark.dk AXGIL Prisuddeling Rainbow Business Denmarks is an independent organisation of businesses and non-profit organisations in Denmark. The organisation itself is non-profit. Q-Factor Promoting LGBT equality in business www.qfactor.dk Copenhagen Gay Guide 2016/2017 23


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AIDS-Fondet/Checkpoint.

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Men’s Shop.


HIV & HEALTH ISSUES and stigma. In collaboration with the municipality of Copenhagen, AIDS-Fondet provides free condoms and lube at gay meeting places. Mon-Thu 10-15, Fri 10-14

19. AIDS-Fondet Vestergade 18E, 3rd www.aidsfondet.dk info@aidsfondet.dk (+45) 88 33 56 00 AIDS-Fondet AIDS-Fondet is the main Danish HIV/AIDS organisation providing counselling and support for people living with HIV and free, anonymous hiv and syphilis testing. AIDS-Fondet also designs campaigns and interventions to prevent new infections

13. Kafe Knud Skindergade 21 www.kafeknud.dk Kafe Knud is a cafÊ for people living with HIV, relatives, people interested in knowing more about HIV and people who work with HIV. It’s owned and run by HivDanmark, the national organisation for people living with HIV and those affected by HIV, living in Denmark, irrespective of method of infection, gender, sexuality or nationality. Tue and Thu 16-22 (Kitchen 18-20:30)

RAPID HIV-TESTING & COUNSELLING Free and anonymous Immediate test result Open on Mondays and Tuesdays 4-7 pm (closed in July) Located in Vestergade 18E, 4th floor, central Copenhagen Also available in Aarhus and Odense Further info on aidsfondet.dk

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SLM COPENHAGEN The largest fetish club in Scandinavia

Dark room - Smoke Lounge - Bar area - Piss Room - Pool Table

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SEX CLUBS 20. Amigo Sauna (Men only) Studiestræde 31 A www.amigo-sauna.dk Sun-Thu 12-07, Fri-Sat 12-08

21. SLM Copenhagen (men only) Lavendelstræde 17 C www.slm-cph.dk (+45) 33 32 06 01 SLM København Scandinavia’s biggest fetish and cruising club for gay and bisexual men. The club is open every Friday and Saturday and some Thursdays and Sundays. Check the calendar for themes, dress codes and opening hours. Fridays doors are open 22-02, Sat-

urdays from 22-23. Also open on some Thursdays and Sundays.

LIFESTYLE & SEX 22. Men’s Shop Viktoriagade 24 www.mensshop.dk (+45) 33 25 44 75 Men’s Shop Gay lifestyle shop with Scandinavia’s biggest selection of DVDs, books, underwear, pride articles, lube, toys, leather, cock rings, jocks, etc. Mon-Sat 10-22, Sun 12-20

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COPENHAGEN PRIDE 2016 COPENHAGEN PRIDE is one of the biggest annual events in Copenhagen. Besides all the fun and festivities, the main goal of Copenhagen Pride is to make the LGBTQ community more visible and promote diversity and equality. In 2016, Copenhagen Pride also celebrates its 20th anniversary and Pride Week takes place from 16-21 August with lots of spectacular rainbow events around town. During these days, you can attend political debates, watch films, attend free outdoor concerts , enjoy what is now Europe’s biggest drag show or join all the parties and of course the big parade, which takes place on Saturday, 20 August. Please find updated programme information at: copenhagenpride.dk

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From Copenhagen Pride 2016.

SLM Copenhagen.


MIX COPENHAGEN 2016 MIX COPENHAGEN is the oldest annual and one of the largest film festivals in Denmark, with over 12,000 people attending events and screenings every year. Since 1986, MIX Copenhagen has screened films that aim to question and explore gender, sexuality and sexual boundaries, and reflect a diverse and changing world. MIX Copenhagen selects films that have the potential to push personal and

societal expectations, and work towards increasing the global visibility of LGBTQI+ stories in film and media. The 31st MIX Copenhagen LGBT Film Festival will run from 30 September – 9 October 2016. Join us in the dark and keep updated at: mixcopenhagen.dk Facebook: MIX Copenhagen Instagram: mixcopenhagen

AXGIL GAYGALLA 2017 Galla 2017 will take place in the beginning of 2017 in Copenhagen.

Foto: Lone Israelsen

THE AXGIL GAYGALLA is an anual award show in Copenhagen, hosted by Rainbow Business Denmark. The event is a great party – a gathering for homosexual, bisexual, transgender and straight people, young and old, ordinary citizens and celebrities. They pay tribute to people, organisations, and businesses that have contributed towards creating better living conditions for LGBT people in Denmark and a more vibrant life in the LGBT community. The nomination process will take place in November 2016. Anyone will be able to nominate people, organisations and businesses within the eight different prize categories. From the many inputs, the AXGIL GayGalla steering committee will select three nominations per prize category, with an online public voting procedure, taking place in January 2017 to select the winners. Obviously, the names will only be revealed on the big evening: the AXGIL Gay

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GETTING AROUND Bicycling Copenhagen is a great city to ride a bicycle. There are 369 kilometres of separated bicycle tracks and 58 kilometres of green bicycle routes. You can rent bicycles at most hotels around the city as well as at special bicycle rentals. Copenhagen has several bicycle taxi companies and especially during summer, you will see rickshaws all over the inner city. You can use the bicycle taxis as a fun, fast, inexpensive and environmentally friendly alternative to regular taxis. Cars and car rental All major car rental companies have offices in Copenhagen. However, parking is complicated and very expensive in the city centre. Metro, bus and trains Copenhagen’s driverless Metro is praised for its design. It is fast, efficient and runs 24 hours a day. Buses and harbour buses are also part of Copenhagen’s public transport network. S-trains are available from early morning till after midnight. During Friday and

Saturday night, the S-trains run all night. Regional trains can take you to North, West and South Zealand, and the Øresund trains to the airport and to Copenhagen’s Swedish twin city, Malmö. The train service between Copenhagen and Malmö runs 24 hours a day: Every 20 minutes during the day and evening, and once an hour during the night. Because of the refugee crises in Europe, Sweden has introduced ID-controls which means that you may have to change trains at Copenhagen Airport station before being allowed to travel to Sweden. Taxi and Uber Danish taxis are authorized and priced according to the taximeter. Most accept credit cards, but please inform the driver as you get in the car. Tips are included in the fare. The legal situation of Uber in Denmark was unclear when this Gay Guide was send to print. At the streets of Copenhagen there are many Uber-drivers, and Uber works like in most other countries where it hasn’t been outlawed.

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BEACHES & CRUISING Amager Fælled At Amager Fælled gay men have sex year-round, but many gays also come to sun-bathe during summer. Go to Zigøjnerpladsen, situated near the parking lot at the beginning of Lossepladsvej after entering from Artillerivej. Amager Strandpark Amager Strandpark has a long sandy beach, but if you prefer to avoid sand, go to Helgoland at the northern end of Amager Strandpark. However, Helgoland is only open to the public from May till September. The nearest Metro station is called Øresund. Bellevue Strandpark A few metres from Klampenborg station, a short train ride from the city centre you will find this lovely beach. The northern end of the beach is a combined nude and gay beach. Ishøj Strand Beach park south of Copenhagen with some gay action. From Ishøj Station it is a 1.5 km walk or bicycle trip to the beach.

The gay section is between Pilehuset and Lynghuset. Tisvildeleje Strand Tisvildeleje is 60 km from Copenhagen. A beautiful and fairly secluded beach with action in the dunes and pines. From Tisvildeleje Station walk down the hill towards the beach. After the beach parking lot, follow the coastline for about half an hour until you see fewer straight families and more gay men. Ørstedsparken The busiest and most central cruising area. During the day cruising primarily takes place around the public toilets. From sunset till early morning the cruising is all over the park, but particularly around the trees on both sides of the bridge in the middle of the park. Occasionally gay and bisexual men are attacked at night and in the early morning. Be careful and don’t hesitate to contact the police. Copenhagen Police are strongly committed in the fight against hate crimes.

Islands Brygge habour bath in the center of Copenhagen. Copenhagen Gay Guide 2016/2017 31


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