Wireless and computer facilities: Wireless internet access is available throughout the Niels Bohr Institute. The eduroam network can be accessed with your username and password from your home institution. If you do not have an eduroam account, you can connect to “KU Guest”. Once connected, you open a browser window and enter your details. You then receive a text with a password, which along with your e-mail address will let you access the internet. This procedure must be repeated every day.
The Danish currency: You can obtain Danish ’Kroner’ (DKK 100 = €13.44 = $16.07) at the cash machine or bank at the airport, or at ATMs around the city. Most places accept VISA as well as MasterCard with chip. Please note, that you need the PIN code in order to pay with VISA or MasterCard.
Moving around Copenhagen: Other than walking or bicycling, the best way to move around Copenhagen is by bus or metro. The ticket machines take cards and cash (DKK only). A ticket lasts for one hour and costs 24 DKK. The buses accept cash only, and preferably the correct amount. Do not forget to purchase a ticket - the fine is 750 DKK! For other ticket options see here.
Getting from the airport to the city centre
The easiest way to get from the airport to the city centre is to use the Metro, located in terminal 3, past the entrance to the trains. You can buy a ticket on the ground floor level at the vending machines or at the desk after exiting the baggage claim hall. You will need a 3-zone ticket, which costs 36.00 DKK.
Getting to the Niels Bohr Institute
The Niels Bohr Institute at Blegdamsvej 17 can be found on this map. If you want to take a bus from the hotel to the institute you may need a 2-zone ticket, which can be purchased from the bus driver for 24 DKK (make sure to have coins). Alternately, at most metro and S-tog stations you can buy a 7-day Flexcard for unlimited travel 2 zones (covers most of Copenhagen, except for the trip to the airport) for 250 DKK, see here.
The VisitCopenhagen official tourist site encourages you to use the mobile phone app - this is an option, and the cheapest one, but our previous visitors have not had luck making this work on non-danish mobile phones (please let us know if you do manage to make it work).
For S-tog (eg. light train or S-bahn), metro, and bus journeys, Rejseplanen can be used to find routes.
For more complete information on transportation in Copenhagen including ticket options see the official city tourism site VisitCopenhagen.com.
Contact information: The postal address of NBIA is Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen.