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Copenhagen, Bergen & Amsterdam City Cards

Are the City cards for the above cities that provide public transportation and access to some museums cheaper to buy once you're there or better to get online while still here in the US? We'd like to spend the least amount of money and have the best rate of return on any currency exchange.
We leave one week from today so appreciate any prompt responses!

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I was in Copenhagen a few weeks ago and bought my Copenhagen Card once I got to the airport. Once you get past baggage claim, there's a kiosk on the left hand side where you can buy the card. I don't think there's a discount for buying in advance, but you can look at the website to verify. From my experience, I only used public transportation to get to my AirBnB from the airport and to Carlsberg Brewery, but the card came in very handy when going to museums and other sites.

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Bergen is a very walkable city and your won't need public transport. I do recommend taking the funicular up the mountain to view the city.

We did't buy the Copenhagen Card, but did use the train from the airport to the city..

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I think currency fluctuations are not easily controlled. And everyone's circumstances will be different but here's what we did.

My husband and I just returned from visiting Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Bergen. For each city we had an arrival travel day & on the fourth day we had another travel day to our next destination.

We purchased the Copenhagen Card upon arrival in the airport. We did that to assist with transportation costs into & around the city. For Stockholm and Oslo we arrived by train and purchased upon arrival. We purchased a 48 hour card for each city except Bergen, and decided to stagger the activation so we could use the card to cover cost of travel to the train station on the last day. We traveled to Bergen on our own self booked Norway in a Nutshell tour from Oslo.

We did not purchase the Bergen card as we were feeling exhausted from intense sightseeing and decided to limit what we saw. We did not see adverse costs purchasing the cards in person rather than in advance before we traveled. By doing that we were able to acknowledge we needed to slow down a bit in Bergen. Nonetheless we enjoyed Bergen even in the cold rain of our first full day there. We walked most places. We visited the waterfront & walked all over the city, enjoyed a bus tour to Edward Grieg's home & a concert there as well as an Alisa Weilerstein Concert in Haakenshollen.