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Copenhagen with my 88 year old mom

We'll be in Copenhagen for two days in early July with my 88 year old mom who is fairly mobile, but doesn't have a lot of stamina. Any suggestions for a couple of easy going
things to do or see? Thanks!

Posted by
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I commend you for taking your mom to Europe. I don't know anything about Copenhagen, but I have an idea or two how you can enjoy your trip. 1) Divide up the day into three or four segments with returns to the hotel for resting in between; 2) If your mom wants to rest more than you do, let her stay in her room some of the time while you do the more ambitious things: 3) As much as possible, keep meals short, small, and simple; 4) Help your mom sleep well (dark room, quiet, etc). I'm not 88 yet, but this is how I travel.

Posted by
505 posts

Copenhagen tends to be a town that is best approached via foot or public transportation, but it is very flat and transportation is all very accessible.

Given that most sights do involve walking (i.e. through museums, castles, gardens, along streets), you might want to peruse the guidebooks and pick a few main places to visit, and then have some extras if your mom is up to it. You can divide the days by location - perhaps one day by the main station and one by Nyhavn.

Then perhaps you can 'do' one thing in the morning, and have a nice long lunch and a relaxing afternoon, for instance people/boat watching from a bench down by the harbor or in one of the gardens. Some places must be done on tour in one shot, but many can be done at leisure, with time to sit down and enjoy the scenery and have a lunch or snacks. Getting a good early start might be helpful, as crowds can be energy sapping.

Also, a harbour tour might be a nice, low energy way to see the city.

Have fun

Posted by
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Thanks! I was thinking the Harbour Tour would be a good way for us to see the city.
Do you have any experience with guided bus tours?
Are there such things in a such a pedestrian friendly city? Actually, people watching might be a lot more fun if the weather is good. mary