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18th Oct 2017

From Accommodation To The Price Of Pints – The Irish Fan Guide To Copenhagen

James Fenton

Yesterday, Republic Of Ireland football fans discovered that Copenhagen will be the next port of call on the road to Russia as the Boys In Green were drawn against Denmark in the World Cup Play-Offs. 

The first leg will take place in the Danish capital on Saturday November 11th and already thousands of supporters are planning the journey to support Martin O’Neill’s men on their final step towards a first World Cup since 2002. 

For the benefit of the traveling Green Army, we’ve put together a lowdown on everything you can expect from Copenhagen. 

It’s sure to be a weekend to remember and a positive result on the pitch would make it even better. Here’s everything you need to know. 


First things first, how much will it cost to wet your whistle with a few of Denmark’s finest?

According to, the average price of a pint is €5.38 – not bad in the grand scheme of things. Just make sure you’re the last person to complete the round as it should give you more time to suss things out!

Alternatively, do as Irish fans usually do and drink on the street (perfectly legal in Denmark). Bottles from the supermarket will cost you no more than €1.50.

As for where to down a few before and after the big game, Kennedy’s Irish bar is just a 15 minute taxi to the Parken Stadium and looks like it may be the venue of choice for the Irish masses.

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Price Of Travel estimates a budget lunch in Copenhagen costing around €11 while dinner could set you back as much as 15 quid. 

Even a Big Mac alone will cost the guts of a fiver (one of the most expensive Big Macs in the world no less) but you should be able to pick up bits and pieces from bakeries for a lot less than that. 

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Two nights at Dan Hostel could cost as little as €70 while Copenhagen Downtown Hostel could even be half that. 

Both look a good bet for a place to lay your Viking hat. 

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Things to see and do

You mean apart from charming the locals by singing songs, changing tyres and generally being notoriously well-behaved?

For the more cultured members of the Green Army who have an hour or two to spare, there’s plenty of opportunity in Copenhagen to send some decent pics back to the mammy. 

The Little Mermaid monument holds an iconic presence in the city while the waterfront district of Nyhavn will provide some colour to your trip. 

Amalienborg Palace, the home of the Danish Royal Family is pretty spectacular as is the 17th century round tower of Rundetaarn where you can take in an aerial view of the city.

Any number of these should keep you busy as kick-off approaches.

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Now that all of that is out of the way, all you have to do is count down the days until November 11.

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