ESC 2014: EUROFANS TRAVEL GUIDE
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Through this post we would like to inform the Eurovision Fans regarding their planning for visiting the Eurovision 2014 host city. Here you will find all the necessary information about show tickets, official accommodation and transportation options to the venue and around the city.
B&W Hallerne (English: B&W Halls) is a former industrial complex located on the island of Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Until 1996, it was a shipyard owned by Burmeister & Wain. Currently the facilities are used for culture and entertainment activities. On 2 September 2013, Danish public broadcaster DR announced that it had chosen B&W Hallerne as the host venue for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The contest will be held at the Section Hall 2, which will be converted into a music venue with a capacity for 10,000 spectators, and the surrounding buildings and areas being transformed into ‘Eurovision Island’ which will be used for additional services related to the contest.
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Application for delegate, press and fan accreditation will take place online, through the Eurovision Family Accreditation System (EFAS). Accreditation is open from the 21st of January at 12:00 CET at MyEurovision.tv and will close on the 11th of April. Applications will be reviewed by the delegation you applied for, or by the EBU if you come from a non-participating country. Please read the following information for PRESS and FANS. You can apply here
Through this website EBU and DR present the official hotels. You can check the available hotels either as Eurofan or Delegation and make the bookings for your stay. For further accommodation options we recommend this website (for hostels, flats etc)
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GETTING AROUND COPENHAGEN & TRANSPORTATION TICKETS
The public transport infrastructure of Copenhagen is among the most efficient and reliable in the world, and it is still being developed and improved. Public transport will get you anywhere you wish to go in the capital region. Detailed information can be found here.
BUS LINE 9A
In addition to the waterbound harbour buses, another possibility on the drawing board is to extend bus route 9A all the way out to B&W-Hallerne. “It usually terminates at the Opera House, which is relatively close by. So we are thinking about extending it so that it serves Refshaleøen in connection with the Eurovision Song Contest”, Torben Rasmussen went on to say.
The fan-mile is a 1.4km long route, which during the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest will be filled with party and colour. It will run from Rådhuspladsen to Kongens Nytorv from where it takes just a few minutes to reach the usual harbour bus quay.
Restaurant Kronborg – Facebook
Restaurant Kronborg is all about homemade food and coziness. We aim to serve tasty food focusing on the traditional Danish open sandwiches (‘smørrebrød’), great drinks and coffee brewed with passion. All in a cozy space where our guests feel welcome and have a great time. In short: The kind of place we would like to visit in our own free time…
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WHAT TO SEE & DO IN COPENHAGEN
From world-reknowned art museums, history museums, castles and palaces to parks, statues and adventures for kids. Copenhagen has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest – and most of them are within walking distance. The three most famous attractions in the city are most likely the more than 100-year old amusement park Tivoli Gardens, the statue of The Little Mermaid, and the freetown of Christiania. But Copenhagen has a lot more to offer. Below you will find a list of guides to Copenhagen’s attractions, sights and museums. Find out more here.
Huset-KBH is one of the most unique and historic venues in Copenhagen. For this reason, Huset-KBH is an obvious venue for the Euro Fan Café 2014. Johann Sørensen, President of OGAE Denmark looks forward to welcoming fans from all over the world to the Euro Fan Café: “This year, it will not just be a café, but an entire building full of unique events and activities. With its many diverse stages, Huset-KBH allows the Euro Fan Café 2014 to host a wide variety of activities dedicated 100% to the Eurovision Song Contest. For example, we will host talk shows, a Eurovision cinema, karaoke nights, live concerts with past and present Eurovision acts and many club nights with well-renowned Eurovision DJs. The Euro Fan Café 2014 will truly be a melting pot of different Eurovision-themed events”.
EUROCLUB & VENUE MAP
The Euroblub won’t be on Eurovision Island itself, but right in the core of the city, in the VEGA complex. This is one of the most popular places in town, with two concert halls ‘(Store Vega and Lille Vega) as well as a bar (Ideal Bar) and three or four nightclubs. A deal is expected next week between Wonderful Copenhagen and VEGA Musikkens Hus. Every night until 4 am (or even 5 am on May 10th), participants, delegations, the media and other accredited people will have the privilege to relax and have fun in a place like no other in Eurovision history.
Moreover, the whole city will be turned into a “EuroVillage” centred on the Fan Mile, a 2.2 km long pedestrian street that will link Kongens Nytorv (King’s New Square) Rådhuspladsen (City Hall Square). All along this giant boulevard, there will be large outdoor screens (for broadcast) and many Eurovision related activities, especially street concerts from artists from all over Europe, as well as Australia or China. On Saturday May 10th, giant screens will allow people to follow the final in front of the City Hall. The core of this Fan Mile will be Gammeltotv / Nytorv (Ancient and New Squares), one of Copenhagen’s largest esplanades, to be called Eurovision Square for the occasion.
LEARN DANISH IN 20 SECONDS
Six lovely Danes have stopped by to teach you a little Danish! These videos were made in celebration of the opening of SAS’s direct route from San Francisco to Copenhagen, so we’ve even thrown in a little special help for our friends in San Francisco. Get yourself ready for anything in Denmark!
Beijing, Hamburg and Malmö will join the Eurovision Fan Mile
The Fan Mile in Copenhagen, from the City Hall Square to Nyhavn will have different foreign cities to be represented. China’s Beijing, Hamburg in Germany and last year’s host city Malmö, Sweden will come to Copenhagen to participate in the party. It is also expected that Sydney, Australia will show up with a show. When the cities will “Join Us” in Copenhagen it will be an international party for all the people and fans walking around Copenhagen in May. Beijing and Hamburg will be located on “Højbro Plads” and Malmö at “Kongens Nytorv”. The program for the events will be published during the next weeks.
Party on the Rainbow Square
A new square in Copenhagen, the Rainbow Square, will have parties for the gay community during Eurovision. Copenhagen Pride and Host City Copenhagen will make a Eurovision Pride Square in the heart of the city at the Rainbow Square. On the square there will be entertainment, tents and “rainbow atmosphere” and everyone is welcome to join, whether they are straight, gay, bi or transsexual. Copenhagen Pride seeks to make a Eurovision LGBT Street Party during Eurovision weeks as well. Denmark is known for its openness to gay people and in Denmark gay couples can get married and adopt children. A special offer by the City of Copenhagen is that you can get married during Eurovision as a foreigner.
Favorite songs on the Fan Mile
Waterloo, What’s Another Year, Ein Bisschen Frieden or Only Teardrops? You can decide which 10 songs Copenhagen will be paid tribute to at the Fan Mile around Copenhagen centre from May 4th to May 10th. There will be banners on the Fan Mile with the 10 songs from the City Hall Square to Nyhavn (New Harbour). To vote for your favorite song simply tweet it with the hash tag #esctribute before March 24th or log on to Facebook and write a comment to this article.