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[[Image:Flakfortet.jpg|thumb|320px|right|Flakfortet approached by a yacht]]
'''Amager''' (pronounced Ama'r) is a district and island southwest of central [[Copenhagen]], covering some some 96 km² (37 mi²), and mostly notable as the home of '''Copenhagen Airport''' and the charming old fishing hamlet of '''Dragør'''. Long considered the backwaters of the city, this old working class district is now undergoing rapid development, contributing to some wonderful contrasts; from the huge uncultivated wetlands of '''Kalvebod Fælled''', the ultra modern '''Ørestad''' development area, the laid back and impossibly picturesque '''Dragør''' fishing hamlet to the fiercely local patriotic public housing blocks on the northern part of the island.
==Understand==
* '''Terminal 2''' — Handles all international flights except Star Alliance flights and the other airlines listed below.
* '''Terminal 3''' — Handles international flights from [[Star Alliance]] member airlines as well as Estonian air, Iceland air, Skyways and some Cimber Sterling flights.
 
For those with mobility challenges, terminal staff offer excellent wheel-chair and power cart services on request. While best to call in-advance (see [http://www.cph.dk/CPH/UK/MAIN/Before+Departure/For+disabled+persons/]) for a "reservation", you can ask for pick-up at any information booth, even at a "call point" within feet of the Metro and train stations.
The airport can get busy during peak times, and while after much criticism it has made considerable efforts and investments to reduce the time it takes to go through check-in and security, most airlines still recommends arriving two hours before departure (a full list of the airlines recommendations is available on the airports website [http://www.cph.dk/CPH/UK/MAIN/Before+Departure/]). Keep in mind that if you are flying to destinations outside the [[Europe#Countries|Schengen area]], you will have to go through immigration procedures before the gates; these are located at the entrance to finger (concourse) C and D, and at the tip of finger A, so leave time for this when you've finished any shopping or eating — during peak times they sometime clog up.
The shopping selection is excellent and rivaled by few other airports in the world, and there are some decent eating options; ''Eyecon'' [http://www.cph.dk/CPH/UK/MAIN/Shopping+and+Eating/Where+to+Eat+and+Drink/Eyecon+Restaurant.htm] and ''København'' [http://www.restaurantkbh.dk/] are probably the best ones, but like the rest of the pack, they are horrendously expensive. If you still need to kill some time there is wireless internet access available throughout most of the airport, cheapest available option is 40 Kr for 30 minutes.
=== Øresund bridge ===
*<eat name="Flyvergrillen" alt="" address="Amager Landevej 290" directions="" phone="+45 32 51 70 18" url="" hours="Daily 10.30AM-9PM" price="Price: Cheap" lat="" long="">This is an oddity and a Copenhagen institution. This old run down diner is located right by the runways of the airport &mdash; and has become a hotspot for geeky flight spotters and cult followers alike. The interior is full of airline memorabilia from floor to the attic. Outside there is a hill equipped with binoculars to follow the traffic of the airport, and if that isn't enough, Copenhagen's driving schools run their obligatory icy roads course on a track at the other side of the hill &mdash; meaning you can also have a good laugh over would-be drivers spinning out of control. But '''don't''' come here for the food!</eat>
*<eat name="Cafe Two 0 Two" alt="" address="Amagerbrogade 202, 2300 København S " directions="" phone="+4539 66 66 11" url="" hours="M-F noon-10PM,Sa-Su 3PM-10PM" price="medium" lat="" long="">Very nice french café with outdoor serving. The café is located at Amagerbrogade near Ingolfs Kaffebar. Good service and delicoius delicious café food is offered here. The café also has a very good brunch buffet in the weekends.</eat>
*<eat name="Kastrup Strandpark" alt="" address="Kastrup Strandpark 1" directions="" phone="+45 32 51 74 75" url="http://www.kastrupstrandpark.dk/" hours="M-F 11AM-10PM,Sa-Su 10AM-10PM" price="Cheapest mains from 178 Kr" lat="" long="">Fair restaurant at the Kastrup marina, with nice views over the water and decent Danish/French food, though nothing extraordinary.</eat>
=== Splurge===
* <sleep name="Hilton Copenhagen" alt="" address="Ellehammersvej 20" directions="" phone="45 32 501 501" url="http://www.hilton.dk" checkin="2PM" checkout="noon" price="From 2000 Kr" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Five star hotel located adjacent to the airport, with all the facilities you'd expect from a Hilton hotel, and very convenient for those arriving after many hours traveling.</sleep>
=== Camping ===
* <listing name="Sundby Library" alt="" directions="" address="Jemtelandsgade 3" phone="+45 82 32 55 80" email="" fax="" url="http://www.postdanmark.dk" hours="M-Th 10AM-7PM,F 1PM-6PM,Sa 10AM-2PM " price="Free"></listing>
* <listing name="Sønderbro Post Office" alt="" directions="" address="Lyongade 23" phone="+45 80 20 70 30" email="" fax="" url="http://www.bibliotek.kk.dk/english" hours="M-F 10AM-6PM,Sa 10AM-2PM" price=""></listing>
 
==Stay Safe==
 
Amager is generally as safe as the rest of Copenhagen. Try avoiding drunk people in metro & bus stations. It is a good idea to avoid local bars inside tower block areas.
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