A combination of historical and modern, Is the best description of the capital of Denmark. Copenhagen is located on the eastern side of Denmark. A smaller part of the city is located on the island of Amager. Copenhagen borders on the Sont water. On the other side of this strait is the Swedish city of Malmö.
10. The Little Mermaid (statue)
This world-renowned statue represents the main character of Andersen’s fairy tale fairy tale. It was made by Edward Erikson and was placed on a rock in a Copenhagen harbor in 1913. Over the years the image has been clad, damaged and dressed by vandals. In 2010, the image for short time was in Shanghai for the world exhibition. Not all Danes appreciated this. Then a mermaid skeleton was placed on the empty shelf as a joke. The image is close from the coast, but also from the water it is easy to see.
9. The round tower (with a star guard)
In the center of Copenhagen is the round tower (Rundetaarn). This 34.8 meter high tower is part of the Trinitatis complex. The tower was built in 1642. The roof fence was placed on the roof one year later.The Round Tower is to climb from March to October via a spiral corridor around the central column. On the way up, exhibits are placed. Halfway through the tower is an old library, now a cultural center. Here you can see contemporary art exhibitions, scientific miracles and works of local students. At the top of the tower you can enjoy 360 degree views of the city. Through a narrow, steep staircase you come to the observatory, the oldest observatory of Europe. Here you can see stars and get acquainted with astronomy.
8. Paper food (Street food)
The meaning of the word Papirøen is Papier Island. This was originally the name of the paper warehouses. Now in the warehouses are 35 Street Food Trucks from all over the world. You can buy food from Asia, Mexican, Colombian, Italian, German and Danish. As we are used to Street Food, you are not going to eat deliciously, but enjoy a delicious meal served on plastic plates or wrapped in a piece of paper. The food can be used indoors or outdoors at the bar, on simple wooden benches or on a laid back beach chair. Papirøen is in a beautiful location, a port of Copenhagen north of the island of Amager.
7. Palace Christiansborg
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The Danish Parliament, the Danish Supreme Court and the Danish Prime Minister’s Office are located in the Palace of Christiansburg. The Danish royal house also uses a number of parts of the building. The palace is located in central Copenhagen and was built in 1906. It looks older because it is a rebuilding of the two-burned castle from the year 1167. In the basement of the palace you can see the ruins of this year . In the royal stables there is a theater museum. There you returned to the 18th century, the time when the building was a baroque palace. A large fountain is located on the front porch of the Palace of Christiansburg. The inner courtyard is a sandy plains on which ancient times are imitated with carrots and people in costumes of the old age.
6. National Museum of Cultural History
This free accessible museum, located in the heart of the city, is Denmark’s largest cultural history center. Here you will find the history of the country from 14,000 years ago to the last century. The museum features artifacts, photographs and paintings. The exhibitions are aimed at both adults and children. There is a lot to see and do for everyone, such as interactive displays and an educational playroom for children. The museum’s information is shown in Danish as well as in English.
5. Strøget (shopping street)
One of Europe’s longest shopping streets is in Copenhagen. Strøget is named as one street, but actually consists of several streets and squares each with their own name. On the street there are international and Danish design shops. Some new Danish designers have settled in the side streets, such as Day Birger and Mikkelsen, Mads Norgaard and Friis & Company. There are also two large department stores (Illum and Magasin du Nord) and large retail chains, such as Hennes & Maurits. Street artists show their art here. There are also many bars and restaurants with terraces to be found.
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4. Salvation Church
King Christian V commissioned in 1696 to build the Church of our Savior. The central church has a 90-meter tower. On top of this tower is a golden globe. Around the tower is an external spiral staircase attached. This makes it possible to view the roof of the tower. From here you have a beautiful view of Copenhagen. Also look forward to the beautifully formed roof of the church. Every hour, the famous carillon plays from 8 am to midnight. Inside the church, the baroque altar, the font and the organ are worth a visit.
3. Rosenborg Castle
In Kongens Have, Copenhagen’s city park, is Rosenborg Castle. This palace originated in 1606, originally the summer residence of King Christiaan IV. The palace was built in the style of the Dutch Renaissance. Rosenborg Castle was a royal residence for a long time. Since 1838 the lock is open to the public. Nowadays it is a museum where the Danish crown jewels and the throne of the king are in the basement. In the impressive rooms of the old palace there are still decadent interiors, historical appliances and other special items. There are also ancient paintings, statues and documents to be seen. Descriptions of these are translated in addition to Danish, also in English.
2. Tivoli Gardens
In the heart of Copenhagen are the well-known, more than 150-year-old Tivoli Gardens. These fairytale gardens are open from mid April until mid September. The gardens feature beautiful flowers, plants, trees and hiking trails. There are restaurants, including Frigates, in the form of a beautiful sailing ship in the middle of the lake of the gardens. The gardens feature a variety of attractions, such as roller coasters and pirate ships. For children there is also a (still fairly new) castle, the Valhalla castle. Here is the world of Norwegian gods shown. Every year in the Tivoli Gardens, the largest and most versatile music event in northern Europe takes place. Every week, this event has a different music variation, from classical to rock.
1. The new harbor (Nyhavn)
Copenhagen’s most famous port is Nyhavn. This is popular due to its colorful (up to 300 years) old houses, many restaurants, bars and crowded terraces. Not only by tourists, this port is visited a lot, but the Danes themselves are welcome to go out. There are many ships lining up in the harbor, but there are also roundabouts, which allow you to take a trip over the Copenhagen waters.
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