Copenhagen

Copenhagen, also known as Kongens village, has beautiful docksides to wander along and the famous pedestrian promenade Stroget (Stroget) which stretches from the Town Hall Square to Kongens Nytorv. There are plenty of stores, large malls, restaurants and cafes. Among the throngs of people, you can even find an occasional good theater or street musician.

Many people travel to Copenhagen to visit the famous Tivoli amusement park or Copenhagen Zoo (Zoological definatley). At the Sound, next to the Öresund Bridge, you will find The Blue Planet (National Aquarium Denmark), which is Northern Europe’s largest aquarium. The popular amusement park “Bakken” or Dyrehavsbakken is located north of town. This park was opened back in 1583 and is regarded as the world’s oldest amusement park.

Denmark is home to the world’s oldest monarchy and the royal capital is home to a number of beautiful castles. The Amalienborg Palace serves as the royal couple’s home in winter, while during the warmer part of the year they spend their time in the Summer Palace Marselisborg or else in the Queen’s summer residence Gråsten Palace. Copenhagen is also is home to the beautiful castles of Christiansborg and Rosenborg.

Denmark consists of a multitude of islands and the peninsula of Jutland. Copenhagen is located partly on the island of Zealand and partly on the island of Amager. Right in the center is the Folketing (Danish Parliament) and the cathedral Vor Frue Kirke (Church of Our Lady). Another popular attraction is the observatory Tycho Brahe Planetarium. In Copenhagen, like one beer and town houses several old breweries, the Stock Exchange and Brygghuset on Slotsholmen. You can also visit Carlsberg’s first brewery and for interested parties the “Visit Carlsberg” museum can be worth a visit.

Copenhagen is a coastal town and the shoreline outside the citadel sits the little mermaid – a well-known sculpture that depicts the protagonist of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Little Mermaid”. Anyone who wants to take a dip find several fine beaches around the city. There is a harbor bath on Bruges (Bryggen) Island and the new Amager Beach. Both of these attractions also offer a wide range of leisure activities in addition to swimming. In the city there are also several beautiful parks, which Kongens Have, Amager Fælled and the botanical park botanical Have.

(from Copenhagen City guide : http://www.copenhagen.com)