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A Visit to Copenhagen

 

 

The capital of Denmark and its largest city, Copenhagen sports a population of about 1.500.000 people. The city is also one of the oldest cities of Denmark and houses one of the oldest royal families in the world, the Danish Royal Family and the current Danish Queen, Queen Margaret II. Although it is one of the most densely populated urban areas in the north Europe, Copenhagen is a great city to visit. It is a great cosmopolitan city that hosts various attractions, parks and gardens, historical buildings, and even royal palaces. Copenhagen is a modern city where many international corporations and important financial institutions have their headquarters.

The city of Copenhagen is visited by more than 1 million international tourists each year, making it the most visited capital of any of the Nordic countries. Copenhagen is also one of the cleanest and eco-friendly cities in the world. Almost half of its inhabitants commute to work using a bicycle instead of a car, and its harbor waters are so pure that you can swim with little worry of infection.

Tourists that visit Copenhagen should visit the seaside Amager Strandpark. This park includes three sandy beaches and one artificially created island. The park is a great summer retreat for the entire family. Amager Strandpark is easily accessible as there is one subway station at each end which connects it to the rest of Copenhagen Metro.

The Carlsberg beer, one of the most popular beers in the world, was produced in the Carlsberg district. The factories are now silent, but there are many reconditioned 19 century buildings varying from lighthouses to old beer storages to stables. You can also visit a small museum where the entire history of the district is displayed for the public to view. This is a great place to visit if you are a beer loving tourist.

The symbol of the city of Copenhagen and one of the most beautiful statues in the city, the Little Mermaid statue is located in the Langelinie harbor and it is one of the main tourist attractions in the area. The statue was created to celebrate the work of the famous writer Hans Christian Andersen.

The Copenhagen City Museum and the Prince's Palace's National Museum are both great places to visit if you are a history lover. Here you can learn about the birth of this small country, the history of the Hanseatic League, or even the life of the city during the Nazi occupation of the Second World War.

The famous Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. The theme park was opened to the public in 1843 and since then it has attracted millions of tourists each year. It is the most visited amusement park in the entire Denmark and the third most visited park in Europe. Bring the whole family with you and enjoy a full day inside this great recreational park. Here there is something for everyone from water rides and boats to thrill rides and rollercoaster rides. Food shops and souvenir stands, bandstands and concert halls are surrounded by magnificent gardens and lakes at the theme park as well.

 



 

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