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Visiting København – The Most Populated City Of Denmark
Seeing Copenhagen, (in Danish -København) was a real treat for us. It is one of Europe’s most amazing cities.
We visited Copenhagen for four days in the summer of 2014 and it was one of my most splendid experiences. So much to see and do, the options are limitless.
When I think of seeing Copenhagen my minds says The Little Mermaid, the cold, Peter Schmeichel and Carlsberg – even though I never ever drink beer.
One of the most fascinating, enjoyable ways to see is this old city is from a boat sailing down its canals. It is absolutely stunning. Seeing Copenhagen in 96 hours is no easy task.
We genuinely enjoyed the boat tour. Danish weather is both crazy and fantastic so you may want to take a sweater or light jacket with you – even in the summer months.
The city of Copenhagen is easily accessible on foot. We however, decided to take advantage of the Hop On Hop Off buses to ensure that we would see as many sights as possible.
Compared to cities in Europe, Copenhagen is slightly “expensive”.
Before seeing Copenhagen, we had read that “since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development.” – I find this to be very true.
Seeing Copenhagen Made Easy With The Copenhagen Card
You can save money by purchasing a Copenhagen Card either at the Airport or in the city.
The card allows free admission to 73 museums and attraction, free transport by train, bus, harbour bus and Metro PLUS discounts on restaurants, attractions and entertainment!
You also get…..
- to discover Copenhagen for less and at your own pace with the city discount card
- discounts on tours, plus save money at museums, restaurants, cafes and mor
- a free city map of Copenhagen
Choose from a 24-, 48-, 72- or 120-hour card.
Home to the statue of The Little Mermaid – (Danish: Den lille Havfrue) , displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade.
Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park in Copenhagen and a must for all visitors to the city, young and old. The gardens are located just a few minutes walk from City Hall, and the Copenhagen Central Station.
The scenery is beautiful with detailed architecture, as well as historic buildings and stunning gardens.
At night, thousands of coloured lights create an atmosphere like one out of a storybook!
Sting performed the evening we visited Tivoli, and even better? It was a free open-air concert.
Tivoli Gardens also offers a large variety in food choices.
Feel free to bring your own food for a picnic in any area of the gardens – you will find space.
Are you a thrill seeker? Take a ride of the Vertigo rollercoaster which will turn you upside down at 100 km/h!!!!
Seeing Copenhagen And Its Royalty
Make sure you see the guard change at Amalienborg, the winter home of the Danish royal family. We were there for the changing of the guard at 12:00 noon and it was wonderful to witness. It is quite different from the changing of the guards in London. Where you stand will depend on what you see, so get there at least 15 – 20 minutes before the start.
Two experiences are offered to tourists at Amalienborg. In Christian VIII’s Palace, the museum allows a peek into the private chambers of former kings and queens as well as to the royal reception rooms.
In Christian VII’s Palace you are shown the magnificent rooms where grand festivities are held.
In Copenhagen a lot of apartments are accessible only by water. Countless people have their own boats, or share boats – similar to car sharing.
The staff is friendly and will give you lots of maps and guided upon check-in if requested.
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FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT DENMARK
There are 443 named islands in Denmark, 76 of which are inhabited.
The World Audit ranks Denmark as the world’s most democratic and least corrupted country in 2008.
The Danish royal family is probably the oldest uninterrupted European monarchy. It traces back its roots to legendary kings in the Antiquity. Gorm the Old, the first king of the “official line”, ruled from 934 C.E.
In 1989, Denmark became the first country to legalise same-sex unions (although same-sex marriage was not granted until 2012).
Denmark has the highest employment rate in Europe (75%).
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