Copenhagen, Denamark : A Tourist Paradise
Copenhagen is the largest city in Scandinavia and Denmark’s capital and spiritual centrepoint - but the city bears the responsibility with an effortless grace and impeccable Nordic style. It is a major regional centre of culture, business, media, and science, as indicated by several international surveys and rankings.
When to visit
Copenhagen really comes into its own in summer. Gloriously long days, mild weather and a packed calendar of festivals and events put a smile on everyone's faces. It's also much more pleasurable to get around by bike when the weather's warmer. May to September is when there's most going on and all the attractions are open. There's still loads going on in Autumn with plenty of festivals and events packing the calendar and some interesting seasonal food at its best in the city's excellent restaurants - celebrated in style in late August.
Copenhagen Tourism and Attractions
Copenhagen offers great shopping, a large number of hotels, restaurants, theatres, museums, art galleries, musical entertainment and a lot more.
What to see
Amalienborg Palace : The city's main palace, Amalienborg, is made up of four identical rococo buildings surrounding the octagonal Amalienborg Square. Designed for four noble families of the 18th century the palaces are known individually as Christian VII's Mansion, Christian VIII's Mansion, Frederik VIII's Mansion and Christian IX's Mansion. The fantastic equestrian centrepiece is as much photographed as the palaces that surround it. Dating from 1771, it depicts Frederik V on horseback and is counted among sculptor Jacques Francois-Joseph Saly's finest work.
Boat Tour : With the sea and water always being integral to the city, a water-borne tour of Copenhagen is deeply rewarding, with waterways extending from the harbour and around the centre of the city. Boat tours leave from the Gammel Strand at the end of Nyhaven and a trip will take about an hour. A typical tour passes many of Copenhagen's finest buildings including Christiansborg Castle Island and the home of the and Amalienborg.
Tivoli : The Tivoli Gardens right in the centre of Copenhagen, has something for everyone - whether you want pure fun and entertainment, an artistic event or a gourmet dinner, this is where you'll find it. It is one of the most enduring tourist attractions in the city and probably the most photographed is the beautifully crafted statue of the Little Mermaid, who sits unassuming on the banks of cruise harbour "Langelinie", in the old port district of Nyhavn.
The Town Hall : At the Town Square “Rådhuspladsen” at 9 o'clock in the morning it was already busy at the cafés, bars and hotdog stands and buzzing with people everywhere. Our first stop was the Town hall which is adjacent to the town square, here we found Jens Olsen’s mechanical astronomical clock comprising 12 works. It was put in motion in 1955 and shows local time, actual solar time, sunrise and sunset times, calendar and more.
Church of Our Saviour : It is a baroque church in Copenhagen, Denmark, most famous for its corkscrew spire with an external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, offering extensive views over central Copenhagen. It is also noted for its carillon, which is the largest in northern Europe and plays melodies every hour from 8 am to midnight.
The Thorvaldsen Museum : The Thorvaldsen Museum is a single-artist museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, dedicated to the art of Danish neoclassicistic sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen who lived and worked in Rome for most of his life . The museum is located on the small island of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen next to Christiansborg Palace. The museum displays a comprehensive collection of the artist's works in marble as well as plaster, including the original plaster models used in the making of cast bronze and marble statues and reliefs, which are now on display in museums, churches, and at other locations around the world.
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