Copenhagen is where Hans Christian Andersen lived most of his life, it's also here you'll find the Tivoli Gardens and the original Danish pastry in every bakery in town!
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and the city is simply beautiful. It's old and yet more modern than most cities. With a centre consisting primarily of 17th and 18th century buildings giving the town a cosy feel and atmosphere. Take a stroll in the old medieval town centre and walk to the top of the Round Tower from 1642 with its astronomic observatory on top. From here you have a superb view over the roof tops of Copenhagen. The water which surrounds and runs through the city means that in the centre of town you can catch one of the numerous boats that will take you almost anywhere on the city canals. Copenhagen is a green city with parks all over the place! In the summer the beach parks such as Charlottenlund Beach Park and Bellevue Beach Park - just north of the city centre - are the places where people meet to barbecue, swim and enjoy the bright evenings when It doesn't get dark until past 11 pm! Night and day, all year round Copenhagen has lots to keep you happy and busy!
Copenhagen Must Sees
An internationally renowned amusement park and pleasure garden located in the heart of downtown Copenhagen, therefore very easy to get to. The most visited attraction in Denmark, Tivoli has something for everyone. There are over 30 restaurants, 25 rides, 400,000 flowers and many different arts and crafts. Tivoli has over 150 concerts a year to choose from. Why not take a stroll in the evening through Tivoli? Especially around Christmas it is a truly wonderful experience.
Mon-Thu & Sun 11am-10pm
The Copenhagen Zoo has more than 3,000 animals from around the world and a total of 264 different species. One of the oldest zoos in the world, it opened for the first time in 1859. Today visitors to the zoo can expect to see a wide variety of animals from every continent. There is a special area where children can get up close and personal with the animals, or they can go for a pony ride, pet the rabbits or even play with goats and snakes!
Open 365 days a year
Ready for something different? Then head out to the controversial Freetown of Christiania in the district of Christianshavn. Christiania was founded in 1971 by a group of hippies who developed their own set of rules, completely independent of the Danish government. It has survived to this day as a society within a society despite the government’s best efforts to ‘clean it up’. Christiania is a mixture of creatively built houses, workshops, galleries, music venues, and cheap eateries. Step into the hustle and bustle and wander through the multitude of stalls offering fine handicraft items, hand-made jewellery, mirrors, wrought iron candle holders, clothes, and leather masks among many other things.
The Little Mermaid
One of Copenhagen's most important tourist attractions The Little Mermaid can be found at Langelinje Pier. Cast in bronze and dating from 1913 made by Edvard Eriksen, it was inspired by the fairy tale of the same name by the writer Hans Christian Andersen. Donated to the city by the brewer Carl Jacobsen, The Little Mermaid has since been photographed, kissed, hugged and admired by millions of people from all over the world and has become a symbol of Denmark.
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