Port of Copenhagen

About Copenhagen, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark)

Copenhagen is Denmark's capital city and gateway to the Baltic Sea. It attracts visitors who enjoy its unique cultural identity and special charm, blending an interesting historical legacy with some of the most cutting-edge designs in Europe.

Even though Copenhagen is Scandinavia's largest city, it is known to be very visitor friendly.

What to Do in Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens, in the city centre, boasts the oldest amusement park in the world and is also a nice place to relax. A stroll around the New Harbour (Nyhavn) is interesting and will lead you to many restaurants and bars. In the evening, the Christianshavn neighbourhood is quaint, with 18th century buildings and cobbled streets. This area also has many cafés, bars and restaurants along the harbour.

If you have the time, there is much to see in the area around Copenhagen including castles, beaches and of course, the 'Little Mermaid' statue. If you're interested in swimming, you can drive to the beaches of North Zealand. Gilleleje, Hornbæk, Liseleje and Tisvildeleje are the most popular beaches. Alternatively, if you're interested in visiting a castle, one of Denmark's finest is about 40 km / 25 miles northwest at Hillerod - Frederiksborg Slot. In Christania, if you go past the old harbour, you'll see the 'Little Mermaid' statue on the waterfront.

Tourist Attractions

A good place to begin your tour of the city is in the vast main square (Radhuspladsen), which connects newer Copenhagen to the older pedestrianised town. A walk along Stroget will take you to the Round Tower, an attraction popular with tourists. Christiansborg Palace is located on a small island, Slotsholmen, and has been the centre of Denmark's political power for the last 800 years. You can visit the ruins of the 1167 castle of Bishop Absalon, founder of Copenhagen, which lie under the palace.

The main attraction in the city is Tivoli Gardens, which is also an amusement park. The 80-hectare garden was opened in 1843 and has thousands of flowers. The amusement park features a Viking ship merry-go-round, a Ferris wheel and an assortment of games. There are dozens of restaurants in the park, covering all price ranges. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, one of Scandinavia's most important art museums, is situated directly behind Tivoli Gardents.

Copenhagen Port

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