Denmark is not only the gateway to ScandinaviaIt can be an ideal destination for any traveler, making it worth the visit to each of the corners of the country. So much is the beauty of this place that it does not surprise us at all that its inhabitants have been considered the happiest on the planet.
If you do not have enough time to visit all of Denmark, we recommend that you travel to Copenhagen, a city that concentrates all the beauty of the country. And it is that in addition to being the capital, it is the greenest city in all of Europe, combining history and avant-garde; outdoor experiences and nightlife; and nature and modern architecture. Have we convinced you? Well find out what to see in Copenhagen below!
The little Mermaid
How about we start by talking about one of the symbols from the city? We refer to the statue of The Little Mermaid, or what is the same, Den Lille Havfrue. Actually, it is a small bronze structure (1.65 meters tall and 175 kilos) that, as you know, has the shape of one of the most famous characters of Hans Christian Andersen. Created by Edvard Eriksen in 1913, it is located in the port area of Langelinie, in a very central and modern area.
We cannot speak of Denmark without mentioning the Tivoli Gardens, one of the main attractions of the city. It is an amusement park located in the center of the capital that has been running since 1843. In fact, it is the second oldest amusement park in the world. Here you will find roller coasters, carousels, trains, water games, cultural shows, exhibition venues ... Of course, the park has a large green space and plenty of restaurants and food stalls. As if that were not enough, at night it becomes a magical place where you can take a romantic walk.
And if we talk about amusement parks we cannot forget about Bakken, considered the oldest in the world. It is located north of Copenhagen and its history dates back to 1583. Here you will find around thirty attractions, shows, bars and restaurants, and an important green space.
The Danish capital can also boast some of its buildings. The Rosenborg Palace It is one of them. Like many of the city's attractions, this impressive building is centrally located. It stands out for both its architectural value and its history. Built during the first decades of the 17th century in the style of the Dutch Renaissance under the mandate of Christian IV, it was used as a royal residence until 1710, when it began to be used as a place to host Royal Collections. Thanks to this, its interior is very well preserved. Among the great attractions of its interior are the Crown Jewels.
And speaking of palaces, we have to mention the Amalienborg Royal Palace, the winter residence of the Danish Royal Family. It is a construction made up of four impressive rococo-style buildings. In the center stands the stature of King Frederick V, founder of the place. Every day at 12:00 pm you can see the Changing of the Guard.
Before we say goodbye, we want to tell you about another of the great attractions of the Danish capital. We refer to Christiania, a partially self-managed which is located in the city center. We are talking about 34 hectares that belonged to a military area and that were occupied in the 1970s by a group of hippies. Today, this city has about 850 inhabitants and has a lot to offer tourists. Of course, it must be taken into account that it is a controversial entity. In fact, many visitors might feel uneasy about the place, especially on Pusher Street. What we recommend is that you comply with the city's regulations: running, talking on the mobile phone, taking photos ... are not allowed.
Other places of interest
In addition to the places that we have just mentioned, if you have time you should visit, among others, the Museum Ny Calsberg Glyptotek, the National Museum of Copenhagen, the National Museum of Art in Copenhagen, the shopping area around Strøget Street, the Carlsber brewery, the port of Nyhavn, the Round Tower observatory, Kronborg Castle and the Palace of Christiansborg.
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