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Copenhagen is considered the most enchanting and full of life Scandinavian capital because there is here always something to do and to see. You should book your flights and hotel early for the cheapest deals.
The foundation of the first fortress in Copenhagen occurred in 1167 on the same place where today can be seen Christiansborg with the parliament, royal reception rooms and the highest court in the land, “Højesteret”.
Because of three devastating fires, there are very few remains of medieval buildings.
The best way to know for the first time Copenhagen is by a water travel. You can choose one of the 50 minute boat travels that starts every 30 minutes from the Gammel shore. If you are an adventurous person, you can explore the water courses by a kayak following a guide in a 2 hours travel.
A walk along Langelinie (the long line), no matter summer or winter, is an experience to do. The trip could begin on Esplanaden, next to Kastellet (the Citadel) beside Anders Bundgaard’s impressive Gefion Fountain.
A little further lies Langelinie pavilion where is a restaurant having on the top floor the premises of the Royal Danish Yacht Club.
Travelling further, you come upon the Little Mermaid, a sculpture as famous as the statue of Liberty in New York’s harbour. Many travellers spend few minutes by the Mermaid hoping, as the sailors always did, that if they touch it they will be lucky during voyages.
After that you cuold visit Tivoli, a Scandinavian rainbow of gardens, open air entertainments, restaurants, coffee houses, a concert hall.
Just opposite to Tivoli there is the City Hall, created by the architect Martin Nyrop. A visit here should not miss a climb to the tower top or a look into the room with Jens Olsen’s world clock, a masterpiece of clockmakers art.
Other things to see: the cathedral Vor Frue Kirke (The Church of Our Lady) decorated by Bertel Thorvaldsen; the royal residence of Amalienborg.
Amalienborg Palace Square is guarded by the Royal Life Guards founded in 1658. The Changing of the Guard taking place every day at 12 p.m. followed by its march from and to their barracks at Rosenborg Castle, is a big attraction for both natives and tourists too.
In Nyhavn (New Harbour), the houses look as they did when Christian Andersen lived there.
There are also a large number of new buildings such as Black Diamont, an addition to The Royal Library, having over 1,000 rooms covering over 41,000 square meters.
The Strøget, the pedestrian street of 1,6 km for shopping, has a lot of small and big shops. Sellers, street singers, workshops, cave galleries attract here natives and visitors for shopping or only for walking and looking the exhibits. All the year long, street singers perform classic music, rock, jazz, or folk for people that walk along the street.
These are also few marks of this spectacular city that seems created for relaxation and holidays, but a lot of other attractions expect the travellers to discover them.
Hoping that we made you curious and willing to experience a vacation in this city we invite you to make your travel plans and book your holiday package by the mean of our associates sites.