You can write more than one volume about the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, telling about the sights, culture and evening life of this city, which is located on the islands of Zealand, Slotsholmen and Amager. It is very cozy and quiet, safe and easy here.
Copenhagen has repeatedly been included in the list of “The best cities to live in”. You can stay here for a day or two, visiting the main sights, but coming back to Denmark, you will discover more and more new places. Due to its convenient location, between central Europe and Scandinavia, Copenhagen is very attractive both in terms of tourism and financially.
Districts of Copenhagen
The whole city is divided into several districts, but the most interesting is the old, central part of the city – Indre Bai, a medieval city with beautiful architecture, narrow streets, church spires, royal palaces and museums.
On the central square there is a large town hall, built in 1905. Its height, including the tower, is 100 m. Going a little further, you get to the famous market square of the 12th century, Gammeltorv.
An old fountain from 1608 has been preserved here, and the Lutheran Cathedral of the Virgin Mary is visible behind it. Many buildings were destroyed in a fire in 1795.A beautiful view of the Old Town opens from a round tower, 36 m high.
Going outside the old city, you get to other areas with their own unique way of life:
- Christianshavn district – better known as the working-class district;
- Vesterbro: a large abundance of cafes, shops, restaurants and other entertainment centers;
- Norrebro: Copenhagen’s busiest, student-run neighborhood, home to not only students but also immigrants;
- Osterbro: the site of the famous statue of the Little Mermaid, the citadel of Castellet, piers for cruise liners and yachts;
- Frederiksberg: a town in the town that surrounds the castle of the same name;
Main sights of the city
The hallmark is the famous sculpture of the Little Mermaid at the entrance to Copenhagen Harbor.
The Amalienborg palace ensemble is also not without tourists’ attention: the official residence of the Danish monarchs, which includes 4 palaces located opposite each other, as well as a square with a monument to King Frederick V. A striking sight is the exit of the royal guards from the Rosenborg Palace, during the ceremonial changing of the guard.
A favorite place of artists, musicians, writers, and most tourists is the picturesque district of Copenhagen – Nyhavn, New Harbor.
And if you want to have fun, then you should go to Tivoli Park. To the north of Copenhagen is also the oldest Bakken amusement park, dating back to 1583.
In the vicinity of the city there are castles: Bernstorf, Fredensborg, as well as the Danish Royal Porcelain Manufactory.
It is difficult to calculate how many museums there are in Copenhagen: it is definitely a figure with two zeros, or even more.
In Copenhagen, you will not see kilometer-long traffic jams on the roads. Many people here, even politicians, have switched to a bicycle. This vehicle can be rented at every corner almost free of charge.
It is enough to throw a coin into the machine at the bike rack, which you can return by putting the bike in place. Cycling is held in high esteem here.