Copenhagen Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, and in many ways the capital of Scandinavia. Copenhagen has the most restaurants with stars in the Guide Michelin and Denmark has some of the World's longest bridges, Öresundsbron is right next to Copenhagen across Øresund to Sweden.

The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark

The most famous Danish landmark is the statue of The Little Mermaid, the main character of the fairy tale The Little Mermaid by the Danish poet Hans Christian Andersen. Most tourists go down to Copenhagen Harbour to see and photograph her sitting on her rock at the water's edge and eternally looking longingly back into the water from where she came.

Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens is a World renowned amusement park - there are now Tivoli Gardens in other parts of the World as well, but there is only one original. Tivoli Gardens is really two experiences, the beautiful flowers and colours by day and the many lights and fireworks after dark. Tivoli Gardens has many parts with different themes - The Orient, a Japanese Garden, Vikings and Denmark, with the odd ride going in its own direction.

Nyhavn is a place with a lot of restaurants and bars in Copenhagen

Nyhavn is a center of entertainment in Copenhagen, with numerous restaurants and bars. Nyhavn means New Harbour, which is an odd name for the oldest part of Copenhagen Harbour, but it got its name many centuries ago. Copenhagen is more than 800 years old, and Denmark is the World's oldest monarchy, with a list of kings going back to the viking kings in the viking age.

The Langelinje quay is the cruise harbor in Copenhagen, Denmark

Langelinje is the Copenhagen cruise harbour. The long quay was originally a gun battery, protecting Copenhagen from attackers from the sea, like the British Admiral Nelson who bombarded Copenhagen in 1807 and pretty much burned the city down. Because of this bombardment the Copenhagen Cathedral no longer has its two tall towers - the towers the cathedral had in 1807 were used by the British gunners to aim at, and Copenhagen has since been reluctant to offer such obvious targets to agressors.

The Copenhagen Opera - the new scene of the Royal Opera

The Copenhagen Opera across the harbour from Nyhavn is a state of the art opera house, given to Copenhagen by the owner of the Maersk Shipping Company. It has given the Royal Danish Opera excellent working conditions and the residents and visitors of Copenhagen much better opera experiences.

Amagertorv is the shopping center of Copenhagen and part of Strøget pedestrian street

Amagertorv is a not quite square square on the pedestrian street Strøget, which is the main Copenhagen shopping street and the Copenhagen Shopping Mile. The glass house to the left is the department store Illum, and the road going along it is Strøget with Kongens Nytorv at its end. The house behind the Stork Fountain houses the Cafe Norden and off to the right of the picture is the Cafe Europa. This is part of downtown Copenhagen which stretches from the Town Hall Square to Kongens Nytorv on both sides of Strøget.

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