Places of Interests in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Copenhagen is a sprawling metropolis that is both the capital and the largest city in Denmark with nearly two million people calling it home. It is an outstanding destination for vacations, and foreigners from around the globe visit it every year. Copenhagen is situated near the humid continental climate, which has a significant influence on its own weather.

Places to visit

Statens Museum for Kunst (The National Gallery)

This tourist attraction is the one place in Denmark, which displays 700 years of cultural history and Western art. Subsequently a tourist visit to the museum provides an artistic encounter between classical and contemporary art, just as the museum structure itself represents a union of both new and old.

In 1998, Anna Maria Indrio’s white, modernist addition to the building opened and is situated in parallel with Vilhelm Dahlerup’s original museum building from 1896. The hugely dissimilar buildings are separate entities, but are joined together by a glass-roofed Sculpture Street.

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli, an extremely popular tourist attraction, is one of the most well established amusement parks of the world and as a result emanates custom and history. Nevertheless, modernisation blossoms throughout, for instance, with the floral splendour of the garden. Tivoli Gardens is always in a state of perpetual evolution and therefore the garden is used as much by locals as by tourists.

The fairytale garden is still to this day a lively gathering place, where young concert goers, business men lunching, young couples with their children and elderly couples strolling, all congregate in the quaint, well-designed and distinctive garden.

Strøget Pedestrian Street

For all tourists who enjoy shopping, Copenhagen’s largest shopping area, focused around Strøget in the heart of the city, is a must visit area. Strøget is the world’s longest pedestrian street, at 1.1 km long, with a multitude of stores ranging from budget-friendly chains to some of the world’s most expensive brands, such as Prada, Max Mara and Louis Vuitton. The area therefore caters to any and every tourist.

Strøget is a nickname which originated in the 1800s, being formerly known as Routen. It was not until 1962 that the area was transformed into a pedestrian street ideal for tourists to peruse.

The Little Mermaid

A great tourist attraction in Denmark, Hans Christian Andersen crafted a fairy tale about her, Disney then made a film, and in Copenhagen there is a statue in her honour. This year however, The Little Mermaid will be transferred to Shanghai for the World Expo. Even though this is the case, tourists can still see the original copy of The Little Mermaid in Tivoli Gardens, and a Chinese art installation will take the statue’s place at the waterfront.

Church of Our Saviour

It is a baroque church in Copenhagen, Denmark, most famous for its corkscrew spire with an external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, offering extensive views over central Copenhagen. It is also noted for its carillon, which is the largest in northern Europe and plays melodies every hour from 8 am to midnight.

Kanalrundfart" - A Canal Boat Tour

Seeing Copenhagen Denmark from the water front is one of the best ways to experience the city. You can get to all the most important points in the old town centre by boat, but unlike Venice - here you can get off and take your car or hop on a rickshaw the rest of the way. In the main harbour canal you overlook the entire harbour area. You can see all the various kinds of buildings - some centuries old and some brand new from this year.

Apart from the above mentioned places, there are numerous other interesting sites to visit in Copenhagen.

Sarah is an article writer whose major area of focus is travel where she shares lots of travel information. In this article she is sharing information regarding various sights to see in Copenhagen. To enjoy your Copenhagen City Breaks please visit www.mycopenhagen.co.uk.

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