COPENHAGEN – AN OLD COMMERCIAL PORT
ATTRACTIONS OF COPENHAGEN
In the latter part of the century. XVII and early sec. XVIII, the aristocrats of Copenhagen were among the richest in Europe, and the Danish commercial companies owned colonial agencies around the world. Many historic monuments in Copenhagen date back to this period.
- Danish name: Kobenhavn
- Country: Denmark
- Region: Hovedstaden
- Surface: 88,25 sq. Km
- Population: 510,000 inhabitants
- Founded: 1167
FOUR PALACES IN COPENHAGEN
Besides the Royal Palace of Christiansborg, the city also owns the Charlottenborg Palace, which has been hosting for over 200 years the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, where many exhibitions are organized.
Then there is Amalienborg – a royal residence dating from the middle of the century. XVIII and the monarch and courtyard until today.
In the Royal Park you can admire the Renaissance Palace Rosenborg – the summer residence of King Christian IV, with three imposing towers. Today, the building has a museum dedicated to the royal dynasty.
IN PARKS AND GARDENS
Between the citadel’s ditch and the harbor, Langeline is Copenhagen’s most popular boulevard. Along the city dike there are many parks. In the botanical gardens you can visit: the impressive palm-tree hall, the orangery and the Museum of
STONES AND MINERALS.
Not far away, there was an astronomical observer. Yet nothing can compete with the popularity of the Tivoli Amusement Park, located in another part of the city.
Founded in 1843, it is visited by 4 million people a year. The famous Carlsberg beer factory can be visited. The excursion begins with a collection of 70,000 beers from around the world.
Then, visitors learn about the history of Danish beers and various techniques used to make beer. Eventually, they have the chance to taste some of the most exotic beer brands.
THE LEGENDARY GODDESS GEFION IN COPENHAGEN
Thus the goddess transformed his four sons into oxen and during the night he showed much of the kingdom, which he later cast into an island. The crevice thus created was filled with water, leading to the formation of Lake Wener, which resembles the shape with Zealand.
Did you know?
At the entrance to Churchill, there was the impressive Gefion Fountain (1908), which refers to the legend of the creation of the largest Danish island, Zealand. It is said that Gefion, an intelligent goddess, had to obtain a land for her father, god Odin.
Swedish King Gylfi promised to give him both land as he could one day and night.
PLACES TO VISIT
- Copehanaga is the capital and largest city in Denmark. Located in the Oresund Strait, separating Denmark from Sweden and linking the Baltic Sea to the North Sea, it occupies a coastal depression area and part of the island of Amager, crossed by numerous canals.
- The city is the cultural and academic center of Denmark. Here you can listen to jazz concerts in the park, you can have a coffee in the church and visit museums of great interest.
- Christianborg, a royal palace built in the early centuries. XX on the ruins of a fortress, now the seat of parliament and the Danish government.
- Rundetarn, a century-old tower. XVII, sometime astronomical observer, now observation point.
- Borsen, a scholarship building from the 19th century. XVII with a tower that has four pegs twisted by dragons.
- Grundtvigs Kirke (1920-1940), a huge church of yellow brick.
- Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, a gallery founded in 1897 by Carlsberg, with an ancient art exhibition and a winter garden with a collection of sculptures and impressive collections.
- The Church of the Savior (Vor Frelser Kirke) in the second part of the century. XVII, with 400 spiral stairways to the tower, from where you can admire the glorious panorama of the city.
- Numerous museums. Dedicated to the writer Bertel Thorvaldsen, writer Karen Blixen and Guinness World Records.