If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous,

beautiful, elderly, but with a flair. A human being that

has certain propensities for quarrelling,

filled with imagination and with appetite for the new

and with respect for the old –

somebody who takes good care of things and of people.

Connie Nielsen

 

 

 

       

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark, which is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries. The Kingdom itself is one of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world. That is why its capital has absorbed the best of everything.

In Copenhagen everyone has a chance to choose his own pleasures. For example, here is located one of the world’s oldest amusement parks called “Tivoli Gardens”. It offers not only rides, but also games, musicals, ballet, and major concerts.

It is therefore not surprising that Tivoli Gardens inspired Hans Christian Andersen to write one of his fairytales, Nightingale. However, the character of another story was destined to become the symbol ofCopenhagen. The bronze statue of the Little Mermaid has been a major tourist attraction since its unveiling in 1913. The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade.

 

Noteworthy, it is located close to another historical landmark. Namely, the best-preserved fortresses in Northern

Europe is within walking distance to the Little Mermaid. Although Kastellet was built in the 17th century, it is still an active military area that belongs to the Danish Defence Ministry.

Also the same period of time is also associated with Rosenborg Castle. It was used by Danish regents as a royal residence until around 1710. Nowadays this monument of architecture is open to the public for tours and houses a museum exhibiting the Royal Collections, artifacts spanning a breadth of royal Danish culture, from the late 16th century of Christian IV to the 19th century.

Back from the excursions, you can savour the delicious traditional cusine, sitting at an outdoor table at a cafe on the quayside of the Nyhavn canal. It is not only the best spot to hang out in the sun or go for a canal tour, but also a historical landmark too. The northern side of Nyhavnis lined by brightly coloured townhouses built with wood, bricks, and plaster. The oldest house, at No. 9, dates from 1681. Between 1845 and 1864, Hans Christian Andersen lived at No. 67, where a memorial plaque now stands.

And that is the beauty of Copenhagen. This city combines not only the best traditions of a recreation facility and modern entertainments, butalso represent the most faithful reminder of culture and history of our ancestors.

       

15/12/2018

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