Copenhagen in Denmark is one of the oldest European cities. It combines the heritage of centuries and modern rhythm, Scandinavian charm and the magical world of Andersen's fairy tales.
Copenhagen lies on the islands Zealand, Slotsholmen and Amager in the Oresund Strait, connecting the North and Baltic sea. The name of the Danish capital is translated as "harbour of merchants" and it was founded on the site of a small village Havn, which, in 1167 Bishop Absalon turned into a fortified city, and the king Eric of Pomerania made his residence in 1433. Today, Copenhagen has preserved its historical image, magnificent architecture, rich cultural heritage and a special atmosphere.
The capital of Denmark has an impressive variety of opportunities for recreation and entertainment. There is a symbol of Copenhagen, the famous bronze statue of the little Mermaid at the entrance to the harbour. It was created in 1913 by the sculptor Edvard Erikson on the order of Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of the famous Carlsberg brewery. Another landmark of the city is the magnificent Palace complex Amalienborg built in Rococo style and 1794, the seat of the Danish kings. Christiansborg castle of the XII century was also a Royal Palace and today it houses the Danish Parliament.
There is a Grand Renaissance building of the Copenhagen stock exchange with a 56-metre spire on the island of Slotsholmen. The 105-meter high building of the town Hall is in the heart of the city. The University complex includes the Round tower of the XVII century with an Observatory and a viewing platform at the height of 36 m.
There are many famous churches in Copenhagen. The majestic Lutheran Church of Frederick, or Marble Church, which was built about 150 years ago, or the Grundtvigs Church, impressing by its eclectic style of expressionism are among them.
The Danish capital is famous for its huge number of museums: the State Museum of Art, the National Museum, the Royal Danish Naval Museum, the Glyptotheca Nude Carlsberg, the Museum of the famous Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen. It is also interesting to visit the Guinness world of records Museum, The Louis Tussauds Wax Museum and the Museum of the brewery "Old Carlsberg".
The guests will get special emotions while their promenade along the New Harbour with its colorful houses of the XVII century.
Theater-goers can watch performances in the New Drama theatre and the National Opera.
There are many different restaurants in the Copenhagen: from small cozy cafes to the chic restaurants Noma and Geranium.
In summer, you can relax on beaches of Copenhagen, such as the beach Amager; and to ride bicycle along cycle lanes, which are more than 400 km
There are many site for families with children, as the park Bakken, the park Tivoli, the Museum Experimentarium, the aquarium “Blue planet”.