Thursday, May 14, 2009


Capital of the Kingdom of Denmark is situated on the eastern shores of Sjaellanda, opposite the south of Sweden,at the entrance to the Oresund strait, which links the Baltic and North Sea.Due to its history, appearance and charm, and above all good and busy tourist organizations, Copenhagen an attractive metropolis for all curious travelers.Although Copenhagen at first sight is not some exotic tourist destination, proposals to visit this city can be found everywhere.

 City of low growth 
If you're arriving by plane,and you have a luck that time is not foggy,immediately just before landing you will have the opportunity to see the outline of Copenhagen.From the aircraft to see the good and the great bridge witch connects Denmark with Sweden.Capital of Denmark is not in the continent, or on the peninsula of Jylland as most of this country,buton the island Scaland.In the inner city area,the surface of
Square kilometers live about 500.000 inhabitants. However, in the broader area of the capital city lives even 1.2 million residents. From increases church towers can be seen the only occasional  skyscraper.

From fishing village to the city metro
In the 12 century,the site of today's Copenhagen it stood fishing village called Havn.At that times
Location churches and kings been a nearby town Roskilde. Havn would still be hamlet to that time not ruled pirates,so and the king Valdemar 1167 year, he sent his brother, bishop Absalona to solve these problem. Strategic positions for Havn the Oresund strait, Absalon was chosen precisely Havn to the place where will
strong fortress.It was a crucial moment for the emergence of today's capital
city of Denmark.

Location crowned head
Great charm Copenhagen gives his royal past. Witnesses of this time can be seen that royal Era not completed. Queen Margarita, along with the prince Frederik and princess Mary and now resides in a place in the center.Probably is the most beautiful Renaissance castle Rosneborg Slot.To Rosneborg Slot comes from the center through beautiful Konges Have a park, or through the royal gardens.Maintained the midst of greenery,there is the castle from a fairy tale,
whose twin towers above the trees in the park.Castle Rosenborg Slot are
built by the king Kristian IV. In 17 the Century later the king Frederik, castle R.S. turned in landfill family heritage and built a new residence.

Numerous museums for rainy day
That most royal construction no more has tenants,part of them is converted into museum.So today Rosenborg slot is the Museum of the king's jewels,which the queen still used in solemn conditions.Copenhage is an ideal place for the people who like to see the museums. Even have a day of the week (Wednesdays)
when a tour of the Museums for free.From the museum, which is certainly worth a visit is Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.Clean galleries Glyptotek may contain archaeological treasures and ethnological from , Egyptian, Greek and Roman periods. Have the chance to see Pompey, Emperor Augustus, Ramses and Achilles. Glyptotek gives a special charm to the winter garden with a pleasant warm climate and tropical plants.You ca also look at collection and trade of furniture for interior,by which the design, especially well-known Danes. The most cost design names such as Arnie Jacobsen, Hans Wegner and Poul Heningsen and Poul Heningsen.

 Free city bikes
On bicycles in Copenhagen, all riding free bicycles.On bikes are often elegantly dressed men, finely made up of Miss,
who work as secretaries but also owners of the company.Most city streets have to bike paths.So the city became safer and more pleasant place to live.According to official data every third Dane will go on to work with the bicycle. In many places to be found a very
 red,green,white or blue bicycle which
one it can use who wants.Related for the chain stand and inserting 20 kroner to get a bicycle ride.Everything works like a supermarket-Once the job is finished just look at some of the stands to collect yours coins.This project was started 1995 years,when it was open to traffic more than 1000 bikes.Goal of this project to resolve urban issues faced by large cities.Thus reduce air pollution, traffic jams and lack of space for parking.

Longest pedestrian street in Europe
Some parts of the city of Copenhagen you can arrive only by foot.The main pedestrian street in Copenhagen is called Stroget.This street begins on square Radhudspladsen and finished on the nice square
Kongens Nytrov.Interrupted by several major streets and small squares.This street was the main pool and a commercial zone with luxurious its boutiques, restaurants and other workshops, where you can fast and easy spend lots of money.Only one walk streets
reveals people who are engaged in various activities: you can see Walking advertisements in Viking caps with horns that promoting small goods. In the same time on little square gather viewers to international competition in the masters of making coffee.And also from somewhere you can hear music,street musicians who play from rock to classical music.Street Sroge has a competitor
but not by length but by the exclusivity.The Nyhavn canal, once the merchant ships to dock.Today, the homes of poor port workers, learned the owners of cafes and restaurants. To the café with terraces with a view
on the colorful buildings and on the channel in which the slightly rocking sailing boats.

city of North charms
Copenhagen is not romantic as Paris, it does have style like Vienna, no pedantry like Berlin. He exudes careless Scandinavian row.Economic standard is extremely high.At main railway in the city center,begins street of foreigners. Tourist has mostly in the city center.

social experiment

On the island Christianhavn,not far from the old city core,you can find a very special block. This block announces colorful graffiti and big wooden inscription et the entrance.That is Christiana, block of street without luxury. There live a lot of people who abandoned the classic way of life. Christiana is formed 1971 immigration.There live a lot of alternative oriented young people. They named this block "Free city Christiana". They did not pay any rent, taks and other civilization rents ,they also practiced Communism,hippo and others rebellious movements. What is most bothered the authorities, it was a free sale of hashish at street stands. On other hands,hard drugs were not permitted.

Graffit of Christiana............

Art and beer
Copenhagen is one of the cities, who considered themselves City of Beer. Carlsberg Brewery is strongly influenced on the economic development of the city but also unexpectedly on cultural development. Jacob Christian Jacobsen 1847 founded the brewery and named the son of Carl. The production of beer led the research approach. Jacob Christian Jacobsen also likes art. His collection Classical Art, with the help of his son Carl, turned into Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Moreover, members of family Jacobsen were patronsmany other cultural activities, especially in the restoration of castles and churches.

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