Explore the fascinating city of Copenhagen, Denmark
Though constantly developing and advancing, Copenhagen is a city with an appreciation for its rich history. Situated on the coast between the North and Baltic Seas, the city has seen many foreigners over the years. Copenhagen was founded in 1167 and went through two main 'golden ages' when it comes to development. The first was in the 1600s and the second was in the 1800s. The city was involved in a few conflicts until it at last decided that they should put down their weapons and focus more on building developing a civilized and sensible society.
Due to its position on the coast, Copenhagen is sometimes called the 'Gateway to the Baltic'. It reaps rich rewards from the oil trade and this has hugely impacted the lives of those living there. Most of the traffic in the city is foot traffic. The standard of living is high and there is a never ending variety of shops, café's and restaurants. The Stroeget is a wonderful shopping Zone that is nearly a mile long. There is also a very busy waterfront where you could spend some enjoyable leisure time. No matter where you go you should be able to enjoy the very good local beer and cuisine whenever you dine.
One of Copenhagen's more distinct features is that even though it is well developed and progressive, it maintains its 'old world' charm. In amongst the shops and other modern delights, you will find an impressive variety of old buildings and historical attractions. The Rosenborg Palace, for example, is a 17th century royal dwelling which currently houses the Danish Crown Jewels as well as other royal heirlooms which date back to the year 1500. The Amalienborg Palace is the current royal residence and you can see the changing of the guard every day at noon. Copenhagen was once home to the famous storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. You can spend some time at the Nyhavn canal district which was his first home in this pretty city. In the same area you will find the adorable statue of The Little Mermaid. There are also a number of beautiful green gardens and parks which can be enjoyed, such as the Botanisk Have (Botanical Gardens) which stretches across 25 acres of land.
Whether you are traveling by foot, bike, bus or tram, you will find that there are hundreds of sights worth seeing. It might be a good idea to go on an organized tour. You can see museums, sculptures, fountains and old buildings. The Tivoli Gardens is also a great place to spend time. It has a magical atmosphere and is entertaining for young and old alike. Copenhagen also has a great Jazz following which is often displayed in open air theaters and in bars and restaurants. Come to Copenhagen and experience it all for yourself.