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Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is one of the oldest cities in Scandinavia but also one of its most modern and cosmopolitan. Much of this is due to its history of being a university city and port of call for trade. It has excellent nightlife, culture and shopping plus a unique balance of culture that mixes the classical with the modern and experimental side by side. Copenhagen is exceptionally beautiful yet has a very intimate feel and it acts as the geographical and cultural link between Scandinavia and Europe.
Indre By or the Medieval City is Copenhagen's historical centre with great shopping, narrow alleys, historic buildings and many churches. One of the most distinctive parts of the city is Frederiksstaden. The district is home to the Amalienborg Palace along with many rococo mansions dating back to the 18th century. The inner city includes Christianshavn, Christiansborg and Slotsholmen.
Vesterbro is a recently developed, trendy district with many bars and cafes. The northern suburbs include many unique attractions like the Mill River, the world's oldest and still operational amusement park and the largest open air museum in the world, Frilandsmuseet.
Copenhagen has many world class museums. The National Museum is the country's largest cultural and archaeology history museum. The National Gallery includes collections from the 12th century and is regarded as one of the best in Denmark.
The city's cuisine is regarded as one of the best in the world. Copenhagen has a large number of ethnic, international and Danish restaurants. Copenhagen has many Michelin Star restaurants and is recognized as a leading gourmet destination today. It has more bars and restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world. The nightclubs in the city stay open till 6AM or even longer. Nightlife in the city is centred on the inner city, Frederiksberg, Sankt Hans Torv, Vesterbro, Enghave Plads and Istedgade.
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holidays - Top Places To Go
|1. Tivoli Gardens
|What is it? Copenhagen's world-renowned Tivoli Gardens
are ever so much more than just a central city park. The relatively
small area in the heart of the city is actually one of the world's
most thrilling entertainment complexes, drawing about three million
visitors during its five-month summer open season each year. Tivoli
dates back to 1843 when Copenhagen was still a fortified city
surrounded by tall ramparts and a deep moat. Today the Tivoli Lake
is all that remains of the moat, which now reflects the incredible
trademark fireworks displays that light the sky over the gardens
twice a week. Tivoli is split in two, one section housing the
beautiful miniature gardens where more than 100,000 flowers bloom,
and the other the theme park with game arcades and thrill rides.
Tivoli also boasts a concert hall and open-air stages where dozens
of concerts, pantomimes and circus shows, many of them free, are
offered during the season.
Hours of Operation: Open daily at 11am; closing times vary according to
season, but usually between 11pm and 12.30am. See website for
|2. Historical Museums
The Copenhagen City Museum: Vesterbrogade 59; The National
Museum: Ny Vestergade 10; Open Air Museum: Kongevejen 100
|What is it? The rich history of Denmark, from Viking days
through to the Second World War resistance movement, is
encapsulated in fascinating collections of artefacts housed in a
series of museums in and around Copenhagen. The Prince's Palace in
the city centre houses the National Museum (www.natmus.dk) covering Danish
history in general and a collection of international antiquities.
The open air museum a few miles north of the city makes for a
fascinating excursion with its 100 or so buildings, most relocated
from elsewhere in the country, set out to illustrate what life was
like in rural Denmark in days of yore. Visitors can get up to date
on the history of the city itself in the Copenhagen City Museum
(www.bymuseum.dk), housed in the Royal Shooting
Society's palace dating from 1787.
Hours of Operation: Copenhagen City Museum: Daily except Tuesdays 10am to
4pm (May to September), until 9pm on Wednesdays; 1pm to 4pm
(October to April). National Museum: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.
Open Air Museum: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm (3 April and 30
September). Rest of the year Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm (until
9pm on Thursdays throughout July)
Phone:Open Air Museum and National Museum: 33 134 411.
Copenhagen City Museum: 33 210 772
|3. Art Galleries
Museum of Decorative Arts: Bredgade 68. Louisiana Museum
of Modern Art: Gl. Strandvej 13, Humlebæk. National Gallery:
Sølvgade 48-50. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: Dantes Plads
|What is it? Copenhagen is a city with a proud heritage of
art and design, well showcased in numerous museums and galleries as
well as architecture. Among the most renowned collections are those
housed in the popular Museum of Decorative Arts (traces the history
of Danish design www.kunstindustrimuseet.dk),
the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (featuring world famous artists
National Gallery (more than 8,000 works dating from the 13th
century to modern times www.smk.dk/smk.nsf/docs/splash)
and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (antiquities, French impressionists
and contemporary Danish art www.glyptoteket.dk).
Hours of Operation: Museum of Decorative Arts: Tuesday to Sunday 12pm to
4pm, Wednesdays until 6pm (2 September-30 June). Louisiana Museum
of Modern Art: Daily 10am to 5pm, until 10pm on Wednesdays.
National Gallery: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm, until 8pm on
Wednesdays. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek: Tuesday to Sunday 10am to
Phone:Museum of Decorative Arts: Tel: 3318 5656; Louisiana
Museum of Modern Art: 4919 0719; National Gallery: 3374 8494; Ny
Carlsberg Glyptotek: 3341 8141
holidays - Top Events
|1. Roskilde Festival
|What is it? The hot and happening Roskilde Festival is
one of Europe's greatest rock music feasts, featuring top
international and local artists in a packed and varied programme.
Names like Fat Boy Slim and Avril Levigne top the bill in a series
of concerts across six stages that are complemented with numerous
allied events and activities.
Where is it? 22 miles (35km) from Copenhagen
|2. Cultural Harbour Festival
|What is it? Copenhagen's harbour comes alive with the
annual cultural festival, four days crammed with dance, music,
theatre, art and sports events both on the sea and
ashore. Events include regattas,
trampoline-diving, evening concerts by the water, workshops for
children, a triathlon and much more.
Where is it? The main area for the Cultural Harbour festival is the
Harbour Park at Islands Brygge; also Havneholmen and Kalvebod
|3. Tivoli Christmas Market
|What is it? Copenhagen's magical amusement park, Tivoli,
is not just a summer fun venue. For the past decade the park has
opened for the Christmas season in an extremely festive guise to
provide an unforgettable yuletide experience for hundreds of
thousands of visitors, young and old. Not only are many of the
park's famous rides open for business during the Christmas fun run,
but there are the added attractions of thousands of fragrant
Christmas trees, miles of fir garlands, candles and electric
lights, a skating rink, elves everywhere, Santa Claus of course,
and four Christmas market 'villages' where shoppers can find an
array of presents in Nordic Village, Alp Village, Forest Troll Town
or Old England. Several musical and theatrical productions are
offered in the Park's indoor entertainment venues and restaurants
serve up traditional Christmas fare.
Where is it? Main entrance to Tivoli is at 3 Vesterbrogade