Things to do in and around Copenhagen

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Below is a list of suggestions of things to do when we come to the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

Things to do in and around Copenhagen

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– Stroget, say it is the longest pedestrian street in the world (2 miles), and unites two of the most beautiful concourses: Radhuspladsen (City Hall Square) and Kongens Nytorv. It is the commercial artery of the city, and always has great animation. In this part, the famous canal Nyhavn (new harbor) is one of those images have been photographed many times on postcards.


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– To the north, the Latin Quarter is always available for a plan until dawn improvised live music, a beer or a street performance. There is the Vor Frue Kirke cathedral, built after the British attack in the space formerly occupied by several churches. Nearby are two places, these are great for walking and drink: Grabrode Kultorvet Torv.

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– North Channel, the Amalienborg Palace is the residence of the royal family since 1974, where they can see the changing of the guard when the queen is inside. Not far away is the Christiansborg Palace on the island of Slotsholmen and Rosenborg Castle, hexagonal floor, defended by bastions. Within minutes we’ll be very close to the harbor and went on to The Little Mermaid. It is the most photographed statue in the world.

The old neighborhood has its limit in the central station, where he began the vibrant Vesterbro, the summum of the night in Copenhagen. Its axis is Vesterbrogade Street. Moreover Istedgade is the most colorful and lively street, hosts live music venues and apartments occupied by young bohemians and artists. Meanwhile, Square Straw Halmtorvet and live under the influence of sophisticated Parisian coffee and restaurant design.

– The Tivoli is the most picturesque of Vesterbro. It also breaks records, since it is the oldest amusement park in the world. Night is the best time to visit, when the lighting gives a sense of his past.

– Another good choice: visit the Christiania district, along the shore and closer to its markets.

– Visitors will have more time enjoy your stay in the capital to visit other places a few miles from Copenhagen. One of the best options is the region of North Zealand. Frederiksborg Slot in Hillerod, is a Renaissance castle that stands on three small islets and is reminiscent of the Chateau de Versailles. The fortress of Kronborg in Elsinore, has always been closely tied to the character of Hamlet, and since its walls can be seen very near the coast of Sweden. Built by Frederick II and Christian IV was a strategic place between Sweden and Denmark which, for centuries, controlled the passage through the Strait of Oresund and now houses an interesting museum.

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– Another alternative is to travel Roskilde, which was the first capital of the country. Its beautiful cathedral contains a mysterious crypt with the sarcophagus of Danish kings, this place has been declared a World Heritage Site. The town is also a great place to get close to the Viking culture, thanks to the Viking Ship Museum, home to 5 «longship» reconstructed and workshops where you create replicas of old methods. Located on the shores of Roskilde Fjord, and we recommend arriving at the museum starting from the cathedral and a pleasant walk through the residential district that separates them.

– Finally, be sure to visit some of Sweden: Malmö is the third largest city of Sweden is very close and can be reached in half an hour taking a train from Copenhagen Central Station. The trip costs no more than 7 euros, and also allows through a fantastic piece of engineering as the Oresund Bridge linking Denmark and Sweden since 2000. This is the second longest bridge in the world, and the pillars that sustain it are the highest buildings in Scandinavia.

See you in Copenhagen!

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