Copenhagen, the capital city of Demark, is situated on the island of Zeeland. The metropolis is a very important location and it is regarded as being the economic and cultural centre. The city is not only the seat of the Danish parliament but also the residence for the royal Head of State. The city will captivate you with its many tourist attractions such as the world-famous Tivoli Gardens with its green spaces and clean port in which even bathing is permitted.
Copenhagen international airport is situated approx. 8km away from the city centre. German, Swiss and Austrian connections fly to the airport. From the airport you can travel to the city centre with the regional train to the main railway station (duration approx. ¼ hour).
Copenhagen main railway station is a destination of the ICE connections from Hamburg and there is an IC connection from Flensburg.
The city of Copenhagen is divided into 15 urban districts. As a result, the city of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen municipality and the metropolitan area of Copenhagen have to be very precisely separated. The district of Orestad is the most recent in Copenhagen. Here it is very clear that new living space had to be developed fast due to the population growth in Copenhagen and it is continually developing. The residents of Orestad are offered everything: various jobs, a university and just enough living space. The population derives from all classes and age groups.
The district of Osterbro is the district with the most inhabitants in Copenhagen. It is located directly in front of Copenhagen city centre and, with three other districts, it almost forms a ring around the city centre. When translated, the name of the district means „East Gate“. It is deemed to be one of the wealthiest districts in Copenhagen and it is home to various architectural monuments of the city´s history.
There are many tourist attractions in the whole metropolitan area. You should definitely pay a visit to the landmark of Copenhagen. The statue of the little mermaid is located at the harbour in Copenhagen. The bronze figure is around 1,25 meters in height and it is one of the smallest landmarks in the world. It is the fairy-tale figure that was adapted by the Danish poet, Hans Christian Andersen, it was one of his most famous fairy-tales.
The Christiansborg Castle is also something that cannot be missed on a trip to Copenhagen. After the statue of the little mermaid, it is the most widely visited tourist attraction in Copenhagen. The contemporary building was created at the start of the 20th Century. Previously, in this place, there were several magnificent buildings, such as Copenhagen Castle from the 12th Century. Christiansborg Castle which is located at Castle Island, unites the three powers of Denmark under one roof. This is unique on a world-wide scale.
The Tivoli Gardens is world-famous. It is an amusement park and it first opened its doors in 1843. The Tivoli Gardens is located directly in the city-centre, just a stone´s throw away from the main railway station and it is not only popular amongst children. You will find 23 fairground rides and several dining facilities on-site. The park is open between mid-April until the end of September and a Christmas market takes place during the winter season, during which time the fairground rides are also open.
In 1996, Copenhagen was the European City of Culture. Several theatre buildings and museums can be found in his part of the city. The royal theatre has space for more than 1,500 spectators. It looks back at a history going back to the year 1748 which is when the establishment was founded. The building dates back to the year 1874. An additional building was opened in the year 2005 for the royal theatre. The modern opera buildings is situated on the Holmen Island.
The Danish National Museum provides you with an insight into the cultural history of the country. Here you can learn about how Denmark developed from the Stone Age until the contemporary period. All of the exhibitions also demonstrate the international context for the country. The main location of the Danish national museum is in the Prince´s Mansion. In addition, there are other exhibition venues where different topics are interpreted. The Froslev detention camp is part of this. Today, there is an exhibition in one part of the former prison camp whose theme is the resistance during the Second World War.
With respect to gastronomy, Denmark and particularly Copenhagen, have done a thing or two in the last few years. It is no longer merely hot dogs and Smorrebrod that are sold and eaten here. Today in Copenhagen is now also the second best restaurant in the world, Noma, and it was award-winning during the years 2010, 2011, 2013 und 2014. If you want to eat here then you ought to reserve your table well in advance, the waiting times often amount to several months. The price category is high but you will be served award-winning food in return.
The Café Sommersko in the old town is particularly popular during the summer months. The former café was the first of its kind in Copenhagen given that it combined the bar, restaurant and bistro all under one roof. Many localities replicated this. The menu is still traditional and it offers salads, burger and also fillet of beef for the equivalent of 33,00 euros.