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Denmark is a monarchy, whose monarch lives at Amalienborg Castle.
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Copenhagen, or Kobenhavn to give it its Danish name, was a
fishing village until Bishop Absalon secured it in 1167.
In 1443, the city was chosen as the capital of Denmark, and it remains
Although it withstood a siege by the Swedes in 1658-1659, Copenhagen
suffered great damage and the Danish navy was destroyed, by the British fleet during the
Napoleonic wars, in 1801 and 1807.
Hans Christian Andersen made Copenhagen his home. To honour him,
Copenhagen erected a bronze statue of the Little Mermaid at the harbour's entrance, in
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The main part of Copenhagen is on the eastern coast of Sjaelland
The main pedestrian street is Stroget, about 1,080 meters long.
The Royal Palace - Amalienborg - is northeast of the main square,
Kongen Nytorv, while the government buildings are mainly to the south (at Christiansborg,
home of the parliament, and in surrounding buildings of Holmen, which contain most
Royal Copenhagen is also known for its fine porcelain.
Most visitors to Copenhagen head for the Tivoli Gardens. More than
just a large flower garden, there are cafes, restaurants, open-air theatres, and an
You will probably want to take a tour of the Carlsberg Brewery, to see
how they make the famous Danish beverage.
Why not view the old city from the 300 year-old Round Tower.
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A canal tour, leaving from Nyhavn is a good way to view the city of
Copenhagen, and see the famous statue of the Little Mermaid from the water.
A tour of Rosenborg castle (and the surrounding Royal Gardens)
explores Royal history and the crown jewels. One can also tour the Amalienborg palace
(home of the Royal family) as well as Christiansborg (both for the parliament, the royal
reception rooms, and the remnants of Bishop Absalon's original castle, which lay beneath
the current structure.
It should also be noted that Roskilde Domkirke (where most Danish
kings and queens are buried) and Kronborg (the castle in Helsingor (Elsinore), made famous
by Shakepeare's Hamlet) are listed as World Heritage sites by UNESCO.
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The National Museum portrays the history of the Danes.
Fine art museums include the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and the Royal
Museum of Fine Art.
The Vikingship Museum, and the Cathedral where the Danish Kings and
Queens are buried, are half an hour away from Copenhagen, in Roskilde.
Legoland is on Jutland.
An hour away from Copenhagen, you can visit the Kronborg, and
And of course, Sweden is only a short train
ride away from Copenhagen airport.
This cliff-island in the Baltic has Denmarks two biggest waterfalls and one of the
countrys highest hills.
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