About Copenhagen

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Copenhagen is Denmark's capital with an urban population of about 1.2 million people and is a major center for science, medicine and business. 

One of the medical highlights in the city is the Medical Museion, which is a combined museum and research unit at the University of Copenhagen. The museum has one of the biggest and richest historical collections of medical artefacts in Europe. The collections contain between 150,000 and 250,000 items as well as a large image bank, document archive and historical book collection.

Copenhagen has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest – and most of them are within walking distance. The three most famous attractions in the city are most likely the more than 100-year old amusement park Tivoli Gardens, the statue of The Little Mermaid, and the freetown of Christiania. But Copenhagen has a lot more to offer. With a history that dates back to 1043 the city is full of historic landmarks, significant buildings and interesting sights and museums. Be sure to visit Amalienborg Palace – home to the royal family – and walk down the shopping street Strøget.

Here are some of the delightful attractions Copenhagen has to offer: 

 
 
Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen is a must for all visitors to the city, young and old. Tivoli is located just a few minutes walk from City Hall, and with the Copenhagen Central Station as ...

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At Langelinje Pier you will find one of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. 23 August 2013 she turned 100 years old. Unveiled on 23 August 1913, The Lit...

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Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, north of Copenhagen, is one of northern Europe's finest Renaissance castles. It is located at the entrance to Øresund and was built in 1574-1585. Kronborg Castle is proba...

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Christiansborg Palace, located on the tiny island of Slotsholmen, contains the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State. Parts of the palace are used by the Royal F...

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Freetown Christiania 
Ready for something different? Then head out to freetown Christiania in the district of Christianshavn. The freetown Christiania was founded in 1971 by a group of hippies who developed their own se...

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Especially during summer Nyhavn is the perfect place to end a long day. Have dinner at one of the cosy restaurants or do like the locals and buy a beer from a nearby store and rest your feet at the qu...

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Copenhagen's largest shopping area is centered around Strøget in the heart of the city. Strøget is one of Europe's longest pedestrian streets with a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly chains to so...

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Amalienborg is considered one of the greatest works of Danish Rococco architecture and was constructed in the 1700's.Amalienborg is made up of four identical buildings - Christian VII’s Palace (also k...

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Just north of Copenhagen you will find Dyrehavsbakken - in short Bakken - which is the world's oldest amusement park. The 431-year-old amusement park is located in the lush woodlands of Jægersborg Dy...

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Elephants, hippos, lions, monkeys and polar bears. A visit to Copenhagen's Zoo in the Frederiksberg area is always a wild and exciting experience. Copenhagen Zoo houses over 3,000 animals, which toge...

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National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet is Northern Europe's largest aquarium and offers a unique experience for children and adults. National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet has water on all side...

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Denmark's National Museum in Copenhagen has exhibitions from the Stone Age, the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Modern Danish History. The National Museum is located in The Prince’s ...

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The beautiful museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, is located 40 kilometres north of Copenhagen and it has gained a reputation as a museum in touch with the zeitgeist of the contemporary art world....

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The 17th century tower and observatory Rundetaarn, or the round tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. When Christian IV built the tower, Denmark was quite famous for its astronomic...

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SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst) is Denmark’s largest art museum, featuring outstanding collections of Danish and international a...

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For further information on the city and its attractions, please refer to the tourist center's website: Wonderful Copenhagen http://www.visitcopenhagen.com​​

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