Feel like or want to:
- See Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping street;
- A little mermaid born in 1913 that has attracted over a million visitors a year; or for some
- Mouth-watering restaurants and lively bars?
If the answer is Yes, then this Danish capital, i.e. Copenhagen, has special charm waiting for you to explore. In fact, some said that we should visit this city at least once in our lifetime. Not only the above tourist attractions, Denmark also have the world’s oldest monarchy, in addition to that the royal family also lives in the middle of the city at the Amalienborg Palace. I wouldn’t be surprised if you tell me that you see the Queen out and about.
Undoubtedly, a sense of history is everywhere as we stroll through cobbled squares and narrow streets lined with old buildings. Before you could find the vast City Hall Square constructed in some romantic styles, bounded on one side you will come across the renowned Tivoli Gardens with Stroget (the straight), Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping street. Walk down the broad Stroget, there is Gammel Square, with an exquisite bronze fountain erected in 1608. Feel tired, then take a break at an open-air cafe in Grabrodre Square, which is in the heart of this trendy shopping area.
You may agree with me that there are excellent green parks in Copenhagen, and the Tivoli pleasure gardens offer all sorts of entertaining experiences, some said this is good especially for those who like roller coasters. How about the little mermaid? You may want to know that the Little Mermaid was sculpted by Edward Eriksen in 1913. For your info, this Little Mermaid has attracted over a million visitors a year. Also, there are quite a number of Denmark’s cricket clubs are in Copenhagen.
For those who favor nice foods, then visit the New Harbour (Nyhavn, built in the 17th century) which is a picturesque waterside area, with mouth-watering restaurants and lively bars. You may want to know that Danish fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen lived there for some years. You may want to know that New Harbour can be served as a starting point for some water tours that will give you a wonderfully different view of Copenhagen.
Aside the above, you may not want to miss the following interesting places, events and places of interest:
- There are free entertainment in the late afternoon and evening on the Stroget, whereby a variety of street performers will come out to play on the Stroget.
- Rosenborg Castle, located in the centre of Copenhagen, is a grand summerhouse containing the Danish royal collections, including the beautiful crown jewels.
- Gefion Fountain, is Copenhagen’s largest monument showing the goddess Gefion ploughing with four oxen, which has become a wishing well to many who visited Copenhagen.
- Oresund Bridge, this spectacular was opened in 2000 and connecting Copenhagen to Malmo in Sweden.
- The Church of our Saviour in Christian’s Harbour, is with an extraordinary golden staircase winding up the outside of the spire.
When is the best time to go to Copenhagen of Denmark?
I would suggest you to explore Copenhagen in summer, when the weather is pleasant and evenings are light and long.