Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, located on the east coast of the island of Zealand facing the Øresund Strait that separates it from Sweden. At its origin the city was a fishing village; founded by the Vikings in the 10th century. Today, the city is the seat of the government, the National Parliament and the Danish monarchy and Christiansborg Castle is home to several institutions. The standard of living is very high. Vesterbro (trendy area), Rosenborg Castle and the Latin Quarter are in the historic center. One of the most famous symbols of the city, the statue of the Little Mermaid, lies to the east, on the coast. There are several bridges and the port of Nyhavn is very picturesque with its colorful wooden houses. It is also a city that promotes cycling with many kilometers of bike paths. Several cruise lines have chosen Copenhagen in their itinerary. To see: Kronborg, Rosemborg, Frederiskborg, among the castles; the Amalienborg Palace, the statue of the Little Mermaid, the Danish Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum, the Tivoli Gardens, the Cathedral of Our Lady, among others.

Tips

If you are taking the public transport, ask about it as you can travel with the same ticket in different areas.

You can also take a ferry to Oslo (Norway) or Swinoujscie (Poland).

If you visit the city in July, you can enjoy the Jazz Festival.