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  Welcome to Copenhagen

  Thursday, June 30, 2016

Copenhagen – The City of The Little Mermaid and Carlsberg

Copenhagen is situated on the east coast of the Zealand Island and Amager island. It is the capital of Denmark, which is also the most populated city in the country. In fact, it is a small city without any skyscrapers, but there’s everything you can wish for. Until 2000, it was possible to cross the bridge from Copenhagen to Malmö, a city in the south of Sweden.
The city was founded in the late Middle Ages, but the country still has a royal family that lives in Amalienborg, which is situated in Copenhagen. It's also one of the oldest royal families in the world. The capital is the right place for a lot of businesses and the government, therefore you can always find people in a rush. The Danes often find the time to enjoy life with a Carlsberg or a coffee latte. You'll notice a lot of people bicycling with all their groceries and their children.
You can visit Copenhagen all year long.

Sightseeing

There are many places to see in Copenhagen. Den lille Havfrue, or The Little Mermaid, was inspired by a fairy tail and it is one of the most popular places to visit. Besides the sculpture you can also visit Tivoli, one the world's oldest amusement park which opened in 1843. The amusement park is only open in spring and summer.
If you want to see the local architecture, you can visit many buildings such as Rosenborg, Rundetårn, Børsen... etc. There are so many things to do in Copenhagen. It's divided in districts and each district has its own history, so you can visit them and experience different atmosphere.

Shopping

There are shops everywhere in Copenhagen, from a local shop to the international brands we know. In the centre of Copenhagen you can find Strøget, which is Europe’s longest pedestrian street. It starts from the City Hall square until Kongens Nytorv. There are plenty of stores in this street and two department stores – Magasin du Nord and Illum. You can also find a lot of good shops in the side streets of Strøget. Nearby Copenhagen you can find many malls like Fields – the largest in Denmark and one of the largest in Scandinavia.

Night-life

Copenhagen has many options for clubbing. You can find most of the bars and clubs on Vestergade, Gothersgade or in the small streets near the two main streets. From Thursday to Saturday, there are many people going out and the city would sparkle with energy. It's also possible to go out during the week. Some of the best clubs are Night Fever, A-bar, Hive, Simons, Sukkerbageren, The Drunken Flamingo and Kulørbar. In Gothersgade you’ll find plenty of bars with free entry.

Languages

The official language is Danish, but almost everyone speaks English and understands Swedish as well as Norwegian. Many people also know a third language like German or French.

Time

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1.

Climate

Copenhagen has an oceanic climate, which means that the weather has a low-pressure system coming from the Atlantic, therefore the condition throughout the year is unstable. In summer there are slightly higher rainfall than in other places, while in December to late April, it can snow and rain with temperatures around the freezing point.

Public transportation

Danish people love using the bike through the city or walking. You can also travel by a Rikshaw or a water taxi. The post popular public transportation is the metro, it can take you to many districts in the city.


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