Copenhagen is a Vibrant City

By: Douglas Scott

Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and the countries largest city. The seat of the national parliament, the government, and the monarchy. The original designation for the city, from which the contemporary Danish name is derived, was merchants harbour. The English name for the city is derived from its German name, Kopenhagen. The element hafnium is named after the cities Latin name, Hafnia. It is a vibrant, modern city with a long and fascinating history, having been the capital of Denmark for close on 600 years and home to the oldest resident monarchy in the world.

Copenhagen is a vibrant, modern city whose fascinating past coexists with the very latest trends in architecture, design and fashion. This is a city that presents its myriad attractions against a waterside backdrop that helps make it of one of the most beautiful cities in northern Europe.

A major attraction in Copenhagen is the Copenhagen Tivoli Gardens located in the centre of the city. This unique amusement park, established in 1843, offers a fine mix of wild rides, games, restaurants and entertainment suitable for all ages and occasion.
Tivoli Gardens is usually top of everyones list of places to visit. It is a beautiful, romantic park with a wealth of high class restaurants and stages for music and theatre, most of it free for visitors, and an amusement park. Lanterns in the trees and bushes create a unique ambience.

Several of Copenhagens museums enjoy a deserved international reputation for their rich collections and inventive temporary exhibitions. The biggest museum is Nationalmuseet, but there are plenty more specialised museums such as the jhusmuseet and Teater Museet.

Copenhagen has a thriving theatrical scene, centred around the Royal Theatre on Kongens Nytorv, where, uniquely, world class ballet, opera and theatre companies coexist, but the theatrical scene also embraces everything from live comedy to musicals.

The night life is rich and varied and, as you would expect from this most hospitable of cities, very welcoming. Whether your taste is for cosy bars and cafes, or live music and cutting edge clubs, Copenhagen has a place to suit your taste.

For decades Vesterbro had a reputation for being the roughest neighbourhood in town, but it has enjoyed a certain coming of age with Copenhagens avant garde over the past decade. Today, Vesterbro is a cosmopolitan district, with halal butcher shops and organic grocers sharing space with trendy design shops and kindergartens.

Copenhagen Airport Kastrup is the Nordic airport with the most international flights. A number of low cost airlines operate cheap flights to Copenhagen Airport.

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