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Copenhagen is a city to look up to for its forward-thinking approach in designing the world’s most livable city. Not only is it a beautiful Scandinavian city that blends old traditions with modern design, Copenhagen is now recognized as the first bike city in the world. With more than 390 kilometers of designated bike lanes, it is truly a biker’s paradise.
Come and be charmed by Copenhagen, Northern Europe’s cosiest capital, packed with cafés, shops and the best restaurants in Scandinavia. From the winding streets of the beautiful old town and grand royal palaces to the city’s cutting-edge buildings and attractions, Copenhagen is the perfect blend of old world and new. Hop on a bike or stroll the city on foot and take in its laid-back atmosphere and effortless sense of style.
Danes are considered helpful, open and tolerant by foreigners and are interested in asking questions about the other’s culture and country. In Denmark, great emphasis is placed on equality and the ideal that everyone is equal and must have the same rights and respect regardless of their social or ethnic background. This tolerant atmosphere makes it easy for a foreigner to settle in, and tolerance is also expected on the part of the visitor. Modesty in conversation and behaviour is also respected. The Danes tend to dislike materialism and displays of individual achievement. You should show appreciation for the Danish love of hospitality and ‘coziness’, and make sure business events also include social activities.
As part of its overall strategy to become a carbon neutral city by 2025, Copenhagen has become the first Scandanavian city to adopt a policy that requires green roofs for all new buildings with roof slopes of less than 30 degrees.
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Amalienborg Palace - The Royal Residence
Amalienborg is the home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It consists of four identical classical palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard; in the centre of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg's founder, King Frederick V.
Amalienborg was originally built for four noble families; however, when Christiansborg Palace burned on 26 February 1794, the royal family bought the palaces and moved in. Over the years various kings and their families have resided in the four different palaces.
Amalienborg is also known for its Royal Guard, called Den Kongelige Livgarde. Every day you can experience the changing of the guards, as they march from their barracks in Gothersgade 100 by Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen and end up at Amalienborg, where the changing of the guard takes place at 12:00 noon. The route varies. There are three types of watches: King's watch, lieutenant watch and palace watch.
A king's watch is when Her Majesty the Queen takes up residence in Christian IX's Palace. This watch is the largest one and the only one with the Danish flag present. Both the king's watch and the lieutenant watch are joined by the music and tambour corps. On special occasions, such as the queen's birthday 16 April, the Royal Guard wears red guard gala and gala flags with the royal coat of arms on them.
It is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on 15 August 1843 and is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg.
Tivoli is the second-most popular seasonal theme park in the world, the most-visited theme park in Scandinaviaand the fourth most-visited in Europe, only behind Disneyland Paris, Europa-Park Rust and the Efteling.
Tivoli included a variety of attractions: buildings in the exotic style of an imaginary Orient: a theatre, band stands, restaurants and cafés, flower gardens, and mechanical amusement rides such as a merry-go-round and a primitive scenic railway. After dark, colored lamps illuminated the gardens. On certain evenings, specially designed fireworks could be seen reflected in Tivoli's lake.
The park is best known for its wooden roller coaster, Rutschebanen, or as some people call it, Bjergbanen (the Mountain Coaster), built in 1914. It is one of world's oldest wooden roller coasters that is still operating today.
Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen is a must for all visitors to the city, young and old.
NYHAVN- Old Sailing Ships - and the "Longest Bar" in Scandinavia.
Nyhavn (New Port) - was established by King Christian V in 1670-73 - as a gateway from the sea to the old inner city - and at that time the canal area reached right up to Kings Square - where the ships unloaded their cargo - and the fishermen their daily catch. The trade and shipping activities around Nyhavn provide a strong growth of Copenhagen - and the many houses surrounding the Nyhavn canal along the two historical quays are nearly 350 years old. Up through the 1970s - Nyhavn has become a fashionable place to live - and the quay is turned into a pedestrian street.
Nyhavn with its picturesque old houses on either side of the canal offers a variety of restaurants, pubs, cafés with dancing and music - 24 hours a day.
The famous fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen lived and wrote his first stories there.
The great Memorial Anchor (Mindeankeret) in front of Nyhavn is a monument commemorating the more than 1,700 Danish officers and sailors in service for the Navy - merchant fleet or Allied forces, who offered their life's during the Second World War. Every year on May 5th – Denmark’s Liberation day 1945 - an official ceremony is held to honour and commemorate the fallen at the Memorial Anchor.
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 quayside.
Denmark - happiest place on Earth! Scandinavia’s greatest little kingdom!
Denmark is a Scandinavian/Nordic country and member of the European Union and consists of the peninsula, Jutland, and many islands, most notably Zealand. The highest point in the country is only 170 metres above sea level. Greenland and the Faroe Islands are part of the realm but enjoy extensive home rule.
In most regards however Denmark is usually recognised by its social balance, equality, low levels of corruption and transparency. In Denmark universal welfare services such as free healthcare, free education, high minimum wages and high levels of unemployment benefits form the basis of a flexicurity system where the workforce can move from sector to sector with relative ease.
Capital: København (Copenhagen)
Major cities: Aarhus, Odense, Aalborg
Language: The official language is Danish. English is widely spoken
Currency: Danish krone (DKK)
Climate: Denmark has a mild and temperate climate. It rains or snows every second day (during the wintertime it snows seven days a month)
The Blue Planet
National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet is a public aquarium in Denmark. It is the largest aquarium in Northern Europe.
The whirlpool- Inspired by water in endless motion, the new National Aquarium, The Blue Planet, is shaped like a giant whirlpool with the building itself telling the story of what awaits inside.
It was designed by Danish architects 3XN.The Blue Planet is located on an elevated headland towards the sea, north of Kastrup Harbor. Located by the seaside the whirlpool shape connects sea and landscape. The building's distinctive shape is clearly visible for travellers arriving by plane at the nearby Copenhagen Airport. The facade is covered with small diamond-shaped aluminum plates, known as shingles, which adapts to the building's organic form. Just as water aluminium reflects the colours and light of the sky and thus the buildings expression varies with the changes in its natural surroundings.
To reduce energy consumption the building is equipped with cooling units using seawater from Øresund and double glazing.
The main purpose of the aquarium is to disseminate marine information, help science projects, and help improve educational institutions.