Copenhagen is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, unique in design in that the city is connected by a series of bridges and tunnels. The weather in the Danish capital is mild all year round, with highs of around 20 degrees in the summer months and snowfall is common between December and March. Copenhagen airport connects the city with international visitors whilst the metro system and the S-train provide easy access around the city and beyond.
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In the 10th century, Copenhagen was little more than a Viking fishing village and these roots are evident in its Danish name Køpmannæhafn meaning harbour, but the village prospered and grew to become the capital of Denmark in the 15th century. In 1807 the city was attacked unprovoked during the Napoleonic Wars and many buildings were destroyed. Over the 19th and 20th centuries the city continued to prosper, and even though it was occupied by the Nazis in WWII it managed to remain fairly intact. Today the city is one of the financial centres of Northern Europe and continues to flourish culturally and economically. To discover more about the history of Copenhagen, the National Museum is situated in the centre of the city in a beautiful 18th century mansion building, and is full of artefacts and interesting exhibitions taking visitors on a journey from prehistoric times right up to present day.
Hire bicycles and take yourself on a self guided tour of this stunning city, making sure to see famous landmarks such as the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen City Hall and the iconic Stock Exchange building. The Round Tower or Rundetaarn is one of the city’s most beautiful buildings, built in 1642 and used as an observatory by astronomers. Today, you can take the spiral walk to the top for the best views of the city and as far as Sweden.
Strøget is Copenhagen’s longest shopping street and the best place to begin your retail therapy with plenty of high street brands as well as homeware shops. For designer buys, Kongens Nytorv square has luxury shops such as Mulberry and Hermes as well as the Scandinavian department store Magasin du Nord. In the evening, immerse yourself in local culture at the Copenhagen Opera House or the Tivoli Concert Hall or simply enjoy the bars and nightclub scene; La Fontaine is a good jazz bar whilst Library Bar serves delicious cocktails in atmospheric surroundings. For eating out, there are a wealth of tasty restaurants to try offering international cuisine, but before you go make sure to try some of the typical Danish dishes such as Danish meat balls, Danish pastries and of course the famous open sandwiches!
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