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    Formerly something of an off of the beaten track capital, Copenhagen has spent the last few years clamoring its way up the European tourist spot ladder, and winning over many a travel critic on the way. A confident blend of ancient and modern architecture has stormed the city center, turning it into a classy, glassy and alluring place to be, while locals are slowly losing their ‘stay in’ habits and taking to the enviable cafes and restaurants, and the city’s cozy vibes bring many tourists back again and again.

    It’s a city of cobbled squares, canals and glistening copper spires, mixed with fashionable designer stores like Vesterbro, where even browsing feels like it should not be free. It all comes to life during the annual Jazz Festival or you can soak up the hollering vibes of a night at the lively opera, drift down to the harbor to spot The Little Mermaid draped over a rock, explore Hamlet’s spectacular home, Kronborg Castle, or take a glance out over it all from the heights of Round Tower.

    Take a canal tour, passing the city’s best sites on a gentle wave before heading out into the harbor. In a tenderly lit city center square you’ll stumble across the splendor of the royal’s winter retreat at Amalienborg Palace while shoppers will fall in love with the world’s longest pedestrian-only street, Stroget, which caters for almost any taste. Copenhagen’s museums are pretty special, too, and include The National Museum (which covers pretty much everything about Denmark, right back to ancient times), and the Louisiana, a world-class center of modern art.

    If it’s a big night out that you are looking for, Carlsberg and schnapps at indie mainstay Rust are the way to go. A day is best punctuated with Denmark’s pastries known locally as Vienna Bread or meals of sild which is also referred to as pickled herring. Snap a picture next to the hairy-hatted royal palace guard, head out into the pancake-flat countryside and eye the tiny rustic churches, or, if you’re here at the height of summer, take on Europe’s biggest rock festival as Roskilde.

    It’s all very cultured, colorful and varied, and no longer a city hiding in its well-developed shell. It is also not European classic, but fascinating, nonetheless.

    Did You Know? People who live in or who come from Copenhagen are called Copenhageners. Copenhagen was the European Capital of Culture in 1996.

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      • Dragon Fountain, Copenhagen
        0.05 Km from Copenhagen
        The Dragon Fountain is a fountain located in the City Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was designed by Joakim Skovgaard in collaboration with Thorvald Bindesbøll.
      • Tivoli Gardens
        0.28 Km from Copenhagen
        Tivoli Gardens (or simply Tivoli) is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. The park opened on 15 August 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg. With 4.033 million visitors in 2012, Tivoli is the second most popular seasonal theme park in the world, the most visited theme park in Scandinavia and the fourth most visited in Europe, only behind Disneyland Paris, Europa-Park Rust and the Efteling.
      • Eurovision Song Contest 1964
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      • Nimb Hotel
        0.31 Km from Copenhagen
        Nimb Hotel, or simply the Nimb, is a five-star boutique hotel in the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark. The hotel is located in a historic building from 1909, built in a Moorish-inspired Historicist style. In 2009, Condé Nast Traveller ranked it as #40 on their list of the best hotels in the world.
      • Tivolis Koncertsal
        0.37 Km from Copenhagen
        Tivolis Koncertsal is a 1,660-capacity concert hall located at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark. The building, which was designed by Frits Schlegel and Hans Hansen, was built between 1954 and 1956. The hall used to host pop and rock concerts. Notable artists that have performed at the venue include Elton John, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Cream, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jethro Tull. Today it is primarily used for classical music. The Eurovision Song Contest 1964 was broadcast from the auditorium. I...
      • Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
        1.73 Km from Copenhagen
        Admiral Hotel is a hotel in central Copenhagen, Denmark, located on the waterfront between the mouth of the Nyhavn canal and the royal residence Amalienborg Palace. The building is a former warehouse.
      • Frederiksberg Park
        2.72 Km from Copenhagen
        Frederiksberg Park (Danish: Frederiksberg Have) is one of the largest and most attractive greenspaces in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with the adjacent Søndermarken it forms a green area of 64 hectares at the western edge of Inner Copenhagen. It is a romantic landscape garden designed in the English style.
      • Frederiksberg Incineration Plant
        3.07 Km from Copenhagen
        Frederiksberg Incineration Plant is a defunct incineration plant which was built in 1903 in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It was located at Nyelandsvej, next to Frederiksberg Hospital, just south-west of the intersection of Godthåbsvej and Nordre Fasanvej. The buildings complex now houses Keddelhallen, a venue for cultural and sports activities owned by Frederiksberg Municipality.
      • Diakonissestiftelsen
        3.12 Km from Copenhagen
        Diakonissestiftelsen is a large site in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, Denmark, owned by the Danish Deaconess Community and used for various social and healthcare-related activities, including a home for the elderly and training of nurses.
      • The State Prison in Vridsløselille
        13.97 Km from Copenhagen
        The State Prison in Vridsløselille is a prison located in Albertslund in the suburbs of Copenhagen in Denmark. The prison is used for the enforcement of imprisonment and execution of arrests and has a total of 241 inmates. The State Prison in Vridsløselille only receives men over age of 23 years from across Zealand to be placed in a closed prison facility. There are no female inmates at The State Prison in Vridsløselille. The prison is scheduled for closure by the end of 2015, when a new prison ...

      Points of Interest near Copenhagen

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      • Osvald Helmuths Vej 4
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        Osvald Helmuths Vej 4, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
      • Dragør
        Dragør is known for its well-preserved village environment. It is a small fishing village 12km south of Copenhagen on the southern end of the island Amager. Dragør has just over 13.000 inhabitants. You can take bus 350S from Nørreport station or Kongens Nytorv all the way into Dragør! If your are interested in an simple and enjoyable day trip away from the bustling and buzzing of Copenhagen, then this is your answer! If you are courageous enough you can even ride your bike along the coast on Denmark's well established bike paths!

        In town you can find a unique vilage atmosphere with small, narrow cobblestone streets, zig-zagging thru residential areas. There are a number of exciting places to eat, interesting museums, delicious icecream and the constant stimulation from life on a harbor! There are so many various, lovely photo opportunities in town like the red roofs and colorful buildings!

        Dragør Badehotel is an option for staying the night. It was built in 1907 and has been restored since then, has a wonderful view to the harbor, has a restaurant inside, can be used as a conference center and parties and is a 3 star hotel!

        There is even a local golf course in the area!

        It used to have a ferry connection to Sweden but after the construction of Øresund, the bridge connecting Amager and Sweden, the ferry service shut down.

        In old days was the situation of Dragør based on the fishing and sailing which all the way up until 100 years ago was the reason of it existence. Already back in year 1350 was the site a merchant place for selling herrings and was already then sanctioned by the king. Especially in the days of The Hanseatic League’ herring fishing every fall attracted up to 30.000 foreign merchants and that had a huge influence of the development of the village.

        When the herring fishing stopped in around year 1500 the first house were established close to the coast; it was mainly local fishermen who settled here. At the same time the area was officially handed over to Dutch settlers who were living in the neighboring village of Store Magleby.
        Dragør 2791 Dragør, Denmark
      • Malmö
        Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and was founded in 1275 while the most southern province of Sweden (Scania - Skåne) was still Swedish (It then belonged to Norway and Denmark for a long time). The population today is about 280 000 people and rapidly growing. After some big problems in the city during the 80s and early 90s the city today is booming, all thanks to the new bridge connection between Sweden and Denmark, one of the worlds longest bridges. Malmö is referred to as the City of Parks since the whole city is filled with different Parks, even the whole beach area is a giant Park.

        When visiting the beach, don't forget to do Sauna Swedish style and then jump into the sea (all year around) at the Cold Bath House (Kallbadhuset). After the sauna, visit the new harbour areas of Malmö and have a stroll around an amazing area filled with modern architecture, don't miss Calatravas Turning Torso, the highest residential building in Europe. Spend the evening at the wonderful old fashioned Lilla Torg, filled with restaurants or why not at Möllevångstorget if you are more into the alternative scene.

        Malmö also offers a lot of cultural events. The Malmö Festival in August is an annual high point of music, dance and other cultural events creating a big citywide party, and with names like Simon Burke and Dolly Parton on the 2008 concert calendar Malmö has also gained its status as a major concert event arena. If you are more into arts and antiques, Malmö satisfies this part of cultural life as well. Come see Malmö!
        Malmö, Sweden
      • Roskilde
        Roskilde, located just west of Copenhagen, Denmark, is a historic site dating to the viking age.

        The Roskilde cathederal is one of the most popular tourist sites in the city - it is also listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The cathederal is also the burial ground for danish monarchs and attracts over 125,000 visitors annually.

        The most popular site in Roskilde is probably its fantastic viking ship museum. This museum hosts the well preserved and restored remains of five viking ships that were scuttled in the Roskilde fjord as a means of defending the city - which used to be the capital - against an invading army. This collection includes a ship 30m in length - the largest ever recovered.

        The museum has recently made news as they have completed the restoration of one of the scuttled ships and will attempt to sail her back to her home port of Dublin, Ireland powered only by her sails.
        Roskilde 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
      • Lund
        Lund is a nice city in the south of Sweden. It's home to Sweden's oldest university. It's a very small picturesque city and you can see most of it in a day's walk. Some of the beautiful sites worth seeing are Lund Cathedral-a magnificent cathedral built in 1103 with a breathtaking astronomical clock, City Park-a gorgeous park that emits a sense of calmness, and the streets of the old town. It's proximity to Copenhagen(1 hour) and Malmo (15 minutes) make Lund a place for a great day trip from a big city.
        Lund, Sweden
      • Helsingør
        Helsingoer, or Elsinore of Hamlet fame, is situated some 45 kilometers north of the Danish capital, Copenhagen, and 4 kilometers west of Helsingborg, Sweden.

        It is here you will find the famous Kronborg Castle. The worlds first pedestrian street can also be found here in the bustling shopping district of downtown. From the station you can hop on a train to Copenhagen. From early morning and until midnight the leave every 10 or 20 minutes. There are also train to Gilleleje further northwest and Hilleroed to the west, the bus terminal is also located on one side of the station and the ferries to Sweden dock 50-100 meters from the station.

        Shopping is OK and there are also a few hotels. Perhaps the best hotels are located a little outside the city, namely Hotel Marienlyst and Commwell Borupgaard. In case you are wondering why there are so many beer, wine and liquer stores in the city it is simply because lots of people from Sweden go to Denmark to buy exactly these products at half their regular price in Sweden.
        Helsingør 3000 Helsingør, Denmark
      • Helsingborg
        Helsingborg is known as the gateway to the continent with ferries 24/7 to Helsingoer in Denmark, just 4 kilometers off the Swedish coast.

        Helsingborg is first mentioned in the year 1085 but is supposed to have been founded over a hundred years earlier. Since the Danish city Helsingoer (Hamlet's Elsinore) was founded the ties between the two cities have been very close.

        Today it has almost 125.000 inhabitants. It has a bustling shopping district and the shopping center Väla just outside the city is a popular destination for shopping. The city also has good facilities for different sports as well as a theater, a concert hall, several galleries and museums. The city also has a great selection of hotels and restaurants to suit all tastes and wallets.
        Helsingborg, Sweden
      • Brøndevej 15
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        Brøndevej 15, 4300 Holbæk, Denmark

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 0.1 55.4 32.2 21.8
      Feb -0.1 44.2 31.8 17.4
      Mar 1.7 39.1 35.1 15.4
      Apr 5.9 42.2 42.6 16.6
      May 11.1 43.6 52 17.2
      Jun 14.9 52.1 58.8 20.5
      Jul 16.9 71.6 62.4 28.2
      Aug 16.2 74.3 61.2 29.3
      Sep 13 61 55.4 24
      Oct 8.7 59.4 47.7 23.4
      Nov 4.6 53.7 40.3 21.1
      Dec 1.8 55.9 35.2 22

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