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Copenhagen

The capital of northern coolness

Copenhagen is often perceived as slow-paced and cozy - but in between the long rows of houses, massive brick buildings, and royal palaces, the city's diverse inhabitants have thoroughly swept away the patriarchal air. Nowadays, the Danish capital is a center of European hipness and alternative culture. Copenhagen's center lies embedded between the harbor to the east and a series of artificial lakes to the west. The old fortifications (where the Little Mermaid overlooks the port basin) as well as the Amalienborg Palace, and the old Nyhavn dock, lined with cafes and pubs, can all easily be explored on foot. The pedestrian zone, Strøget, takes you from Nyhaven and the central square Kongens Nytorv ("the King's new square") to Radhuspladsen, the square at City Hall, and the historic amusement park at Tivoli Gardens. In the western Norrebrø, various ethnic groups for the most part live genially alongside one another, although the area has frequently made headlines due to unrest. Beyond the harbor canal in the east lies the "free state" Christiania, a hippie colony established in 1971. The settlement is simultaneously a welcome tourist attraction and a thorn in Copenhagen's side - the main trouble, the sale of cannabis on the open streets, has since been suspended.

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A perfect day in Copenhagen

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Latest Copenhagen reviews (8)

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  • I was there as a young girl and have yet to get back... but my strongest memory is amazing... the streets all smelled of chocolate!!! And, as it was Christmas, all the chocolate shop windows were filled with incredible creations, all made of that devine delight. One Christmas I will return!!!
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  • I went to Copenhagen for the first time in the winter of 2010. My first time in Scandinavia! Copenhagen is a cool, comfortable, well-run city which, like most European capitals, manages to blend cosmopolitan flair with old-world charm. The locals speak flawless English. My one regret; I visited when the famous Little Mermaid statue was at the Shanghai Expo. Guess I'll just have to go back.
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  • Oh Copenhagen, what a wonderful city with very nice people. The last time I was there I went to Tivoli gardens with 7 young american men that had decided a girl should not travel alone. We also went to see the little mermaid. I spent a whole week with these guys and we did drink a lot of delicious beers. What a nice memory.
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  • ...the gate to Scandinavia
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  • Muy típica danesa, bastante poco europea, mucho más bonita que Estocolmo.
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  • My hometown and I love it. Many cafes, restaurants, parks and friendly to people on bikes :-)
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  • קופנהגן
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  • la città più bella ed interessante di tutta la scandinavia
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