Copenhagen is the capital and largest city in Denmark. The famous pedestrian street “Stroeget” begins at City Hall Square. Other highlights of this European capital are the New Carlsberg Glyptotheque and the National Museum, the Old Stock Exchange, and the Naval Church. The old canal area, Nyhavn, with its picturesque houses and vessels is a must visit as is the Royal residence, Amalienborg Palace. The city’s landmark is the statue of the Little Mermaid, known from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. Do not forget to sample the delicious Danish cuisine.
Hans Christian Andersen Museum
The Hans Christian Andersen Museum is in Odense where the author was born. It is a set of charming, old buildings, some of which, at various times in history, have functioned as the main Odense-based museum on the author. The museum is divided in several theme rooms that explain the life, time and works of Hans Christian Andersen. Odense is 100 miles to the west of Copenhagen.
Kronburg Castle of Shakespeare’s Hamlet fame is about 25 miles from Copenhagen. The castle itself is a Renaissance building with four wings surrounding a spacious courtyard. The front walls are balanced by towers and spires. The castle is extensively and richly decorated with sandstone ornaments in unique and imaginative designs. The Great Hall is one of the most exquisite rooms from this time – and the largest of its kind in Northern Europe.
Tivoli, also known as Tivoli Gardens, is an amusement park and pleasure garden in the Danish capital Copenhagen. The park opened in August 1843 and is one of the oldest operating amusement parks in the world. The park is best known for its wooden roller coaster, Rutschebanen built in 1914. It is one of the world's oldest wooden roller coasters that is still operating today.