Plan your trip to Copenhagen, Denmark
Regional Population: 1,089,957
Elevation: 16 meters
Time Zone: Europe/Copenhagen
Local Currency: DKK
Nearby Airports: CPH, RKE
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, on the island of Zealand. It is one of Europe's most enjoyable cities. Situated on the Oresund Strait, with Sweden just minutes away by train, and is a link between mainland Europe and Scandinavia. Copenhagen has a wealth of culture and entertainment and a reputation for tolerance. The fascinating 'free city' of Christiania, is a community of people who have tried to create an equal and just consensus-governed democracy.
Families with children (and the young at heart) may enjoy Tivoli, the world famous theme park in central Copenhagen. Tivoli is especially beautiful at night when its colored lamps are lit. There are also pop/rock concerts every Friday night, sometimes with internationally known names.
Slotsholmen is a small cluster of museums and sights, such as Christiansborg Palace and the ruins underneath dating back to the 12th century, The Danish Jewish Museum, The Theatre Museum, Thorvaldsens Museum , The Royal Danish Arsenal Museum and finally The Black Diamond, the Museum of Danish Cartoon Art and the National Museum of Photography. Christiansborg Palace also houses the Danish parliament, where you can get a free guided tour. Tours in English are usually around 2 pm.
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