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Copenhagen Travel & Vacations
Copenhagen is one of Europe's most enjoyable cities. Situated on the Oresund strait, with Sweden just minutes away by train, it is a link between mainland Europe and Scandinavia, and has a wealth of cultural and entertaining things to see and do. The city has a reputation for tolerance, with a famous red light area and the fascinating 'free city' of Christiania, a community of drop-outs from society. There is more to here than Carlsberg and The Little Mermaid, and a trip to the wonderful Tivoli Gardens will leave the visitor in no doubt that this is a very special city. Copenhagen travel information, Copenhagen travel guide, Copenhagen hotels, Copenhagen vacations, flights to Copenhagen.

For a coastal city Copenhagen has surprisingly few places where you can enjoy a water view with your beer or coffee. Nyhavn is rather crowded and touristy (imitate the locals on a sunny day by buying beer from a kiosk and dangling your legs over the water). There are a couple of swanky places on Langelinie (near the little Mermaid) and the cafe at the base of the Black Diamond has a lovely outlook over the canal.

The main tourist area is around Nyhavn while another popular area with many cafes and restaurants is around the old University.

The Little Mermaid Statue, perhaps Copenhagen's best-known symbol, is on the northern end of the waterfront.

Kastellet (Frederikshavn Citadel) is a superbly preserved and restored star-shaped citadel. First built in 1626 as St. Anne's Bulwark and completed in 1664, it was the stronghold at the northern end of the East Rampart, which arced through the city and remains in the form of the many parks extending down to Tivoli. The Citadel now houses the Danish Defence Intelligence Service.

The Danish Resistance Museum is just outside Kastellet, which was occupied by German forces from 1940 to 1945.

In the center of the city, you can also get around by the free public city-bikes. These are specially painted by various sponsors and are very simple bikes that you can find on special stands near some important places like the main train station, the Tivoli park, the port and some others. After you insert a 20DKK coin, you can take the bike and go where you want as far as you stay in the inner part of the city marked on a plan that you will get with the bike. When you return the bike to some stand again (not necessarily the same one), you will get your 20DKK coin back.

The bikes usually come with a map on which the main attractions are marked. The map also marks the borders of the city within which you are allowed to ride the bike. If you are caught outside these borders, you could be faced with a fine (around 1000 DKK).

Please don't take away city-bikes that you see somewhere not on a stand, because there are high chances that somebody will soon return for it and by taking it away, you would not only deprive him of his mean of transport, but also of his 20DKK coin.

Copenhagen Travel
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Rosenborg Castle and Treasury
Little Mermaid
Botanic Garden
Christiania
Copenhagen Jazzfestival
Tivoli
Rosenborg Castle and Treasury
Little Mermaid
Botanic Garden
Christiania
Copenhagen Jazzfestival
Tivoli
Rosenborg Castle and Treasury
Little Mermaid
Botanic Garden
Christiania
Copenhagen Jazzfestival
Tivoli
Rosenborg Castle and Treasury
Little Mermaid
Botanic Garden
Christiania
Copenhagen Jazzfestival
Tivoli
Rosenborg Castle and Treasury
Little Mermaid
Botanic Garden
Christiania
Copenhagen Jazzfestival
Tivoli
Rosenborg Castle and Treasury
Little Mermaid
Botanic Garden
Christiania
Copenhagen Jazzfestival
Tivoli
Rosenborg Castle and Treasury
Little Mermaid
Botanic Garden
Christiania
Copenhagen Jazzfestival
Tivoli
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