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Copenhagen Overview, Denmark

The largest and the most interactive city in the whole land of Denmark is Copenhagen. This fascinating city with church steeples and the most historical and cultural places, also displays parks, gardens and water fountains that add to the beauty of the city. Copenhagen's metropolitan area plays abode to more than 25% of Denmark's population.

This beautiful city lies on the Eastern Shore of the island of Sjalland (Zealand), at the southern end of Oresund (The Sound). A small island called Amager covers Copenhagen. This island protects it from the Baltic. The Copenhagen harbour inhabits the narrow waterway between Christianshavn and Sjalland.

Places to See
At the Amalienborg Palace, the very colourful changing of the guard can be witnessed. The palace has a museum exhibiting the three generations. The palace displays churches like the Vor Frue Kirke, Vor Freslers Kirke. The latter has an intricate Baroque altar and an equally intricate carved pipe organ. The church has a 95- metre spiral tower, from where, one can witness magnificent views of the surrounding area.

The Ny Carlesberg Glyptotek is one of Copenhagen's unique attractive museums. The museum proudly displays a scintillating collection of art and sculpture from the Greek, Egyptian, Etruscan and Roman periods. The Nationalmuseet Museum is another attraction housing a collection of Danish historical artefacts.

Thorvaldsen Museum and the Exchange (Børsen) lie nearby and are attractive sights to see.

Tivoli is an ancient amusement park, situated in the city centre and is a very expensive park to visit, though it has a splendid aura of its own. This park displays the roller coaster, the shooting gallery, 28 restaurants, music, dance, and theater, fountains, carousels, pantomimes and various concerts. The Little Mermaid statue, 10 minutes north of the city centre, is a must-see. The Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Have) and Rosenborg Gardens, along with the palace, also form a magnificent sight.

Places to Eat
There are few budget hotels, located along the West Side of the Central Station. Nyhavn boasts of trendy roadway cafés. Stroget, situated nearby, possesses many eateries that offer good quality food at cheap rates. The north of Strøget offers some good restaurants in the Latin Quarter.

How to get there
The main hotel zone edges the central railway station on the west, and on the east, lies the Tivoli amusement park. Radhuspladsen is the city's central square and the main bus transit point. It lies opposite the northern corner of Tivoli. 9km south of the centre, with Central Station and Rådhuspladsen, the airport is accessible by buses. Stroget is believed to be the world's longest pedestrian route. The route passes through the city centre between Radhuspladsen and Kongens Nytorv.

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