Located on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager stands Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital. It’s linked by the Öresund Bridge to the city of Malmo in southern Sweden. The city’s historic centre, Indre By, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace. Nearby you will find Christiansborg Palace and the Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels.
Copenhagen – We Bet You Didn’t Know…
- The Tivoli Gardens amusement park, built in 1843, served as an inspiration for Disneyland.
- In 1711, the bubonic plague swept through Copenhagen, killing off a third of the population.
- One of Copenhagen’s most popular tourist attractions, the Little Mermaid statue, has been decapitated twice, de-limbed and blasted into the water the last century of standing.
- Strøget is one of the world’s longest pedestrian-only shopping avenues.
- Dating all the way back to 1583, Copenhagen is home to the world’s oldest amusement park, Dyrehavsbakken, or “Bakken” for short.