Copenhagen - Denmark Travel Guide


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Copenhagen - Denmark

 

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark – a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.  The city is situated on the east side of the country on the island of Zealand (Danish: Sjaelland).  The former capital city, Roskilde, is also on Zealand and site of the Viking Ship Museum.

 

Attractions in Copenhagen include the Tivoli Gardens and amusement park, Christiansborg Palace, Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace – home of the Danish monarchy.  The Langelinie Promenade is the location of the famous Little Mermaid statue (based on a fairytale by the author Hans Christian Andersen).

 

Copenhagen also boasts many interesting museums, churches and cathedrals.  The nearby suburb of Frederiksberg is home to the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain factory.  The world’s oldest amusement park (opened in 1583) is Bakken, situated north of Copenhagen.  After all that sightseeing why not relax with a canal boat ride through the city. 

 

Getting around the city on public transport is fairly easy and the standards are high. Cycling is a popular way to see Copenhagen and bike rental is available for use in the inner city for a small fee.  However, if a cycle is found outside the inner city a fine may be levied.  Nearby islands can be reached by ferry or air. 

 

From Copenhagen it is possible to visit Malmo, Sweden, by crossing the Oresund Bridge.  Note:  Cyclists are not permitted on the Oresund Bridge, or the Great Belt Bridge (which joins the islands of Funen and Zealand). 

 

Visitors to Copenhagen can enjoy golf on the many well-maintained courses, as well as fishing, and all manner of water sports including sailing and windsurfing.  Hiking and mountain biking are also popular activities.  

 

The unique and controversial ‘Freetown’ Christiania is a neighbourhood of Copenhagen and popular with many tourists.  The inhabitants come from all walks of life and are known for practising yoga and meditation.  They have their own rules for peaceful living – which do not include a tolerance of hard drugs. 

 

European Health Insurance Card

 

Visitors with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) are entitled to free emergency medical care, but this should never be used in place of comprehensive travel insurance.  For example, the EHIC does not cover travel problems such as lost or stolen luggage or property, cancellation and curtailment, and expensive matters like personal liability, legal costs, ongoing or non-urgent medical care, air ambulance and medical repatriation.

 

 

 



 

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