The Danish capital overflows with happiness on all four sides. If they say that Denmark is one of the happiest countries in the world, Copenhagen will have something to do with it. Its design buildings, its castles and palaces, its gardens, its canals… Here are the reasons why you should already be planning a getaway to this Nordic city. Still not clear? In Civitatis we help you to make a list of what to see in Copenhagen. Travel with us!
A bit of history
Marked by its Viking origins, Copenhagen has become one of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world. How was it born? Around 12,000 B.C. the first settlements were made on the island of Selandia and it was from that moment on that urban nuclei were created in the area.
The history of Copenhagen continued with the arrival of Bishop Roskilde, who ordered the construction of a fortress to defend the city that was already being born. And from there we go to the eighth century, since then the country has had a Viking presence. In fact, such is the importance of this people for Denmark that even Queen Margaret II belongs to their lineage. For a reason the Danish is the oldest monarchy in the world!
What to see in Copenhagen
One of the must-see spots in Copenhagen is the Nyhavn channel. It’s certainly a must if you’re going to travel to the Danish capital. And even more so if you intend to take a boat trip along the canals of Copenhagen, since most of the routes start from Nyhavn. Did you know that King Christian V ordered it to be built as the entrance to the sea in Copenhagen? Be careful, when you see it, you will fall at the feet of their little colorful houses.
The Little Mermaid of Copenhagen
Symbol of the Danish capital, the Little Mermaid is probably the most famous monument in Copenhagen. Although many are disappointed when they approach it, many others run to be photographed with the statue in homage to the protagonist of Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. Whether you’re from one group or another, you can’t help but watch as he watches over the boats anchoring in the waters of the Baltic.
Free city of Christiania
Many say you haven’t been to Copenhagen if you haven’t entered the hippy neighborhood of the capital. Or rather, in the free city of Christiania. And why “free city”? Discover it with the free Christianshavn tour, where you will walk through its streets and learn about its history, leaving the European Union in the heart of Copenhagen!
We said earlier that one of Copenhagen’s greatest attractions is its green spaces. Undoubtedly, the Tivoli Gardens are the best example to talk about the greenest side of the city. Travel or not as a family, you must come in! Inside you will find the second oldest amusement park in the world, which receives an average of 4 million tourists a year. To get to know it, the best idea is to do it with the entrance to the Tivoli Gardens.
And if we were telling you that the Danish is the oldest monarchy in the world and one of the most important in Europe, what could be better than to see it up close at the Amalienborg Palace? This elegant complex of four buildings is the official residence of the Danish royal family. Inside, you will find luxurious ranches and learn how the members of the Royal House live. Besides, if you’re in the area by mid-morning, don’t miss the change of guard. Like a movie!