Travelogue: COPENHAGEN

by Jackpo
(Italy)


There was once a little mermaid falls in love with a prince, who had to wait 300 years to become human. She continues to wait on a rock at the edge of the water near Kastellet, Copenhagen citadel built in 1660 by Frederich III. At the entrance to the Baltic Sea, Denmark's capital is now living at the time in Europe, after hosting the 2009 Climate Conference.

Copenhagen harbor means merchants; its activity was long associated with maritime commerce. The Nyhavn canal dug in the twelfth century, allowed to deliver the goods in the heart of the city. Today the new port of Nyhavn is focused on tourism and boating, with a pleasant scenic waterfront. The city offers free disposal of public bikes to cover the 400 km of bike paths, the population borrows happy to go to work, to school, to university, for shopping or strolling.

Among the 2,000 cafes and restaurants identified, it is easy to eat well. Michelin stars are legion. Side Tivoli Gardens include Alberto and The Paul, Nyhavn, the inevitable coffee Lumskebugten and in Frederiksberg, Formel B. Museums worth visiting the National Gallery with Rubens, Rembrandt, Matisse and Munch, or the National Museum which receives visitors from around the world to admire the famous solar tank Trundholm and golden horns Galhelius the 5th century. An important collection of French Impressionist large is exposed to Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Rosenberg Castle, renaissance style, keeps the jewels and treasure of the Crown.

Another curiosity, the Karen Blixen Museum, "I had a farm in Africa ...” Other assets, Roskilde Cathedral protected by Unesco.
Finally, for the scenery, a visit to the Free State of Christania is obvious: since 1971, squatters living on military land 41 hectares, according to principles of self-management, ecology and tolerance. Change of scenery, a 3 hour flight from Paris! Visit site and go for Copenhagen holidays and enjoy its historical places.

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