Copenhagen and the Best of Denmark by Norman Renouf

By Norman Renouf

Copenhagen is Europe's "Cultural Capital". This instruction manual explores the city's good-looking structures, enforcing statues, attractive waterways, wonderful museums, superb buying and eating places. open air the town are extra easy-to-reach points of interest equivalent to Roskilde, Odense, Ribe and Arhus, all of that are mentioned intimately. Renouf additionally covers the within sight Swedish cities of Helsingborg and Malmo. The "Alive" sequence of publications inform you what is scorching, and what is no longer, with feedback for sunlight hours task and night enjoyable. There are eating place and inn profiles in all cost levels, together with the simplest areas to stick and consume in case you are trying to find pampering, experience, nights within the urban or price. The courses specialize in the issues that make every one vacation spot designated. There are info on neighborhood celebrations, in addition to touch numbers for assist in trip-planning. "Sunup to sunset" sections describe sunlight hours actions from sightseeing and purchasing to swimming and beachcombing. "After darkish" sections supply the low-down on nightlife from gentle to wild. An "A-Z" reference on the finish presents a finished record of valuable contacts, together with ATM and financial institution destinations, medical professionals and clinical amenities, tourism workplaces, spiritual prone and internet sites.

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This may cause some disappointment. Nonetheless, its history is interesting, if far from idyllic. In 1909, the brewer Carl Jacobsen, so prominent in the life of Copenhagen, attended a ballet named The Little Mermaid, which was based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of the same name. In this tragic story, a sea-girl exchanged her voice for human legs in order to gain the love of an earthly prince, but had to watch mutely as he jilted her for a real princess. In desperation, she threw herself into the sea, turning into foam.

This is the Stock Exchange (Børsen). In 1619, Christian IV, ever influenced by the Dutch architecture of his day, commissioned two Dutch brothers to design a highly ornamented home for the exchange. It is graced by a famous spire composed of four intertwining dragon’s tails; these are topped by three crowns symbolizing the friendship of the three Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (Finland is not considered to be part of Scandinavia). These days, the building hosts special events, while the financial movers and shakers ply their trade in their new headquarters on Strøget.

Once inside, you will find an architectural hodgepodge, as each section of the Town Hall has its own unique style. Stop first just inside the main entrance where, to the left, tickets may be purchased for the three attractions within the Rådhuset – the Town Hall proper, the City Hall Tower, and Jens Olsen’s intriguingly eccentric World Clock, which is encased in a huge glass cabinet. As to the first, I would suggest a guided tour, offered for DKK 30, which will allow you to see, among other things, the main hall, the imposing banqueting room with its statuary and coats-of-arms, and an impressive view of the 44 m (145 ft) hall from the first floor colonnade.

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