Kobenhavn Sights and Landmarks Guide, Denmark
Kobenhavn, more widely known as Copenhagen, can best be described as a metropolis with a small town soul. Despite being the capital and largest city in Denmark, Copenhagen has a peaceful, almost idyllic air. Kobenhavn is a tourist magnet for both the neighboring Swedes, and people from all over the world. With a lively nightlife, countless historical monuments and friendly locals, Kobenhavn strikes the perfect balance between culture and pure, unadulterated fun. Like Odense, the city is a successful combination of old and new, and whether you’re passionate about sky-scrapers and modern shopping centers or quaint old quarters, you will find something for your taste in Kobenhavn. This Kobenhavn Sights Guide will point out a few of the most important sights that you might encounter in this fascinating city.
Kobenhavn Sights - Architecture and Places of Interest
Kobenhavn is divided into four districts, and each of them has their own attractions. The highest concentration of historical sites is in Indre By, the old city. The quarter is actually the inner city, the oldest part of present-day Kobenhavn. The narrow streets are pedestrian walks nowadays, bordered by numerous little shops. Amalienborg, or the royal palace, can be found in Indre By, and parts of the mansions can be seen by visitors.
The City Hall, or Radhuset, houses quite a nice collection of paintings and frescoes which can be admired for free. You can see the Danish royal crown and jewels in Rosenborg, a beautiful renaissance structure that also hosts several exhibitions about the monarchy. Christiansbord, or the Danish Parliament, can be found in Slotsholmen, another neighborhood of the city. The building is interesting not only because of its neo-baroque architecture, but also because it hosts both the legislative, executive and judicial powers of the country - a unique case in the world.
Kobenhavn Sights - Museums and Parks
There are more museums in Kobenhavn than one can possibly visit during a holiday. The Glyptoteket hosts over 10.000 art pieces from many different European and Middle Eastern cultures. In addition, they also have a few pieces by famous European artists such as Monet, Pissarro or Van Gogh. Kunsindustrimuseet, the museum of art and design, is a beautiful rococo building in itself, but it also exhibits one of the largest collections of Scandinavian design.
Visit the Music Museum for a crash course on the history of more musical instruments that you can possibly imagine. If you’d rather be out in the open for a bit, you should visit Tivoli, the famous theme park, especially beautiful at night.
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