Copenhagen – Denmarks largest city and capital. The historic part of the city is located on three islands: Sloths, Zellandia and Amager. The population of Copenhagen is about a million people, if you count the cities.
In the 12th century, Kopeningagen was a small village that was transformed into a fortified city when Bishop Aaculon built a castle not far from it in 1167. In 1254, Copenhagen was granted city rights, and the city began to develop. In 1416 it was taken over by Eric of Cameroon, and from 1433 Copenhagen became his territory. Later, during the Grafica, Kopenhagen was subjected to a severe siege, and in 1658-59 the inhabitants of the city opposed the Swedes with heroism. In 1728 a fire destroys more than a quarter of all the citys buildings. In 1801, a naval battle takes place in direct view of the city. And in 1807 the Anglians do considerable damage to the city with their bombardments. Nowadays, the city is growing rapidly, and it is devouring its land and its surroundings. From the side of the sea, Koping Hagan is fortified by powerful forts. In 2011, the British magazine Monocle ranked Copenhagen third among the 25 best cities in the world, after Holly Green and Özurich.
An interesting fact is that in Copenhagen there is a city within a city – Frederiksburg, and the Free City of Christendom. Fredericksburg, named for its castle, is in essence a city of Copenhagen, but is considered a separate territorial unit and one of the top five cities in Denmark.
The Free City of Chrétienne – is a quarter in the center of the city, closed to cars, with its own laws and with a semi-colonial status. Except for cars, it prohibits heavy drugs, firearms, guns, and firearms. The population of the free city is about a thousand people, and it has restaurants, shops, hotels, cafes, and a high school. It also banned photography and legalized soft drugs. Its easy to find «state within a state;&nash; you have to take the Church of the Savior with its 90-foot tower as a point of reference.
Besides that, there are many other attractions in Copenhagen. Among the most important – the Round Tower. Founded in the period from 1637 to 1642, it was originally part of the observation tower at the Church of the Holy Trinity. Inside the tower, there is a headstone inscribed by King Cristian IV, and the top of the tower offers a magnificent view of the city. It has a romantic history: in 1874, the King of Denmark, Frederick VII, bought the castle, where he lived until his death with his beloved – Countess Dannier. After the kings death, the queen inherits the castle and bequeaths it to the Fund for the Relief of Helped and Abandoned Girls of Ordinary Families. Some of the rooms in the castle retain royal decorations and furniture.
Katholic church is a small and very beautiful church with a small central belfry. It is in the center of Kastellett – in the past it was a defensible part of Kopenhagen.
Holy Trinity Church – the Holy Trinity Church, built during the reign of King Christian IV in 1637 as a student church at the University of Köpenhagen. Later, an observation hall was built to accompany it. Today the Church of the Holy Trinity – the National Church of Denmark. Other places to note are the Grundtvig Church, the St. Peters Church and the St. Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Church.
Its also a must at the Cory Park, where nature lovers can enjoy a walk in the Botanical Gardens or take a break from the bustle in a cozy little café with a cup of aromatic coffee.
Theres no way to ignore the citys pride of Cochinhaven – the Tivoli Park. This world-famous theme park was built in 1843 for King Christian VIII. Originally, the most beautiful park of our time has become so dilapidated that its breath is taken away. There are colors and pictures and lights and lights, lights, lights, lights; the Theater of SantAumima is in the park. Its an old theater that was built in the 19th century and still plays host to performances. At the parks many performance venues, jazz and symphonic music can be heard, and a frogman has been perpetually parked on the shore of the lake.
At last, the most famous feature of Copenhagen – the sculpture of the heroine of the story by Hans Christian Anderersen – The sweet and faithful Little Maiden, gazing sorrowfully from her station in the country. The sculpture was created by Edward Eriksen and installed in 1912. Time after time, the windfalls have battered the head, but every now and again the city restores its damaged culture.
A stones throw is not far from the famous Little Miss, which is the capitals biggest fountain. The restaurant gets its name from the scandinavian god.
- Air quality: 38 US AQI Good. Air quality is satisfactory, and air pollution poses little or no risk.
- Tap water: Yes, safe to drink
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 560,000 people
- Population density: busy: 12x12m 144m per person
- GDP: $53,730 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 54 Mbps
- Best wireless: Telenor
- Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
- Tipping: Opinions on tipping in Denmark vary. According to Danish law, any service charge, including tips for waiters, has to be included in the price in restaurants. However, waiters obvious appreciate a tip, and according to some sources, it is customary to leave up to 10% to the waiter, if you are satisfied with the service.
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- Best taxi: Moove
- Best coworking space: Republikken
- Online electronics shop: Power
- Best short-haul air carrier: Norwegian
- Best intl air carrier: SAS
- Monthly costs for expat: $3600
- Monthly costs for family: $9100
- Monthly costs for local: $2600
- Meal: $20
- Small Cola: $3.5
- Beer 1 Pint: $6.5
- Coffee: $6
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