and attractions of Copenhagen, Denmark
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is one of Europe’s oldest capitals and is renowned as being one of Scandinavia’s
best cities for many reasons. The city has amazing and colourful architecture,
interspersed with attractive green and leafy parks, and offers some of
the best gourmet restaurants around.
following is an introduction to some of the best locations to visit in
Copenhagen to ensure you get the most of your holiday
in Denmark from the moment you arrive at the airport, until you head
for home again.
Open all year round, Copenhagen
Zoo is the perfect visit for families with children, located right in the
heart of the city in Frederiksberg. The zoo offers various natural environments
to suit its many inhabitants, ranging from tropical climes, to African
savannah, to areas with a South American feel. Among the many inhabitants,
there is a variety of birds, and around 3,500 animals from 250 different
The new Elefant House is
of particular interest, as are the various feeding times, where the whole
family can watch the lions or chimpanzees enjoying a meal. Polar bears,
penguins and pigeons abound, as well as monkeys, tigers and other big cats
and there is also an aquarium where visitors can watch various marine life
go by. The Children’s’ Zoo gives the kids the opportunity to get up close
to baby animals and enjoy a pony ride.
Gardens, Copenhagen – adventure and entertainment
Gardens is fun for all ages, and first opened back in 1843. Located in
the heart of the city, Tivoli offers three, exciting roller coasters, with
the oldest being “Rutschebanen,” the world’s oldest roller coaster, which
was built in 1914. Another popular ride is “The Star Flyer,” a carousel
which takes visitors up to over 80 metres in the air, with views across
Copenhagen and the Øresund Bridge.
is not just roller coasters, however, and the park offers several gourmet
restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as beautiful gardens to explore. Regular
concerts are held in the open air, including both international and local
stars. Should you visit at Christmas time, Tivoli Gardens is transformed
into a winter wonderland, with a traditional Christmas market and the chance
to ice skate.
Planet (Den Blå Planet) – aquarium of note
Planet is Northern Europe’s largest aquarium and is located on the shores
of Øresund, close to Copenhagen Airport. The aquarium is home
to more than 20,000 marine creatures from all over the world and offers
several environments, including fresh and salt-water aquariums. Among the
species on view are hammerhead sharks, sea lions and even scary piranhas,
among other water creatures.
programs and events are held daily at The Blue Planet, giving visitors
the opportunity to learn more about the many aquarium inhabitants including
close encounters with various creatures, teaching us about the colourful
and fascinating life that exists on our own blue planet.
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