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History Copenhagen

Copenhagen has a very interesting history. Firstly canal enriched island called Slotsholmen, which serves as Denmark's governmental seat. It was here in 1167 that Bishop Absalom constructed a small fortress within a harbour-side village to try to stifle regular raids by the German Wends on the east coast of Zealand, thereby laying the foundations for the future capital of Denmark. The fortress inflated the village's sense of self-worth, causing it to grow significantly and to adopt the name Ka'bmandshavn (Merchant's Port) - the moniker was eventually shortened to København. Denmark managed to retain neutral status during WWI, but that ploy didn't work during WWII; the Nazis marched on Copenhagen on 9 April, 1940, and ended up occupying it and the rest of the country for five years. Today, Copenhagen is flourishing as a centre of culture and the arts, and has had its historic skyline marred by only a few high-rise developments. Copenhagen was touched by royal pageantry in May 2004 when Crown Prince Frederik married Australian Mary Donaldson.

When to go Copenhagen

Whole year you can come and enjoy the weather and festival. The coldest winter months of January and February, the average daytime temperature hovers around freezing point. May to September is much more comfortable, although realistically you can expect to see rain and grey skies during most of the year. The most popular months for visitors to Denmark are May, June, July and August; although Copenhagen has a healthy peppering of festivals throughout the year so you'll always find something to inspire you.

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Weather Copenhagen

Copenhagen is situated northerly location that is why its climate is relatively mild. In the coldest winter months of January and February, the average daily temperature hovers around freezing point and while that may be cold, it's nearly 10?C (50?F) above average for this latitude. Winter, however, also has the highest relative humidity (90%) and the cloudiest weather (with greater than 80% cloud cover on an average of 17 days a month), both of which can make it feel much colder than the actual mercury reading. From May to September, there are about nine cloudy days a month and the humidity drops to a comfortable level of around 70% at noon. The greatest amount of precipitation is from July to December although, when all's said and done, rain is fairly evenly spread over the year.

Arrival Copenhagen

We can easily go anywhere from Copenhagen,there are many flights; from points all over Europe and from the US, South America, North Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Copenhagen International Airport is conveniently located in Kastrup, 9km south-east of the city centre. Charter flights cover many sunnier destinations (such as the Canary Islands, where Danes flock to escape winter.).There are daily ferries between Oslo and Copenhagen, and Bornholm and Copenhagen, which leave from Kv?sthusbroen, north of Nyhavn. Buses and trains connect Copenhagen to the rest of Denmark and mainland Europe, while making your own way over the magnificent and relatively new bridge from Malma, Sweden, will set you back a couple of hundred kroner.

Best locations Copenhagen

Copenhagen is famous for many things like amusement parks, glittering shops, beer cellars, gardens, and bustling night-life. But the city is also proud of its vast storehouse of antiquities and holds its own with the other capitals of Europe. While there are plenty of amusing ways to while away the days, the Danish capital also offers numerous opportunities for the visitor who wants to see art, museums, and castles. In the morning, you can wander back to classical or Renaissance days in such showcases of art as Thorvaldsen's Museum. In the afternoon, you can head south to the town of Dragar on the island of Amager, now almost a suburb of Copenhagen. On a summer evening, visitors can stroll through the Tivoli pleasure gardens. Here, in the museums and architecture, you'll see evidence of the Dutch inhabitants who lived and farmed on the island for 300 years.

Night-life Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a 24-hour party city. A good night means a late night, and on warm weekends, hundreds of rowdy crowd Stra'get until sunrise. Merrymaking in Copenhagen is not just for the younger crowd; jazz clubs, traditional beer houses, and wine cellars are routinely packed with people of all ages. Of course, the city has a more highbrow cultural side as well, exemplified by excellent theatres, operas, ballets, and one of the best circuses in Europe. For free entertainment simply stroll along Stra'get, especially between Nytorv and Hajbro Plads, which in the late afternoon and evening is a bit like an impromptu three-ring circus with musicians, magicians, jugglers and other street performers.

City of Destination

Copenhagen is a very famous city of Denmark it has been capital for 600 years of Denmark. It's an appealing and largely low-rise city comprised of block after block of period six-storey buildings. Church steeples punctuate the skyline, with only a couple of modern hotels marring the view. No matter what your interests, Copenhagen has a lot of sightseeing and entertainment on offer.

Historic or modern, gay or straight, sleek shops or cosy caf?s; it's all nestled right in the heart of a compact city and presented with typical Scandinavian assurance and flair. Copenhagen is a city with much charm, as reflected in its canals, narrow streets, and old houses. Its most famous resident was Hans Christian Andersen, whose memory lives on. Another of Copenhagen's world-renowned inhabitants was Søren Kierkegaard, who used to take long morning strolls in the city, planning his next addition to the collection of essays that eventually earned him the title "father of existentialism.

In 2000, the ?resund Bridge was officially opened, linking Sweden and Denmark physically for the first time. Copenhagen still retains some of the characteristics of a village. It's almost as if the city was designed for strolling, as reflected by its Strøget, the longest and oldest pedestrians-only street in Europe.