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Copenhagen : An award winning cruise destination




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Copenhagen, again a fascinating place of Europe is waiting to show its glory to all of those people who haven’t visited yet. The cruise ships dock at Langelinie and the port opens its door of beauty in front of the tourists and makes them stunned. It is among the greenest capitals of Europe that features a number of parks and other open spaces with historic streets at the city centre. A major city of Denmark has a population more than 1,167,569. The city lies on the islands of Zealand and Amager.

It became a capital of Denmark since 15th century also a significant regional centre of culture, business, media and science. Besides tourism, research and development plays a vital role in the economy of the city. Though it is among the most heavily inhabited areas in Northern Europe, nearly 1.3 million tourists visit this city every year. It is considered as the best quality of life among other cities. Its locations and excellent infrastructure makes this place even more stunning.

Cruise To Copenhagen

The major airport serving this city is Copenhagen Airport located in Scandinavia. It has the largest mall in Scandinavia. The Copenhagen-Malmo port is the major cruise destination with 420,000 cruise passengers visited the city and made a record of 286 cruise ships in the year 2007. In the year 2008, the number of cruise ships increased to 310 and 560,000 passengers visited the city of Copenhagen. This port was honored at the World Travel Awards as number one cruise destination in Europe. Besides these, the city was developed rapidly from every aspect like transportation. A huge network of road will lead you ahead to explore the entire city of Copenhagen.

Viking Ship MuseumMuseums, galleries, castles and palaces make this place amazing for tourists around the world. Out of them Amalienborg Palace is a well-designed home to the Danish Royal family which is very attractive and along with that Viking Ship Museum and Rosenborg Castle is the must visiting sites of the city. Boat cruises harbour is very popular. So it once and enjoy up to the fullest. The Tivoli amusement park and the Carlsberg Brewery visitor centre are the major sites that draw attentions of tourists.

The major highlights of the city are The little Mermaid statue, Christianborg Palace, which is a Parliament building, City bus tour, National Museum, National Art Gallery, Kronborg Castle and Christiania ‘free town’. There are plenty of architecture, parks and beaches all around that will make you feel brilliant. Several architectural structures include Marble Church and Amalienborg Palace in the inner city of Copenhagen that is at Middelalderbyen, Church of Our Saviour, Christiansborg Palace, the city hall, Rosenborg Castle, Christian IV’s former stock exchange, Tietgenkollegiet, Royal Playhouse and many others. Still development is under process like to build two major hotels in Scandinavia.

Ordrupgaard MuseumAs it is named as a green city, it has many big and small parks. King’s Garden, it is also called as sculpture garden, Botanical Gardens/University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg Garden and Copenhagen Zoo are some of the parks worth visiting. Besides this, there are three beaches out of which one beach has won international acclaim for its fantastic design. The Amager Strandpark beach lies at a distance of 15 minutes by bicycle from the city centre. You will feel great when you will start exploring the parks where Tombs, wildlife, greenery, waterfall, and many others could be experienced. With this, museums like the National Museum, the National Gallery, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Louisiana, The Danish Museum of Art & Design, Thorvaldsens Museum, Cisternerne and the Ordrupgaard Museum could be explored. Every museum is different in nature and holds variety of histories.

MagasinWell, when you visit a travel destination you definitely think about buying something. So try shopping at the international chains and designer boutiques around Stroget. Magasin is the biggest department store in Scandinavia that lies on Kongens Nytorv. Try cuisine here as well and for that you will get many restaurants all over the city. It is a gourmet paradise, so you will get snacks and light meals here. You should try Smørrebrød which is a highly popular traditional cuisine like an open sandwich or a cold buffet.

Those who love rainy season can visit this place between the months of August to October. Winter remains cold and cloudy as the climate is temperate sometimes it gets changed. Summer season usually remains warm and sunny. As the language spoken here is Danish and the city follows constitutional monarchy government you will experience two religions like Evangelical Lutheran with a little Roman Catholic and Muslim minorities. Well, do not worry as English language is widely used in Denmark. Just plan to sail on water towards the city of Copenhagen and explore the breathtaking attractions.


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