Saturday, April 23, 2011

Beautiful Travel Destination-Copenhagen

Copenhagen is situated on the eastern border of Denmark and is a major Scandinavian city. The 800 year old, green city is an important regional center of business, culture, life science and media. Copenhagen is a preferred tourist destination.

The beautiful Amalienborg Palace is the present home of the royal family and has four grand buildings built-in rococo style. The palace also has an attractive courtyard and other interesting features. You can see the personal apartments of the Gluck Borg Kings as well as the changing of the guard’s ceremony. Historical Tivoli is one of the oldest and most popular amusement parks in the world. It is a unique park with quaint gardens, extensive lawns, many modern rides, games and cafes. It is the best place for picnics, fun activities and people watching.

Stroget is comprised of five large streets and is the longest and most popular shopping street in Copenhagen. You can see numerous supermarkets, stalls, shops, small restaurants, theaters and architectural buildings and memorials here. Stroget is a real paradise for shoppers and offers anything under the sun you could hope to purchase. The scenic neighborhood of Nyhavn is another popular site to stroll. This harbor front zone was built in the late 17th century and the well-preserved dock, lovely streets, many trendy bars, eateries and stores offer a lot to enjoy.

Without viewing the renowned 'Little Mermaid' in the Langelinie Wharf, a Copenhagen visit would not be complete. The famed maiden sits on a rock sadly and was sculpted by Edward Eriksen in 1913. This statue is considered to be the symbol of the city and of the country. Copenhagen is world renown for its unique Scandinavian dishes and has many acclaimed international restaurants such as restaurant Noma. Enjoying culinary Copenhagen at a local restaurant will be a memorable experience.

The Latin Quarter in the north of the town is the vibrant student district and another well visited site. The old neighborhood has numerous bookshops, jazz clubs, bars, cafes and diverse cultural programs. Copenhagen's National Museum has an amazing collection of Danish historical artifacts and is the best known museum in the country. This museum is a must see for the history buffs. The Viking Ship Museum contains 5 restored Viking ships and is also a fantastic site to visit. The opulent Rosenberg castle holds various royal collections and is the most popular Copenhagen fort. The Legoland theme park features 45 million interconnected blocks is an unavoidable visit if you have kids.