Copenhagen and Zealand 1994

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The following report is a short travel guide for Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. In June 1994 I was in Copenhagen (in Danish: København) for one week. I visited also some cities on the east Danish island Zealand (in Danish: Sjælland). Finally I was in Sweden in Helsingborg for some hours.

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The Danish capital was created in the year 1167. Today there are living about 1.5 million people. And in the future Copenhagen, the Swedish city Malmö and other places are becoming a big connected area.

The city center of Copenhagen is marked by the pedestrian street "Strøget". It is approximately one kilometer long, begins in the southwest at the town hall square (Rådhus Plads) and ends in the northeast at the Kongens Nytorv. Nearly all objects of interest of Copenhagen are situated not far away from Strøget.

At the Rådhus Plads is the town hall. The famous amusement park "Tivoli" and the main station "København H" are somewhat southwest. The Tivoli is open until late into the night. At some days there is fireworks at midnight. At the edge of the Tivoli lies "Louis Tussaud´s".

on the town hall square Amusement park Tivoli Street in Copenhagen
Rådhusplads Tivoli evening København
City center of Copenhagen

Some streets north of Strøget you can see the Round Tower (Runde Tårn). It is 36 meters high and has no steps. Only a turning ramp goes up to the top. The Botanic Garden of Copenhagen and the castle Rosenborg are situated not far away from the tower.

The parliament is working in Christiansborg south of Strøget behind a channel.

In the east of the city you find the square Kongens Nytorv. Here begins the New Harbour (Nyhavn). It is the departure place for inexpensive sightseeing ferries. Nyhavn transforms into a lively pub mile at night.

From Kongens Nytorv you can go to the Marble Church and the castle Amalienborg. And one kilometer farther you will see the really Little Mermaid (Den lille Havfrue) sitting on a small rock at the Yderhavn.

Nyhavn New Harbour Little Mermaid Marble Church
Nyhavn New Harbour Little Mermaid Marble Church

Travel tours into the environment of Copenhagen are also very recommendable. As one example Helsingør is in the north of the island Zealand (Sjælland). The UNESCO declared the well received town centre with its timber buildings as World Heritage. Only some minutes (by ferry) away from Helsingør is Sweden and the city Helsingborg. [Between Copenhagen and Helsingør you find a train service every 20 minutes. The tour takes you about one hour.]

Roskilde is in the middle of Zealand and west of Copenhagen. Already the gigantic cathedral of Roskilde is reason enough for going there. Finally you can find many more cosy cities and villages at the coast of Zealand.

Looking at Sweden Helsingborg Helsingør World Heritage Køge Roskilde
Sweden Helsingborg Helsingør World Heritage Køge Roskilde

Since the 1st of July 2000 you can use the Øresund bridge between the Danish island Amager (Copenhagen Airport) and the Swedish Malmö. Going by train over the bridge and into the tunnel is a special experience. The journey from Kastrup Airport to Malmö and back costs approximately 15 EUR in the year 2002.

This was my first journey to Northern Europe ever. And it was just the beginning...

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