Copenhagen - Onsite

*A Part of the Danish Cultural Heritage*
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Copenhageners welcome Tourists and Visitors to Copenhagen
A Tribute to Copenhageners and their City
 
The Copenhageners and Their Dynamic City
A view towards Copenhagen on a early morning from the waters of Oresound.
 
Copenhageners and their dynamic city
When you visit Copenhagen - you will find a dynamic and vibrant city filled with more than thousand years of history and Danish culture with its strong values and mentality that has influenced generations of friendly and helpful citizens - who worship their democratic rights - freedom of speech - freedom of press - gender quality and Christian traditions that is a basic part of the Danish cultural heritage plus a modern urban lifestyle - which is the foundation of probably the best welfare and health care system in the world. A part of this healthcare system is also beneficial for tourists and visitors - as it includes free hospital treatment if an unexpected sickness or accident should occur during a temporary stay in Denmark. Copenhagen has been awarded several times as one of the liveliest cities in the world based on the Copenhagener's high quality of life.
 
Copenhagen Airport
The Old Red Lighthouse
Copenhagen Airport at Kastrup is one of the main entrances for tourists and visitors - who are visiting Denmark - and the airport is also the biggest in Scandinavia with millions of international passengers - and the main hub and transfer centre for flights to other Nordic countries and cities.
The more than hundred year old red lighthouse at Langelinie - is one of Copenhagen's cultural monuments that have welcomed tourists and visitors approaching the city from the seaside. The lighthouse is also a popular venue for Copenhageners and the local fishermen improving their daily catch.
 
Living in Copenhagen
Living in Copenhagen
Whether you enter Copenhagen by ship - train - car or via Kastrup Airport - you properly know that you are visiting a city that has the status of being one of the world’s most expensive - and the hard working and well educated people who reside here - has for thousands of years contributed to create and build up this hospitable and international metropolis by paying the highest taxes possible in this world. Even having these huge burdens - the Copenhageners are still quite positive and pleased - as they know precisely how to trace some of the very good bargains in and around the city - and especially how to live comfortable and affordable using the tremendous amounts of discounted and low-priced offers that are available in town.

Live like Copenhageners
It is advisable that you live like the Copenhageners during your stay here - follow them and practice their spending habits - contact them and blend in with them - experience their culture and values - but most of all - be a part of Copenhagen’s pulsating live together with the Copenhageners - and live precisely as you were at home - as there is not much difference living in this part of a modern western civilization - than in others.
 
Amalienborg Palace from 1750
Happy People in Copenhagen
The Royal residence Amalienborg Palace from 1750 is situated in Copenhagen. Every noon the ceremonial changing of the Royal Guards takes place and is a great tourist attraction.
Copenhageners are quite well educated and very hard working too. Her are some happy Danish students from Østre Borgerdyd Gymnasium celebrating their high school diploma.
 
Scandinavian's Largest Capital

Scandinavian's largest capital
As a tourist and visitor - you are also entering Scandinavian’s largest city and the bustling capital of Denmark that is one of the oldest kingdoms in the world with a constitutional monarchy. The popular Royal Danish family - who has ancestral links stretching back over 1,000 years - live at the royal residence Amalienborg Palace from 1750. Copenhagen became a Royal city in 1443 - and the regal palace was situated on the same spot as the present Christiansborg Palace from 1928 - that houses the Danish Parliament - and is the fifth castle at this location - where the founder of Copenhagen Bishop Absalon built the first fortress in 1167 AC - to protect the city. Copenhagen is situated on the islands of Sealand and Amager with its coastline towards the waters of Oresound. Copenhagen History

A pleasant city with contrasts
Since the foundation of Copenhagen - and for generations - the Copenhagener have developed a city that is a really pleasant - and a very special place to live and work in - with a contrast between medieval and historical houses - castles and churches - parks and recreations areas - versus master class architecture that dominates the skyline together with an extensive and effective infrastructure. That’s a part of the Danish Cultural Heritage and History.

 
Rosenborg Castle from 1606
New Residential Boroughs
Rosenborg Castle from 1606 - was the summer residence of King Christian IV - and placed way out of the city ramparts in the open countryside. During the development of Copenhagen the castle is now surrounded by palaces and buildings and actually situated in the middle of the town. The Oresound and Sweden appears in the horizon.
Copenhagen has seen a boom in modern architecture that covers residential boroughs - cultural institutions and office buildings. Since King Christians IVs many 17th century landmarks - the city contains of a wide variety of architectural styles. Especially the harbor front has gone trough a facelift with new buildings and port facilities.
 
Copenhageners from all over Denmark
Copenhageners from all parts of Denmark
The 1.8 million Danes that live in Copenhagen and the greater areas of the city are called Copenhageners and they speak a kind of what is described as - a standard Danish language (rigsdansk). Half of the inhabitants are genuine Copenhageners with roots placed way back in the cities thousand year history and the rest of the Danes that live in Copenhagen are citizens from other parts of the nation like Jutland - Funen and Lolland–Falster - who has been fascinated of the city life and has lived here for many generations as Copenhageners.

Even local dialects flourish in the city
Even tough Denmark is small in size - with a population around 5.5 million speaking Danish - some Danes find it difficult to understand each others native mother tongue - which is surprisingly quite different from the one end of this little kingdom to the other - allowing the distinct rural dialects to flourish during the centuries and merged it with the Copenhagen dialects that has made the Danish language very rich and varied - but also inexpressible for tourists and foreigners.
 
Many Danish Dialects in Copenhagen
Copenhageners Celebrate Anything
Only 5.5 million people in the world speak Danish and some Danes find it difficult to understand each others mother tongue as there are many dialects especially in the Copenhagen area.
Copenhageners will seldom miss any opportunity to celebrate anything - especially birthdays - and to enjoy the very bright side of life such as family events - or other festive occasions.
 
Religion and Cultural Background
Religion and cultural background
Besides of having a high working moral and mentality - Copenhageners are the most pork eating citizens in this world - and have a very relaxed relation to their Christian upbringing - which gives them lot of space for social responsibility - educational development and leisure activities in their hectic city life. Nearly 86% of all Copenhageners are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Denmark - but a very few percent occupy their church pews on Sundays as church-goers - except for family occasions where the Copenhageners are highly represented at Christenings - Confirmations - Weddings - or at other Christian events or holy days like Christmas and Easter. They are very faithful to their religion - and participate heavily in celebrating all of the many public holidays related to their Protestant inheritance - as well as having great appreciation and respect for their thousand year old cultural background and national identity. That’s also a part of the Danish Cultural Heritage and History.
 
Romantic Church Weddings
Green Oases and Breath Holes
It is quite popular to get married in Copenhagen - as 45% of all Copenhageners select a romantic church wedding and attend the Christian ceremony - where the bride and groom receive the holy blessing and give their traditional vows to each other.
There are many recreational areas in and around Copenhagen for leisure activities and most parks and gardens are landscaped during centuries - where locals spend many hours all year round in these green oases and breath holes of the city.
 
See - what’s going on in Copenhagen every month!
Monthly Newsletter
For our Tourists and Cruise passengers convince - we provide a Monthly Newsletter with all necessary and up to date info about Copenhagen with tips on what to see - what to do and where to go - and some practical advise - while you visit the Danish capital. We will describe the actually month in Copenhagen regarding Transport - Weather - Sightseeing - Fields Trips - Eating - Events & Special Events - Cruise Ships - Free admission - Personal & Practical Information - Public Holidays & Flag Days - Recipes of the Month - City & Tour Tips - Miscellaneous and much more. Newsletter
 
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Explore Copenhagen: Free - Activities - Attractions - Venues
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Copenhagen have many free experiences to explore that don't cost one Kroner (DKK) and Copenhageners wishes to share all of the free offers together with tourists and visitors.
 
Free S-Train Free S-Train transport every first Sunday in the month
It is also free to take your bicycle with the S-Train every day all year round .

 
Museums - Art Galleries Free entry all year round - and Wednesdays - Fridays and Sundays
Tourists and visitors can use more than 10-14 days to visit and exploit all the 16 national museums and art galleries in and around Copenhagen with free admission. These national venues are a gem and paradise for tourists – visitors and foreigners – who want to learn more about Danish history – culture and heritage.
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Libraries The Black Diamond - The Royal Library etc.
Use the Libraries as your info center - where you can use the internet - read you newspaper - find travel books and literature etc. The Royal Library owns over 1.6 million books and literature materials.
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Parks - Gardens and Leisure Areas Frederiksberg Garden - The Kings Garden (Rosenborg Castle) - Botanical Garden - The Old Citadel - Copenhagen Lakes etc.
Most public parks and gardens in Copenhagen are old beautifully landscape gardens from the 17th and 18th century and are green oases for Copenhageners. The many green areas in and around the city are popular venues with playgrounds – lakes – sports and picnic facilities where locals spend many hours all year round for walking – running - sunbathing and other recreational activities.
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Changing of the Guards Amalienborg Palace - Royal Residence
One can Follow the Royal Guards from Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg Palace and back again through the city
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Historical Churches and Cemeteries Copenhagen is Packed with historical Churches and Cemeteries
Many historical Churches are placed in and around Copenhagen - with St. Petri Church as the oldest from the mid-15th century. The Cemeteries in Copenhagen are quite an attraction that is different and remarkable to other resting places and burial plots in the world. Here one can find plentiful of history and culture that are attached to the citizens of Copenhagen. Take a memorial walk through a Copenhagen cemetery and experience the grave sites with its significant architectural design and special landscape features.
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Worlds longest Shopping Street "Strøget" Go window shopping on the worlds longest shopping street
Walk from the one end of the walking street - The Kings Square (Kongens Nytorv) - right to the Zoo Gardens at Valby which is a 5 km walk or take one of the free bicycles in Copenhagen and spend a day window shopping.
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Harbour bath and Beaches Free access to the popular Harbour Bath and Sandy Beaches
The harbour baths and the many sandy beaches on Copenhagen coast line are very popular and trendy sites for Copenhageners and a great places for tourists and visitors to spend a day and relax by cooling of in the fresh and crystals clear waters of the Sound and the Harbour.
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Town Hall - Copenhagen Town Hall - Copenhagen - Free admission to the Town Hall all year
Visit the Town Hall of Copenhagen from 1905 - situated on The City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) and experience Danish architecture from around 1900 and the grand city hall as well as the beautiful city hall gardens at the back of the Town Hall.
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The Danish Parliament Visit the Danish Parliament - "Folketing" - at Christiansborg Castle
Everyone can visit the Danish Parliament called “Folketinget” and experience the meetings at Christiansborg Castle just in the centre of the Danish democracy. The entrance is free and the Parliament is visited every year by nearly 100,000 people – Danes as well as foreigners – who are among 1.200 persons working here.
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Tourist Attractions
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Visit the top attractions and historical venues in Copenhagen
The Little Mermaid - Gefion Fountain - Amalienborg Palace - Rosenborg Palace - Marble Church - Round Tower - Amalie Garden - The Opera and much more - see Interactive Map
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Free Seasonal Events in Copenhagen - See Event Calendar - Come and join in with the Copenhageners.
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Celebrate the Queen's Birthday Every year The Queen is celebrated by Copenhageners and tourists at Amalienborg Palace Site
1st May - Fælledparken 1st May is the International Workers' Day celebrated all over the world and in Copenhagen too Site
Copenhagen Marathon The annual 14 km Copenhagen Marathon - where everyone can join in and run around the city Site
Whitsun Carnival The Carnival of Copenhagen is a major event of the year every Whitsun with many spectators Site
Summer Dance - Fælledparken Join the Copenhagener and dance with them or receive dance lesson in all types of dances Site
Saint Hans Eve Danish tradition of celebrating the Midsummer with bonfires and speeches all over the country Site
Copenhagen Jazz Festival The famous and traditional Jazz Festival is spread all around Copenhagen at various venues Site
Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix The annual historic race with classic cars and old timers in the streets of Copenhagen Site
Cultural Harbour Festival The yearly Cultural Harbour festival in Copenhagen - where everyone can participate Site
Copenhagen Opera Festival Venues all around Copenhagen - a must for any opera lover Site
Cup Denmark Denmark Soccer Festival will attract more than 170 soccer teams from countries all over the world Site
Baltic Sail Regatta with old sail ships at Elsinore - Helsingør Site
Open Air Opera Open air opera with at Rosenborg Castle in the centre of Copenhagen. Royal Danish Opera invites Site
Little Mermaid - Celebration Every year on the 23 August, the Little Mermaid’s birthday is celebrated by young mermaids Site
Swimming the Canals Everyone can participate in this swimming competition round the 2 km canals of Christiansborg Site
Copenhagen Blues Festival More than 50 blues-concerts all over Copenhagen Site
The Night of Culture Explore Copenhagen and all its cultural venues and events after dark Site
Hubertus Hunt - Deer Park The annually Hubertus Hunt (Fox Hunt) takes place at ”Dyrehaven” The Deer Park Site
Skating Rink - Kongens Nytorv Skate free on ice at the traditional skating rink at Kongens Nytorv in the winter season Site
 
 
Harbour Bathing
Museums and Art Galleries
Visit the harbour baths and take a free cool fresh swim in crystal clear water right in the middle of town. Copenhagen is one of the few cities in the world that offers such bathing facilities.

Almost all Museums and Art Galleries in Copenhagen have free admission and provide visitors with many hours of experiences and understanding of Danish cultural history and heritage.

 
Food Culture and "Smørrebrød"
Food Culture and Red Sausages
The food culture in Copenhagen follows primarily the Danish food culture that has been cultivated and improved for many generations and centuries. Preparing and eating food is based on cooking practice from the old country kitchen and the cold weather conditions in Denmark. In Copenhagen there is a variety of ways making food in the home kitchen - where life is experienced faster then out in the countryside and where food consumption is depended on the shifting temperatures and seasons in the city. The Danish "Smørrebrød" - open faced sandwiches with rye bread - is still a very popular treat for school - work - lunchtime and picnics. Copenhageners typically drink beer - snaps - beverages or milky drinks with their food. At supper time a good quality wine is often preferred together with the dinner. The quickest fast food in the city are eaten at the many sausage stands - where it’s a must and a great tradition that Copenhageners enjoy their “red pork sausages” (røde pølser) with bread and additional supplements. The present Danish food culture is still very traditional and conservative - and is nevertheless based on deep-rooted recipes from the past - in spite of influence from foreign countries and cultures. You can read all about Danish Food Culture here... Danish Food Culture
 
The Prime National Dish "Frikadelle"
"Red Sausages"
The juicy and tasty pork based "Frikadelle" with brown sauce and red cabbage is the prime national dish in Denmark and also the favorite choice in the kitchen of Copenhageners.
The "Red Sausage" is a must and a great tradition to eat at the outdoor sausage stand for any Copenhagener. The Red Sausage was introduced in Copenhagen around 1900.
 
Come to Copenhagen - Meet the Ambassadors & main Tourist Attraction
Meet the ambassadors & main tourist attraction
Come to Copenhagen and experience the Copenhageners - who are the born ambassadors and the prime tourist attraction of the city. When you are facing a genuine Copenhagener - you’ll have probably met a Jensen - Nielsen - Hansen - Pedersen or Andersen - which is the most common surnames in Copenhagen. Perhaps the Copenhagener you contact - is a direct descendant of a legendary Viking worrier - or a lineal royalty from the medieval period - but you can be certain that the Copenhagener you address - has a world record in paying taxes and are world champions in receiving the highest gross earnings - plus among the few inhabitants in this world that speak Danish and owns a bicycle.
These are a few of many other characters that are glued to Copenhageners with their natural position of being the real tourist attraction that - first and foremost - replaces and outdistances historical bricks and landmarks as well as primeval monuments and statues - as the citizens are the greatest assets that Copenhagen has. Thats what makes Copenhagen so cool. More info
 
360 km with Safe and protected Cycle Tracks
Copenhagen Ambassadors
Nearly every Copenhagener owns a bicycle - and they just love to commute on their cycles to work - to school - to do their shoping - and or other different leisure activities - as the city offers over 360 km of safe and protected cycle tracks in and around the city.
Copenhageners are the born ambassadors - and the prime tourist attraction of the city - and they will convince any foreigner and tourist that they are the happiest people living on this planet - together with their fellow Danish countrymen.
 
Freedom Loving Copenhageners
Freedom loving Copenhageners
The freedom loving Copenhageners feel themselves very fortunate if foreigners select to visit their town - as the citizens are very proud of their capital and will helpfully guide tourist and visitors around their city. They will also try to convince any one that Copenhagener's are the happiest people living on this planet - and humbly claim that "My Town Is My Castle". Most Copenhageners speak English and many residents speak German - French and Spanish. Take a tour throughout Copenhagen-Portal.dk and find much more relevant and interesting information about Copenhagen and its citizens.
 
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