In Copenhagen, home of The Little Mermaid, there are impressive historic buildings, family attractions and a variety of museums with fascinating artefacts.
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Here are some of the places you can visit in the City:
The Little Mermaid
The bronze sculpture of The Little Mermaid by Edvard Eriksen, situated at Langelinie Pier, is known all over the world as a major landmark in Copenhagen and has become a symbol for the City. The sculpture is based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, and Brewer Carl Jacobsen in the early 20th century watched a performance of the Little Mermaid ballet where Ellen Price played the lead role and Jacobsen enjoyed the performance so much and had the statue commissioned.
National Museum of Denmark
Visitors can come and see an extensive range of fascinating displays relating to the history of the Country in this National Museum. Among the many exhibits are antiquities such as ancient Egyptian mummies, jewellery and figurines, Greek vases and reliefs, Roman sarcophagi and mosaic floors and Cypriot pottery. There are many Danish prehistoric items including such fascinating exhibits as the Trundholm Sun Chariot and the Gundestrup Cauldron. Also visitors can see exhibits from the Middle Ages, including military equipment and weaponry, and in the Ethnographic collection you can see a wide range of objects from all around the world, including American Indian and Maori artefacts.
This Palace, situated on the island of Slotsholmen in the City, is the base of the Danish Parliament and the Prime Minister, along with the country’s Supreme Court, and the Royal Reception Rooms are also situated here. Visitors can have tours around the elegant Royal Reception Rooms, where the Queen performs her official duties including receiving heads of state. In the Great Hall there are beautiful tapestries which date from the Viking era to the 21st century. You can also see the Flora Danica, a fine porcelain set with pictures inspired by the botanical encyclopedia of the same name, and visit the historic Royal Stables.
You can visit this impressive 17th century Castle built by Christian IV and see the splendid features of the building which include rich wooden panelling, ceiling paintings, ornate stucco work and many fine tapestries and art works. Visitors can also see the magnificent crown jewels on display along with the Royal Regalia, which are a beautiful sight and important historical symbols of the monarchy.
This is a hugely popular amusement park and garden in Copenhagen with a great range of rides and attractions such as roller coasters, including a wooden roller coaster built in the early 20th century. There are a number of white knuckle rides as well as classic rides such as a ferris wheel, carousel, ghost train, fun house and bumper cars. The Park is also host to numerous entertaining theatre shows, concerts and festivals, as well as an Aquarium.
National Gallery of Denmark
At this National Gallery visitors can enjoy a wide range of both national and international art dating from the 1300’s to present, including paintings, sculptures, etchings and drawings. Among the beautiful collections housed here are works by artists including Lorenzetti, Mantegna, Durer, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Rubens, Titian, Bernini, Rembrandt, Matisse and Picasso.
Church of Our Saviour
This is a beautiful Church built in Dutch Baroque style is well known for its attractive black and gold spire that has a winding staircase around the outside that visitors can climb to enjoy panoramic views over the City, and the carillon that plays tunes each hour during the day. Inside, you can see such features as the beautiful altarpiece by Nicodemus Tessin with statues of Jesus and angels and the intricate wooden carvings on the organ facade.
The Royal Danish Naval Museum
At this Museum visitors can enjoy many exhibits relating to the naval history of Denmark from the 17th century. Among the exhibits to see are historic models of ships and figureheads, artillery and equipment and uniforms. You can learn about the history of sea vessels from the early sailing ships onwards, along with the development of their weapons, and there’s also a recreated section of a submarine that you can explore.
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