It is considered the happiest city in the world. It is a paradise for cyclists, whom you can meet a lot here as they travel along the countless bicycle paths. It also has the best restaurants in the world and tons of tourist attractions. Although Copenhagen lost more than half of its medieval monuments during the great fire of the 18th century, it is still a very attractive place for tourists.
Previously, there was a market and a fishing village in this place.
Only in the 18th century did the university submit to municipal jurisdiction.
Almost half of the city's buildings from the Middle Ages were destroyed. In addition to destroying buildings, the fire consumed over 35.000 texts in the library of the University of Copenhagen and the observatory in the Round Tower.
The sculpture depicts a character from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale and was unveiled on August 23, 1913. In 2003, someone used explosives to blow up the monument and it fell from its pedestal. Fortunately, the mermaid did not suffer much damage and after a short repair, she returned to her rock, where she can still be admired.
The palace complex includes 4 identical Rococo palaces surrounding an octagonal square. It is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Copenhagen, visited by over 77.000 tourists every year.
The first concepts for the construction of the bridge were created in the mid-1930s, but construction began on October 18, 1995. The bridge was completed on August 14, 1999, and the investment cost was over DKK 30 billion. The investment is expected to pay off only around 2030.
Over the last 10 years, the city has managed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 1/3, mainly thanks to investments in photovoltaics and wind farms.
Residents, entrepreneurs, and politicians alike choose this means of transport. It's hard to park a car in Copenhagen because the sidewalks are full of bicycles.
The Bakken amusement park was created in 1583. The second oldest park in the world is Tivoli, also located in Copenhagen.
In 1951, Walt Disney visited, taking notes on the park's smallest details. Then he said that he wanted to build a park that would reflect the peaceful and joyful atmosphere of Copenhagen park.
One of the museum's attractions is a collection of 20.000 unopened beer bottles donated to the museum by Leif Sonne, who has been collecting bottles since 1968. When his collection no longer fit in his home, he decided to donate the collection.
She even fell victim to censorship when one of the MPs posted her photo on Facebook, but it was censored and taken down for showing nudity. Only after the surprised MP warned that the blockade was completely absurd did Facebook moderators apologize and post the photo on the social networking site.
The first city aquarium was established in 1939, but it was much smaller, so a new one was built and all the specimens were moved there in 2013.
In 8 exhibition halls, visitors can learn about the idea of happiness and how it was perceived in the past. Museum director Meik Wiking says about the new facility as follows: "We hope that our guests will leave the museum a little wiser, happier, and a little more motivated to change the world for the better."