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    Buildings and Statues near City Center

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 17, 2014

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    In addition to the City hall the ugly Industriens Hus representing Danish industry is in this area. There are four main sculptures
    The Dragon Fountain (Danish: Dragespringvandet), depicting a bull and a dragon in combat.
    The Weather Girl (Danish: vejrpigen),
    The Lur Blowers and
    Hans Christian Andersen sculpture

    But I also took photos of the Zodiac statues in Axeltorv Square which is across from Tivoli where we waited for the bus. It is named for Bishop Absalon, Copenhagen's founder, whose (little used) Danish name was Axel. A 12.5 metre long water basin with nine bronze amphoras was installed in the square in 1991. It was designed by Mogens Møller in collaboration with the architect Mogens Breyen and is called Zodiac

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    War Memorial

    by solopes Updated Dec 20, 2013

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    I was a little surprised by the modesty of this memorial - close to the cathedral and the beautiful building of the university, it risks to pass unnoticed.

    I understood that Denmark had other wars, and WW2 was not so dramatic for them as for many other European countries, so discretion is a wise idea.

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    University

    by solopes Updated Dec 20, 2013

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    Built in the 15Th century this is the oldest university in Denmark.

    Now distributed by four campus, the classical one, in the centre of the city keeps working, and composes a well balanced complex.

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    Say hi to Team Viking

    by jonkb Updated Dec 16, 2013

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    Team Viking is the local chapter in Copenhagen. If you're visiting Copenhagen, you will be more than welcome to caontact us.

    We are always eager to show the town.

    The best way of contacting us are by email to the members. (Have a look at our member page to see who are members). Alternatively you can send an email to the groups email, although it sometimes falls through the cracs when you do that.

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    The Tobacco Museum is no longer here

    by jonkb Updated Dec 10, 2013

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    The tobacco museum is no longer in Copenhagen. I still have the tip here, so that readers that read it before can still see the tip. The museum moved to Århus (Den Gamle By)

    The old text follows:

    There's a nice little permanent exibition in the basement of the tobbacco shop on str?get.

    Entrance is free, and you will not have to buy anything.

    The exibition shows how tobbacco was used (and is stillused today) by any member of the human race. You will see anything from the early age of smoking to snuff.

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    Copenhagen cathedral

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 2, 2013

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    Built in 1829, this church is on of many that have at on this site since 1187. It was originally Catholic but converted to Lutheran during the reformation. Its been the sight of many danish royal coronations and weddings.

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    Lur Blowers Statue

    by easterntrekker Written Nov 25, 2013

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    There are so many wonderful statues amped monuments all around the city. We didn't know most but we were happy to spot the Lur Blowers Sculpture which honours the earliest warrior Danes and is noted in our guide book .

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    Make Your Own Discovery!

    by lmkluque Updated Nov 3, 2013

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    It is my suggestion that before arriving at any new city, read and learn something about it to find out what might spark your personal interests. Then search out those sites. Sometimes the search is more daunting than one would expect, but the accomplishment is a fine moment in one's travel experience.

    Having said this, I'll tell you about the accompanying sketch. (Sorry I can't credit the artist, but the name at the bottom of the print is too small for me to read.)

    Per, a tour leader with my first Danish group, sent this print from Danmark, as a thank you gift. When I went to Danmark, several years later, finding these buildings was on my list of things to do and see while in Kobenhavn.

    Now, this picture which hangs on my wall, is no longer just a lovely print. It is also a place that I have been to and holds all the memories of searching for and finding that place.

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    The Little Mairmaid

    by shavy Updated Aug 29, 2013

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    The most famous natural attraction is Copenhagen Den Lille Havfrue, the image of the little mermaid
    The Danish sculptor Edward Eriksen made ​​the picture in 1913. He was inspired by the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen. On the contrary to what most people expect from the picture, it is only 50 centimeters wide. That's because it is made to true size. According to Andersen mermaids and about half a meter long. You can see the image in the harbor

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    Areas of Copenhagen 7 - Amager

    by illumina Updated Aug 15, 2013

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    Amager (pronounced by locals as Am'ah) is another district of Copenhagen, situated over a bridge to the south of Christianshavn. It's actually built on a separate island, which before the creation of Christianshavn would have been much further off the coast.

    To the east of the island is Amager Strand, an area of beach popular in the summertime for sunbathing, picnics and barbecues, flying kites, and beach volleyball.

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    Dronning Louises Bro

    by illumina Written Aug 14, 2013

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    Queen Louise's Bridge crosses the lakes, connecting central Copenhagen and Nørrebro. It has recently been transformed when the road was narrowed and areas for pedestrians and cyclists widened.

    While it has always been a relatively popular place for young people to hang out, the wider pavements have led to a huge increase, and on sunny days the bridge is lined with people sitting on the new benches and on the wall, even bringing blankets and cushions for the floor. During the Distortion festival the whole bridge is closed to traffic and becomes a huge party!

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    Botanic Garden

    by shavy Written Aug 3, 2013

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    The Botanical Garden is part of the Copenhagen University. You surely once have been here too. The garden is full of thousands with different plants and flowers
    Do not forget to walk. Along the palm house It contains a vast collection of tropical plants

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    Tivoli

    by shavy Written Aug 3, 2013

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    The Tivoli park is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. It was opened in 1843.The attractions are up to date, but spend the age and the small size of the park still a special atmosphere with it.The park is located opposite the train station and is easily accessible for everyone. To experience this adventure you count as an adult for about 75 crowns. Children pay about 35 crowns. Closed on winter time!

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    Brewery of Calsberg

    by shavy Updated Aug 3, 2013

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    Have you had enough of the Copenhagen museums and churches? Do not hesitate to visit the old Carlsberg Brewery! In 1847 JM founded Jacobsen in the Copenhagen suburb of Valby the world famous Carlsberg brewery, named after his son Carl.

    The oldest parts of the brewery were restored and now serve as a visitor center. You get a full view of the rich history and tradition of the company. You will be guided by the former premises, will learn more about the beer production in past and present and discover the beautiful architecture of the factory. At the end of your visit you get a cool glass of beer. To you to judge whether the slogan "Probably the best beer in the world 'truth or a lie!

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    Opera House

    by shavy Written Aug 3, 2013

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    One of the most modern opera houses in the world is the national opera house of Denmark. The opera is set in the port, opposite the main Amalienborg. Because of its location in the harbor, the opera house next to the car and the bus can also be reached by boat. Public transport in Copenhagen gives you the opportunity to travel with just a bus ticket by boat.

    The building can accommodate up to 1703 visitors, each chair is individually addressed to the stage for the best sound quality and the best experience. The building was designed by architect Henning Larsen in cooperation with Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller. Around the building canals were dug to make it seem like the whole building on a small island state. Inside the opera house, there are expenses spared no effort to overwhelm the visitor. The ceiling is covered with 105,000 gold leaves example of almost 24 carat gold

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