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Denmark

Denamark is located in Northern Europe. It is one of the Scandinavian or Nordic countries. Its approximate location is south of Norway, south-west of Sweden, north of Germany and east of Great Britain. It is a member of European Union (EU) and is also a founding member of NATO.

The capital of Denamrk is Copenhagen which is also its largest city. Danish is its official language. Denamrk has a population of approximately 5½ million inhabitants. Over 90% of the population are ethnic Danish. It has a total area of approximately 43,000 square kilometres. The Statue of Little Mermaid (picture on top) in Copenhagen is one of the landmarks in Denmark!

The following are two of our favourite tourist attractions in Denmark:-

Kongens Nytorv (King's New Square)

Kongens Nytorv (King's New Square) is located between Amalienborg Palace and Nyhavn in the heart of the city of Copenhagen. The King's New Square is one of the most beautiful squares in Copenhagen. It was designed by King Christian V in the 17th century with an equestrian statue of himself in the center with four statues below representing Queen Artemisia, Alexander the Great, Pallas Athena and Hercules. The square was reconstructed by King Frederik V in the middle of the 18th century.

Many historical and famous buildings surround the square such as Hotel D'Angleterre (1795), Charlottenborg Palace, Royal Theatre (1872), Magasin du Nord department store and Thotts Palace which is now home to the French Embassy. Cobblestone streets with chairs for pedestrians to sit down and relax surround the square.

Canal Tours, Nyhavn

Canal boat tour is an ideal and wonderful way to see the city of Copenhagen from the water, i.e. from the canal and the harbour. It is a major tourist attraction in Copenhagen!

There are several operators to choose from and the major one is DFDS which departs from Nyhavn near Kongens Nytorv in the heart of the city of Copenhagen. Guided tours cost between DKK 40.00 and 60.00 per adult and half price for a child. Operating hours are between 9.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. daily during the summer months. Hop-on hop-off water bus without guide is another excellent choice to see Copenhagen from the water.

The guided boat tour lasts approximately 60 minutes. Attractions where the boat will be passing along the way include architectural buildings of Nyhavn, Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, Holmen, the Stock Exchange building, the Royal Library, Trekroner Fortress and Cristianborg. Don't miss the canal boat tour when you visit Copenhagen on your vacation!

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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Dec 13, 2011 at 7:39 PM

    I love the Little Mermaid statue! Your tips and insightful and delightful! Wonderful page!

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Jan 16, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Denmark, along with Sweden, Norway and Finland - oh if i could visit them someday, it will be a dream come true. nice tips here Ho and Pang. i was surprised to see Ripley here too. we have one at Niagara Falls, Canada.

  • Manara's Profile Photo
    Jun 5, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    I like Copenhagen so much! It was great to visit it again through your page and pictures.

  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2010 at 5:50 AM

    Very comprehensive information on Denmark! Thanks for sharing & do keep in touch!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    Your memorial tips are a tribute to the importance of hard work, dedication, and precision. They are helpful, informative, interesting, and [best of all] done with a positive attitude.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2010 at 1:58 AM

    Copenhagen seems to be really worth visiting. Would love to take the canal boat tour. We only explored Odense on our way back from Norway but simply loved it!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Thanks for the virtual tour of Denmark = the page holds a lot of interesting things to see & do

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2010 at 7:43 AM

    Your pages are always a great source of inspiration for future trips.

  • Oct 20, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    What a delightfult presentation of your personal experiences in Denmark. It is easy to see that you guys had a wonderful trip.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Oct 19, 2009 at 3:35 AM

    Looks like you all enjoyed your visit in Copenhagen. The Canal Boat tour looks like a fun thing to do. I would like the Stroget Pedestrian shopping Street and the Old Citadel Kastellet

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