Copenhagen

Copenhagen is my home town. Therefore I devote some space to it on this site. In particular I present the Parks in Central Copenhagen in more detail.

Copenhagen is the capital and most populated city of Denmark. It is situated on Zealand and Amager islands, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund.

Founded as a fishing village in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark-Norway in the early 15th century.



Beginning in the 17th century Copenhagen developed into an important European regional centre, consolidating its position as capital of Denmark and Norway with resources from both kingdoms being used to build institutions, even palaces and the famous fortifications which shapes the city still.

Magnificent architectural expressions of prestige in Denmark-Norway include some of Copenhagen’s most important tourist attractions, such as Børsen (Stock Exchange), the Rundetårn (Round Tower) and Rosenborg Castle.

After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century, the city underwent a period of redevelopment.

This included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

After further disasters in the early 19th century when Nelson attacked the Dano-Norwegian fleet and bombarded the city, rebuilding during the Danish Golden Age brought a Neoclassical look to Copenhagen’s architecture.

Later, following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing and businesses along the five urban railway routes stretching out from the city centre.

Since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure.

The city is the governmental centre of Denmark; it is one of the major financial centres of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.

Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, a road, railway and tunnel project, the Copenhagen metropolitan area has become increasingly integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö, known as the Øresund Region.

With a number of bridges connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterized by parks, promenades and waterfronts.

Copenhagen’s landmarks such as Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid Statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle, Frederik’s Church, and many museums, restaurants and nightclubs are significant tourist attractions.

In addition to recent developments in the city service sector and the pharmaceutical industry, there have been a number of initiatives in clean technology, supporting the city’s goal to be carbon-neutral by 2025.



Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark and Copenhagen Business School.

The University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark. Copenhagen is home to the FC København and Brøndby football clubs.

The annual Copenhagen Marathon was established in 1980. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world.

The Copenhagen Metro serves central Copenhagen together with the S-train network connecting the outlying boroughs.

Serving roughly 2 million passengers a month, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is the largest airport in the Nordic countries.

Here is a link to a recent article on Copenhagen published by National Geographic Traveller.