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Copenhagen, Denmark

The cruise port in Copenhagen offered easy access to the main sights of Copenhagen. The city's layout reflects its distinctive periods of development, with unique districts united by the abundance of water, the amount of green space and the pedestrian and bicycle friendly paths and streets. 

Christianhavn,  originally laid out as a separate merchant town in the 1600s, is a fashionable and diverse neighbourhood. The Christianhavn Canal is noted for its nautical community of sailing and house boats.

Copenhagen's Nyhavn, or "New Harbor," is actually steeped in a long heritage. Colorful buildings line the canal and show the history of small-vessel traffic. This strip has a salty history, but is cleaned up now for tourists to stroll. 
 

The Gefion Fountain on the harbour front is the largest monument in Copenhagen and is used as a wishing well.

Tivoli Gardens is the world's oldest amusement park and pleasure garden. With historical entertainment such as a pantomime theatre and a wooden roller coast, it also continues to add new rides and features.

Kastellet, the Citadel, built in the 1600s, is one of Europe's best preserved star fortresses. Its grounds contain bastions, gates, soldiers' quarters, and a church and windmill.
 

St. Alban's Church (here viewed from the Kastellet) was constructed of flint in 1885 to serve the growing English Anglican population.

 

Amelienborg Palace Square houses the four palaces that still serve the Danish Royal Family. Visitors can visit a museum, watch the changing of the guards and see the equestrian statue of Frederik V.

The flagship store of the oldest and biggest Danish department store chain, Magasin du Nord, sells the best of Danish design and style.

 

Denmark is considered to have the highest quality of life in the world judging factors such as jobs, education, health, environmental quality, equality and civic engagement.
 

Central squares such as Amagertorv, Kongens Nytorv and City Hall Square have served as gathering places for hundreds of years.
 

Danish artistic traditions can be found in the ecclesiastical and commercial buildings throughout the city.

The National Museum featured a display about the Vikings, which included an outstanding collection of silver jewellery and of rune stones.

 

The Little Mermaid statue sits on a rock at the waterside of the Langelinie promenade. Due to Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, the small statue has become Copenhagen's major icon and tourist attraction.
 

The old Børsen (Stock Exchange) building, dating back to 1625, is considered a leading example of the Dutch Renaissance style in Denmark.

Copenhagen's City Hall is distinguished by its ornamented front, its gilded relief of Absalon, and its tall slim clock tower.
 

Strøget is the main pedestrian street that runs from Rådhuspladsen (Town Hall Square) in the West to Kongens Nytorv (King's New Square) in the East.
 

Shops feature Danish specialties such as pastries, cheeses and fish fillets.
 

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