Playing Tourist in Denmark – Copenhagen – Part 1

Just as promised, here are more photos of Denmark, this time from Copenhagen. I’ve chosen to start at the Parliament then move on to Rosenborg Castle.

Christenborg Palace, Copenhagen. Seat of Government “Folketinget” Danish Parliament.

Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen built in 1604 by King Christian 4th. Many buildings from that time came about due to him including the Round Tower, The Rosenborg Castle and the Danish Stock Exchange – Børsen. You can read about this colorful figure here:

Here are more examples of his architecture:christian 4 bygninger

Source: Google

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Source: Google Maps

There are of course many things to see, but I’ve highlighted a few of them – Starting on the upper left with Rosenborg Castle then going counter-clockwise:

Rosenborg Slot (Castle); Rundetårnet (Round Tower), Christensborg Slot (Parliament); Tivoli – amusement park. Christiania – old military area turned residential, including World Famous Pusher Street”; Amalienborg – Queen’s Palace; Den Lille Havfrue (the Little Mermaid statue). The outlines of the old Fortifications are visible near Christianshavn resembling a half-moon shape.

Here is the history of Copenhagen:

Next time: Inside and around Rosenborg Castle, home of the Danish Crown Jewels.


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