Copenhagen is a truly modern northern city with a great atmosphere. You can find heaps of cyclists coming in and out on the streets, which is not a big surprise, because it has already won the award of bicycle friendly city several times. Even those heard about its famous restaurants, who don't follow the gastronomy trends. Copenhagen is home of castles, palaces, varied museums and don't miss the LEGO store in the centre.
Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark. Thanks to its outstanding transport facilities, you can easily reach the southern part of Denmark and the western part of Sweden from its port and railway station.
The statue of Hans Christian Andersen's character has been sitting on the coast since 1913. Today, it is one of the most popular attractions of Copenhagen, though most people are surprised by its size. Right next to the Mermaid, you can see the Kastellet, a fort back from the 17th century.
The port has been in operation since the 17th century, however, nowadays, you can only see sightseeing boats docked. Hans Christian Andersen lived in this area for 18 years, he would be shocked by how the surroundings have changed from a dark and dangerous place to streets packed with colorful houses, hotels, and restaurants.
Both metro lines start from Vanløse station, they branch at Christianshavn. The yellow line ends at the airport, whilst the green line ends at Vestamager. A new metro line called Cityringen is already being built, the planned opening is in 2019.
Although the tram network has been ceased in 1972, not only the metro makes up the fixed track transportation in Copenhagen. The S-tog trains are mostly used for connecting the suburban areas with metro lines.
Three types of buses are serving the city. 'A' buses are normal lines, serving all stops along a given route. 'S' buses are express lines with a limited amount of stops, running daytime only. 'N' buses are the night lines, which bus stops are marked with a grey sign.
Christiania is an autonomous freetown within the city, with its own laws and regulations. Tourists are welcome in Christiania, cameras are not.
Tivoli, opened in 1843 is the second oldest amusement park in the world, located right next to the Main Railway Station.
Copenhagen is ranked in high positions in surveys about the happiness of townsmen or the use ratio of bikes in the city.
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