The Little Mermaid: small statue in Copenhagen, famous for the fairy tale. But who visits Copenhagen, would be wise to look further. Besides this famous statue holding the city because many more sights that are worth.
The fairy tale
Ariel, a mermaid, falls in love with the prince whose life she saves. For, like to get the prince, legs, she visits the sea witch. In exchange for her beautiful voice she gets legs. The prince was impressed with Ariel, but sees in her a future bride. Eventually the prince find another bride who he thinks she has saved him. Ariel can not tell him that she was that since the sea witch has taken her tongue in exchange for legs. The tale ends badly for Ariel, with the result that they are still in Copenhagen, on top of a rock, on the look-out for her prince.
The wonderful Copenhagen City Hall, just opposite the station. The building stands there from 1905 and the architect Martin Nyrop, was inspired to design the town hall of Siena and the Big Ben in London. It is certainly worthwhile to also look inside the building and enjoy the many murals and the old ceilings.
The well-known and long shopping street of Copenhagen, full of quaint shops, boutiques and straakvermaak.
Gammeltorv & Nytorv
Gammeltorv & Nytorv are two squares separated by the shopping street of Copenhagen 'Stroget'.
Gammeltorv is the oldest square in Copenhagen and has existed since the Middle Ages. Previously, this square was the Copenhagen meeting square. The Town Hall was at this square, as well as the daily market. After a major fire in 1795, when the Town Hall was burnt down, a new Town Hall was built at Nytorv which the two squares were merged into one square. Although it's a square, it is still clear that this square originally consisted of two separate squares.
Christiansborg originally called 'Absalon's castle' and then 'Copenhagen Castle. It was formerly always inhabited by the royal family, but the fire of 1794 the castle burned down and the royal family was forced to move. Christiansborg Palace was built, but when the building was finished, the royal family lived at Amalienborg. She moved not return.
Now Christiansborg, the Danish parliament building. It is also the high courthouse and found the rooms of the Prime Minister here. Under the building are the ruins of "Absalon's Castle 'and' Copenhagen castle. It is also worthwhile to visit the gardens of the Royal Library. These can be found next to the stately Christiansborg.
Nyhavn is Copenhagen harbor and now mainly a tourist attraction. Along the Nyhavn are several cafés and restaurants and the look of the harbor is very nice. Especially in summer are crowded the terraces. Some buildings on the Nyhavn be old 300 years. Furthermore, the fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen lived in several houses along the Nyhavn.
Amalienborg is the palace of the royal family and consists of four palaces. Queen Margrethe II lives here along with Prince Henry. Amalienborg attends the Crown Prince, Prince Frederick, with his family. In the part where the Crown Prince lives is also a museum. From 1794 the Royal family lives in Amalienborg. Before that time, the fire of 1794, Christiansborg Palace was the royal house.
At its center stands a statue of Amalienborg Frederick V. It has taken 17 years to complete this statue was finished. On the square are also always seen guards of the Royal Guard. Every day at 12:00 there is changing of the guard, while every two hours of position changed.
The Little Mermaid: but there is more to do in Copenhagen