April 17, 2018
The name Copenhagen reflects its origin as a harbour and a place of commerce. The original designation, from which the contemporary Danish name derives, was Køpmannæhafn, meaning "merchants harbour", often simply Hafn or Havn ("harbour"). The English name for the city was adapted from its Low German name, Kopenhagen.
The earliest historical records of Copenhagen are from the end of the 12th century. More recent archaeological finds in connection with work on the city′s metropolitan rail system revealed the remains of a large merchant's mansion near today′s Kongens Nytorv from c. 1020.
The Municipality of Copenhagen is by far the most populous in the country and one of the most populous Nordic municipalities. The city is part of the Øresund Region and is located on the eastern shore of the island of Zealand, partly on the island of Amager and on a number of natural and artificial islets between the two.
The Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen is best remembered for his fairy tales. Andersen′s popularity is not limited to children: his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality. No fewer than 3381 works have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West′s collective consciousness. His stories have inspired ballets, plays, and animated and live-action films. One of Copenhagen′s widest and busiest boulevards is labeled "H.C. Andersens".
Tuesday, April 17th
Today is the first day of our visit to Copenhagen in Denmark. Our flight leaves at 07:30, so we catch an early train to Schiphol airport. After a flight of one hour and fifteen minutes we land at Copenhagen Kastrup airport. From here you can......
Wednesday, April 18th
Good morning every one, and a good morning it is. Today the sun is brightly shining and we head off to our breakfast on the first floor. Enjoying a good breakfast we make our plans for the day. Today we will rent a bike and tour around......
Thursday, April 19th
Today we are going on a day trip to Denmark´s neighbouring country Sweden. From Copenhagen you can take either the bus or the train to Malmö in Sweden. The woman at the hotel desk points this out to us as a tourist attraction......
Friday, April 20th
It is our last day in Copenhagen today, and after breakfast we venture out into the city centre enjoying the sun and the scenery. Our return flight leaves late in the afternoon, so we checked out and left our luggage in care of the hotel for the remainder of the day......