In contrast to the cosmopolitan city of BERLINor design OF STOCKHOLM , the capital of Denmark Copenhagen is one of the cities that you can explore along and across three days and fly home with a pleasant feeling that you all had. Beginners and experienced travelers, this city-box can attract not only record the concentration of attractions per square meter (in a tiny town, which can be bypassed for 15 minutes are almost fifty different museums), but also affordability: even on the holiday dates to capture the Catholic Christmas and NEW YEAR’S in Copenhagen from Moscow can be found round-trip ticket for 120 euro, and during special promotions airlines that price falls by one third.
Where to stay in Copenhagen?
I must admit that hotels in the city center less than museums, but all of them, even if it hostels boast a modern design and a fresh renovation. Price range is designed for every budget: the night in a cozy and modest family-run hotel in the city center will cost 60 euros for two (sometimes, as in Hotel Saga Hotel, breakfast included), and a room in a five-star Hilton Copenhagen Airport will cost twice more expensive, but you can use the gym, swimming pool and SPA-zone, as well as directly in the hotel register on your return flight.
Minimum program: one day in Copenhagen
Start exploring the city better with him the main symbol – the Little Mermaid monument, which next year will celebrate its centenary. Next to the monument is a beautiful park with a citadel – a former military fortress, surrounded on all sides by water. Of it across the street with a beautiful name Kronprinsess brings you to another park – Royal Gardens. He embodies the tradition mileyshuyu Danes have not sculptures in museums and in the open air. Works of art in the garden can be called not only monuments but also figuratively trimmed trees and shrubs, and, of course, Rosenborg Castle XVII century – the former residence of the Danish kings. Moving from the park to the side channels, you have five minutes later find yourself in the most romantic point of Copenhagen – on the waterfront Nyuhavn (Nyhavn), which is “sheltered” from a plurality of colored houses and fish RESTAURANTSwith open verandahs. Tightly refreshed, right here go for a walk on the ship through the city. Later compare what kind of Copenhagen impressed you more – with water or air – you can, up to the observation deck on the round tower Rundentaarn near Copenhagen Cathedral. On the way to the tower, you are sure to find yourself on the longest pedestrian street in Europe – Strøget (Stroget). Linger long in the most touristic area of the city is not necessary, it is best to eat a bagel here quickly (in round sweet sandwich bun) and a cup of coffee or fresh juice in Joy & Juice – cafe chain, which sells more than 30 different juices and smoothies, and then complete a full day of excitement in the unusual location of the city – in the quarter, Christiania, which has long and persistently insists on the rank of an independent state. This place was founded in 1971 commune OF HIPPIES and free spirit remained here until now: in Christiania can buy and use soft drugs, but it is forbidden to photograph and not advisable to stay after midnight.
To visit all the MUSEUMS of Copenhagen, you will not have a week, so you have to focus on the most interesting. If you love painting, start with the State Art Museum (Statens Museum for Kunst). Its halls, as the head of a good tutorial on art, teach navigate the periodization and different artistic styles. Cancel Impressionist collection is stored in the building of the Glyptothek (Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek) – here are collected paintings by Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Gauguin and Rodin sculpture and Maillol.
The National Museum (Nationalmuseet) artefacts of human history from the Stone Age: tools, clothing, household items and weapons. Even if you have never seriously interested in the history, go here to evaluate the surviving women’s jewelry from the Bronze Age – thousands of years later they look like modern fashion accessories.Entrance to the National Museum is always free. Enjoy viewing the masterpieces, look in one of the museums of Copenhagen entertainment: for example, the museum exhibits unusual Ripley’s Believe It ot Not, in the Guinness Museum or Gallery Louis Tussauds waxworks, open great-grandson of the famous madam.
Shopping in Copenhagen
Shops in the central streets of Copenhagen are indistinguishable from Moscow (except for us until outlandish brand Cos), therefore you can safely ignore. Interesting routes for shopaholics with experience in the capital of Denmark are not in the city center. For big discounts have to go on the cruise ship quay Langeliniekaj, where theOUTLETS OF the Danish clothing brands By Malene Birger, InWear Matinique and Part Two, as well as several shops with cheap designer goods for the home. Streets and Ravnsborggade Elmegade near Norrebro form shopping square for all fans of the vintage: there is good and SECOND-HAND SHOPS and boutiques of young local designers, and even invisible lurking under the guise of outlet brands Acne, Carin Weister and Muuba.Required to visit the store in the area – outlet Danish shoe brand D-Co Copenhagen, which is renowned for its excellent winter boots made of leather. Yet Pearl Danish shopping is not in the south and in the north district Norrebro street Bragesgade. Here is an outlet So last season – the secret place of the Danish mods, where you can find clothes Stella McCartney, Pendleton, Minimarket, Peter Jensen, Vivienne Westwood, Ann-Sofie Back, Preen and other brands for quite agreeable price. When planning your route, keep in mind that the Danes do not like to linger at work, so museums and most shops close at 18.00, and restaurants – at 23.00.