The city's economy is based mainly on services and trade. On the site of Copenhagen in the XII century there was an insignificant village of Havn, which Bishop Absalon, after the construction of the castle, in 1167, turned into a fortified city. The asteroid (362) Hafnium, discovered in 1893, and the chemical element hafnium, discovered in 1923, are named after Copenhagen.
The canal stretched from the New Royal Square to the quay front-port to the south of the Theater House. Along the canal there are many colorful townhouses from the 17th and 18th centuries, bars, cafes and restaurants. Many historical wooden ships are moored in the canal.
built on the site of the 1167 Copenhagen Castle
Located in the old part of Copenhagen, on the small island of Slotsholmen. It is one of the architectural landmarks of the Danish kingdom. The layout close to the modern one was created by the architect E. D. Huyser in 1733-1740. After the fire of 1884, the restoration process was undertaken by T. Jörgensen, who gave the palace a new pseudo-baroque look in 1907-1922.
a statue depicting a character from the fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" by Hans Christian Andersen. Located in the port of Copenhagen. The sculpture is 1.25 m high and weighs about 175 kg. The author is the Danish sculptor Edvard Eriksen. Opened August 23, 1913. Made by order of the son of the founder of the Carlsberg brewery - Carl Jacobsen, who was fascinated by the ballet of the choreographer August Bournonville based on the fairy tale "The Little Mermaid" at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen. Since then, this statue has become a symbol and one of the main attractions of the city.
architectural complex in Copenhagen, the official residence of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Built during the reign of King Frederick V. Designed by Nikolai Eitved. It got its name from the wife of Frederick III, Queen Sophia Amalia, who in 1673 built a palace on this site called Sophie Amalienborg, which burned down in a fire in 1689. The architectural ensemble of the architect Nikolai Eitved consists of four separate buildings with almost identical rococo facades.
an observatory as part of a complex of university buildings, which was erected in the parish of the Copenhagen Trinity Church by order of King Christian IV in the middle of the 17th century. The observatory in the tower is one of the oldest in Europe. In the XVII-XVIII centuries. prominent astronomers such as Ole Römer and Peder Horrebow worked here. Over time, the tower has become one of the symbols of the Danish capital. The upper tier of the tower, which rises 36 meters above the level of the pavement, is occupied by a planetarium. There are no steps inside. A gentle spiral ascent with a length of 210 meters leads upstairs, encircling the tower seven times in a spiral.
park in the center of Copenhagen, founded in 1906-1914. landscape architect Edward Glesel and engineer O. K. Nobel with the support of the city administration on public land. Mayor Jens Jensen planted the first tree in the Felledpark on 26 April 1909. The central alley is named after him. The Felledpark hosts numerous concerts and festivals, the Copenhagen Carnival, a historic car race, and May Day demonstrations.
the building of the Copenhagen stock exchange on the island of Slotsholmen in the center of Copenhagen, built in 1619-40. by order of Christian IV. The architects, the Stenwinkel brothers, crowned the building in the Flemish Renaissance style with a 56-meter spire in the form of twisted tails of four dragons. The first floor of the building is divided into forty small compartments for storing goods, and the second floor is occupied by a spacious hall for trading operations. The Copenhagen Stock Exchange occupied the Börsen building from 1625 to 1974. In 1918, the building was attacked by aggressive unemployed people.
art museum located in Copenhagen. Founded in the 19th century by the son of the founder of the Carlsberg breweries, Carl Jacobsen. The museum's collection originated from Jacobsen's private collection. In the New Glyptothek, works of art from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome are on display. The Etruscan collection is considered one of the richest outside of Italy. Of interest is the museum building itself with a winter garden in the center.
amusement park. Located in the center of Copenhagen. One of the oldest parks in Denmark, second only to Direhavsbakken. Tivoli was founded by Danish officer Georg Carstensen. The doors of the park opened on August 15, 1843. Now the park is one of the most visited in Scandinavia and the third in Europe, behind Disneyland Paris and the German Europa-Park.
the former residence of the Danish kings, built by order of King Christian IV on the outskirts of Copenhagen in 1606-1624. The ballroom was the most magnificently decorated, where solemn banquets and royal audiences were held. Around the castle was laid out the Royal Garden, which is visited annually by 2.5 million tourists. The art and historical collections of the Danish kings, as well as the royal regalia of Denmark, are exhibited here. The oldest monument in Copenhagen to the writer Hans Christian Anderson was opened on the territory of the castle. King Christian IX was present at the opening in June 1880.
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