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The Copenhagen Book

A 264 SIGHTSEEING Over the last decade, Copenhagen has gone from quaint to cool. The city is bursting with hip attractions, from up-and-coming neighborhoods and waterfront building projects to browsing the cool design in the city's smartest boutiques, galleries and bars. Copenhagen has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest. With a history that dates back to 1043 the city is full of historic landmarks, significant buildings and interesting sights. Contemporary constructions blend in beautifully with historical buildings and palaces. The waterfront area has developed into one of the city's coolest quarters, and it fills with outdoor activities in summertime. A visionary municipal initiative now means that the harbor is clean enough to swim in, and the safe, supervised bathing area – Københavns Havnebad – is a favorite meeting place for young people during its summer season. Copenhagen was awarded the world's first Bike City by the International Cycling Union and in Copenhagen practically everybody rides a bike. At present 37 percent of all Copenhageners cycle 1.2 million kilometres daily which is one of the highest percentages in the world, and in the streets you see the popular "free token bikes", bicykle taxis and the world known Christiania Bike. Another fun and memorable way of seeing the city is by joining one of Running-Copenhagen’s tours. Besides seeing the main sights while running at a comfortable pace you will also experience some of the less visible attractions and get ideas of how to experience the city the way the locals do whether you’re looking for the best cocktail in town, the place to shop for clothes from the up and coming Danish designers, or the less touristy modern art shows. For interesting guided bus tours in and around Copenhagen you could try some of the numerous Viking Sightseeing Tours. Your hotel will help you book. If you purchase a cOPENhagen CARD you will have free entry to 65 museums and attractions throughout the Greater Copenhagen Region including free entrance to Tivoli. Furthermore, cOPENhagen CARD gives you free transport by train, bus and Metro. Copenhagen is a wonderfully compact city with an efficient public transport system. This is why even if time is short, you can quite easily get a feel of the place and see most of the city and its many sights and attractions. Enjoy your stay! Ty Stange www.copenhagenmediacenter.com Ty Stange www.copenhagenmediacenter.com Photo: Bjarne Tulinius Ty Stange www.copenhagenmediacenter.com Ty Stange www.copenhagenmediacenter.com


The Copenhagen Book
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