Copenhagen is a fascinating place – for instance, did you know that it is one of the top cycling cities in the world with over 340 km of cycle lanes? This urban area is about 30 per cent of the Danish population, and in 2013 it was mentioned as the happiest capital city on the planet in the World Happiness Report.
Getting away for a few days can be a great way to broaden your mind as well as have some fun. Weekend breaks to Copenhagen are perfect for those who are looking for a quick getaway and want to experience the world-class attractions that the said city boasts of. In order to get the most out of this destination, it does help to do a bit of research first, but it can be fun to learn about this amazing city.
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Copenhagen Travel – Fun Facts
The name ‘Copenhagen’ is the English spelling of the Dutch word ‘København’ which can be translated as ‘merchant’s harbour’. There has been an urban settlement here since at least the eleventh century, and the fact that there is a natural harbour here meant it became a popular trading area for the Vikings.
The Little Mermaid is the most well-known tourist attraction in Copenhagen, and it is often used on postcards. This statue weights 175kg, and it is 1.25 metres in height – it looks bigger in photos. This statue that is so associated with the city was unveiled in 1913, and it inspired by the tales of Danish author Hans Christian Anderson. The Little Mermaid can be found at Langelinie Promenade.
There is over 8km of sandy beach within easy reach of the city centre – there are also a number of outdoor swimming baths to choose from as well. Bellevue Beach is the most popular of them all, and this is the perfect place to go during the summer. Amager Beach Park is on an artificial island, and this is worth visiting as well.
Pick Up Lot More Fun Facts During a Trip to Copenhagen
You are sure to pick up plenty more fun facts during your trip to Copenhagen. There can be something new and exciting to see every time you turn a corner in this city. Find out for yourself why people are calling this the happiest place in the world.