Day 10


Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, is situated on the east coast of the Danish island of Zealand, the largest of Denmark's approximately 500 islands. The entire country is in size, one half the area of Maine. The name Copenhagen or København, means "Merchant Harbor" and is believed that the City was founded in 1167 by Bishop Absolon, at the spot where fishermen and merchants gathered to market their goods.
With a population of about 1.7 million inhabitants, Copenhagen is Scandivania's largest city and the center of Danish government, administration and finance. Denmark is a constitutional monarchy with the longest continuous royal blood line in Europe, spanning some 400 years.It has a parliament and and is very advanced , both politically and socially, with a high standard of living and a comprehensive social security system. 
Copenhagen is an important shipyard and design center, and home of Denmark's leading export, beer, with both Carlsberg and Tuborg breweries located here. Other important exports include: butter, biscuits and bacon.
Copenhagen is an elegant city, rich in history and tradition, which delights visitors with a blend of historical old world charm, majestic architecture, friendly citizens and modern efficiency. This special combination serves to make the City on of the top tourist destinations in Europe, adding greatly to the local economy.
(Royal Caribbean Port Explorer)

Various aspects of Copenhagen
(Internet pictures)


The Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbour at Langelinie.
Amalienborg Palace is the winter home of the Danish royal family. It consists of four identical classicizing palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard ; in the center of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg's founder, King Frederik V.
Frederik's Church , popularly known as The Marble Church 
The church was designed by the architect Nicolai Eigtved in 1740 and was along with the rest of Frederiksstad,
a district of Copenhagen, intended to be a monument to the 300 jubilee of the first crowning of a member of the
House of Oldenburg.
Our Lady's Church 
The Cathedral of Copenhagen was founded in 1191, totally rebuilt in 1316, 1738 and 1829 after fires. 
The present church in classicist style, built by C.F. Hansen, is particularly famous for its statues of Christ 
and the Apostles by Bertel Thorvaldsen, finished 1839. 
Everywhere you see young and old people riding bicycles.
Our waiter Viktor was from the Ukraine. 
Excellent worker.

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