Copenhagen

Originally a Viking fishing village established in the 10th century in the vicinity of what is now Gammel Strand, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century, it consolidated its position as a regional centre of power with its institutions, defences, and armed forces. During the Renaissance the city served as the de facto capital of the Kalmar Union, being the seat of monarchy, governing the majority of the present day Nordic region in a personal union with Sweden and Norway ruled by the Danish monarch serving as the head of state. The city flourished as the cultural and economic centre of Scandinavia under the union for well over 120 years, starting in the 15th century up until the beginning of the 16th century when the union was dissolved with Sweden leaving the union through a rebellion. After a plague outbreak and fire in the 18th century, the city underwent a period of redevelopment. This included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After further disasters in the early 19th century when Horatio Nelson attacked the Dano-Norwegian fleet and bombarded the city, rebuilding during the Danish Golden Age brought a Neoclassical look to Copenhagen’s architecture. Later, following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing and businesses along the five urban railway routes stretching out from the city centre.

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Danish Castles

Fortifications of Copenhagen

Kastellet and the Fortification Ring, Copenhagen, Denmark

Københavns Toldbod – Copenhagen Custom Tax Buildings

Københavns Frihavn – Copenhagen Freeport

The Little Mermaid

Rosenborg Castle

Christiansborg Slot – Christiansborg Castle

Christiansborg Bunker

Amalienborg Palace

Copenhagen City Hall

City Hall Square, Copenhagen

Frederiksberg Palace, Frederiksberg City Hall / Command Central

Charlottenborg Palace

Moltke’s Mansion

The Lur Blowers Monument

Dragon Fountain, Copenhagen

House of Architectural Heritage

The Royal Library

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Tuborgflasken

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Søtorvet

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The Olsen Gang’s Big Score, The Dragon House & The Gefion Fountain

University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden

Parks and open spaces in Copenhagen

The National Museum of Denmark

Christiansborg

Kronborg – Helsingør

Rosenborg Castle

Amalienborg Palace

Frederiksborg Castle

Fredensborg Palace

Charlottenlund Palace

Bernstorff Palace and Palace Gardens

Frederiksberg Palace, Frederiksberg City Hall / Command Central

Bregentved

Augustenborg Palace

Lerchenborg Slot

Gavnø Slot

Ledreborg

Aalholm Slot

Holckenhavn

Holsteinborg

Vallø Slot

Hvedholm Slot

Tranekær Slot

Rosenholm Slot

Koldinghus

Gråsten Palace

Borreby Castle

Rosenfeldt Manor

Basnæs

Gram Slot

Berritzgaard

Krenkerup Gods

Lykkesholm Slot

Næsseslottet

Skjoldenæsholm Slot

Gurrehus

Herlufsholm

Sophienholm

Gyldensteen

Hørbygård

Rosengaard

Egholm

Arresødal

Christiansgave

Fredsholm

Lindholm

Krabbesholm (Gershøj Sogn)

Skanderborg Slot

Charlottenborg Palace

Varna Palæet

Moltke’s Mansion

Thott Mansion

Copenhagen City Hall

Valdemar’s Castle, Egeskov and Svendborg

Kronborg Castle and Helsingør Shipyard

Sønderborg Castle and Sønderborg Shipyard

Korsør Shipyard and Fortress

Hotel Koldingfjord

Værløse Air Base

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