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5 Fun Facts about Copenhagen

Monday, October 4th, 2010

With its many districts that houses a wide array of excellent lodging facilities, lively night spots, elegant restaurants, and tons of sightseeing venues, the capital and largest city in Denmark draws millions of international travelers annually.  Literally everything you could look for in a vacation can be found in Copenhagen whether it is art, culture, cuisine, entertainment, history, or nightlife.

Copenhagen Fun Facts

What a lot of travelers oftentimes overlook is the interesting trivia regarding the city.  We’ve taken the time to list the 5 fun facts about Copenhagen that you should be aware of and have posted them as follows:

The atmosphere in Copenhagen is relaxed and unrestrictive – what most people are unaware of is that the legal drinking age in the city is 16.  Although this may not seem funny to some, it is still rather interesting that it would be such a low age limit.  Additionally, there are no public drinking laws in force either.  To say the least, the city has witnessed some spectacular drunken displays.

Copenhagen should be renamed Santa’s Village – the phenomenal light displays and the fact that everyone rides bicycles attest to this.  The city is renowned for having the best bicycle lanes in Scandinavia.  When it snows, you will have a feeling like you have been teleported to the North Pole.

It’s all apart partying – without a doubt, Copenhagen is home to one of the largest partying environments in the entire world.  If you’re a late riser, you will fit right in with the locals without a problem.  But if you don’t go for crowds and loud evenings that continue on into the wee hours of morning, make sure you find your vacation lodging in one of the city’s quieter communities.

The architecture will amaze you – nowhere on the face of the earth will you find such a diverse architectural setting.  For all practical purposes, Copenhagen features the most interesting blend of the ancient and ultra modern architecture as well as all older eras in between.  There is a change of scenery every time you turn the corner in this city.

You’ll feel like you are in 17th century Russia – another fact regarding the architecture found in Copenhagen is that there are sections of the city that look like you have wandered back in time to the days of the 17th century Czars.  In fact, some structures in the city appear as though they could have been the Czar’s Palace.

In addition to the above, make sure that you take in other attractions in the city as there is so much to see and do here.  You might also want to time your vacation when certain local events and festivals are scheduled to happen.

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Venere Travel Blog writer anita choudhary

Anita Choudhary is a freelance writer and travel blogger based in New Delhi, India. She loves to travel and has traveled extensively in India. Exploring new places, reading and writing are her hobbies.

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  1. Emma Andersen says:
    May 28th, 2014 at 18:25

    There is no drinking age in Denmark only a buying age. It is legal to drink if an older person buy you the alcohol.

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