Though Copenhagen never stands still, it always has time to appreciate its past. With a past as rich
and fascinating as this, that is hardly a surprise.
A one thousand-year history written by ambitious kings, inspiring artists and celebrated designers
awaits you in the medieval streets, 17th-century canals and modernist architecture of Copenhagen.
From its origin as a humble fishing village to its prime as the glittering capital of the Danish
empire, to its current position as one of the world's premier design capitals and Scandinavia's
pre-eminent city, the stories and characters of Copenhagen's history are there to be discovered
in its magnificent palaces, copper-roofed town houses and buoyant cobbled squares.
And, did you know that Copenhagen is the hometown of The Little Mermaid?
Hans Christian Andersen wrote the fairy tale, Disney produced the movie, and Copenhagen
maintains a statue in her honor, which continues to be the most popular tourist attraction
in all of Denmark and one of the most photographed statues worldwide.
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