Denmark – is a highly developed industrial-agrarian country. The gross domestic product values more than one hundred fifty five billion dollars or almost twenty nine thousands of dollars per person, per year. The leading industry (about twenty six percent of Gross Domestic Product) belongs to: engineering and metalworking, shipbuilding, industrial equipment and instrumentation, electrical engineering and electronics.
Also quite developed are the food industries, chemical and petrochemical industry. Widely famous throughout the whole world are the Danish porcelain and furniture. The fuel needs of the country for approximately eighty percent are covered by imports, although a small oil and gas production has started in the North Sea. The basis of agriculture (approximately three percent of Gross Domestic Products) belongs to – the meat and milk cattle. In agriculture, the dominant grain fields (occupy sixty five percent of arable land), sugar beet and fodder crops. The country has a powerful sea fishing and merchant trade.
The capital of Denmark – is Copenhagen – which is located on the western shore of the Oresund, mostly on Zealand’s territories, and lesser on the Amager Island. Both parts of the city are connected by bridges. In the year one thousand forty three at the place where nowadays is situated a modern city was a fishing village “Havn”, close to which was built a castle in the year one thousand sixty seven. In the year one thousand two hundred fifty four, Copenhagen has officially become a city. In the year one thousand four hundreds seventeenth this city was transferred under the authority of the king, with extensive privileges. In the eighteenth century it started to prosper and later became the best trading center in Denmark. Now the city’s population is approximately five hundreds of thousands of people, in large metropolitan Copenhagen area – live up to one and a half million of people. It is a significant seaport and a naval base. In Copenhagen, forty percent of countries products are being produced in Copenhagen: mechanical engineering and metalworking are quite developed, food, china, chemical, paper, cement industry. In the historical part of town which is situated on the Slotsholm Island are located: Christiansburg Palace, the Parliament (which was a few times rebuilt after the fire), Exchange, museum sculptor B. Thorvaldsen.
Also in Copenhagen is situated – the palace of Rosenberg, Citadel, the palace Sharlottenborg and the Amalienborg Palace complex.
Tivoli Park in Copenhagen
Since its foundation in the year one thousand eight hundreds forty three, the park was visited by two hundred seventy five millions of people. No plastic or neon lighting are permitted in the Copenhagen garden.
Where are a lot of things to see in Tivoli: music, walking and riding on the swings, carousels, colorful parades of Tivoli Guard boys, also there is a variety of restaurants and the Museum of Tivoli, with its three floors filled with posters, photos, carousel animals and other memories. Season – here starts in late April and stays until middle -September and late November – December.
You cannot come to Copenhagen without taking a look on her, as she is considered to be the symbol of this wonderful old city. She was created, by sculptor Edward Ericson, in the beginning of the twentieth century. It was bought by the brewer Carl Jacobsen (the owner of “Carlsberg”) and gifted to the city. A long port which is located, behind the Little Mermaid, docs more than seventy cruise ships per year. The embankment ends with a dam, at the edge of which is situated a lighthouse. It is nice to come here in the evening, in order to stand by the beach and enjoy the sunset. This is usually what the in love people do.
The port quarter, and it was having a bad reputation for a long time. But nowadays the times have changed and now this place became tourist Mecca. On the sunny right bank – you can find café in every house. Here you will always find a lot of people whom are shouting and singing, especially on weekends. On the other banks are situated yachts, on the boards of which there are situated cafes, restaurants and cabarets. Nyhavn, with its colorful houses and sailing is just amazing. This is the place from which the sail boats are leaving.
Forty four million of LEGO cubes were used in the construction of cities and landscapes of different parts of the globe. This is an amusement park for children of all ages.
This park works from late March till the end of October. To the park you can reach by using train from the capital till the Vaile city (it takes two hours and twenty minutes) and then by bus to the Billon city (which takes forty minutes). The price of admission to the park is almost the same for both children and adults.
Is the Copenhagen residence of the royal family, so tourists can visit some of the open rooms with authentic interiors of private apartments!
The Rosenberg Palace in Copenhagen, was built in the seventeenth century which was built by a builder –King Christian the forth, the palace now is the residence of the Danish royal regales and jewelry.
Fredericksburg Castle, Hillerod
It is a majestic castle which was built according to the Renaissance style, and it was built in seventeenth century, which houses the National Museum of Danish history.
Kornberg Castle, Elsinore
The castle’s construction was completed in the year one thousand five hundreds eighty five, and according to Shakespeare, this is the place where Hamlet lived. The castle has an underground prison and the largest knight’s hall in Europe (its dimensions are sixty two meters on eleven meters).
This is a museum under an open air, in which are gathered more than seventy well-kept historic buildings. Here it was recreated one of the oldest Danish provincial trade cities with this atmosphere of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries – a bakery and food shop selling goods, as in the past.
In a late Viking Age in the Roskilde town is situated to the west of Copenhagen, this place was a home for Danish kings. In the cathedral of Roskilde city you can see the royal graves that were made more than a thousand years ago. All those things are worth seeing. But above most of all, the city is known due to the Viking Museum. The museum presents not only the remains of ancient ships, but also ancient vessels of Danish Vikings and other items of nautical affairs at that time.