There are a number of similarities and differences between us and the Danes. So let’s talk about it here.
* The Danes love their queen and forgive her the only drawback she has – smoking. Margrethe II is always flawlessly dressed, which is not surprising, since she is a designer and creates sketches for theatrical costumes. If you would like to see a distant relative of the Romanovs in person – go to the royal theatre. She attends premieres, at opening and closing theatrical seasons, comes out onto the balcony of Amalienborg palace on her birthday, April 16, to greet her citizens.
Welcome to Copenhagen, the city with time-tested traditions, though, everything once started with a small fishermen’s village. Empires grow and collapse, geniuses are born and die, more and more technologies are coming to our world. All these processes are united by the word time, which flies like an arrow. To record the flow of time people create history and today I would like to tell you about the history of Copenhagen.
We will plunge into the history of the Danish capital, will make monuments, buildings and sculptures speak. We will walk along the streets of Copenhagen and from the contemporary city we will go back in time to the epoch of bishop Absalon – a restless warrior, builder and a clergyman. Today we are interested in Copenhagen from the historic viewpoint: where Denmark comes from, who the Danes are, when and where everything began, who the Vikings were, how Copenhagen developed and has been built up, where genuine original buildings have been preserved, squares, sculptures etc... all these questions will be answered during our walk around the city.
Our route will include one of the oldest squares in Copenhagen, with the oldest city fountain called Caritas as well as the Church of Our Lady, erected here owing to the efforts of bishop Absalon, the founder of Copenhagen. We will travel along the book of history, finding out how and when Denmark emerged, who the Vikings were, how it happened so that at the end of the 14th century all the power in Scandinavia belonged to the Danish king, who Martin Luther was and why all today’s Danish churches are Lutheran.
After that we will travel down the river of history to the buildings created for the scientific purposes by the Danish king Christian IV. This is the whole ensemble of buildings that has been preserved. Next we will move to the crossroads with the pedestrian street and to the seat of the Danish Parliament, castle Christiansborg. We will hear fascinating stories about the Danish king-builder Christian IV, whose reign was the longest, about other Danish kings and complicated relations between the Danes and the Swedes and the visit of Peter the Great to Copenhagen with a 40-thousand army. History book will reveal its myths and legends about the founder of the city bishop Absalon, about the growth of Copenhagen, what Hanseatic merchants envied so much that they decided to demolish Absalon’s fortress, about the slave-holding Denmark. We will also find out how in the 18th century the Danes managed to become European leaders in exporting sugar without any domestic sugar production.
Furthermore, we will see the facts in the history of Copenhagen, related to monasterial orders, where the times were severe and set their rules and it was necessary to install a whipping post and the place of public executions. Here we will see interesting aspects of the system of justice in modern Denmark; look at the former debtor’s prison, where a person could virtually stay forever. Next, we will come up to the modernity and will come to the City hall square – the heart of contemporary Copenhagen.
Here we will learn about the main features of the Danish society, looking at the examples of their underground and the City hall building, will see zero kilometre, hear the legend about the fight between the bull and the dragon, will greet fairy-tale teller Andersen and Tivoli amusement park, the blowers watching the order in the Danish kingdom; and we will also try to understand why the Danes have been voted the happiest nation worldwide for years. Are you ready to set off and travel in time with Copenhagen? Then off we go!!!
Tour length: 1.5 hours.
Tour price: 100 euros for a group of 1 - 5 people, for each additional 15 euros.
Specific features of the tour: this tour will be exciting to all people who like history, beautiful architecture and city scenery. You will learn a lot of legends from the Danish past and will also find out what lifestyle contemporary Denmark has. It is ideal for those people who have already been to Copenhagen and would like to look at the city they like from another perspective.
Send your requests to our e-mail: email@example.com or call us at +45 23 41 56 09 and we will make you visit to Copenhagen unforgettable. Do not forget to indicate the desired date of the tour, the name of the hotel, where the plan to live in Copenhagen, the number of participants and your mobile phone for communication. You request will be replied within 24 hours.
We do not know what has brought you to Copenhagen: cheap flight tickets, curiosity, love to tasty beer or nostalgia for childhood and fairy-tales of Andersen. But I am confident that you have come to one of the unrivalled and unique capitals in Europe. During our 2-hour walk we will see nearly all interesting landmarks of the city in its central, historic and tourist parts. Our journey starts in the City hall square in the very heart of Copenhagen, where we learn about modern Copenhagen.
On the one hand, the Danish capital is reasonably considered the pearl of Scandinavia, but on the other, this is the city of controversies where people sell light drugs one kilometre from the seat of the Danish Parliament; the city, with very rare traffic jams and the number of bicycles is 5 times more than the number of cars in the streets; the city, where people pay some of the highest taxes in the world and, nevertheless, feel fine about it; here a sandwich is a cult, but Copenhagen is also the gastronomic centre of Northern Europe.
What makes the Danes happy?
Then we will have a walk to the historic part of Copenhagen, where everything started for this city. We will see the place of public executions, Caritas, the oldest fountain in the city, Reformation memorial, to commemorate the period after which all the Danes were converted from Catholics to Protestants, Copenhagen university building, the oldest high school called Regents, where the poorest students stayed, the Round tower, the Museum of Post and Telegraph.
And here we are, opposite the house of Parliament – the political heart of Denmark. Here we will plunge into the history of the Danish kingdom, will speak about the founder of Copenhagen bishop Absalon, find out about the underwater sculptures and legends and legends of the ancient Nordics. We will also understand what makes Copenhagen so unique compared to other capitals worldwide and why the locals have been voted the happiest nation on the planet.
Having enjoyed the view of Absalon statue, the Stock Exchange building, Parliament, and St. Nicolai’s Church we will go on walking along the longest pedestrian street in Europe – Stroget to Royal Square and Nyhavn quay, the tourist mecca in Copenhagen. There we will get back to the medieval times, find out how Denmark once became one of the largest exporters of sugar in Europe, without any domestic sugar production; recollect fairy-tale teller Andersen, who adored living on Nyhavn quay; will talk about the royal family and interesting facts in the relations between Denmark and Russia, established over 500 years ago.
Tour length: 1.5 - 2 hours.
1 - 4 people 150 euros for a group
5 - 12 people 180 euros for a group
+12 people upon request.
Specific features of the tour: If you like legends, beautiful city architecture, would like to learn about the recipe of Danish happiness, visit the landmarks of the city accompanied by the parson, who has been living in the capital of the Danish kingdom for over 10 years, then this excursion is for you. It is ideal for all those who have come to Copenhagen for the first time, as well as for those who would like to see and hear maximum information within the minimum time.
Send your requests to our e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +45 20 66 30 93 and we will make your visit to Copenhagen unforgettable. Do not forget to indicate the desired date of the tour, the name of the hotel, where the plan to live in Copenhagen, the number of participants and your mobile phone for communication. You request will be replied within 24 hours.
“Architecture is exponent of morals” once noted Honore de Balzac, and we fully agree with him. We invite you dear travellers to discover the architecture of Copenhagen and get to know this fascinating city, where modern buildings are erected next to the architectural solutions, which are 400-years old, where nothing seems to be able to slow down the power of engineering, pressure of time and construction technologies, eventually, expressed in concrete, glass and metalwork.
Architecture of Copenhagen is a delight for public as well as for professional architects or designers. There quite a few architectural masterpieces and I offer to use a car to speed up travelling across the city.
We will start our tour from the symbol of Copenhagen – the Little Mermaid, who has been sitting on Langelinje quay for nearly 100 years now. Having seen the main symbol of Copenhagen, we will get into the car and rush towards Churchill park nearby, where we will hear the story of creating the island of Sjaelland, where Copenhagen is situated, we will also see the New Royal Opera House and the Anglican St Albany church.
Having relished the quay views, we will set off to the winter royal residence Amalienborg. Here we will learn the story of the epoch of Frederik V, find out more about the royal guardians, and look at the most magnificent church in Copenhagen – the Marble church, and, if lucky, will see Aleksandr Nevsky Orthodox church located not far away.
The rhythm of life in Copenhagen:
The next stop will be made in one of the most expensive areas of Copenhagen – New Harbour (Nyhavn), the place present on almost all the postcards of Copenhagen. Here we will find out the history of this district, and also see the house, where fairy-tale teller H.C. Andersen once lived.
Next to Nyhavn there is the historic centre of the city, where we will certainly go. During the following stop we will learn how Copenhagen was founded, will visit one of the most popular tourist attractions – Amager square, will see the heart of political life in Denmark – Christiansborg palace, the Supreme court building and Thorvaldsens museum, will find out who gave the green light to the Constitution of Denmark, who built the stock exchange building and what is the meaning of the underwater sculptures in the city canal.
Having made a small ride along city streets we will arrive at the place, where the pedestrian street is divided by two squares. That was the place for public executions in the Middle Ages, that was where criminals were imprisoned, that the place where the previous buildings of the city hall were located and here you will hear the story of Copenhagen of that time. After a history brief, we will come back to modern times and see the main cathedral of Copenhagen, built in the Neoclassical style – the Church of Our Lady.
Well, here we are in front of the City hall square – here we will have our final stop during the tour. We will see the founder of Copenhagen – bishop Absalon, learn the history of the Lure Blowers, meet great fairy-tale teller Andersen and the Tivoli amusement park, find out where zero kilometre is situated and what is Stroget and why this pedestrian street is called so.
*For those who like unusual architecture, we have an extended variant of the Highlight Car Tour, including Ørestad area – the district of experimental and extraordinary architecture, whose estates have been repeatedly voted the best residencies in the world. It is here that 8 House, the largest exposition complex in Copenhagenе Bella Center, the biggest hotel in the shape of a dancing couple, the mountain house, the Danish mass media centre, experimental high school and Fields, the largest shopping mall of the city, are located. Having visited the Ørestad area you will be impressed by the abundance of unconventional architecture and will learn the background of its development.
The next stop will be Christianhavn area, the dream of all hippies that has come true - Christiania, a legendary area, where the words of the equality and fraternity are not just words, they are supported with a good portion of marihuana, which can be freely bought and smoked here. This is Copenhagen’s underground, where the strangest representatives of the Danish capital live. This is an intriguing place, attracting tourists like a magnet. However, for many it is inacceptable and odd! The excursion to Ørestad and Christiania will lengthen the tour by one - one and a half hours and increase its price by 100 euros.
Tour length: standard version 3 hours, extended version 4 - 4,5 hours.
The tour price:
for 1 - 3 people: from October to April: basic version is 200 euro, the extended one is 300 euro.
From May to September: 250 euro, the extended one is 350 euro.
for 4 - 12 people upon request.
Specific features of the tour: travelling by car, we will be able to see more without getting tired. This is a special tour, during which you will visit the most significant tourist sights and architectural monuments of Copenhagen, as well as learn interesting facts about their creation.
Send your requests to our e-mail: email@example.com or call us at +45 20 66 30 93 and we will make you visit to Copenhagen unforgettable. Do not forget to indicate the desired date of the tour, the name of the hotel, where the plan to live in Copenhagen, the number of participants and your mobile phone for communication. You request will be replied within 24 hours.