Last Updated: 14th Nov 2013
The Capital of Denmark is home to roughly 1.1 million Danes and was originally founded over 1000 years ago as a fishing village though it was not recognized as a city until 1254. The city is divided into 15 culturally diverse and distinct districts all with a different feel and vibe.
The Little Mermaid Statue in the harbor is one of the much loved/hated symbols of the city and is a monument to Copenhagen’s favorite son, writer Hans Christian Andersen.
Copenhagen is a festival city and has been home to many international events as well as the annual Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Pride Festival in early August and the Copenhagen Film Festival in October.
The Danes love their sport and can usually be found at many major international sporting events around the globe. Popular favorites however in Copenhagen include two of Denmark’s leading football teams (Brondby IF and Copenhagen) as well as three ice hockey teams and the very popular Copenhagen Handball teams.
The most well known dish available at eateries throughout the city is ‘Smorrebrod’ -an open hot sandwich while surprisingly there are also lots of hot dog stands throughout the city.