With over 3 million inhabitants including the metropolitan area, Copenhagen is the capital and largest city in Denmark. The city’s economy is based on science and technological innovation along with shipping, as it is a port city.
Even though a lot of Copenhagen burned down in fires during the 18th century, tourists can still enjoy a great combination of salvaged and new architectural sites. The Observation Tower, the Amalienborg Palace and the Royal Library are popular tourist draws.
Many visitors enjoy the city’s amusement park, Tivoli Gardens, as well as the area surrounding Strøget for shopping and food.
Copenhagen has a large younger population that powers the nightlife. Most of the action happens Thursday to Saturday nights. The dance and night clubs don’t fill up until around midnight, but the bars are popular during the hours previous to that.
The main airport for Copenhagen is Copenhagen Airport (airport code CPH), located less than 10 kilometres outside of the city. It acts as a hub for multiple airlines including SAS Scandanavian Airlines, Thomas Cook and five other regional carriers.
In 2009, the airport had more than 235,000 flights leave and passenger movement surpassed 19.7 million. Seventy airlines fly out of Copenhagen Airport to nearly every major European destination, select major destinations outside of Europe, and multiple cities in the United States.
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