Every tourist destination has it’s attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary’s gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
The Danes are considered the happiest people on Earth, and perhaps it is because their capital city is a delight to explore. Copenhagen contains several “fanciful” attractions that mesmerize travelers and give everyone a smile on their face. Be sure to include Copenhagen in your Scandinavian adventure for at least the following reasons:
1. Denmark’s most recognized symbol is the small but intriguing “Little Mermaid” sculpture, located just outside the city center.
2. Most travel posters of Copenhagen picture the colorful Nyhavn section of the city, an area that draws huge crowds because of its interesting architecture and its numerous restaurants.
3. Another of the most popular attractions in the city is, perhaps, Europe’s oldest and most beloved amusement park, Tivoli Gardens.
4. Copenhagen has the longest pedestrian-only street in Europe. Thousands of people traverse the city center via the Stroget, stopping to admire the fountains and the many shops.
5. Castles abound in the city center.