Copenhagen – a perfect destination for families with young children, who are tired of roast turkey, but not yet ready to storm the territory of the Snow Queen. The capital of Denmark – the golden mean. The city with clean air, parks, responsible environment zones and 5-kilometer beach of the city – so can not boast of any other European capital. In short, in Copenhagen, there is everything to Danes died of modesty, but rather proud of their environmentally friendly products. And they are happy to do it, and then reminding visitors of the city that everything fresh and healthy adults and children. In addition, for children there is full of fun and educational excursions. Here are five of the most interesting.
BOAT TRIP ON THE CHANNEL
“Copenhagen” translates as “harbor merchants.”It is located on three islands and bordered by the Baltic Sea.There are many channels through which you can navigate by boat, on the bus.Start with a tour of the canals.During it you will see the Amalienborg Palace, the Opera House, Church of the Savior with its unusual spire, find out where he lived storyteller HCAgdersen, see Copenhagen from the sea, go into the Nyhavn canal, known for its cafes, restaurants and bars (some institutions more than a hundred years), and, of course, will meet with the city’s symbol – Little Mermaid.stromma.dk
Zoo in Copenhagen is one of the oldest in Europe. It consists of two parts and is divided into zones: the arctic, tropical, Asian and African. Particularly impressive is the polar bear, which can be observed and on earth and under the water. For transparent wall basin white teddy bear swims straight to your nose. Perhaps it is also interesting, and children from such attraction ecstatic! In addition, they are allowed to feed the seals and sea lions, chimpanzees and predators. In the “House of the Elephants”, on the vast territory with a closed and an open aviary area live a dozen elephants. In the tropical zone of huge butterflies flit live turtles and exotic fish. African Zone – patrimony rhinoceros, giraffes and family zoo Lion King, that greets visitors standing on a fallen tree, on a pedestal. zoo.dk
Continue to the world of animals, it is possible at the Aquarium The Blu Planet. Before him, it is necessary to get on the subway. A Metro in Copenhagen – a separate entertainment. The trains no driver. All performs automatic. So if the first car to sit on the first row of seats, you will find yourself in a computer game with the tour in the cave, sharp turns, and flickering lights. Under the roof of the aquarium with a super-modern design brought together representatives of the various water: salty, sweet, cold and warm. You can sit in front of a huge aquarium cinema (the height of several floors) with the inhabitants of warm seas, sharks, rays, fish of all shapes and colors. Or watch the funny octopus or dangerous piranhas. But, oddly enough, the stars of the aquarium – otter brought from Alaska. Around the pool is always a crowd of kids. These funny animals play ball, swim on his back, sweetly folded handle on the tummy, funny little face wash and rub yourself with ice cubes.denblaaplanet.dk
In half an hour by train from Copenhagen is Frederiksborg Castle. Who is the National History Museum of Denmark. The history of the castle begins with 1560, when it was purchased by King Frederick II. For a long time there was a royal residence. Castle ensemble is located on three islands. On one are the oldest buildings. On the second – the central building in the Gothic style. The third – a garden with terraces, paths, labyrinths of shrubs trimmed and shaped. Each floor of the castle reflects a certain era in the life of Denmark. Be sure to check out the Knight’s Hall, the castle church where the Danish kings were crowned, art galleries and halls with the interiors of 17-18 centuries. Also interesting is the hall of contemporary art. dnm.dk
And finally, the city’s main amusement park. No visit to Copenhagen is complete without a visit to the park “Tivoli”. One of the oldest parks in Denmark, combines beautiful gardens, outdoor concerts (July 6 there will be the Elton John), restaurants, and modern attractions.From a design standpoint everything is done very simply, without quirks to keep the atmosphere of the past century. Rides are also different: from ancient to modern. For example, modern – “Vertigo” – a 40-meter tower, around which two controlled “drivers” of the aircraft, to reach speeds up to 100 km / h. Or an old railway, the type of roller coaster where the train is still running and the driver on steep downhill he controls the speed of movement. Everyone will enjoy the house – an attraction Anderson’s tales, where you move in a booth on the floor of the house where the sides come to life heroes of fairy tales. In the “Tivoli” selling delicious ice cream, cotton candy and huge lollipops, which at one time did not eat. tivoli.dk
HDV IS IN COPENHAGEN
In Denmark, distributed sandwiches, Danish Smёrrebrёd which are a kind of national dish Danes. On a piece of bread laid out delicious snacks, mayonnaise and salads. The main ingredient is smёrrebrёda fish, grilled meat, chicken, and liver with onions, eggs or cheese.
FruNimb – in the gardens of Tivoli, offers classic Danish food with a modern twist.frunimb.nimb.dk/en, Bernstorffsgade 5, 1577 Copenhagen
The Royal Smushi Cafe – city cafe with designer interiors, the Royal Danish porcelain and refined smёrrebrёdami. royalsmushicafe.dk, Amagertorv 6, 1160 København
Cap Horn – a well-known and one of the oldest restaurants in Copenhagen Nyhavn canal with fresh sea fish and their beer. caphorn.dk/english, Nyhavn 21, 1051 København
Grill Royal Kongens Nytorv – a grill restaurant with an excellent fast food. Hamburgers, french fries, salads. madklubben.dk/en/grill-royal-kongens-nytorv, Kongens Nytorv 26 1050 København K
To make it quick and easy to move around Copenhagen advise to buy Copenhagen Card.This card entitles you to travel on the bus, train and subway around the metropolitan area, including to and from the airport. In addition, this card provides free admission to over 60 museums, including the park “Tivoli”, the Aquarium, Frederiksborg Castle, the zoo, tour of the canals of Copenhagen and a lot more. In addition the card offers a discount at various restaurants and places of recreation in Copenhagen, as well as discounts on the ferry to Sweden. copenhagencard.com