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Copenhagen is the capital and biggest city of Denmark in Northern Europe. Former Viking stronghold Copenhagen is one of Europe's oldest acting capitals. In 1167 king Valdemar I gave to the bishop of Roskilde a tiny village called “Havn”. This village by the name of Copenhagen in 1417 became the capital of Denmark, The importance of Copenhagen was due the fact that the harbor of Roskilde was not sufficient to host big trade ships and due to Copenhagen's strategic location at the narrow Øresund strait separating Denmark from Sweden and commanding the entrance to the Baltic. Nowadays the city is known by its traditional Scandinavian style architecture accesible by the biggest pedestrian route in Europe, with charming canals, colorful row houses and impressive museums. The city is also a site of the region's grandest engineering feat, the massive Øresunds Bridge and bound to connect Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. When visiting Copenhagen one will be surprised by the provincial, green and easy-going way of live in the city. There are no skyscrapers, no busy traffic and the majority of people use bicycles, this way and the pollution is kept at minimum. A good idea would be to be aware of the culural events that are available at your stay, as while you scroll trough the numberless museums and seasides of Copenhagen, you may wish to check out a live music performance or a concert. The best way to meet the city of Copenhagen is mainly by foot, as it is very convenient for walks. Interesting sites that need checking are: from the Old town, the Rosenborg Slot and the district of Christianshavn, the palaces of Amalienborg and the grandiose Marmorkirken. Of course one should visit Copenhagen's most famous attraction, the little mermaid statue near the Churchillpark, but keep in mind – it is really “little” mermaid. For a true taste of Copenhagen, you can guzzle cups of Glögg in the numerous clubs, cozy bars and live music spots that make the city a superb place to spend several days just enjoying live. This is especially true for the summer days, when the city comes to even more live with jazz and otther music performances at almost any corner and cafe of Copenhagen. And don't forget - there are tons more of attractions, activities and interesting places to see in Copenhagen, visit them and write here at HolidayStreets.com about their beauty and mystery!