Thursday, May 31, 2012
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Copenhagen Central Station (Danish: Københavns Hovedbanegård, København H) is the largest train station in Denmark and has 13 platforms. Intercity, Regional trains, S-trains, taxis, buses and from 2017 a underground metro station carry the hundreds of thousand of passengers.
The current station recently celebrated its 100th birthday and plans to modernise it will see it running another century.
One thing that is particularly striking is the wooden beams which span the hall. Usually steel would have been used but the builders of the station opted for the more elegant solution.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Like most cities around Europe Copenhagen's museums are for the largest part closed on Mondays. A few smaller museums might be open and one can use the opportunity to walk around town or take a tour.
However, at the moment the Botanical Gardens are awash with colour and would be a great place to wile away a few hours.
Renovations of the park will be finished around September 2012.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The Natural History Museum of Denmark houses one of the world's largest collections of whale skeletons. The museum is slightly off the usual route for tourists and unfortunately does not get enough feet through the door.
However, a number of the very large specimens are now exhibited in Maskinhallen in the corner of The Botanical Garden - in the company of the fin whale which beached in Vejle in 2010.
This exhibition is well worth a visit and the display is open from the 16th of May to 21st of October 2012.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
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The Tycho Brahe Planetarium is located at the southern end of Skt. Jørgens Sø near Vesterbro. It is named after astronomer Tycho Brahe, a Danish nobleman known for his accurate and comprehensive astronomical and planetary observations and opened on November 1, 1989.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Apis Temple is located in the Frederiksberg Garden and was designed in the style of a Roman temple by the painter Nicolai Abildgaard and built in 1802. It served as a teahouse for the roayls and later as the entrance to the Copenhagen Zoo.
Of late the temple is occasionally open for the public and has been used for art exhibitions.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Amaliehaven is a small park located between Amalienborg Palace and the waterfront in the Frederiksstaden neighbourhood of central Copenhagen. It was established in 1983 as a gift from the A.P. Møller and Chastine McKinney Møller Foundation.
Japanese cherry trees currently blooms and plays a particularly destinctive role among the parks vegetation.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Nikolaj Kirik located very near the Stroget. It was the 3rd oldest church in Copenhagen behind St. Clemens and Vor Frue. While those churches were used by farmers, the Nikolaj Kirik was built for sailors, fisherman and tradesmen. (At one time, Copenhagen's harbor stretched right up to the foot of the church.)
The building was destroyed by fire, and rebuilt but the parish was dissolved in 1805. The building languished thereafter. Since 1917 it has functioned as a museum, library and lecture hall, but now is an art exhibition hall/gallery and is known as "Nikolaj Udstillingsbygning".
The Nikolaj Undstillingsbygning is open daily from Noon til 5pm. Admission for adults is 20 DKK; free for children 15 and younger. On Wednesdays, admission is FREE!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Glypto-, from the Greek root glyphein, to carve and theke, a storing-place) is an art museum housing the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen (1842–1914), the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries.
Jacobsen donated his collection to the Danish State and the City of Copenhagen on condition that they provided a suitable building for its exhibition. This museum is now a premier destination for locals and tourists alike.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Islands Brygge (English: Iceland Quay) is a harbourfront area in central Copenhagen established through a series of Land reclamations from the 1880s, serving both military, residential, industrial and dockland purposes.
Since 2000 it has undergone massive redevelopment and has become a fashionable and attractive neighbourhood.