Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark. Located on the island of Zealand , it belongs with part of southern Sweden to the Öresund region. It is the largest city in Scandinavia with 1.7 million inhabitants in the entire metropolitan area (Hovedstadsregionen). From the old-language language, the name translates as "harbor of merchants". In the 12th century, on the place of the capital was a small village of Havn, whose population lived on the basis of fishing. The development of the city began with the fact that Waldemar I instructed Bishop Absalon to turn Havn into a fortress to fight piracy. The capital of Copenhagen was in the first half of the XV century.
The Danish capital is a relaxing and extreme contrast to small-scale and very peaceful rural Denmark . In Copenhagen, life is particularly vibrant in the old town and is characterized by an extensive cultural life and the students.
Copenhagen offers many possibilities of museums, architecture over nightlife and quieter places. The city forms a transition between Central Europe and Northern Europe . This is expressed on the one hand in the architecture, but also in the people and the atmosphere.
Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark and Copenhagen Business School. The University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark. Copenhagen is home to the FC København and Brøndby football clubs. The annual Copenhagen Marathon was established in 1980. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world. Tourism is a major contributor to Copenhagen's economy, attracting visitors due to the city's harbour, cultural attractions and award-winning restaurants. Since 2009, Copenhagen has been one of the fastest growing metropolitan destinations in Europe. Hotel capacity in the city is growing significantly.
Copenhagen has a significant jazz scene that has existed for many years. It developed when a number of American jazz musicians such as Ben Webster, Thad Jones, Richard Boone, Ernie Wilkins, Kenny Drew, Ed Thigpen, Bob Rockwell, Dexter Gordon, and others such as rock guitarist Link Wray came to live in Copenhagen during the 1960s. Every year in early July, Copenhagen's streets, squares, parks as well as cafés and concert halls fill up with big and small jazz concerts during the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. One of Europe's top jazz festivals, the annual event features around 900 concerts at 100 venues with over 200,000 guests from Denmark and around the world.
The largest venue for popular music in Copenhagen is Vega in the Vesterbro district. It was chosen as "best concert venue in Europe" by international music magazine Live. The venue has three concert halls: the great hall, Store Vega, accommodates audiences of 1,550, the middle hall, Lille Vega, has space for 500 and Ideal Bar Live has a capacity of 250. Every September since 2006, the Festival of Endless Gratitude (FOEG) has taken place in Copenhagen. This festival focuses on indie counterculture, experimental pop music and left field music combined with visual arts exhibitions.
Copenhagen is home to the "K-Town" punk and hardcore music community. This community developed around the underground scene venue Ungdomshuset in the late 90's punk scene, with punk- and hardcore acts such as Snipers, Amdi Petersens Armé, Gorilla Angreb, Young Wasteners, and No Hope For The Kids emerging as significant bands. The term "K-town" got international recognition within the punk-scene with the emergence of "K-Town" festivals. In 2001, the first of these was held in Ungdomshuset, on Jagtvej 69, Nørrebro, Copenhagen. The festival temporarily moved to Freetown Christiania after Ungdomshuset was evicted from its original location until a new Ungdomshuset location was opened on Dortheavej.
Flights to Copenhagen
Copenhagen International Airport - CPH
Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (CPH) is the largest airport in Denmark . Thanks to its many international routes, it serves, in addition to Copenhagen , Zealand and the Øresund region , large parts of southern Sweden .
The airport was founded in 1925 as Kastrup Airport and is thus one of the oldest international airports in Europe . It is primarily located in Tårnby Municipality in Amager (a small part located in Dragør Municipality ), eight kilometers southeast of Copenhagen city ??center. The official name remains Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, which distinguishes it from Roskilde Airport , whose official name is Copenhagen Airport, Roskilde.
The airport area is approximately 11.8 km².
Airlines that have direct flights to Copenhagen include: Air Canada , Delta, EgyptAir, PIA, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines. Check in lines can get long in peak hours however, so be sure to allocate more time in the summer. Self-service check-in counters are available, which can cut down waiting times.
Some low cost carrier carriers also fly to the airport. EasyJet serves Copenhagen from London Stansted, Manchester, Milan, Geneva, Paris CDG and Berlin Schönefeld. Air Berlin flies directly to Düsseldorf, Berlin and Palma de Mallorca. Norwegian offers cheap flights (among others) to Liverpool, Oslo, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Budapest, Paris, Geneva, Vienna and Warsaw. Cimber Sterling operates many routes, for example, London Gatwick, Prague, Newcastle, Barcelona, Rome and Athens. SAS uses Copenhagen Airport as its primary airport for international traffic, as well as serving as a hub for Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Norwegian Air Shuttle . Another 57 airlines fly from the airport, which together have routes to 140 destinations, of which 24 are intercontinental.
It takes ten minutes to get the train from Kastrup to the central station (Hovedbanegården) in the city center. You need a ticket for three areas that can be purchased from one of the automated vending machines or ticket counters located inside the door and costs 42 DKK for a single journey. Copenhagen Metro also connects to the Copenhagen Kastrup center, the ship leaves every four minutes during the day and every fifteen minutes at night, takes fourteen minutes to downtown (for the same ticket and 42 DKK fare).
The airport has various stations for mainline trains (Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup Station) and the Lufthavnen Station, both located inside Terminal 3. A metro station is named Kastrup but Nothing to do with the airport though it is relatively close.
Today, the airport consists of two terminals: Terminals 2 and 3, as well as the CPH Go low-cost facility in extension of terminal 3. Smoking is prohibited throughout the airport. However, at the beginning of finger B, an outdoor area was created where passengers can smoke. D. On 1 December 2015, scheduled air services began with the world's largest passenger aircraft; Airbus A380 flying between Copenhagen and Dubai.
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