"I always discover new things when I’m in Copenhagen city center. I think that is what inspires me the most about Copenhagen: there is always something new to explore, like places or details I haven’t noticed before. There are so many charming archways and courtyards that you won’t notice if you walk down the streets too fast. So look for open gates, when you walk the streets of Copenhagen and stop to take a look inside the courtyards, so you don’t miss out on these hidden gems."
#Rundetårn - the Round Tower
"The Round Tower was built as an astronomical observatory in the 17th century and is one of the most famous constructions by King Christian IV. The Round Tower is a landmark of Copenhagen and is probably best known for its unique architecture. There are no stairs in the tower – instead there is a long, winding spiral ramp. The spiral ramp is very photogenic, especially on sunny days where the inflow of light is really beautiful. The view from the top of The Round Tower is spectacular and definitely worth the climb. From here you can really see how beautiful Copenhagen is from above."
"If the weather is nice, I would recommend going on a canal tour. It’s always a fun experience and you get to see the city from a different angle. On the tour you’ll see Nyhavn, The Little Mermaid, The Royal Danish Opera House, Christiansborg Palace, and other gorgeous places and landmarks."
Political epicenter: #Christiansborg
"The architecture of the city center is characterized by a variety of styles. You can find beautiful Dutch renaissance constructions like Rosenborg Castle and The old Stock Exchange (called "Børsen" in Danish), rococo architecture like Amalienborg Palace and The Marble Church, and also more modern architecture. The building in the picture is Christiansborg Palace, where the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State is located. Additionally, the royal family still uses parts of the palace."
#Citybreak in a city center
"The city center is the historical heart of Copenhagen and I think that is why I love it so much. The old buildings and streets have so much soul. I also love that there are so many parks and green spaces. Some of my favorites are The King’s Garden at Rosenborg Castle, The Botanical Garden, The Citadel and The Royal Library Garden. They are like quiet oases right in the middle of the pulsating city, and I love coming here whenever I need a little break from the busy streets."
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