The Little Mermaid - the sight most tourists coming to Copenhagen visit. The statue is life size, sculptured partly after the ballet dancer Fini Henriques, partly after the sculptor's wife, in 1913. The Little Mermaid is located just a few hundred meters South of the cruise quay, Langelinje, in Copenhagen Harbour.
Tivoli Gardens is still true to the original concept by its founder when it was opened in 1843, to offer some hard needed entertainment to a very crowded Copenhagen City. The concept follows an asian/oriental theme as it was seen in the 19 th century. This is the Pantomime Theatre, where characters with their origin in the Italian Commedia dell'arte, Harlequin, Pierrot (Pedrolino), Columbina and Cassander (Pantalone) perform daily during the Summer season.
Copenhagen restaurants hold 12 stars in the Guide Michelin, making Copenhagen the Nordic capital of gastronomy. Add to this 6 Bib Gourmand awards from the Guide Michelin as well - you can find not only traditional Danish and Nordic cooking but also some of the best in French Cuisine and Italian culinary artistry in Europe within the greater Copenhagen area.
Rundetårn, the Round Tower, is an observatory built by King Christian 4 in the 17 th century. It is 33 meters high, which made it a veritable skyscraper at the time of its construction. The observatory is still in use today, although the lights of Copenhagen shine much brighter today.
Strøget, the main pedestrian street going all the way through downtown Copenhagen along its South eastern edge, goes from the Town Hall Square to Kongens Nytorv. It is the main shopping street in Copenhagen and a popular place to take a stroll and enjoy the busy street life.
Amagertorv is a square on Strøget, with some of the more exclusive shops - Illums Bolighus, Georg Jensen Silver and Royal Copenhagen / Royal Denmark to name a few. The other main pedestrian street, Købmagergade, starts at Amagertorv and crosses North west through Downtown Copenhagen to Nørreport S-train station.
The Botanical Garden is a lovely breathing space next to the busiest S-train station, Nørreport. It is a research garden for Copenhagen University and has copies of many well-known Greek sculptures placed around the garden, making visits both a natural and a cultural experience.