Originally, Copenhagen was a Viking fishing village. It was established in the 10th century. In the early 15th century It became the capital of Denmark. By the 17th century, Copenhagen had consolidated its position as a regional center of power with its institutions, defenses and armed forces. After the effects of the plague and a devastating fire in the 18th century, Copenhagen underwent a period of redevelopment that included the construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and the cultural institutions: the Royal Theater and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After the disaster of Horatio Nelson’s bombardment of the city, the 19th century brought the Danish Golden Age. That’s when the Neoclassical look came to Copenhagen’s architecture. Today, Copenhagen is the cultural, economic and governmental center of Denmark.
We docked in the morning at Langelinie Pier. It is a cold and blustery day. We set out with no firm plan in mind other than a little lunch and a little walking around. That is what we did.
But, because there is a lot to see and do in Copenhagen, and we have seen it and done it on prior visits, I’ll include some of those old photos to describe the city.