Renee Santz in Denmark
Renee: Good call! I can definitely cope with giving you a tour of Copenhagen.
The area known as Tivoli Gardens was built in 1843, just outside the city of Copenhagen. Although it’s called a garden, there’s a lot more than flowers blooming here. Thousands of life in boutique restaurants, jazz bands, a roller coaster, and my favorite – the Zeeland Symphony Orchestra.
Copenhagen means “merchant’s port”. This capital city of Denmark is stood for 800 years, and it’s been an important commercial port for centuries.
One of Hans Christian Andersen’s most famous fairytales is the story of the Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human prince, and risks everything to meet him. This beautiful statue of the Little Mermaid was built in 1913, and is one of Copenhagen’s best-loved landmarks.
Denmark’s royal family is the oldest monarchy in Europe, and dates back to the Viking kings, who prowled the coastlines of Europe. Now the reigning monarch uses the royal yacht, which you can see in the distance, for more relaxing voyages, sailing along the Danish coastline, during the warm summer months.