Walking Tour of Copenhagen

by Iuliia Kharlamova on September 22, 2019

A guided walk through the modern day fairytale!

Copenhagen Walking Tour with ULKO Tours offers you a privilege of flexibility and dictating your own pace.  There is nothing better than popping into a side street and satisfying your curiosity as you stroll along with your local guide. We will start our day with a pick-up at your hotel and thereafter make our way to the most outstanding sights of the Danish capital.

 

Little Mermaid

 The Little Mermaid is the symbol of Copenhagen and the most famous tourist attraction. This sculpture dates back to 1913 when a Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen made a gift to the Danish capital. The sculptor Edvard Eriksen made the Little Mermaid of bronze and granite. The sculpture was inspired by the ballerina Ellen Prince who danced the lead role in the ballet The Little Mermaid at the Royal Palace. This ballet performance was based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale. According to the plot, a mermaid gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land. Carl Jacobsen fell in love with the character. After the ballet performance, he committed the sculptor. However, ballerina Ellen Prince would not model. The sculptor’s wife, Ellen Eriksen posed for the sculpture of the Little Mermaid.

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden. Tivoli opened for the first time on 15 August 1843. And since that time it has been developing and changing with every season. Tivoli Gardens is a must for all visitors to the city. These days, this is both a national treasure and an international attraction. They say the famous Danish fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen visited Tivoli Gardens many times. As did Walt Disney and many other celebrities, who all fell in love with the gardens. Tivoli Gardens includes a variety of attractions: mechanical amusement rides, flower gardens, buildings in the exotic style of the imaginary Orient, bandstands, restaurants, and cafes. On certain evenings, specially designed fireworks could be seen reflected in Tivoli’s lake.

During your Walking Tour of Copenhagen with ULKO Tours, you will not miss the playful Tivoli Gardens next door to the Town Hall Square.

Copenhagen City Hall

Town Hall square is the heart of Copenhagen, a must-see place. It’s dominated by Copenhagen City Hall, built between 1892 and 1905. The figure of Bishop Absalon is above the main entrance to the City Hall. Inside the building, there are the busts of the Danish notables: the architect Martin Nyrop, the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, the prominent Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen and the physicist Niels Bohr. 

These days, the Town Hall square is the place for festivities and concerts as well as a place for the demonstrations and an important bus traffic junction. 

This is where the famous shopping street, Strøget, begins.

Strøget pedestrian street 

Technically speaking Strøget isn’t one street, but the chain of pedestrian streets and small plazas making the longest shopping promenade of Europe. It’s the major must-visit of Copenhagen. The stroll along the street, picking into the shops or stopping for a cup of coffee in a cozy coffee shop is one of Copenhagen’s greatest experiences.

Nyhavn

Nyhavn means a New Harbour, is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district, one of most distinct areas of the city. It’s famous for brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants. The canal harbors many historical wooden ships, which are definitely worth seeing!

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