A report on Copenhagen

Reconstruction of Copenhagen c. 1500
A mansion at Amalienborg in Frederiksstaden, part of the Amalienborg Palace
Gottlieb Bindesbøll's Thorvaldsen Museum
Danish soldiers returning to Copenhagen in 1849, after the First Schleswig War – painting by Otto Bache (1894)
Slotsholmen canal, as seen from the Børsen building (c. 1900). In the background from left to right: Church of the Holy Ghost, Trinitatis Complex, St. Nicholas Church and Holmen Church.
Central Copenhagen in 1939
The RAF's bombing of the Gestapo headquarters in March 1945 was coordinated with the Danish resistance movement.
People celebrating the liberation of Denmark at Strøget in Copenhagen, 5 May 1945. Germany surrendered two days later.
Copenhagen Opera House
Satellite image of Copenhagen
The red line shows the approximate extent of the urban area of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen metropolitan area.
Amager Strandpark
Kalvebod Bølge – public beach within the city
Frederiksberg Palace in winter
Copenhagen City Hall (right) on City Hall Square in the city centre
The European Environment Agency on Kongens Nytorv
Middelgrunden offshore wind farm
The Church of Our Lady, situated on Frue Plads
The Crystal, headquarters of Nykredit bank
Scandinavian headquarters for the Swiss pharmaceutical company Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Rosenborg Castle and park in central Copenhagen
Christianshavn Canal
Halmtorvet in Vesterbro
Dronning Louises Bro leading into Nørrebrogade
The Gefion Fountain
Frederiksberg Palace
The Little Mermaid statue, an icon of the city and a popular tourist attraction
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek art museum
The Royal Danish Playhouse (left) and Opera House (background, right)
The Royal Danish Theatre main building
Copenhagen's main public library
Interior of the National Gallery (Statens Museum for Kunst), combining new and old architecture
Noma is an example of Copenhagen's renowned experimental restaurants, and has gained three Michelin stars.
Copenhagen Pride Parade, 2008
The Pantomime Theatre, opened in 1874, is the oldest building in the Tivoli Gardens.
The main building of the University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen Marathon, 2008
Aerial view of Copenhagen seen from an airplane departing from Copenhagen Airport
Map of the city's rail networks. Metro, S-train, Regional trains and Local trains.
The intense use of bicycles in Copenhagen illustrated here at the Christianshavn Metro Station
Rigshospitalet is one of the largest hospitals in Denmark.
The Aller Media conglomerate building in Havneholm
The Black Diamond
Freetown Christiania - entrance
Øresund Bridge

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Reconstruction of Copenhagen c. 1500

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Nordic country in Northern Europe.

Nordic country in Northern Europe.

The gilded side of the Trundholm sun chariot dating from the Nordic Bronze Age
The Ladby ship, the largest ship burial found in Denmark.
Larger of the two Jelling stones, raised by Harald Bluetooth
Extent of the Dano-Norwegian Realm. After the Napoleonic Wars, Norway was ceded to Sweden while Denmark kept the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland.
The Assault on Copenhagen on 11 February 1659 during the Second Northern War. Danish defenders under King Frederick III successfully repelled the forces of the Swedish Empire. Painting by Frederik Christian Lund.
The National Constitutional Assembly was convened by King Frederick VII in 1848 to adopt the Constitution of Denmark.
Denmark became a member of the European Union in 1973 and signed the Lisbon Treaty in 2007.
A satellite image of Jutland and the Danish islands
A map showing major urban areas, islands and connecting bridges
Bay of Aarhus viewed from southern Djursland
Beech trees are common throughout Denmark, especially in the sparse woodlands.
The European Environment Agency in Copenhagen
Christiansborg Palace houses the Folketing, the Supreme Court, and government offices.
King Christian V presiding over the Supreme Court in 1697.
The village of Kunoy on Kunoy island, in the Faroe Islands. Kalsoy island is at right.
Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen (second from left) with foreign counterparts at the Nordic Council in Copenhagen, 2021
Danish MP-soldiers conducting advanced law enforcement training
A proportional representation of Denmark exports, 2019
Lego bricks are produced by The Lego Group, headquartered in Billund.
Denmark is a major producer and exporter of pork products.
With an investment of 8.5 million euros over the ten-year construction period, Denmark confirms participation in E-ELT.
Middelgrunden, an offshore wind farm near Copenhagen
Denmark railway network
Copenhagen Airport is the largest airport in Scandinavia and the 15th-busiest in Europe.
Roskilde Cathedral has been the burial place of Danish royalty since the 15th century. In 1995 it became a World Heritage Site.
The oldest surviving Danish lecture plan dated 1537 from the University of Copenhagen
Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen
Mjølnerparken in Copenhagen
Statue of philosopher Søren Kierkegaard
Director Lars von Trier, who co-created the Dogme film movement
Grundtvig's Church in Copenhagen, an example of expressionist architecture
A portrait of Hans Christian Andersen (1836), by Christian Albrecht Jensen
Woman in Front of a Mirror, (1841), by Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
Smørrebrød, a variety of Danish open sandwiches piled high with delicacies
Michael Laudrup, named the best Danish football player of all time by the Danish Football Union

As of 2022, it had a population of 5.88 million (1 March 2022), of which 800,000 live in the capital and largest city, Copenhagen.

Capital Region of Denmark

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Easternmost administrative region of Denmark.

Easternmost administrative region of Denmark.

Municipalities of Region Hovedstaden

The Capital Region of Denmark is one of five regions in Denmark and consists of the municipalities of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, the former counties of Copenhagen and Frederiksborg, and the regional municipality of Bornholm.

Christianshavn Canal in the centre of the neighborhood


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Christianshavn Canal in the centre of the neighborhood
Historical coat of arms of Christianshavn as an independent town.
Christianshavns Kanal separating Christianshavn in a City Side and a Rampart Side part
The Blue Corner by architects Vandkunsten – one of the few modern buildings in the Lower Rampart Side part of Christianshavn

Christianshavn (literally, "[King] Christian's Harbour") is a neighbourhood in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Copenhagen Metro

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Map of the current Copenhagen Metro network (2020).
A Metro train on approach to Flintholm Station
Crossover from elevated railway to tunnel near Islands Brygge.
Copenhagen Metro train, with DR Byen in the background.
Escalators at Amagerbro Station
Elevated station on Amager – Ørestad Station
Diagram of Copenhagen Metro following the opening of the northern part of the M4 (2020)
Underground junction of the M3 and M4 lines. The tunnels in the middle are for the M3 line and the outer tunnels for the M4 line.
Bella Center Station
Øresund Station is at-grade
Deep-level station design at Forum
The interior of a Metro train
The control room

The Copenhagen Metro (Københavns Metro, ) is a 24/7 rapid transit system in Copenhagen, Denmark, serving the municipalities of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, and Tårnby.

Copenhagen Airport

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Kastrup Airport in the 1960s
Check-in desks at Terminal 2
Exterior of Terminal 3
Map showing the terminals and runways
Train towards Copenhagen Central Station at the Copenhagen Airport train station
A Douglas Dakota, similar to the KLM aircraft that crashed in 1947

Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup, ; ) is the main international airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark, the rest of Zealand, the Øresund Region, and a large part of southern Sweden including Scania.

Single family detached homes south of Valby Langgade


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Single family detached homes south of Valby Langgade
Location of Valby
Daniel Vertangen: The Assault on Copenhagen seen from Valby Hill
Valby women at Gammeltorv c. 1800, engraving by Gerhard Ludvig Lahde
Carlsberg, c. 1883
Map detail showing Valby in 1896
Houses on Smedestræde in Old Valby dating from the 1880s when Valby was transformed from a village to a suburb
The Spinning Mill, now a mixed use development
Valby station
Old Carlsberg
The Jesus Church, rear side
The Elephant Gate, the entrance to the Ny Carlsberg complex from the Valby side
Aalholm Church, built in 1938

is one of the 10 official districts of Copenhagen, Denmark.


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Nordic country in Northern Europe, the mainland territory of which comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Nordic country in Northern Europe, the mainland territory of which comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Opening of Ohthere's Old English account, translated: "Ohthere told his lord Ælfrede king that he lived northmost of all Norwegians…"
Extent of the Ahrensburg culture 12,900–11,700 BC
Nordic Bronze Age rock carvings at Steinkjer, Central Norway
Locations of the Germanic tribes described by Jordanes in Norway
The Gjermundbu helmet found in Buskerud is the only known reconstructable Viking Age helmet.
The Norwegian Kingdom at its greatest extent, 13th century
Bryggen in Bergen, once the centre of trade in Norway under the Hanseatic League trade network, now preserved as a World Heritage Site
The Kalmar Union, c. undefined 1500
The Battle of the Sound between an allied Dano-Norwegian–Dutch fleet and the Swedish navy, 8 November 1658 (29 October OS)
The 1814 constitutional assembly, painted by Oscar Wergeland
Harvesting of oats in Jølster, c. undefined 1890
A Sámi family in Norway, c. undefined 1900
A girl from Hardanger wearing a Norwegian bridal bunad, c. undefined 1900
Scenes from the Norwegian Campaign in 1940
Bombing of Kristiansund. The German invasion resulted in 24 towns being bombed in the spring of 1940.
Norwegian fighter pilots in the United Kingdom during World War II
Since the 1970s oil production has helped to expand the Norwegian economy and finance the Norwegian state. (Statfjord oil field)
Town Hall Square in Oslo filled with people with roses mourning the victims of the Utøya massacre of 22 July 2011
A satellite image of continental Norway in winter
Köppen climate classification types of Norway 1980–2016 with 0C as winter threshold. Note: The map is lacking some areas with Dfb climates (shown as Dfc).
Map of Norway showing the normal precipitation (annual average). Period 1961–1990.
Called elg in Norwegian, the moose is the main national animal.
The Royal Palace in Oslo
King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway (reigning since 1991) in 2012
The Storting is the Parliament of Norway.
A municipal and regional reform: "On 8 June 2017, the Storting decided the following merger of counties."
Norway and its overseas administrative divisions
International Women's Day march in Oslo
Royal Norwegian Navy Fridtjof Nansen class frigate
The first Norwegian F-35 Lightning II lands at Luke Air Force Base.
A proportional representation of Norway exports, 2019
Norway's claimed economic zones
Members of the European Free Trade Association (green) participate in the European Single Market and are part of the Schengen Area.
Agriculture is a significant sector, in spite of the mountainous landscape (Øysand).
Stockfish has been exported from Lofoten in Norway for at least 1,000 years.
Oil production has been central to the Norwegian economy since the 1970s, with a dominating state ownership (Heidrun oil field).
Årumkrysset on European route E6 in Årum, Fredrikstad
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen
Niels Henrik Abel made pioneering contributions in a variety of fields. The Abel Prize in mathematics, originally proposed in 1899 to complement the Nobel Prizes, is named in his honour.
Annual population growth in Norway 1951–2016, in thousands
Minneapolis–Saint Paul has the largest concentration of ethnic Norwegians outside Norway, at 470,000.
Norwegians of two Norwegian parents, either born abroad or in Norway as a percentage proportionally and nationally in Norway as of 2021
Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim
Development of life expectancy in Norway
The main building of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim
The map shows the division of the Norwegian dialects within the main groups.
Norwegian woman in local geographic environment at Voss near Gudvangen in 1959
Traditional Norwegian farmer's costumes, known as folkedrakt, and modern costumes inspired by those costumes, known as bunad, are widely used on special occasions.
Egil Ragnar Monn-Iversen had so much influence in Norwegian culture that he received the nickname the Godfather.
Edvard Grieg, composer and pianist
Hardingfele, the "Hardanger fiddle", a Norwegian instrument
Sigrid Undset
The Urnes Stave Church has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Dalen Hotel in Telemark built in Dragon Style, a style of design architecture that originated during the Norwegian romantic nationalism.
The Scream by Edvard Munch, 1893
Skier Marit Bjørgen from Norway is the most successful Winter Olympian of all time, with 15 medals

During the national romanticism of the 19th century, this period was by some referred to as the "400-Year Night", since all of the kingdom's royal, intellectual, and administrative power was centred in Copenhagen in Denmark.

Copenhagen Central Station

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Copenhagen's first railway station.
The first station, photographed in 1864, just before its demolition.
Copenhagen's second railway station.
The second station seen from Vesterbrogade.
The hall of the second station.
Central Copenhagen around 1905. The map shows the second station (Hoved Banegaard), as well as the beginning of today's station (Central Banegaard ), on opposite sides of Vesterbrogade and without connection to each other. Trains to and from the second station crossed the Lakes on a dam. Frederiksberg Station is seen at the top left.
The third station under construction in 1910.
The third station in 1911 with a part of Tivoli Gardens.
The Boulevard Line under construction in 1914.
Northern / Vesterbrogade entrance to the station hall.
The wooden arch construction of the station halls.
The stained glass windows with the coats of arms of Danish cities.
Aerial view of the station.
Ceiling of Vesterbrogade entrance.
The main hall of the central station in 2018.

Copenhagen Central Station (Københavns Hovedbanegård, abbreviated København H) is the main railway station in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the largest railway station in Denmark.

Gustav III's Visit to the academy 1780 (Martin)

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

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The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi - Billedkunst Skolerne) has provided education in the arts for more than 250 years, playing its part in the development of the art of Denmark.

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi - Billedkunst Skolerne) has provided education in the arts for more than 250 years, playing its part in the development of the art of Denmark.

Gustav III's Visit to the academy 1780 (Martin)
Model Class at the academy circa 1824 (Lorentzen)
Model Class at the academy 1826 (Bendz)
Plaster cast collection 1843 (Exner)
Thorvaldsen's studio at Charlottenborg, painted by Johan Vilhelm Gertner while he was still a student at the academy (1836)

It is still situated in its original building, the Charlottenborg Palace, located on the Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen Municipality

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Districts of Copenhagen municipality
Copenhagen City Hall, situated on City Hall Square
Sophie Hæstorp Andersen, Lord Mayor
Amalienborg and Frederik's Church

Copenhagen Municipality (Københavns Kommune), also known in English as the Municipality of Copenhagen, located in the Capital Region of Denmark, is the largest of the four municipalities that constitute the City of Copenhagen (Byen København), the other three being Dragør, Frederiksberg, and Tårnby.