Copenhagen is an old city by the sea and can be traced back to around 700 AD and has 1,296,000 citizens.
Copenhagen was European Green Capital in 2014 and aims to become the worlds first CO2 neutral capital.
You can swim in the harbour baths, stay a sustainable hotel and ride city bikes anywhere.
Open air swimming right in the centre of the city. Meet local families with children, beach boys and regular swimmers alike.
On hot days, Copenhageners swim with the city’s skyline in free view. During the week, many locals pass the pool for a quick dip on their way home from work.
The quality of the water is checked daily and has to b approved by the authorities before swimmers are let in. There are five pools in all, two of which are specifically for children. The shallowest pool is 30 cm deep. The diving towers are one, three, and five metres high respectively.
During the winter period you may catch a glimpse of local winter bathers.
Copenhagen is a green city, is also reflected in the restaurants. No matter what kind of cuisine you are into, or you just want a Danish hotdog or an open sandwich, you can also find an organic option.
Whether its buildings, furniture or clothing, Danish design and architecture is known for its clean, simple lines and classic creations.
The Copenhagen Opera House totals 41,000 square metres. Five of the fourteen storeys are subterranean. The main stage of the opera seats an audience of 1400.
The Opera House is clad with southern German Jura Gelb limestone, and the foyer features Sicilian Perlatino marble. The wall of the auditorium facing the foyer is clad with maple wood, and the ceiling in the main auditorium is adorned with 105,000 sheets of 24 carat gold leaf, equivalent to 1.5 kilos of gold.
The Copenhagen Opera House is designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen, and a number of Danish artists have contributed to the decor, among them Per Kirkeby who has created four bronze reliefs, and Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson who has contributed the three light sculptures for the foyer.
Life in Copenhagen is lived in the saddle of a bicycle. Everybody does it. Bike that is. In Copenhagen, we bike
whether there is sun, rain or snow. We bike to work, to school, to bring the kids to kindergarten, to shop for
groceries and to social gatherings. Cycling is fast, convenient, healthy, climate-friendly, enjoyable – and cheap,
although Copenhageners honestly love their bikes no matter their financial income. Even top politicians
ride their bike every day to parliament.
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