Copenhagen, Denmark's capital, is situated on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager.

Capital of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark's capital, is located on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager. The city is connected to Malmö in southern Sweden by the Öresund Bridge.

In Indre By, the historic old town, there is Frederiksstaden, a rococo quarter with Amalienborg Castle, residence of the royal family. Nearby are Christiansborg Castle and Rosenborg Renaissance Castle, which houses the Crown Jewels, surrounded by gardens.

Among the city's numerous parks are the famous Tivoli leisure park, opened in 1843, and the Langelinie promenade, where Edvard Eriksen's sculpture of Hans Christian Andersen's "Little Mermaid" is located.

Strøget pedestrian zone is a shopping street. Nyhavn is a colourful old harbour with many restaurants. The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (New Carlsberg Glyptothek) exhibits classical sculptures as well as Danish and French impressionist art.

The 17th century Rundetårn (Round Tower) is a panoramic observatory. To the north is the Frilandsmuseet, an open-air museum with replica Danish houses from the 17th to 20th centuries.