Amalienborg and Rosenborg
Denmark is home to one of the worldfs oldest monarchies and Copenhagen and the Copenhagen area are adorned with palaces and castles. Chief among these is Amalienborg Palace, located near Kongens Nytorv in central Copenhagen. Amalienborg is the royal couple's winter residence and a major architectural work - probably the most outstanding piece of Rococo architecture in Denmark. It is comprised of four palaces and was originally conceived as town mansions for families of the nobility at the beginning of the 1750's. In 1794 the mansions came into the possession of the Royal Family. Amalienborg is also the residence of the Royal Guard. The Royal Guard is on duty for 24 hours and the relief takes place every day at 12 o'clock noon. The parade starts off from the barracks by the Rosenborg Palace at 11:30am.
Not far away from Amalienborg is Rosenborg Castle which is within walking distance of both Amalienborg and Norreport. Rosenborg is not only a beautiful historic building, but also a fascinating museum of cultural history. It houses some of Denmarkfs greatest cultural treasures, not least the Crown Jewels, the Crown Regalia, the Crown of the Absolutist Kings and the Queens' Crown.
Tivoli Gardens, located next to the Copenhagen Central Railway Station (Hovedbanegarden), is a highly popular amusement park, usually at the top of everyone's list of places to visit. Founded in 1843, it is a beautiful romantic park with lanterns in the trees that create a unique atmosphere. Tivoli Gardens offers a variety of activities. Among these are the Tivoli Boys Guard parade, the pantomimes, Friday Rock concerts and adventurous rides for all ages.
Canal Tours and Nyhavn
A tour on the old canals is one of the biggest tourist attractions and an experience you should not miss. The boats take you through all parts of the old city and pass many of the most famous sights. The Canal Tours are offered by two companies, DFDS Canal Tours and The Netto Boats, the latter being the cheapest. One of the stops along the canal tours is Nyhavn, a canal leading from the Copenhagen Harbor up to Kongens Nytorv. Nyhavn was dug by Swedish prisoners of war in the 1700's. Today many fine wooden vessels are moored here, and along the 'sunny side' of Nyhavn you find a number of restaurants that move their tables outdoors onto the pavement during the summer.
The Viking Ship Museum
The Viking Ship Museum is located at Roskilde Fjord beside the Roskilde harbour, approximately 30 kilometres from Copenhagen. In 1962, five Viking ships were rescued and resurrected from the harbour. The Museum was built to house and reconstruct these vessels. All five ships are vastly different. They were built for different purposes, different waters and by different Viking builders - and they all highlight the scope of Viking shipbuilding. The museum has outgrown its initial role, and there are now also other Nordic boats exhibited. There is an artificial island next to the museum which houses archaeological workshops and educational institutions.
On the island of Amager, south of Copenhagen Airport and approximately half an hour's bus drive from the centre of Copenhagen, you will find the small fishing hamlet of Dragor, where formerly many ship pilots lived. Dragor has a very special atmosphere, narrow cobbled streets, small colourful houses with hollyhocks in the garden, local museums where the past is relived during the summer months, and nice restaurants.
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is located in northern Zealand about 35 km from Copenhagen. The museum frames the sculpture park facing the sea and the interaction between art, nature and museum architecture is quite unique. Louisiana is an international museum with a considerable collection of modern art. The museumfs permanent collection includes more than 3000 works and is one of the largest in Scandinavia.
With the Oresund Bridge, the motorway and railway link, it takes only 35 minutes by train from Copenhagen city centre to the centre of Malmo. Malmo is with its 280 800 inhabitants Sweden's third largest city. The city was founded in the end of the 13th century and is today south Sweden's commercial centre. Also called the City of Parks Malmo offers of all Swedish cities the highest concentration of restaurants per capita as well as Malmohus Castle from the 15th century or the complete opposite when it comes to architecture the Turning Torso.
Getting around the city
The high quality public transportation system, consisting of the metro, buses and trains, connects the centre with its suburbs and the airport (a mere 25-minute ride). With the metro, CBS is easily accessible - four minutes from the city centre with three metro stations serving the CBS Campus.
For more information: Copenhagen Tourist Office.
If you are going somewhere and need to find directions and transportation you can use the travel planner Rejseplanen which is also available in English and German. Besides public transportation there are other options as well. In the centre of town you can rent a bike through different stands. This type of bike is known as Bycyklen. It costs 20 DKK to rent the bike and there is no limit to how long you can use it. You need to stay in the inner city and can therefore not use the bike to and from CBS. When returning the bike lock it and place in one of the many stands placed around Copenhagen. In the centre of town you can also hail a Rickshaw to take you around the city in a more relaxed fashion.
Frederiksberg is an independent municipality surrounded by the city of Copenhagen. The municipality was originally situated west of Copenhagen, but after a number of smaller municipalities were merged with Copenhagen in 1901, it became completely encapsulated by Copenhagen.
Getting to Copenhagen Business School
It is not difficult to get to the Copenhagen Business School as CBS is close to Frederiksberg metro Station (M1). You can find more information on how to get to CBS and a map here.
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