By Christine M. Soltis
Copenhagen
Denmark
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Walk through the longest pedestrian street in Europe, known as Stroget; see the magnificent landmark statue of The Little Mermaid; prepare for astute palaces and royal surroundings; Prepare for Copenhagen, Denmark. 

Begin your journey by booking a flight to Copenhagen Airport (CPH), also known as Kobenhavns Lufthavn, Kastrup.  Visit the following link provided by EscapeWizard.com to book your flight:  (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) Hotel accommodations can be accessed at the additional EscapeWizard.com link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Start your trip to Copenhagen, Denmark by splurging with a shopping spree along the inter-connected streets of Stroget.  Enjoy shops and street performers while strolling through this car-free zone.  To familiarize yourself with the city, EscapeWizard.com suggests a stop at The Round Tower where you can climb to the top for remarkable city views.  Originally built as an observatory, inside The Round Tower there is also a music venue and library hall. 

EscapeWizard.com wants you to know that many sights are in easy walking distance of one another, so continue forth to The Tivoli Gardens.  More than 100 years old, this amusement park is a popular destination for all of Europe.  Here, find additional opportunities for amusement, such as dance halls, theaters, restaurants and more.

As you wind your way towards statues and architectural beauties, visit the notable and most famous symbol of Copenhagen, The Little Mermaid.  You will feel as if you are in a fairytale, just like the Hans Christian Anderson’s story, which the statue is based from.  Also known as Den Lille Havfrue, this mermaid beauty can be found near Langelinie on the corner of Frederiksstaden. 

As you move on from Frederiksstaden, EscapeWizard.com recommends the Dutch Renaissance of the Rosenberg Castle.  Constructed in the 1600’s, be sure to see what it has to offer, particularly the royal collections, which include the Crown Jewels.  But before you leave, don’t forget the craftsmanship of King’s Garden, also known as Kongens Have.     

Now that you’ve seen a few notable attractions, EscapeWizard.com believes it’s time for you to dive fully into royalty.  Start at the center of the city with Amalienborg Palace, which is composed of four identical buildings spanning across cobblestone courtyards.  The four palaces are each known by two separate names, listed as follows: Moltke’s Palace (The Christian VII), Levetzau’s Palace (The Christian VIII), Brockdorff’s Palace (The Frederik VII) and Schack’s Palace (The Christian IX).  Several of the palaces are open for view, all housing distinguished furnishings inside.  While at Amalienborg, spend part of the afternoon watching the Danish Royal Guard perform shift change marches in front of the palace.  

For royal history, EscapeWizard.com recommends a stop at Frederiksborg Slot, also known as The National Historical Museum.  This Renaissance palace is a peaceful place found in the center of a lake.  Inside are royal furnishings, with plenty of enticing landscape creations outside.  For even more history, learn about Danish origins via The National Museum of Denmark (or Nationalmuseet).  Here, gaze upon an immense collection of five historical sections ranging from prehistory to palaces to royal coin collections and beyond.  Or move on and preview art at The Statens Museum for Kunst.  In this national gallery, you will see Danish and international art exhibits, which include paintings, sculptures and more.   

If you’ve had enough history and want to feel free, then take a trip to The Freetown of Christiania.  This self-governed area remains a “free city,” which exists within the city as a major tourist attraction.  Dive into a new cultural environment or take a summer tour to learn this rebellious land.  EscapeWizard.com recommends a search of citizen rules before entering this or any new community. 

EscapeWizard.com recommends spending the next days relaxing at one of Copenhagen’s many beaches.  Not far from the city center, clean waters and white sands await your arrival.  Choose the clean Amager Beach Park, which faces the coast of Sweden.  Or venture north to the more populated Bellevue Beach featuring pristine, clear blue water. 

To wind down your day, enjoy Danish hospitality by trying out a restaurant with Scandinavian cuisine.  For the night out, find an enthusiastic bar or club to continue an exhilarating experience.

Copenhagen, Denmark; Plan to bask in the royalty of an exciting, magical journey. 
Hotels in Copenhagen
By Lisa Jiardini
Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport
Ellehammersvej 20, Copenhagen, 2770, Denmark
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The Clarion Hotel Copenhagen Airport (formally The Hilton Copenhagen Airport Hotel) is a sleek, contemporary accommodation conveniently located literally two minutes by foot from the airport terminal. Recipient of environmental awareness and business hotel of the year awards, premium service is expected and happily fulfilled. Self-service parking is available for a fee.  Pets up to 10 lbs are permitted. Check in time starts at 2 p.m.

The biggest guest rooms in town are right here at the Hilton Copenhagen. Beds are either king or twin. Internet access is complimentary. Each room, furnished with business in mind, contains a work desk and an ergonomic seat, as well as a comfy chair for relaxing. Full-sized windows bring in light. The many comforts, securities and conveniences include a 40 inch flat screen TV, a wide angle door viewer, and curtains that completely darken the room for a good night’s sleep. There are suites as well as executive rooms with access to the Executive Lounge where free breakfast and refreshments are served.

The hotel offers a wide range of amenities. Business services include TWO business centers that satisfy all work needs, twenty-nine meeting rooms which facilitate up to 500 participants, and video conferencing. Fitness is regarded highly, with free bike rental, a fitness room, jogging track, pool, spa and wellness center, steam bath and the intriguing golden egg.  Other special services include car rental, local area transportation, and 24 hour room service. There are three dining opportunities: the Axis Bar and Lounge, for casual drinking and dining; the Horizon All Day Restaurant with a buffet array for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as Sunday brunch; and the Hamlet Nordic Dining with sit-down, gourmet dishes. The accessibilities provided for the disabled are commendable: from elevator to parking, audible alarms for the deaf, visual alarms for the blind, rods in closets and bathrooms as well as roll-in showers. Service animals are also welcome.

The Hilton Copenhagen Airport Hotel combines the charm of Scandinavian features with outstanding services to attract business professionals and families alike. The Convention Congress Center is a mere four kilometers away and the city center is a quick twelve minute drive. Entertaining attractions are also as close and include an amusement park (Amager Strandpark), the Amalienburg Castle, the Tivoli Gardens, and the Fields Shopping Center. Check out is at 12 noon. Should you be interested in quality service and superb convenience in Copenhagen, click on this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).