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The beautiful City of Copenhagen is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world With one foot in the past and one foot in the future, it combines old-world charm with new-world panache. Visitors will delight to the narrow streets and squares, modern art and architecture, historic buildings and memories, the bicycle culture, designer shops, trendy nightclubs, and cool cafes. There are far too many things to see and do in the Port of Copenhagen to describe in this article. Please visit the Port of Copenhagen's tourism website for more information.

The Port of Copenhagen's climate is mild throughout the year. Summers are comfortable, and winters are cold. Rainfall is moderate and spread evenly through the year. Cloudy skies are normal. While snow falls December through March, it is soon gone. Temperatures in the Port of Copenhagen range from an average high of 21 °C (70 °F) in July and August to an average low of -1 °C (30 °F) in January.

Visitors to the Port of Copenhagen will not want to miss seeing the Rosenberg Castle, built in the early 17th Century by King Christian IV as a royal retreat. Today, it is a museum covering 300 years of the Danish monarchy. The basement contains the current queen's State Jewelry and Royal Regalia. The Castle is more than a museum. It's a beautiful historic building containing some of the country's most precious cultural treasures. Describing the monarchy from the Rule of Frederik II in the late 16th Century to Frederik VII in the 19th Century, the museum houses over 250 exhibits related to the Kings and Queens of Denmark. The Palace stands at the end of the sumptuously beautiful and popular King's Gardens.

King Christian IV also built the Port of Copenhagen's Rundetaarn (Round Tower) in 1642. This ancient observatory contains a 209-meter-long winding passage from its base to the tower Observatory offering breathtaking views of the Old Town. The Rundetaarn was the first stage in the King's Trinitatis complex built as a gathering place for 17th Century scholars. The spiral walkway is unique to architecture in Europe. Winding over seven times around the hollow tower core, it is the only connection between the different parts of the complex. Used exclusively by the University of Copenhagen until 1861, the Rundetaarn is open to the public today.

The Port of Copenhagen is also home to the world-famous Tivoli Gardens. Located in the middle of the city, the gardens offer a variety of opportunities for quiet meditation or thrilling adventures. At twilight, colored lamps create a special atmosphere. Tivoli Gardens is both an amusement park and a pleasure garden. Opened in 1843, it is one of the world's oldest amusement parks. Founder Georg Carstensen talked King Christian VIII into giving him a charter for the park by reminding the king that people who were amusing themselves were not likely to think about politics. Perhaps best known for its 1914 wooden roller coaster, the Gardens are also popular as a venue for culture and the performing arts. The Tivoli Concert Hall features some of the world's best classical music. The open-air pantomime theatre is a Chinese-style historicist building with a mechanical front curtain that requires five men to operate. Aside from the daily pantomime performances, the theatre is also a venue for modern dance and ballet.

Travelers wanting to visit the Port of Copenhagen by sea can find a long list of scheduled cruises on the Cruise Compete website and

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