Copenhagen is located on the islands Zealand and Amager and was born as a Viking fishing village.
In the mid-twelfth century the importance of the village grew, when in 1167 Bishop Absalon had it fortified, marking the foundation of the city.
The development of the city came thanks to the city port that made Copenhagen an important center of trade.
Nyhavn was originally the main commercial port of the city and today is one of the major tourist spots in the capital. On the shores of the harbour there are numerous restaurants where you can taste the main dishes of typical Danish cuisine.
The undisputed symbol of Copenhagen is the bronze statue of the Little Mermaid, located on a rock in the harbor overlooking the Baltic Sea. It was erected in 1913 and is inspired by the protagonist of the homonymous fairy tale by the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen.