80th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2018 Student Programme
|Currency||Danish Kroner (DKK)|
|International dialling code||+45|
|Electricity||220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs|
|Temperature June; Celsius||19|
|Temperature June; Fahrenheit||66,6|
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1.2 million. Traditionally associated with the Vikings, Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid and Danish Design, Copenhagen ranks first among European cities in quality of life. It is also considered one of the world's most environmentally-friendly cities. The water in the inner harbour is clean enough to swim in and 36% of all citizens commute to work by bicycle. With its rich history full of historical buildings and ancient streets, its outstanding museums and galleries, the uniquely enchanting Tivoli Gardens and a resident monarchy that is the oldest in the world, the Danish capital has a host of attractions to suit all tastes and it is well worth spending a few extra days.
Amalienborg palace is considered one of the greatest works of Danish Rococco architecture and was constructed in the 1700's. It is made up of four identical buildings spread around the octagonal courtyard. This is the main residence of Her Majesty the Queen. When the flag is raised, it signals that the Queen is present.
Christiania, the free town within the city, is without a doubt one of Denmark’s most popular tourist attractions. This controversial area is loved by many, but has been a turning point for strong debate especially because of the locals relaxed view on hash and their at times quite anarchistic statements.
An enchanted world of exotic architecture, exquisite gardens and scenery, theatres, open air stages, restaurants, cafés, and 26 rides ranging from monstrous rides, that will twirl and spin their victims, to gentle children's rides. A visit to Tivoli is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. The beautiful and romantic flower gardens, the vivid illuminations, the original Pantomime Theatre from 1874, the blend of past and present - all come together to create a uniquely pleasurable atmosphere you won't find anywhere else.
The Little Mermaid
The enchanting statue of the Little Mermaid provides a gentle contrast to the monumental Opera House on the opposite side of the harbour. A gift from Carl Jacobsen to the city of Copenhagen, this bronze statue was unveiled at the Langelinie Harbourfront Promenade back in 1913.
Den Nye Havn, 'the New Haven', was originally a busy commercial port where ships from all over the world would dock. The area teemed with sailors, ladies of pleasure, pubs and alehouses. 'Den Nye Havn' eventually changed its name to 'Nyhavn' ('Newhaven'), and gradually the beautiful old slanted houses were renovated and classy restaurants started popping up.
Hans Christian Andersen used to live at no. 20. This is where he wrote the fairy-tales 'the Tinder-Box', 'Little Claus and Big Claus', and 'the Princess and the Pea'.
In 1850 Danish bakers went on strike, so the bakery owners hired foreign workers from Austria to replace them. The Austrians brought their own recipes, which became very popular, and when the strike ended the pastries continued to be made as "Vienna bread" or wienerbrød.
Smørrebrød is a daily staple for many Danes, and a truly classic taste of the nation’s traditional cuisine. Invariably based on rye bread smørrebrød can have an almost limitless number of different toppings, although smoked salmon should always be served on white bread.