The Round Tower (Rundetaarn) is one of the most famous buildings in Denmark. Located in the center of the city, was built between 1637 and 1642 at the behest of King Christian IV and represented the first section of the Trinity complex that would include the Students’ Church, the Astronomical Observatory and the University Library.
In addition to the Amalienborg palace complex, in the greenest part of the city lies the fairytale Castle of Rosenborg, with its red sandstone blocks, the copper roofs and tall green towers with spires that touch the sky. Built by King Christian IV as a summer residence, ended up being the one in which he lived and died (as did the rest of his successors).
Nyhavn Canal is among the most fascinating and picturesque places in Copenhagen. Namely “new port” is the area of the old city harbour, the refuge of sailors and writers, including Andersen who lived here for about twenty years (at numbers 20, 67 and 18). Active trading port until 1950, today highly frequented tourist district of Copenhagen.