Copenhagen is Denmark's capital city, as well as its most populated city. It was initially a vibrant Viking fishing village. Copenhagen was established in the tenth century and located conveniently on the present-day Gammel Strand, becoming the capital city of Denmark in the fifteenth century. Copenhagen extends to Amager, albeit just a small portion of it. Copenhagen is linked with Malmo in Sweden by the famous stunning Oresund Bridge. The historic center of Copenhagen is called Indre By, and it is home to the famous eighteenth-century rococo district of Frederiksstaden, which hosts the Amalienborg Palace, the residence of the royal family. This palace forms one of the major tourist attractions within Copenhagen. Close by, the Rosenborg Castle of the Renaissance era, together with the Christiansborg Palace, forms an attractive vicinity with their locations in the beautiful natural parks and gardens. Here, tourists flock to partake of the beauty emanating from the crown jewels which are displayed. One of the numerous parks in the city is the famous Tivoli amusement park, which was established in 1843, and allows for crowds of tourists to relax and have fun in it. In the beautiful waterfront Langelinie, the majestic sculpture of Hans Christian Andersen, dubbed "The Little Mermaid", which was made by Edvard Eriksen, stands firm for the public to see and take pictures with. Classical sculptures, together with intriguing artworks by the French and Danish Impressionist, are located in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, attracting crowds of tourists from far and wide. To the northern side of Copenhagen, the Frilandsmuseet reigns, featuring an open-air museum that recreates the famous Danish dwellings from the 1600s through to the 1900s. Shopping is memorable and fulfilling on the Stroget, a pedestrianized hub full of all manners of goods and products. For dining and coffee options, tourists visit the stunning old port of Nyhavn for both local and high-end dining experiences. A trip to Copenhagen is not complete without a visit to the Round Tower, famously known as the Rundetarn, established way back into the seventeenth century, and now makes the best observatory spot for all the Copenhagen panoramic views.
Copenhagen experiences an oceanic climate but is often rendered unstable because of the Atlantic Ocean's low-pressure systems. During winter, from December to February, the weather is extremely chilly, dark, and snowy and occasionally accompanied by light showers of rainfall. During summer, from May to August, the weather is friendly, with the temperature remaining in a pleasant and tolerable range. Copenhagen can be visited at any time during the year, but most tourists visit during the period between mid-May and August because the weather is a lot lovelier then. In July, Copenhagen holds the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, a prominent jazz music event with attendance by crowds from across the world. The event is directed towards appreciating and rewarding talent and is held in several historical buildings or the streets of downtown Copenhagen. In August, the Kulturhavn festival comes to Copenhagen with pomp music presentations and dance shows along the harbor of the city. In August, yet another event - the "Copenhagen Cooking festival" is held in a bid to celebrate and appreciate local delicacies and top chefs as well as the best outdoor stalls.