1st- 4th of July 2018:
For the rest days in Copenhagen, the girlfriends of Fabian and Joel visited from Switzerland. To get a first impression of the city, we joined the “Free Walking Tour”. A local tour guide gave us the most important information about some interesting buildings and squares. We walked through the city with a huge group and learned a lot about the history of Denmark and the development of the city of Copenhagen.
The Danish people are the third happiest people in the World, after Norway and Finland. The reason for that could be the extremely modern oriented welfare system and that health care is paid by the high taxes and therefore free of charge for everyone. In addition, there is no student fees and students even get scholarships, which do not have to be paid back to the state.
In the afternoon, we witnessed the defeat of the Swiss football team against Sweden and distracted us in Christiania with a cold beer. The Freetown Christiania exists since 1971 and is an alternative residential area in the city district of Christianshavn. The citizens of the former military area see themselves independent from the state authorities. The consumption of so-called “soft drugs” is tolerated by the government and is therefore a magnet for tourists.
Tivoli is the second oldest amusement park of the World and is located directly next of the main station. The oldest amusement park is situated outside of Copenhagen.
The «little mermaid» is the most famous symbol of the city. However, it was chosen as the second most disappointing tourist attraction in the World.