København, the capital of the Danish Kingdom is situated on the islands Sjælland and Amager. It has a very long and interesting history. Its appearance
dates back to 1167 when Bishop Absalon built a fort on the islet where Christiansborg Castle (the seat of the Danish Government) stands now.As it is surrounded by water almost on all sides it grew into an important international port and a very attractive trading city. Sailors and tradesman from almost all parts of the world came to Copenhagen to buy and sell and just have fun. The very name of the city København (købmændens havn) means merchants harbor Today one can sail in a tourist boat along the canals into the harbor from which there opens a very beautiful view of the city. Hundreds of tourists come every day to see the charming symbol of Denmark the Little Mermaid and walk along Nyhavn to feel the very special atmosphere of the city and to eat in one of the many restaurants which are situated there.