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1 MONUMENTS OF DENMARK Made by: Anna Marczewska Martyna Waleśkiewcz

2 A statue of the Little Mermaid A statue of the Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbor in Churchill Park. This small and unimposing statue is a Copenhagen icon and a major tourist attraction. The statue was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen, son of the founder of Carlsberg, after he had been fascinated by a ballet about the fairytale. The sculptor Edward Eriksen created the statue, which was unveiled on 23 August 1913.

3 Christiania, also known as Freetown Christiania (Danish: Fristaden Christiania, Faroese: Frístaðurin Christiania) is a partially self-governing neighbourhood of about 850 residents, covering 34 hectares (85 acres) in the borough of Christianshavn in the Danish capital Copenhagen. Christiania has established semi-legal status as an independent community, but has been a source of controversy since its creation in a squatted military area in 1971. Its open cannabis trade was tolerated by authorities until 2004. Since then, measures for normalising the legal status of the community have led to conflicts, and negotiations are ongoing. Christiania

4 Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen is the house of Denmark's three supreme powers: the executive power, the legislative power, and the judicial power. It is the only building in the world which is the home of all a nation's three supreme powers. Christiansborg Palace is owned by the Danish state, and is run by the Palaces and Properties Agency. The palace today bears witness to three eras of Danish architecture, as the result of two serious fires. The first fire occurred in 1794 and the second in 1884. The main part of the current palace, built in 1928, is in the historicist Neo-baroque style. The chapel dates to the 1800s and is in a neoclassical style. The showgrounds date were built in the eighteenth century in a baroque style. Christiansborg Palace

5 The Church of Holmen The Church of Holmen (Danish: Holmens Kirke) is a church in central Copenhagen on the street called Holmens Kanal. It is a military church famous for having hosted the wedding between crown princess Margrethe (the current queen of Denmark) and prince Henrik in 1967. It is the burial site of such notabilities as naval heroes Niels Juel and Peter Tordenskjold, and composer Niels Wilhelm Gade, and contains artwork by, among others, Bertel Thorvaldsen and Karel van Mander.

6 The Copenhagen Opera House The Copenhagen Opera House (in Danish usually called Operaen) is the national opera house of Denmark, and among the most modern opera houses in the world. It is also one of the most expensive opera houses ever built with construction costs well over 500 million dollars. It is located on the island of Holmen in the center of Copenhagen.

7 Denmark's national gallery Denmark's national gallery - (Danish: Statens Museum for Kunst) is the Danish national art museum situated in Copenhagen. The museum contains collections of art dating from the twelfth century. In the older European and Danish collections there are represantations by Mantegna, Titian, Tintoretto, Breugel, Rubens, Frans Hals and Rembrandt. The modern collection comprises work by Picasso, Braque, Leger, Matisse, Modigliani and Emil Nolde. Also Danish painters are richly represented with the styles of C.W. Eckersberg, Oluf Høst, Edward Weihe, Olaf Rude and Haral Giersing.

8 The Great Belt Fixed Link The Great Belt Fixed Link is the fixed link across the strait called the Great Belt (Storebælt), connecting the Danish towns of Korsør and Nyborg on the islands of Zealand (Sjælland) and Fyn. It is also a big turist attraction.

9 Kastellet Kastellet, located in Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the best preserved fortifications in Northern Europe. It is constructed in the form of a pentagram. The five bastions are named as follows: The King’s Bastion (Kongens Bastion), The Queen’s Bastion (Dronningens Bastion), The Count’s Bastion (Grevens Bastion), the Princess’s Bastion (Prinsessens Bastion) and the Prince’s Bastion (Prinsens Bastion). Kastellet has its own church, as well as a windmill.

10 The Amalienborg Palace Amalienborg Palace is the winter home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It consists of four identical classicizing palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard; in the center of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg's founder, King Frederik V. Amalienborg was originally built for four noble families; however, when Christiansborg Castle burnt down on February 26, 1794, the royal family bought the palaces and moved in. Over the years various kings and their families have resided in the four different palaces.

11 The Rosenborg Castle Rosenborg Castle is a small castle situated at the centre of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of Christian IV's many architectural projects. It was built in the Dutch Renaissance style, typical of Danish buildings during this period, and has been expanded several times, finally evolving into its present condition by the year 1624. Architects Bertel Lange and Hans van Steenwinckel are associated with the structural planning of the castle. The castle was used by Danish regents as a royal residence until around 1710.

12 Legoland Billund, the original Legoland park, opened in 1968 in Billund, Denmark. It has many visitors and is next to the original lego factory. The Dragon is their oldest coaster, and miniland is a symbol of the country. Worlds: Duplo Land Imagination Zone Legoredo Town Adventure Land Miniland Pirate Land Lego City Knights' Kingdom Legoland Billund

13 The Kronborg Castle Kronborg Castle (Danish: Kronborg Slot) is situated near the town of Helsingør (immortalised as Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet) on the extreme tip of Zealand at the narrowest point of the Oresund, the sound between Denmark and Sweden. In this part, the sound is only 4 km wide, hence the strategic importance of maintaining a fortress at this location. The castle has for centuries been one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe and was added to UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list on November 30, 2000.

14 The Jelling stones are massive carved Rune stones from the 10th century, found at the town of Jelling in Denmark. The older of the two Jelling stones was raised by King Gorm the Old in memory of his wife Thyra. King Gorm was the first king of all of Denmark. The runic inscriptions on these stones are considered the most well known in Denmark. The larger of the two stones was raised by King Gorm's son, Harald Bluetooth in memory of his parents, celebrating his conquest of Denmark and Norway, and his conversion of the Danes to Christianity. The stones lie in a Jelling churchyard between two large mounds. They represent the transitional period between the indigenous Norse paganism and the process of Christianization in Denmark. The stones are strongly identified with the creation of Denmark as a nation state. It is added to UNESCO list. The Jelling stones

15 The Roskilde Cathedral Roskilde Cathedral (Danish: Roskilde Domkirke), in the city of Roskilde on the Island of Zealand (Sjælland) in eastern Denmark, was the first Gothic cathedral to be built of brick and its construction encouraged the spread of this Brick Gothic style throughout Northern Europe. It was built during the 12th and 13th centuries, and incorporates both Gothic and Romanesque architectural features in its design. It was the only cathedral in Zealand until the 20th century. The cathedral's twin spires dominate the skyline of the town. Roskilde Cathedral has been the main burial site for Danish monarchs since the 15th century.

16 Fyn & Zealand Fyn (also known as Funen), with a size of 2,984 km² (1152 sq. miles), is the third- largest island of Denmark following Zealand and Vendsyssel-Thy, and the 163 rd largest island of the world. Fyn is located in the central part of the country and has a population of 447,000 people (2006). The main city is Odense, connected to the sea by canal, though this canal is now seldom used. The city's shipyard Odense Steel Shipyard has been relocated outside of Odense proper. Zealand (Danish: Sjælland) is the largest island (7,031 km²) of Denmark (excluding Greenland, which is a Danish territory) and the 95 th largest island in the world. Zealand is connected to Funen by the Great Belt Bridge and to Sweden by the Øresund Bridge.The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is partly located on the eastern shore of Zealand and partly on Amager. Other cities on the island include Roskilde and Elsinore.

17 THE END Monuments of Denmark „Plan of the trip to Denmark” Made by: Ania Marczewska & Martyna Waleśkiewocz SOURCES:

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