Kongens Lyngby is the seat and commercial centre of Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality in the northern suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark. Lyngby Hovedgade is a shopping street and the site of a branch of Magasin du Nord as well as Lyngby Storcenter. The district is home to several major companies, including COWI A/S. Lyngby station is located on the Hillerød radial of Copenhagens S-train network, Kongens Lyngby borders, the municipality of Gentofte, where the Danish Prime Ministers official residence, Marienborg and the Gladsaxe municipality. The name Kongens Lyngby is first recorded in 1893, at that time large parts of North Zealand belonged to the Catholic Church (represented by Roskilde Cathedral and the name Lyngby was associated with several places. Store Lyngby belonged to Arresø church and our Lyngby, on the other hand, was crown land. It may therefore have been to distinguish it from other places that the name emerged. The original Lyngby village is now known as Bondebyen, Kongens Lyngby was the site of a watermill, Lyngby Watermill, which is first mentioned in 1492 but is probably several hundred years older.
A royal road, Lyngby Kongevej, was created in 1584 to provide a link between Copenhagen and Fredericks new Frederiksborg Castle from where it was extended to Fredensborg and Helsingør. It was the first of a number of royal roads created by Frederick II, in the 18th century, a growing number of country houses were built in the area by civil servants and merchants from Copenhagen. Kongens Lyngby had no rights but developed into a local service centre with an increasing number of craftsmen. In the 1930s, Kongens Lyngby developed into a modern suburb, the North Line was converted into an S-train line with more stations and Kongens Lyngby gradually merged with the neighboring settlements. Kongens Lyngby is the important shopping destination in the northern suburbs, Lyngby Hovedgade is a busy shopping site and is the site of a Magasin du Nord as well as Lyngby Storcenter
Holte is a suburban district in Rudersdal Municipality on the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. The local town centre is centred on Holte station and is surrounded by areas of single-family, detached homes as well as several lakes. The district has merged with the old villages of Søllerød and Øverød which both belong to Holte postal district, modern Holte is located on land that used to belong to the Dronninggård estate. The name Holte originally referred to the village of Holte located a few kilometres to the northeast of the modern district. When the owner of Holtegård moved his inn to a new site on Kongevejen in the 1780s and this name was adopted for the local railway station when the North Line opened in 1864. The name of the station and the district was changed to Holte while the name of the old village was changed to Gammel Holte. The Søllerød Town Hall, completed in 1942, was designed in the Functionalist style by Arne Jacobsen, the town centre contains the Holte Midtpunkt shopping centre.
Holte Church was completed on the top of Geels Hill in 1945, several lakes are located in the Holte area. There is a leisure craft harbor and a beach at Vejlesø which is connected to the larger lake Furesø on the western boundary of the district by a canal. A small ferry operates on the two lakes in the summer time, Søllerød Lake separates Holte from Søllerød to the east. Holte borders on the natural areas Vaserne, Rude Forest, Søllerød Naturpark and Geels Forest
Grenaa is a Danish town and seaport on the east coast of the Jutlandic peninsula. Tourism and commerce are important sectors in the economy of Grenaa and it is the only larger town on Djursland. Grenaa is the seat, and the largest town, in Norddjurs Municipality. Grenaa was first mentioned in 1231 and it was granted the status of a market town in 1445. Grenaa has a lingering production industry just as in most of the western world, development of tourism and educational institutions is sought to play a larger role for Grenaa in the future. The 5 km sandy Grenaa Beach is significant for tourism, with a hinterland of summer cottages, including many rentals. Grenaa is a shopping centre for central-eastern Djursland, an about 40 km x 40 km peninsula, protruding into the sea. With 14.601 inhabitants Grenaa is the largest town on the c.40 km x 40 km peninsula, where coastal tourism is important. Djursland has 22 sandy beaches along the three-sided 260 km coastline, with in the order of 7.000 summer-, Grenaa Beach can be seen as the best of the beaches on Djursland, as it was elected as one of the two best beaches in Denmark in 2006.
All coastlines in Denmark are accessible to the public by law, contributing to making the walkable, the climate is coastal temperate, influenced by the Gulf Stream. Westerly and south-westerly winds are common, the yearly precipitation is 700 mm. The average summer temperature is 16 degrees Celsius, the coldest month is January with an average temperature of 0.5 degrees. This, combined with the coastlines, means that it seldom gets crowded on the coast. Grenaa has a seaport that has been expanded in recent years. The town is connected by ferry to Varberg in Sweden. The town is connected by railway to Denmarks second largest city, Aarhus,60 km to the south-east. The station offers local train services to Aarhus and Odder as part of the Aarhus Commuter Rail service. Aarhus Airport lies 20 km to the south-east from Grenaa, Grenaa Beach -5 km of sandy beach starting at Grenaa Marina. 250 species of creatures from around the world, including seals
Copenhagen, Danish, København, Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark. Copenhagen has an population of 1,280,371. The Copenhagen metropolitan area has just over 2 million inhabitants, the city is situated on the eastern coast of the island of Zealand, another small portion of the city is located on Amager, and is separated from Malmö, Sweden, by the strait of Øresund. The Øresund Bridge connects the two cities by rail and road, originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century. Beginning in the 17th century it consolidated its position as a centre of power with its institutions, defences. After suffering from the effects of plague and fire in the 18th century and this included construction of the prestigious district of Frederiksstaden and founding of such cultural institutions as the Royal Theatre and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Later, following the Second World War, the Finger Plan fostered the development of housing, since the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure.
The city is the cultural and governmental centre of Denmark, Copenhagens economy has seen rapid developments in the service sector, especially through initiatives in information technology and clean technology. Since the completion of the Øresund Bridge, Copenhagen has become integrated with the Swedish province of Scania and its largest city, Malmö. With a number of connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterized by parks, promenades. Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark. Copenhagen is home to the FC København and Brøndby football clubs, the annual Copenhagen Marathon was established in 1980. Copenhagen is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the world, the Copenhagen Metro serves central Copenhagen while the Copenhagen S-train network connects central Copenhagen to its outlying boroughs. Serving roughly 2 million passengers a month, Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, the name of the city reflects its origin as a harbour and a place of commerce.
The original designation, from which the contemporary Danish name derives, was Køpmannæhafn, meaning merchants harbour, the literal English translation would be Chapmans haven. The English name for the city was adapted from its Low German name, the abbreviations Kbh. or Kbhvn are often used in Danish for København, and kbh. for københavnsk. The chemical element hafnium is named for Copenhagen, where it was discovered, the bacterium Hafnia is named after Copenhagen, Vagn Møller of the State Serum Institute in Copenhagen named it in 1954. Excavations in Pilestræde have led to the discovery of a well from the late 12th century, the remains of an ancient church, with graves dating to the 11th century, have been unearthed near where Strøget meets Rådhuspladsen
Hadsten is a city in central Denmark with a population of 8,028, and is the largest city in Favrskov Municipality, located in Region Midtjylland in Central Jutland. Until 1 January 2007 it was the site of the council of the now former Hadsten municipality. Other names for Hadsten are, Hadsten Stationsby, Khadsten or Хадстен, Hadsten has many educational institutions, including a technical school and folk high school. Hadsten is famous for having one of the largest model railways in Europe, besides that, Hadsten have the shortest pedestrian street in Europe. Pronunciation of the name has often been the subject of discussion, since locals pronounce the name with a silent d. Archaeological digs around the city have shown that people have lived in Lilleådalen as far back as 2,000 BC in the Nordic Stone Age. The excavation at the mill, which became known as Hadsten Mølle, have revealed the remains of an even older water mill from around the 1190s in the early High Middle Ages. The present mill originates from the 1400s during the Clausholm Castle era, the water level this river at that time has stood 2–3 meters higher than it is today - which is why the valley was marked by lakes.
The modern city was founded on 3 September 1862, when the Den østjyske længdebane was opened, in 2012, the city celebrated its 150th anniversary, with a visit by Frederik, the Crown Prince of Denmark and his wife, Crown Princess of Denmark. The city was at the plant of the East Jutland stretch of railway line, this date is seen as the citys founding. In September 2012 celebrated its 150th anniversary with the visit of Crown Prince Frederik, Denmark is located at 56. 3282° latitude and 10. 0493° longitude. Hadsten’s average elevation above sea level is 44 meters, Hadsten Stationsby, current center of the city. Neder- and Over Hadsten, original villages, now integrated into the city, original village, now integrated into the city. The following cities were twinned with Hadsten, Saarijärvi, Western Finland, Finland It is the place of Birth of Derby County and former Denmark international soccer player, one of the most advanced buildings in Denmark is in Hadsten. The building functions as a café, library and auditorium
Skanderborg is a town in Skanderborg municipality, Denmark. Just north of the town on the side of Expressway E45, is the archaeologically important Illerup Ådal. Over time, the town has grown into a suburb of Aarhus to the north east, connected by the areas of Stilling, Hørning. Skanderborg is home to a population of 18,506 citizens, the municipality is part of the larger East Jutland metropolitan area, with 1.2 million inhabitants. Skanderborg is an old town and the area have revealed traces of human settlements, a seasonal camp from the Ertebølle culture, was found here in the 1930s for example, near the former Ringkloster on the southern brinks of Skanderborg Lake. The town sprawled around the former Skanderborg Castle, founded at some point during the early Middle Ages, the town of Skanderborg has attracted several religious communities over the years, especially in the early Middle Ages. The long gone Ring Abbey founded by Benedictine nuns in the 12th century, was situated on the southeastern brinks of Skanderborg Lake.
The last buildings burned down in 1715 and now there is a mansion at the site, there used to be a Dominican monastery on the small islet of Kalvø in the middle of the lake. The monastery was founded by the Black Friar Order in the first half of the 12th century, along with a small harbour, the Cistercians came here after they had failed in founding a proper monastery at several nearby locations since 1165. Here they founded Øm Abbey in 1172, the royal residence of Skanderborg Castle was arguably the most important and influential building in the history of Skanderborg, but it was demolished stone by stone during the 18th century. Founded at some point in the early Middle Ages around 1200, King Frederik II had the old medieval castle radically rebuilt and his project was grandiose in scale. An entirely new large Renaissance palace was erected and the park of Skanderbrog Dyrehave was constructed nearby. Stones from the demolished Øm Abbey west of Skanderborg were used as construction materials, many of the original structures survived the project and were incorporated into the new buildings, amongst these the old castle chapel.
In the 12th-16th centuries, Skanderborg Castle functioned as the hunting retreat of the Danish kings. In the years of 1717-22, King Frederik IV began demolishing the old medieval structures. Only the bell tower of the existing castle church remained. In turn however, Skanderborg Castle saw a decline in popularity and attention by the family, and in 1767. Commoner Hans Lauritzen bought the property for the sum of 3004 Rigsdaler, while the castle church with furnishings
Hvidovre is the main town in Hvidovre Municipality, Denmark. The town, a suburb of Copenhagen, is about 10 km southwest of the capitals center, Hvidovre has been inhabited since prehistoric times. In 1929, a 3, 500-year-old sword from the Bronze Age was excavated in Hvidovre, a farm, was located in the area in about 1160 when Esbern Snare gave it to Sorø Abbey that passed it on to Bishop Absalon. A church was built during the Romanesque period, the name Hvidovre, meaning White Ovre, refers to the colour of the church, which was built in white chalk, as opposed to the one in Rødovre, Red Ovre, which was built in red brick. At the turn of the 20th century, Hvidovre was still a rural community. In 1901, the still only had a population of 500. Some of the land closest to the border with Copenhagen was converted into allotments in the 1920s, at the end of World War One, Copenhagen suffered from severe housing shortage. Many of the farmers in Hvidovre saw it as an opportunity to make a profit by selling their land off in small lots.
3,226 out of the 3,899 lots that existed in Hvidovre in 1924 had been sold off since 1918. The buyers were typically workers from Copenhagen and the houses built out of Chevrolet or Ford boxes. The boxes were cheap and delivered on the site, others lived in already existing summer houses. The settlement was not legal but by 1923 accounted for 34% of the population in the municipality. In May 1945, a few days before the end of World War II, the city is well known for its football team, Hvidovre IF, where famous Danish football players such as Peter Schmeichel, Kenneth Brylle, Carsten Hallum and Michael Manniche have played. Stephan Andersen, with a past in Charlton, has played for the club and it is the birthplace of the Brøndby defender Daniel Agger and of Thomas Kahlenberg. A film-production camp Filmbyen is located in Hvidovre, which has described as a peculiar post-industrial filmmaking hub. European Film Industries, Face to Face with Hollywood