Hop On and Off Copenhagen

We have found these buses give us a great overview of the cities and lots of interesting information in their recorded spiel. So, here is Copenhagen (which, by the way, Marilyn has been saying incorrectly. According to natives, it is hagen, like hey, not hagen, like ha. Apparently, Danny Kaye led us all astray.).

Church of Our Savior. Sometimes called the Stairway to Heaven. Popular to climb and look out all over Copenhagen.
Part of some government buildings in Slotsholmen which is an island containing most of the Danish government. The multiple green sloping roofs house the Stock Exchange.
Magasin du Nord is a fashionable department store that dates back to 1869. It is quite large!

Only Russian Orthodox Church in Copenhagen.

Frederik’s Church is an Evangelical Lutheran church popularly known as The Marble Church for its rococo architecture.
St. Alban’s Church, locally referred to as the ”English Church” is part of the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe and dedicated to Saint Alban, the first martyr of Great Britain.
Copenhagen also has houseboats.
A reminder that Copenhagen is not all churches and Denmark is an archipelago of 1,419 islands, 443 of which have been named and 78 are inhabited.
Swan is the national bird. I don’t think this is one of them.

Denmark is a very interesting country. It has the lowest income inequality in the world and is one of the most liberal countries. It is also, according to Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perception Index, for the 5th year in a row, the least corrupt country in the world. The Danes marry late. The average age of woman who get married for the first time is 32.9 years, while that of men is 35.1 years. Christianity came to Denmark more than 1,000 years ago and 75% of the population are registered members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church but less than 1/5th of Danes see themselves as “very religious”. However, most choose to pay the voluntary church tax which helps maintain the churches and also allows members to have religious ceremonies (baptisms, marriages, etc.) in the church. More than 55% of the priests in the state church are women and Denmark has allowed same-sex marriages in the church since 2012.

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