World Santa Claus Congress | Summer 2014

Every summer a strange phenomenon happens in Copenhagen – Santas from around the world stream to Denmark for three days of the World Santa Claus Congress. It is a 50-year-old tradition and the dates change, but it always falls in the week of July 24th. This year they visited The Little Mermaid, took a canal tour through Copenhagen (yelling “ho ho ho” and confusing a lot of people), and did a parade down Strøget before heading to the amusement park Bakken, where the festiveties take place for three days. Merry Summer everybody! | website

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The Round Tower | Part I: Panorama

The Round Tower (Rundetårn) is located in the city center on Købmagergade. This 17th century tower built by King Christian IV has a 209m spiral ramp (no stairs) leading up to the beautiful 360 view of the city at 34.8m (114ft). It is also the oldest astronomy observatory in Europe. | website | map