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Copenhagen Harbor

Copenhagen harbor has named the capital of Denmark and has greatly driven the city's deve-lopment. Knytling saga refers to the place as a harbor already in 1043. 100 years later, the city was known as Mercatorum Portus, which directly translated from Latin means the merchant's port. From here there is not far to Copenhagen.

Christian 4. developed Copenhagen among others with Christianshavn and Inderhavnen between the islands and the newly constructed Christianshavn. The Oslo Stock Exchange, Ho-men Canal and a bridge over the main course, later known as Knippelsbro, are another new plant from Christian IV's hand. Historically and at present, the port is a distinctive feature of Copenhagen, although its commercial significance has changed.

All shipping traffic is today east of Amager, and transport in Inderhavnen is largely reserved for the harbor buses and Copenhagen's popular canal tours as well as of course amusement. On the other hand, the attractive building plots along the harbor in the past 20 years have been built by private companies and public institutions. Significant modern buildings such as The Royal. Libra-ry, the Opera and the Playhouse now help define the harbor and give identity to Copenhagen in addition to the characteristic historical warehouses, Borsen and others. Bodil Markussen Holm

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