Thèmes

Personal Theme
934 views

Copenhagen (28 photos)
by George Rumpler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C:  W: 3 N: 20435] (82620)

Copenhagen was a trading and fishing center by the early 11th cent. It was fortified (1167) by Archbishop Absalon and was chartered (1254) by the bishop of Roskilde. The city was twice destroyed by the Hanseatic League but successfully resisted (1428) a third attack. Copenhagen replaced Roskilde as the Danish capital in 1443. The city exacted tolls from all ships passing through the Øresund until 1857. Having resisted (1658–59) a Swedish siege, Copenhagen was relieved by the Dutch.

explore TREKEARTH