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The University of Copenhagen, founded in 1479, is the oldest university in Denmark.
Copenhagen is home to the FC København and Brøndby football clubs.
This makes it the oldest university in Denmark and one of the oldest in Europe.
Originally controlled by the Catholic Church, the university's role in society was forced to change during the Reformation in Denmark in the late 1530s.
With a number of bridges connecting the various districts, the cityscape is characterised by parks, promenades and waterfronts.
Copenhagen's landmarks such as Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle Gardens, Frederik's Church, and many museums, restaurants and nightclubs are significant tourist attractions.
Originally a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the early 15th century.
The city is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark; it is one of the major financial centres of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.Defensive ramparts and moats were completed and by 1177 St. Attacks by the Germans continued, and after the original fortress was eventually destroyed by the marauders, islanders replaced it with Copenhagen Castle.In 1186, a letter from Pope Urban III states that the castle of Hafn (Copenhagen) and its surrounding lands, including the town of Hafn, were given to Absalon, Bishop of Roskilde 1158–1191 and Archbishop of Lund 1177–1201, by King Valdemar I.The largest lake of Denmark, Arresø, lies around 27 miles (43 kilometers) northwest of the City Hall Square.Copenhagen is home to the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Denmark and Copenhagen Business School.