Rabbit Trail: Copenhagen

Estimated Time: 15 minutes

The setting for this book is Copenhagen, Denmark. Denmark is a small country in Northern Europe. Copenhagen is its capital. Take a moment and read about Denmark below.

Denmark Country Profile - National Geographic Kids

Denmark facts and pictures

Now read some about the capital city of Copenhagen where Annemarie and Ellen lived.

Copenhagen Facts for Kids

Copenhagen was founded around year 1000 by Sweyn I Forkbeard ( Svend Tveskæg) and his son Canute the Great ( Knud den Store). It was only a fishing village by the name of "Havn" (harbour) until the middle of the 12th century when it grew in importance after coming into the possession of the Bishop Absalon, who fortified it in 1167.

Below is a Google map of Copenhagen. If you zoom out, you can see where Denmark is in relation to the rest of the world and you can see how far it is from where you live.

What interesting fact did you learn about Denmark or Copenhagen?

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