The 18th edition of the Teradata Universe Conference will take place at Bella Center, Copenhagen (Denmark). This is Scandinavia’s largest exhibition and conference centre, and it is conveniently located in between Copenhagen city centre and international airport. The entire centre is equipped with broadband internet and with the latest technology.
Bella Sky Comwell Hotel
Teradata has pre-booked rooms in the adjacent Bella Sky Comwell Hotel. With its 23 floors, it is a spectacular skyscraper and a striking landmark in Copenhagen’s newest neighbourhood, Ørestad.
There are direct connections to the city centre by both metro and bus just 100 metres from the hotel.
Rates per night:
159 € single / 186 € double (including 25% VAT and buffet breakfast).
Center Boulevard 5 – DK-2300 Copenhagen S - Tel. +45 32 52 88 11
Copenhagen is the royal capital of Denmark with over 1.1 million inhabitants, is one of Europe’s oldest capitals and certainly the coolest, most cosmopolitan city in Scandinavia.
Since the beginning of the new millennium, Copenhagen has transformed from being a small Scandinavian capital to become a metropolitan city of international scope. Investments in infrastructure and culture along with the blooming of new successful Danish architects and designers have made Copenhagen a popular destination for explorers of all kinds.
Copenhagen has repeatedly been recognised as one of the cities with the best quality of life and it is also considered one of the world’s most environmentally friendly.
It is also a great historic city of canals, cobbled squares and copper spires.
Some of the most famous sites include:
The Little Mermaid
Denmark’s biggest tourist attraction is a little mermaid. This 4-foot-tall bronze statue sits on top a stone at Langelinie Pier. Unveiled in 1913, the Little Mermaid statue represents the protagonist of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale. The owner of the Carlsberg Breweries, Carl Jacobsen, commissioned Edward Eriksen to create the statue after viewing Hans Beck’s ballet based on the fairytale in 1909. Her face was modeled after ballet star Ellen Price, but the torso was modeled after Eriksen’s wife Eline. Over the years, the Little Mermaid has been covered in paint and decapitated multiple times. Despite this vandalism, she has been embraced by her city.
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Carl Jacobsen’s patronage of the arts extended beyond the Little Mermaid. He used his profits from beer sales to amass Scandinavia’s largest private art collection and donated the entire collection to the Danish nation with the construction of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.
Since 1897, the Glyptotek has offered insights into ancient and contemporary culture and the arts to residents of Copenhagen. Today, the Glyptotek showcases more than 10,000 ancient and modern works in four buildings. The collection is renowned for its antiquities, from the Middle East’s early empires to the Roman Empire. It also houses Denmark’s largest collection of 19th century French impressionist art.
Kronborg Castle is known worldwide as the “home” of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”.
It is located in the town of Helsingør (still known by Shakespeare’s English spelling of “Elsinore” to many). As the setting for one of “The Bard’s” most critically-esteemed and well-known tragedies, Kronborg continues to attract literary tourists.
The castle is also of great national importance to the Danish. It is a military fortress and Renaissance castle, protected with bastions and ravelins. It was of immense military importance because of its strategic location near the water between Denmark and Sweden. In 2000, UNESCO designated the castle a World Heritage site.
Tivoli Gardens is the most visited amusement park and garden in Scandinavia. It was created in the 18th century and is one of the oldest leisure gardens in Europe. With over 28 rides, including Vertigo and the Demon, Tivoli Gardens still attracts a large number of visitors for good reason. When Walt Disney was creating the first Disneyland park in California, he looked to Tivoli for inspiration.
Nyhavn is a recreational waterfront area. Lined by brightly coloured buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries, Nyhavn has many bars, restaurants and cafes for leisure hours. Old wooden ships float in the canal, making the scene even more picturesque. It is steeped in Danish history as well. Hans Christian Andersen lived and died in Nyhavn. The Memorial Anchor honours sailors in the Danish Navy who gave their lives during World War II. Despite its popularity with tourists, Nyhavn is still frequently visited by locals and is the perfect place to unwind after a day of sightseeing.
Whether you’re visiting Copenhagen for business or for pleasure, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for right here!
For more information visit the official Copenhagen tourist website www.copenhagen.com.