C1 Use of English part 2 : Christmas in Copenhagen

To be in Copenhagen … 1 … December is to experience truly exhilarating tastes of Christmas. The air is heavy … 2 … the scent of caramelised almonds that are sold in red and white striped paper bags, … 3 … stalls on the harbourside at Nyhavn are dispensing glögg, mulled wine with almonds and raisins. And there’s Julebryg, Tuborg’s Christmas beer, delivered to bars across Copenhagen … 4 … horse-drawn wagons.

Danes also head to … 5 … iconic amusement park Tivoli. In gardens created in 1834, you’ll find giant pirate ships, a Chinese pagoda and more than 1m glowing lamps. Denmark’s Queen Margrethe personally designs the costumes for the ballet performances that Tivoli holds … 6 … Christmas; this year it’s The Snow Queen, based on the fable by Hans Christian Andersen.

Tivoli has one of the oldest rollercoasters in the world, the famed wooden Rutschebanen, built in 1914, but it also has some of Copenhagen’s best restaurants, including Brdr Price, … 7 … adheres strictly to classic Scandinavian cuisine in winter – cod cosseted in butter and cream, and duck with red cabbage. If you want to push the boat … 8 … , Copenhagen’s most luxurious boutique hotel, the Nimb, is housed in another of Tivoli’s fantastical buildings.

 

Taken from; https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2023/dec/10/christmas-in-copenhagen-scandi-winter-wonderland

 

 

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