5 cool and unusual things to do in Copenhagen, Denmark


Elephant Gate - Near Ny Carlsberg Vej 140, Copenhagen, Denmark

The famous Elephant gate at the Carlsberg Brewery has four life-size elephants standing tall, with giant swastikas on their sides. This might sound controversial, but when they were sculpted in 1882, the swastika meant something other than Nazis. The word comes from the Sanskrit word which means “lucky or auspicious object.” It was the official trademark of NY Carlsberg until the 1930’s when it became a tad less than auspicious.

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