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A nice lecture – especially in such an area, which develops in several phases, one would have completely lost track of the suburb alone. In this regard, this virtual tour from the big to the small, from planning to reality was superbly prepared and presented. So prepared for the next visit to Copenhagen you can even walk alone by metro suburb, but more beautiful with a qualified guide!
Virtual Tour 1.
Experience the ‘sustainable borough of the future’ in nordhavn, copenhagen’s north harbor (nordhavn) is scandinavia’s largest development project that will set a new standard for social, economic, and environmental sustainability while supporting copenhagen’s long-term goal of becoming the first carbon neutral city in the world., a former industrial dockland, nordhavn’s transformation is the result of a progressive planning competition won by the local design minds of cobe, sleth, polyform and rambøll in 2009. over the next 40-50 years the fully-developed site will boast another 40,000 residents and jobs within an intelligent grid of blue-green recreational spaces, low-energy harborfront buildings, and sustainable urban development embedded in a walkable, transit-friendly environment., this virtual tour will explore how the district’s old buildings, silos, and quays have transformed into new urban typologies blending the harbor’s industrial character with dynamic constructions, public spaces, and programming. with visits to projects including the silo, frihavnstårnet, and the activity-topped car park konditaget lüders, you will gain insight into the urban potenials of the ‘5-minute city’ and discover how future-energy solutions will become the new sustainability standard in copenhagen..
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Virtual Tour 2.
A modern tale of a bird phoenix at the øresund, we will 'walk' around hyllie, a commercial hub close to the øresund bridge, and the western harbour, a residential neighbourhood developed on a brownfield site. the sustainable neighbourhoods focus on the latest high-tech solutions and form swedish flagships of energy efficiency. both areas aspire to be in harmony with nature as much as possible, with diverse green space and a high biodiversity., virtual tour 3., waste-to-energy plant & recreation center - big, big has built a manmade ski slope and hiking paths on a giant slanting roof of a brand new heating and power plant at copenhagen`s industrial area., combining an artificial ski slope and recreational hill on top of a state-of-the-art waste-to-energy plant represents the latest innovation by local star architects big – bjarke ingels group.
36 Hours in Copenhagen
By Ingrid K. Williams Updated July 20, 2023
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For decades, Copenhagen has been lauded for its design, its food, its dedication to sustainability, even the general good cheer of its residents. But this year, architecture is the focus after UNESCO named the city the World Capital of Architecture for 2023. What that means for visitors is a yearlong slate of events, exhibitions and tours of the city’s most innovative architectural projects. To maximize a trip, travelers this year need two companions. First is the new free app from the Danish Architecture Center with in-depth details about hundreds of notable sites. And second, as always, a bike to crisscross this dynamic, ever-evolving Scandinavian capital. Because one thing that will never change is the Danes’ devotion to cycling, a true joy in a place as bike-friendly (and flat) as Copenhagen on these blissfully long summer days.
- The Danish Architecture Center , with a new permanent exhibition, offers an engaging introduction to the country’s influential architectural designs.
- Folkehuset Absalon , a welcoming community house in a former church, hosts many events, including weekend dance parties.
- Cisternerne is a subterranean exhibition space with a kaleidoscopic art installation in a former water reservoir.
- Juno the Bakery , in residential Østerbro, lures customers from across the city for its buttery cardamom buns.
- Konditaget Lüders is a rooftop playground in the Nordhavn area with panoramic harbor views.
- Sandkaj harbor bath is a popular spot for swimming and sunbathing with a wide wooden boardwalk.
- Designmuseum Danmark , which re-opened last year after an extensive renovation, presents wide-ranging exhibitions about Danish design.
- GoBoat and FriendShips offer boat rentals for cruising around the harbor.
- Copenhagen Contemporary is an international art center with large-scale installations and exhibitions on Refshaleøen.
- Nr.30 is a convivial restaurant in a former butcher shop with an excellent wine list and seasonal dishes to share.
- Bird , a laid-back cocktail bar known for its vinyl collection, invites musicians and D.J.s to steer the weekend playlists.
- Andersen & Maillard in the Nordhavn district is a great spot for espresso.
- Italo Caffé is a new Italian cafe serving panini on Copenhagen’s “Little Paris” street.
- Selma is known for its exquisite seasonal smørrebrød, the traditional Danish open-faced sandwich.
- Pompette , a wine bar in Nørrebro, is a local favorite for its well-priced natural wines and laid-back vibe.
- Autopoul is a new bar in a former car-repair shop serving Danish ciders and local craft beer.
- Prolog , a local coffee roastery, opened a new coffee bar in Østerbro.
- Reffen is a street-food market with stalls in old shipping containers and tons of seating beside the harbor.
- Lille Bakery on Refshaleøen is the place to stop for something sweet, like a jam-filled Berliner doughnut.
- A new Hart Bageri location on Refshaleøen has sticky buns made from leftover scraps of croissant dough.
- Mikkeller Baghaven pours spontaneously fermented wild ales.
- La Banchina is an idyllic waterside wine bar with a swimming area and sauna.
- Thiemers Magasin is a bookshop with an English-language section well-stocked with Danish authors.
- CAN Family sells rare vinyl records and original artworks.
- Shrig Shop stocks prints and posters with whimsical illustrations from the artist David Shrigley.
- Tootsie is a shop with mint-condition designer vintage.
- IBlameLULU carries recent-season, second-hand clothing, including dresses from the rising-star designer Cecilie Bahnsen.
- Villa Copenhagen is a new property with a lively courtyard bar, on-site bakery, rooftop pool and 390 luxurious guest rooms beside the historic Tivoli Gardens amusement park (from 2,119 kroner, or about $318).
- Beside a canal in Christianshavn, Kanalhuset opened in 2020 in an 18th-century building offering 12 cozy guest rooms, 14 spacious apartments and a community dining room with beautiful midcentury decor (double rooms from 1,600 kroner).
- On a main boulevard in Vesterbro, CityHub Copenhagen caters to globetrotting digital nomads with 215 “hubs” — capsule-style sleeping pods and four-person bunk-bed rooms — with shared bathrooms and communal workspaces (from around 600 kroner for a two-person sleeping pod).
- Look for a short-term rental near the lakes — three long, rectangular lakes on the western edge of the city center — in residential Frederiksberg or bustling Nørrebro, close to subway, train and bus connections as well as the leafy lakeside paths perfect for morning jogs and evening strolls.
- Biking is the easiest way to get around the city. Rent by the day from a local shop (the most cost-efficient option; expect to pay about 150 kroner for a standard model) or use a bike-sharing app, like Donkey Republic , for short excursions. Make sure you learn how to signal before riding. It’s also easy to get around on foot and on the efficient metro , buses , trains and ferries (tickets can be purchased with the DOT app ). Taxis are expensive.
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Mikkeller Baghaven, a bar in Copenhagen, brews beer onsite. The bar no longer brews beer at that location.
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Tours and sightseeing in Copenhagen
Want to see Copenhagen by open-air bus or maybe by boat with a hop-on hop-off tour? Book any of the popular tours or attractions in Copenhagen with free cancellation.
The city of Copenhagen is filled with interesting sites, and if you want to get the most out of your vacation in the Danish capital we recommend that you book a tour or sightseeing. In this way you will comfortably get around town.
You can choose between a large number of different tours, and can choose to go by boat, bus, bike or feet. Listed below you find some of the most appreciated tours in Copenhagen, and can easily book your ticket by following the links.
Popular tours in Copenhagen
Make the most of your time in Denmark's capital and take advantage of free and discounted transport and admission as you explore the numerous museums and attractions the city has to offer.
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City Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Find out why they call it 'wonderful Copenhagen' on this City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off tour of Denmark's vibrant and graceful Capital. You'll get a bird's eye view of Copenhagen's swirling towers and turrets, not forgetting the Little Mermaid to whom sailors appealed for forgiveness of their sins while they were in port! The Mermaid route takes approximately 1 hour. The bus departs regularly from each stop and your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from first use.
Duration: 24 or 48 hours
Castles Tour from Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle
If you love castles, Denmark has almost as many fairy tale castles as it does fairy tales! Visit the picturesque region of North Zealand just outside Copenhagen where you will see Kronborg Castle made famous as the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet as well as the magnificent Fredensborg Palace and Frederiksborg Castle.
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Copenhagen Panoramic City Tour with Tivoli Gardens
Join the Grand Tour of Copenhagen and view all the major sights of the Danish Capital by motor coach. You will pass by the Tivoli Gardens and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Drive through the colorful canal district and listen to recorded commentary about the major sites including the National Museum to Christiansborg Palace, home to the Danish Parliament.
Duration: 2 hours
Copenhagen Panoramic City Tour with Harbor Cruise
See the sights of Copenhagen by coach and by boat on this two-part tour of the city and harbor. View top Copenhagen attractions as you drive through the Danish capital past City Hall, the Tivoli Gardens, Gefion Fountain and Kongens Nytorv, with stops at Amalienborg Palace or Christiansborg Palace and the iconic 'The Little Mermaid' statue. Then hop aboard a canal boat and cruise around Copenhagen's thriving harbor, lined with more famous sights and a mix of old and new architecture. Enjoy informative audio commentary on board.
Duration: 3 hours
Copenhagen Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
No matter what cruise ship you arrive on, this is the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in Copenhagen. Find out why they call it 'wonderful Copenhagen' on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Denmark's vibrant and graceful capital. You'll get a bird's eye view of Copenhagen's swirling towers and turrets, not forgetting the Little Mermaid to whom sailors appealed for forgiveness of their sins while they were in port! There are three routes available and each route takes approximately one hour.
City Tour of Copenhagen
See all the major highlights of Denmark's capital on this introductory city tour of Copenhagen. You will see the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Christiansborg Palace, Thorvaldsen's Museum and The National Museum to name a few and of course the symbol of Copenhagen - The Little Mermaid.
Copenhagen Shore Excursion: Panoramic City Tour with Harbor Cruise
When you're in port in Copenhagen, explore the wonderful capital of Denmark on this inclusive shore excursion. Some city sights are best enjoyed from the water, so you'll tour the city by both coach and boat. You'll admire many wonderful towers and historical buildings, and have great photo opportunities of the Royal Palace and the Little Mermaid statue.
Copenhagen Shore Excursion: City Tour
While your in port, see all the major highlights of Denmark's capital on this introductory city tour of Copenhagen. During this shore excursion, you will see the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Christiansborg Palace, Thorvaldsen's Museum and the National Museum, just to name a few. And, of course, you'll also see the symbol of Copenhagen -- the Little Mermaid statue.
Duration: 90 minutes
Bridges of Copenhagen Cruise by Canalboat
Bridges and canals abound in Copenhagen, and what better way to see them than by water? On a 45-minute canal boat tour of the Frederiksholms and Christianshavn canals, pass under a total of 14 bridges, each one with a unique tale. Have your camera ready for the 18th-century Marble Bridge, and hear fun facts about the so-called green city, its people and its history as you cruise.
Duration: 45 minutes
Copenhagen Canal Tour
See the sights of Copenhagen from the water on a 1-hour canal cruise! Relax inside the lower saloon or out on deck, and admire the city's key waterfront attractions like the Little Mermaid statue, Amalienborg Castle, Copenhagen Opera House and the Old Stock Exchange. Hear history about the city and its monuments from an onboard guide and discover fascinating neighborhoods like the Christianshavn canal quarter.
Duration: 60 minutes
Copenhagen Canal Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry to Tivoli Gardens
Admire picturesque Copenhagen from the water on this 1-hour city canal cruise that includes skip-the-line entry to Tivoli Gardens. Board a sightseeing boat and pass Copenhagen's waterside attractions including The Little Mermaid statue, Amalienborg Palace and the charming Christianshavn district. Afterward, enjoy same-day, skip-the-line admission to the fun-filled Tivoli park. Thrill at the exhilarating chain carousels, coasters and ferris wheel; and enjoy the gentler rides, shows, parades and restaurants at your leisure. Spend as long as you wish at Tivoli, your ticket is valid until the park closes.
Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by Bus and Boat
See Copenhagen by open-air bus and boat with a hop-on hop-off tour. With a ticket valid for 48 hours from first use, explore the city on four comprehensive sightseeing routes. Hop on and off as many times as you like, and visit standout attractions such as Amalienborg Palace at your own pace. Or, stay aboard for a full loop to see the city from land and water.
Duration: 2 days
Malmö Independent Day Trip from Copenhagen with Canal Cruise
Cross Øresund Bridge to the cool city of Malmö, Sweden's third largest city, on this independent day trip from Copenhagen. A mere hop, skip and jump from the metropolis of Copenhagen, Malmö is culturally different with a famously laid-back vibe. Enjoy free time to discover the city\'s charm at your own pace, perhaps perusing the cafes and shops of Lilla Torget, and enjoy a leisurely canal cruise with commentary, too. Small-group tour limited to fifteen participants, ensuring a more intimate experience.
Duration: 6 hours
Odense Hans Christian Andersen Day Trip from Copenhagen
Get to know the father of fairy tales on a Hans Christian Andersen day trip from Copenhagen. With a guide at your side, travel to the writer's birthplace, the town of Odense on the Danish island of Funen. Visit the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, which was once Andersen’s childhood home, explore the town, and take a cruise down the tranquil Odense River. A sandwich lunch plus soda or beer is included.
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Trekroner Fort Entrance Ticket Including Round-Trip Ferry Ride from Copenhagen
Battle stories, sea views and a historical island fort to boot. This round-trip boat ride is the perfect ticket for a visit to Trekroner Fort, the oldest of Copenhagen's sea fortifications. After a 30-minute open-air boat ride to the island, passing city sights such as Amalienborg Palace, explore the reconstructed fort at your leisure. Then, return to Copenhagen by ferry when you please.
Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen Including Meal
Skip the line at the Hard Rock Cafe in Copenhagen and head straight inside to enjoy its much-loved American-style food and famous rock n roll memorabilia! Choose from two different menus (either a 2- course or 3-course meal) and then sit back and eat, soaking up the atmosphere of Copenhagen. Look around you to see a vest worn by Elvis Presley and drums from Metallicas world tour, among other cool mementos.
Copenhagen Food Tour
Explore Copenhagen on a food tour and learn about the Nordic countrys burgeoning cuisine and restaurant scene! Discover produce as fresh as the Scandinavian air and scout out the locals favorite eateries and market halls with an expert guide at your side. Food samples change according to season, but the tour includes enough treats to comprise a full meal, with delicacies like artisan cheese, organic ice cream, home-brewed beer, open rye-bread sandwiches and more.
Duration: 4 hours
Pub Crawl Copenhagen
Starting every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Nyhavn, this 5-hour pub crawl of central Copenhagen includes 2 free shots, 2 vouchers valid for a beer or mixer and special discounted drink prices.
Duration: 5 hours
9 Best Canal Tours in Copenhagen
By Jenna Scatena
There are many avenues for exploring the best of Copenhagen—by foot along the scenic promenades or bicycling through quaint neighborhoods—but almost nothing is as classic as cruising its historic and fascinating canals by boat. Whether you’re traveling by motorboat, schooner, or kayak , on your own or with a guide, these wide waterways are rich with beautiful sites and compelling stories.
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Explore the canals and the coast on a traditional Danish sailboat with United Sailing Ships’ Harbor Cruise, which takes place on a sleek turn-of-the-century wooden schooner. Ships depart from the Admiral Quay in front of the Copenhagen Admiral Hotel; the trip lasts about two hours. The main highlight is the ship itself, not to mention seeing famous landmarks like the Royal Palace, the Opera House, and the Royal Playhouse from a coveted vessel. You'll venture farther than most standard tours—all the way to South Harbour.
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Show Me Copenhagen hosts high-end customizable canal tours for private groups that have a particular trip in mind. Providing a private sleek boat with a captain, guide, and food, the tour allows participants to customize the route within Copenhagen’s waterways. The crew caters to each guest’s needs, whether you’re looking for a sail down the main canal or a low-key cruise to quieter waterways.
FriendShips' sleek black-and-white electric boats are an easy way to choose your own adventure on Copenhagen’s waterways. After a brief introduction, you'll receive a curated map—then you’re off on your own with a group of up to eight. If you’re unsure of where to go, the on-the-ground crew can help you plan your itinerary before you set sail. A steering wheel lets you navigate the city's scenic canals, and the company's own Christianshavn dock (pictured) is centrally located near a bunch of scenic attractions.
Gondoltur, a boutique tour, channels Venetian romance—in Copenhagen. Riding Stephania , a single restored gondola imported from Italy, is a romantic way for couples to take in the charm of Copenhagen’s narrower, more intimate canals. The one-hour customizable excursion starts near Freetown Christiania; one of the most popular routes leads across the Christianshavns Canal, passing by the Black Diamond, into Frederiksholm Canal, and by the Royal Stables. A bottle of Prosecco and some salted almonds make the journey even better.
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Thirty small, simple pale-blue boats comprise GoBoat’s fleet, which is designed for a self-guided aquatic adventure. With a central table surrounded by bench seating, the vessels are ideal for a picnic on the water with friends. One, two, or three-hour rentals are available from morning until sunset; all boats depart from the Islands Brygge neighborhood. The company is run by a young, jovial crew that will help get you settled, but you'll need to appoint someone from your own crew to steer the boat—no experience required.
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HeyCaptain's guides feel more like hosts, and they set a lively tone for the 12-person ride in sleek convertible boats, offering great info as well as insider recommendations for things to do and see after the cruise is over. On the 60-minute public tour, you’ll sail through the Old City while whizzing past 17th-century historic buildings, the Christianshavn canal, the Circle Bridge, and the stunning Black Diamond, a library made of black polished granite. If you opt for the two-hour private tour, you’ll see the Trekroner Sea Fortress, the city’s former fortification, and you can customize the route to your liking.
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Kicking back in a boat and letting someone else do all the work has its perks, but chartering a kayak means getting access to the narrowest of Copenhagen’s canals. Kayak Republic’s charming waterside station houses a trove of kayaks for guided tours and rentals, as well as a laid-back sailor-style bar with beer and local seafood for an après-cruise bite.
Netto-Bådene runs a series of budget-friendly open-top tours in three languages. The large blue classic boats with plastic seats depart regularly from Holmens Church and Nyhavn and take about an hour, making this an easy activity to squeeze into a packed itinerary. The route balances stunning Danish architecture with historic sites and famous landmarks. You’ll catch a glimpse of Copenhagen’s military heritage while sailing through Holmen and Nyholm and passing by former naval bases, Amalienborg Palace, and Our Saviour’s Church.
Travelers short on time will love Stromma’s tours, which offer a quick hit of Copenhagen’s top canal highlights. There are large open-top boats departing regularly from Nyhavn and Ved Stranden, and you can choose between the classic one-hour Grand Tour or opt for a 48-hour Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket that combines sightseeing and transportation. This fast and informative overview of the canals makes for an ideal orientation to the Danish capital—book it on your first day to familiarize yourself with the city’s layout and history.
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Copenhagen Canal Tour
Guided boat tour from nyhavn and ved stranden.
Experience the beauty and history of Copenhagen on our classic one-hour canal tour! Learn about the beautiful and historic landmarks and all other sights of interest. This boat sightseeing tour departs from Nyhavn or Ved Stranden and passes some of Copenhagen's best sights and attractions. Looking for more history and additional sight? Choose our new, extended Grand Canal Tour.
Join our Classic Canal Tour - all the must-see sights
On this one-hour boat tour, you will discover the best of Copenhagen! You’ll experience all the famous sights and iconic landmarks, including the famous Little Mermaid, the majestic Amalienborg Castle – home of the royal family, and the old Stock Exchange building. Take in the beauty and history of the city as we sail through the historic harbor and narrow canals. During the late spring and all of summer, we sail in open boats. In the colder months, we sail in boats that are both covered and heated.
Audio guided departures from Nyhavn: Monday to Thursday at 12:00, 13:20, 14:40, and 16:30 Friday to Sunday at 11:40, 13:00, and 14:20
Audio guided departures from Ved Stranden: Monday to Thursday at 11:30, 12:50, 14:10, and 15:30
Book our extended tour - Grand Canal Tour
From June 15th 2024 you can join our Grand Canal Tour again! You'll be taken on a historic journey from the Stone Age all the way to the modern day. We sail to the hip, trendy Nordhavn continuing on towards the raw and urban Sydhavnen. During the tour, you’ll get to see both famous and classic sights as well as lesser-known areas of the city. All our boats are covered. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks on the tour for maximum coziness.
The Grand Canal Tour is live guided in Danish and English and it departs from Ved Stranden. The duration of the tour is 1 hour and 45 minutes.
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19 Best Things to Do in Copenhagen, Denmark
Although you won't hear about Copenhagen as often compared to cities like Paris or London , the Danish capital is full of wonderful sights and experiences to treasure. Beyond the traditional tourist sights – Tivoli Gardens , The Little Mermaid and
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Nyhavn Nyhavn free
Situated in the central Indre By neighborhood, this bustling area once served as Copenhagen's commercial port. Today, the region features a variety of eateries inside its restored homes, some of which were built in the late 1600s. In fact, a few famous artists and writers formerly lived in Nyhavn, including Heinrich Gustav Ferdinand Holm (a painter and engraver best known for his Copenhagen depictions) and Hans Christian Andersen (who penned fairy tales like "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling").
Previous visitors loved grabbing a drink or bite to eat in Nyhavn, although some cautioned that prices here are high and that it was touristy. Additionally, several raved about the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, which takes place in Nyhavn every July. Many past travelers also recommended signing up for one of the area's canal tours with Stromma Denmark or Netto-Badene . Both operators' tours are available in English, last about an hour and depart daily from Nyhavn. Stromma Danmark's tours cost 129 Danish kroner (roughly $19) for adults and 60 kroner (approximately $9) for kids ages 6 to 15, while Netto-Badene's tours will set you back 8 euros (about $10) per adult and 3 euros (less than $4) for each child.
Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot) Kronborg Castle (Kronborg Slot)
U.S. News Insider Tip: Grab a bite at the neighboring Elsinore Street Food Market, where you can enjoy Moroccan tagine, Mexican tacos, Argentinian empanadas and more. – Leilani Osmundson, Digital Producer
Though you'll have to trek 30 miles north of Copenhagen to reach Kronborg Castle, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed structure in Helsingør can't be missed. Built in 1574, this Renaissance-style castle played a strategic role in Danish politics and commerce thanks to its location by the Sound Dues. The property also famously served as the setting for Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Unique features you'll find here include a 197-foot-long ballroom, a collection of 16th-century tapestries and the casemates, underground passages once used to protect soldiers and horses during wars.
Christiansborg Palace (Christiansborg Slot) Christiansborg Palace (Christiansborg Slot)
Located on Castle Island in Copenhagen's Indre By neighborhood, Christiansborg Palace houses offices for Denmark's queen, Parliament and prime minister. Rebuilt in 1928 after the two former palaces burned down, the current structure sits atop ruins from the original palace. Rooms inside the present-day palace include the Royal Stables, a 19th-century chapel, the Throne Room and a dining hall.
Visitors praise this palace's interesting exhibits and stunning architecture, adding that the property's tower offers breathtaking city vistas. To make the most of your visit, travelers recommend getting a ticket that allows access to all four entry points: the castle, ruins, Royal Kitchen and stables.
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U.S. News Insider Tip: When the weather permits, take a swim at Islands Brygge Harbour Bath. This open air swimming spot is popular with both locals and visitors. It's just over the canal from Vesterbro, easily accessible by foot or cycle. - Sarah Lempa
Hip and happening Vesterbro was formerly known as Copenhagen's red light district. Today, visitors can enjoy an eclectic mix of a classy restaurant scene, unique boutiques, buzzy nightlife venues – and a few lingering adult shops and strip bars. Vesterbro's Meatpacking District is notorious for throwing a good party, a place where you'll find everything from chill breweries to thumping clubs, plus a range of cuisine from food stands to fancy eateries with impressively designed dishes. It's a place to see and be seen, where the event calendar is full and the socialites frequent. If you're in the mood to stay out until sunrise, this is the place for you.
Rosenborg Castle Rosenborg Castle
Located west of Frederiksstaden, Rosenborg Castle was constructed during the Dutch Renaissance and completed in 1633 by King Christian IV. Today, visitors can see how the royal lived during that time, including the speaking tubes (the medieval version of intercom systems), the dining halls and the chamber where the king died in 1648.
A favorite of past visitors was the castle's collection of Danish crown jewels. Many also raved about the property's superb architecture, though some wished there was more information displayed in each exhibit. Others suggested saving time for relaxing in the on-site garden.
Amalienborg Palace Amalienborg Palace
Right in the heart of Copenhagen lies Amalienborg Palace: a rich piece of Danish history where you can explore the royal grounds and learn about past decades in the on-site Amalienborg Museum. Every day, visitors can witness the changing of the royal guards at noon as they return from the barracks near Rosenborg Castle back to the palace. It's a sight to see, and so is the actual palace. Four ornately designed buildings – Christian VII's Palace, Frederik VIII's Palace, Christian IX's Palace, and Christian VIII's Palace – make up the grounds. In Christian VIII's Palace, you'll find the Amalienborg Museum which allows you to view the interior, more private rooms of the palace.
Amalienborg Palace remains the official residence for Denmark's royal family to this day, which makes it quite an interesting visit – a place where both centuries past and present moment collide. History buffs will particularly adore this attraction, not to mention everyone else who will more than likely enjoy a stroll around the stately grounds. Recent visitors had positive things to say about the changing of the guards, along with the architecture and overall palace presentation.
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U.S. News Insider Tip: If your legs tire, rent a GoBoat and become the captain of your own canal cruise. I'd highly recommend packing a picnic for the ride with a few friends.– Sarah Lempa
Copenhagen's relatively small size and concentration of noteworthy sights in the central Indre By district make it easy to explore on foot. Available walking tours range from food-focused experiences with tastings to traditional walks that delve into the city's history.
National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet)
The National Museum of Denmark is considered one of Europe's best museums. It presents the broad spectrum of the country's history – from the days of the Vikings to the Danish Renaissance to the welfare state of the late 20th century. The museum's immense collection also includes artifacts from Danish pre-history, Egyptian mummies and coin exhibits from ancient Greece and Rome. It also features a separate children's museum that offers interactive exhibits for little ones, plus other sites throughout Denmark, including the Museum of Danish Resistance, located just north of Amalienborg Palace .
Past travelers described this museum as well-organized and informative, with an impressive amount of artifacts from around the globe. They found it to be well-maintained and easy to navigate.
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Tivoli Gardens Tivoli Gardens
Located just inside Indre By's southwestern boundary – a short walk from Strøget – is Tivoli Gardens. First opened in 1843, this property is now one of Europe's most visited theme parks, featuring an assortment of restaurants, theaters and dance halls. Younger children will enjoy the rides, games and shows in Rasmus Klumps World, but there are plenty more attractions for kids of all ages, including a restored roller coaster that was originally built in 1914. When you're not getting your thrills on the rides, stroll through a Chinese-inspired bamboo forest or the Nimb water fountains to admire the marine animals in the aquarium and more. The property also hosts ballets, concerts and other live performances.
Recent visitors said the rides and light installations (which are available every winter) are not to be missed, but some were disappointed with the high prices (rides require extra fees). Others noted that if you plan to visit in winter, do so during Christmastime, as the park and rides close from January to March.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
If you're a fan of art and archaeology, then you'll love perusing Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek's exhibits. Founded in 1888, this museum and research institute houses more than 10,000 pieces, including portrait heads from ancient Greece and 19th-century French sculptures. Famous artists represented here range from post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin to sculptor Auguste Rodin.
According to past visitors, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek offers an impressive collection that you can easily spend hours viewing. Previous museumgoers also enjoyed grabbing a coffee or bite to eat at the on-site cafe, citing its charming location by the property's Winter Garden as one of the main reasons to return.
Church of Our Saviour (Vor Frelsers Kirke) Church of Our Saviour (Vor Frelsers Kirke) free
One of Denmark's most iconic religious sites is the Church of Our Saviour in Christianshavn. Built in the 1680s and opened in 1696, this Palladian-style church was designed by Danish architect Lambert van Haven. Inside, you'll find a carillon with 48 bells, an organ built in 1698 and an altar that depicts a scene from the New Testament. But the church's standout detail is its oak spire. Created by Danish architect Lauritz de Thurah, the impressive spire features an outdoor spiral staircase, gilded iron rails and a gilded statue of Christ on a globe.
Travelers rave about the Church of Our Saviour's architecture, with many saying that the property's biggest draw is the view from its spire. If you want to climb the spire's staircase, time your visit on a calm, sunny day between late February and mid-December, since the spire closes every winter and on windy, snowy or rainy days. Visitors also suggest arriving early to enjoy more elbow room during your climb.
Round Tower (Rundetaarn) Round Tower (Rundetaarn)
Located a few blocks north of Strøget in downtown Copenhagen, the Round Tower, completed in 1642, is one of the city's many landmarks built during King Christian IV's reign in the 17th century. Designed as an astronomy observatory, the tower still serves that function in some capacity but is best known for its spectacular city views. The building also features the Library Hall, an exhibition space and event venue.
Visitors say this tower is an architectural marvel, adding that its sunset panoramas are especially breathtaking. But if you're out of shape, some caution that the climb to the top might be a little strenuous.
Botanical Garden - University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden - University of Copenhagen free
Relaxing and well-kept, the Botanical Garden at the University of Copenhagen is a welcoming place of respite in the heart of the city. As a part of the Natural History Museum, it holds the largest collection of living plants in all of Denmark. The Palm House, a Victorian-style building in the center of the garden, houses subtropical and tropical plants. There's also the Butterfly House within Palm House, which lives up to its namesake with butterflies of all types from chrysalis to flying in the air.
The winding paths of the gardens make it a formidable place to take a walk, read a book, or just hang out in the quiet. Well-shaded and lined with plant life of all types, there's always something new to stop and take a look at. Recent viewers praised the calming atmosphere of the garden, urging fellow travelers to take a break from the city life to enjoy some greenery. They raved about visiting on a sunny summer's day, but also encouraged year-round visits to take in the indoor plant life that stays vibrant even in the winter.
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Refshaleøen Refshaleøen free
For more than a century, Refshaleøen was merely a shipyard. Nowadays, the former industrial zone is a trendy area home to creative arts, cuisine of all backgrounds, and leisure areas to enjoy the outdoors. Makeover is an understatement – this district has now become a major social area, drawing both locals and travelers. The landmass of Refshaleøen is actually an island just northeast of Copenhagen's city center, jutting out onto the water across from the Langelinie pier.
Stop by Reffen , a well-loved street food market with plenty of options ranging from Danish to Nepalese, Greek, Mexican, and more. Art lovers will delight in Copenhagen Contemporary , a contemporary art museum with rotating exhibits. And for the adventurous souls: Copenhagen Cable Park offers an opportunity to try water sports in a safe environment.
Strøget Strøget free
U.S. News Insider Tip: When you're ready for a break from the touristy areas, hang out in Superkilen , a creatively designed park in Nørrebro. With a concrete hill decorated by wavy white lines and plenty of space to hang out, it's worth a visit. - Sarah Lempa
Situated in Indre By between H. C. Andersens Boulevard and King's New Square (to the west and east, respectively), Strøget is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe and Copenhagen's largest shopping area. It contains a series of interconnected streets that are lined with numerous boutiques and cafes. You'll find upscale brands like Burberry, Gucci and Louis Vuitton here, so make sure to bring your credit card.
The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) free
One of Copenhagen's most iconic, yet petite, attractions is its Little Mermaid statue. Located just south of Langelinie pier in Østerbro, the statue is based on the fairy tale by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen. It is made of bronze and granite, and has been a fixture on Copenhagen's waterfront since 1913.
Although some visitors say this statue is a bit underwhelming to see, others recommend making the trek to it, citing its harbor view as its best feature. Tourists regularly flock here, so if you're hoping for a photo op, consider arriving early or late in the day.
ARKEN Museum of Modern Art ARKEN Museum of Modern Art
The ARKEN Museum of Modern Art sits right on the Køge Bay waterfront. This museum is surrounded by shorelines, and offers a tranquil break from the sidewalks and cycling paths of central Copenhagen. Not only is it full of unique exhibitions from both Danish and international artists, the building itself is a work of art. It was designed to mimic a ship, which is fitting considering Ishøj Beach is just steps away. The art exhibitions range from immersive installations to sculpture, video and digital art. Plus, rotating exhibits means there's always something new here.
Travelers loved the combination between modern art and nature, plus the on-site cafe and overall atmosphere of the museum. Many described it as a must-see when in Copenhagen, especially since it's quite easy to get to.
Freetown Christiania Freetown Christiania free
Ever-so intriguing, Freetown Christiania is actually a controversial part of Copenhagen due to its completely different set of rules – resulting from the fact that it's completely independent of the Danish government. Within the hippie community that calls Christiania home, cannabis trade is abundant and accepted. You'll find a list of rules near the district's main entrance on Pusher Street, one of which is a zero-tolerance policy for violence.
The area was formerly a military base, which was abandoned, leading to it sitting empty for many years. In the early 1970s, people began squatting there – resulting in an entire community of around 1,000 with their own rules and regulations separate from the Danish government. Within Christiania's walls, you'll find plenty of creativity, art, community social gatherings, cafes, and restaurants. The buildings are colorful, often adorned with murals and other artwork.
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Kastellet Kastellet free
Copenhagen's citadel, Kastellet, is one of the better preserved fortresses in the northern part of Europe. This star-shaped landmass is easy to spot on the map, commonly inducing curiosity of most who see it online before visiting in person. This 17th century fortress is accompanied by barracks, a church, plus a museum – although walking around the grounds feels like an entire museum visit in and of itself. Between the architecture and the waterfront location, exploring the grounds by foot is the best way to experience Kastellet.
Visitors described Kastellet as even better in person, a worthwhile addition to any itinerary in Copenhagen. On the shoreline, you can also see the famous Den Lille Havfrue – The Little Mermaid sculpture created by Edvard Eriksen. Just south lies Langelinieparken, an open grassy area right on the waterfront.
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Nordic Noir Tours
Follow in the footsteps of Sarah Lund, Birgitte Nyborg, or Saga Norén from the popular crime TV series The Killing, Borgen, and The Bridge around Copenhagen with Nordic Noir Tours.
Discover the dark side of Copenhagen and the film locations used in The Killing, Borgen, and The Bridge. Hear stories about the TV series and explore some hidden and interesting spots in the Danish capital.
Please note that there are no open tours anymore. We only run private walking tours. You can choose between “Borgen” or “The Killing/ The Bridge & other Scandidramas”. The tours can be conducted in English or French and last about an hour and a half to two hours.
Each tour costs DKK 800 for 1-2 persons. For 3 people, the price is 250 per person and for 4+ groups, the price is DKK 200 per person.
Tours can be conducted any time of the week and at weekends. Remember to book well in advance.
Private tours can also be customized to your wishes. It is possible to make a combination tour of different series and adjust the length of the tour. You can also go for the full Nordic Noir tour and see the places connected to The Killing, Borgen, and The Bridge.
You can even include a drink or lunch – perhaps you can sit at the same spot Sarah Lund shared a meal with Troels Hartmann. Prices depend on your group size and tour length. Please contact Nordic Noir Tours for more information.
The tours take place no matter what the weather conditions are, as long as it is safe to be outside. You could say that a grey sky and rain even adds to the Nordic Noir experience.
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If you are a real Scandicrime fan, get The Bridge bag to prove it! Nordic Noir Tours bag costs DKK 250. Your guide usually brings a couple, but to be sure to get one it is best to order it before the tour.
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