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Copenhagen - attractions to visit.

Copenhagen has everything it takes to be a perfect travel destination. Here you find a list of recommended places/attractions to visit.



Amalienborg ( Danish pronunciation: [aˈmæːˀljənbɒːˀ]) is the winter home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It consists of four identical classicizing palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard ( Danish: Amalienborg Slotsplads); in the centre of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg's founder, King Frederick V.

Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is part of the Natural History Museum of Denmark at the University of Copenhagen. The garden contains the largest collection of living plants and also holds three gene banks. The garden is affiliated to the largest danish herbaria collections with plants and fungi, and is furthermore linked to the central library for botanical literature in Denmark, Botanisk Centralbibliotek.

Canal tours in Copenhagen

Take a 60 minutes harbour and canal tour onboard one of the blue Netto-Boats. Sit down and make yourself comfortable. See Copenhagen from the water front and enjoy the scenery and the sights which we pass on the tour, while our guide tells you in Danish, English, and German about the sights.

Carlsberg brewery

A Danish brewing company founded in 1847 by J. C. Jacobsen. The 5th largest brewery group in the world.


Christiania, also known as Freetown Christiania ( Danish: Fristaden Christiania) is a self-proclaimed autonomous neighbourhood of about 850 residents, covering 34 hectares (84 acres) in the borough of Christianshavn in the Danish capital Copenhagen.

Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace (Danish: Christiansborg Slot; pronounced [krɪsdjænsˈbɔːɐ̯ˀ]), on the islet of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen, is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister's Office and the Danish Supreme Court


Christianshavn is a neighbourhood located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded in the early 17th century by Christian IV as part of his extension of the fortifications of Copenhagen. Originally, it was laid out as an independent privileged merchant's town with inspiration from Dutch cities but it was soon incorporated into Copenhagen proper.

Church of Our Saviour

Church of Our Saviour ( Danish: Vor Frelsers Kirke) is a baroque church in Copenhagen, Denmark, most famous for its corkscrew spire with an external winding staircase that can be climbed to the top, offering extensive views over central Copenhagen.

Copenhagen City Hall

Copenhagen City Hall ( Danish: Københavns Rådhus) is the headquarters of the municipal council as well as the Lord mayor of the Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark. The building is situated on The City Hall Square in central Copenhagen. The current building was inaugurated in 1905.

Copenhagen Opera House

The Copenhagen Opera House (in Danish usually called Operaen) is the national opera house of Denmark, and among the most modern opera houses in the world. It is also one of the most expensive opera houses ever built with construction costs well over 500 million U.S. dollars.

Copenhagen Shopping Street

Shops on Copenhagens Shopping Streets

Copenhagen Zoo

Copenhagen Zoo ( Danish: København Zoo) is a zoological garden in Copenhagen, Denmark. Founded in 1859, it is one of the oldest zoos in Europe. It comprises 11 hectares (27 acres) and is located in the municipality of Frederiksberg, sandwiched between the parks of Frederiksberg Park and Søndermarken.


The oldest amusement park in the world and the most entertaining in Denmark - with a tradition stretching back 425 years. Dyrehavsbakken is located in the most attractive countryside area near Copenhagen. Right outside the gates stands Dyrehaven, one of the most delightful stretches of woods in Denmark, which with its wonderful natural treasures provides a beautiful backdrop that other amusement parks can only wish for.


Almost 300 interactive exhibits about science and technology are on offer in the main exhibition area.

Frederiksberg Park

Frederiksberg Park ( Danish: Frederiksberg Have) is one of the largest and most attractive greenspaces in Copenhagen, Denmark. Together with the adjacent Søndermarken it forms a green area of 64 hectares at the western edge of Inner Copenhagen. It is a romantic landscape garden designed in the English style.

Frederik's Church

Frederik's Church ( Danish: Frederiks Kirke), popularly known as The Marble Church ( Marmorkirken) for its architecture, is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located just west of Amalienborg Palace.

Kastellet, Copenhagen

Kastellet, located in Copenhagen, Denmark is one of the best preserved star fortresses in Northern Europe. It is constructed in the form of a pentagram with bastions at its corners. Kastellet was continuous with the ring of bastioned ramparts which used to encircle Copenhagen but of which only the ramparts of Christianshavn remain today.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ( Glypto-, from the Greek root glyphein, to carve and theke, a storing-place) is an art museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. The collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914), the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries.




Nyhavn ( Danish pronunciation: ) (literally: New Harbour) is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen, Denmark. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbour front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly coloured 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants.

Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle ( Danish: Rosenborg Slot) is a renaissance castle located in Copenhagen, Denmark. The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of Christian IV's many architectural projects.

Rosenborg Castle Gardens

Rosenborg Castle Gardens (Danish: Kongens Have literally The King's Garden) is the oldest and most visited park in central Copenhagen, Denmark. Established in the early 17th century as the private gardens of King Christian IV's Rosenborg Castle, the park also contains several other historical buildings, including Rosenborg Barracks, home to the Royal Guards, as well as a high number of statues and monuments.


The Rundetårn ( English: Round Tower) is a 17th-century tower located in central Copenhagen, Denmark. One of the many architectural projects of Christian IV, it was built as an astronomical observatory. It is most noted for its 7.5-turn helical corridor leading to the top, and for the expansive views it affords over Copenhagen.

Statens Museum for Kunst

Statens Museum for Kunst ( English: " Statens Museum" or sometimes " National Gallery of Denmark") is the Danish national gallery located in Copenhagen. The museum collects, registers, maintains, researches in and handles Danish and foreign art dating from the 14th century till the present day, mostly with their origins in western culture circles.

The Black Diamond - The Royal Library

National library of Denamrk and Copenhagen University library.

The Blue Planet

Here you can get practical information about opening hours, prices, and more - as well as information about The Blue Planet, its architecture and history.