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  • 1 National Fine Arts Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Sølvgade 48-50 DK - 1307 København

    The original building boasts a collection of Danish and international art up to 1900 in two sections: European art from 1300 to 1800, in particular Flemish and Dutch painters from the 15C-18C; and Danish and European art from 1800 to 1900. A gallery,..

  • 2 Copenhagen National Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Ny Vestergade 10 DK - 1471 København

    Housed in the Prince's Palace (1774), across the Marble Bridge from Christiansborg, the Copenhagen National Museum has been extended several times and a modern, spacious building with a grandiose foyer has been added. The departments are spread over ..

  • 3 Copenhagen New Port Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nyhavn DK - 1051 København

    This picturesque port was built in the late 17C to allow ships up to the Royal Square. The rapid development of trade here led to the construction of warehouses and narrow housing for the merchants. This once infamous quarter is today an ideal place ..

  • 4 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dantes Plads 7 DK - 1556 København

    The large art collection, established by the brewer Carl Jacobsen in 1882, is at the origin of this museum. It boasts the biggest collection of antiquities in Northern Europe (the Etruscan section is particularly impressive), and a collection of Fren..

  • 5 Rosenborg Catle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Øster Voldgade 4A DK - 1350 København

    In 1606, Christian IV bought a vast expanse of land outside the city walls that he turned into a garden, nowadays the Royal Garden, in which he built a "folly" that over the years was transformed into a castle. The most advanced techniques ..

  • 6 Amalienborg Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    DK - 1257 København

    The square, the palace and the marble church, a little further on, were designed in 1749 by Frederick V to create the heart of a new neighbourhood, which he planned to call Frederiksstaden. In 1768, the equestrian statue of Frederick V, by the French..

  • 7 Amalienborg Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Christian VIII’s Palæ - Amalienborg DK - 1257 København

    Designed by Nicolai Eigtved on the request of Frederik V, this palace is made up of the four buildings that occupy the octagonal square and adjacent streets. It is an example of Classical urbanism that is delcately freed from its constraints by discr..

  • 8 The Little Mermaid Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    DK - 2100 København

    On the seafront, the Little Mermaid, the symbol of the city of Copenhagen, sits on a rock on the water's edge looking forlornly towards the entrance to the huge port. This bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen was a gift from Carl Jocobsen, the son of the ..

  • 9 Thorvaldsens Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2 DK - 1213 København

    Denmark's most famous sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844), spent a great part of his life in Rome and was welcomed home as a hero when he returned to his native country. Built in a deliberately neo-Classical style in homage to the artist, this m..

  • 10 Copenhagen's Botanical Garden Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Øster Farimagsgade 2B DK - 1353 København

    This superb garden (entrance on the corner of Øster Voldgade and Gothersgade) was created on land made available when the fortifications were demolished. Dotted with large greenhouses housing palms, cacti and orchids, shaded by venerable old trees an..

  • 11 Holmens Kirke Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Holmens Kanal 9 DK - 1620 København

    Once on the Castle Islet (Slotsholmen), you have to cross the canal spanned by the Holmens Bro (island bridge) to reach this Renaissance church with its magnificent retable and fine pulpit. This is where Queen Margrethe II married Henrik, Prince Cons..

  • 12 Christiania Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Prinsessegade DK - 1620 København

    The neighbourhood of Christiania, a self-governed and ecologically-minded haven of alternative living, is the second most visited tourist attraction in Copenhagen. The residents themselves describe this creative district as a sort of hippy museum. Th..

  • 13 Designmuseum Danmark Interesting

    Museums and art

    Bredgade 68 DK - 1260 København

    Created in 1890, this small Danish Design Museum is housed in one of Copenhagen's finest Rococo buildings, a former Frederick's Hospital, designed by Eigtved. The museum retraces the history of design from Art Nouveau to the present, as seen through ..

  • 14 Marmorkirken - Marble Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Frederiksgade 4 DK - 1265 København

    Actually called Frederiks Kirke, this church was only completed in the late 19C. Its enormous dome is one of the city's landmarks.

  • 15 Copenhagen Stock Exchange Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Slotsholmsgade DK - 1217 København

    Built in 1619 upon the orders of Christian IV, this remarkable building is characteristic of Dutch Renaissance style. Its sharply pointed spire, with four dragon tails twisted around each other, is a familiar landmark on the Copenhagen skyline.

  • 16 Norrebro Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    DK - 2200 København

    This former working class neighbourhood has now become the hang-out of trendy youngsters and hipster families, with whom you will fraternise on Elmegade, one of the main streets, lined with restaurants cafés and hip shops. You will also bump into loc..

  • 17 Tivoli Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Vesterbrogade 3 DK - 1630 København

    Exotic buildings, fairytale castles and Venetian lights at night that make this 8ha hectare amusement park so magical. Tivoli counts 400 000 flowers and is just a stone's throw from the town hall. Since it opened in 1843, it has become the most popul..

  • 18 Latin Quarter, Copenhagen Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Amagertorv DK - 1153 København

    Huddled between Strøget to the south and Gothersgade to the north, the "Latin Quarter" revolves around the University (founded by Christian IV in 1479, based on the English colleges) and Notre Dame Cathedral that stands opposite. The area i..

  • 19 New Royal Square, Copenhagen Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    DK - 1050 København

    Built from 1670 to 1688 on the request of Christian V, Kongens Nytorv, the New Royal Square, is both the end of the streets created for the New City and the Nyhavn Canal (1671). There are imposing aristocratic palaces around the square and little hou..

  • 20 Kastellet Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Churchill Park DK - 1263 København

    On leaving Amalienborg, Amaliegade leads to Churchill Park at the centre of which stands a former barracks, the 18C Kastellet (18 e s.), with Vauban-like fortifications surrounded by lakes. At the entrance to the park stands the Museum of the Resista..

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