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

    Museums and art

    Sølvgade 48-50 DK - 1307 København

    Giving a fine retrospective of Danish pictorial art from the 19C and 20C, the Fine Ats Museum contains the Skagen School (active around 1880 with Anna and Michael Ancher and P Kroyer), and paintings from the Golden Age (1815-1850, with Eckensberg and..

  • 2 National Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Ny Vestergade 10 DK - 1471 København

    Housed in the Prince's Palace (1774) that the Marble Bridge links to Christiansborg, the Museum was extended in the 1980s by vast halls that regularly hold temporary exhibitions. The permanent collection presents the history of Denmark through its su..

  • 3 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, and the ground floors were soon turned into taverns..

  • 4 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Dantes Plads 7 DK - 1556 København

    Several buildings, linked together by winter gardens full of exotic plants, give this museum a maze-like feel. Danish painting is not the main focus of interest here, even though there are some lovely landscape paintings and a fine Self-Portrait by L..

  • 5 Rosenborg Catle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Øster Voldgade 4A DK - 1350 København

    Initially a simple summer pavilion with two floors of redbrick and a small tower, Rosenborg doubled in size in 1615. It was raised and flanked with a large lateral tower, a central staircase was added and it became a little castle. The museum is made..

  • 6 Amalienborg Palace Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Amalienborg Slot 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 Tivoli Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Vesterbrogade 3 DK - 1630 København

    No clever fountains here, but hundreds of Venetian lights that make this eight-hectare park so magical. There are 400,000 flowers and 110,000 lightbulbs here and the park is a few steps away from the Town Hall. Since it was opened in 1843, this has b..

  • 8 Amalienborg Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Christian VIII’s Palæ - Amalienborg DK - 1257 København

    In the centre of the square, the equestrian statue of Frederik V by Saly (1768), pays homage to the man who created this Royal district. The palace buildings were initially intended for high dignitaries and often named after the kings who lived there..

  • 9 The Little Mermaid Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Langelinie DK - 2100 København

    On the sea front to the north of Amalienborg, the Little Mermaid, heroie of the famous tale by Andersen, looks forlornly out to see, sat on a rock. This sculpture by Edvard Eriksen (1913) was a gift from Carl Jocobsen to his city. It seems to symboli..

  • 10 Thorvaldsens Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2 DK - 1213 København

    On the northwestern flank of Christiansborg, aside from the cupola of the Royal Chapel (1826), the Thorvaldsens Museum is of Greek-Roman inspiration (1839-1848) and houses neoclassical works of art from the great Danish sculptor, Bertel Thorvaldsen (..

  • 11 Botanical Gardens 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..

  • 12 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..

  • 13 Christiana 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..

  • 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 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 Strøget Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Strøget DK - 1550 København

    Two streets (Frederiksberggade and Nygade) lead from the Town Hall and are mostly given over to tourist shops. They end in two paved squares that make up an inverted double trapezium: to the left, the Old Square, where the first town market was held ..

  • 17 Latin Quarter Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Amagertorv DK - 1153 København

    Huddled between Strøget to the south and the parkst to the north and east, the "Latin Quarter" of Copenhagen revolves around the University (founded by Christian IV in 1479), which was based on the English colleges and the Cathedral of Our ..

  • 18 New Royal Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kongens Nytorv 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), which was built to allow boats into the centre of the walled city. There..

  • 19 Kastellet Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Churchill Parken 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..

  • 20 Round Tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Købmagergade 52A DK - 1150 København

    Situated in the Latin Quarter, the Round Tower (1637-42) was built for astronomical observation and has been converted into the Tycho Brahe Museum. From the top of the tower (35 m), which you reach via a spiral ramp, aside from observing the stars, y..

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