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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 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 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..

  • 4 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 ..

  • 5 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 ..

  • 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 Amalienborg 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

    Langelinie 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 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..

  • 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 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..

  • 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 Strøget Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Strøget DK - 1550 København

    From the Town Hall to the New Royal Square, there is a maze of streets that sometimes open out onto squares, forming the "main street" of Copenhagen. During a walk through these streets, styles change and duty free shops make way for elegan..

  • 16 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, which was based on the English colleges and the Cathedral of Our Lady, that stands opposite. The di..

  • 17 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). There are imposing aristocratic palaces around the square and little hou..

  • 18 Round Tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Købmagergade 52A DK - 1150 København

    This 35m-high tower, mentioned by Hans Christian Andersen in Tinderbox, was built in 1642 on the order of Christian IV to serve as an observatory. An unevenly paved spiral ramp and a staircase provide access to the top, from where there is a delightf..

  • 19 Heinrich Hirschsprung Collection Interesting

    Museums and art

    Stockholmsgade 20 DK - 2100 København

    Housed in a neoclassical building situated behind the Fine Arts Museum, the Hirschsprung Collection was left by the tobacco manufacturer in 1911 and includes a number of paintings by Danish artists from the 19C, including those from the Skagen school..

  • 20 Marble Bridge Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Frederiksholm Kanal/Ny Vestergade DK - 1471 København

    This rococo style marble bridge crosses Frederiksholms Kanal and leads to the vast courtyard of Christiansborg. Designed by the famous 18C architect Nicolai Eigtved, it was built at the same time as the first palace. Seen from the shaded banks of the..

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