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  • 1 Round Tower (Rundetårn), Copenhagen 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..

  • 2 Heinrich Hirschsprung Collection Interesting

    Museums and art

    Stockholmsgade 20 DK - 2100 København

    Housed in a neo-Classical building lying behind the Fine Arts Museum, the Hirschsprung Collection was bequeathed by the tobacco manufacturer Heinrich Hirschsprung (1836-1908). It includes a number of paintings by 19C Danish artists, including from th..

  • 3 Copenhagen's Marble Bridge Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 4 David Collection Interesting

    Museums and art

    Kronprinsessegade 30-32 DK - 1306 København

    The David collection is situated on Kongens Have in a lovely 19C house that used to belong to CL David. This lawyer made it a public institution. It contains a great collection of Islamic art from the Middle Ages and paintings, crockery and furniture..

  • 5 Copenhagen's Royal Library Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1 DK - 1016 København

    Founded in 1653 by King Frederik III and open to the public since 1793, the Royal Library has been somewhat rejuvenated by its contemporary annex (1999). It quickly became known to Danes as "the black diamond" because of its dazzling façade..

  • 6 Copenhagen Town Hall

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rådhuspladsen DK - 1550 København

    The red-brick building was completed in 1905 based on Martin Nyrop's design, who was inspired by medieval Danish architecture and the Renaissance style of northern Italy. A room on the ground floor is given over to the astronomical clock, by Jens Ols..

  • 7 The World of Hans Christian Andersen

    Museums and art

    Rådhuspladsen 57 DK - 1550 København

    Wax figures, reconstructions and documents show the life, travels and works of the storyteller in an entertaining way.

  • 8 Trinity Church, Copenhagen

    Religious buildings

    Pilestræde 67 DK - 1112 København

    Designed by Christian IV as a university church, the building was completed by his successor in 1656. Inside (access via Landemaerket), you can see a sculpted altarpiece and a Baroque organ case, as well as a Rococo clock.

  • 9 Kobmagergade

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Købmagergade DK - 1150 København

    Just as lively as Strøget and lined with shops is this wide pedestrianised road that leads to the centre of the university campus area. Take a break at the Post & Tele Museum café (at no 37, on the fifth floor) and enjoy the panoramic view that scans..

  • 10 Copenhagen Postal Museum

    Museums and art

    Købmagergade 37 DK - 1150 København

    Mail coaches, costumes, paintings, seals, presses for printing stamps, telephones and telegraphs, postbags, phone booths, letterboxes, motorised tricycles illustrate the history of communications from the time of Christian IV to today. But the museum..

  • 11 Square of Our Lady, Copenhagen

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Frue Plads DK - 1165 København

    On this square you will find Vor Frue Kirke (Church of Our Lady), a neo-Classical cathedral built in 1829 based on CF Hansen's design. The interior is decorated with sculptures by Bertel Thorvaldsen. The university buildings, with busts of eminent ac..

  • 12 Ostergade

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    DK - 1100 København

    This is the last portion of Strøget, a traffic-free shopping street with department stores, such as the famous Illum. Just opposite, on the right, a little road leads to the little square on which stands Nikolaj Kirke. Further along on the left are a..

  • 13 Church of Sankt Nikolaj, Copenhagen

    Religious buildings

    Nikolaj Plads 10 DK - 1067 København

    The church has an impressive 16C tower supported by six flying buttresses. The building, which hosted some of the first performances of the group of artists Fluxus in the 1960s, now houses a centre for contemporary art.

  • 14 Charlottenborg

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Nyhavn 2 DK - 1051 København

    This Baroque palace built in 1670, located on the south bank of Nyhavn canal, is now home to the Royal Art Academy and Museum of Contemporary Art, which presents temporary exhibitions (paintings, sculptures, installations and videos), and affords sup..

  • 15 Amaliehaven - Amalie Garden

    Nature and gardens

    Toldbodgade DK - 1253 København

    Behind Amalienborg Palace, beyond Toldbodgade, the quay has been turned into a garden giving onto what used to be the port. Opposite, on Dokøen (Dock Island), the pure lines of the superb Operahaus (Opera House) sparkle in the sun. Designed by archit..

  • 16 Copenhagen Royal Cast Collection

    Museums and art

    Sølvgade 48-50 DK - 1253 København

    With a reproduction of Michelangelo's David outside, this delightful collection of copies is housed in a converted warehouse. From the Rosetta Stone to the Discobolus of the Villa at Tivoli, from the Three Graces to Apollo - this place with old woode..

  • 17 Bredgade

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Bredgade DK - 1260 København

    Lined with elegant antique shops, art galleries and restaurants, Bredgade is the main thoroughfare of the neighbourhood of Amalienborg.

  • 18 Copenhagen Royal Gardens

    Nature and gardens

    Øster Voldgade 4 DK - 1350 København

    This oasis of calm, splendid when its rhododendrons bloom in spring, was built by Christian IV in 1606. The king felt rather hemmed in in the city, so decided to have a home built outside of its boundaries, and this eventually evolved into the castle..

  • 19 DAC - Danish Architecture Centre

    Museums and art

    Strandgade 27b DK - 1401 København

    It exhibits models of the latest interesting creations in Danish architecture; vast specialist bookshop. On the first floor, the café affords a pleasant view over the canal.

  • 20 Assistens Cemetery

    Religious buildings

    Kapelvej 2 DK - 2200 København

    You can pay your respects to Hans Christian Andersen, Søren Kierkegaard and Martin Andersen, better known as Nexø, here in Copenhagen's largest cemetery, created in 1760. Sheltered by a lovely peaceful park, many celebrities are buried here (access b..

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