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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 Elsinore Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Kronborg 2C DK - 3000 Helsingør

    Elsinore Castle, internationally famous thanks to Shakespeare, who chose it as the setting for his tragedy Hamlet, is also the symbol of former Danish sea power. The mythical character, Holger Danske ( Holger the Dane) is said to be sleeping beneath ..

  • 5 Andersen Quarter Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hans Jensens Staede DK - 5000 Odense

    This is the most attractive part of Odense, with cobbled streets and tiny half-timbered houses dating from the late 18C and early 19C. The homes have been carefully restored and look quite enchanting with their fresh paint, small square windows and h..

  • 6 Cathedral Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Domkirkestræde 10 DK - 4000 Roskilde

    The red-brick cathedral, symbol of Roskilde's gloriuos past (it was Denmark's former capital), is now included on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Building began in 1170 and ended in the 13C, so the cathedral is both Romanesque and Early Goth..

  • 7 Viking Ship Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Vindeboder 12 DK - 4000 Roskilde

    The modern museum overlooking the fjord was created to house the wrecks of five Viking ships found in 1962. They were sunk in the fjord in around 1000, probably to protect the town from marauding pirates.A film explains how the wrecks were salvaged, ..

  • 8 Frederiksbord Castle Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Frederiksborg Slot DK - 3400 Hillerød

    A fine example of Dutch Renaissance architecture, this grand red-brick castle embellished with stoneware decors and elegant gables was built between 1599 and 1622 by Christian IV. It was a royal residence for 100 years. An impressive barbican stands ..

  • 9 Louisiana Modern Art Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Gammel Strandvej 13 DK - 3050 Humlebæk

    Founded in 1958 by Knud W Jensen, this modern art museum uses the site's natural beauty to enhance its collections, which include works by Arp, Calder, Ernst, Dubuffet, Moore, Jacobsen and Giacometti. Sculptures dotted around the beautiful grounds ap..

  • 10 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..

  • 11 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..

  • 12 Old Town Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Viborgvej 2 DK - 8000 Århus

    Den Gamle By is in parkland along Viborgvej in the western part of Århus. It is one of the most picturesque and beautiful open-air museums in Denmark. Old houses from towns all over the country, dating from the 17C to the 19C, have been carefully rec..

  • 13 Ærø Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    DK - Ærøskøbing

    This island, the second largest in the South Funen Archipelago, is just 30km long and 9km wide. Ærøskøbing, one of the island's three "towns", is a little gem of a place. The majority of the buildings date back to the 17C and the old pharma..

  • 14 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..

  • 15 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..

  • 16 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..

  • 17 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..

  • 18 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 (..

  • 19 Ordrupgård Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Vilvordevej 110 DK - 2920 Charlottenlund

    Around ten kilometres from the centre, this large house protected by screens of beech trees was once the property of the Councillor of State Vilhem Hansen. He was a great art collector and fan of French and Danish art from the 19C and 20C. His house ..

  • 20 Cathedral Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Torvet DK - 6760 Ribe

    The cathedral was built in the second half of the 12C. It stands on the main square, 1.5m below the present ground level. From the top of its square tower there is a remarkable view of the town and the surrounding tidal flats. The south portal is a r..

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