What to see in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Attractions

Attractions in Copenhagen are a mixture of living history and fun, exciting activity. Copenhagen is one large attraction in itself, as many of the cobblestone streets and rows of old Danish houses are much like they have been for centuries and occupy wonderful shops and carnival-style entertainment.

The Little Mermaid statue in Langelinie harbour is the city's most sought after sight for visitors, despite its small size. Myriad other attractions await in unique neighbourhoods, grand museums, and entertainment venues that can usually be easily reached on foot and are mostly in the old city centre of Copenhagen.

A walk along Nyhavn Canal reveals the best of historic Copenhagen with old but well-preserved architecture and wooden boats showcasing the city's maritime history. For lovers of history interested in delving deeper into Danish history, the National Museum at the Prince's Palace is a central Copenhagen attraction, as is The Copenhagen City Museum. Copenhagen is also a city with a proud heritage of art and design, well showcased in numerous museums and galleries as well as the architecture. Of course, no visit to Copenhagen is complete without idling in the Tivoli Gardens or playing in its famous theme park.

For a full and convenient trip, visitors should think about buying the Copenhagen Card, which gives them free entry to more than 70 museums and attractions, free rides on public transportation, and discounts in many restaurants and shops. The cards can be purchased at the airport or at many tourist offices around Denmark.

Christiansborg Palace

When sightseeing in Denmark, the Christiansborg Palace is a gem for lovers of architecture and history, and a winter…

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Copenhagen Historical Museums

The rich history of Denmark, from Viking days through to the World War II resistance movement, is encapsulated in fascinating…

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Freetown Christiania

Freetown Christiania is a partially self-governing neighbourhood in the borough of Christianshavn, Copenhagen, dominated…

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Nyhavn Canal

The picturesque and historic Nyhavn Canal, dating from 1673 when it was built to connect the inner city to the sea, is…

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Rosenborg Castle

The attractive Dutch Renaissance-style Rosenborg Castle was designed by King Christian IV and served as his home until…

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The Little Mermaid Statue

The Little Mermaid, basking on a rock at the Langelinie Harbour, is one of Copenhagen's biggest tourist attractions.

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Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's world-renowned Tivoli Gardens are ever so much more than just a central city park. The relatively small…

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