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What to see in Copenhagen

Copenhagen Attractions

Attractions in Copenhagen are a mix of fascinating history and fun activities. Its many cobblestone streets and rows of old Danish houses are much like they've been for centuries, occupied by wonderful shops and carnival-style entertainment.

The Little Mermaid statue in Langelinie harbour is one of the city's most sought after sights for visitors, despite its small size. Other attractions await in unique neighbourhoods, grand museums and entertainment venues, usually reached on foot and mostly found in the old city centre of Copenhagen.

A walk along Nyhavn Canal reveals the best of historic Copenhagen with old architecture and wooden boats showcasing the city's maritime history. For those interested in delving deeper into the Danish past, the National Museum at the Prince's Palace is a central Copenhagen attraction, as is the Copenhagen City Museum.

Copenhagen also has a proud heritage of art and design, well showcased in numerous museums, galleries and architecture. Of course, no visit to Copenhagen is complete without idling in the Tivoli Gardens or playing in its famous theme park.

The Copenhagen Card is useful too, giving 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, architecture enthusiasts and history buffs fall in love with the Christiansborg Palace. A winter snowfall adds to its romantic fairytale appearance, its appeal…

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Copenhagen Historical Museums

From the Viking Age through to World War II resistance, the rich history of Denmark is encapsulated in fascinating collections of artefacts housed in a series of museums in Copenhagen.…

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Nyhavn Canal

The picturesque and historic Nyhavn Canal in Copenhagen dates from 1673 when it was built to connect the inner city to the sea. Today, it's jokingly referred to as the longest…

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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 he died in 1648. Today, the castle is an important cultural…

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The Little Mermaid Statue

The Little Mermaid, so synonymous with writer Hans Christian Andersen, sits on a rock at the Langelinie Harbour and is one of Copenhagen's biggest tourist attractions. The sculpture…

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Tivoli Gardens

The world-renowned Tivoli Gardens in the heart of Copenhagen is one of the world's most thrilling entertainment complexes, drawing about three million visitors during its five-month…

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