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Visit Carlsberg

Visit Carlsberg

The home of Denmark's most famous beer is a major Copenhagen attraction. The brewery tour covers everything from the history of beer to the world's largest collection of bottles, not to mention a sculpture garden, award-winning stables... Read More

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens

Much more than an amusement park, this is Copenhagen's major dining and entertainment area during the summer months. Now open for Halloween, Christmas and Easter too, it features fine restaurants and a pantomime theatre, as well as... Read More

The Round Tower

The Round Tower

This observatory, where Danes have been looking out at the night skies since 1642, is Europe's oldest. Legendary 17th-century astronomer Tycho Brahe, for whom Christian V built the tower, may be long gone, but it's still frequented by... Read More

The Old Stock Exchange

The Old Stock Exchange

Borsen, as it's known, is one of the oldest and most spectacular buildings in Copenhagen. Dating back to 1625, it was originally a collection of 40 market stalls positioned in the best place for ships to unload their cargo. The handsome... Read More

Strøget

Strøget

This shopping street, more than a kilometre long, is one of Europe's longest pedestrian streets. It runs from City Hall Square to the tourist mecca of Kongens Nytorv, and is as democratic as Denmark itself. There is a stretch containing... Read More

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

More than just a hotel, this entire building pays homage to Denmark's most famous designer, Arne Jacobsen. He created everything from the iconic Swan and Egg chairs strewn around the lobby to the light switches, door handles and even... Read More

Open Air Museum

Open Air Museum

Like a miniature history of Denmark, this collection of 50 houses, farms and mills dating from the 17th Century to recent times unfolds over 86 acres to give a picture of rural life through the ages. You can also see the different... Read More

Nyhavn

Nyhavn

You can practically hear Danny Kaye warbling Wonderful, Wonderful Copenhagen in this quaint harbour, which drew storyteller Hans Christian Anderson to the city. Colourful mediaeval houses and cafés line the banks, while tourist boats... Read More

National Museum of Denmark

National Museum of Denmark

This is the place to come for Viking history and ancient Danish treasures. Star turns among the relics include a 3,000-year-old Sun Chariot and the surprisingly well-preserved remains of the Huldremose woman believed to date back to... Read More

Marble Church

Marble Church

Copenhagen's first choice for romantic couples planning a walk down the aisle is a church, which took nearly 150 years to complete. A squeeze in funding halted building after the foundation stone was laid in 1794, and the last trowel... Read More

Meatpacking District

Meatpacking District

Just as in New York, this lean, mean, industrial quarter is now the happening centre of Copenhagen. The meatpackers have moved out and clubs, bars and trendy restaurants have moved in. Not to mention art spaces, the most intriguing of... Read More

Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid

Copenhagen's no.1 attraction is a tiny but perfectly formed statue of the character created by Hans Christian Anderson and immortalised by Disney. The bronze statue, which sits in the water, celebrates its centenary in 2013 and is not... Read More

Geological Museum

Geological Museum

A piece of the moon, borne back to Earth by Apollo 17, is the star attraction of this natural history museum. Fossilised animals and plants, as well as fine examples of minerals from all over the world are on display and there's a... Read More

Danish Jewish Museum

Danish Jewish Museum

Wunderkind architect Daniel Liebeskind, famed for his disorienting home for Berlin's Jewish Museum, celebrates a much more uplifting tale in this charming building in the garden of Copenhagen's Royal Library. Many of Denmark's Jewish... Read More

Danish Design Centre

Danish Design Centre

As a talent for world-beating design has defined Denmark for more than half a century, this place, with its stylish interiors, accessories and design books is a must-see. The shop alone is a treat, not to mention the café, which serves... Read More

Copenhagen Zoo

Copenhagen Zoo

The world may have many zoos, but trust the Danish, famous for their design, to have one whose architecture is as much a talking point as the animals. The star attraction is a state-of-the-art domed elephant house designed by Norman... Read More

Christiania

Christiania

The world's largest squat has matured over 40 years into one of Copenhagen's top three tourist attractions. Colourful and safe Read More

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

A wander through 25 acres of greenery in the heart of the city offers welcome respite from Copenhagen's concrete jungle. Native plants sit side by side with exotic tropical species, including some scary carnivores. Don't miss the... Read More

Boat Trip through the Canals

Boat Trip through the Canals

Stepping down into a boat at Nyhavn is a great way to get an overview of Copenhagen. Over the course of an hour you'll pass the Little Mermaid, Amalienborg Palace, Old Stock Exchange and other iconic buildings and get a canal-bank view... Read More

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace

A complex of four identical buildings make up Denmark's royal palace. Visitors can explore the two named for Christian VII and Christian VIII, enjoy the art collections and watch the changing of the guard at noon. When the Queen is in... Read More


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