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9 Must-Visit Attractions in Copenhagen, Denmark

Ishwari Pamu Aug 6, 2019
Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen is historic, dynamic, vibrant and refined with a strong food game, a laid-back vibe and architectural masterpieces, all of which make it one of the most visited destinations in the world.

Tivoli Gardens

Founded in 1843, roundabouts, flower gardens, a pantomime, a concert hall, hall of mirrors, open-air theaters, cafés and much more make up this place.

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Nyhavn

Lined with vibrant colorful houses on both sides, this waterfront used to be Copenhagen’s commercial port, but is now the best place to take a stroll, and to grab a bite or a beer.

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Strøget

Copenhagen’s shopping center, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, is lined with cafes, restaurants, budget-friendly boutiques, international brand stores like Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Prada, H&M, Zara, Vero Moda and many more.

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Rosenborg Castle

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Built in the 17th century by Christian IV, it’s now a museum that houses several valuable Danish artifacts, the Crown Jewels, and the Crown Regalia.

Bakken Amusement Park

Established in 1583, the world’s oldest functional amusement park has amazing restaurants, more than 30 different rides including roller coasters, drop towers and a ferris wheel, a music hall, and several other exciting things to do.

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Amalienborg Palace

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Constructed in the 1700s, this fine example of Danish Rococco architecture is made up of four identical buildings facing each other. The complex is now the official residence of Queen Margrethe II.

The Round Tower

Built to be used as an observatory, the 36-m tall tower offers magnificent views of the city. The spiral ramp, a collection by the well-known astronomer Tycho Brahe and the glass floor are its star attractions.

Tycho Brahe Planetarium

It’s educational entertainment for kids and adults alike. The Space Theater takes you on a journey through the universe, the Mesozoic era and more.

Glyptotek

Established in 1888, this museum has one of the most impressive collections of art and antiquities ranging from paintings from Denmark’s Golden Age and sculptures to Egyptian, Roman and Greek art.

More Place to Visit

  • The National Museum
  • Christiansborg Palace
  • The King’s Garden
  • Kronborg Palace