The tobacco museum is no longer in Copenhagen. I still have the tip here, so that readers that read it before can still see the tip. The museum moved to Århus (Den Gamle By)
The old text follows:
There's a nice little permanent exibition in the basement of the tobbacco shop on str?get.
Entrance is free, and you will not have to buy anything.
The exibition shows how tobbacco was used (and is stillused today) by any member of the human race. You will see anything from the early age of smoking to snuff.
Built in 1829, this church is on of many that have at on this site since 1187. It was originally Catholic but converted to Lutheran during the reformation. Its been the sight of many danish royal coronations and weddings.
There are so many wonderful statues amped monuments all around the city. We didn't know most but we were happy to spot the Lur Blowers Sculpture which honours the earliest warrior Danes and is noted in our guide book .
It is my suggestion that before arriving at any new city, read and learn something about it to find out what might spark your personal interests. Then search out those sites. Sometimes the search is more daunting than one would expect, but the accomplishment is a fine moment in one's travel experience.
Having said this, I'll tell you about the accompanying sketch. (Sorry I can't credit the artist, but the name at the bottom of the print is too small for me to read.)
Per, a tour leader with my first Danish group, sent this print from Danmark, as a thank you gift. When I went to Danmark, several years later, finding these buildings was on my list of things to do and see while in Kobenhavn.
Now, this picture which hangs on my wall, is no longer just a lovely print. It is also a place that I have been to and holds all the memories of searching for and finding that place.
The most famous natural attraction is Copenhagen Den Lille Havfrue, the image of the little mermaid
The Danish sculptor Edward Eriksen made the picture in 1913. He was inspired by the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen. On the contrary to what most people expect from the picture, it is only 50 centimeters wide. That's because it is made to true size. According to Andersen mermaids and about half a meter long. You can see the image in the harbor
Amager (pronounced by locals as Am'ah) is another district of Copenhagen, situated over a bridge to the south of Christianshavn. It's actually built on a separate island, which before the creation of Christianshavn would have been much further off the coast.
To the east of the island is Amager Strand, an area of beach popular in the summertime for sunbathing, picnics and barbecues, flying kites, and beach volleyball.
Queen Louise's Bridge crosses the lakes, connecting central Copenhagen and Nørrebro. It has recently been transformed when the road was narrowed and areas for pedestrians and cyclists widened.
While it has always been a relatively popular place for young people to hang out, the wider pavements have led to a huge increase, and on sunny days the bridge is lined with people sitting on the new benches and on the wall, even bringing blankets and cushions for the floor. During the Distortion festival the whole bridge is closed to traffic and becomes a huge party!
The Botanical Garden is part of the Copenhagen University. You surely once have been here too. The garden is full of thousands with different plants and flowers
Do not forget to walk. Along the palm house It contains a vast collection of tropical plants
The Tivoli park is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. It was opened in 1843.The attractions are up to date, but spend the age and the small size of the park still a special atmosphere with it.The park is located opposite the train station and is easily accessible for everyone. To experience this adventure you count as an adult for about 75 crowns. Children pay about 35 crowns. Closed on winter time!
Have you had enough of the Copenhagen museums and churches? Do not hesitate to visit the old Carlsberg Brewery! In 1847 JM founded Jacobsen in the Copenhagen suburb of Valby the world famous Carlsberg brewery, named after his son Carl.
The oldest parts of the brewery were restored and now serve as a visitor center. You get a full view of the rich history and tradition of the company. You will be guided by the former premises, will learn more about the beer production in past and present and discover the beautiful architecture of the factory. At the end of your visit you get a cool glass of beer. To you to judge whether the slogan "Probably the best beer in the world 'truth or a lie!
One of the most modern opera houses in the world is the national opera house of Denmark. The opera is set in the port, opposite the main Amalienborg. Because of its location in the harbor, the opera house next to the car and the bus can also be reached by boat. Public transport in Copenhagen gives you the opportunity to travel with just a bus ticket by boat.
The building can accommodate up to 1703 visitors, each chair is individually addressed to the stage for the best sound quality and the best experience. The building was designed by architect Henning Larsen in cooperation with Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller. Around the building canals were dug to make it seem like the whole building on a small island state. Inside the opera house, there are expenses spared no effort to overwhelm the visitor. The ceiling is covered with 105,000 gold leaves example of almost 24 carat gold
Which opened here in 1989. This planetarium is one of the largest in Europe..The IMAX theater has a semicircular screen of up to 1000 sq, where you can view 3D movies and laser shows
The planetarium houses a permanent exhibition on solar and manestelsels and space exploration
The cylindrical building is the work of the Danish architect Knud Munk. An ideal getaway for a rainy day in Copenhagen! A ticket costs between 50 and 90 crowns
This highly photogenic stretch of Copenhagen harbour is lined with colourful 17th- and 18th-century houses wooden sailing ships
The harbour is lined-up with cafes and restaurant and often full when the weather is good
Copenhagen has had a strong Jewish community going back for centuries. That role in Danish life is chronicled in the Jewish Museum - the only one of its kind in the country. The museum sits in a beautifully serene courtyard in the centre of Christiansborg, and is worth a visit for that alone. Inside the museum is split into three rooms, exploring spatiality, then Danish and Jewish life (and how that works together in a unifying way).
This is one of Copenhagen's "hidden-in-full-view" gems and doubly precious because it is a freebie.
The "David Collection" began as a private collection by the attorney Christian Ludvig David (1878 - 1960) who, as a successful lawyer and businessman, began it in the 1910's by buying paintings and sculptures by Danish artists for his townhouse at Kronprinsessegade 30. As the bug bit he diversified firstly into 17th and 18th century European furniture and artworks and then developed an interest in Islamic culture.
By 1945 he had amassed a considerable diversity of material and decided that he wanted to create a museum open to the public to be owned and administered by a public trust - The C L David Foundation. David never married and upon his death in 1960 his fortune was bequeathed to the Foundation for the development of his house as a museum and to enhance the collections.
In the 1960's and 70's the Foundation invested in a broad spectrum of additions but around 1980 began to concentrate on expanding the Islamic collection which is now reckoned to amongst the finest in Europe.
The Foundation aquired the building next door at Kronprinsessegade 32 in 1986 to house the now much enlarged collection and in 2005 to 2009 completely redisigned the interiors of the two buildings to showcase the three main foci - European 18th century Art, Danish Early Modern Art and the Islamic Collection.
We spent about three hours here (during pub opening time!), mostly in the enthralling Islamic section, and probably didn't even take in 10% of what was there. By the time we called it a day we were suffering from serious cultural overload which took quite a few beers to alleviate - HIC!
Amazing place and definitely on my list for many more revisits.
Opening times are: Tues and Friday - 1300-1700; Weds 1000-2100; Thurs 1000-1700; Sat and Sun 1100-1700. It is closed on Mondays, New year's Eve and for the three days around Christmas.
Photography (no tripod or flash) is allowed throughout but thye do have a wierd regulation that when not in use your camera should be kept in a plastic bag (provided). As I mentioned earlier admission is free, as are guided tours on spring and autumn Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Full details are on the website below as is an excellent overview of the collections and history of the museum.
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