Copenhagen Things to Do

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  • 1. Tivoli

    Been there in December, there was a Christmas market. It's a nice place to stroll around. If you're with kids they will love the rides there. There's a entrance fee I just don't remember how much but...

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  • 2. Canal & Harbour Tours

    By 4pm my feet are killing me and Im ready to pack it in but just before looking for a bus we spot the canal tours. Seemed like a perfect way to end our day.It cost about $15.00 each we enjoyed an...

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  • 3. Christiania

    Christiania is a famous hippie community sitting right smack in the center of town. It used to be a part of town beloning to the army but has for more than 30 years been occupied by hippies who live...

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  • 4. Nyhavn

    One of the more popular spots in Copenhagen is called Nyhavn. The name translates to “new harbor”, which points to the fact that it’s construction started after the city already was established. It...

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  • 5. Little Mermaid

    All, right. No Copenhagen page is complete without it. Here it is: The little Mermaid. Mind you it is out of the way for something so small. I'd almost call it a trap, if it hadn't been free to watch...

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  • 6. Rådhuspladsen - Town hall square

    The Town Hall was built between 1892 and 1905 and is based partly on the Italian Renaissance and partly on medieval Danish architecture. The tower is 106m/350ft high and the building is adorned with...

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  • 7. Amalienborg Palace

    Amalienborg is the royal residence in Denmark during the winter, and is a candidate to be on UNECO’s list of world heritage sites (since 1993). The name was inhered from queen Sophie Amalies (consort...

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  • 8. Rosenborg Palace & Kongens Have

    First stop this morning was Rosenborgg Castle. It was an easy 20 minute walk from our hotel and a great way to start our day. we entered through the Kings gardens which was a bonus for me..lovely...

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  • 9. Strøget

    From the Castle we took the 10 minute walk to the all pedestrian area called Stroget .It was packed as it was Sat loads of shoppers. We stopped for a wonderful lunch , outdoors in the square ... After...

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  • 10. Carlsberg Brewery

    If you have some interest in beer culture or beer brewing, a visit to the Carlsberg Visitors Centre is absolute recommendable. The Visitors Centre is newly renovated and there are exhibitions...

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  • 11. Rundetårn

    Built in the 17th century as an observatory to the university, this high tower is accessed by a spyral ramp more than 200 meters long. With a small planetarium at the top, this is the oldest...

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  • 12. Museum Erotica

    Museum Erotica is definitely worth a visit. It is quite explicit and I think a bit more interesting than very similar museums in Amsterdam and Paris. Opening hours: 1 May - 30 September ALL WEEK :...

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  • 13. Royal Guard

    On a very cold and snowy day, Danish Royal Life Guards in black gale winter uniforms changing Guard shift in Copenhagen at Rosenborg Castle ... Danish Military Band performs as many tourists and...

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  • 14. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    Ny Carlsberg Glypotek (New Carlsberg Sculpture Museum) Built 1897-1906. It contains works of fine art, mainly sculptures from the last 3,500 years, including Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman...

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  • 15. Marble Church - Frederiks Church

    With the largest church dome in Scandinavia (and the fourth in Europe), with 12 columns covering a circle of 31 meters, this church was built during the 18th century, with a new version opened in...

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  • 16. Christiansborg Palace

    Christiansborg Palace is built on top of the ruins of succesive other forts, castles and palaces built on the same site starting with the fort of Bishop Absalom in 1167, which was the first building...

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  • 17. Botanical Garden

    A godsend on a cold day, the free to enter Botanical Gardens are a hot-house of flowers, plants and bushes from warmer climes. The main collection is in the very Victorian looking Palm House. This...

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  • 18. Vor Frelser Kirke - Our Saviour’s Church

    Vor Frelsers Kirke (The Church of our Saviour) is located at Christianshavn and was built in the years 1682 to 1696. The church is 32 metres high and is built in a Dutch baroque style and its...

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  • 19. Kastellet

    Copenhagen's Kastellet is a fine example of a Star Fort, a kind of fortification that was developed to withstand the era of gunpowder. It consists of a flat structure, built from a series of...

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  • 20. Opera House

    Copenhagen's brilliant new Operaen or Opera House opened in January, 2005, with a performance of "Aida" by the Royal Danish Opera Company. Costing $442 million dollars and taking 3 1/2 years to build,...

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  • 21. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

    Louisiana in Humlebæk (35 km north of Copenhagen) is a museum for modern art. The museum has a huge collection of art from the period after 1945, including major works by Picasso, Warhol, Asger...

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  • 22. Hans Christian Andersen

    Fairy tales.....Did you read them as a child or had them read to you? I did both, and I remember how sad the story of the "The Ugly Duckling" made me. This fairy tale, and many others were the work of...

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  • 23. National Museum

    The National Museum presents the cultural history of Denmark as well as that of foreign countries, and is the biggest of its kind in Denmark. The Museum is also responsible for the handling of...

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  • 24. Børsen - Stock Exchange

    Børsen (mean: The Stock Exchange) is a gorgeous Dutch renaissance style building on Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen wich was built in 1619–1640 . It housed the Danish stock-market until 1974....

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  • 25. Vor Frue Kirke - Church of Our Lady

    "The Copenhagen Cathedral" in its present shape is an unpretentious building in Neo-Classicist style designed by the architect C.F. Hansen. The foundation stone was laid by King Frederik VI in 1817,...

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