Copenhagen Things to Do

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  • 1. Tivoli

    4 out of 5 stars

    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. Christiania

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 3. Canal & Harbour Tours

    Though the splendor of town is naturally enhanced by sunlight, in a good day, dusk softens the colours, and allows other sensations from the fading landscape. Under the dimmed lights everything gets...

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  • 4. 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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  • 5. Nyhavn

    Nyhavn is a colourful quayside area with brightly painted buildings, boats and lots of bars and cafes. On a warm day it is lovely, but it gets very crowded and you might struggle to get a seat at one...

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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. Little Mermaid

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Along the waterfront there is a statue of the Little Mermaid which is a must-see for tourists to Copenhagen. It was made by Edward Eriksen and erected in 1913, although I think I remember hearing it...

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  • 8. Amalienborg Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 9. Strøget

    The main avenue in Copenhagen is a pedestrian sucession of shops, with all the expected brands. PS Funny thing! I've been there again, without Fernanda, and I "had to" walk all the avenue again....

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  • 10. Carlsberg Brewery

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Carlsberg Factory is a bit of a walk from the main town, but it's a pleasant walk, and I believe there are buses that go nearby too. It's not the most mind-blowing tour you can go on, and they...

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  • 11. Christiansborg Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. Museum Erotica

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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. Rundetårn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 16. 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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  • 17. Kastellet

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 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. Botanical Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 20. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

    5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 21. Opera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 22. Hans Christian Andersen

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    As you wander around Copenhagen you will see either statues of Hans Christian Anderson or some reference to him. Although he wasn't born in Copenhagen he did live there and he is one of their most...

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  • 23. Langelinie

    Langelinie is a pier, promenade and park in central Copenhagen, and also the home of the statue of The Little Mermaid. I much prefer the Park to the Little Mermaid, infact, I thought it a very nice...

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  • 24. National Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 25. Vor Frue Kirke - Church of Our Lady

    4 out of 5 stars

    "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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