Copenhagen Things to Do

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    Nyhavn again
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    Amalienborg Palace
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  • 1. Tivoli Garden

    Most Danes speak English. A nation of only 4 million people does not expect tourists to speak their language (as in Germany, France, Italy, Russia or Spain), so 1 out of 2 Danes speaks English. Also,...

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  • 2. Nyhavn

    Nyhavn (New Harbour) is undoubtedly Copenhagen's most picturesque corner: a line of colourful houses, higgledy-piggledy built next to some quais where only vintage ships are allowed to moor. Moreover,...

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  • 3. Little Mermaid

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    First things first - when in Copenhagen, you must see the statue of the Little Mermaid, called "Den Lille Havfrue" in Danish. There's no way around it, no matter if you are there with an organised bus...

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  • 4. Rådhuspladsen - Town hall square

    Rådhuspladsen with the Copenhagen City Hall is located in central Copenhagen. Many political activities and entertainings acts are going on at Rådhuspladsen which makes it an entertaining place to be....

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  • 5. Amalienborg Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    It is very easy to walk around Copenhagen city centre. We arrived at Amalienborg Palace about 10.30am, later it gets busier. There are four identical buildings built in the 18the centry around an...

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  • 6. Rosenborg Palace & Kongens Have

    Rosenborg Slot is one of Copenhagen's most beautiful buildings. Built in 1606 as a country summerhouse - I suppose at that time outside the city -, the castle is nowadays a major focal point for...

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  • 7. Rundetårn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    As some of you will know, I love to get an overview of places I visit by climbing spires or towers. There are few cities where I haven't done this. So of course I chose to climb up Rundetårn (Round...

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  • 8. Christiania

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Before you get too dizzy by all the sweet fumes of marijuana wafting through Christiania, you do well to leave Pusher Street and explore more of the Free State. Granted, it's Pusher Street that...

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  • 9. Canal & Harbour Tours

    There are two companies in Copenhagen offering canal tours all year round. The tour is the same but there is a big difference in price (40 kr for Nettobådene, 75 for the others). Don't miss out on...

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  • 10. Christiansborg Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This palace is now the seat of the government where the Danish parliament meets. The first Castle was founded here in 1167 as the city was founded. The present castle is the third all successively...

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  • 11. Marble Church - Frederiks Church

    Even if it is squeezed into the metro construction site at the moment, Marmorkirken is a spectacular sight - although pretty much everything went wrong when it was built. Nicolai Eigtved, one of the...

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  • 12. Strøget

    The main avenue in Copenhagen is a pedestrian succession 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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  • 13. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    In this nice building there was the risk of being distracted by the rich collection and not noticing the building itself. That doesn’t happen, because both the entrance and exit are done through the...

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  • 14. 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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  • 15. Botanical Garden

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

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  • 16. Kastellet

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kastellet is one of Copenhagen's most famous sights, yet we found it to be pleasantly tourist-free. We came there in the early evening - maybe that does the trick? Anyway, Kastellet is a fortress,...

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

    Vor Frelsers Kirke (Our Saviour's Church) must be one of Copenhagen's most spectacular sights. It's great for people like me who love to climb up to the top of any building to get an overview of a...

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  • 18. Opera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Photos: 1. Operaen from the side, with a blue sky! 2. Pointing towards Operaen 3. Facade of the opera house lobby 4. Bicycles at the stage door 5. Operaen from across the harbor Copenhagen's...

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  • 19. 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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  • 20. National Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I was so pleased that I decided to visit this museum. I had saved it for my last day and spent 2 and a half hours exploring its wonderful displays. Even that wasn't really enough, because most of that...

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  • 21. Vor Frue Kirke - Church of Our Lady

    4 out of 5 stars

    The main Danish cathedral stays close to the University, in Vor Frue Plads. The present building dates from the 19th century, in Neoclassical style, but it has a long story of successive damaging...

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  • 22. Churchill Park

    The Gefion Fountain is the biggest monument in Copenhagen, one I liked very much. The tiered fountain is topped by goddess "Gefion" who is whipping her sons [Oxen] The Oxen look angry to me as their...

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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. Kongens Nytorv

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    I wouldn´t recommend to visit the sheet café on the Kongens Nytorv square. The waiter became physical unruly against a women just because she was eating one ice-cream, which she bought in another...

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  • 25. Børsen - Stock Exchange

    4 out of 5 stars

    Copenhagen, as you will immediately see on arriving in the city centre, is the city of towers and spires. A great many of them stretch into the sky, ranging from the playful Vor Frelsers Kirke to the...

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