Attractions in Copenhagen
There are numerous attractions and sights in Copenhagen. They range from
cultural attractions in the form of art and music, to beautiful magnificent
buildings and ingenious museums we do not have in Norway. Perhaps the most
famous and well-known are the little mermaid lying at Langelinie, see
the picture above.
- See DigoPaul for dictionary definitions of Copenhagen,
Denmark. Includes geographical map and city sightseeing photos.
City Hall and City Hall Square
One of the great things in Copenhagen is the City Hall. Construction of the
town hall began in 1892, and it was completed in 1905. The style is a mix of
Renaissance from Italy and Danish medieval architecture. The material selection
is of exquisite quality and the decoration is beautiful and lavish.
Within the main entrance of the town hall you will find Jens Olsen's World
Clock, which has the time for all continents. The Town Hall Square itself is
Copenhagen's navel and clearly inspired by squares in Italian cities.
Tivoli in Copenhagen
Tivoli is located south of City Hall Square. The area is an invitation to
romance, party and fun. Music has always been a part of Tivoli, and everything
from jazz and rock to classical music is played. Tivoli also offers a number of
restaurants, but it is the pleasure activities that dominate. Tivoli is mainly
open from early April to the end of September. From mid-November until little
Christmas Eve, however, there is a Christmas market at Tivoli, which is very
This beautiful museum is located in the University Park (no. 15) and
was planned for approx. 350 years ago. Today, the Zoological Museum is one of
the most modern and best in Europe in terms of zoology.
Here you will find stuffed animals, bone remnants and dinosaur exhibits as
well as several exciting activities.
This zoo from 1859 has developed into one of Copenhagen's major attractions.
You will find tropical rainforests and African savannas with many beautiful
animals. They also have a zoo for the smallest children where they can pet farm
animals. The zoo is located in Frederiksberg, more specifically Roskildevej
Guinness World of Record Museum
Most people are familiar with the book The Guiness World of Records? This
museum exemplifies and demonstrates many of the marvelous records in the world.
The address is Østergade 16, right by Strøget.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
This somewhat humorous museum can be found at City Hall Square 57.
The museum contains 1000 square meters of incredible things and real-life
things. It is e.g. shrunken heads from cannibals in South America, the
two-headed calf and what the Scots really have under the kilts.
The Storm P. Museum
For those who have not yet been fortunate enough to get acquainted with Storm
P., we can tell that it is an admired and dearly-loved cartoonist, writer and
humorist who all Danes (and Scandinavians) have pressed to their chest. The
Storm P. Museum displays many of his works and is a guarantor of good humor.
The museum is open all year from 7 pm. 1000 to 1600, but only on Wednesdays,
Saturdays and Sundays between November and April. The address is
This is Denmark's main cultural history museum and is located on
Frederiksholm's canal 12. The museum is open at. 1000-1700 every day except
Mondays, when it is closed. The National Museum has great exhibits showing finds
from ancient to modern times. The museum also has its own children's section.
Amalienborg Museum and Amalienborg Castle
If you are interested in royal families, furniture and architecture, this is
the place for you. The four Amalienborg castles were built in the middle of the
18th century and became the residence of the royals from 1794. The museum is
located at Amalienborg, Christian VIII's Palace.
Marble Churches (Frederikskirken)
Frederikskirken is a very special church. It was designed in 1740 and got the
foundation stone laid in 1749. The marble church has an impressive balustrade as
well as beautiful statues of famous church fathers.
You will find this stately church in Frederiksgade 4.
Our Savior's Church
This church is a landmark in Copenhagen, not least because the tower is 95
meters high and offers breathtaking views. NB! The tower is closed between
November and April. Our Savior's Church is in Baroque style and is world
renowned for its church organ and beautiful Baroque ages. The address is
Sankt Annæ Gade 29.
The Round Tower is a science center created by Christian IV as early as 1642.
Here you can look into starguns and observe planets and other celestial bodies.
Included in the purchase are great views of Copenhagen. The address is
KobmagerGade 52 A.
At the King's Garden, in particular Øster Voldgade 4 A, lies this magnificent
castle. Originally, Rosenborg Castle was built as a summer residence for King
Christian IV in the early 17th century. You may not know that this is where the
Danish crown jewels are stored?
This is a different swimming pool. There is really no limit to what you can
do here. You can get involved in different types of pools, you can climb
climbing walls, relax in hot pools or have a spa treatment.
Perhaps the finest swimming pool in the Nordic countries. The address is
Tietgensgade 65 southwest of Tivoli.
Tourist in Copenhagen
When you visit Copenhagen, relax and enjoy life. It does not mean that you
will not experience much, but here there is no need to stress around. It's
amazing how much you want to bring with you anyway.
Day 1 in Copenhagen
The natural starting point in Copenhagen is, of course, the Town Hall
Square, where the magnificent Siena-inspired city hall stands in a mix of
Italian Renaissance style and Danish medieval architecture. Walk down
Strøget (Fredriksberggade) until you reach Gammel Torv and Nytorv.
Here you take Nørregade past Old Torv. You will now quickly reach the Cathedral,
or Our Lady Church as it is also called. There have been churches here since the
1100s, but as you will see from the neoclassical style, today's church was
inaugurated at the end of the 1820s. There is free entrance to the church.
Tsar Peter and the Round Tower in Copenhagen
Walk around the church to Our Lady Square and walk up St. Kannikestræde
until you reach the Round Tower and Trinitatis Church in BUYMAGERGADE.
The round tower was erected as an observatory in the mid-17th century. The wind
speed in the tower is 209 meters, which may sound strange, since the tower is
only 36 meters high. The reason is that you had to manage to carry heavy
observation equipment to the top. From the top there is a great view of
Copenhagen. Czar Peter the Great himself must have ridden up the winding
corridor to the top to look at the view.
Go now Købmagergade down the Stroget again. You will then come
straight to Amagertorv. Here, people are usually at their most intense with
street artists and shopping people out and in and out of the ranks of shops and
Follow Strøget north and take time to take a closer look at Nikolaj Church on
Nikolaj Square (east of Strøget). The magnificent tower you see is originally
from 1591, while the spire was donated in 1910. The church building is today the
home of various exhibitions. When you are back on Strøget, continue north until
you reach Kongens Nytorv. Here you will find a number of beautiful buildings as
well as fun museums such as Guinness World of Records and The Mystic
Exploratorie (Østergade 16). Take time for the area's attractions before
continuing to Nyhavn (just east of Kongens Nytorv). Relax at one of the many
restaurants with a better lunch.
Beautiful Amalienborg in Copenhagen
After lunch and relaxation you can return to Kongens Nytorv and follow
Bredgade to Amalienborg and the king's castle. The castle grounds are very
beautiful, and the castle museum can be an alternative if you want more
knowledge about the royal family and the splendid buildings here. If not, we
suggest that you cross Bredegade and take a closer look at the
beautiful Marble Church or Frederik's Church.
This church got its foundation stone from Frederick V in 1749. The church is
a typical Roman Baroque church, and the copper dome can be reminiscent of St.
Peter's Church in Rome. On the balustrade you will see 16 statues of great
religious figures. On the pedestals you will find statues of famous Danish
End the tour by continuing west until you reach the King's Garden (Rosenborg
Garden) and Rosenborg Castle. This magnificent pleasure castle was built for
Christian IV and was completed for the first time in 1617. Various extensions
meant that construction work only stopped in 1634. The castle today houses the
Rosenborg collections with the magnificent crown jewels in their treasury.
In the evening we suggest that you experience a real Danish inn and the mood
there. A great alternative could be Café Lindevang at PG Ramms Allé 4.
The place normally closes at. 2100. Call 38 34 38 34 for reservation.
Day 2 in Copenhagen
After a hopefully very enjoyable evening in the city of Copenhagen, start the
day with a good breakfast at the hotel before embarking on your shopping trip.
As always, City Hall Square is a good start to the day. The
pedestrian zone is in many ways the major shopping street in Copenhagen,
and the prices closest to the Town Hall square are the most reasonable. As you
move closer to Kongens Nytorv, prices rise in line with more fashionable stores.
When you have come so far that you are at Østergade in Strøget, the
shopping center Det Ny Illum (no. 52) is well worth a visit.
Go to Amagertorv and follow BUYMAGERGADE westwards. Here you will
find both specialty shops and fashion shops. At the same time, several of the
side streets, e.g. the street Klareboderne, a number of small pearls of
shops, especially in design. Work your way up Købmagergade until you
reach the Kul Torvet. Walk west until you are in Fiolstræde.
Here are many exciting antiques and bookshops, and also some specialty clothing
stores. Follow Fiolstræde until you are back in Strøget and
return to Rådhusplatsen.
If you have not yet lost the shopping spark, we suggest you continue a little
south of the Town Hall square and take a look in Vesterbrogade and the small
streets Studiestræde and Larsbjørnsstræde, which is also just southwest of City
Copenhagen is Tivoli
Afternoon and evening must be spent at Tivoli. Tivoli is located south of the
Town Hall Square and opposite Vesterbrogade. Tivoli is romance, party,
entertainment and a guarantor for a pleasant evening. Music has always been a
part of Tivoli, and everything from jazz and rock to classical music is played.
Tivoli also offers a number of restaurants offering everything from local
cuisine to many different international cuisines. You should also not be afraid
not to find a restaurant that suits you at a price. Here they are in all price
ranges and types. Beyond this, of course, the entertainment activities dominate
Tivoli. Carousels, roller coasters, activity houses, booths and everything else.
And new attractions come every year.
Tivoli is mainly open from early April to the end of September. From
mid-November until little Christmas Eve, however, there is a Christmas market at
Tivoli, which is very popular.
If you are visiting Copenhagen out of season for Tivoli, we suggest you spend
the afternoon at one of Copenhagen's good and interesting museum exhibitions. We
propose the National Museum, which is located at Frederiksholms canal 12.
The museum is open from 10am. 1000 to 1700 every day except Mondays, when it is
closed. The National Museum has great exhibits showing finds from ancient to
modern times. The museum also has its own children's section. In addition, it is
located in a very nice area with many other sights.