Since Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital city, it goes without saying that it’s one of the major draw points of the country. With the amazing architecture throughout the city, the charming canals, the entertaining night life and the friendly locals, there’s more than enough reason to want to linger here for a little longer.
Top Attractions in Copenhagen
Seeing Copenhagen from a boat tour down the canals and the harbor is one of the best ways around the city. You can catch the boat that leaves from Nyhayn daily to explore a bit more about the city. It’s a bit “touristy” but makes for one hell of an experience if you can sit down with the locals that sit down for a beer on the boat during a sunny day out.
Located in the center of the city, the Tivoli amusement park is a must see. Be forewarned that the experience doesn’t come in on the cheap, but for families this is a bucket-list destination!
Christiansborg Palace Ruins
Located in the middle of the city, the Christiansborg Palace is the site where you’ll be able to get a glimpse of Bishop Absalon’s fortress dating back to 1167. It’s not for everyone though. The environment is dark and damp and has an ancient and almost tomb-like feel to it, but the detailed tour is really very informative!
Otherwise known as the Round Tower, Rundetaarn is Europe’s oldest functioning observatory and provides visitors with some awe-inspiring sweeping views of the old part of Copenhagen. Albeit this would mean you’d have to undertake a long (and tiring) walk up to the top, but it’s worth the effort every step of the way.
Near the town of Christinia you’ll be able to access the Church of Our Savior, a religious monument best known for its colossal spiraling bell tower. Climbing the summit will take you up nearly 350 feet into the air, which is why it makes sense that a lot of people call this church’s bell tower a test of manhood
With its Disney-like displays and sets, the Hans Christian Andersen Museum was probably made with kids in mind, but it’s definitely something adults should experience too! Off course you’ll be able to indulge in some good H.CA reading inside. You might also want to check out the Historical Museum with its exhibitions relating to Danish history and ancient Viking weapons. Then there’s also the Danish National Gallery, which offers visitors free entry and boasts some stunning Rembrandt, Picasso and Matisse artwork on display.
On your way to Kastellet Park, make sure that you swing by the “Little Mermaid” statue for a seriously cool photo opportunity.
Kastellet was once a fortress that guarded the city of Copenhagen, but today stands proud as a public park that serves as a cultural-history monument. The gardens here perfectly team up with the ponds in the area to make for one truly relaxing atmosphere, perfect for kicking back after a full day of exploring.