Discover the Great Nordic City of Copenhagen, Denmark

Visit one of the happiest places on the planet, Copenhagen, Denmark – See the various historical landmarks of the great city and marvel at its glorious past – enjoy the captivating nightlife and a great shopping experience

Discover the Great Nordic City of Copenhagen, Denmark

Constantly rated as the happiest place in the world, Copenhagen is, by far, the most populous city in Denmark and also its capital. This easy going, laid back city of cobbled streets, vibrantly colored houses, distinctive architecture, and historic landmarks is one of Europe’s most attractive cities.

Add to these world class shopping centers, electric nightlife, a unique café culture, cutting edge restaurants offering great Nordic cuisine, friendly people, and modern architectural brilliance and you’ve got yourself a travel destination par excellence.

A bounty of beautiful beaches, wooded parks, and calm lakes – just minutes away – only add to the charm of this magnificent Scandinavian city.

Here are some of the top attractions and landmarks of Copenhagen;

Tivoli Gardens

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Tivoli Gardens is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden in Copenhagen. The park opened on 15 August 1843 and is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg, also in Denmark.

The Gardens features a huge rollercoaster, pantomime, puppet, and open air theatres, numerous restaurants and cafés, halls of mirrors, flower gardens, and a concert hall among other attractions.

  • Address: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V, Denmark
  • Official website: www.tivoli.dk/en

Open

  • Sunday–Wednesday: 11 am to 11 pm
  • Friday-Saturday: 11 am 12 midnight

The Little Mermaid

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The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen, depicting a mermaid. The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is 1.25 meters tall and weighs 175 kilograms.

         ♦  Address: Langelinie, 2100 København Ø, Denmark

Rosenborg Palace

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Rosenborg Castle is a renaissance castle less than 10 minutes from the famous Round Tower in Copenhagen. The castle was originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606 and is an example of Christian IV’s many architectural projects. It boasts some of Denmark’s priceless cultural treasures including the Danish crown jewels and royal regalia.

The Marble Room, the Knights’ Hall with the Coronation Throne, the famous Rosenborg Tapestries, and a Baroque reception room are sure to make your trip to the castle worth your precious while.

  • Address: Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 Copenhagen
  • Open – Seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm

Amalienborg Castle

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Amalienborg is the home of the Danish royal family and is located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It consists of four identical classical palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard.

  • Address: Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257 Copenhagen
  • Open – Seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm

Strøget

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Strøget is a pedestrian, car free, bustling shopping district in Copenhagen. This popular tourist attraction in the center of town is one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe at 1.1 km and boasts a plethora of cafés, restaurants, and boutiques.

While international brand-names such as Max Mara, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès are concentrated towards the end of the street facing the direction of Kongens Nytorv, more affordable shopping outlets such as H&M, Weekday, and Zara are situated towards the City Hall Square down Strøget.

Nyhavn

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Nyhavn is a 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district in Copenhagen. Stretching from Kongens Nytorv to the harbor front just south of the Royal Playhouse, it is lined by brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants.

Christiansborg Palace

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Christiansborg Palace is a palace and government building on the islet of Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen. It is the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office and the Supreme Court of Denmark.

National Museum of Denmark

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The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history, comprising the histories of Danish and foreign cultures, alike.

  • Address: Prince’s Mansion, Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 Copenhagen
  • Official website: http://en.natmus.dk/
  • Open – Seven days a week from 10 am to 5 pm

Rundetaarn (The Round Tower)

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The Rundetaarn, or Rundetårn, is a 17th-century tower located in central Copenhagen. One of the many architectural projects of Christian IV, it was built as an astronomical observatory.

A wide spiral ramp takes you to the platform at the top offering magnificent views of the city. A new attraction is the glass floor hovering 25 meters above the ground where you can look down into the castle’s core.

  • Address: Købmagergade 52A, 1150Copenhagen
  • Official website: http://en.natmus.dk/
  • Open – Seven days a week from 10 am to 8 pm

Kastellet

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Kastellet is one of Northern Europe’s best preserved star-shaped 17th-century fortresses. Built in the form of a pentagram (star) it has bastions at each of its corners.

  • Address: Gl. Hovedvagt, Kastellet 1, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
    Open – Seven days a week from 6 am to 10 pm

Dyrehavsbakken

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Dyrehavsbakken, commonly referred to as Bakken, is an amusement park near Klampenborg, but which belongs under Lyngby-Taarbæk Kommune, about 10 km north of Copenhagen. It opened in 1583 and is the world’s oldest operating amusement park.

  • Address: Dyrehavevej 62, 2930 Copenhagen

Open

  • Sunday: 12 Noon to 11 pm
  • Monday: 2 pm to 11 pm
  • Tuesday: 2 pm to 11 pm
  • Wednesday: 2 pm to 11 pm
  • Thursday: Noon to Midnight
  • Friday: Noon to Midnight
  • Saturday: Noon to Midnight

Frederik’s Church

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Popularly known as The Marble Church for its rococo architecture, Frederik’s Church is a 18th-century Evangelical Lutheran church with the largest dome in Scandinavia & a Kierkegaard statue in grounds.’

  • Address: Frederiksgade 4, 1265 Copenhagen

National Aquarium Denmark

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The National Aquarium Denmark (Den Blå Planet) is a huge, sleek, whirlpool-shaped public aquarium with fresh & sea water wildlife, plus educational displays. The original aquarium was located in Charlottenlund, but this facility closed in 2012 and most of the animal collection was relocated to the new and much larger aquarium.

  • Address: Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup
  • Open – Seven days a week from 10 am to 6 pm

Gefion Fountain

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Located on the Copenhagen harbor front, the Gefion is a bronze fountain completed in 1908, depicting Norse goddess Gefion plowing the sea with 4 oxen.

  • Address: Churchillparken, 1263 Copenhagen

Source: Wikipedia, Google, Planetware

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