Have you ever heard about a healthy addiction? Travelling to beautiful destinations is one such addiction that will give you the boon of self-realization. Copenhagen in Denmark is one such gracious city where everyone’s heart will bump in joy upon arrival. No matter how many times you visit, Copenhagen’s refreshing charm will make you feel it for the first time. This capital city is considered as the largest city in the country. The Parliament at Christiansborg that was featured on the Danish Smash-hit TV series Borgen and the residence of the royal family at Amalienborg adds legacy to the place. Come, fall in love with the rich feel of Europe and its culture, friendly street-life and welcoming cafes of the city. The people in the city are so friendly that you can explore like a local in Copenhagen, Here are some of the spectacular attractions in Copenhagen that you should never miss.
You can wander through the city at your leisure on a bike, which is the most preferred and comfortable transport in the city. Spot different types of Nyhavn and tall ships docked along the colourful quays. Copenhagen is not only a feast for eyes but also for the tummy. Get the much craved Nordic food from the cutting-edge restaurants including world-famous Noma where tables must be booked months, if not years, in advance!
#1 Tivoli Gardens
The famous Tivoli Gardens is a world-class amusement park that adorns Copenhagen from mid-April to mid-September. With more than two dozen rides in addition to live entertainment and more than 30 eateries, Tivoli Gardens stands as the best entertainment destination in the city. You can reach the place by walking from Town Hall Square and crossing H.C. Andersens Boulevard. The Tivoli garden was constructed in a way that turned out to be the inspiration for the Disney theme parks. The amusement park and pleasure gardens were built during the year 1843. Get on the thrilling roller coaster and roundabouts, and explore the halls of mirrors, pantomime, puppet and open-air theatres. Storm into the rich restaurants and cafes and add some grace to your day by visiting the flower gardens and Moorish styled concert hall. The park is especially a Christmas paradise. During Christmas eve, the park becomes an extravagantly decorated wonderland. This makes the place one of the most visited attractions in Copenhagen.
Location: Vesterbrogade 3, Copenhagen
#2 Christiansborg Palace
The Christiansborg Palace is located on the tiny island of Slotsholmen which tops the list of spectacular attractions in Copenhagen. This stunning palace boasts more than 800 years of history. Christiansborg now serves as the Parliament, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Supreme court. Some parts of the palace are still used by the Royal house and many portions are open to the public as well. This place was once occupied by the fortifications built by Bishop Absalon during the year 1167. This was found when the locals spotted the ruins of the bishop’s castle when the present fort was constructed.
Location: Christiansborg Slotsplads, Copenhagen
#3 National Museum of Denmark
Located at an easy ten-minute walkable distance from Tivoli along Vestergade, the National Museum of Denmark is one of the must-see attractions in Copenhagen. For those who are keen about Danish history and culture, this place will be a lively treasure. Get ready to witness some amazing runic stones and the Danish history collection which includes a 2000-year old sun chariot, Romanesque and Gothic church fittings, Danish porcelain, silver antiques and coins. You will get an idea about the Eskimos of Greenland from the ethnographical collection displayed here. The museum also displays lost history of Asians, Africans and Oceania in detail.
Location: NY Vestergade 10, Copenhagen
#4 The National Gallery of Denmark
Get amazed by the largest collection of Danish art from the 1700s to the present day at The National Gallery of Denmark. Important works such as the Danish and Nordic art exhibition and the famous paintings of Dutch masters (Edvard Munch and Picasso) adds value to this place. The gallery adorned by natural light and interesting artworks is an ultimate destination for art buffs. Be sure to carry a map before exploring the entire gallery. End your day beautifully by visiting the cafe located on the premises of the gallery.
Location: Solvgade 48-50, Copenhagen
#5 Nyhavn Harbor
Nyhavn harbour is located near Amalienborg and is flanked by a street of the same name. You will spot an anchor at the end of the harbour that serves as a memorial to Danish sailors who lost their lives in World War II. The harbour got its bloom after the disruption in the war. The vividly coloured gabled houses, busy and lively restaurants and cafes make this place a charming centre of Copenhagen. Take some Insta worthy pictures near the Idyllic museum ships lined up at the quay. The Harbour is easily one of the spectacular attractions in Copenhagen
#6 The Round Tower (Rundetårn)
On Købmagergade, you will spot a 36-meter-high structure that was built as an observatory in 1642. This famous place is the Round Tower that houses a small collection connected with the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. Walk across the wide spiral ramp to reach the tower and enjoy the stunning panoramic views from the top of the tower. Do not miss visiting the new attraction where you can peer down into the castle’s core from a glass floor hovering 25 meters above the ground. Post the tower venture, head to the Old Town where you can pass by the way of Skindergade and Kejsergade to Gråbrødretorv, one of Copenhagen’s most charming squares with its mesmerizing coloured old houses.
Location: Købmagergade 52A, Copenhagen
#7 Amalienborg Castle
Hit the road from Rosenborg and in less than one and a half kilometres in the Frederiksstaden quarter, you will spot Rosenborg’s sister palace. It is a dreamy place with serene waterfront gardens and eye-catchy architecture. There are four palaces facing onto the square which were originally built as homes for the noble community but were confiscated by the Royal Family after a fire at Christiansborg. Experience the richness and legacy of the city by visiting the Amalienborg Castle.
Location: Amalienborg Slotsplads, Copenhagen
#8 Strøget Shopping Mile
Are you a shopping freak? Stroll around at the bustling shopping area of Stroget Shopping mile where you will find bounties of boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The vast shopping area begins at Town Hall square and extends till Kongens Nytorv. Fill your cart with clothes from International stores such as Max Mara, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Hermès tend. You can also get more affordable clothes at the City Hall Square which includes the H&M, Weekday, and Zara.
#9 Rosenborg Palace
Crash into the Rosenborg palace to spot some stunning cultural treasures of Denmark. It is hardly a ten-minute walk from the Round Tower. The castle was initially built as a place for pleasure by the Royal family. Later in the 18th century, it was remodelled into a museum. You can witness the sparkling Danish crown jewels and royal regalia here. Stroll around the Marble Room, a Baroque reception room, the Knights’ Hall and the famous Rosenborg Tapestries, which have adorned the walls of the palace for years.
Location: Øster Voldgade 4A, Copenhagen
#10 Kastellet & The Little Mermaid
Your visit to Copenhagen is incomplete without visiting the Kastellet and The Little Mermaid. You can reach the place by walking along the waterfront from Nyhavn to Kastellet. The iconic statues, well-maintained buildings and pleasant surroundings make this place worth exploring. The little mermaid present in the shore is the official emblem of Copenhagen. This beautiful bronze sculpture, created by Edvard Eriksen in tells the tale of a mermaid who once came up out of the depths of the sea because she’d fallen in love with a prince.
Location: Langelinie, Copenhagen
Also visit spectacular places such as the Town Hall Square, Christiania, Bakken and Copenhagen zoo to fulfil your trip to the colourful city. Why wait when you can head out to Pickyourtrail and start planning for your trip to Denmark. Check out the packages available and also you can customize your own itineraries as per your needs and limitations. Have a great vacation and unwrap Denmark with Pickyourtrail!