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Attractions & Museums

The lively, friendly and charming Copenhagen offers plenty to see and do – all from historic royal sites, to stunning modern design and architecture, hidden parks and even an underground museum. Denmark's capital is a fascinating city full of contrast and surprise.

Copenhagen is one large attraction in itself, as many of the cobblestone streets and rows of old Danish houses are much like they have been for centuries. Along with this, there are also beautiful modern attractions, that create an amazing combination of a both modern and historical feel.

More than 60 museums all tell their own unique story about the land, the city and the Danish people. Every story is worth learning, so if you would like it, there is a special ticket which allows you to see as many as possible in one, two or three days. Some museums also have special days when no admission is charged.

Amalienborg, the royal castle to which the royal family sometimes resides, is a popular tourist sight and it is wonderful to see the changing of the guard at the Palace Square that takes place every day at noon. You can tell if they are in residence when a swallowtail flag flies on the mast, if they aren't in her North Zealand summer home, Fredensborg Palace.

A walk along colourful and picturesque Nyhavn Canal dating from 1673, when it was built to connect the inner city to the sea, reveals the best of historic Copenhagen with old but well-preserved architecture and wooden boats showcasing the city's maritime history. The famous fairy-tale writer Hans Christian Andersen lived in no. 20, from 1834-38, where he wrote his first stories.

Within Denmark’s capital exists another world called Christiania. It’s a small area within the city that proclaimed its independence from the state in 1971, and an intriguing place to visit and experience, dominated largely by a freethinking 'hippie' culture. Visitors can enjoy the neighbourhood's peaceful green environment and its magical combination of village and metropolitan life.

In Copenhagen you are never far from the water and great architecture. Water, space and light are the key elements of the recent architectural boom in Copenhagen. If you take a stroll on the waterfront you will see the monumental architectural sights; the Black Diamond royal library, the Royal Danish Playhouse and finally the wonderful bicycle bridges at Nyhavn and Christianshavn that connect all parts of the city in a new and modern way.


Baltic Sea Glass

Melstedvej 47

DK-3760 Gudhjem

Phone: +45 56 48 56 41

See map page Bornholm www.balticseaglass.com

Email: bsg@balticseaglass.com

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Copenhagen City Hall

Rådhuspladsen 1

DK-1550 København V

See map page 12, E5

Copenhagen City Hall built 1894 – 1905, is one of the world’s most important works within the Arts and Crafts movement.

NB: However the tower is closed throughout 2023 due to renovation and until further notice.

The architect

Architect Martin Nyrop (1849-1921) had totally free hands, designing everything, from keys and doorknobs to the construction, from the basement to the top of the tower. It´s a marvelous “gesamtwerk”.

The theme:

The theme of the City Hall is our history, of how Copenhagen developed from a small fishing village on the shores of Øresund to become a great thriving city of business and trade. It’s the people’s tale, a journey from the myths to present day modern democracy. Nyrop let historians decide which historic events to write on the walls. The architect himself used other means to tell the story. He used building styles and craftmanship from ancient Nordic culture, decorating seashells, rope, basketmaking, in other words, techniques going back a thousand years. He then combined his architectural the tale with modern techniques: electricity, hot and cold water in the pipes and elevators hidden in the walls. The City Hall of Copenhagen was both midevial in style and the most modern building in Denmark in 1905. The crescendo is the glass roof in the hall measuring 24 x 44 meters, the largest such engineering work in northern Europe. The building can be likened to Jules Verne and early science fiction.

Three historical events stick out: Bishop Absalon built the first castle 1167; the battle with the Swedish king known as “the Storm of Copenhagen”, the night between 10th - 11th of February 1659 and the day known as “Folketoget”, the 21st of March 1848, when the Danish king Frederik VII promised to step back from sovereign rule. The golden figure above the main gate shows Bishop Absalon, the founder of Copenhagen. The coat of arms above the gate symbolizes the strength of the bourgeoisie who fought the Swedish attack and saved Denmark. But most important, the tower of the City Hall symbolizes our democracy.

To visit: There is no entrance fee. For guided tours and towertours, Rundvisning@kk.dk / tlf. +45 33662586.

There are two staircases on each side of the building. Have a tour to the second floor. The right staircase shows the seagod of Ægir and the beach. The left staircase shows the city with its harbour 1587-1611. The two staircases themselves sum up the story of the fishing village that became our grand and beloved port and city. See our advertisement

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DK-1599 København K

See map page 12, E5 www.international.kk.dk

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Copenhagen City Hall

The Tower, DKK 45 Mon-Fri 11am, 2pm Sat 12 noon

Guided tours, DKK 65

Eng: Mon-Fri 1pm/Sat 10am

DK: Man-fre 10, 15/Lør 11

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Further info/groups: +45 3366 2586

Mail: Rundvisning@kk.dk



Østergade 16

(The Pedestrian Street)

DK-1100 København K

Phone: +45 33 32 31 31

See map page 12, D6 www.ripleys.dk


Kajgaden 7c

DK-3390 Hundested

See map page Sealand www.sandfestival.dk/en/

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Hovvejen 12

DK-4771 Kalvehave

Phone: +45 55 34 47 71

See map page Zealand www.kalvehave-labyrintpark.dk/english.htm

Email: kalvehave@labyrintpark.dk

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Koldinghus 1

DK-6000 Kolding

Phone: +45 33 18 60 99

See map page Jutland www.koldinghus.dk

Email: koldinghus@natmus.dk

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Kronborg 2 C

DK-3000 Helsingør

Phone: +45 49 21 30 78

See map page 14, B4 www.kronborg.dk

Email: kronborg@natmus.dk

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Forten 10

DK-4300 Holbæk

Phone: +45 59 43 23 53

See map page Zealand www.vestmuseum.dk/en/

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Øster Voldgade 4A

DK-1350 København K

Phone: +45 33 15 32 86

See map page 13 B6 www.rosenborg.dk

Email: rosenborg@kosa.dk

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Domkirkepladsen 3

DK-4000 Roskilde

Phone: +45 46 35 16 24

See map page 14, F1 www.roskildedomkirke.dk

Email: post@roskildedomkirke.dk

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Slangealléen 2

DK-4320 Lejre

Phone: +45 46 48 08 78

See map page 14, G1 www.sagnlandet.dk

Email: kontakt@sagnlandet.dk

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Gammel Strandvej 2

DK-2990 Nivaa

Phone: +45 49 14 10 17

See map page 14, C4 www.nivaagaard.dk

Email: info@nivaagaard.dk

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Søren Kirkegaards Plads 1

DK-1219 København K

Phone: +45 33 47 47 47

See map page 13, E6 www.kb.dk

Email: kb@kb.dk

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Vesterbrogade 3

DK-1630 København V

Phone: +45 33 15 10 01

See map page 12, D4 www.tivoli.dk

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