Top things to experience in Copenhagen
Most of Copenhagen's most popular attractions and sights are within walking distance. And the city has so much more to offer than the three most famous ones; Tivoli Gardens, the statue of The Little Mermaid, and the freetown of Christiania.
With a history that dates back to 1043, the city is full of historic landmarks, significant buildings and interesting sights and museums. For instance Christiansborg Palace and the picturesque Nyhavn.
The Meatpacking District
Today, the Meatpacking District in Vesterbro is one of Copenhagen’s most popular places to go out.
The Meatpacking District used to be home to Copenhagen’s meat industry businesses and still consists of three separate areas, referred to as the White, Grey and Brown "Meat City" for the dominant colour of their buildings. In recent years, it has changed into a new creative cluster with a trendy nightlife and a broad range of high quality restaurants.
We also recommend our area guides to Nørrebro and Vesterbro.
The Little Mermaid
At Langelinje Pier you will find one of Copenhagen's most famous tourist attractions: The sculpture of The Little Mermaid. 23 August 2013 she turned 100 years old. Unveiled on 23 August 1913.
Christiansborg Palace, located on the tiny island of Slotsholmen, contains the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State. Parts of the palace are used by the Royal F...
Ready for something different? Then head out to freetown Christiania in the district of Christianshavn. The freetown Christiania was founded in 1971 by a group of hippies.
Copenhagen's largest shopping area is centered around Strøget in the heart of the city. Strøget is one of Europe's longest pedestrian streets with a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly chains.
Amalienborg Palace is a must for anyone with a taste for royal history and the life of Denmark’s royal family who still resides inside the palace. Experience royal history at the museum.
Just north of Copenhagen you will find Dyrehavsbakken - in short Bakken - which is the world's oldest amusement park. The old amusement park is located in the lush woodlands of Jægersborg Dyrehave.
The National Museum
Denmark's National Museum in Copenhagen has exhibitions from the Stone Age, the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Modern Danish History.
The Round Tower
The 17th century tower and observatory Rundetaarn, or the round tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. When Christian IV built the tower, Denmark was quite famous for its astronomic.
The Queen's Tapestries at Christiansborg Palace
The Queen's Tapestries at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen are a gift from the Danish business industry to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II on her 50th birthday in 1990.