Here is a short guide on what to see and visit when in Copenhagen. You can make your own itinerary depending on days of your stay. There are many other interesting things around also for me to see, and others that I don’t have a photo of. These are just suggestions. Feel free to add more places to visit.
The Little Mermaid (Lille Havfrue)
See the most famous tourist spot, The Little mermaid. Please don’t be surprise with the size. I warned you!
Address: Langelinie, 2100 København Ø
Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot)
A museum which exhibits the wealth and status of the Danish-Norwegian kingdom in Europe. The palace used to be a residence of Christian 14 in 1600s. You’ll be amazed of the lavishness of the rooms and the old things in it. Including a cabinet with a mini detachable piano in it; the pen used by Frederick VII in signing the Constitution in 1849 & the royalties crowns.
Address: Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København
Strøget (The Walking Street)
Strøget is a shopping spree street in the center of Copenhagen at 1.1 km, with buildings dating from 19th to early 20th centuries. Several cafés, restaurants, shops (Illum, Georg Jensen, Louis Vuitton, YSL, Valentino and other known fashion brands) are located in this street. In summer, there are various gigs in the street especially in the area around Storkespringvandet (Stork Fountain). Strøget is bustled with musicians, artists, dancers, magicians and painters wowing the crowd showcasing their skills and talents.
Address: TorvehallerneKBH, Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 København K
A all in one market in Copenhagen. A place for all kinds of celebrations from new acquaintances to old friendships, to getting to know each other and post getting married dates, or simply just a time to enjoy some good things in life and letting bad days slip over good food, tasty desserts, sweet wine and cozy place.
Torvehallerne have several small shops serving and selling food, wine, coffee, greens, plants, meat, seafoods, and many more.
The Round Tower (Rundetårn)
Christiansborg Palace & The Tower (Tårnet)
The tower which is the highest in Copenhagen is a secret room on top of Christiansborg for almost 100 years now. There is a good view of the city from it. Designed by Thorvald Jørgensen and completed in 1928.
If you fancy some dining with a spectacular view there is a restaurant on the tower which could cater 100 people.
Christiansborg Palace: Prins Jørgens Gård, 1468 København K
Tower Admission: Free
Open: Tuesdays-Sundays 11:00-21:00
Nyhavn is a 17th century old canal in Copenhagen where people flock in during warmer days enjoying the sunshine with a cold beer or some danish smørrebrød. Just like Strøget there are also several activities in the canal entertaining the public. The main starting point of a canal tour around Copenhagen is from here.
Address: Nyhavn 1-71, 1051 København K
Change of guards in Amalienborg
Come early if you want to stand in front. 🙂 At least half an hour before 12 noon.
Address: Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257 København K
Best preserved fortress dating from World War II.
Address: Gl. Hovedvagt, Kastellet 1, 2100 København
Tivoli is an amusement park for everyone, young and old. It has several exciting rides for the thrill seekers. There are shops and restaurants inside after a day of fun. I personally love to visit Tivoli during Christmas. They create a wonderful sight of different themes from around the world. The different decorations and lights gives a magic feeling like winter in the wonderland. On some occasions there are concerts, plays. I like the pantomime theatre. Even if it’s more of a kid type of play it’s still fun to watch.
Address: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København
Copenhagen Zoo (Zoologisk Have)
My first visit to Copenhagen Zoo was 3 years ago. They have had many controversies in the past years, if you remember the killing of Marius, the giraffe and followed by 4 african lions. It uproared the entire animal lovers community in the world.
Living in the Asia, the trip to the zoo was like a book brought to reality. It’s not everyday you get to encounter animals you only see in books or films.
Address: Roskildevej 32, 2000 Frederiksvej
Royal Danish Theatre
Opera, ballet, orchestra? If those are good music to your ears then the Royal Danish Theatre is for you. You can ask wikipedia about the history of the theatre. I failed my history subject in high school! 😛
I have been to an opera called Otello in the Copenhagen Opera House, a gift from Jan in celebrating our wedding day. It felt like goosebumps! I have always wanted to see an Opera (for real) since I was a little girl.
With several performers, the theatre is open free to public during Cultural Night which takes place every year. Jot it down on your list.
Address: Kongens Nytorv 9, 1017 København
This is a 5 star classic luxury hotel parallel to Magasin Du Nord and opposite to Royal Opera. Established in 1977 the hotel is said to be the most expensive in Denmark. It has a restaurant called Marchal a Michelin-starred restaurant which serves exceptional food. I’ve only dined once in Marchal and it was an experience to remember. I had Chateaubriand in Crouton as my main dish, that made me a tough critic every time I taste another from a different restaurant!
Address: Kongens Nytorv 34, 1050 København K
The best time to see a different view of Hotel D’Angleterre is during Christmas. The front view of the hotel is fully covered with Christmas lights and enchanting decorations, you’ll never forget it.
Magasin Du Nord
Shop and drop? Head to Magasin Du Nord in Kongens Nytorv for some danish designs shopping.
Tip: Don’t miss Lakrids by Johan Bülow. It’s the ultimate buy! 🙂
From Islands Brygge, you’ll cross Circle bridge. There is a restaurant beside it which serves good food and offers good view! Continue bicycling and you’ll reach the Inner Harbour Bridge.
Adress: Christianshavns Kanal, 2300 København S
Inner Harbour Bridge (Inderhavnsbroen)
The bridge which took many years to be completed due to financial problems during construction, opened this year. It is now easier for cyclist and pedestrians to cross from Christianshavn to Nyhavn via the bridge. Plus the view while crossing the bridge is spectacular!
Royal Danish Playhouse
Address: Sankt Annæ Pl. 36, 1250 København K
For locals and tourist who craves for international cuisine & street food in Copenhagen, Papirøen is the place to be. Enjoy your food and drinks while filling your eyes with the view.
Address: Trangravsvej 14, 1436 Copenhagen K
Marble Church (Marmorkirken)
Don’t mind the cue. It’s all worth it after tasting their ice cream! Ismageriet is the best in town.