Things to Do in Copenhagen

Top Things to Do in Copenhagen

Things to Do in Copenhagen

Top Attractions in Copenhagen

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  • malcsaville
    Stroud, UK1,094 contributions
    A lovely area to visit with loads of locals enjoying the cafe lifestyle, complemented by tourists looking for photo opportunities. Actually, the tree lined streets behind the bustle of the waterfront are pleasanter and the bonus was seeing the guards marching to the palace for the changing ceremony at noon.
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • Andrew R
    Milton Keynes, UK96 contributions
    There is something for everyone here. Rides, attractions, gardens, great choice of eateries. You will have a great time here, just make sure you have lots of time to enjoy it all.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Bucko007
    Sudbury, Canada475 contributions
    We really enjoyed the experience. Many incredible displays. The park surrounding the castle was astounding and peaceful.
    Written 28 September 2022
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  • LizaGroenewald
    Orkney, South Africa130 contributions
    Please take the time and effort to go in and tour the whole castle! Such wonderful history and great atmosphere. The gardens are fantastic! Worth making a day of it.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Brian T
    London, UK6,347 contributions
    This is a really interesting church to visit, and particularly because of the set of stairs which is incorporated into the outside of its corkscrew-shaped spire.

    Our Saviour's Church (Vor Frelsers Kirke) is one of Denmark's most famous churches. At the beginning of the 17th century, King Christian IV launched an effort to expand Copenhagen by building several fortifications and canals southward on the island of Amager. The newly occupied area needed a church, so construction on the Church of Our Saviour began in 1695. For many decades it was without a spire; its iconic spire was inaugurated in 1752.

    The church has a beautiful baroque interior; it’s light, with some curious features including a stone elephant at the entrance. The church’s altarpiece is stunning; it is the work of Nicodemus Tessin and is regarded as a masterpiece. It depicts a scene from the Garden of Gethsemane between two columns, where Jesus is comforted by an angel while another angel hangs in the air beside them, carrying the golden chalice. On each side, two figures of Pietas and Justitia stand watch. It is breathtakingly beautiful, and a close inspection should not be missed.

    But it’s the spire which is the main drawcard. The copper-clad wooden spire stands on an octagonal base and features semicircular arches and round windows with gilded frames. Four statues guard its base. The stairs twist counterclockwise, looping around the tower four times. A plinth holding a gilded globe and a sculpture of Jesus stands at the end, seemingly keeping watch over the royal city of Copenhagen.

    Since it was built, it has been a popular pastime of visitors to climb the 400 steps to the top. Some 150 of these steps are on the outside of the steeple The stairs outside the steeple get more narrow the higher you climb, and come to a point. You take the same stairs down, and need to be considerate of others on the stairs. You’ll get some great views of Copenhagen as you climb the steeple. There’s railings to keep you safe.
    
Whilst the church is free to visit, there is a charge to climb the steeple, and it has to be done online. We arrived without reservations, but had to buy the tickets online, and get the time slot. Fortunately the wait was only about 15 minutes, but it was worth it. It’s not for everyone, and it is a bit of a strenuous climb, but it’s a great thing to do if you are able.

    The church is located close to Christiania and is about a 25 minute walk from the Nyhavn. The closest Metro station is Christianshavn.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Bucko007
    Sudbury, Canada475 contributions
    The Ruins under the castle were good. Really liked how they tailored the displays to both adults and children with the different monsters. The Kitchen was large. You could only imagine cooking for all those people. We also enjoyed the stables. The horses were so pretty.
    Written 28 September 2022
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  • Shofsan
    Hallevik, Sweden300 contributions
    There's something for everyone here! Delicious food all in one place! We came during the lunch rush, but didn't have to wait long at all in any of the stalls.
    Written 17 September 2022
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  • Bucko007
    Sudbury, Canada475 contributions
    Nice climb to really good views of the city. Might be other areas that are cheaper but we did it anyways. It's in a nice shopping district.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Karolyn H
    Atlanta, GA97 contributions
    If you are in Copenhagen, try and visit this museum. It is beautifully laid out with a gorgeous atrium in the middle and each section of artwork is marvelous. It has pieces and paintings from so many famous artists, including Van Gogh and Renoir, as well as fabulous sculptures. Rick Steves describes it as Scandinavia’s top art gallery, and I would agree.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Bucko007
    Sudbury, Canada475 contributions
    Pretty extensive museum. Many many artifacts from many historic eras. You could easily spend hours here if you are into historical things. Staff is very friendly.
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • permia
    Ireland37,875 contributions
    Reading about the imaginative museum deep underground kindled anticipation of a visit.

    Regrettably it was fully booked, added to by coinciding with the school kids autumn break.

    It looks an unique attraction placed in the former water reservoirs of the city. On a return visit advance booking will be made in good time.
    Written 8 September 2022
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  • permia
    Ireland37,875 contributions
    Opposite Hill House Museum it's a marvellous extensive area of green and flora. Plus some notable attractions.

    One such is the imaginative Cisternerne, an art gallery underground in the former water cisterns.

    Grand pathways make for relaxing strolls wending the way along by the majestic trees.
    Written 18 September 2022
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  • Bucko007
    Sudbury, Canada475 contributions
    Nice park to walk through on your way to the Little Mermaid. Peaceful walk. Be careful of the trees. I had a nut fall onto my head. Lol
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • wam525
    Baltimore, MD26 contributions
    If you have any interest in musical instruments, this is a terrific place to visit. One of the highlights of our visit to Copenhagen. it traces the different musical instruments humans have used throughout history. The admission includes an iPad with information in English, and even better, there are many minutes of excerpts of people playing the old instruments you can see. This is very well done, and it's easy to spend a few hours here. In October it was only open on weekends, so keep this in mind. Don't miss it. It's also especially good for children, as there is a room where they can try different instruments.
    Written 14 November 2019
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  • KyleBry
    Lytham St Anne's, UK183 contributions
    We spent a couple of enjoyable hours at the museum. The craft and ceramics didn’t do much for me. But the exhibits which looked into possible futures were thought provoking and quite wide ranging. A worthwhile and engaging exhibit.

    I also enjoyed the different styles of design, realising that some were a lot more to my taste than others. The 3000+ Japanese sword guard collection was expected but also engaging.

    May not be so great for smaller children or younger teens.

    Overall, this was a great Copenhagen experience for me and two adult children. They said the same too. Highly recommended.
    Written 29 July 2022
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