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Top 10 Copenhagen Attractions

Copenhagen which is the capital city of Denmark covers the best Copenhagen attractions famous all around the world. It is also one of the most populous city with a population of 1.2 million people. It was believed to have been founded by Bishop Absalon in 1167 and the city is considered to be more than a hundred years old.

The Danish Monarchy is the oldest in the world, and where in Copenhagen the Royal family lives, The city of Copenhagen has the longest pedestrian street in Europe known as Stroget. In Copenhagen around 55% of all Copenhageners commute to work or to their place of study by bike.

This blog will help you to cover the top Copenhagen attractions and how to get there.

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Famous Facts about Copenhagen

  • In Denmark people love coffee- the Danish people drink around 11.6 million cups of coffee every day.
  • In Denmark the currency is DKK Danish Kroner – there is no “Euro” there is only “Krone” which means crown.
  • As per a study in 2016, Danish people were the happiest people in the world.
  • The Danish population loves bikes and half of the Copenhagen pedals to work.
  • The food that is served in public institutions is Organic.
  • The water in the Copenhagen Harbour is so clean one can swim in it.

Copenhagen Attractions – Top Rated Places

1. Nyhavn

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Nyhavn “ New Harbour” is a perfect place to sit and relax. The beauty of the place is mesmerizing there is canal in between the colorful Nyhavn. The place is always crowded full of visitors, it is considered to be the best place to hang out with loved ones surrounded by the beautiful colorful houses on both sides and a bridge full with lock.

You can sit and enjoy drinking and eating, a perfect place for a drink and always worth a visit to look at the colourful and wooden boats and the house. This place has top rated restaurants with multi cuisine, the and charm of the place is amazing.

This place is worth a visit as you can get on and book harbour and canal tours from Nyhavn. The nearest metro station is “Kongens Nytorv” just walk across the big round square.

2. Church of our Saviour

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Church of our savior is one of the most famous church of Copenhagen the popular pastime is to enter the tower and climb 400 steps, up 90 meters to the top of the Church. The entrance ticket is around 50 DKK.

The Church at a height of 90 mtr from ground level, it is estimated that yearly approx. around more than 60000 people visit the Church.

The Church has been renovated multiple times due to its popularity it is always high in demand, Every visitors want to visit the church once as on the last 150 exterior steps as far as the eye can see you will experience a spectacular 360-degree view of Copenhagen and the city’s old streets and banks.

The Saviour’s Church is a landmark of Christianshavn, which is also the major Copenhagen attractions.

The view from top of the church where Saviour stands on his Globe has been voted “THE BEST” by the people of Copenhagen.

3. The Little Mermaid

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The little mermaid is a bronze statue one of the famous tourist attraction point the statue is of mermaid becoming human sits on a rock over water at Langelinie Pier.

The little mermaid is based on the inspiring story of fairytale, a mermaid fell in love and gave up everything to be with the young handsome prince.

Around the Little mermaid there is a nice port area and a park where one can sit and rest, It also offers the best view around the mermaid statue their is also a dockyard.

4. Historic Copenhagen Warships Museum

One of the top-rated major tourist attractions in Copenhagen is the floating Cold War Museum, the historic Copenhagen Warships played an important role in the Cold War which is an important period in the history of Denmark. After the warships were Decommissioned, being a distinguished example of Danish Shipbuilding and the warships of Denmark during the Cold War, the warships were now preserved as a living museum.

In this Historic Warships museum, you can experience what life was like onboard, you can see how the crew lived, the cabins, control rooms, wardrooms, engine rooms, deck, and most importantly the Armament. 

The Historic Copenhagen Warships Museum is the home of The Frigate HDMS PEDER SKRAM F352, Fast Attack Craft P547, and the Submarine SAELEN S323, and it is open to visitors only in the summer.

It also offers a guided tour and the volunteers are there to help, most of the volunteers were the officers and sailors who have served the country and were part of those warships once in their life.

Where to get the tickets for the Historic Warships Museum?

The ticket can be purchased from the white building in front of the Frigate PEDER SKRAM you can opt for a combined tour where you explore the Frigate PEDER SKRAM F352, Torpedo Missile Fast Attack craft P547, and the Submarine SAELEN S323 along with Mast Crane tour.

Can the ticket be purchased online and about the timings?

Yes, the tickets can be purchased online from www.skibenepaaholmen.dk or www.pederskram.dk, and about the timings you can visit the official webpage.

5. Amager Beach

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The City beach named Amager in Copenhagen is a beautiful artificial beach island that stretches for about two kilometers and is also a major tourist attraction visited by locals and tourists.

Amager Beach was opened to the public in the year 2005 and is an artificial beach island.

During summers the beach gets crowded you will find people enjoy engaging themselves in activities like swimming, kayaking, roller-skating, walking, jogging, etc. as on windy days the beach is popular with wind and kite surfers.

The nearest metro Station to reach Amager Beach is “Amager Strand” When you leave the metro station you have to walk straight ahead.

6. Christiania

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Christiania is an autonomous neighborhood which is situated on the island of Christianshavn. It was created by squatters in 1971 and it still attracts people with an alternative lifestyle. Today around 1000 people live there, Have a stroll around this green area and be inspired by the self-made houses.

You will also find a variety of eco restaurants, workshops, galleries and music venues lot of art work can be seen nearby the street mostly around the houses around the Christiania.

7. Stroget Shopping Street

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Stroget is the longest pedestrian street in Europe and stretches from Kongens Nytorv to the City Hall Square. It offers a mix of shops, cafes and street musicians, if you are looking for a quieter café are you may find Stroget more pleasant.

It runs parallel to Stroget from Amagertorv, the square with the stork fountain.

8. Tivoli Garden

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Tivoli Gardens has it all from the world second oldest amusement park, considered to be the heart of the city, Tivoli Gardens has everything from rides to the beautiful gardens.

There is a theme park it likes that you have entered a whole new world full with fun activities you will love to be visit the beautiful theme Park.

9. Amalienborg Palace

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The Danish Monarchy is one of the oldest monarchies in the world, At the Amalienborg palace you will get to know 150 years of history, a journey through time.

In the Amalienborg Palace Museum, you can explore the rooms that the Royal Family inhabited which are preserved till now. The rooms and personal belongings at the museum tell a unique family history.

There is a lot to explore at the palace some famous access to the Gala Hall and you have access to the Royal House and a chance to see the Royal collections.

It is recommended to buy tickets online for the palace well in advance there are various ticket packages available some of them with guided tours, and the tickets can be purchased from the official website.

10. Six Forgotten Giants – Treasure Hunt

If you are an adventure enthusiast then this hunt to find the Six Forgotten Giants will make your day, The Six Forgotten Giants is an artwork by the famous Danish artist Thomas Dambo. These Giants are made of scrap wood and are hidden in the forest, they are located in different places which are scattered around the nature belt.

If you are a nature lover and enjoy nature and want a fun activity then these six forgotten giants will make your trip more memorable as which you have to go outskirts city’s main tourist attractions. These giants are named Teddy Friendly, Sleeping Louis, Oscar Under The Bridge, Thomas On The Mountain, Little Tilde, and Hill Top Trine.

The idea was to bring art out of the museum and turn it into an interesting activity for the treasure hunt a car is needed as I tried so far I have covered exploiting two giants by walking.

You can collect more information about the six forgotten giants from the Thomas Dambo website.

How to Explore Copenhagen?

Copenhagen has an integrated ticket system for bus and train services in greater Copenhagen, when you buy a ticket for the metro you can use it on the buses and trains as well.

1. By Copenhagen Metro

This blog will help you with practical travel information to travel in Metro, As travelling by metro is one of the easiest ways of getting around Copenhagen. The metro runs 24 hours a day check planned changes on journeyplanner.dk.

Tickets and Zones
  • Single Tickets (2 Zones and 3 Zones)
    The system is based on a number of zones. For the trip from the airport to the centre you will need a three zone ticket and when travelling around in the inner city you usually need two zones.

    Validity – Two Zone ticket are valid for one hour and fifteen minutes and three zone ticket for an hour and a half.

    Penalty – Don’t travel without a ticket, Please buy a ticket before you get on otherwise you may face a fine of DKK 750.
  • City Pass
    Buy a city Pass and travel as much as you like on the metro, bus and train with in zones 1-4 ( this includes all of central Copenhagen and journeys to and from the airport) there are two versions 24 hours and 72 hours and you can order at citypass.dk.

    City Pass zone 1 – 4 24 hours 80 DKK and 72 Hours is for 200 DKK.
  • Copenhagen Card
    With a Copenhagen card in hand, you can travel for free in all of the Copenhagen area. You also have free entry to about 72 museums and attractions and discounts on restaurants, car hire, shops and sights, you can read more at copenhagencard.com

    Th price can differ depend upon the card you have selected it starts from 24 hours day pass which is for 399 DKK till 899 DKK which is for 120 hours.

Note: Up to two children under the age of 12 travel for free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket.

2. By Sightseeing Hop on Buses

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Even travelling by buses and getting around Copenhagen is by sightseeing hop on buses and regular buses , The Hop on buses comes and pick you up at an regular interval, it is one of the best way to explore the sightseeing places around the city.

For all the tickets and Passes read above we have mentioned everything regarding the integrated travel system of Copenhagen.

3. Canal Tour Cruise

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You can cover the city of Copenhagen from Canal tours which is also a unique way of exploring the city, Canal Tours are normally the guided tours where they take you to the sightseeing places and tells you more about the places.

Canal tours can be booked from various places there are separate ticketing counters which are easily available.

4. Cycling

Around half of the population love to travel by cycle as you can see many people travelling by cycle and different types of bicycle can be seen on the street which makes it special another way to explore Copenhagen is by hiring the Bicycle.

Read more such interesting and informative article on World click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the best time to visit to Copenhagen?

    The best time to visit Copenhagen is from March till August where the best of Copenhagen attractions and major tourist destination are open.

  2. What is the currency of Copenhagen, Denmark?

    The currency of Denmark is “Krone” meaning “Crown” (DKK – Danish Krone) (1 Danish Krone = 12.06 INR ).

  3. What is the official website of Denmark?

    Now you can know more about Denmark on their official page https://denmark.dk/people-and-culture.

  4. Is there any Amusement park in Denmark?

    Yes there are amusement park in Copenhagen named Tivoli Gardens.


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