Copenhagen's Nyhaven, or "New Harbor," is actually steeped in a long heritage. Colorful buildings line the canal and hint at a history of small-vessel traffic. Like many ports, this strip has a salty history, rich with sailors, drinking and literary exploits. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen made his home in Nyhavn as well. It's cleaned up now and is a lovely place for a stroll.
Christania or by danish slang 'Øen' or 'Staden ' Christiania has about 500 000 visitors yearly and is the third greatest tourist attraction in... more »
From mid-April to mid-September, a world-class amusement park comes to life in the center of Copenhagen. More than two dozen rides await you, in addition to live entertainment and more than 30 eateries.
Exhibitions here chronicle the Danish people's response to the Nazi occupation from 1940 to 1945. Displays include thorough timelines and many visuals. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday and offers free guided tours in English from June to August on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Admission is free.
The Danish Jewish Museum documents the lives of Danish Jews over time. The building, designed by noted architect Daniel Liebeskind, houses more than 5,000 photos and objects related to history, heritage and observance. Winter hours are Tuesday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., weekends noon to 5 p.m. Summer hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Housed in an 18th century mansion at the center of Copenhagen, the Nationalmuseet offers self-guided tours that let visitors navigate an extensive collection of artifacts related to cultural and national history, from prehistoric times to the present. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free guided tours in English at 11 a.m. June through September on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
Born of a fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the statue incarnation of the Little Mermaid has watched over Copenhagen's harbor since 1913. In 2010, Den Lille Havfrue, as she is known in Danish, left her post to represent Denmark at the World's Fair in Shanghai.
This country-home-turned royal residence is emblematic of Dutch Renaissance style. Visit for the day to learn about the long history of Danish royalty. Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with longer hours in warmer months. Closed on Mondays in winter.
First built as an observatory by King Christian IV in the 1600s — one of the oldest in the world — the Round Tower still serves as an observatory and now boasts a library and exhibition space. Visitors can make their way skyward by way of an internal spiral walkway, which hosts an annual unicycle race to the top of the structure. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until 8 p.m. in summer... More
First built as an observatory by King Christian IV in the 1600s — one of the oldest in the world — the Round Tower still serves as an observatory and now boasts a library and exhibition space. Visitors can make their way skyward by way of an internal spiral walkway, which hosts an annual unicycle race to the top of the structure. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., until 8 p.m. in summer months. From mid–October to mid-March on Tuesday and Wednesday, both the tower and the observatory are open 7-10 p.m. Less
Learn about Denmark's flora through this extensive collection of plants and fungi. The Botanical Gardens and Museum houses a seed bank and a library that specializes in books about plants and trees. It's also a great place to take a walk. The Botanical Gardens are open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter, and every day until 6 p.m. from May through September.
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