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Inside guide to Copenhagen

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A short guide to places in Copenhagen that are worth visiting but that might not be on a travellers guide. Copenhagen is a relaxed city and most residents speak excellent English. The city is children friendly. However, it is not cheap..

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  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

18 Places

1 City Tip

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18 Places

Sticks'n'Sushi

Restaurants

Bertrams Guldsmeden - Copenhagen

Hotels

Brasserie Degas

Restaurants

Scandic Palace Hotel

Hotels

Restaurant Puk

Restaurants

Tivoli Gardens

Gardens, Theme Parks

Nyhavn

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks

The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)

Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Stroeget

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Rosenborg Castle

History Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Speciality Museums, Castles, Historic Sites

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Speciality Museums

Amalienborg

Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, History Museums

Copenhagen ZOO

Zoos

Designmuseum Danmark

Speciality Museums, Art Museums, History Museums

The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling)

Art Museums

Danish Jewish Museum

Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Gift & Speciality Shops, Speciality Museums, Cultural Tours

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues, Scenic Walking Areas

K-Bar

Restaurants

Karen C's City Tips

  • You tip according to the service you have been given. However, Danes do not expect lavish tips, while appreciate it when they are given a tip. Bus and train travel is safe.
  • Sticks'n'Sushi
    Restaurants (Japanese, Sushi, Asian)
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    Karen C Says:

    Wonderful fresh sushi with a twist. Appeals to grown ups and children,

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Family
    • Friends
    Tips
    • Fairly relaxed.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #407 of 2,339 restaurants in Copenhagen
    • Quality drop :-( 14/08/2018
    • New York subway 24/07/2018
    • Sticks'n'Sushi
    Address:
    Gammel Kongevej 120
    Copenhagen 1850
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 29 00 10
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    Thu - Sat
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Bertrams Guldsmeden - Copenhagen
    Hotels
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    Karen C Says:

    A Balinese boutique style hotel with personal service and a delicious organic breakfast.

    Good for
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Great service, but no room service or like. Romantic environment.
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 119 Hotels in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing hotel, amazing staff, would not have stayed anywhere else! 11/11/2018
    • court yard is cute, but inpratical 09/11/2018
    • Bertrams Guldsmeden - Copenhagen
    Address:
    Vesterbrogade 107
    Copenhagen 1620
    Denmark
    Phone:
    011 45 78 75 00 17
    Other:
  • Brasserie Degas
    Restaurants (International, French)
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    Karen C Says:

    Delicious gourmet style French food, great service. I recommend the steak with Foie Gras and the pistachio dessert plate.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Smart casual style.
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great service Good food 30/04/2018
    • Had a great diner 26/04/2018
    • Brasserie Degas
    Address:
    Gammel Kongevej 41B
    Center - Hotel area - Central station
    Copenhagen 1610
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 24 53 88
    Price range:
    US$ 35 - US$ 1,000
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Scandic Palace Hotel
    Hotels
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    Karen C Says:

    A 5 star hotel at 4 star prices. Modern and exciting in design. Very central.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Rooms to the Town Square have an interesting view but are more noisy than those facing the back.
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 119 Hotels in Copenhagen
    • Great hospitality 11/11/2018
    • Should be 5 star 10/11/2018
    • Scandic Palace Hotel
    Address:
    Raadhuspladsen 57
    Copenhagen 1550
    Denmark
  • Restaurant Puk
    Restaurants (Gastropub, Scandinavian, Danish)
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    Karen C Says:

    Wonderfully Danish, very busy and excellent Danish dishes. The platter with various small portions of Danish delicacies is amazing for tourists... and locals.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Fairly relaxed
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #133 of 2,339 restaurants in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Charming Surprise 13/11/2018
    • Delicious Danish Cuisine 12/11/2018
    • Restaurant Puk
    Address:
    Vandkunsten 8
    Copenhagen 1467
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 11 14 17
    Price range:
    US$ 9 - US$ 42
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
  • Tivoli Gardens
    Gardens, Theme Parks
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    Karen C Says:

    The original amusement park which was an inspiration for Disney land. But so much nicer, cosy, beautiful gardens, with rides and restaurants.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Go early afternoon to enjoy the gardens. At nightfall the place is lit up by thousands of lights. Children and the young at heart should buy an inclusive 'bracelet'.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • expensive, pretty spot. 15/11/2018
    • Classic amusement park 15/11/2018
    • Tivoli Gardens
    Address:
    Vesterbrogade 3
    Copenhagen 1630
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 15 10 01
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 AM - 11:45 PM
    Other:
  • Nyhavn
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Piers & Boardwalks
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    Karen C Says:

    Nyhavn is a small harbour area where you can take the sightseeing boat trip which is worth it. You are taken to see the Little Mermaid from the seaside and around the various canals in Copenhagen. It is always enjoyable, but enchanting on a nice day. Nyhavn itself is very busy with restaurants and bars, popular with locals.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Enjoy a beer or glass of wine while watching the world go by.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth visiting 16/11/2018
    • Beautiful street, a must in Copenhagen! 16/11/2018
    • Nyhavn
    Address:
    Nyhavn 1-71
    Kobenhavn K
    Copenhagen 1051
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 15 15 66
    Other:
  • The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)
    Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Karen C Says:

    The Little Mermaid is from Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. The statue is smaller than you would expect, but absolutely charming. It can be seen from the seaside when you take the sightseeing boat trip from Nyhavn.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Outside centre of Copenhagen.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #34 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    • Disappointed 16/11/2018
    • It' ok 16/11/2018
    • The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue)
    Address:
    Langelinie
    Copenhagen 2100
    Denmark
    Other:
  • Stroeget
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Karen C Says:

    Main shopping street with no traffic. Lots of restaurants, but more important are the department stores, Illum and Magasin. You will also find Georg Jensen Silver store and Royal Porcelain store there. Illums Bolighus is also worth a visit for the trendy and design interested.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Very busy, centre for shopping for all Danes.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Walking around. 16/11/2018
    • Shuts down too early. 07/11/2018
    • Stroeget
    Address:
    Stroget
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 53 46 55 55
    Other:
  • Rosenborg Castle
    History Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Speciality Museums, Castles, Historic Sites
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    Karen C Says:

    This castle was a functioning castle once. Today it is a quaint castle for a visit, it feels intimate. The Danish Queen's jewels are exhibited there too and well worth seeing.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Wear comfortable shoes.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful fall foliage in the park 16/11/2018
    • Beatiful 16/11/2018
    • Rosenborg Castle
    Address:
    Oster Voldgade 4A
    Copenhagen 1350
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 15 32 86
    Price range:
    US$ 3 - US$ 3
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Other:
  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Speciality Museums
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    Karen C Says:

    A beautiful museum with a mixture of art worth seeing. There will be something for every taste. Houses a wonderful painting collection too.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Museum is centrally placed by Tivoli Gardens.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good but nothing special 16/11/2018
    • Worth a visit 15/11/2018
    • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
    Address:
    Dantes Plads 7
    Copenhagen 1556
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 41 81 41
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Thu
    11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
  • Amalienborg
    Architectural Buildings, Castles, Historic Sites, Monuments & Statues, History Museums
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    Karen C Says:

    This is the Queen's residence when in Copenhagen. One part of the set of buildings has a museum which features different exhibitions. Always interesting. The Queen is usually part of the planning for these exhibitions.

    Good for
    • Must See
    Tips
    • Walking tour.
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A must! 16/11/2018
    • Modern Palace building blocks 15/11/2018
    • Amalienborg
    Address:
    Amalienborg palace square
    Copenhagen 1257
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 12 21 86
    Price range:
    US$ 2 - US$ 2
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Copenhagen ZOO
    Zoos
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    Karen C Says:

    This is a well run zoo. It is placed in the Frederiksberg part of town and children will love it. Famous for feeding an inbred giraffe to the lions, seemed brutal, but the zoo felt it would keep future breeding of giraffes healthier.

    Good for
    • Family
    Tips
    • Recommend sensible clothes and shoes as there will be a fair bit of walking.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Frederiksberg
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very good zoo 16/11/2018
    • Amazing 07/11/2018
    • Copenhagen ZOO
    Address:
    Roskildevej 32
    Frederiksberg, Copenhagen 2000
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 72 20 02 00
    Price range:
    US$ 4 - US$ 4
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat - Sun
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Designmuseum Danmark
    Speciality Museums, Art Museums, History Museums
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    Karen C Says:

    For those interested in modern design, which is a way of life in Denmark. Everyone cares about what furniture they have in their houses and most have the latest in design in their kitchens or on display.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    Tips
    • Very much for the design conscious. Check opening times as not open as much as other places.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great surprise 15/11/2018
    • Very interesting 12/11/2018
    • Designmuseum Danmark
    Address:
    Bredgade 68
    Copenhagen 1260
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 18 56 56
    Price range:
    US$ 115 - US$ 115
    Hours:
    Tue
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Wed
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Thu - Sun
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling)
    Art Museums
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    Karen C Says:

    A wonderful collection of classical Danish paintings. A great pleasure and a bit of a gem.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • It is a real treat to see a mixture of Danish paintings in beautiful surroundings.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 349 things to do in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A True Delight for a Museum Aficianado 11/10/2018
    • A very Danish experience 07/10/2018
    • The Hirschsprung Collection (Den Hirschsprungske Samling)
    Address:
    Stockholmsgade 20
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 35 42 03 36
    Price range:
    US$ 2 - US$ 2
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Danish Jewish Museum
    Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Gift & Speciality Shops, Speciality Museums, Cultural Tours
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    Karen C Says:

    A fairly new and very modern museum on Jews in Denmark. Worthwhile visiting. Especially since the Danish Resistance Museum is being rebuilt after a fire.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Interesting as Denmark's successful rescue of over 90% of Danish Jews was unique in the world.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 165 Shopping in Copenhagen
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unique history told really well 08/11/2018
    • Poor Exhibition. 07/11/2018
    • Danish Jewish Museum
    Address:
    Proviantpassagen 6
    Royal Boat House at the Royal Library Garden
    Copenhagen 1218
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 91 23 07 27
    Price range:
    US$ 1 - US$ 1
    Hours:
    Tue
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Wed
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Thu - Sun
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Monuments & Statues, Scenic Walking Areas
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    Karen C Says:

    If the collection of modern art is not as exciting as you would want, the situation of this museum must be one of the most beautiful in the world.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Suggest taking the train to this museum, about a 20 minute trip from Copenhagen.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Humlebaek
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Louisiana Museum Cafe / coffee shop 14/11/2018
    • Not to be missed 12/11/2018
    • Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
    Address:
    Gl Strandvej 13
    Humlebaek 3050
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 49 19 07 19
    Other:
  • K-Bar
    Restaurants (Contemporary)
    Karen C Says:

    A hidden gem, popular with locals. Amazing cocktails, all made from base. Staff are knowledgable and will help you decide on which cocktail will appeal to you. Quite small, but worth it.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Relax and enjoy delicious cocktails. One of the menu drink I love is the cucumber mojito.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #234 of 2,339 restaurants in Copenhagen
    • Amazing bar & bartender. 31/07/2018
    • Amazing cocktails with a personal touch 04/06/2018
    • K-Bar
    Address:
    Ved Stranden 20
    Copenhagen 1061
    Denmark
    Phone:
    +45 33 91 92 22
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
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