Hygge

Multiple

The Danish idea of "hygge" is one of the keys to their national consciousness. The word translates most directly to "cosy" but it means so much more. Picture a room...

  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Walking
  • City Tour

Nationalmuseet

Tivoli

The National Museum is housed in an 18th-century Rococo palace - formerly the home of the Crown Prince of Denmark - with a main hall so grand it's often used as a...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art

Torvehallerne Food Market

Nørreport

An atmospheric covered food market in the harbor area of Norreport, Torvehallerne is composed of two glass-and-steel structures with over 60 bustling stalls. Vendors...

  • Local Food & Drink
  • Food & drink

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli

Tivoli Gardens is the top tourist attraction in Denmark and the second oldest amusement park in the world. More than four million visitors a year pass through its...

  • Food & drink
  • Art
  • Fun & games
  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Amusement Park
  • Neighborhood
  • Various
  • Walking
  • Performing arts
  • Playground
  • Park
  • Night tour
  • Natural Attraction
  • Museum

Illums Bolighus

Indre By

Danish design is rightly famous the world over, and the Illums Boghus center - part of the George Jensen chain of stores - is ground zero for furniture, lighting,...

  • Store
  • Other

Tisvildeleje Beach

Tisvilde

The stunning nature preserve of Tisvilde Hegn is home to a pristine beach made up of high dunes bordered by heather brush and forest. The relative seclusion makes...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Walking
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Park
  • Hiking
  • Excursions

Amager Beach Park

Amager

Just three miles from downtown Copenhagen, and easily accessible via metro, Amager Beach Park is one of the highlights of the city. The beach itself is a luxurious...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park

Ishøj Beach

Ishøj

Part of the 7 kilometers of coastline that make up the beautiful Strandparken, Ishoj Beach refers to the section between Pilehuset and Lynghuset, a gay area that is...

  • Public beach
  • Excursions
  • Walking
  • Water fun
  • Water sport & adventure

Fisketorvet Byens Shopping Center

Kødbyen

The smaller of the two large shopping malls in Copenhagen, Fisketorvet Mall is perched on the water near one of the public swimming complexes. The stores here sell...

  • Commercial Center

Harbor and Canal Cruise

Multiple

Copenhagen is a coastal city, and criss-crossed by a network of canals, so viewing it from the water is one of the best introductions there is. Multiple tour...

  • Neighborhood
  • Excursions
  • City Tour
  • Architecture
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Water fun
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Night tour
  • Natural Attraction

Statens Museum for Kunst

Nørreport

Though it has a very good selection of French Modernists, the Statens Museum for Kunst - or National Gallery of Denmark - is most valuable for its great Danish art....

  • Art
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Museum

Kronborg Castle

Helsingør

Kronborg Castle - also known as Shakespeare's Castle or Hamlet's Castle - is one of Denmark's most visited attractions and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dating back...

  • Walking
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • Road trip
  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Excursions

Kongens Have

Rosenborg

The beautifully manicured Kongens Have - or King's Park - is Copenhagen's oldest public park, laid out in the early 1600s by Christian IV, who used it as a vegetable...

  • Park
  • Cultural & Historical
  • City Tour
  • Bicycle
  • Other
  • Walking
  • Performing arts

Assistens Kirkegård

Nørrebro

A leafy and tranquil backdrop provides a suitable setting for the final resting place of Denmark's most renowned citizens, including Niels Bohr, Hans Christian...

  • Park
  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • Walking

Frederiksberg Centre

Frederiksberg

Tucked away in a leafy suburb, the Frederiksberg Center is just ten minutes by metro from the city center. There are 65 shops with an emphasis on high-end fashion...

  • Commercial Center
  • Walking

Frederiksborg Have and Slot

Hillerød

Frederiksborg Slot was once the summer residence of the royal family, and was modeled on Italian villas of the 1600s. The main building is now home to the Danish...

  • Walking
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Natural Attraction
  • Fun & games
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Bicycle
  • Architecture

Illum

Indre By

The best of the two department stores in Copenhagen, Illum is a temple to Scandinavian interior design and cutting-edge fashion. The brand selection is young and hip...

  • Commercial Center

Kastellet

Nyhavn

Copenhagen's Kastellet, or Citadel, was built by Frederik III to prevent invasion by the Swedes. Surrounded by grass-covered ramparts and a series of moats, it's one...

  • Walking
  • Park
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture

Magasin du Nord

Indre By

This is the second, and slightly less chic, of the two department stores in Copenhagen, but Magasin du Nord was the first of its kind in Scandinavia and remains a...

  • Store

Rosenborg Castle

Nørreport

Rosenborg was once the favored residence of 17th-century King Christian IV, who crammed it full of delightful trinkets and toys, from priceless art objects to...

  • Museum
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art
  • Architecture

Freetown Christiania

Christiania

Freetown Christiania is one of the more unusual neighborhoods in Copenhagen, with a history that is unique to say the least. Founded as a commune by a group of...

  • Neighborhood
  • Food & drink
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Other
  • Walking

Bellevue Beach

Klampenborg

Bellevue Beach is a popular nude beach with a well-attended gay section along its northern end. A short ride from the city center to Klampenborg Station, it draws a...

  • Nude beach
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Water fun
  • Water sport & adventure

Field's

Amager

The largest mall in Scandinavia, with over 140 stores in its location on the outskirts of the city, Field's is reachable by metro at the Orestad Station. Though a...

  • Commercial Center
  • Excursions

Rådhuspladsen

Tivoli

Radhuspladsen is Copenhagen's main square and is dominated the large Romantic-style City Hall, whose bells chime the hour throughout the day. City Hall is open to...

  • Architecture
  • Cultural & Historical

Strøget

Multiple

Stroget is one of the cornerstones of downtown Copenhagen, a car-free pedestrian zone that acts as the main shopping district along five continuous blocks. It's the...

  • Shopping Street
  • Walking
  • Neighborhood
  • Cultural & Historical
  • City Tour

The Little Mermaid

Nyhavn

Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story of the same name, The Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the Inner Harbor looking out to sea, where she's visited by...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Art

Blue Planet Aqaurium

Kastrup

The Blue Planet Aquarium is one of the most impressive architectural feats in Copenhagen, designed by 3XN with an undulating aluminum exterior and revolutionary...

  • Excursions
  • Museum
  • Zoo
  • Water fun

Bredgade

Nyhavn

Running from Kastellet to Kongens Nytorv in the Inner City, Bredgade Street is one of two excellent art and furniture shopping destinations in Copenhagen. This is an...

  • Shopping Street
  • City Tour
  • Art
  • Architecture

Frilandsmuseet

Lyngby

On the northern edge of the city is Frilandsmuseet, the largest open-air museum in the world. A proper trip here would take all day, though there are museum guides...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Walking
  • Train trip
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Park
  • Museum
  • Neighborhood
  • Excursions
  • Architecture

The Latin Quarter

Strøget

The Latin Quarter is one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Copenhagen - in part because of its proximity to the university - and is home to several of the best...

  • Cultural & Historical
  • Architecture
  • Food & drink
  • City Tour
  • Neighborhood
  • Walking