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Places to Visit in Copenhagen

When you travel to Copenhagen, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Copenhagen, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Copenhagen to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Copenhagen things to do can include exploring Copenhagen attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Attractions in copenhagen


Situated at Langelinje Pier, this sculpture is inspired by the Hans Anderson fairy tale of the same name. Made of bronze and granite, this sculpture turned a hundred years old in 2013. The sculpture brings out scores of tourists every day who come to view and photograph it.


Denmark, being the oldest monarchy in the world, AmelienborgPalace is a must-visit spot while at Copenhagen. The compound is made up of four identical buildings – Christian VII’s Palace, Christian VIII’s Palace, Christian IX’s Palace and Frederik VIII’s Palace. One must visit during the changing of the Royal guards. 


Copenhagen is home to a few of the most beautiful castles in the world, each of which are famous for unique reasons. The ChristianborgPalace which has beautiful royal stables, Queen’s tapestries and the tallest tower in Copenhagen tops the list of must-visit palaces. You are guaranteed to feel like you are trapped within the pages of your favourite fairy tale!


This zoo is said to be one of the best experiences in the city for adults and children alike. It is home to more than 3000 animals from all over the world. Different vegetation and weather patterns have been recreated to acclimatize these animals. It also gives visitors a chance to get up close and personal with the animals with various interactive enclosures. The biggest draws are the Arctic Ring which is home to polar bears, seals and migratory Arctic birds as well as the Elephant House which is considered to be the best facility for elephants in the whole world. 


The National Aquarium, popularly known as The Blue Planet, is the largest aquarium facility in Northern Europe. The aquarium is designed in a unique way so as to make visitors feel that they are under water. Sea lions, anacondas, sharks, sting rays, eels, along with thousands of other aquatic species are present here. Check the aquarium program schedule to find out about live shows performed by professionals and other interactive activities. 


The NationalMuseum in Copenhagen provides a deep insight into the various stages of human history. It has exhibits from the different periods such has the Stone Age, the Viking Age, the Renaissance as well as the Middle Ages. 


One of the biggest attractions at Copenhagen, TivoliGardens has a lot of attractions to entertain people across all age groups. It is an important monument as well as an amusement park, which is more than a century old. You will find roller coasters, restaurants, bars, cafes and outdoor arenas having a range of performers all year round. Christmas time at Tivoli is magical. It is also home to the world’s oldest functioning roller coaster, the Rutschebanen.


Dyrehavsbakken, or Bakken in short, is the world’s oldest amusement park at an astounding 433 years. Apart from the dozens of roller coasters and rides, there are more than 2000 deer than can be spotted at this park.

Activities in copenhagen

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Perfect for a day trip during summer, time seems to pass by at Nyhavn even if you are doing nothing. In the olden days, it was a port for sailors looking to have a good time providing entertainment and alcohol. Today, it is a beautiful harbour with old ships and colourful buildings. It provides a relaxed ambience, great food and excellent jazz music. The restaurants by the bay are popular and serve wholesome food.

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The flag bearer for a laidback Danish lifestyle, home to hippies in the yesteryears, Christiana is one of the most popular destinations for tourists visiting Copenhagen. You can get a glimpse of the cultural life of Copenhagen at this place. Be careful while taking photographs as photography might not be allowed at certain places in Christiania.

Food in copenhagen


Copenhagen is called the food capital of Scandinavia because it houses close to 14 Michelin-starred restaurants! You will find a number of Italian food joints as well. Some of the famous restaurants are Alberto K, Café Hovedtelegrafen, Kong Hans Kælder, Restaurants by Cofoco, Café lillebror, Restaurant Era Ora, Mother, Ristorante del Fiasco  etc.


Local Danish food consists of famous hot dogs called red pølse and sandwiches called smørrebrød, both of which are delicious. Apart from these, all kinds of cuisines are available here and eating joints range from very cheap to very expensive. Most of the food in Copenhagen is gulped down with a pint of beer. It is home to Carlsberg, one of the most popular beers all over the world.

Night Life in copenhagen


The Danish being such an architecturally rich city, a lot of heritage buildings have been converted into boutique hotels. The experience of living in the lap of luxury and in the most beautiful surroundings can be got here. There are also options for people looking for lower budget accommodation. There are various hostels and youth centres for backpackers, mid -range hotels and lodges as well as quaint bed and breakfast facilities. No matter where you are staying, you will be able to get a taste of the city and culture. Some of the hotels in the higher range also have spas which provide the ultimate relaxation experience. 

Shopping in copenhagen


Boxland: An amazing place to hang around, where you will see shops and restaurants in the form of box containers. You can shop apparels and art installations at the Boxland flea market.

Indoor flea market at Remisen: One of the most astir and exuberant markets of Copenhagen during the weekends. You can find clothes, toys and other accessories at affordable prices. The vintage collection of show pieces is must see for all the travellers.


Illum:  Illum is one of Copenhagen’s most happening shopping destinations. Here, you can find many international brand outlets. The shops offer you all you want, ranging from apparel, accessories, cosmetics and home décor.

Fisketorvet: This place is a must visit for all the shopaholics. The mall provides more than 120 shops where you can get all from apparel, footwear, gadgets and home décor accessories. If you visit this mall on a Sunday, you can meet the world famous octopus Bertil while you roam around at the mall.

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