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Sightseeing and landmarks in Copenhagen

Art museums

Art Museum
“The National Gallery of Denmark: The National Gallery of Denmark displays the largest collection of Danish art from the 1700s to the present day, as well as impressive works from around the world. Highlights include the Danish and Nordic art exhibition, which spans 150 years, as well as paintings by the Dutch Masters, Edvard Munch, and Picasso among others. Natural light floods the upper floors giving the gallery a wonderful ambiance. Be sure to pick up a map before exploring all the collections. The café is particularly pleasant and a great place to unwind and soak up the surroundings. ”
  • 524 locals recommend
History Museum
“National Museum of Denmark: An easy ten-minute walk from Tivoli along Vestergade brings you to the National Museum (Nationalmuseet), a must-see attraction for anyone with an interest in Danish history and culture. Some impressive runic stones are on display, and the Danish history collection includes a sun chariot (cult object in the form of a cart) that is more than 2,000 years old, Romanesque and Gothic church fittings, Danish porcelain and silver, and collections of antiquities and coins. The ethnographical collection, including items from Greenland, gives an excellent impression of life among the Eskimos. Other areas covered include Asia, Africa and Oceania as well as the culture of the Indians. Here, you'll also find the Prince's Palace (1744), a Rococo building influenced by the French style of the period. Around five-minutes' stroll from the National Museum, Thorvaldsen's Museum is also worth a visit to view spectacular works from this famous Danish sculptor. ”
  • 200 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in the heart of Copenhagen displays ancient and modern art in truly unique surroundings. ”
  • 222 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Sight & Food D in Denmark is for Design Danish Design Museum Try Klint Restaurant in the Danish Design Museum They have the best smørrebrød :) along with some other Danish culinary Try the 3-course menu for 200kr on Wedsnesday”
  • 101 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Both beautiful building, courtyard, and art. Plus the restaurant Apollo serves great food”
  • 39 locals recommend
Museum
“Thorvaldsens Museum opened on the 18 September 1848 and was the first public museum building in Denmark. Nowhere else in the world can you experience all the works art by the Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844).”
  • 45 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Storm P is one of the well respected artists of Denmark and worth a look at”
  • 15 locals recommend
Design Studio
“Danes are proud of Scandinavian Design..... especially Danish. Go and see...”
  • 16 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“National Museum of Denmark: An easy ten-minute walk from Tivoli along Vestergade brings you to the National Museum (Nationalmuseet), a must-see attraction for anyone with an interest in Danish history and culture. Some impressive runic stones are on display, and the Danish history collection includes a sun chariot (cult object in the form of a cart) that is more than 2,000 years old, Romanesque and Gothic church fittings, Danish porcelain and silver, and collections of antiquities and coins. The ethnographical collection, including items from Greenland, gives an excellent impression of life among the Eskimos. Other areas covered include Asia, Africa and Oceania as well as the culture of the Indians. Here, you'll also find the Prince's Palace (1744), a Rococo building influenced by the French style of the period. Around five-minutes' stroll from the National Museum, Thorvaldsen's Museum is also worth a visit to view spectacular works from this famous Danish sculptor. ”
  • 200 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in the heart of Copenhagen displays ancient and modern art in truly unique surroundings. ”
  • 222 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Armory Museum is today a weapon museum, and since the beginning of the 19th century there have been exhibitions of small arms and artillery. The Tøjhus Museum is housed in Christian IV's armory from 1604, a solid Renaissance building that was already full of weapons.”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“Next to Parliament you have the Royal Stabels - sometimes they will train horses outside. A nice walk to take when in the area. Check if the horses are there at the ticket office before entering.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The old Carlsberg Brewery which is now used by local people and really nice to take a walk there.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum of policing. They usually have both free guided tours and mysteries for children to solve ”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“Experience royal history at the museum and sense the present of one of the world's oldest monarchies from the beautiful palace square where you can watch the changing of the guards.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“The most amazing and incredible records from around the world . Fastest , highest , strongest - and lay there all the superlatives you can think of . Then you have the concept behind the Guinness Worl”
  • 3 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Harbour / Marina
“This is classic Copenhagen and is a great place for a walk. Walk across Inderhavnsbroen and enjoy the view. Nyhavn is very touristy and the food is way to expensive. Visit Reffen or Torvehallerne for great value instead. ”
  • 179 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Rundetårn is one of Copenhagen's historical landmarks, built by King Christian the 4th between 1637-1642. From the top you have an amazing view of the city centre. Entrance for adults (15 years+) is 25 DKK.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Church
“You can walk all the way to the top of the golden tower, the last floors are walked outside with a terrific view”
  • 114 locals recommend
Church
“You can climb on the top of this church. just magical to discover Copenhagen from this point of view. ”
  • 153 locals recommend
Plaza
“Really nice place in the summer, lots life, with outdoor cafes and places to sit and enjoy food and drinks. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Event Space
“The little mermaid and the harpor is a great spot, for a icecream og travel on boat through the canals of copenhagen.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Great place to have a traditional Danish lunch or to simply enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine. Really great views of the old houses and the boats in the channel.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Outdoor Gym
“24 meters above sealine on the top of a parking house you'll find a beautiful view. You'll also find room for different activities like cross fit”
  • 15 locals recommend

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“The statue of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen harbor is one of the top must-see sights in Denmark. Fortunately, it is relatively easy to get here, as only once a visitor has seen this rather small statue is it obvious that not having seen her at all would not really condemn any visit to the Danish capital as a failure. It tends to get very busy at the Little Mermaid but visitors arrive, see, take a photo and leave fairly quickly, although during the high season buses spew out new tour groups every few minutes.”
  • 634 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The star-shaped fortress of Kastellet was originally commissioned by Frederik III in 1662. Today, it is one of the most historically evocative sites in the city, its grassy ramparts and moat surrounding some beautiful 18th-century barracks, as well as a chapel occasionally used for concerts. On the ramparts is a historic windmill, and you get some excellent views of the harbour and Marmorkirken's Vatican-like dome.”
  • 326 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Royal Danish Theatre's Old Stage: The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen has graced the Kongens Nytorv Square since 1748. The theatre has guest many famous persons where Søren Kierkegaard was a frequent guest at The Royal Theatre, where he heard Mozart's Don Juan. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Plaza
“Town Hall Square: Busy Town Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) is dominated by Copenhagen Town Hall (built between 1892 and 1905), which is based on a mix of Italian Renaissance and medieval Danish architecture. For marvellous views, you can climb the tower; at 106 meters high, it is the tallest in the city. The building itself is richly adorned with sculptures and paintings. Above the main entrance is a figure of Bishop Absalon in gilded copper, and in the Great Hall are busts of Danish notables such as Martin Nyrop (1849-1921), the architect who designed the building, the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1840), Hans Christian Andersen (1805-76), and the physicist Niels Bohr (1885-1962). The World Clock at the main entrance was designed and constructed by Jens Olsen in 1955 and shows not only the time and date, but also various astronomical constellations. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is very nice. walk in and up. the Little Mermaid is near here and the Gefion Fountain”
  • 50 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The site where Carslberg was founded, where you can learn the history of the brewery, ride in a horse carriage and try different beers with food options too.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Plaza
“White e-bikes - the city bikes. large stand in the western side. Look also at "donkey republic" (the orange bikes). ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Kastellet is one of Europe's best preserved five bastions fortifications and in the area of Langelinie where you will find the Little Mermaid. The beautiful green surroundings are perfect for a walk ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Libraries

College Library
“Scandinavia's largest library consists of two very distinct parts: the original 19th-century red-brick building and the head-turning 'Black Diamond' extension, the latter a leaning parallelogram of sleek black granite and smoke-coloured glass. From the soaring, harbour-fronting atrium, an escalator leads up to a 210 sq metre ceiling mural by celebrated Danish artist Per Kirkeby. Beyond it, at the end of the corridor, is the 'old library' and its Hogwarts-like northern Reading Room, resplendent with vintage desk lamps and classical columns.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“You can watch films, explore the bookshop, or relish an appetizer in the café.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Library
“The local Library, close to Kaffedepartementet and Behov Pizzaria, on Rentemestervej. Besides books, you find nice reading areas, a cafe that serves lunch, coffee and cakes and brunch at weekends. There is a community kitchen every thursdag at 18.00 for everyone. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
College Auditorium
“City library with a nice cafe, kids floor and best Almond croissant in the city.”
  • 10 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Lots of fun activities for kids. They can climb, jump, roller coaster and much more. There is a cafe and it's free. Website. kube.frederiksberg.dk”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“It remains open even beyond closing time )to card holders). Café on 2nd Floor. WiFi ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“New library with a cafe. Very nice especially on rainy days with kids. Just next to Den røde plads. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Fire Station
“ A good furnished library with lots of English titles and other languages, too, both books and movie.”
  • 5 locals recommend