Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and is home to more than a million Danes. The city is just under an hour away from Malmo in Sweden and has a couple of airports, making it easily accessible from other European countries and beyond.
Home to the world-famous Carlsberg beer, the city has much for visitors to see and do. If you’re going to visit Copenhagen soon and are stuck for ideas on what you should definitely add to your itinerary, here are 7 examples for you to consider:
The David Collection (Davids Samling)
Founded in 1945 by prominent Danish lawyer Christian Ludvig David, the David Collection houses three permanent collections of fine art and applied art; the Collection of Islamic Art (which dates back from the 8th to the 19th centuries), the Collection of European 18th-Century Art, and the Collection of Danish Early Modern Art.
Church of Our Saviour (Vor Frelsers Kirke)
Built towards the end of the 17th century, the baroque Church of Our Saviour took over 14 years to construct due to the sea bed needing to be filled in upon which the church’s foundations are laid. Perhaps the most well-known part of this church is the carillon, as it was the first to be built in modern Scandinavian times.
Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot)
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Rosenborg Castle was originally built as a country summerhouse back in 1606, and is built in the Dutch Renaissance style, which was typical of Danish buildings during this period. Extended many times over the years, it finally evolved into its current form in 1624.
Changing of the Royal Life Guards at Amalienborg
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Founded in 1658 by King Frederik III, the Royal Life Guards (Den Kongelige Livgarde) are an infantry regiment of the Danish Army. As you can see, their uniform is very similar to that of the Foot Guards regiments of the British Army.
The Royal Life Guards march daily from Rosenborg Castle through to Amalienborg, the winter home of the Danish royal family.
Established in 1843, Tivoli is a world-famous amusement park and pleasure garden, and is also the second-oldest amusement park in the world. It boasts over 4 million visitors a year, and is perhaps best known for its wooden roller coaster (Rutschebanen) which was constructed nearly 100 years ago!
Amager Beach Park (Amager Strandpark)
Amager Beach Park is a seaside public park that is located on the island of Amager, and offers more than 2.9 miles of Blue Flag beach. The nearby Kastrup and Dragør Marinas also enjoy Blue Flag status.
Kayak and diving (from a small headland) activities are possible here, and you are allowed to have barbecues on the beach.
Copenhagen Zoo (København Zoo)
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Copenhagen Zoo has to be put on your must-see list for this wonderful city. Founded in 1859, it is one of Europe’s oldest zoos and spans 27 acres. The zoo maintains a number of breeding programmes and aims to help safeguard endangered species.
Now that you have seen just a small selection of some of the awesome places to visit, it is time to go and book those Copenhagen flights to begin your adventures in this historic city!