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Top attractions in Copenhagen

7 Highlights of Copenhagen

The second largest city of the Scandinavian countries, Copenhagen is a meeting of the old and charming with the modern and innovative. Dive in and discover its many faces!

  • The Little Mermaid

    1. The Little Mermaid

    The main character of Hans Christian Andersen's most famous fairytale can be seen here.

  • Freetown Christiana

    2. Freetown Christiana

    This squatters' commune, ruled by its own laws, was closed in 2011 by those that lived there, but is now open again. Check out its eerie murals and learn about its odd history.

  • Odense

    3. Odense

    After seeing the Little Mermaid statue, take a trip to neighboring Odense to Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace, which has now been turned into a museum.

  • The Brewers' Secret

    4. The Brewers' Secret

    This unconventional treasure hunt is all about ancient worlds, and it's a good way to experience Copenhagen's nooks and crannies firsthand.

  • Viking Tour

    5. Viking Tour

    Learn about the Vikings in Roskilde, origin of the maritime warriors! See replicas of their astounding vessels and find out what life was like sailing the seas of Europe.

  • Salmon Fishing in the Skjern

    6. Salmon Fishing in the Skjern

    The Skjern River offers the country's best fishing. Brush up on your fishing skills, and also leave Copenhagen for a day and enjoy some wilderness!

  • Christiansborg Palace

    7. Christiansborg Palace

    This islet castle in the middle of the city is the seat of the Danish government. The original structure, built in the 12th century, now provides a lesson in interior design.

Planning Your Visit

  • How long should I stay in Copenhagen?

    Four days or so will suffice to take in the architecture, coffee, and cultural activities of Copenhagen!

  • How walkable is Copenhagen?

    Absolutely walkable - and it's even better by bike.

  • When should I go to Copenhagen?

    Anytime between April and October - rain is still to be expected, though!

  • Anything else I should know?

    It's pretty easy to take a trip across the bridge into the Swedish city of Malmo, but make sure you're set up with Swedish currency first!

Good to know

  • Language
    Danish
  • Currency
    Danish krone (kr.)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +45
  • Best time to visit
    From April to October the temperatures are most pleasant and the long days are great for sightseeing!

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What people are saying about Copenhagen

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5,011 reviews

We were there on a froggy day, but the view from both sides of the canal is still fantastic, the tour guide is very kind and friendly, yet knowledgeable to clearly explain all the spots and answer questions of customer. It was a very nice trip to gain knowledge of histories and cultures of Copenhagen. It's better view if you choose to sit outside the canal but it was much colder because of the wind. You can sit inside, there's heater and the tour guide uses microphone to make sure all customers from inside can hear him clearly.

My favourite part of my trip to Copenhagen. The boat ride is so relaxing and informative. You learn so much about the different buildings all over Copenhagen and the tour is not too long or too short. I found it really fun and enjoyable, and for such a good price too!

The tour was great, even with the Covid precautions. Our tour guide was funny and gave us time to take pictures.

The guide was very knowledgeable and helped us enjoy the trip with relevant and interesting tit bits throughout.

Awesome visit. The travel guide was excellent in explaining all things with minute details. Worth going.