Copenhagen

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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

4.6 / 5

based on 5,015 reviews

Swen is absolutely one of the best tour guides ive ever encountered. Has a vast amount of knowledge and incorporates his experience with it to make a tour really entertaining. Will definitely go on another tour with him!

This was the perfect way to spend my first full day in Denmark! This tour is fun, informative and you get to see A LOT of fun local hidden corners that are surrounded by the tourist locations

Nice trip for One day! We receive nice and usefull information and sufficient time to spend and see everything!

The guide knew her English well but spoke so fast neither of us comprehended 50% of what she was saying.

Really great experience with a wonderful guide! Such a good value for everything you get to see!