I am here to reveal to you the top 10 places to visit in Copenhagen! (And the surrounding area..). Copenhagen is my favourite city in the world. I may be a bit biased, but I stand by it! I am always feeling a bit “home sick” for Copenhagen so I figured making a list like this would help me cure my longing!
I haven’t been to Tivoli since 2008, but of course it is on this list! Tivoli is an amusement park in Copenhagen. There are rides, booths, events, live music and beautiful gardens to walk through when you are there. This attraction has something for all ages and will not leave you disappointed.
2. Kronborg Slot.
Aka Hamlet’s Castle. This castle is known worldwide thanks to Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. Kronborg is located on the island Sjælland “Zealand”. It was the first castle I ever saw, and it is beautiful with a wealth of history.
This should be on any list about Denmark. Nyhavn is a very popular tourist destination in Copenhagen and is very centrally located to many of the main attractions. It is safe to advise one to set off an entire day just to explore the area and everything in the vicinity.
4. The Little Mermaid
Before my first trip to Denmark, I was determined to see this homage to Hans Christian Andersen. I was warned that it would be underwhelming but that did not deter me. Upon seeing it, I realized it really is quite small, but no matter. It was the meaning behind the statue that I went for, and of course I made sure to get my photo taken with her as did many other tourists.
5. Vor Frelsers Kirke “Church of our Saviour”
This has been one of the best attractions for me. My Mom and I came here a few years ago and I made it to the very top, while my mom made it (hardly) to the platform before turning and heading back down. She’s not one for heights. I found it so rewarding to be rewarded with such a beautiful view after such a long climb up. The interior of the church is also beautiful and worth a gander. Hands down, this church is one of my favourite places in Copenhagen.
Strøget is the pedestrian walking street in Copenhagen. At 1.1km it is one of the longest in the world. With beautiful stores such as Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen, it’s easy to spend a majority of your day strolling up the street window shopping. The architecture surrounding you is beautiful and I find the people working in the shops to always be very friendly. This photo was taken from the top floor of Royal Copenhagen.
7. Amalienborg Palace.
This is where the Royal Family lives primarily. They are more contemporary looking than most of the other castles around, but are very interesting none the less. They are located close to other main attractions such as Strøget and Nyhavn, so it is worth your while to go have a look. An event I highly suggest to watch is the exchange of the guards.
8. Marmorkirken “Marble Church”
This is my favourite piece of architecture in Copenhagen. It is made of marble (hence the name) and it is massive and beautiful. The exterior is big and strong, with a beautiful copper green roof and gold painted lines pulling your eye down the structure to the inviting entrance. The interior is grand and rich in colour. It is a calming environment and a great place to reflect when you’re in the area. It is just up the road from Amalienborg, and you can even have a bird’s eye view if you take the tour to the top of the church. (Check photo from number 7).
9. Rosenborg Slot.
This castle is charming and old, in the heart of Copenhagen. It is worth it to take the tour through (Note: you will need to pay for photo opportunities). The royal jewels are kept here and you are able to see them as you journey through the historic building. Another thing I recommend doing here is a picnic lunch. If you’re lucky enough to be around on a warm sunny day, pack a lunch and bring a good book and just relax on the castle grounds, as many locals do. Bliss.
10. The Round Tower.
I have only been to the Round Tower once and I think that’s all I needed. I do recommend going at least once. The entire building leads you up on a ramp to reach the top and you are then rewarded with another birds eye view of Copenhagen from an entirely different angle. It is a very unique building indeed.