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The David Collection
Ranked #1 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Category: Art Museums
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Ranked #2 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Historic Sites; Religious Sites
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Ranked #3 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
Owner description: Housed in an 18th century mansion at the center of Copenhagen, the Nationalmuseet offers self-guided tours that let visitors... more » Owner description: Housed in an 18th century mansion at the center of Copenhagen, the Nationalmuseet offers self-guided tours that let visitors navigate an extensive collection of artifacts related to cultural and national history, from prehistoric times to the present. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free guided tours in English at 11 a.m. June through September on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. « less
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Ranked #4 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Neighborhoods; Bodies of Water; Historic Sites; Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
Owner description: Copenhagen's Nyhaven, or "New Harbor," is actually steeped in a long heritage. Colorful buildings line the canal and hint at... more » Owner description: Copenhagen's Nyhaven, or "New Harbor," is actually steeped in a long heritage. Colorful buildings line the canal and hint at a history of small-vessel traffic. Like many ports, this strip has a salty history, rich with sailors, drinking and literary exploits. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen made his home in Nyhavn as well. It's cleaned up now and is a lovely place for a stroll. « less
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Ranked #5 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK – EXPLORE 6000 YEARS OF ART This beautiful museum, founded in 1888, invites you to discover Northern... more » Owner description: NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK – EXPLORE 6000 YEARS OF ART This beautiful museum, founded in 1888, invites you to discover Northern Europe’s largest collection of Ancient Mediterranean art and visit the leading collection of French Impressionist paintings in Denmark. The wonderful buildings are filled with atmosphere and every corner offers a new experience. The heart of the museum is the classic 1906 sub-tropical winter garden with tall palm trees, a fountain and a fish pool. The museum was founded by the renowned brewing magnate Carl Jacobsen, who made Carlsberg beer known world wide.Address:Ny Carlsberg GlyptotekDantes Plads 71556 Copenhagen « less
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Ranked #6 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #7 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Parks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #8 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The National Gallery of Denmark is a living museum with a unique collection of Danish and international art. It is the only... more » Owner description: The National Gallery of Denmark is a living museum with a unique collection of Danish and international art. It is the only museum in Denmark where you can enjoy a tour of 700 years of art history and also experience the nation’s largest collection of Danish art from the eighteenth century to today’s cutting-edge contemporary art. The museumprovides guided tours, workshops for children, live performances, concerts and much more.There is free admission to the permanent collection and to the exhibitions featured in x-rummet. Admission applies to the major special exhibitions. « less
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Ranked #9 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Category: Castles; Art Museums
Owner description: This country-home-turned royal residence is emblematic of Dutch Renaissance style. Visit for the day to learn about the long... more » Owner description: This country-home-turned royal residence is emblematic of Dutch Renaissance style. Visit for the day to learn about the long history of Danish royalty. Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with longer hours in warmer months. Closed on Mondays in winter. « less
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Ranked #10 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Architectural Buildings; Operas
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Ranked #11 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Theaters; Operas
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Ranked #12 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Zoos
Owner description: The Copenhagen Zoo is home to African pygmy goats, elephants, tigers and animals of all shapes and sizes. You're invited to... more » Owner description: The Copenhagen Zoo is home to African pygmy goats, elephants, tigers and animals of all shapes and sizes. You're invited to observe training sessions and feeding times. Open 365 days a year 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or later in summer. « less
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Ranked #13 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Category: Bridges; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #14 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Category: Historic Sites; Castles; Government Buildings
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Ranked #15 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Art Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: See sculptures created by sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, whose work can be found across Europe. Long corridors allow for... more » Owner description: See sculptures created by sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, whose work can be found across Europe. Long corridors allow for natural light and echo the creative ambiance. The Museum opened on September 18, 1848. It is Denmark’s oldest and also most extraordinary museum building. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. « less
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Ranked #16 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Gardens
Owner description: From mid-April to mid-September, a world-class amusement park comes to life in the center of Copenhagen. More than two dozen... more » Owner description: From mid-April to mid-September, a world-class amusement park comes to life in the center of Copenhagen. More than two dozen rides await you, in addition to live entertainment and more than 30 eateries. « less
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Ranked #17 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Category: Observation Decks/ Towers
Owner description: The Round Tower Lookout Tower – Observatory – Exhibitions – Concerts.One of the best-known and most popular structures in... more » Owner description: The Round Tower Lookout Tower – Observatory – Exhibitions – Concerts.One of the best-known and most popular structures in Denmark, the Round Tower has been a distinctive feature of the Copenhagen skyline since 1642. The Tower once soared far above the rest of the rooftops in the city, and University astronomers studied the stars and planets from the Observatory at the top. The scholars may have forsaken the building a long time ago, but during the winter visitors are still able to gaze at the cosmos from Europe's oldest functioning observatory. The platform that runs around the outside of the Observatory affords views over the old Latin Quarter – from here, you can spot most of the city's famous buildings. The Round Tower does not have an elevator, so visitors have to climb the winding, white-washed Spiral Walk, where kids often hide in the niches, only to jump out shouting “boo!” as adults approach. Halfway up the tower is the entrance to the large and stunningly beautiful Library Hall, which now serves as a popular gallery and concert venue. It hosts several exhibitions a year, and stages concerts almost every week. Above the Library is the Bell Loft, notable for its enormous wooden beams, which were used in the reconstruction of the Tower following the great fire of Copenhagen in 1728. The Loft is also home to a small exhibition of fascinating artefacts from the Tower's history, including Christian IV's wax seal, a tin of medicine produced by Tycho Brahe, and a piece of the bomb that exploded in the Library Hall during the bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807.The Round Tower was built by Christian IV between 1637 and 1642. It was the first part of the Trinitatis Complex, which combined church, library and observatory in a single building. « less
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Ranked #18 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Gardens
Owner description: Learn about Denmark's flora through this extensive collection of plants and fungi. The Botanical Gardens and Museum houses a... more » Owner description: Learn about Denmark's flora through this extensive collection of plants and fungi. The Botanical Gardens and Museum houses a seed bank and a library that specializes in books about plants and trees. It's also a great place to take a walk. The Botanical Gardens are open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter, and every day until 6 p.m. from May through September. « less
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Ranked #19 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Cemeteries
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Ranked #20 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #21 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Parks
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Ranked #22 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Specialty Museums; Parks
Owner description: Historic Scandinavian buildings — more than 100 of them — invite you to travel back in time and to learn about Denmark's... more » Owner description: Historic Scandinavian buildings — more than 100 of them — invite you to travel back in time and to learn about Denmark's history from its dwellings, many of which were painstakingly moved and restored on this site. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. « less
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Ranked #23 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: The Hirschsprung Collection is beautifully situated in the green parklands of the Ostre Anlaeg on the old ramparts of... more » Owner description: The Hirschsprung Collection is beautifully situated in the green parklands of the Ostre Anlaeg on the old ramparts of Copenhagen. The museum houses Heinrich and Pauline Hirschsprung's collection of Danish art and first opened its doors to the public in the summer of 1911. The museum was designed by the architect H.B. Storck, while the original interior and display was designed by the art historian Emil Hannover, who also became the museum's first Director. Henrich Hirschsprung donated his collection of works from the 19th century to the Danish state in 1902. The collection includes masterpieces by the Danish Golden age painters such as Eckersberg, Lundbye and Kobke as well as artists from the modern period such as the famous Danish painters P.S. Kroyer and Vilhelm Hammershoi. « less
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Ranked #24 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #25 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Libraries
Owner description: Nicknamed the "Black Diamond" for its architectural profile, Copenhagen's Royal Library also functions as Denmark's national... more » Owner description: Nicknamed the "Black Diamond" for its architectural profile, Copenhagen's Royal Library also functions as Denmark's national library and stacks for the University of Copenhagen. The building houses a cafe and bookshop, and hosts exhibitions and concerts. Entry to the library is free; public tours are offered on Saturdays at 3 p.m. for a fee. « less
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Ranked #26 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Ranked #27 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Performances
Owner description: The perfect night out – with no planning whatsoever! Dinnershow, a well-planned conference or a professionally staged event,... more » Owner description: The perfect night out – with no planning whatsoever! Dinnershow, a well-planned conference or a professionally staged event, where everything comes together. Wallmans the Circus Building is restaurant, entertainment and night club all under one roof. Here the party starts at the entrance and doesn't end until you go home. And all of this at prices that are part of the pleasure. « less
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Ranked #28 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Post & Tele Museum is Denmark's national museum of post and telecommunications. Situated in the centre of Copenhagen the... more » Owner description: Post & Tele Museum is Denmark's national museum of post and telecommunications. Situated in the centre of Copenhagen the museum presents permanent and temporary exhibitions in 3,000 m2 of galleries. The permanent exhibition shows the enthralling history of communications since the establishment of the royal Danish postal service by King Christian the Fourth in 1624. During the summer months and weekends the museum offers a range of special family focused activities. « less
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Ranked #29 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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Category: Religious Sites
Large marble Baroque church which stood unfinished from 1770 to 1874. It was finally finished in 1894.
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Ranked #30 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
Category: Libraries
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