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Copenhagen Sights

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Ranked #1 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #2 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Neighborhoods; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Historic Walking Areas
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 #4 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Religious Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #5 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
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Category: Castles; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
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Category: History Museums; Castles

Web: Rosenborg  Hours: Hours Non-Flash photography is allowed.   The Rosenborg Castle was started in 1606 because Christian IV wanted a summerhouse built beside a new park called... more »

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Ranked #7 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Architectural Buildings; Operas
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Ranked #8 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
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Category: Architectural Buildings; Bridges; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
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Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks
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 #10 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

The Marble Church is also called Frederik's Church. It is a round church with rococo architecture. It is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Copenhagen. It is located west of... more »

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Ranked #13 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Fountains; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
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Ranked #17 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
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Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Church of Our Lady (in Danish: Vor Frue Kirke) is the cathedral of Copenhagen. It is situated in the heart of the city on Vor... more » Owner description: Church of Our Lady (in Danish: Vor Frue Kirke) is the cathedral of Copenhagen. It is situated in the heart of the city on Vor Frue Plads next to the main building of the University of Copenhagen.The church was designed by architect Christian Frederik Hansen in the neoclassical style and was completed in 1829.The church can seat more than 1100 people and is decorated with the twelve apostles, the Risen Christ and the baptismal fount in the form of an angel holding a large scallop shell, all in Italian carrara marble. These sculptures were completed in Rome by the famous Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen.In the aisles many portraits of bishops and deans are on display.Night Church thursdays, fridays and sundays evenings offers prayer, electronica, poetry, jazz, taizé, gospel workshop and other contemporary forms all in candle-lighting. The program varies but can be checked on the website.In the Church apse there is a small museum and boutique. Below the museum, a part of the Gothic foundation is preserved, and a short movie tells the dramatic story of the tower. « less
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Ranked #18 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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Ranked #19 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Observation Decks/ Towers; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: The tower of Christiansborg houses two attractions: The view from the top floor (no admission fee) and the restaurant on the... more » Owner description: The tower of Christiansborg houses two attractions: The view from the top floor (no admission fee) and the restaurant on the floor directly below it. The restaurant in the tower of Christiansborg is the only restaurant in Christiansborg open to the public. The menu changes with the season, but is always designed to give visitors a taste of Danish food culture, produce and traditions. The restaurant is driven by Rasmus Bo Bojesen, who is also behind the restaurant in the Opera. « less
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Ranked #20 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
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Ranked #22 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Performances

Web: Palace   Hours: Hours  Non-Flash photography is allowed.   Amalienborg was built in the 1750s as the midpoint of the surrounding Frederiksstaden quarter. The four palaces... more »

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Ranked #23 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Neighborhoods; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

Strøget is a pedestrian street that runs from Rådhuspladsen (Town Hall Square) in the West to Kongens Nytorv (King's New Square) in the East. It is actually a nickname as it is... more »

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Ranked #24 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Children's author Hans Christian Andersen, known as H.C. in Denmark, has been immortalized next to Copenhagen's City Hall.... more » Owner description: Children's author Hans Christian Andersen, known as H.C. in Denmark, has been immortalized next to Copenhagen's City Hall. He's holding a book and cane and has a well-worn lap from all the children (of all ages) who have sat on his knees. « less
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Ranked #30 of 97 Sights & Landmarks in Copenhagen
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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