Krigsmuseet
Krigsmuseet
4.5
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Danish War Museum houses permanent exhibitions about war, defence and weapon technology, and presents Danish military history from the 1500s until today. Experience the exhibition "Denmark's Wars" in the museum's large Rustkammersal and "A Distant War - a Danish Soldier in Afghanistan", an exhibition in which you can feel the atmosphere of a Danish combat group in Afghanistan.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Indre By (Inner City)
This is the heart of old town Copenhagen, with its blend of charming old buildings and bold new architecture, broad avenues and tiny streets as well as picturesque canals and a modern harbor. The inner city is home to the Royal Danish Theatre, which consists of three buildings, two of which are new and situated on the harbor front. The streets, squares and venues of the inner city and its surrounding neighborhoods, are alive all year round with everything from jazz festivals to outdoor ice skating rinks and parachuting at the lakes right in the center of the city. This compact area boasts beautiful old castles, tranquil parks, and bustling squares where you can always find a bench to stretch out your legs whenever you need a break.
How to get there
  • Kongens Nytorv • 8 min walk
  • Christianshavn • 9 min walk
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  • RetreatJunkieNA
    Raleigh, North Carolina29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well done museum, emotionally wrenching
    We went during an exhibit about the war in Afghanistan. The exhibit is exceptional -immersive and educational in a way I've rarely experienced. But that, combined with the entry exhibit about the war in Ukraine, was quite emotionally wrenching. I suppose I should expect nothing less of a war museum, but I was surprised at the people bringing their young children to those exhibits. I can imagine that many of them will be traumatized from some of the photos and other memorabilia. I commend the museum for doing such an excellent job of presenting the facts of various historical situations without offering opinions. Don't shy away - DO go, as understanding the facticity of war is essential to being a good citizen. But do yourself a favor and schedule this museum in the morning and then something lighter in the afternoon, perhaps a funny movie, or you might have a hard time sleeping.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 26, 2023
  • S L
    Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Understanding Denmark's deadliest conflicts
    The Krigsmuseet (War Museum) of Denmark is located near to the Christianborg Palace, where the entrance is marked by a large Yellow signboard "Krigsmuseet". To get to this location, recommend to take the Metro to Gammel Strand Station, and walk southwards. The Copenhagen Card allows you to enter into this attraction for free, but you will need to scan your tickets at the Main Counter. The Krigsmuseet features two levels of attractions, which are all open-spaced (except the War on Afghanistan segment which is closed up) and provides a concise summary about the conflicts which Denmark has been involved in, and how it has shaped its current stance on defence. It's an eye-opener and exposed visitors to the horrors and reality behind conflict, but it isn't for everyone. I would recommend only those interested in seeing a different museum from Palaces and architecture, to try this out.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 13, 2023
  • J-Szy8
    Pennsylvania235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't let the first floor fool you.
    Wow, this was my kind of war museum. The first floor housed the artillery pieces and an Afghanistan, GWOT, walk-thru display. The second floor is a more traditional museum. Great displays of Danish warfare. Huge naval section and displays of armor, uniforms and equipment. Definitely worth the visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 3, 2023
  • Jodie C
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing stuff!
    Genuinely really interesting with good information and translation available. We’ve been to many war museums/sites and these still had Incredible things to see that we haven’t seen before. Their camp bastion exhibit was AMAZING!! my husband having been there couldn’t believe how accurate/realistic it was!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 29, 2024
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S L
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The Krigsmuseet (War Museum) of Denmark is located near to the Christianborg Palace, where the entrance is marked by a large Yellow signboard "Krigsmuseet".

To get to this location, recommend to take the Metro to Gammel Strand Station, and walk southwards.

The Copenhagen Card allows you to enter into this attraction for free, but you will need to scan your tickets at the Main Counter.

The Krigsmuseet features two levels of attractions, which are all open-spaced (except the War on Afghanistan segment which is closed up) and provides a concise summary about the conflicts which Denmark has been involved in, and how it has shaped its current stance on defence. It's an eye-opener and exposed visitors to the horrors and reality behind conflict, but it isn't for everyone. I would recommend only those interested in seeing a different museum from Palaces and architecture, to try this out.
Written August 13, 2023
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C H
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Danish War Museum has many great exhibits that allow the visitors to get a great understanding of the background and history of the various wars for the past 500 years. The upper floor has great layout. The exhibits highlight the key facts and people by era. We are very impressed with the depth and documents of the displays.

The staff was very helpful. He used a model display on the first floor to walk us through the history before the site became the military museum. He was very knowledgeable, friendly, and pleasant. It was 'him' who pointed out there was a second floor with exhibits of the past 500 years. Otherwise, we would have missed a great part of the marvelous exhibits.

The second floor exhibits may take time to walk and read through if you are into history. We greatly enjoy our visit and highly recommend this museum!
Written December 9, 2022
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permia
Ireland41,078 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
In the great building with marvellous vaulted ceilings that is Christian IV’s former Armoury, a vast display of war and war implements is laid out.

Covering hundreds of years, up to modern times, the centrality of the navy is one of the most comprehensively covered. Defending Denmark and all its interests is reflected in the multitude of artefacts, including beautiful models of seminal warships.

An exceptional collection of cannons of varied size and power is another standout section.
Written December 21, 2021
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RetreatJunkieNA
Raleigh, NC29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
We went during an exhibit about the war in Afghanistan. The exhibit is exceptional -immersive and educational in a way I've rarely experienced. But that, combined with the entry exhibit about the war in Ukraine, was quite emotionally wrenching. I suppose I should expect nothing less of a war museum, but I was surprised at the people bringing their young children to those exhibits. I can imagine that many of them will be traumatized from some of the photos and other memorabilia. I commend the museum for doing such an excellent job of presenting the facts of various historical situations without offering opinions. Don't shy away - DO go, as understanding the facticity of war is essential to being a good citizen. But do yourself a favor and schedule this museum in the morning and then something lighter in the afternoon, perhaps a funny movie, or you might have a hard time sleeping.
Written July 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

J-Szy8
Pennsylvania235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Wow, this was my kind of war museum. The first floor housed the artillery pieces and an Afghanistan, GWOT, walk-thru display. The second floor is a more traditional museum. Great displays of Danish warfare. Huge naval section and displays of armor, uniforms and equipment. Definitely worth the visit.
Written October 3, 2023
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Spiros Fokas
Glasgow, UK540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
A must see museum of Copenhagen.
Ton of military stuff to see, some cars weapons, grenades, navy ships and many more.
Ticket costs 80dkk.
Great experience!
Written January 15, 2020
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Jodie C
Staffordshire, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Genuinely really interesting with good information and translation available. We’ve been to many war museums/sites and these still had Incredible things to see that we haven’t seen before. Their camp bastion exhibit was AMAZING!! my husband having been there couldn’t believe how accurate/realistic it was!
Written January 29, 2024
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Keith K
Alton, UK214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The Danish War Museum is a great place to visit to see centuries of Danish warfare, the displays are laid out in an easy to use way, The Artillery hall, A Distant War on the ground floor and up on the vast first floor is the Danish Navy, Denmark at War and the Treasures, well worth a couple hours of your visit to Copenhagen
Written May 7, 2023
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MaudraS
Sammamish, WA457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had the pleasure of being taken around to multiple seafaring areas for our five day trip in Denmark – we started in Roskilde with the Viking museum, spent time in Fåborg (watched the sailing clubs Ib action and understood how The geography of Denmark has impacted it so greatly)...and then ended up at the Danish war museum.

The outcome of all of this was grokking that -although Denmark is a very small country, it has had an amazing naval history.

BE SURE TO GO TO THE 2nd floor!!! The second floor is dedicated to the naval history and it is incredible and beautiful. I particularly liked the scale model harbour areas with the audio descriptions and lighting that highlights each building in the shipbuilding process.

At the back of the first floor is an installation of what the war zone in Afghanistan; you walk in and it is an audio and visual experience of what it would be like to be there —/incredibly well done.

The number of cannons and other artillery is also impressive on the first floor – just make sure you spend time and make it up to the second floor.

In my opinion you could do the first floor in the morning – go out and have lunch – and then come back for the afternoon in the second floor period it is a really impactful museum.

Written October 10, 2019
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GAR
243 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
There was a lot of interesting military artefacts to see here. I particularly loved the Afghanistan exhibit, it was presented in a really unique and engaging way
Written July 15, 2023
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