Attractions

Top Choice Canal in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Nyhavn

There are few nicer places to be on a sunny day than sitting at an outdoor table at a cafe on the quayside of the Nyhavn canal. The canal was built to connect Kongens Nytorv to the harbour and was long a haunt for s…
Top Choice Museum in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Designmuseum Danmark

The 18th-century Frederiks Hospital is now the outstanding Denmark Design Museum. A must for fans of the applied arts and industrial design, its fairly extensive collection includes Danish textiles and fashion, as w…
Palace in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Amalienborg Slot

Home of the current queen, Margrethe II, Amalienborg Slot consists of four austere 18th-century palaces around a large cobbled square. The changing of the guard takes place here daily at noon, the new guard having m…
Church in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Marmorkirken

Consecrated in 1894, the neo-baroque Marble Church (officially Frederikskirken) is one of Copenhagen's most imposing architectural assets. Its grandiose dome – inspired by St Peter's in Rome and the largest church d…
Museum in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Fronting Kongens Nytorv, Charlottenborg was built in 1683 as a palace for the royal family. Home to Det Kongelige Kunstakademi (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) since 1754, it is also a spacious venue for topical contemp…
Church in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Aleksander Nevskij Kirke

Completed in 1883, golden-domed, granite-and-brick Alexander Newsky Kirke flaunts a Russian Byzantine style, complete with marble staircase, mosaic floors and Byzantine-style frescoes. This Byzantine influence is no…
Fortress in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Kastellet

The star-shaped fortress of Kastellet was originally commissioned by Frederik III in 1662. Today, it is one of the most historically evocative sites in the city, its grassy ramparts and moat surrounding some beautif…
Bridge in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Inderhavnsbroen

Connecting Nyhavn to Christianshavn, the car-free Inner Harbour Bridge opened in 2016, three years after its original scheduled completion date. Among the numerous reasons for its delay was the fact that engineers h…
Library in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Danmarks Kunstbibliotek

Established in 1754 as part of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the country's National Art Library lies hidden away in Kunsthal Charlottenborg's Nyhavn wing. Some of Denmark's greatest architects, artists and …
Monument in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Little Mermaid

New York has its Lady Liberty and Sydney its (Danish-designed) Opera House. When the world thinks of Copenhagen, the chances are they're thinking of the Little Mermaid. Love her or loathe her (watch Copenhageners cr…