Top ChoiceAmusement Park in Rådhuspladsen & Tivoli

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens

Dating from 1843, tasteful Tivoli wins fans with its dreamy whirl of amusement rides, twinkling pavilions, carnival games and open-air stage shows. Visitors can ride the renovated, century-old roller coaster,...

Top ChoiceArea in Christianshavn

Christiania

Christiania

Escape the capitalist crunch and head to Freetown Christiania, a hash-scented commune straddling the eastern side of Christianshavn. Since its establishment by squatters in 1971, the area has drawn nonconformists...

Top ChoiceCastle in Nørreport

Rosenborg Slot

Rosenborg Slot

A 'once upon a time' combo of turrets, gables and moat, the early-17th-century Rosenborg Slot was built in Dutch Renaissance style between 1606 and 1633 by King Christian IV to serve as his summer home. Today the...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Nørreport

Statens Museum for Kunst

Statens Museum for Kunst

Denmark's National Gallery straddles two contrasting, interconnected buildings: a late-19th-century 'palazzo' and a sharply minimalist extension. The museum houses medieval and Renaissance works and impressive...

Top ChoiceCanal in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Nyhavn

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...

Top ChoicePalace in Slotsholmen

Christiansborg Slot

Christiansborg Slot

Christiansborg Slot is home to Folketinget (the Danish parliament), the Prime Minister's office and the Supreme Court. Visitor highlights include the glorious royal reception rooms, 11th-century ruins and royal...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Rådhuspladsen & Tivoli

Nationalmuseet

Nationalmuseet

For a crash course in Danish history and culture, spend an afternoon at Denmark's National Museum. It has first claim on virtually every antiquity uncovered on Danish soil, including Stone Age tools, Viking...

Top ChoiceGardens in Vesterbro & Frederiksberg

Frederiksberg Have

Frederiksberg Have

This is Copenhagen’s most romantic park, with lakes, woodlands and lovely picnic lawns. Guarding the main entrance is 19th-century royal Frederik VI, who would thrill his loyal subjects by taking boat rides along...

Top ChoiceLibrary in Slotsholmen

Det Kongelige Bibliotek

Scandinavia's largest library consists of two very distinct parts: the original 19th-century red-brick building and the head-turning 'Black Diamond' extension, the latter a leaning parallelogram of sleek black...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Rådhuspladsen & Tivoli

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Fin de siècle architecture meets with an eclectic mix of art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The collection is divided into two parts: Northern Europe's largest booty of antiquities, and an elegant collection of...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Nørreport

Davids Samling

Davids Samling

Davids Samling is a wonderful curiosity of a gallery housing Scandinavia's largest collections of Islamic art, including jewellery, ceramics and silk, and exquisite works such as an Egyptian rock crystal jug from...

Top ChoiceHistoric Building in Slotsholmen

De Kongelige Repræsentationslokaler

De Kongelige Repræsentationslokaler

The grandest part of Christiansborg, this series of palace rooms and halls was used by the queen to hold royal banquets and entertain heads of state. The Queen's Library is especially memorable, a gilded...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Slotsholmen

Thorvaldsens Museum

Thorvaldsens Museum

What looks like a colourful Greco-Roman mausoleum is in fact a museum dedicated to the works of illustrious Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844). Heavily influenced by mythology after four decades in...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Designmuseum Danmark

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,...

Area in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter

Latin Quarter

Bordered by Nørre Voldgade to the north, Nørregade to the east, Vestergade to the south and Vester Voldgade to the west, the Latin Quarter gets its nickname from the presence of the old campus of Københavns...

Historic Building in Rådhuspladsen & Tivoli

Rådhus

Rådhus

Completed in 1905, Copenhagen's national Romantic-style city hall is the work of architect Martin Nyrop. Inside is the curious Jens Olsen's World Clock, designed by astro mechanic Jens Olsen (1872–1945) and built...

Palace in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Amalienborg Slot

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...

Historic Building in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

Rundetårn

Haul yourself to the top of the 34.8m-high red-brick 'Round Tower' and you will be following in the footsteps of such luminaries as King Christian IV, who built it in 1642 as an astronomical observatory as well...

Aquarium in Copenhagen

Den Blå Planet

Designed to look like a whirlpool from above, Copenhagen's aluminium-clad aquarium is the largest in northern Europe. The space is divided into climatic and geographic sections, the most spectacular of which is...

Square in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

Gråbrødretorv

Gråbrødretorv

Found just off bustling Strøget pedestrian shopping street, this colourful square is named for the friary that stood here back in the 13th century. It was destroyed by fire in 1728, bombarded by the British in...