Attractions

Top Choice Amusement Park in Rådhuspladsen & Tivoli

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, enjoy …
Top Choice Area in Christianshavn

Christiania

Escape the capitalist crunch at Freetown Christiania, a dreadlocks-heavy commune straddling the eastern side of Christianshavn. Since its establishment by squatters in 1971, the area has drawn nonconformists from ac…
Top Choice Castle in Nørreport

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 c…
Top Choice Museum in Rådhuspladsen & Tivoli

Nationalmuseet

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

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 colle…
Top Choice Museum in Rådhuspladsen & Tivoli

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Fin de siècle architecture dallies 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 19th-ce…
Top Choice Canal in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

Nyhavn

There are few nicer places to be on a sunny day than sitting at the outdoor tables of 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…
Top Choice Historic Building in Slotsholmen

De Kongelige Repræsentationslokaler

The grandest part of Christiansborg Slot is De Kongelige Repræsentationslokaler, an ornate Renaissance hall where the queen holds royal banquets and entertains heads of state. Don't miss the beautifully sewn and col…
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 silver and porcelain, text…
Top Choice Museum in Nørreport

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 AD…