Must see attractions in Copenhagen

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    Dronning Louises Bro

    Dating from 1887 and inspired by the French Empire style, this is one of Copenhagen's best-loved bridges, designed by the prolific Vilhelm Dahlerup and…

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    Dedicated to Danish art of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Hirschsprungske is a little jewel-box of a gallery, full of wonderful surprises for art…

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    Fotografisk Center

    Hidden away in a warehouse in the 'brown-brick' section of the Meatpacking District, the Fotografisk Center serves up rotating exhibitions of contemporary…

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    Holmens Kirke

    Queen Margrethe II took her marriage vows here in 1967, and while much of the present Dutch Renaissance–style structure dates from 1641, the church's nave…

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    Below elegant Søndermarken Park lurks Copenhagen's damp, dripping 19th-century reservoir. These days it's best known as Cisternerne, one of Copenhagen's…

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    Running parallel to crowded Strøget, Strædet is technically made up of two streets, Kompagnistræde and Læderstræde. The strip is a good spot to shop for…

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    Dansk Arkitektur Center

    This gallery hosts changing exhibitions on Danish and international architecture and features an excellent book- and design-shop. On weekends from late…

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    Copenhagen Zoo

    Located up on Frederiksberg (Frederik's Hill), Copenhagen Zoo rustles and rumbles with more than 2500 critters, including lions, zebras, hippos and…

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    Jens Olsen's World Clock

    The most famous resident at Copenhagen's Rådhus (City Hall) is the curious Jens Olsen's World Clock, designed by astromechanic Jens Olsen (1872–1945) and…

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    Christians Kirke

    Named in honour of Christian IV – who founded Christianshavn in the early 17th century – Christians Kirke is well known for its unusual rococo interior…

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    Rarely visited by tourists, this non-profit art gallery runs about 10 exhibitions annually, putting the spotlight on contemporary installation art and…

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    V1 Gallery

    Part of the Kødbyen (Vesterbro's 'Meatpacking District'), V1 is one of Copenhagen's most progressive art galleries. Cast your eye on fresh work from…

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    Children's Museum

    Located inside the Nationalmuseet, the Children's Museum is aimed at curious folk aged four to 12. Exhibitions are immersive and interactive, exploring…

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    Rådhus Tower

    You can climb the 105m city hall tower for a commanding view of Tivoli Gardens and the city centre.

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    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…

  • Caritas Well

    Named for the Goddess of Charity, this lovely fountain was built in 1608 by King Christian IV, when Gammeltorv was the city's main square, and is the…

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    An extension by the late architect Zaha Hadid put Ordrupgaard on the international map, but this petite art museum, housed in an early-20th-century manor…

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    Built in 1815, Copenhagen’s neoclassical courthouse was designed by CF Hansen, also responsible for Vor Frue Kirke. It's linked by its own ‘bridge of…

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    Gefion Fountain

    At the southeastern edge of Kastellet is Anders Bundgaard's monumental Gefion Fountain, depicting the Norse goddess Gefion steering some rather stoic oxen…

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    Rådhus Courtyard

    Influenced by the architecture of northern Italy, City Hall's courtyard features a central fountain.