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 ChoiceDanish in Strøget & the Latin Quarter

Schønnemann

Schønnemann

A veritable institution, Schønnemann has been lining bellies with smørrebrød and snaps since 1877. Originally a hit with farmers in town selling their produce, the restaurant's current fan base includes revered...

Top ChoiceNew Nordic in Nørrebro & Østerbro

Geranium

Geranium

On the 8th floor of Parken Stadium, Geranium is the only restaurant in town sporting three Michelin stars. At the helm is Bocuse d'Or prize-winning chef Rasmus Kofoed, who transforms local, organic ingredients...

Top ChoiceNew Nordic in Christianshavn

noma

noma

Ground-breaking New Nordic restaurant noma re-opened in its new location in February 2018 after a one-year hiatus. A re-imagined menu presents dishes focusing on featured Nordic produce across three seasons:...

Top ChoiceNew Nordic in Christianshavn

Kadeau

Kadeau

The big-city spin-off of the Bornholm original, this Michelin-two-starred standout has firmly established itself as one of Scandinavia's gastronomic powerhouses. Whether it's salted and burnt scallops drizzled...

Top ChoiceNew Nordic in Nyhavn & the Royal Quarter

AOC

AOC

In the vaulted cellar of a 17th-century mansion, this intimate, two-starred Michelin standout thrills with evocative, often surprising Nordic flavour combinations, scents and textures. Here, sea scallops might...

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 ChoiceDanish in Around Copenhagen

Søllerød Kro

Not all of Copenhagen's Michelin stars are inner-city dwellers. One of them calls Holte home, an unassuming outer suburb 19km north of the city centre. The restaurant in question is Søllerød Kro, a one-star...

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 ChoiceDanish in Rådhuspladsen & Tivoli

Restaurant Mes

Restaurant Mes

This rising star burst onto the Copenhagen dining scene in 2017. Owned by chef Mads Rye Magnusson (former chef at Michelin-three-starred Geranium), it's an intimate, refreshingly whimsical space, complete with...

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 ChoiceDanish in Slotsholmen

Tårnet

Book ahead for lunch at Tårnet, owned by prolific restaurateur Rasmus Bo Bojesen and memorably set inside Christiansborg Slot's commanding tower. Lunch here is better value than dinner, with superlative,...

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...