Top attractions in Copenhagen
7 Highlights of Copenhagen
The second largest city of the Scandinavian countries, Copenhagen is a meeting of the old and charming with the modern and innovative. Dive in and discover its many faces!
1. The Little Mermaid
The main character of Hans Christian Andersen's most famous fairytale can be seen here.
2. Freetown Christiana
This squatters' commune, ruled by its own laws, was closed in 2011 by those that lived there, but is now open again. Check out its eerie murals and learn about its odd history.
After seeing the Little Mermaid statue, take a trip to neighboring Odense to Hans Christian Andersen's birthplace, which has now been turned into a museum.
4. The Brewers' Secret
This unconventional treasure hunt is all about ancient worlds, and it's a good way to experience Copenhagen's nooks and crannies firsthand.
5. Viking Tour
Learn about the Vikings in Roskilde, origin of the maritime warriors! See replicas of their astounding vessels and find out what life was like sailing the seas of Europe.
6. Salmon Fishing in the Skjern
The Skjern River offers the country's best fishing. Brush up on your fishing skills, and also leave Copenhagen for a day and enjoy some wilderness!
7. Christiansborg Palace
This islet castle in the middle of the city is the seat of the Danish government. The original structure, built in the 12th century, now provides a lesson in interior design.
Planning Your Visit
How long should I stay in Copenhagen?
Four days or so will suffice to take in the architecture, coffee, and cultural activities of Copenhagen!
How walkable is Copenhagen?
Absolutely walkable - and it's even better by bike.
When should I go to Copenhagen?
Anytime between April and October - rain is still to be expected, though!
Anything else I should know?
It's pretty easy to take a trip across the bridge into the Swedish city of Malmo, but make sure you're set up with Swedish currency first!
Good to know
- Danish krone (kr.)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- From April to October the temperatures are most pleasant and the long days are great for sightseeing!
Other Sightseeing Options in Copenhagen
Want to discover all there is to do in Copenhagen? Click here for a full list.
What people are saying about Copenhagen
We were there on a froggy day, but the view from both sides of the canal is still fantastic, the tour guide is very kind and friendly, yet knowledgeable to clearly explain all the spots and answer questions of customer. It was a very nice trip to gain knowledge of histories and cultures of Copenhagen. It's better view if you choose to sit outside the canal but it was much colder because of the wind. You can sit inside, there's heater and the tour guide uses microphone to make sure all customers from inside can hear him clearly.
My favourite part of my trip to Copenhagen. The boat ride is so relaxing and informative. You learn so much about the different buildings all over Copenhagen and the tour is not too long or too short. I found it really fun and enjoyable, and for such a good price too!
It was a good tour with a good guide, with lots of interesting info about the food. The food itself was really tasty. This tour was a great way to learn about local Danish food.
It was very fun and exciting tour! Best way to see the attractions. My guide Marc was very friendly, expert and funny! I would strongly recommend!
Really pleased that I purchased the card as I used it for canal, train and bus travel as well as for attractions. Well worth it!