Saturated with rich history and culture, Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen, is a striking city with an individual European feel. A friendly street-life, unique café culture, and a wide range of institutions, famous restaurants, and must-visit historical sights make you want to come to Copenhagen time and time again.
1. Tivoli Gardens
Located next to the Vesterbro district, Tivoli Gardens is the true inspiration behind well-renowned theme parks, including Disney’s. Opened in 1843, Tivoli Gardens is known as the second oldest amusement park in the world.
This fun-filled spot is home to more than 20 other attractions such as halls of mirrors, roundabouts, puppets, one of the oldest wooden roller coaster, etc.
Tourists are exclusively attracted to the recreational and culinary points offered by Tivoli Gardens, including open-air theaters, a great number of restaurants and cafés, flower gardens, and a Moorish-styled concert hall. When lit up at night, these sights are really breathtaking.
The essence of this place, filled with beauty and thrill, has made this park appear in several movies and is sometimes said to be the most attractive place in Copenhagen.
2. National Museum of Denmark
If you are a history and culture lover, the National Museum of Denmark (Nationalmuseet) is something you never want to miss while visiting Copenhagen. The museum treasures such iconic pieces of Danish history and culture that one feels like living in the past for real.
Runic stones, Romanesque and Gothic church fittings, Danish porcelain and silver, and collections of antiquities and coins are on display in the National Museum. You can also see the world-famous Danish history collection, including a sun chariot that is more than 2,000 years old.
It doesn’t end here. The museum is also cherishing an ethnographical collection, including items from Greenland that portray an excellent idea of life among the Eskimos. The cultures of Asia, Africa, and India are also vivid from such diverse assemblage of objects here.
The Prince’s Palace and Thorvaldsen’s Museum are also worth visiting points not far from the National Museum premises.
3. Nyhavn Harbour
Once a notorious quarter of the city, Nyhavn or New Harbour is a distinctively charming part of Copenhagen. It was built between 1670 and 1675 as a gateway from the sea to the inner city and was infamous for beer and prostitution.
Now a popular tourist area, Nyvahn appears as a landmark in countless images of the city. The harbor has transformed into a lively space full of dazzlingly painted gabled houses, restaurants, and shops where you can sit and people-watch during the golden afternoons in the summer.
Moreover, there is an anchor at the end of the harbor as a dedicatory to Danish sailors who laid down their lives in World War II. Here tourists can also visit the idyllic museum ships, including Fyrskib-a 135 years old lightship. The ships here also provide sightseeing trips along the canal around the harbor.
4. The Round Tower (Rundetårn)
“eyes as big as the Round Tower.”
These words are from the famous story of Hans Christian Andersen- The Tinderbox. The Round Tower featured here is also one amongst the top 5 attractions in Copenhagen.
Once used as an observatory for the pioneering research of the famous Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, the Round Tower or Rundetårn is a 36-meter-high structure in Copenhagen. It was built in 1642 and currently displays a small collection belonging to the same astronomer.
The most exciting treat is the tower’s platform, where you can reach by walking up its notable 200 meters spiral ramp. When you are atop, you can witness the most magnificent and stunning panoramic views over Copenhagen. Recently, a glass floor has been constructed that hovers 25 meters above the ground where you can peek down into the castle’s core.
5. Strøget Shopping Mile
Intended as a car-free area, Strøget was established in 1962. It’s one of the longest pedestrian-only shopping streets in Europe. The hustle and bustle all around is a sign of the hundreds of boutiques, cafés, and restaurants.
The Strøget is a must-see if you are a shopaholic and want to do some shopping in Copenhagen. At the end of the street, you can see international brand stores such as Louis Vuitton, Max Mara, Hermès, and Prada.
Even if you are not interested in shopping, there are several other attractions, including enjoying a traditional Danish dinner or watching the Royal Guard march. Moreover, the street is always offering many street performers that have gained fame for their skills and performances.
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