Copenhagen is a glorious, sophisticated city, an excellent introduction to Scandinavia, and a destination that is well worth your time. Today we offer to your attention four Copenhagen attractions you should see.
When you pass under the wooden painted gate that marks the entrance to Christiania, you feel as if you’ve left Copenhagen.
Here you will see brilliant murals on walls, brightly painted and curiously decorated houses, and restaurants serving organic, vegan-friendly food. Little shops and vendors selling truly unique clothing and crafts line the streets.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
This 1880s museum was built for the personal art collection of Carl Jacobsen, the namesake of Carlsberg Brewery.
The museum has impressive holdings of Danish, French, ancient Egyptian, Roman, and Greek art. There are also large collections of bronzes by Auguste Rodin and Edgar Degas.
The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is free on Tuesdays.
This is is one of the Danish royal family’s official residences. There are four separate palaces and one cobblestone square, making the Amalienborg four palaces in one.
If you enjoy royal history and architecture, you will appreciate visiting these grounds. You can explore the quarters of old kings and queens and take a little peek into the royal history of the Danish.
This is a great place for kids and adults, and there are over two dozen rides for all ages. From the ornate entrance arches to the 1914 vintage roller coaster, history abounds at Tivoli. Tivoli also has several performance venues, a special Halloween season, and a charming Christmas market.
The main Tivoli season runs from mid-April to mid-September, so if you’re traveling during the summer, this is a must-see.