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Top Things To Do In Copenhagen: 8 Of The Best
The top things to do in Copenhagen is hard to define as there are so many in this great city. The Danish capital has a wealth of wonders to offer visitors from stately museums to great shopping. There are also acclaimed restaurants and one of the world’s oldest theme parks.
However, we have managed to put together a great list of the top things to do in Copenhagen- 8 in total!
Admire The Little Mermaid
The symbol of the city. This sculpture of Hans Christian Andersen’s tragic heroine at Copenhagen harbor was commissioned by Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen. It was gifted to the city in 1913.
Visit The Royal Palace
Amalienborg Palace is the current residence of Denmark’s royal family. It also operates as a museum charting the history of one of the world’s oldest monarchies. Every day at noon the changing of the guard takes place in the palace square.
This historic amusement park opened in 1843. It combines beautiful scenery with rides and attractions for all ages, including a 100-year-old wooden rollercoaster. Visit at night when the fairy-tale atmosphere is completed with thousands of twinkling lights. Also, look out for the free concerts held during the summer months.
Go Shopping In Strøget & Stay at MEININGER
If you are looking for what to do in Copenhagen and you need some retail therapy then take a stroll along the 1.1 km pedestrianized street of Strøget in the city center. There are shops to suit every style and budget. From high-end designer brands to wallet-friendly chain stores.
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Check Out The Museums
For Danish art and history explore the capital’s two major national museums. There is the National Museum of Denmark with its collection of unique artefacts. These come from all eras of history. Then there is the National Gallery of Denmark which showcases works by both Danish and foreign artists. This includes Picasso, Matisse and Rembrandt.
Eat and drink in Nyhavn
Once a commercial port, Nyhavn is now a trendy hangout spot with the brightly colored waterfront townhouses home to some great bars and restaurants. The atmosphere, particularly in the evening, is cool, relaxed and usually accompanied by live jazz music.
Climb The Tower At Christiansborg Palace
The tower at Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament, is the highest in Copenhagen. It can be visited for free to gain an unrivalled view of the city’s rooftops. For an extra special experience, book a table at tower’s restaurant, Tårnet.
Explore The Freetown Of Christiania
For a different vibe, take a trip to the hippy community of Christiania. A former military base occupied by squatters in 1971 and now home to around 1000 free-spirited residents, Christiana is an autonomous district which champions a communal lifestyle with its own set of laws.