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Looking for things to do in Copenhagen? The capital of Denmark is packed full of great attractions. If you'd like a little help prioritizing your time in the city, this guide is what you need. We have gathered a list of some of the most visited attractions in Copenhagen. Popular sights include The Little Mermaid, Tivoli and Copenhagen Canal Tours. 

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens, located in the heart of Copenhagen, is a must-see on a trip to Denmark's capital. As the second oldest amusement park in the world, right after Denmark's Bakken, Tivoli has welcomed young and the young at heart since 1843. Tivoli Gardens is not your average amusement park. It is a place for thrills, entertainment, good eats and a fairy-tale-like atmosphere.Read more

The Little Mermaid

No visit to Copenhagen is complete without stopping by Denmark's most popular lady The Little Mermaid, who sits on her rock by the water at Langelinje Pier. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's famous fairy tale, The Little Mermaid is one of Copen-hagen's most photographed attractions. Read more

Canal Tours' Grand Tour of Copenhagen

A Canal Tours through the straits of Copenhagen is a great way to explore some of the city's main attractions, as seen from the waterfront. Sit back and relax, as the guide tells you all about the history of Copenhagen and the sights you pass on your way. Read more

Copenhagen Zoo

Copenhagen Zoo is located at the edge of the picturesque Frederiks-berg Park. The Zoo houses more than 3,000 animals, ranging from exotic animals such as elephants, lions and monkeys to pat friendly dwarf goats and farm animals.Read more

The Round Tower

Copenhagen's Round Tower was built by Danish King Christian 4 in the middle of the 17th century. Climb the unique winding spiral walk all the way to the top, where you'll be rewarded with a stunning view over the rooftops of Copenhagen. From the observation deck, you can also see some of the capital's most iconic architectural landmarks.Read more

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace is the official home to the Danish Royal Family. Made up of four identical buildings embracing the palace square, Amalienborg is one of Denmark's most impressive Rococco buildings. Everyday a 12:00 noon, you can experience the changing of the Royal Guards.Read more


The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek takes you through 3,500 years of art, from the ancient Antiquities to 19th and 20th century modern art. The exhibitions include pieces from Denmark's Golden era, French impressionism and several Gauguin works among others. Inside the art museum, you'll also find the tranquil winter garden and a café, where you can enjoy a piece of delicious cake in between your tour of the museum.Read more

The National Museum

Not only does Denmark's National Gallery house some of the country's most valuable historic exhibits. The architecture and the decor of the building itself is well worth a visit. Once the home to Crown Prince Frederik 5 and Crown Princess Louise, The National Gallery in Copenhagen still exudes a regal atmosphere. Read more

Rosenborg Castle

Take a full tour inside Rosenborg Castle and discover some of Denmark's stunning royal artefacts, including the Royal Danish Crown Jewels and the Royal Regalia. Rosenborg Castle was built by King Christian 4 in the early 17th century and is situated in the beautiful King's Garden. Read more

National Aquarium Denmark, The Blue Planet

The Blue Planet - Denmark's Aquarium is Northern Europe's largest aquarium and offers a unique experience for children and adults.

SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark

The National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst) is located in the centre of Copenhagen. It is the largest art gallery in Denmark with an impressive range of one-of-a-kind displays of Danish and internatio-nal art from the past seven centuries.Read more