Things to do in Copenhagen

Top Things to Do in Copenhagen

Things to Do in Copenhagen

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Top Attractions in Copenhagen

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Historic Sites
Christiansborg Palace is situated on the little island of Slotsholmen (Castle Island) which is surrounded by canals in the heart of Denmark's capital, Copenhagen. Denmark has one of the oldest monarchies in the world, and the palace has a long, dramatic history which revolves around the exercise of royal power. Today, Denmark is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of governance. Under its beautiful copper roof, the palace houses the Danish parliament, the office of the Danish prime minister and the Supreme Court. It is therefore the center for legislative, executive and judicial power in Denmark. The palace also accommodates rooms for the Danish Monarchy. Focusing on the royal part of the palace, Christiansborg Palace is H.M. the Queen's working palace. This is where the Queen holds audiences, signs laws, holds banquets and receptions, celebrates royal anniversaries and receives state visits. It is a working palace where old traditions and the modern Royal Family meet. You will see dazzling halls, adorned with colorful tapestries, vast paintings, patterned floors, glittering chandeliers, and sumptuous stucco ceilings. You can explore The Royal Kitchen and see its two tons of shiny copper kitchenware. You can visit the beautiful palace chapel, stand underneath its dome and let your head spin as you gaze up at the angels in the ceiling décor more than 30 metres above you. In The Royal Stables you'll find the the white royal horses in the wintertime, and in the summertime the exhibition "All the kings' horses" - all year around you can see the Royal Family's array of carriages. One of them is coated with 24-carat gold leaf. You can also explore the underground ruins underneath Christiansborg Palace. These are ruins of earlier castles and palaces showing that the Castle Island is steeped in 800 years of power and political intrigue.
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Observation Decks & Towers
The Round Tower Lookout Tower – Observatory – Exhibitions – Concerts.One of the best-known and most popular structures in Denmark, the Round Tower has been a distinctive feature of the Copenhagen skyline since 1642. The Tower once soared far above the rest of the rooftops in the city, and University astronomers studied the stars and planets from the Observatory at the top. The scholars may have forsaken the building a long time ago, but during the winter visitors are still able to gaze at the cosmos from Europe's oldest functioning observatory. The platform that runs around the outside of the Observatory affords views over the old Latin Quarter – from here, you can spot most of the city's famous buildings. The Round Tower does not have an elevator, so visitors have to climb the winding, white-washed Spiral Walk, where kids often hide in the niches, only to jump out shouting “boo!” as adults approach. Halfway up the tower is the entrance to the large and stunningly beautiful Library Hall, which now serves as a popular gallery and concert venue. It hosts several exhibitions a year, and stages concerts almost every week. Above the Library is the Bell Loft, notable for its enormous wooden beams, which were used in the reconstruction of the Tower following the great fire of Copenhagen in 1728. The Loft is also home to a small exhibition of fascinating artefacts from the Tower's history, including Christian IV's wax seal, a tin of medicine produced by Tycho Brahe, and a piece of the bomb that exploded in the Library Hall during the bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807.The Round Tower was built by Christian IV between 1637 and 1642. It was the first part of the Trinitatis Complex, which combined church, library and observatory in a single building.
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What travellers are saying

  • Audrey310
    Ireland5 contributions
    My hotel was Wakeup Copenhagen, 5-6 mim walk away so I went down the 3 nights I was there. Its a beautiful place day & night… lots of places to eat & drink, inside & outside.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Gregory K
    Vancouver, Canada181 contributions
    At first we were very skeptical about it - we are not interested in attractions, they say, this one is more for children, let's see - and go; Then we parted ways, we even had to move the car to a longer parking lot, and spent much more time in the park than we had planned.
    The park was opened in 1843, and is the third oldest park in the world (after Dyrehavsbakken - also in Denmark and Wurstelprater in Vienna). People say that Disney was inspired by the idea of Disneyland after visiting this place.

    We couldn't resist buying a photo of my wife's iris. It's quite popular now. They took this photo for us, when you look at it, it seems that you are looking into infinity, some kind of space simply. My wife has different colored eyes, this is called heterochromia, but also the color of her eyes changes depending on her mood. When she is angry, her eyes are gray, when she is cheerful, they are greenish, and otherwise they are tiger-yellow. We made one that was walnut and blue at this point. In the park we completely relaxed, remembered our childhood, although we didn’t fall into it, we walked everywhere, enjoyed ourselves, admired the gardens, buildings, attractions, flowers, lay on the grass and laughed for no reason.
    Written 7 January 2024
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  • Alastair T
    Taunton, UK22 contributions
    Really interesting visit which is steeped in history. The crown and precious jewellery are beautiful and very impressive. Well worth a visit.
    Written 18 February 2024
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