10 places to visit on your trip to Copenhagen

It'll be hard not to fall in love with Copenhagen

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Copenhagen bleeds history and effortlessly combines old and new, preserving its 1,000-year history. You have the views, the Danish design, and the Michelin restaurants. An added plus is that when in Copenhagen, you will never be more than 15 minutes away from the waterfront. Here are our ten must-visit spots for the ultimate experience.

1. Amalienborg Palace

This is a must-see for anyone who loves a taste for royal history. Briefly experience the life of Denmark’s royal family who still resides inside the palace. Discover royal history at the museum and enter the beautiful palace square where you can watch the changing of the guards. Every day you can see the changing of the guards, as they march from their barracks at noon.

2. The National Museum

The National Museum is Denmark’s largest museum of cultural history. Here you can follow the history of the Danes right down to the present day.

3. Tivoli Gardens

This theme park’s fame is so real that some people come to Copenhagen just to visit Tivoli Gardens. The park was founded in 1843 and has become a national treasure and attraction. The scenery is stunning with fascinating architecture, historic buildings, and green gardens. At night, thousands of coloured lights create a fairy tale mood.

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4. Strøget

This buzzing street runs on and on and on and then some. Whether you’re looking for high-street or high-end shops, the chances are you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

5. Nyhavn

Translated as 'New Harbour' in English, this historic waterfront is most likely the picture-perfect spot that drew you into Copenhagen. Both sides of the canal are brightly painted houses dating to the 1600s and 1700s. The ground floors are a series of bars, restaurants, and cafes with outdoor seating.

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6. The Botanical Garden

Occupying 10 acres of Copenhagen, these gardens are highly valued as some of the species in here are 200 years old. Here you'll also find more than 13,000 plant species on display at the gardens.

7. Christiania

Rules are different in Christiania, on the site of the old military land in Christianshavn. This area was established back in 1971 as a counter-culture movement. Due to its reputation, it’s a good idea to be aware of the “do’s and don’ts” before entering.

8. The Little Mermaid

Grab a picture by The Little Mermaid. If you didn't know, this is the bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen, depicting a mermaid becoming human. The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade.

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9. Mikkeller & Friends

Mikkeller & Friends is the sister of Mikkeller bar in Vesterbro. This spot is doctors office clean and follows the typical Scandinavian design. Mikkeller & Friends focuses on draft beers and collaborates with many local breweries offering a seasonal selection of more than 40 beers on tap.

10. NOHO

Its Instagrammable neon interior is only one of the reasons locals head to NOHO during weekdays and weekend. The cocktails, snacks and late-night parties are said to be one to remember.

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