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Welcome to Denmark

Perched on the Jutland peninsula and an archipelago comprised of more than 400 islands, Denmark has a reputation for high-quality living and health-forward thinking. Copenhagen, the Scandinavian country's capital, is one of the world's most bike-friendly cities, so cycling tours are a natural way to take in the sights, from the elegant Amalienborg Palace and Kastellet Fortress to Rosenborg Castle and the famous Little Mermaid statue inspired by Hans Christian Andersen. Hop-on hop-off bus tours let you mix and match from the many attractions scattered across the city's varied neighborhoods, including the alternative neighborhood of Christiania, which essentially functions like an independent nation. Copenhagen isn't just about sightseeing, either; examples of the modern Danish aesthetic—clean, simple, and lovely to look at—are everywhere, from Copenhagen's architecture and interior design to local fashion and cuisine. Sample the best of the city's cutting-edge culinary scene on a food tour, or learn about the pursuit of hygge (a Danish concept meaning contentment, coziness, and camaraderie) on a tour of locals' favorite spots. Once you've exhausted Denmark's capital, consider taking a day trip to North Zealands and the UNESCO-listed Kronborg Castle, the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet; a guided tour to Sweden's Malmö, just across the Öresund bridge; or a wine-tasting adventure on the shores of the Baltic sea at an organic vineyard.

Top 10 attractions in Denmark

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Little Mermaid (Lille Havfrue)

Little Mermaid (Lille Havfrue)

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One of Denmark’s most beloved icons, the Little Mermaid first appeared in Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairytale and achieved even wider recognition with Disney’s 1989 animated adaptation. A statue of the character by artist Edvard Eriksen looks out over Copenhagen’s harbor, and is among the city’s most popular tourist attractions.More
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Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace

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Amalienborg Palace is the official residence of the Danish royal family, the world’s oldest monarchy. One of Copenhagen’s most beautiful monuments and a popular visitor attraction, the Amalienborg complex contains four stately palaces: Christian VII’s Palace, Frederik VIII’s Palace, Christian IX’s Palace, and Christian VIII’s Palace.More
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Nyhavn

Nyhavn

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Copenhagen’s waterfront Nyhavn district is one of the city’s most picturesque destinations, featuring a canal lined with brightly painted townhouses and cozy bars, restaurants, and cafés. Cobbled streets, sailboats, and tidy houseboats create a feeling of old-world charm that attracts visitors year round.More
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Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot)

Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot)

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Copenhagen’s Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot) is a Danish palace built in the early 17th century in the Dutch Renaissance style—typical of Danish buildings of the time—by architectural innovator King Christian IV. Originally the king’s summer home, today the castle contains a museum exhibiting the Royal Collections, impressive heirlooms representing the span of royal Danish culture from the late 16th to 19th centuries.More
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Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens

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Opened in 1843 in Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens is one of Europe’s most famous—and one of the world’s oldest operating—amusement parks, and served as a model for Disneyland in the United States. Tivoli offers a lively mix of attractions, gardens, and restaurants, and maintains a traditional feel and quaint charm.More
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Casino Copenhagen

Casino Copenhagen

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Sharing its Modernist home with the four-star Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel on Amager Island on the Øresund, Casino Copenhagen is the city’s only casino and the largest in Denmark. Its interior is a mass of subdued lighting and it has an atmosphere of subdued concentration; there are nearly 30 gaming tables for roulette, blackjack, poker and Texas Hold‘em players and the casino also offers more than 140 high-return slot machines in floodlit arcades. Live sports including horse racing and football can also be viewed on big screens.There are several bars, restaurants and private members clubs on the premises, and unusually for informal Denmark, there is a smart-casual dress code that excludes sportswear, headgear, shorts and t-shirts for both sexes. A variety of casino packages are available to guests of the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel and other visitors but these must be ordered in advance.Copenhagen Casino is featured on sightseeing Copenhagen hop-on-and-off tours and shore excursions around Christiania.More
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Christiansborg Palace (Christiansborg Slot)

Christiansborg Palace (Christiansborg Slot)

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Once the principal residence of Danish monarchs, Christiansborg Palace is now the beating heart of Denmark’s government—home to the country’s parliament, prime minister’s office, and supreme court. Christiansborg is one of Copenhagen’s most iconic landmarks, holding over 800 years of Danish history.More
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Copenhagen Opera House (Operaen)

Copenhagen Opera House (Operaen)

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With a futuristic roof canopy jutting out over the harbor, the glass and steel Copenhagen Opera House (Operaen) makes a striking impression. And the building is just as lovely on the inside, with a marble foyer and gold-plated ceiling. Catch a performance there, or simply admire the opera house’s award-winning design.More
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Copenhagen Zoo

Copenhagen Zoo

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Founded in 1859, Copenhagen Zoo is one of the oldest zoological gardens in Europe. The animal inhabitants of the 27-acre (11-hectare) zoo span all corners of the globe, including rare and endangered species such as polar bears, rhinoceros, giraffe, zebra, and lions.More
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Torvehallerne Market

Torvehallerne Market

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Urban centers are known for their diverse flavors and unique establishments. Nowhere is this truer than in Copenhagen’s Torvehallerne. This incredible market is jam-packed with more than 60 vendors selling everything from fresh fish to organic produce to home-baked goods. For travelers looking to eat their way through the city, this is the place to do it!Sample cheese, caramel and chocolate at a shop selling items from the Danish island of Bornholm, Italian-style pizzas from Grom’s and tuck into the flavors of France at Ma Poule, where a glass of wine and possible the best sandwich in the city has the possibility to transport travelers without needing a passport! Whether it’s sushi, tapas, paleo fare or strong and sweet coffee, Torvehallerne is the perfect stop for visitors looking to get a taste of the city!More

Trip ideas

Top Castles Near Copenhagen

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Top activities in Denmark

Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
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The Copenhagen Culinary Experience Food Tour
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Total Copenhagen Day Tour Highlights and Hygge
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Social Sailing - Copenhagen Canal Tour - Exploring Hidden Gems
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Malmö & Lund Tour, Crossing the Bridge to Sweden
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Copenhagen Private Tour
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Copenhagen Highlights: 3-Hour Bike Tour
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2 Hour Copenhagen Segway Tour
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Recent reviews from experiences in Denmark

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A lot to see without feeling rushed.
Helen_W, Jun 2022
Hamlet And Sweden Tour - Two countries in one day !
Great to see parts of Denmark outside of Copenhagen.
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Brilliant tour
Laura_O, Oct 2021
Copenhagen 3-hour City Highlights Bike Tour
The tour was a good length to see the sights but not to feel too tiring.
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Day Trip with Benji!
Stacey_M, Sep 2019
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
This was a perfect way to see a lot of sites and get historical information about Denmark.
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Outstanding tour!
Andrew_D, Sep 2019
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
His command of history and of English were both outstanding; we saw a lot for one day without feeling rushed; and I left the day feeling like I had seen the essentials of what Denmark has to offer outside of Copenhagen.
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Great value enabling one to use the...
cmstuart43, Sep 2018
Copenhagen Card
Was able to visit museums and palaces in the Copenhagen area and filled my three days.
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Superb tour. A great chance to try...
Teresa_H, Jun 2014
The Copenhagen Culinary Experience Food Tour
Plenty to eat and lots of Copenhagen to see and learn about too.
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Includes free transit throughout the...
rich, Jul 2012
Copenhagen Card
Includes entrance fees to most local attractions (We went into Tivoli 3 nights for concerts and/or dinner).
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Best tour ever!!
Michelle_H, Jul 2021
Hamlet And Sweden Tour - Two countries in one day !
We went and got covid test the day before and we didn't need it because no one asked to see it!!!
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Informative Trip
Raymond_J, Jul 2019
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
The trip covered a lot of attractions.
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Maria was our guide. Maria was...
John L, Apr 2015
The Copenhagen Culinary Experience Food Tour
Her English is flawless and she has a charming dry Danish sense of humor all wrapped up in the local ubiquitous modesty.
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I don't usually spend so much for a...
Cindy P, Aug 2017
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
We were also able to go to places that would have been difficult to see without a car.
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Very good day out and about in...
David B, Nov 2017
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
Good way to see some historic sights and not have to drive.
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This tour met our expectations and...
LisaA_P, Mar 2017
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
Unfortunately, the inside of the cathedral was closed to visitors but we were given a refund for the price of the entry.
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You don't want to visit Denmark...
Maria R, Mar 2017
Copenhagen Card
You don't want to visit Denmark without getting this card.
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The trip was perfect for folks that...
Gisele B, Jul 2016
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
The trip was perfect for folks that don't know much a bout Denmark and don't want to figure out what to visit.
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This tour gives a great overview of...
fredw_k, Sep 2016
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
The pace was fun be with plenty of time to see and experience the stops.
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My family and I went to Denmark to...
debcrane15, Mar 2016
Copenhagen Card
My family and I went to Denmark to visit our daughter who is studying abroad for the semester in Copenhagen.
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Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
Nidia_D, Aug 2019
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
Expect to see a lot and be emerged in the history of Denmark's Kings and Queens.
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This is an excellent way to see and...
Ilse H, Oct 2014
Copenhagen Card
This is an excellent way to see and do lots when visiting a new city - definitely worthwhile.
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Great Trip!
Gary_H, Jul 2019
Grand Day Trip around Copenhagen
To see the place where so many famous actors and actresses learned their trade was impressive.
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All about Denmark

Currency
Danish Krone (DKK)
Time Zone
CEST (UTC +1)
Country Code
+45
Language(s)
Danish
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