Skip to content

Sightseeing and landmarks in Copenhagen

Art museums

Art Museum
“The National Gallery of Denmark: The National Gallery of Denmark displays the largest collection of Danish art from the 1700s to the present day, as well as impressive works from around the world. Highlights include the Danish and Nordic art exhibition, which spans 150 years, as well as paintings by the Dutch Masters, Edvard Munch, and Picasso among others. Natural light floods the upper floors giving the gallery a wonderful ambiance. Be sure to pick up a map before exploring all the collections. The café is particularly pleasant and a great place to unwind and soak up the surroundings. ”
  • 525 locals recommend
History Museum
“National Museum of Denmark: An easy ten-minute walk from Tivoli along Vestergade brings you to the National Museum (Nationalmuseet), a must-see attraction for anyone with an interest in Danish history and culture. Some impressive runic stones are on display, and the Danish history collection includes a sun chariot (cult object in the form of a cart) that is more than 2,000 years old, Romanesque and Gothic church fittings, Danish porcelain and silver, and collections of antiquities and coins. The ethnographical collection, including items from Greenland, gives an excellent impression of life among the Eskimos. Other areas covered include Asia, Africa and Oceania as well as the culture of the Indians. Here, you'll also find the Prince's Palace (1744), a Rococo building influenced by the French style of the period. Around five-minutes' stroll from the National Museum, Thorvaldsen's Museum is also worth a visit to view spectacular works from this famous Danish sculptor. ”
  • 200 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The most beautiful building with a nice and peaceful orangeri. One of my favorite classic museums. A very good Frensch painting collection, and dnaish paintings from the 19.th century. The permanent exhibition is a collection of ancient egyptian sculptures and art.”
  • 223 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The place to go when yoy want to see the design classics of Denmark. The building and the neigbourhood itself is a nice walk in the late 1700 architecture, sitiúated next to the Amalienborg palace, witch is the home of the Roya Danish family.”
  • 102 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Both beautiful building, courtyard, and art. Plus the restaurant Apollo serves great food”
  • 39 locals recommend
Museum
“Thorvaldsens Museum opened on the 18 September 1848 and was the first public museum building in Denmark. Nowhere else in the world can you experience all the works art by the Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844).”
  • 45 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Storm P is one of the well respected artists of Denmark and worth a look at”
  • 15 locals recommend
Design Studio
“Danes are proud of Scandinavian Design..... especially Danish. Go and see...”
  • 16 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“National Museum of Denmark: An easy ten-minute walk from Tivoli along Vestergade brings you to the National Museum (Nationalmuseet), a must-see attraction for anyone with an interest in Danish history and culture. Some impressive runic stones are on display, and the Danish history collection includes a sun chariot (cult object in the form of a cart) that is more than 2,000 years old, Romanesque and Gothic church fittings, Danish porcelain and silver, and collections of antiquities and coins. The ethnographical collection, including items from Greenland, gives an excellent impression of life among the Eskimos. Other areas covered include Asia, Africa and Oceania as well as the culture of the Indians. Here, you'll also find the Prince's Palace (1744), a Rococo building influenced by the French style of the period. Around five-minutes' stroll from the National Museum, Thorvaldsen's Museum is also worth a visit to view spectacular works from this famous Danish sculptor. ”
  • 200 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The most beautiful building with a nice and peaceful orangeri. One of my favorite classic museums. A very good Frensch painting collection, and dnaish paintings from the 19.th century. The permanent exhibition is a collection of ancient egyptian sculptures and art.”
  • 223 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Armory Museum is today a weapon museum, and since the beginning of the 19th century there have been exhibitions of small arms and artillery. The Tøjhus Museum is housed in Christian IV's armory from 1604, a solid Renaissance building that was already full of weapons.”
  • 12 locals recommend
History Museum
“Next to Parliament you have the Royal Stabels - sometimes they will train horses outside. A nice walk to take when in the area. Check if the horses are there at the ticket office before entering.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The old Carlsberg Brewery which is now used by local people and really nice to take a walk there.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“Museum of policing. They usually have both free guided tours and mysteries for children to solve ”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“Experience royal history at the museum and sense the present of one of the world's oldest monarchies from the beautiful palace square where you can watch the changing of the guards.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“The most amazing and incredible records from around the world . Fastest , highest , strongest - and lay there all the superlatives you can think of . Then you have the concept behind the Guinness Worl”
  • 3 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Harbor / Marina
“This is classic Copenhagen and is a great place for a walk. Walk across Inderhavnsbroen and enjoy the view. Nyhavn is very touristy and the food is way to expensive. Visit Reffen or Torvehallerne for great value instead. ”
  • 179 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Rundetårn is one of Copenhagen's historical landmarks, built by King Christian the 4th between 1637-1642. From the top you have an amazing view of the city centre. Entrance for adults (15 years+) is 25 DKK.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Church
“You can walk all the way to the top of the golden tower, the last floors are walked outside with a terrific view”
  • 114 locals recommend
Church
“Our Saviour's is one of Denmark's most famous churches. Ever since the serpentine spire was inaugurated in 1752, is has been a popular passtime to climb the 400 steps to the top. ”
  • 154 locals recommend
Plaza
“Really nice place in the summer, lots life, with outdoor cafes and places to sit and enjoy food and drinks. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Event Space
“The little mermaid and the harpor is a great spot, for a icecream og travel on boat through the canals of copenhagen.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Great place to have a traditional Danish lunch or to simply enjoy a cold beer or a glass of wine. Really great views of the old houses and the boats in the channel.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Outdoor Gym
“24 meters above sealine on the top of a parking house you'll find a beautiful view. You'll also find room for different activities like cross fit”
  • 15 locals recommend

Historic sites

Monument / Landmark
“Our world famous Little Mermaid is a most ... at least for some. A nice walk along the harbour is a surplus”
  • 635 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The star-shaped fortress of Kastellet was originally commissioned by Frederik III in 1662. Today, it is one of the most historically evocative sites in the city, its grassy ramparts and moat surrounding some beautiful 18th-century barracks, as well as a chapel occasionally used for concerts. On the ramparts is a historic windmill, and you get some excellent views of the harbour and Marmorkirken's Vatican-like dome.”
  • 326 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The Royal Danish Theatre's Old Stage: The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen has graced the Kongens Nytorv Square since 1748. The theatre has guest many famous persons where Søren Kierkegaard was a frequent guest at The Royal Theatre, where he heard Mozart's Don Juan. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Plaza
“Town Hall Square: Busy Town Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) is dominated by Copenhagen Town Hall (built between 1892 and 1905), which is based on a mix of Italian Renaissance and medieval Danish architecture. For marvellous views, you can climb the tower; at 106 meters high, it is the tallest in the city. The building itself is richly adorned with sculptures and paintings. Above the main entrance is a figure of Bishop Absalon in gilded copper, and in the Great Hall are busts of Danish notables such as Martin Nyrop (1849-1921), the architect who designed the building, the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1840), Hans Christian Andersen (1805-76), and the physicist Niels Bohr (1885-1962). The World Clock at the main entrance was designed and constructed by Jens Olsen in 1955 and shows not only the time and date, but also various astronomical constellations. ”
  • 89 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is very nice. walk in and up. the Little Mermaid is near here and the Gefion Fountain”
  • 50 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The site where Carslberg was founded, where you can learn the history of the brewery, ride in a horse carriage and try different beers with food options too.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Plaza
“White e-bikes - the city bikes. large stand in the western side. Look also at "donkey republic" (the orange bikes). ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Kastellet is one of Europe's best preserved five bastions fortifications and in the area of Langelinie where you will find the Little Mermaid. The beautiful green surroundings are perfect for a walk ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Libraries

College Library
“The Royal Danish Library and its beatuful garden right opposite the Danish Parlament is worth a visit. Especialley is the old library garden is a small and quiet paradise for having a quiet moment in the city. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“You can watch films, explore the bookshop, or relish an appetizer in the café.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Library
“The local Library, close to Kaffedepartementet and Behov Pizzaria, on Rentemestervej. Besides books, you find nice reading areas, a cafe that serves lunch, coffee and cakes and brunch at weekends. There is a community kitchen every thursdag at 18.00 for everyone. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
College Auditorium
“City library with a nice cafe, kids floor and best Almond croissant in the city.”
  • 10 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Lots of fun activities for kids. They can climb, jump, roller coaster and much more. There is a cafe and it's free. Website. kube.frederiksberg.dk”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“It remains open even beyond closing time )to card holders). Café on 2nd Floor. WiFi ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Library
“New library with a cafe. Very nice especially on rainy days with kids. Just next to Den røde plads. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Fire Station
“ A good furnished library with lots of English titles and other languages, too, both books and movie.”
  • 5 locals recommend