Things to do in Copenhagen – 10 places to visit
Full of historic sites but also very keen on the modern days, there are a lot of things to do in Copenhagen. Bellow you will find 10 places that will enhance your trip to the Danish capital even more!
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Things to do in Copenhagen – 10 places to visit
1. The Little Mermaid – The Little Mermaid is a 100 years old bronze and granite sculpture that was created inspired on a fairy tail in which the Mermaid gives up everything to come to shore and stay with a handsome prince. The sculpture is one of the most famous attractions of Copenhagen and its located at the Langelinje Pier. Definitely a must see!
2. National Aquarium Denmark – Prepare yourself to be amazed! The biggest aquarium in Northern Europe was built in a way that all visitors feel like as if they were actually under water. Full of different species, you will be able to see sharks, rays and many other sorts of fishes. There is also an Amazon area where birds and butterflies can be seen flying around plus loads of piranhas and even anacondas. This is definitely worth the visit and its a great place to take the kids.
3. Frederiksborg Palace – Built in Dutch Renaissance style in the 1600s the Frederiksborg Palace is a great place to find out a little bit more about Danish history. Not only that, but also the Baroque garden is well worth visiting as its really well taken care. Here you will also find a cafe which opens during summer and its a great place for a little break.
4. Nyhavn – What was one day a busy commercial port full of ships, sailors, noise and not very friendly environment, has become one the the most laid back and enjoyable areas of Copenhagen. With its lovely colourful buildings ( all kept in original architecture), some very good restaurants and Jazz music, this is the place to go and have a beer at the end of day and enjoy dinner. Especially during summer, Nyhavn comes alive and show a different side of the Danish lifestyle.
5. Carlsberg Brewery – Talking about having a beer, nothing better than visiting the source of it and learning a little bit more about this beloved beverage. This is actually a really nice visitors centre, where you can learn everything about the history of beer, how Carlsberg developed throughout the years and also give you the chance to take a look at the largest beer bottle collection in the planet. A very informative, entertaining and interactive tour that ends up at the bar. Every ticket gives the right to 2 drinks. Cheers!!!
6. Christiania – Christiania is definitely a must see when visiting Copenhagen. In the middle of the city, this hippie like community, was formed in the 70s by squatters that simply took over the abandoned Bådmandsgade military barracks. With a very strong cultural background, this community is loved by many and hated by some others, but is no doubt a really interesting place. Many of the buildings in Christiania were built by their residents themselves and therefore expect something completely different from the rest of Copenhagen. If you are in need of a Bio restaurant, good music or art work, Christiania is the place to go.
7. The Round Tower – The round Tower was one day one of the most important observatories in the world. Built in the 1600s, the tower was intended to be used for Astronomy researches. Nowadays the place has become an art gallery, thanks to its great library hall, as well as a fantastic view point from where you can enjoy the amazing old part of Copenhagen.
8. Botanical Garden – With a range of more than 13.000 different species the garden is a fantastic place to relax and go for a walk. Best of all, its free of charge!
9. Open Air Museum – One of the biggest and oldest open air museums in the world, the Open Air Museum is a great place to go to learn more about how daily life in every region from Denmark was. The museum is really, really big and very well done and it gives you the perfect notion on how things were between 1650 and 1940. This is a wonderful trip back in time!
10. Experimentarium City – Ever wondered how things work or why a certain sport may be so difficult? No need anymore! The Experimentarium City has the answers you’ve been looking for. This is the perfect place to spend hour with the kids and learn what science has to tell about yourself, your senses and your body. This is the sort of place where one would never be bothered as everything is highly interactive and fun! Definitely a must when visiting Copenhagen.
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