Top 10 Copenhagen Attractions

The main things you must see and do in Copenhagen

    Nyhavn, Copenhagen

  • 1. Nyhavn
  • This colorful, well-preserved district is postcard Copenhagen. Built in the 17th-century to connect the city to the sea, it was home to sailors but is now a place for locals and tourists to enjoy canalside eating and drinking.
    Locate it on the map: Nyhavn

    Stroget, Copenhagen

  • 2. Stroget

  • Europe’s longest pedestrian street is where everyone goes for a stroll, do some shopping and stop at the outdoor cafés. It’s home to several international luxury labels but also to the more affordable chains, from Denmark and abroad.
    Locate it on the map: Stroget

    Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen

  • 3. Rosenborg Castle
  • Located in a lovely park, this 17th-century castle was once a royal residence and is home to the most significant royal collection, which includes the crown jewels. Visitors may go through the lavish interior and the perfectly-manicured gardens.
    Official Website:

    Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen

  • 4. Tivoli Gardens
  • Have some good old-fashioned fun at this amusement park from 1843. Its dozens of rides, pagodas, theaters, and fairytale pavilions, plus an aquarium, have made it Copenhagen’s most popular attraction, but it’s also a place to grab a bite and a drink in a magical atmosphere, especially at night.
    Tickets: Tivoli Gardens
    Official Website:

    Marble Church, Copenhagen

  • 5. Amalienborg Palace
  • The winter residence of the royal family is not open to the public, but royal treasures such as jewels, costumes and paintings are on display at the museum in the guest palace. The private chambers of previous kings and queens can also be visited, allowing you to see exactly how they lived. Other attractions are watching the Changing of the Guard on the square outside, and the baroque Marble Church (pictured above), inaugurated in 1894 with a huge dome as part of the palace complex.
    Official Website:

    Little Mermaid, Copenhagen

  • 6. Little Mermaid
  • This tiny-but-charming statue of a mermaid sitting on a rock was created in 1913 and has become Copenhagen’s beloved icon. Due to its size, it may be one of the world’s most disappointing sights, but everyone wants their selfie with it, and it’s worth a visit at least for the waterfront walk.
    Locate it on the map: The Little Mermaid

    National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen

  • 7. National Museum of Denmark
  • Denmark’s cultural history is told in a building originally built for the royal family in 1744. The ethnographic collection is the highlight, with its prehistoric and Viking treasures.
    Official Website:

    Glyptotek Museum, Copenhagen

  • 8. Glyptotek Museum
  • This 19th-century museum houses wonderful antiquities from Egypt and Rome, plus an impressive collection of French Impressionist art in a modern wing.
    Official Website:

    Christiania, Copenhagen

  • 9. Christiania
  • This neighborhood started as a commune in 1971 and became known for its cannabis trade. It is now a popular tourist attraction, as a land of counter-culture filled independent shops, art galleries, music venues, and organic eateries.
    Locate it on the map: Freetown Christiania

    Copenhagen Opera

  • 10. Opera House
  • This eye-catching opera house stands on a man-made island directly opposite the Amalienborg Palace. It was inaugurated in 2005 and is the city’s modern icon.
    Official Website:

Copenhagen City Break Travel Planner

  • Get a Room
  • Look for the right type of accommodation at the right place and at the right price for you:


  • Get the Tourist Card
  • Enjoy free transportation and free or reduced admission to many of the top attractions, and get a complimentary map:

    Tourist Card

  • Need an Airport Transfer?
  • The most convenient way to reach your hotel from the airport and back:


  • Plan Your Sightseeing
  • Hop on a sightseeing bus, go on a walking tour, a cruise or day trip:

    Tours & Activities

  • Want to Rent a Car?
  • Going outside the city or prefer to get around in a car?:

    Car Rentals