Copenhagen Sights

Be it sea or canal, water surrounds Copenhagen. A network of bridges and drawbridges connects the two main islands—Zealand and Amager—on which Copenhagen is built. The seafaring atmosphere is indelible, especially around the districts of Nyhavn and Christianshavn.

Copenhagen is small, with most sights within 2½ square km (1 square mile) at its center. Sightseeing, especially downtown,

is best done on foot. Or follow the example of the Danes and rent a bike.

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Amalienborg

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

The four identical rococo buildings occupying this square have housed royals since 1784. It's still the queen's winter residence. The...

Arbejdermuseet

  • Museum/Gallery

This museum chronicles the working class from 1870 to the present, with evocative life-size "day-in-the-life-of" exhibits, among them...

Assistens Kirkegård

  • Cemetery

This peaceful, leafy cemetery in the heart of Nørrebro is the final resting place of numerous great Danes, including Søren Kierkegaard...

Botanisk Have

  • Garden/Arboretum

Trees, flowers, ponds, sculptures, and a spectacular 19th-century Palmehuset (Palm House) of tropical and subtropical plants blanket...

Børsen

  • Financial Institution

This masterpiece of fantasy and architecture is Europe's oldest stock exchange. Børsen was built between 1619 and 1640, with the majority...

Carlsberg Bryggeri

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

A large, ornate chimney makes this mid-19th-century brewery visible from a distance. J. C. Jacobsen, one of Denmark's most important...

Christiania

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If you're nostalgic for 1960s counterculture, head to this former anarchists' commune that has now struck a deal with the government...

Christiansborg Slot

  • Government Building

Surrounded by canals on three sides, the massive granite Christiansborg Castle is where the queen officially receives guests. From 1441...

Dansk Arkitektur Center

  • Museum/Gallery

The Danish Architecture Center occupies an old wharf-side warehouse built in 1880. The center hosts rotating exhibitions that cover trends...

Dansk Design Center

  • Museum/Gallery

This sleek, glass-panel structure looms in sharp contrast to the old-world ambience of Tivoli just across the street. The space is more...

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