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  • Christiansborg Slot

    1. Christiansborg Slot

    Government Building

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

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  • Nationalmuseet

    2. Nationalmuseet

    Museum/Gallery

    One of the best museums of its kind in Europe, the Nationalmuseet is inside an 18th-century royal residence that's peaked by massive overhead...Read More

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  • Rosenborg Slot

    3. Rosenborg Slot

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The Dutch Renaissance Rosenborg Castle contains ballrooms, halls, and reception chambers, but for all of its grandeur there's an intimacy that...Read More

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  • Tivoli

    4. Tivoli

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    Copenhagen's best-known attraction, conveniently next to its main train station, attracts an astounding 4 million people from mid-April to mid...Read More

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  • 5. 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 Christian...Read More

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  • 6. 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 reconstructions...Read More

  • 7. Assistens Kirkegård

    Cemetery

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

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  • 8. Botanisk Have

    Garden/Arboretum

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

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  • 9. 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 of...Read More

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  • 10. 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 historical...Read More

  • 11. Charlottenborg

    Arts/Performance Venue

    This Dutch baroque–style castle on Kongens Nytorv was built by Frederik III's half brother in 1670. Since 1754 the garden-flanked property has...Read More

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  • 12. Christiania

    Neighborhood/Street

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

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  • 13. 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 and...Read More

  • 14. 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 a design...Read More

  • 15. Dansk Jødisk Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    In a wing of the Royal Library, this national center of Jewish culture, art, and history holds objects of both secular and religious interest...Read More

  • 16. Den Lille Havfrue

    Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    Somewhat overhyped, this 1913 statue commemorates Hans Christian Andersen's lovelorn Little Mermaid. (You may want to read the original Hans...Read More

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  • 17. Det Kongelige Teater

    Arts/Performance Venue

    The old, pillared Det Kongelige Teater, dubbed Gamle Scene after the openings of the Opera and the Royal Danish Playhouse, was established in...Read More

  • 18. Folketinget

    Government Building

    Free tours of the Folketinget are given on Sundays, holidays, and on certain other days. A full list of the days the parliament building accepts...Read More

  • 19. Frihedsmuseet

    Museum/Gallery

    Evocative, often moving displays commemorate the heroic Danish resistance movement, which saved 7,000 Jews from the Nazis by hiding and then...Read More

  • 20. Gefion Springvandet

    Fountain

    Not far from The Little Mermaid yet another dramatic myth is illustrated with this fountain. The goddess Gefion was promised as much of Sweden...Read More

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