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  • 21. Holmen

    Christianshavn | Neighborhood/Street

    Once isolated from central Copenhagen, this former navy base north of Christianshavn, dating from the 17th century, is now an attractive area...Read More

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  • 22. Kastellet

    Frederiksstaden | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    At the end of Amaliegade, the beautiful Churchill Park surrounds the spired Anglican church St. Alban's. From here, walk north on the main path...Read More

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  • 23. Kongelige Bibliotek

    Centrum | Library/Archive

    If you like grand architecture and great views, you really should visit the majestic Royal Library. Among its more than 2 million volumes are...Read More

  • 24. Kongelige Repræsantationslokaler

    Centrum | Government Building

    At the Kongelige Repræsentationslokaler, you're asked to don slippers to protect the floors in this impossibly grand space. ...Read More

  • 25. Kongens Nytorv

    Centrum | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    A mounted statue of Christian V dominates King's New Square. Crafted in 1688 by the French sculptor Lamoureux, the subject is conspicuously...Read More

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  • 26. Kunstindustrimuseet

    Frederiksstaden | Museum/Gallery

    Originally built in the 18th century as a royal hospital, the fine rococo Museum of Decorative Art houses a large selection of European and...Read More

  • 27. Københavns Bymuseum

    Vesterbro | Museum/Gallery

    For an evocative collection detailing Copenhagen's history, head to this 18th-century building in the heart of Vesterbro. A meticulously maintained...Read More

  • 28. Københavns Synagoge

    Centrum | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The contemporary architect Gustav Friedrich Hetsch borrowed from the Doric and Egyptian styles to create the arklike Copenhagen Synagogue. Women...Read More

  • 29. Marmorkirken

    Frederiksstaden | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Officially the Frederikskirke, this ponderous baroque sanctuary of precious Norwegian marble was begun in 1749 and remained unworked on from...Read More

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  • 30. Nikolaj Kirke

    Centrum | Museum/Gallery

    Though the green spire of the imposing Nicholas Church—named for the patron saint of seafarers—appears as old as the surrounding medieval streets...Read More

  • 31. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    Centrum | Museum/Gallery

    The exquisite antiquities and a world-class collection of impressionist masterpieces make this one of Copenhagen's most important museums. The...Read More

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  • 32. Nyhavn

    Centrum | Neighborhood/Street

    This harborfront neighborhood was built 300 years ago to attract traffic and commerce to the city center. Until 1970 the area was a favorite...Read More

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  • 33. Nyhavns Færgekro

    Centrum | Restaurant–Sight

    Dozens of restaurants and cafés line Nyhavn. Nyhavns Færgekro is among the best, with moderately priced Danish treats served in a cozy dining...Read More

  • 34. Rådhuspladsen

    Centrum | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    City Hall Square is dominated by the 1905 mock-Renaissance Rådhus (City Hall). Architect Martin Nyrop's creation was popular from the start...Read More

  • 35. Ruins of Bishop Absalon's castle

    Centrum | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    While Christiansborg was being rebuilt around 1900, the national museum excavated the ruins of Bishop Absalon's castle beneath it. The resulting...Read More

  • 36. Rundetårn

    Centrum | Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Instead of climbing the stout Round Tower's stairs, visitors scale a smooth, 600-foot spiral ramp. Supposedly, Peter the Great of Russia once...Read More

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  • 37. Skuespilhuset

    Centrum | Arts/Performance Venue

    Completed in 2008, the newest addition to the Danish Royal Theatre focuses mainly on drama. While theater stagings are primarily in Danish,...Read More

  • 38. Statens Museum for Kunst

    Frederiksstaden | Museum/Gallery

    Old-master paintings—including works by Rubens, Rembrandt, Titian, El Greco, and Fragonard—as well as a comprehensive array of antique and 20th...Read More

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  • 39. Sømods Bolcher

    Centrum | Store/Shop/Mall

    Near Copenhagen University stands this Danish confectioner, which has been on the scene since the late 19th century. Children and candy-lovers...Read More

  • 40. Thorvaldsens Museum

    Centrum | Museum/Gallery

    The 19th-century artist Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770–1844) is buried at the center of this museum in a simple, ivy-covered tomb. Strongly influenced...Read More

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