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  • Nationalmuseet

    1. 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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  • 2. Arbejdermuseet

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    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

  • 3. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. Dansk Jødisk Museum

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    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

  • 6. Frihedsmuseet

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

  • 7. Kongelige Bibliotek

    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

  • 8. Kunstindustrimuseet

    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

  • 9. Københavns Bymuseum

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

  • 10. Nikolaj Kirke

    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

  • 11. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    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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  • 12. Statens Museum for Kunst

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    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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  • 13. Thorvaldsens Museum

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    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

  • 14. Tøjhusmuseet

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    This Renaissance structure—built by King Christian IV and one of central Copenhagen's oldest—contains impressive displays of uniforms, weapons...Read More

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