The capital city of one of the happiest countries in the world, Copenhagen has been ranked the best city in the world to live in. And we can clearly make out why it is so. And this clean, uncomplicated city is not only safe to live in but also is an enticing tourist destination for so many reasons. Unique architecture, commandable culinary scene, and unmissable cityscape – Copenhagen in Denmark is truly a Scandinavian gem. Two of the city’s portions are located on the eastern coast of Zealand island and on Amager island respectively. The city used to be a Viking fishing village until the 15th century but now it has evolved to be one of the finest destinations to visit not only in the Nordics but also in the whole world. Here we have gathered below some of the best attractions in Copenhagen in Denmark that will surely convince you to pack your bag and plan a trip to ‘The City of Spires’.
Not only excellent food, but Copenhagen in Denmark is also culturally so diverse. Often considered as the fashion capital of Scandinavia, the city has also become the most sustainable fashion city. Let us admit that the city is expensive. But you see, most of the European cities are expensive to visit. The city attracts visitors year-round but the peak season is obviously the summer season. Spring is the shoulder season and is the best time to choose if you want to cut on expenses. Full of festivity and an excellent array of things to do and see, check out below some of the best things to do in Copenhagen in Denmark.
Best Attractions In Copenhagen In Denmark That Are Truly Gorgeous:
Probably the most photographed location in Copenhagen, Nyhavn is a 17th century waterfront district that is so picturesque with its brightly colored 17th and 18th century brick townhouses along the northern side of the waterway. Though primarily built as a port that transported cargo and was all packed with sailors, now it has evolved to be a full-on entertainment district with renovated houses that now serve as restaurants and cafes. Its location by the canal, chilled-out atmosphere, great food, and music scene are enough causes to visit this fairytale district. From here visit Tivoli Gardens amusement park, the Little Mermaid statue. Also, get to Strøget which is a buzzing pedestrianized shopping high street.
Want to ride the oldest wooden roller coaster in the world? You have to visit Tivoli Gardens which houses ‘Rutschebanen’, the world’s very first wooden roller coaster that is still in operation. Tivoli Gardens or Tivoli is the second-most popular theme park in the world after Europa Park which is in Germany and is one of the most alluring family-friendly attractions in Copenhagen in Denmark.
Locating just next to the Central Rail Station, the amusement park houses other fascinating rides too like The Demon (another roller coaster), The Star Flyer (a carousel cum watchtower), and many many more. Apart from the rides, one can enjoy many performing arts shows too. Known as Copenhagen’s 19th century playground, the park is a place to take strolls around, relax at the Pergola Gardens, and also have some bite while soaking up in the sun.
Visit the gardens during Christmas to see it at its decorative best.
National Museum Of Denmark:
Sitting at 10 minutes walking distance from Tivoli, the National Museum of Denmark is another must-visit attraction in the Danish capital if you are interested in the city’s art, culture, and over 14,000 years of Danish history. It is Denmark’s heritage and is the largest museum of cultural history boasting exhibits from around the world. Coins from the Viking times, ancient Rome, and Greece, a wide collection of objects pertaining to ancient Greece and Italy, many Danish porcelain and silver objects, and also many collections during the Danish excavation of Tell Shemsharain Iraq, the museum also is a place that gives you an idea of the early life among Eskimos. Visiting the National Museum of Denmark is one of the best things to do in Copenhagen in Denmark.
A church that is famous for its unique expressionist architecture, Grundtvig Church is one of the most off-beat places to visit in Copenhagen. Built between 1921and 1926, the church locating in the Bispebjerg district of Copenhagen is one of the finest designs of Jensen-Klint, a very famous Danish architect and designer. After studying many Danish churches he came up with the design of this eclectic church whose architecture merges the modern geometric forms of Brick Expressionism with the classical vertical of Gothic architecture.
The west facade of the church with its 49 m bell tower is the most striking feature of this church. The interior has stunning Gothic architecture and the church, without an iota of doubt os one of the best attractions to visit in the Danish Capital.
Fill Your Tummy At The Street Food Markets:
Copenhagen boasts of its massive culinary options and it has a thriving street food scene. And whilst you are in Copenhagen in Denmark, visiting some of the best street food markets and sampling some amazing delicacies is one of the best and most satisfying things to do in the city. Lately, the city is seeing a surge in the number of food trucks that feed you with great food. Among the best street food markets, one must visit Reffen which is an organic street food market, and taste everything from steaks to global cuisine to even craft beer.
Another market to check out is Torvehallerne if you are craving authentic Danish delicacies. With more than 80 shops, it sells everything from local vegetables, fresh fish to the freshest seasonal produce. Also, get to the Tivoli Food Hall, and if you want to enjoy amazing food combined with great views over the water, head to The Bridge Street Kitchen.
Den Bla Planet/ National Aquarium Denmark:
The Blue Planet or the National Aquarium in Denmark is the largest aquarium in Northern Europe with a water quantity of about seven million liters and thousands of fishes. A great place to visit with your friends and family, the Blue Planet is a new addition to the list of major attractions in Copenhagen in Denmark opened for the public in the year 2013.
The aquarium locates in Kastrup, a suburb of Copenhagen, and is divided into many sections with a wide array of exhibitions. There is a Rainforest section where you will see dwarf and Philippine crocodiles, arowanas, pacus, freshwater stingrays, large catfish, boa constrictors, violet turaco, and more. The other sections are The African Great Lakes, The Warm Ocean (which contains the largest aquarium and houses different species of sharks), Cold Water, and Evolution and adaption. After you are done visiting all the magnificent marine animals, also take part in different activities, storytelling, and also get to see feeding programs of the animals.
A castle is a must-visit during your trip to the Scandinavian region and when you are in Copenhagen, the renaissance-style Rosenborg Castle will surely please you upon a visit. Built in the year 1606, the castle’s architectural structure was credited to Christian IV. The castle has a museum that exhibits Royal Collections and some of the most interesting collections are the Crown Jewels and the Danish Crown Regalia.
In addition to the castle, also take a tour of the Rosenborg Castle Garden which is the oldest royal garden of the country and is so beautifully decorated in the Renaissance style by Christian IV. Visiting this one of its kind castles is one of the best things to do in Copenhagen in Denmark.