What Europe offers to its tourists is rarely found in the rest of the world. The beautiful landscapes, the architectural structures, the rich cultural heritage, the memoirs of the past of some of the mightiest breeds that thrived on this land make it all the more enticing for the tourists. One of the oldest habitats of Northern Europe, Copenhagen used to be a Viking fishing village until the 15th century when it became the capital of Denmark. The city has its share of moments in the glory and tumult of European history. The latest feather in its cap is the accolades it has received for being the ‘best city to live in’.
Let us take a tour of this city to see what makes it one of the best in the world to experience European wonders.
Places to visit in Copenhagen to witness its architectural beauty
1. Tivoli Gardens
One of the most popular places to visit in Copenhagen that offers everything you can ever ask for – starting from a roller coaster and cafes to bars and theatres, Tivoli is a heaven for tourists. Tourists from different European countries and the world come to witness the magnificent performances in the garden by international stars.
Also, it is home to the world’s oldest roller coaster named ‘Rutschebanen’, which is operational since 1914 and ‘The Star Flyer’, which offers the awesome city-view from 80 feet above the ground. Another attraction is one of the most famous restaurants called Groften.
Entry fee INR 1182
Timings:11:00 am to 11: 00 pm
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2. Copenhagen Zoo
Copenhagen Zoo situated in Frederiksberg must be included in your Copenhagen sightseeing. It opens up the beautiful world of fauna where you get to see a total of 3,500 animals belonging to 250 species from the African Savannas or South American origin. One of the special attraction includes the New Elefant House and the Children Zoo, where kids can play with some animals and also ride a pony.
Entry fee: Copenhagen Card at INR 4,285
Shore excursion charges: INR 2,401
City sightseeing: Rs. 2201
Timings: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
3. The Little Mermaid
The statue of the Little Mermaid was made in 1913 following the world famous fairy tale written by H.C Anderdson. It resurrects the awe for the fictional creature and makes you think for a while – do mermaids really exist? The way the mermaid is sculpted, she sits on a rock on the banks of Oresun overlooking the waters with a somber expression on her face. One of the best places to visit in Copenhagen, the mermaid is the most photographed statues in Denmark.
Timings:Open all through the year
Nyhaven literally means New Harbor. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods and ports in Copenhagen. It transports you to the ear big European vessels that sailed on the oceans in search of newer lands and opportunities. A corner for sailors and many memoirs of the history of Denmark is etched in every nook and corner of Nyhaven. At present, it is very tastefully upgraded with colorful buildings on one side of the road overlooking boats tied to the port. The street makes an ideal place to take a stroll and laze around while pondering upon the beauty and heritage of this place. The vibrant buildings and the colorful street are among the most popular Copenhagen attractions.
Entry fee: Free or charged as per guided or packaged tours
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5. The David Collection
One of the bes places to visit in Copenhagen for art lovers, The David Collection houses an exhaustive collection of Islamic art and artifacts. It will take you the whole day to tour the museum simply because the place does not allow you to just glance over a certain exhibit and walk past to the next one. You are given an Ipad which is free of cost to provide you with the description of each and every artifact that is displayed in the museum. So you get an in depth information about everything you see.
Timing: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
6. Grundtvig Church
Based out of Bispebjerg district of Copenhagen, Grundtvig Church boasts of an expressionist architecture that makes it rare and eventually famous for its offbeat structure as a church. One of the best things to see in Copenhagen, the church has been named after renowned Danish philosopher N.F.S Grundtvig. Built within the years 1921-1926, it was inaugurated in 1927. The church is open to visitors throughout the year except for the times of services.
Timing: All throughout the year
7. NY Carlsberg Glyptotek
Yet another museum that houses the memoirs of the rich art and paintings some of which are as old as 6000 years. Founded in 1888, this museum has preserved the invaluable creation of art and paintings from Ancient Mediterranean artists and French Impressionist paintings. Each and every corner of this museum helps you to unravel a new layer of creativity and art. It is a perfect heaven for art lovers, so that they don’t have to think what to see in Copenhagen.
Timings:11: 00 am – 6:00 pm
8. Frederiksberg Palace
One of the best places to see in Copenhagen to get glimpses of the rich heritage and grandeur of the past, Frederiksberg Palace exhibits a Baroque residence that served as the summer residence of the erstwhile royal family. It later was converted into Royal Danish Military Academy from 1869 onwards. The construction of this building started in 1699 and got completed in 1735. The palace overlooks the wonderfully designed baroque garden, lakes, canal, and an island, making it be one of most picturesque Copenhagen attractions.
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9. Amager Strandpark
After all the manmade landmarks, it is finally time to hit the seaside park in Copenhagen located on the island of Amager. Tourists visit this park to get the excellent sea side view that creates a balance between the hustle bustle of the city that thrives on its shore and the peace the sea offers. The park also features an artificial island and is used for activities such as swimming, jogging and kayakaying.
10. Copenhagen Opera House
Yet another architectural marvel that attracts tourist from all over the world, Copenhagen Opera House exhibits the most mesmerizing structure that stands on water facing the royal palace of Amalienborg. The interiors are equally astounding. The best of the material have been used; such as Jura Gleb limestone beautifies the exterior, while Sicilian Perlantini marble graces the floor and the ceiling is embellished with 1,05,000 sheets of pure gold. The grandeur and richness of this structure attracts thousands of visitors throughout the year.
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