Any respectful hippy will put their name to this slogan. In fact, Christiania is a place where the words of the equality and fraternity are not just words. Here they are supported by lots of marihuana, sold and smoked everywhere. All the hippies of the world dream of this free life, of the self-governed town, but only in Denmark this dream has come true.

Our world is not as big as it was 20 years ago. High technologies, jets, low – cost carriers have made international tourism quite ordinary pastime. I invite you to travel around Denmark – an extraordinary, diverse, in a way unique and fabulous country. This country can boast its best underground in Europe, high life standards, rich cultural heritage, clean environment, high technologies in foods, power engineering, architecture and design. So, I offer you 7 wonders of Denmark, which are must-sees.

We invite you to walk around Christiania, which resembles a medieval village, hidden in the heart of Copenhagen. Here you will see wooden houses, complete absence of automobiles, in stead you will experience flowerbeds with mixed flowers, the air filled with the smoke of cigarettes with cannabis and most weird dwellers of the Danish capital with their alternative lifestyle.

All this is so unique that you will not be able to see it anywhere else worldwide. This is a controversial and disputable place, but 100% worth your attention, if you happen to come to Copenhagen. Even local authorities have yielded to this island of subcultures and have gave Christiania a semi-autonomous status with protected right of free citizens to their honestly conquered Copenhagen land.

We suggest you go to this "free town" with the guide on the Land of the Vikings and learn more about it. We will walk along the streets of Christiania, drop into unusual stalls, spots and shelters. We will find out about the governance in this "separate country" and what locals live by.

We will also make architectural discoveries since the majority of new buildings in Christiania do not have any analogues and were built as DIY. There are many strange and interesting things for a curious tourist. The name of the game is not to take out the camera in Pusher street, where light drug dealing has been 24/7 over the past 40 years. Since people do it illegally, they will not be happy to be recorded.

We will learn the main rules Christiania dwellers live by and how they make their living. We are to find a number of funny and weird life stories of the locals and of the solutions, which made this town relatively safe and truly "free". We will make a large Christiania tour and learn who cares of the environment in the ”free town”, where are such famous places as Grå Hall (Christiania meeting point) and the kindergarten (there is a kindergarten here!), as well as how to get to the famous restaurant "Loppen" (open from 17:00 every day, and where, you will not believe!, it is required to book a table in advance) and "Opera" club, drop into the female forgery and the original shop called "Do It Yourself", will find the original building called "The Banana House" and will have a rest on the lawn near the lake, with the aromas of marihuana and more than relaxed atmosphere.

We will also have a walk along the main street, where light drug dealing is non-stop, where it is possible to buy a "pot" of any strength and try it just in situ in one of the local open-air cafés. How it happened so that drugs are freely traded in the free town within just a kilometre from the building of the Parliament, who local pushers are, where all these products come from and who is behind it you will learn during our walk.

Tour length: 1 - 1,5 hours.

Tour price: 
1 - 4 people 150 euros for a group 
5 - 12 people 180 euros for a group
+12 people upon request.

Specific features of the tour: will be good for those, who seek something unusual and also for all the people, who like new impressions.

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Christiania, a top view

On the territory of Christiania

A joint

Pusher street

Person getting high

On the territory of Christiania

Locals in Christiania

"The Banana House"

Christiania district

Christiania district

Christiania district

The basic laws of Christiania

Send your requests to our e-mail: info@denmark-travel.com or call us at +45 20 66 30 93 and we will make you visit to Copenhagen unforgettable. Do not forget to indicate the desired date of the tour, the name of the hotel, where the plan to live in Copenhagen, the number of participants and your mobile phone for communication. You request will be replied within 24 hours.

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If you are looking for something new or unusual, then you have come to the right place. Each trip we offer is exciting in its own way, but here we tried to collect the most extraordinary trips in our range.

1. Designer Copenhagen. Duration: 3-3.5 hours. During the excursion we will learn about the best-known brands of Danish designers and will hear their stories of success. We will see examples of eternal design, fashion and style classics, which are still in today despite the fact that they were created 50 or 100 years ago. The price of the tour is from 200 euros. Pay attention that the tour should be ordered at least a week beforehand, otherwise we cannot guarantee the tour. Read more about "Designer tour" here.

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2. In Hamlet's footsteps. Duration: 3 hours. This is a customized tour for the curious and those who love Shakespeare. You will have to walk a lot, be in the historic centre of Helsingor, learn the legends of the Danish history, find out about the greatest work by Shakespeare, enjoy sea air and views of the Swedish coast. Attend to the fact that the tour should be ordered at least a week beforehand, otherwise the price may be subject to changes. The tour price is from 320 euros for 1 - 3 persons. Read more about "In Hamlet's footsteps" tour here.

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3. Meeting the area of Christianshavn. Duration: 2 hours. Welcome to the area, built by king Christian IV in the early 17th century. Today it is a very picturesque place thanks to the canals, boats and ancient architecture, but it has not always been so. We offer you a walk to the medieval times to find out the history of these old streets, buildings and monuments of Christianshavn. The tour price is from 150 euros. Read more information about "Christianshavn tour" here.

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4. Christiania walking tour. Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours. Here we will have to meet one of the most controversial places in Copenhagen. This is the heaven for hippies, place where light drug trading is non-stop, in the 24/7 format. The tour price is 100 euros for a group of up to 5 people. Read more about "Christiania tour" here.

Tour to Christiania

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5. A journey across fairy-tales of Andersen. Duration: 2 hours. If you have come to Copenhagen with children, we offer you to go on a tour based on the fairy-tales by Andersen, during which we will recollect his great works and will visit places, described in many of his tales. The tour price is from 150 euros. Comming soon...

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6. An individual tour is also possible: this way you can order any tour of any duration and select the most interesting places for yourself. In addition to tours we also provide free services of organizing and planning your trip to Denmark, meeting at the airport, transfers and assistance in hotels. The price of transfers should be agreed on case by case basis.

Send your requests to our e-mail: info@denmark-travel.com or call us at +45 20 66 30 93 and we will make your visit to Copenhagen unforgettable. Do not forget to indicate the desired date of the tour, the name of the hotel, the number of participants and your mobile phone for communication. You request will be replied within 24 hours.

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If you want to learn and see more of Copenhagen, than you could do during the walking tour or taking a city bus tour, then a cycling tour is ideal for you! The bicycle is the most popular means of transport in Copenhagen. There are about 650 000 bicycles in the city, which is 5 times more than the number of cars on the city streets. Exorbitantly expensive parking space in the city centre and expensive public transport — all this is designed to make the person start bicycling. Nearly all the city citizens use bicycles, even those who have 2 cars, even ministers, being a role model for the public.

Therefore, traffic jams are a rare case, and the air is pure even in the city centre. It is the paradise for cyclists: convenient bicycle paths, special traffic lights, parking lots near every house, underground station or a store. A cyclist feels confident and safe in Denmark. Would you like to become a resident of Copenhagen for a day? Then off we go — by bike!

We love bikes:

Our tour will start with the highlights of the central part of the city: the City hall square and building, Dragon fountain, the «zero mark» pole, Utzon barometer, the sculpture of the Lure Blowers, the longest pedestrian street in Europe - Strøget, monument to Andersen, Tivoli amusement park, Carlsberg glyptotheca. After that we will ride to Kalvebod quay, where will be able to look at one of the masterpieces of the Danish modern architecture — the building called Crystal, known for its advanced technological solutions. During the ride along the quay we will see the house on water, the place where the locals swim in the city canal, unusual residencies “Gemini”, former silo-towers, converted into premium class apartments, "Aller - boat house" and the elite residential area called "Havneholmen".*

Further, we are to see the historic part of the city: where the city was founded as early as in the 12th century. We will come to the seat of the parliament, Chrisniansborg, visit the Amager square, Storks fountain, where the royal porcelain «Royal Copenhagen» and Georg Jensen’s silver design store are located. We will mention extraordinary bishop Absalon in Højbro square and will find out how a small fisherman’s village managed to turn into one of the most beautiful capitals in Northern Europe. We will see a unique sculptural ensemble Agneta and The Sea King, St. Nicolai Church and Thorvaldsens museum. We will see Nyhavn quay, famous for its colourful houses, royal palaces and guardians wearing bear fur hats, Gefion fountain with its Scandinavian saga, and finally the symbol of the city – the Little Mermaid!

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*The bicycle tour may be extended to 3.5 – 4 hours, if it is easy for you to travel by bike. In the extended tour option you will get the full standard version plus you will visit DR byen — a complex of buildings of the Danish mass media and we will consider the unusual design of Danish student dormitories Tietgen and Bikubben. Next, we will see the unique area of Christiania, where you can feel as if you were in another "dimension". Later we are expected to see the extraordinary architecture of the Opera House of Copenhagen, which gives a wonderful view on Langelinje quay. We will take a ferry to that quay to cross the strait and go sightseeing around the historic part of the city.

Both options of the bicycle tour are exciting for travellers who come to see the Danish kingdom. All of them should take a bottle of water and wear comfortable footwear for riding a bicycle.

Tour length: standart version 2 hours, extended version 3,5 - 4 hours.

The tour price:
1  -  4 people: standard tour - 150 euros*, extended option 200 euros*
5 - 12 people: standard tour - 180 euros*, extended option 230 euros*

The tour price does not cover bike rent and the ferry fare.

*If you are not familiar with the a bike and as a result of that the tour will be extended, you have to pay additionally to the guide: 50 euros per hour.

Specific features of the tour: you will have to ride a lot, see the city and listen to its legends. Wonderful scenery, beautiful architecture, seeing lots of local sights within the shortest time is guaranteed. If you are travelling together with your children under 12 years old, it is better to rent a «Christian bike» — a bike equipped with a large basket, suitable even for an adult.

Copenhagen by bike

City hall square

Andersen sculpture on City Hall square

Dragon Fountain

Tivoli amusement park

Glyptotek Carlsberg museum

Krystal building

Bike tour in Copenhagen

Aller building

Marble Church

Christiania district

Christiania district

Danish Parliament - Christiansborg palace

Underwater sculpture

Bishop Absalon - the founder of Copenhagen

Islands Brygge district

Copenhagen by bike

Send your requests to our e-mail: info@denmark-travel.com or call us at +45 20 66 30 93 and we will make you visit to Copenhagen unforgettable. Do not forget to indicate the desired date of the tour, the name of the hotel, where the plan to live in Copenhagen, the number of participants and your mobile phone for communication. You request will be replied within 24 hours.

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Sightseeing tours on a bus is quite a budget option - hop on / hop off buses circulate through the city center. You are on a bus, listening to information about different places of interest. You can get off the bus wherevere you like to take a picture and then get back on track with the next bus. The price for a day ticket starts from 175 DKK. 

Basic information on the hop-on / off buses in Copenhagen:
- Three different routes, including more than 30 stops
- The ticket is valid for 24 hours
- You can get on / off unlimited number of times.

Hop on / hop off buses

Bus hop on / hop off

Route 1 - The Little Mermaid. The trip takes 1 hour and 20 minutes. Along the way you will see: Amalienborg Palace, the promenade Langelinje, fountain "Gefion", Little Mermaid, Rosenberg Palace and Nyhavn area.

Route 2 - Carlsberg. The trip takes 30 minutes. The bus runs on this route from May to September. During this time, you will see the Planetarium, Copenhagen Zoo, Carlsberg Brewery, Frederigsberg alley, entertainment center DGI, Glyptothek and Christiansborg.

Route 3 - Christiania. The journey takes 45 minutes and includes a visit to the following locations: Central Station, entertainment center DGI, Tivoli amusement park, the library "Black Diamond", Glyptothek, Christiansborg palace and Christiania area.

A tip: you can get a ticket covering all three hop on / hop off routes, which is valid for 2 days.

Hop on / hop off buses

Departure point: in front of the central train station, near Radisson Blu Royal hotel.  You can hop on the bus at any stop in the city. Do not forget that there is a free shuttle bus from the cruise terminals to the town, if you came with a cruise to Copenhagen.

Departure time: The Little Mermaid: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm - every 30 minutes
Carlsberg: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm - every 60 minutes
Christiania: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm - every 60 minutes

Cons hop on / off buses:

1. First of all, it is expensive.Three routes and the ticket at 175 DKK (25 euros per person) to go by bus without an opportunity to ask any questions you may have and to listen to the guided tour recorded many years ago is not a great delight at 25 euros.

2. Long waiting time.

You waist a lot of time to wait for the buses, since some of them run every 30 minutes whereas the others only every hour, although the stops are close to each other. The time you spend waiting for the bus, you could walk to the next sight.

3. Bus working hours – everything stops working very early. Tourist buses stop their work at five o’clock. Considering the fact that they start at 10 in the morning, there is little time for the any trips.

If you want to have enough time to see everything, get unique information about the city and ask any questions you have – I advise you to look at section ”Guided tours”.

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Copenhagen is a very diverse city, a place where everyone will find something of interest. If you want to, you can visit the amusement park "Tivoli", the city Zoo, the Planetarium, the Round Tower, the Marble Church or winter residence of Queen Margareth 2th - Amalienborg. In addition to these places there are many other interesting places where you can spend time with your family or being alone in Copenhagen.

The main attractions of Copenhagen:

The main popular places in Copenhagen are:

1. New Copenhagen Aquarium Blue Planet (Den blå planet). The innovative approach and architecture astonish — the building seems to sail in the mirror round swimming pool, and getting inside the aquarium, you find yourself in the organic sea world.

Address: Jacob Fortlingsvej 1, 2770 Kastrup 
Web: New Copenhagen Aquarium 
Openings hours: all days of the week from 10 am to 6 pm.
Entrance fee: adults - 160 DKK, children under 11 - 95 DKK, children under 3 - free.
Tip: If you buy tickets beforehand online you can save 10 %.

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2. The red square is a part of project Superkilen, a park in the area of Nørrebro in Copenhagen, officially opened in June 2012. The project consists of three 3 parts: the red and black ones, turning into the green park. The park features trees, benches, fountains, climbs etc. collected from 50 different countries to emphasize the cosmopolitan character of the Nørrebro area. Rent a bike and go for a ride along Superkilen.

Address: between Nørrebrogade and Tagensvej streets
Web: Superkilen
Openings hours: 24 hours, all days of the week 
Entrance fee: free of charge for everyone.

"Superkilen" project

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3. The Little Mermaid (Den lille Havfrue) is a symbol of Copenhagen. The Little Mermaid appeared thanks to the fairy-tale teller H.C. Andersen and the son of the Carlsberg company founder Christian Jacobsen. At night the Little Mermaid is backlit with spot lights.

Address: embankment Langlinje, Copenhagen
Web: The Little Mermaid
Openings hours: 24 hours, all days of the week 
Entrance fee: free of charge for everyone.

The little Mermaid

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4. The fortress of Citadel (Kastellet) was built on a man-made regular five-point star shape in 1624. Soldiers still live in the barracks on the fort, and the whole fortress area is continuously secured by the royal guard. Take a walk through the area, see the windmill, the canons and the buildings exactly the way it has been for centuries.

Address: Kastellet 68, Copenhagen
Web: The Citadel
Openings hours: every day from 06.00 am to 10 pm 
Entrance fee: free of charge for everyone.

The Citadel

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5. Nyboder area, founded by King Christian IV to accommodate his sailors, their families and port workers in 1631. The Danes say that this was the first experience of standard housing development. The king built 23 similar yellow buildings, where people still live in today.

Address: Skt. Paulsgade 24, Copenhagen
Web: Nyboder
Openings hours: 24 hours, all days of the week
Entrance fee: free of charge for everyone.

Nyboder

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6. The Botanical Gardens is the open air museum of flora and fauna in the very centre of Copenhagen.
Address: Gothersgade 128, Copenhagen
Web: Botanisk have
Openings hours: winter time from 1.10 - 30.04, all days from 08:30 am to 4 pm, summer time from 1.05 - 30.09 all days from  08:30 am to 6 pm.
Entrance fee: free of charge for everyone.

The Botanical Gardens

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7. Art gallery "Charlottenborg", which regularly holds exhibitions of various contemporary Danish and foreign artists.
Address: Nyhavn 2, Copenhagen
Web: Charlottenborg
Openings hours: Tue. - Sun. 11 am - 5 pm, Wendsday 11 am - 8 pm, Monday closed.
Entrance fee: adults - 60 DKK, wendsday efter 5 pm free of charge for everyone as well as for children till 16 years old.

Art gallery "Charlottenborg"

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8. Nyhavn quay is a popular spot, full of restaurants and cafes with old sailing ships at the pier. This is the starting point of all water trips along city canals.

Address: Nyhavn 3, Copenhagen
Web: Nyhavn
Openings hours: 24 hours, all days of the week
Boat tur: The price of a canal boat trip varies from 40 DKK to 90 DKK, depending on the boat and the length of the trip. Normally, a trip lasts 70 minutes.

Nyhavn quay:

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9. The Royal theatre (Det Kongelige Teater) is the oldest theatre in Copenhagen with a 250-year history. This is the place showing different performances and productions. The only minus for a tourist is that everything is in Danish!
Address: August Bournonvilles Passage 8, Copenhagen
Web: Det Kongelige teater
Openings hours: depends from the day, check the schedule here
Entrance fee: from 0 DKK to 200 EURO depending on the day and the show.

The Royal theatre

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10. The Christiansborg palace has more than 800-years of history and it is situated in the historic part of Copenhagen. Today this is the seat of the parliament, different ministries and museums. Any person, if interested, may come in to Danish Parliament and listen to the speeches of politicians.

Address: Prins Jørgens Gård 1, Copenhagen
Web: Christiansborg palace
Openings hours: all days of the week from 10 am to 5 pm.
Entrance fee:  adults 120 DKK, children from 4 years til 17 - 60 DKK, children 0 - 3 years old free of charge.

Christiansborg palace

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11. Black Diamond library (Den sorte diamant) is transparent like all the economy of Denmark. It is a stylish building made of dark glass and black granit in the very centre of Copenhagen.

Address: Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1Copenhagen
Web: Den sorte diamant
Openings hours: all days, except sunday from 8 am to 9 pm.
Entrance fee:  free of charge for everyone.

Black Diamond library

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12. Shopping street Strøget is the central street, which, is certainly one of the key arteries of Copenhagen. This central street is full of shops, bars, restaurants, and various souvenir stalls. In summer you can see here street musicians, clowns acrobats as well as pickpockets.

Address: Frederiksberggade 40Copenhagen
Web: Strøget
Openings hours: 24 hours, all days of the week
Entrance fee:  free of charge for everyone.

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13. Swimming harbour Islands Brygge is the area which has indeed been trendy in Copenhagen, especially in summer. The water in the harbour of Copenhagen is so clean, that you can swim in it. And this is one of the places to do so. It is also the meeting place for people who wants to tak a dip in the clean water in the city canal. Those who do not swim, lie in the sun, grill something or just enjoy themselves. 

Address: Islands Brygge 7Copenhagen
Web: Harbour bath Islands Brygge
Openings hours: 1 June - 31 August from 07 am til 7 pm
Entrance fee:  free of charge for everyone.

Swimming harbour Islands Brygge

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14. Church of Our Saviour (Vores Frelsers kirke) is an excellent place to look at Copenhagen from the height of 90 metres. 400 steps, 150 of which should be covered in the open air along the spiral stairs.

Address: Sankt Annæ Gade 29,Copenhagen
Web: Vores Frelsers kirke (available only in danish language)
Openings hours: the church is open in good weather every day from 10 am to 4 pm
Entrance fee:  adults 40 DKK, children op til 14 years old free of charge.

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15. Christiania is the district, where people live like hippies, in the heart of Copenhagen. All the houses here were built or rebuilt manually out of the former military barracks. Christiania is a kind of a state in the state and one of the most controversial and intriguing places in Copenhagen. Here light drug trafficking is 24/7.

Address: Bådsmandsstræde 43,Copenhagen
Web: Christiania
Openings hours: all days of the week
Admission: free of charge. 

Christiania

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16. Actor’s house (Skuespilhuset) is a part of the Royal theatre, the stage of all the theatre productions. It was opened in 2008 by the production of "Hamlet" by Shakespeare. It has 3 stages for 100, 200 and 650 viewers, as well as a large café-restaurant with the view on the water and the building of the New Opera.

Address: Sankt Annæ Plads 36,Copenhagen
Web: Skuespilhuset
Openings hours: depends from the day, check the schedule here 
Entrance fee: from 0 DKK to 200 EURO depending on the day and the show. 

Actor’s house

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17. Danish architectural center (Dansk Arhetiktur Center) hosts numerous exhibitions, conferences, seminars, lectures and trainings in architecture, construction and urban development.

Address: Strandgade 27BCopenhagen
Web: Dansk Arhetiktur Center
Openings hours: all days of the week from 10 am to 5 pm, wendsday till 9 pm.
Entrance fee: adults 40 DKK, students 25 DKK, children up to 15 years free of charge.
A tip: on Wednesday from 5 pm to 9 pm the entrance is free for everybody

Danish architectural center

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18. Artifitial beach Amager strand. In August 2005 Copenhagen saw a brand new beach area on the island of Amager. The beach has the length of approximately 5 km, the cleanest sand and fresh water, whose temperature is seldom over 20 degrees. The old beach was replenished with over a million tons of sand, and the improvements of the area required the investment of 200 million Danish crowns. Though everybody is reluctant to swim in the chilly water, there are always a lot of people on the beach, walking or watching the sea. This is the area of cafés, picnic spots, and a volleyball court.

Address: Amager StrandvejCopenhagen
Web: Amager Strand
Openings hours: 24 hours, all days of the week.
Entrance fee: free of charge for everyone.

Artifitial beach Amager strand

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