Popular places in town

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.


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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. 


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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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