As the largest urban center in Denmark, Copenhagen is a key spot in the country and the region. It also attracts a lot of tourists throughout the year. Originally established as a Viking fishing village in the 10th century, it has grown just a bit since then.
These days, Copenhagen is a center for all aspects of the region’s culture. As one would expect, visitors to this city are faced with the challenge of deciding what to do on a trip. Fortunately, there are very few wrong answers and you can always go back.
There are few spots more iconic in Copenhagen than Tivoli Gardens. This amusement park opened in 1843, which surprisingly makes it only the third oldest operating park like it in the world. But it’s no less impressive that it’s getting close its 200th Anniversary.
Naturally, Tivoli has lots of shops, attractions and plenty of places to get something to eat. It has full service restaurants all the way to food kiosks which serve a huge range of flavors and food styles. But it also has several rides, ranging dramatically in thrill levels.
The National Museum of Denmark
Established in Copenhagen in 1807, the National Museum of Denmark has been a fixture in the community for a long time. As a cultural museum, it covers 14,000 years of Danish history, which can be a lot to try and take in over one visit.
Their incredible collection of artifacts cover generations of history, and their exhibitions are impressive. They also offer guided tours, which can be extremely helpful to first time visitors, as well as a wonderful in museum restaurant.
The 17th century waterfront district of Nyhavn is as classic a landmark in Copenhagen has you’re going to find. And if you’re planning a trip to the city, it’s an absolute must stop location for a variety of reasons, including the colorful photos you’re going to take.
Nyhavn is not only historically significant, it’s also a key entertainment district. It’s overflowing with unbelievable restaurants and cafés. Any one of them would be an outstanding spot to spend time and enjoy a big part of what makes Copenhagen amazing.
The University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden
The University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden, often simply referred to as the Copenhagen Botanical Garden, is a stunning place to say the least. It was initially founded in 1600, though the current location was established in 1870.
It’s home to more that 13,000 species of plants, which are contained within their vintage glasshouses. The architecture is as astounding as the foliage. There is something incredibly relaxing about this place, take advantage of it and chill out.
Christian IV was the King of Denmark and Norway, and built a country summerhouse in Copenhagen. Construction was completed in 1626, making this a key historical landmark for the entire region. Calling it a “summerhouse” doesn’t do it justice, though.
Rosenborg Castle is an outstanding experience. Visitors can take comprehensive guided tours of the building, which includes all floors. The Knight’s Hall is especially ostentatious and impressive, as are the Crown Jewels.