If you are in town for a few days and want to see the most popular tourist destinations in Copenhagen then here is your list. Most of these are great if you have guests visiting and exploring the city with kids.
1. Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen is a must for all visitors to the city, young and old. Tivoli is located just a few minutes walk from City Hall, and with the Copenhagen Central Station as its nearest neighbour it is very easy to get to.
2. Canal Tours’ Grand Tour of Copenhagen
Canal Tours Copenhagen is a wonderful way of seeing Copenhagen. Many Copenhageners take the tour to get an opportunity to see their capital from a different perspective.
3. The Round Tower
The 17th century tower and observatory Rundetaarn, or the round tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe. When Christian IV built the tower, Denmark was quite famous for its astronomical achievements thanks to the astronomer Tycho Brahe. When he died in 1601, the King wished to continue Brahe’s research, and thus the round tower came into being.
4. Rosenborg Castle
A royal hermitage set in the King’s Garden in the heart of Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of splendor, royal art treasures and the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia.
5. National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet
The Blue Planet – Denmark’s Aquarium is Northern Europe’s largest aquarium and offers a unique experience for children and adults.
Elephants, hippos, lions, monkeys and polar bears. A visit to Copenhagen’s Zoo in the Frederiksberg area is always a wild and exciting experience.
Complete your visit to Amalienborg Palace square – step inside Amalienborg and experience royal life past and present. Amalienborg Museum presents the private interiors of the most recent kings and queens and an exhibit on the monarchy today with its many traditions.
8. The Royal Reception Rooms
The Royal Reception Rooms at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen are used by the Queen and the Prince Consort for official occasions.
9. Kronborg Castle
Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, north of Copenhagen, is one of northern Europe’s finest Renaissance castles. It is the castle that inspired William Shalespeares Hamlet. It is located at the entrance to Øresund ( the body of water between Denmark and Sweden) and was built in 1574-1585.
10. Frederiksborg Castle
Frederiksborg Palace is situated on three islets in the castle lake in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. The palace, which is surrounded by the beautiful Frederiksborg Palace Garden, was built in the Dutch Renaissance style at the beginning of the 1600s by King Christian 4.
If you would like free admission to all of these attractions, then click here to read more about Copenhagen’s best deal for tourists, The Copenhagen Card. It offers free admission to 70 museums and attractions as well as transportation on all buses, trains and metros.