Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

Copenhagen's Top 20

List View
Map View
Save Place
Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V, Denmark
A fairy-tale town deserves a magical funfair. Tivoli Gardens is one of the country’s most popular attractions, drawing more than four million visitors a year (in a country with a population of around 5.5 million). Youngsters will enjoy the...
Save Place
Nørregade 21, 1165 København, Denmark
Shopping in Copenhagen can be a delight, whether you choose to hit the famous department stores or seek out small independent boutiques for more obscure finds. But if you are in search of high-quality antiques, then Bredgade is the best street to...
Save Place
Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark
The Louisana Museum of Modern Art is located 40 minutes outside of Copenhagen in beautiful seaside Humlebæk. Its setting on the shores of the Øresund Sound is stunning and the permanent collection of modern and contemporary art is among the most...
Save Place
Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København, Denmark
We stood like a pair of Hemingway’s cats in the thin Scandinavian rain to photograph the oxidized lions washed dark at the front of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. A rainy day is always a good day to see a museum and the Carlsberg, the brainchild of...
Save Place
Last week we spent 5 days in Copenhagen, Denmark. October is, for me, the best time to visit. It's colder and there are more chances for rain but the number of tourists is drastically lower. I did not feel suffocated by them at all. Nyhavn harbor...
Save Place
Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, 1213 København K, Denmark
Artist Bertel Thorvaldsen (1770-1844) grew up in Copenhagen but spent most of his career in Rome, where there was huge demand for his neoclassical sculptures. His tomb for Pope Pius VIII is the only piece by a non-Italian artist to have been...
Save Place
Roskildevej 32, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
In a design-obsessed city, it’s only right that the animals in Copenhagen Zoo (Denmark’s fourth most popular attraction) should live in style. The Elephant House was designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, while the Tasmanian...
Save Place
Elsinore—which the Danes know as Helsingør—is famous for Kronborg Castle, the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet. There are other reasons to make the 50-kilometer (31-mile) trip north from Copenhagen, however. The Maritime Museum (Ny Kronborgvej 1),...
Save Place
The Killing, Borgen, The Bridge: Denmark has produced some of the most addictive dramas of recent years. Now, fans can check out some of the crime scenes that had them glued to their televisions. Nordic Noir offers group or private walking tours...
Save Place
Amalienborg Slotsplads 5, 1257 København K, Denmark
When you think of a royal palace, you usually think of one set building. In Copenhagen's case there are actually four distinct buildings which surround a large central square. Why four? Apparently, because it was originally inhabited by four noble...
Save Place
Bredgade 68, 1260 København, Denmark
Great design is everywhere you look in Denmark—in shops, in homes, in public spaces—and the creativity of its people has long been a source of national pride. This museum, located just around the corner from Amalienborg, was founded in...
Save Place
Øster Farimagsgade 7, 1353 København, Denmark
The Botanical Garden was established in 1600, but moved a few times before settling on its current central site in 1870. The beautiful grounds are particularly noteworthy for the extensive complex of historical glasshouses. There are 27 in total,...
Save Place
The home of Finn Juhl, a titan of Danish design, is open to the public. The compact house, built in 1942, is a reflection of all that’s best about 20th-century Danish design, with the comfortable and inviting space full of Juhl’s own furniture. On...
Save Place
Located in Copenhagen, where Hans Christian Andersen called home for many years, sits a tribute to one of his greatest literary works: The Little Mermaid. Commissioned in 1909, the Little Mermaid resides as a solitary figure on a single rock in...
Save Place
Købmagergade 52A, 1150 København, Denmark
Walking along the winding streets of central Copenhagen, you will invariable chance upon the 17th-century Round Tower, with an observation deck that affords great views over the city and to Sweden in the distance. To reach the top, you walk up an...
Save Place
Copenhagen’s aquarium moved to its new Kastrup home (not far from Copenhagen airport) in 2013, a stunning building whose architecture is inspired by the vortex created by a whirlpool. It has several different areas, including a coral reef, an...
Save Place
Skovvej 100, 2635 Ishøj, Denmark
This remarkable contemporary art museum is located in the seaside town of Ishøj, just 20 kilometers (12 miles) and a short train ride south of Copenhagen. It contains works by many Scandinavian artists, including Danish-Icelandic star Olafur...
Save Place
Copenhagen is a harbor city built on several islands, and so, like its Nordic neighbor, Stockholm,, it’s ideal for exploring from the water. Netto-Boats offers 60-minute tours in its distinctive pale blue boats; from your seat, you'll take in many...
Save Place
The first half of the 19th century is known as a golden age for Danish art. To understand why—and to become familiar with artists such as Hammershøi, Købke, Eckersberg, and Krøyer, whose names aren’t as well known outside of Denmark—visit this...
Save Place
Frederiksholms Kanal 18, 1220 København, Denmark
The National Museum is a treasure house, but one property under its care is an extra special gem. When prosperous ribbon merchant Rudolph Christensen died in 1925, he left the home he’d spent decades furnishing to his two daughters, Gerda and...