Amalienborg is the showpiece of Frederiksstaden, situated in Copenhagen city. It lies on two axes, one long and one short called as 'Amaliegade' & 'Frederiksgade' respectively. The palace was the residence of the royal families in past which constitute four identical palaces with an octagon shape courtyard. The four palaces include Christian VII's Palace, Christian VIII's Palace, Frederik VIII's Palace, and Christian IX's Palace which pulls crowd.
Besides this, Copenhagen opera House, Frederik's Church (also known as The Marble Church), Amalienborg Museum, Statue of Frederick V located at the centre of the Amalienborg palace square and Amaliehaven garden are other well-liked sightseer spots.
Address: Amaliengade 18, Amalienborg Slotsplads, DK-1257 Copenhagen, Denmark
Carlsberg Brewery Visitor Center
Carlsberg Visitors Centre is an absolute recommendation for a visit or a tour, where one gets an opportunity to taste some of the most famous and best beers. A tour at the brewery centre gives an insight of one of the finest beers in the world. The founder J.C. Jacobsen, a brewer, has contributed in a major way in the economy of Copenhagen by opening this brewery centre, which has left an imprint over the Danish international business activities.
Christiansborg Palace houses the Danish Parliament and is situated on the island of Slotsholmen surrounded by narrow canals. It is the third castle constructed over the same spot and lies over the ruins of Bishop Absalon's Castle and Copenhagen Castle which were discovered by workers while casting the foundation of the palace. On learning the historic evidence of the ruins, the place have been made open for public by means of a ruins exhibition.
The Christiansborg palace houses the Royal Reception Rooms with the Great Hall, the Queen's Library, the audience chambers, the Sovereign in Council rooms, the Chapel, Parliament, the Supreme Court and the Prime Minister's Office.
The palace chapel & the Riding Ground Complex are visited for the theatre museum, the royal stables and for King Christian IX's equestrian statue. Besides this, the Danish Royal Library Gardens located in the nearby vicinity with its flower beds, shadowy trees, water sculpture, statues, the shallow pool in the middle of the gardens & Danish National Archives are also visited by tourists.
Nyhavn is popular as the recreational centre of Copenhagen. It is the oldest part of the Copenhagen harbor and is generally a favorite centre for recreation. The street is full of many bars and restaurants across a harbor where the local people as well the tourists can expend some relaxing moments with a bottle of beer. Various canal tour excursions begin here.
Rosenborg Palace is a small castle, located to the east of the Botanic Garden of Copenhagen which is open for the public as a museum. The castle is well connected by bus routes as well as by commercial tour buses.
Constructed in a Dutch Renaissance style, Rosenborg Palace was originally built as a country summerhouse and was used as a royal residence. It exhibits treasures of the royal family that constitute artifacts, interiors, furniture, sculptures, portraits & other collections where the Crown jewels of royal Danish culture are displayed. Apart from this, the Marble Room, a Baroque reception room, the Knights Hall is also worth seeing.
Situated in Kongens Have (The King's Garden), also known as 'Rosenborg Castle Garden', is country's oldest royal garden which is a popular visitor’s attraction for its coronation carpet and flowers bloom. The barracks of Danish Royal Life Guards, called as Kongelige Livgarde, which lies next to the castle, perform special exercises that amuse the tourists.
The Royal Library, also nicknamed as ‘The Black Diamond’ is a wonderful creation, whose structural design draws a large number of visitors. Built with steel, glass and black granite, the royal library is open for public, which exhibits the work of photography, literature, art & history on a rotational basis.
One can obtain a lot of help and information about Copenhagen from this place. The library is equipped with a shelf where foreign books, literature, daily newspapers from different countries, magazines, publications, other popular reading material is exhibited. Apart from this, a collection of travel books and guides about Copenhagen is also accessible along with Internet facilities.
Stroget is the world's longest pedestrian street for shoppers of all taste. It is the most popular tourist attraction and is famous for expensive stores, such as Illums Bolighus, Magasin du Nord, the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Manufactory, and chain stores with a multitude of souvenir shops and fast food outlets. The street is full of entertainment activities and is well connected to other tourist attractions which are at a walking distance.
The Little Mermaid
The statue is fixed a few meters into the harbor on the north side of the Copenhagen city. One of the trip attractions, the little mermaid can be reached by a leisure walk from langelinie Pier, from Nyhavn, by means of canal tours or could be arrived through a bus that heads off from the Town Hall Square.
The Round Tower
The Round Tower was created to provide the scholars of the 17th century a base for astronomical observatory with a student church and a university library. The structure was mainly used by the astronomers as an observatory and the library was used by the students living in dormitories.
The 36 meter high tower is linked to the Trinitatis church building in the old Latin Quarter and right in the heart of Copenhagen, where a 210 meter long spiral stairway leads to the top.
A Fairytale amusement park located in the heart of Copenhagen was opened in 1843 which has around 25 rides. The pleasure Garden amuses the public with a variety of attractions such as a theatre, band stands, eateries, floral gardens, symphony orchestra, live music series and amazing rides. Tivoli garden is illuminated with multi-colored lamps where fireworks sparkle the evenings.
One of northern Europe's most important Renaissance castles, known from Shakespeare's Hamlet, 'Kronborg', is located near the town of Helsingor. On the extreme tip of Zealand and at the narrowest point of the Oresund, the castle is situated in the sound between Denmark and Sweden.
As the sound in this region travels only 4 km wide, the strategic importance of maintaining a fortress at this location was felt. Danish King, Eric of Pomerania, built as a fortress in 1420’s to enforce his demands over the sailors coming-in or leaving-from the Baltic Sea to pay their dues and also to control the sound in the region.
The castle has been added to UNESCO’S World Heritage sites list in the year 2000.
The National Art Gallery
The Danish national art museum is Denmark’s national gallery, known as ‘Statens Museum for Kunst’ which showcases European and Danish paintings, sculptures from 15th century onwards, works of art on paper, plaster casts of ancient times from the middle-ages and the renaissance period and a great number of foreign works that attracts millions of visitors.
The Children's Museum of Art, the Egmont Knowledge Centre, u.l.k. Art Labs and the Danish National Art Library are the other spectrums of the national museum that displays incredible exhibits which broadens the perspective of people of all ages towards art and gives knowledge which is a splendid experience.
The Royal Theatre
The Royal Danish theatre, located in Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen, is a centre where plays, operas and ballets are performed by the artists. The Royal Danish culture is portrayed through the classical music concerts and theatrical performances. Tourists with an inclination towards art & culture can fulfill their desire by visiting the royal theatre.
The National Museum of Copenhagen displays ancient memoirs and most spectacular archeological findings which is Denmark’s largest museum whose main domicile is a classical 18th century mansion.
The museum is spread in an area of around 10,000 square meters, which is easily accessible by means of do-it-yourself audio guides that comes in a transportable CD player along with headphones which are available in both English and Danish language.
A two kg heavy gold-necklace found at the chieftain’s seat at Tisso in Western Zealand, the cup of King Gorm and a selection of runic stones that weigh several tons are put on a display in the Runic Hall.
City Hall Square
City Hall Square is situated in central Copenhagen, near Tivoli Gardens and the Stroget pedestrian. The exterior of the City Hall exhibit large sized polar bears that symbolize Greenland. The impressive fronts, the Golden statue of Absalon and the tall & slim tower with a clock are other attractions. Apart from this, the City Hall houses Jens Olsen's World Clock and to the opposite of the city hall, lies the ‘Philips’ building which is also one of the highlight of the square.
Touring the striking architecture of Copenhagen and harbor through boat is one of the most admired attractions for sightseeing in Copenhagen. DFDS Canal Tours’ are available all through the year with knowledgeable guides, where these boats, also known as water buses, could be rented for a trip in the harbor and canals. A glimpse of the city’s exciting architecture and fascinating history of old and new Copenhagen, tales of kings, wars and adventure could be enjoyed over these tour boats where a comedian and a swinging jazz band entertain the audience.