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Kopenhagen Museums are the best sightseer with wonderful and outstanding collections that exhibit collected works from the Vikings period and other periods of Danish history. Kopenhagen has always been a city of art, culture and tradition with more than fifty museums that tell different stories about the varied past and glory of the city.


Arken, which lies to the south of Copenhagen is a centerpiece that exhibits Danish, Scandinavian, and international art. The museum also has a collection of numerous modern art creations of Damien Hirst, Olafur Eliasson, Sherin Neshat, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ingar Dragset, and Michael Elmgreen.

Address: Skovvej 100, 2635 Ishøj, Denmark

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, located in northern Zealand, showcases an excellent view from the outside Cafe across the Øresund. It is surrounded by a sculpture park with works by artists such as Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, and Jean Arp and is known for its exhibitions and the museum's permanent collection of modern art. A wide range of modern paintings, sculptures include work by artists like Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Anselm Kiefer, Alberto Giacometti, Pablo Picasso, Yves Klein, Robert Rauschenberg, and Asger Jorn, and videos from the World War II period are also shown here.

Address: Gammel Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum is Denmark's largest museum of Danish cultural history whose main domicile is a classical 18th-century mansion. An entire range of data with reference to all the historical events from the past till date are exhibited here in a very fascinating manner that pulls millions of crowd.

Address: Prince's Mansion, Ny Vestergade 10, 1471 København K, Denmark

Open Air Museum

Open Air Museum in the north of Copenhagen stretches across 86 acres of land and houses over 50 farms, mills, and houses from the period 1650-1950 where entry is free. It displays various historic dwellings, farms, buildings and landscapes of Scandinavian history.

Address: Kongevejen 100, 2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Danish Resistance Museum

The Danish Resistance Museum is a permanent museum that is based on the history of the Nazi’s impact on Denmark during the early decades of the nineteenth century.

Address: Esplanaden 13, 1263 København, Denmark
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is a place of art and culture which is known for its antique collection of sculptures and paintings from around the world. The museum displays an Egyptian exhibit, works by French sculptor Rodin, sculptures by Degas, Canova, Rauch, and Kai Nielsen, and a large collection of antique Greek, Egyptian, Etruscan and Roman sculptures. Besides this, a collection of paintings by artists like Gericault, Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, and a splendid self-portrait by Cezanne.

Address: Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København, Denmark
Museum of Musical Instruments

The museum is a place of collection of traditional and historical instruments from Europe, Asia, and Africa with a library and archives and some very soothing musical performances. Located in the central part of Copenhagen in a beautiful building, the museum contains works, tombs, creations of Thorvaldsen and Bertel Thorvaldsen.

Address: Åbenrå 30, DK-1124 København K., Denmark
Thorvaldsen Museum

As the name suggests, it is a museum dedicated to the sculptor 'Bertel Thorvaldsen , whose creations in the form of sculptures are put on view here. He lived and worked in Rome for most of his life.

The museum is situated just next to the Christianborg palace, is decorated with Roman and Etruscan excavations, and is inspired by Greek architecture. The place is a collection of the artist's work as well as the paintings and drawings of Thorvaldsen which are placed in the basement of the museum.

Address: Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, 1213 København K, Denmark