Top Things to Do in Copenhagen You Shouldn’t Miss

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Copenhagen is one of the must visit destinations not only in the Nordics, but for all people all across the world.

You don’t need to do extra efforts to speak to locals since everybody here speaks English perfectly.

Since there are lots of art galleries and museums abounding, you will get plenty of opportunities for exploring.

Don’t forget to grab the most delicious dishes at Noma, a Michelin-starred restaurant.

With the old, the new, and colorful Copenhagen’s architectures are really intriguing to admire.

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ONE DAY TRIP IDEA

If you have a trip in Copenhagen with your family, Copenhagen Zoo will be a great destination for you. As you come here, you will see lions roaring, polar bears roaming, or chimpanzees swinging. Not only that, this zoo is also home to more than 4,000 animals and 264 species. In addition, it is recognized for having the best elephant facilities in the world. Come here and experience the biggest wildlife sanctuary of Denmark as well as African plains, an artificial rainforest, and an icy Arctic enclosure.
Kastellet can be the next destination for you to spend your day. This place boasts popular formation in the shape of a Pentagon with bastions at its corners. It is also celebrated as one of the best fortresses in all of Northern Europe. Now, Kastellet becomes a public park that is famous with families on the weekends.

Copenhagen Zoo

Established zoo with airy Norman Foster-designed elephant house & Arctic habitat for polar bears.

Address : Roskildevej 32, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark

Kastellet

Star-shaped 17th-century fortress with ramparts & a museum, regular host to free events & concerts.

Address : Gl. Hovedvagt, Kastellet 1, 2100 København, Denmark

SIGHTSEEING

Looking for a sightseeing spot in Copenhagen? Well, Botanical Garden can be your best destination then. It is a very good place to go for a stroll or picnic on a sunny day. Situated off the busy streets of central Copenhagen, this garden offers serenity. You can see 27 glasshouses here, one being Palm House that is home to over 13,000 species along with 600 of them are Danish origin.
Den Sorte Diamant is another great place for sightseeing, especially for those of you who are book lovers. The imposing exterior reflects its surrounding landscape making it’s difficult to miss this cultural gem. This place offers the best study spot in the center of the city. Aside from intriguing architectures, this library also provides good food and amazing exhibitions. Must visit!

Botanical Garden

National Museum of Natural History’s plant collection, the biggest in Denmark, spread over 10 ha.

Address : Gothersgade 128, 1123 København K, Denmark

Den Sorte Diamant

Beautiful library with great art exhibitions in the lower levels.

Address : Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1221 København, Denmark

CULTURE

As the biggest cultural institution of its kind in Denmark, The National Museum of Denmark is the best place for those who want to know more about the culture of Copenhagen and Denmark. This museum is the second-best site of US News & World Report in Copenhagen. As you visit this museum, you will see Viking-era artifacts as well as tools from the stone age. Also, there are so many special exhibits and special kids’ section hosted by this museum.

National Museum of Denmark

18th-century mansion with collections and exhibitions on Denmark's history, people and culture

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

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time to visit Copenhagen is from March to May. Another best time to visit this city is between June and August.

LANDMARKS

Your trip in Copenhagen will be more wonderful if you visit the iconic landmarks. One of the most iconic landmarks in Copenhagen is Rosenborg Castle. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this castle is listed as one of the best 10 top attractions in Copenhagen. Visitors to this beautiful castle can enjoy its many works of art and antiques.
Next, go to Tivoli Gardens. It is the second oldest amusement park of the world. Opened in 1843, this park is described as a “must for all kids and those who like to play”. This park is popular for its many rides such as a twisting roller coaster, Ferris wheel, dance shows, parades, green space, and many special events throughout the year.

Tivoli Gardens

19th-century amusement park, open Apr-Sep, with antique roller coaster & live entertainment program

Address : Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V, Denmark

Rosenborg Castle

Dutch Renaissance palace & gardens, including a museum housing the crown jewels, with guided tours.

Address : Øster Voldgade 4A, 1350 København, Denmark

BEST HOTELS AND RESORTS

Looking for a place to stay in Copenhagen? Copenhagen Admiral Hotel can be your option for that. This hotel boasts ultimate property amenities and room features. Besides, the location of this hotel is really nice, you can go to the nearby attractions easily from this hotel. Absalon Hotel is another option for you to stay in Copenhagen. As you stay here, you can enjoy lots of amenities such as free internet access, breakfast, snack bar, and many more.

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel

Chic rooms & suites in a waterfront property featuring a spa & a polished restaurant.

Address : Toldbodgade 24-28, 1253 København, Denmark

Absalon Hotel

Bright rooms & suites in a neoclassical property with a hip bar, bike rentals & free breakfast.

Address : Helgolandsgade 15, 1653 København V, Denmark

BEST RESTAURANTS

Have a superb dining experience at Noma. Why should we go to this restaurant? It’s because this restaurant is the ultimate destination to visit for New Nordic dishes in Copenhagen. Come visit and grab some dazzling dishes here! Meanwhile, Geranium is a restaurant with two Michelin stars that offers a wonderful dining spot. As you come here, you can explore Scandinavian cuisine cooked in a kitchen led by award-winning chef Rasmus Kofoed.

Noma

Chef Rene Redzepi's gastronomic mecca, creating world-class dishes presented in 20-course meals

Address : Refshalevej 96, 1432 København K, Denmark

Geranium

High-concept cooking with multiple course tasting menus, plus panoramic views from the 8th floor.

Address : Per Henrik Lings Allé 4, 8. Sal, 2100 København, Denmark

BEST SOUVENIR SHOPS

We all know that every traveler wants to grab a souvenir back home to always remind them of their vacation in Copenhagen. Come to Copenhagen Souvenir & Design and you can find interesting items such as “I love Copenhagen” T-shirts and mugs, Viking teddy bears, music boxes, and many more at reasonable prices.
Viking Gifts & Souvenirs is another great souvenir shop you can visit. Situated on one of the main shopping streets, it is a good stop for nice souvenirs such as key chain, fridge magnets, and many more at much lower rates.

Copenhagen Souvenir & Design

Typical souvenirs from pens to t-shirts and key chains carrying Denmark-themed.

Address : Østergade 11, 1100 København, Denmark

Viking Gifts & Souvenirs

One of the best price souvenir shop with wide range of collection from fridge magnets to T-shirt.

Address : Frederiksberggade 26, 1459 København, Denmark