What to see in Copenhagen

Denmark is not only the gateway to Scandinavia , but it can be an ideal destination for any traveler, making each corner of the country worth a visit. So much is the beauty of this place that it does not surprise us at all that its inhabitants have been considered the happiest on the planet.

If you do not have enough time to visit all of Denmark, we recommend that you travel to Copenhagen , a city that concentrates all the beauty of the country. And it is that in addition to being the capital, it is the greenest city in all of Europe, combining history and avant-garde; outdoor experiences and nightlife; and nature and modern architecture. Have we convinced you? Well find out what to see in Copenhagen next!

The little Mermaid

What do you think if we start by talking about one of the symbols of the city? We refer to the statue of The Little Mermaid, or what is the same, Den Lille Havfrue. It is actually a small bronze structure (1.65 meters high and 175 kilos) that, as you know, is shaped like one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most famous characters. Created by Edvard Eriksen in 1913, it is located in the port area of ​​Langelinie, in a very central and modern area.

The little Mermaid

Amusement parks

We cannot talk about Denmark without mentioning the Tivoli Gardens , one of the main attractions of the city. It is an amusement park located in the center of the capital that has been in operation since 1843. In fact, it is the second oldest amusement park in the world. Here you will find roller coasters, carousels, trains, water games, cultural shows, places for exhibitions … Of course, the park has a large green space and a lot of restaurants and food stalls. As if that were not enough, at night it becomes a magical place where you can take a most romantic walk.

And if we talk about amusement parks, we cannot forget Bakken , considered the oldest in the world. It is located north of Copenhagen and its history dates back to 1583. Here you will find around thirty attractions, shows, bars and restaurants, and an important green space.


The Danish capital can also boast some of its buildings. Rosenborg Palace is one of them. Like many of the city’s attractions, this impressive construction is located in the center. It stands out both for its architectural value and for its history. Built during the first decades of the seventeenth century in the style of the Dutch Renaissance under Christian IV, it was used as a royal residence until 1710, when it began to be used as a place to house Royal Collections. Thanks to this, its interior is very well preserved. Among the great attractions inside are the Crown Jewels.

Rosenborg Palace
And speaking of palaces, we have to mention the Amalienborg Royal Palace , the winter residence of the Danish Royal Family. It is a construction made up of four impressive Rococo-style buildings. In the center stands the stature of King Frederick V, founder of the place. Every day at 12:00 hours you can see the Changing of the Guard.


Before saying goodbye, we want to tell you about another of the great attractions of the Danish capital. We refer to Christiania, a partially self-managed neighborhood that is located in the center of the city. We are talking about 34 hectares that belonged to a military area and that were occupied in the seventies by a group of hippies. Today, this city has about 850 inhabitants and has a lot to offer tourists. Of course, it must be borne in mind that it is a controversial entity. In fact, many visitors might feel uncomfortable in the place, especially on Pusher Street. What we recommend is that you comply with the rules of the city: running, talking on your mobile, taking photos …


Other places of interest

In addition to the places that we have just mentioned, if you have time you should visit, among others, the Ny Calsberg Glyptotek museum , the National Museum of Copenhagen, the National Museum of Art of Copenhagen, the shopping area around Strøget street, the Carlsber Brewery, Nyhavn Harbor, Round Tower Observatory, Kronborg Castle and Christiansborg Palace.