Denmark is the fabulous kingdom of Shakespeare and Andersen. This country is a real gem of Scandinavia. Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, has repeatedly topped the ratings as the city with the best living standards. Everything here is thought out to the smallest detail, as long as residents and guests of the city feel comfortable. Do you want to make sure yourself?
Travellizy Team has created a walking route through the most important attractions of one of the most stylish cities in Europe. However, we warn you that Copenhagen fascinates from the first minutes of acquaintance and brings a smile of genuine happiness and delight.
So let's get our journey started:
- Copenhagen City Hall was built in 1905, its height is 106 meters. Climbing 300 steps to the top of the tower, you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city. The entrance to the City Hall is free. The entrance to the hall with the astronomical clock is paid. Guided tours of the City Hall - € 5, the tower - € 8.
- Hans Christian Andersen Museum is a special world of characters from your favorite storyteller. The museum is located in the very house where the author used to live and work in his time. Inside are paintings, sculptures, cartoons, video installations, drawings with scenes from the most beloved childhood fairy tales. Museum entrance ticket is 8 €.
- Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum. The museum contains a collection by Leroy Ripley, the world famous cartoonist and traveler. Leroy traveled all over the world and collected the most unique and amazing wonders, for example: a harp playing without strings, a Taj Mahal matchbox, a mammoth skeleton and many other unusual exhibits. Since the Andersen House is located in the same building as the Ripley Museum, it is possible to buy one ticket to both museums. The cost of such a ticket is € 15.
- Christiansborg Palace is the former royal residence. Events and meetings of state importance are still held here. The palace was built in 1740. The tallest building on the territory of the palace is a 106-meter tower with two crowns on a spire. Part of the palace is open to visitors. The entrance fee to the royal reception rooms with a luxurious interior will cost € 20.
- Holmen Church (Holmens Kirke) is an ancient temple from 1563. The church is active, you can see the oldest priesthood in Copenhagen. The entrance to the temple is free.
- Nyhavn is one of the most beautiful districts of the city. Nyhavn is a whole quarter of gingerbread colored houses of the 17th century, the oldest of which is 300 years old. High masts of old ships are moored parallel to the houses. The embankment is the perfect place to sit at one of the tables of a cozy restaurant and enjoy the atmosphere of ideal Copenhagen. However, it should be noted that this place is very popular, respectively, the prices for drinks and dishes are quite high.
- Christiania, or Freetown. This is what the local residents call this district. They have no city laws, but it is fairly safe and quiet here. Christiania is a favorite place for creative people. Artists, poets, musicians rest here; festivals and concerts are often held here.
- Guinness Museum of Records belongs also to Leroy Ripley's collection. On the territory of 1000 sq.m., there are the most incredible and amazing records of the inhabitants of the planet. The ticket price is from 10 to € 25 depending on how many expositions are included in the ticket.
- Strøget Street is one of the world's longest pedestrianized streets. Its length is almost one and a half kilometers. Shopping enthusiasts will be delighted as there are a huge number of shops and shopping centers here. There are almost no trees and benches on Strøget, but there are plenty of cafes and restaurants. You can always sit on a terrace and enjoy a street concert of circus performers, singers or magicians.
- Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest amusement parks in Europe. Its opening took place back in 1841. The park is a real fairy tale for visitors of all ages. Tivoli is a real kaleidoscope of impressions - roller coasters, carousels, street performances, fireworks and many other entertainments are offered to the guests of the park. There are also many restaurants and a theater on site, which hosts a classical music festival in the summer. An adult admission ticket to the park is € 20, for children - € 8.
- Amalienborg Palace Complex is the official residence of the Danish monarchs. It was built in 1755. The complex consists of four identical buildings. One of them still hosts balls and receptions. The rest are partially open and their territory is occupied by museums of the history of Amalienborg and Danish monarchs. The entrance ticket to the palace is € 15.
- Frederick's Church (Marble Church) is one of the main architectural monuments of Copenhagen. The uniqueness of the building is in its huge green dome, as it is the largest in size in all of Scandinavia. Its diameter is 31 meters. The entrance to the temple is free.
- The Little Mermaid is a symbol not only of the city, but of the whole of Denmark. It is this monument that is depicted on all postcards and souvenirs of Copenhagen. The monument was opened in 1913. The inspiration for the creation of the monument was the ballet entitled The Little Mermaid, which was held back then at the Royal Theater in Copenhagen.
- Rosenborg Castle is the former country residence of the kings of Denmark. At the moment, it is a museum displaying royal jewelry as well as a large collection of paintings. Entrance to the museum is € 12.
- Rundetaarn (the Round Tower) is a working observatory and the best observation deck in the city. The tower is 36 meters high. It was built in 1642. The observation deck offers the best view of the old city, from here, you can also see the bridge over the Øresund Strait, linking Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö. Entrance to the observation deck is € 5.
A life hack from Travellizy Team: a weekend in Sweden
Øresund Bridge is the longest combined road and railway bridge in Europe. The bridge connects the Danish capital Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmö. This is what you can see from the observation deck of the Round Tower.
This is a unique structure with a continuous stream of cars and trains moving on two levels. The length of the bridge is 7.8 km. It helped unify continental Europe, Sweden and Scandinavia.
The Øresund Bridge is a real attraction and it is especially intriguing how suddenly it disappears under the water, passing into a tunnel.
So, if you come to Copenhagen for at least five days, you definitely have a budget opportunity to visit the neighboring state of Sweden, namely the city of Malmö.
How to do it?
1. Visit the official website of the bus carrier Flixbus.
2. Fill in the data on the departure and arrival points and select the desired date of travel
3. A one-way ticket will cost around € 7-10.
4. Travel time is about 1 hour.
Malmö is a magnificent picturesque city on the shores of the Baltic Sea. One day should be enough to explore the main attractions of the city. However, it is really very colorful, so if you have time to enjoy it, make sure to stay longer.
Copenhagen is a real dream city, it is stylish and perfect. After getting to know it, one gets the impression that there is no more correct and comfortable city for life. Combining a trip to Copenhagen with a trip to Malmö, you get an unimaginable cocktail of impressions of exploring two cities of stunning beauty.