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7 places to see in Copenhagen

The theatres, castles, museums, and art halls you need to experience.

Words Nick Rice


Celebrating 135 years of exhibiting the very best of international contemporary art. This glorious building has housed world class art exhibitions since 1883. We recommend chilling out for a while in the courtyard and checking out Motto Bookstore for essential art books and magazines. – Nyhavn 2



Located in the northern suburb of Lyngby, the Open Air museum is one of the largest and oldest open air museums in the world. Covering around 86 acres, and almost 400 years of history from 1650–1940, it’s a fascinating way to travel through time and the changing environment of Denmark in a single day. – Kongevejen 100



Enjoy scenic walks, boat tours and a staggering example of Renaissance architecture. Palatial, breathtaking, not to be missed. Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, to the north of Copenhagen, is a peerless Renaissance castle built in the early 17th century by the legendary Danish King Christian IV. – Frederiksborg Slot 10



The Opera House, the Playhouse, and the Old Stage in one place. Founded in 1874 the Royal Danish Theatre refers to both the beautiful building that first served as the king’s theatre, and then as the country’s, and also the national Danish performing arts institution. – Kongens Nytorv 9



This 175-year-old amusement park is a must-see in the city. Denmark houses the word’s two oldest operating amusement parks. Tivoli in Copenhagen’s city centre is the most famous. Established in 1843, this charming attraction is busy all year round with young and old visitors alike. This year marks the 175th anniversary. – Vesterbrogade 3


More to see

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7,

Frederiksberg Loppetorv Flea Market, Frederiksberg Bredegade 13,

Charlottenborg Kunsthal
Frilandsmuseet - The Open Air Museum
Fredriksborg Castle
The Royal Theatre
Tivoli Gardens