Seven Mandatory Stops in The City of Copenhagen

Essential stops and must-sees in the Danish Capital

By ARBOOX Staff • March 10, 2024

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Copenhagen is well-known for being a vibrant city, with historical landmarks, rich cultural heritage, admirable urban design, bike-friendliness and spectacular architecture.

We've compiled seven must-see stops that offer the best of Copenhagen, so follow along and discover the best of town.

1. Tivoli Gardens

This world-famous park is the second-oldest amusement park in the planet. Tivoli Gardens offers activities for all family members, and inside you'll find rides, shops, restaurants, shows and cultural events, and even an aquarium.

Anders Bøggild // Tivoli Gardens

2. Superkilen

Superkilen is a public park in Copenhagen designed to bring locals and inmigrants together and to promote tolerance in one of the city's most diverse communities. Plus, it's a very well-known tourist attraction.

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3. CopenHill

CopenHill is a waste-to-energy plant and a recreation site in Amager, Copenhagen's most densely populated island. The spot features a rooftop café and an enormous ski slope.

Ehrhorn Hummerston // CopenHill

4. Nyhavn

Nyhavn is a historic, colourful and iconic captivating canal area where you can enjoy tasteful dinner, fresh drinks and live music. Famous writer Hans Christian Andersen used to live here, so you'll walk in his footsteps throughout your tour.

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5. Copenhagen Opera House

The Copenhagen Opera House is Denmark's national opera house, and one of the most modern opera houses in the world. Located in the Holmen island in central Copenhagen, this place is also one of the most expensive operas ever built.

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6. Rådhus (City Hall)

Just a short walk away from Tivoli Gardens and sitting in the city centre, the Copenhagen City Hall is the headquarters of the Copenhagen Council. The building features a national romantic architectural style and its construction started in 1893.

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7. National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen (Nationalmuseet) is the largest cultural history museum in the country, consisting of the histories of Danish and other foreign cultures.

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