What to see in Copenhagen

Copenhagen – the capital of the often considered happiest country in the world – is a place that has something for everybody, including attractions and sights for all budgets and interests.

It would be impossible to go over all the attractions and places of interest Copenhagen has to offer, but here are some suggestions, which are just a few of the many things than can be done in this colourful city.

What to see in Copenhagen

Tivoli Gardens

You can't go to Copenhagen and not visit Tivoli Gardens. One of the most famous and oldest amusement parks in the world, Tivoli is near City Hall and Copenhagen Central Station, making it very easily accessible. However, Tivoli is much more than an amusement park, with its fascinating architecture, incredible gardens and unique atmosphere.

The Little Mermaid

If there is one thing that most people know about Copenhagen, even if they've never been there, it's The Little Mermaid. Located at Langelinje Pier, this sculpture is one of Copenhagen's better known tourists and most visited attractions.


Nyhavn – meaning New Harbour, despite not being so new anymore – is a very lively area in Copenhagen, full of sophisticated restaurants, where you can enjoy a great meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Once a busy commercial port, where sailors and tradesmen spent their days, nowadays it's one of the most popular parts of the city, both among locals and tourists. Nyhavn is also known for being one of the places where Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen once lived.

Freetown Christiania

If you're looking for something different, this green, car-free, autonomous community in Copenhagen, might just be the right place to spend a few hours of your trip. Its street murals, alternative lifestyle, art galleries and organic food are just a few of the reasons to pay it a visit.

The Open Air Museum

The Open Air Museum – Frilandsmuseet – is set on the outskirts of Copenhagen and is one of the largest and oldest museums of its kind. It features original rural buildings – including farms, houses and mills – giving the visitor a clear idea of what the Danish countryside used to be like. 

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