TOP TOURIST PLACES
The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen is one of Denmark’s most famous attractions and often at the top of the bucket list for many visitors to the Danish capital. The Little Mermaid, who sits on her rock at Langelinje Pier, is inspired by Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen’s popular tale, where a mermaid tragically falls in love with a human prince. The sculpture of the famous lady, designed by sculptor Edvard Eriksen, celebrated her 100th birthday in 2013.
Address: Langelinie, 2100 København Ø
Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens is the second oldest amusement park in the world, and you will get the sense of a fairy-tale-like atmosphere the minute you enter the gates. Inside the park, you will find a diverse selection of restaurants, thrilling rides and quaint stalls. On top of all of this, Tivoli Gardens also hosts big international events and during Christmas it transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland.
Address: Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V
The visitor centre located in the original Carlsberg Brewery is a great attraction for those who are curious about how the beer originated, how it is made and how it tastes! Join a guided tour at Visit Carlsberg with interactive exhibitions, the world’s biggest collection of beer bottles and of course a Carlsberg bar to finish off the experience.
Address: Gamle Carlsberg vej 11, 1799 København V
The Royal Danish Opera House is beautifully located by the harbour front opposite Amalienborg Palace and The Little Mermaid. Copenhagen Opera House was a gift from A.P. Møller Mærsk to the Danish people. The Royal Danish Opera House in Copenhagen is designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen.
Address: Ekvipagemestervej 10, 1438 København K
Amalienborg Palace is home to the Danish Royal Family. The palace is unique for a royal residence in that it is not secluded by gates.
Address: Amalienborg, 1257 København K
Christiania, the famous freetown of Copenhagen, is without a doubt one of Denmark’s most popular tourist attractions. This controversial area is loved by many, but has been a turning point for strong debate, especially because of the locals’ relaxed view on hash and some unfortunate violent incidents.
Address: Bådsmandsstræde 43, 1407 København K
Roskilde Cathedral is inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list. It is a unique and beautiful medieval cathedral. The Viking kings Harold Bluetooth (d. 985) and his son, Sweyn Forkbeard (d. 1014) conqueror of England is buried here. Almost 40 kings and queens of Denmark are buried here.
Address: Domkirkepladsen 3, 4000 Roskilde
The Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde, located just west of Copenhagen, is one of Denmark’s many Viking attractions. The Museum is the perfect place to discover how the Vikings lived and especially to explore the hard work that went into building the ships that took the Vikings fishing and on crusades across oceans.
Address: Vindeboder 12, 4000 Roskilde
The islands and the natural coastlands by the Waddensea have become an area in Denmark that really attracts a lot of visitors. It`s unique nature and culture, along with the many holidayhomes, campingsites, youthhostels and other accommodation possibilities, have been the fertile basis for the creation of a strong tourist region.
Address: Sydvestjylland, 6792 Rømø
Frederiksborg Palace is situated on three islets in the castle lake in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. The palace, which is surrounded by the beautiful Frederiksborg Palace Garden, was built in the Dutch Renaissance style at the beginning of the 1600s by King Christian 4.
Address: Møntportvejen 10, 3400 Hillerød
World-famous Danish fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense on the island of Funen. Today, his childhood home is a popular attraction among fans of his works. In the little yellow house, you can experience how he lived with his parents from the age of two until he turned 14. In Odense, you will also find a dedicated Hans Christian Andersen Museum.
Address: Munkemøllestræde 3 – 5, 5000 Odense C
LEGOLAND Billund is the world’s first LEGOLAND resort and a true celebration to the Danish LEGO brick. LEGOLAND Billund is located right by the airport, only a two hour flight from London. Inside the park, you will find amusements, a miniland of famous worldwide landmarks made of LEGO, and thematic restaurants. New in 2015: The world’s biggest LEGO model made of more than 5 millions bricks.
Address: Nordmarksvej 9, 7190 Billund
Aalborg Zoo is a little oasis in Aalborg, the biggest city in North Jutland. The Zoo is beautifully situated on the top of a hill next a forest. Inside you will find all types of animals, from the majestic African lion to pet friendly farm animals.
Address: Mølleparkvej 63, 9000 Aalborg
The Old Town Museum (Den Gamle By) in Aarhus is one of Denmark’s most comprehensive open air museums. Discover how Danes lived their lives in the old days, as you walk the narrow cobbled paths, enter the old bakery or pay a visit to the blacksmith in his forge. The latest addition to The Old Town Museum is a complete 1970s building which showcases fully furnished flats from that time.
Address: Viborgvej 2, 8000 Aarhus C