Things to do in Copenhagen
Attractions in Copenhagen are a mixture of living history and
fun frivolous activity. Copenhagen is one large attraction in
itself, as many of the cobblestone streets and rows of old Danish
houses are much like they have been for centuries. Yet Copenhagen
is adding ever more modern attractions to the heap of historic
The unusual European habit of visiting unremarkable statues
continues in Copenhagen as the Little Mermaid in Langelinie harbour
is the city''s most sought after, and often first, sight. Don''t be
disenchanted for long, as better attractions await in unique
neighbourhoods, grand museums, and entertainment that can easily be
reached on foot and are mostly centralised in the city centre.
A walk along Nyhavn Canal reveals the best of historic
Copenhagen with old but well-preserved architecture and wooden
boats showcasing the city''s maritime history. The streets are full
of shops and entertainment with a carnival-like appeal. To delve
deeper into Danish history the National Museum at the Prince''s
Palace is a central Copenhagen attraction, as is The Copenhagen
City Museum. There are dozens of museums in Copenhagen, offering
everything from Old Masters at the Ordrupgaard art museum to the
Tycho Brahe Planetarium.
Often-overlooked attractions in Copenhagen are the city''s
beaches, which have excellent facilities, though they can be
crowded in fine weather. Of course, no visit to Copenhagen is
complete without idling in the Tivoli Gardens or playing in its
famous theme park.
Visitors can buy the Copenhagen Card, which gives them free
entry to over 60 museums and attractions, free rides on public
transportation, and discounts in many restaurants and shops. The
cards are available in 24 hour and 72 hour varieties, and adult
cards cost 31 euros and 62 euros respectively. You can buy the card
at the airport or at many tourist offices around Denmark.