Stop for a coffee at the acclaimed , or a warming bowl of gourmet porridge at the fantastic Grød to recharge for more exploring. It also features a separate children's museum that offers interactive exhibits for little ones, plus other sights throughout Denmark, including the Danish Music Museum and a former prison camp. One girl on a bicycle would rotate to the front when it was sunny, and the second girl with an umbrella would rotate to the front when it was rainy. Tivoli was opened in 1843, and it was once on the western edge of the city. The gardens serve as the sweeping grounds of , which was built as the Royal summer home in the 1600s and is now a museum.
The entertainment varies each day, so be sure to pick up a map and schedule when you pay the entry fee at the gate. Aside from the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn is perhaps the most recognized spot in the city. As you might guess, this makes it the oldest operating amusement park in the world. The golden weather girls used to tell the weather before the mechanism broke. We knew when we pulled up to the airport that something was wrong because the lines were complete chaos and everyone stood still at the baggage drop off. Copenhagen was never really on my radar I think most Americans want to see Paris, London and Italy so everything about Denmark felt refreshingly new. Tivoli is definitely not Disneyland but has its own magic.
A tour provides great information on the Danish royal family and its connection to the royals of other European countries. The reality is a lot more exciting and entails anything from cheese, cold-cuts, egg, fish and seafood, topped off with seasoning and garnishes. Rosenborg Slot Øster Voldgade 4A 1350 København, Denmark 011-45-3315-3286 rosenborgslot. There are many things to see throughout Copenhagen, so plan your itinerary carefully to fit in some of the top attractions. Also free on Wednesdays is the nearby , a contemporary arts centre housed in a former church whose magnificent spire towers over the city.
Source: Rent a Bike Copenhagen Copenhagen has to be one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. Tivoli Gardens Tivoli Gardens ranks as one of Copenhagen's most beloved attractions. It looks much like a Greek Temple, with all the Apostles in Roman togas. If you want to find some independent shops then follow Strøget into the Old City and then try one of the narrow side streets. Whether you try a 3 star restaurant like Geranium for its ambience or a more casual gastronomic experience at Relae, there are fabulous food options in Copenhagen.
Check out this fun for your trip. Danish food prides itself on organic, sustainable and local products and even the most basic of foods was delicious. Or, walk through the museum for a look at ancient Roman and Greek sculptures, modern art, and views over Copenhagen. Think of it like the department store window displays in New York City. From here, you can take in the sweeping cityscape and even see across the water to Sweden. You'll find upscale brands like Burberry, Gucci and Louis Vuitton here, so make sure to bring your credit card.
Take a breath of fresh air in Copenhagen's green spaces Copenhagen is full of green spaces, but the are especially lovely. There are saunas, baths and ice showers for you to try hot and cold experiences and really immerse yourself in Nordic wellness. Every day around 12pm, you can watch the changing of the guard with a parade around the Life Guard Barracks and march to Amalienborg. Although I was happy with the pictures, it was much nicer to enjoy our time there for as long as we wanted without competing with other visitors for prime viewing spots. Try Danish pastries Danes know how to make some excellent bread! Noma on Strandgade is of course at the forefront, with two Michelin stars and rapturous international acclaim for more than a decade.
This lofty vantage point provides panoramic views of Copenhagen's city center. To find the entrance to the Christiansborg Palace tours, enter the wooden door behind this equestrian statue, go past the entrance to the Christianborg ruins, go into a courtyard and up the stairs on the right. We were lucky enough to be there when someone was practicing on the organ, and it was beautiful! Famous artists represented here range from post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin to sculptor Auguste Rodin. Stroll down the less famous side for the best views and photographs, as well as look at house number 20, where beloved Danish author Hans Christian Andersen was living in 1835 when he published his first volume of fairy tales. Hop on a ride, grab cotton candy or take a boat on the lake. The National Museum of Denmark is considered one of Europe's best museums.
Definitely make sure to snap a picture of the charm and color here or hop onto one of the for a leisurely, comprehensive tour of the city. In 2013 my parents and I walked this route as a roundtrip—starting and ending at Tivoli Gardens—and while it was a lot of walking we all agreed we had plenty of time at each stop to enjoy the experience we wanted. There are countless companies offering rentals in Copenhagen, but you might want to try the hi-tech City Bike scheme, which has been running since 1995. Have the Time of Your Life at Tivoli Gardens Fun for the whole family, Tivoli is like an amusement park on steroids. Today, the region features a variety of eateries inside its restored homes, some of which were built in the late 1600s.
The building also features the Library Hall, an exhibition space and a music venue. The palace is really four distinct buildings built in the 1700s that surround a courtyard, at the center of which is a large statue of Amalienborg founder King Frederik V and his horse. The evening finale at Tivoli Gardens features thousands of colored lanterns illuminating the park's fountains and buildings. Lush garden beds and charming ponds also dot the grounds along with myriad restaurants and high-end bars. Copenhagen is the largest city in Scandinavia, but you'd never know it from the small-town atmosphere that pervades the Danish capital's winding canals and pedestrian streets.