Copenhagen (Denmark): what to see in the capital

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What to see in Copenhagen, one-day itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including Tivoli Gardens and the little mermaid statue.


Tourist information

With a name meaning Porto dei Mercanti, Copenhagen is, according to the result given by reliable statistical research carried out internationally, among the cities of the world where the quality of life is better for the resident population.

Hans Christian Andersen wrote a good part of his famous fairy tales in this city, including the Little Mermaid.


In fact, on a rock by the sea there is the statue of the Little Mermaid, made of bronze, which constitutes one of the city symbols.

For a city tour, you should start at Amalienborg Castle, home of the Danish Royal residence.

It is composed of four Rococo-style buildings, which enclose an octagonal square.


It is possible to watch the change of the Royal Guard, which takes place every day at 12 noon during periods when the Royal Family is present.

What see

The Christianshavn district, with its many canals, and the Vor Frelsers Kirke Church, with a bell tower from whose top you can enjoy an excellent view of the city, are worth a visit.

Nearby is the Cristiana community called "the Hippie city", declared a free zone in 1971 by a group of young people.


Vor Frue Kirke Cathedral is built in neoclassical style.

Instead, an interesting exhibition of jewels belonging to the Royal Family is kept in the Castle of Rosenborg Slot.

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Christiansborg Palace, the seat of parliament, is located on the islet of Slotsholmen.

Under the palace are the remains of two previous Castles.

The Tivoli gardens, located in the heart of the city, constitute a large green oasis, which houses a famous amusement park.

Do not miss a visit to the Nationalmuseet.

Copenhagen in 5 minutes | Travel Guide | Must-sees for your city tour (April 2021)


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