Whether you travel to Copenhagen for the sake of the experiences or to explore cultural activities, the city has plenty to do. From the well-known amusement park that has been located in the city center for over a hundred years, to zoos and children’s attractions. According to DIGOPAUL, Copenhagen has a lot to offer!
The amusement park in Copenhagen
You do not go to Copenhagen without a trip to the venerable Tivoli, which is located right in the center of the city. The oldest attraction at the amusement park recently turned 100 years old! Tivoli in Copenhagen can not be compared to other amusement parks, as it is more than just carousels and cotton candy. The traditional style with restaurants, music and fun stalls makes the visit fun for the whole family. In addition, there are many green areas inside the park, and an abundance of bird life that makes you forget the city’s close connection. Set aside at least one day for a visit to the Tivoli, especially if you are traveling with children.
Clockedin Escape Room
So-called “Escape rooms” have become mega popular in recent years and in Copenhagen you will find Clockedin. They are considered the best Escape Room in Copenhagen and are a super fun experience whether you go as a couple, family trip, boys ‘trip, girls’ trip or company trip. Here you have to use all the little grays to find the way out before the clock ticks out. Well worth a visit !
Nyhavn is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Copenhagen, which with its central location near the modern port facility is definitely a place to stop by. Nyhavn is simply explained as an area with old buildings and lots of history. The colorful buildings that blend in with the river canal are in many ways reminiscent of the city center buildings along the Nidelven in Trondheim, but many will probably think that Copenhagen’s answer to this is somewhat more powerful. There is a lot of history in this area, and among other things, the Danish author HC Andersen lived here for parts of his life. A perfect place for a hike along the quayside, where you can both eat and drink, look at the cultural monuments and maybe even exchange a few words with some Danish sailors.
Church of Our Saviour
For those interested in history, Copenhagen also has some beautiful churches that you should take with you. Our Savior’s Church is the most famous, and it is located in the district Christianshavn. The church was built at the end of the 17th century and is best known for its unique spiral spire on the outside, and for its unique organ facade which is still well preserved today despite its origins from 1698. For tourists it is possible to get all the way to the top in the church tower, which towers 90 meters above the ground.
Zoo and museum
Animal lovers will find joy in two different tourist attractions in Copenhagen. The first is a zoo located in Frederiksberg. The zoo offers various animal species from all over the world, and has, among other things, built an entire tropical rainforest for the tourists’ enjoyment. They also have a separate department with animals from Scandinavian farms, which are well suited for children. If you want to read more about both modern and extinct animal species, you can also visit the Zoological Museum. Here you will find exhibits and stuffings of everything from dinosaurs to animals that are still alive today.
Those interested in culture will have to visit Rosenborg Castle, which was actually built to be the summer residence of the Danish king Christian IV. It was built in the early 17th century, but holds up very well. It is located just outside the center of Copenhagen in very lush green areas.
Christiansborg Castle is the other attraction you should see just when it comes to castles and Copenhagen. It is located on the small island Slottsholmen, by the way in the heart of the capital, surrounded by river canals. Denmark has one of the oldest monarchies in the world, and therefore we may not need to say that there is a lot of history both on the island and in the castle in general. What is special about this castle is that it houses the Danish parliament, it is the office of the Danish Prime Minister and in other words it is the center of the executive branch in Denmark. The Danish queen also lives at the castle, so in addition to being a beautiful visit to the eye, you can also run the risk of encountering some famous personalities if you visit Slottsholmen.
The little Mermaid
Once you are in Copenhagen, you have to set aside a few minutes to see The Little Mermaid. It is a world-famous sculpture made by Edvard Eriksen, based on the mermaid from Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales. Eriksen originally asked ballerina Ellen Price, who played the mermaid in a production at the Royal Theater, to be a model for the mermaid. The model naturally had to show off some skin, which Price nicely declined. Thus, it was Eline, Eriksen’s wife, who had to do the job. Every day the mermaid swims up to the water’s edge, staring longingly at land, hoping to see the prince she loves so dearly. The little mermaid stands near Kastellet which is also worth a visit.
Science Center Experimentarium
The Danish Science Center Experimentarium is located in the Hellerup district, within cycling distance of Copenhagen city center. The purpose of the center is to convey science to people of all ages, preferably through inspiration and activities. Everything that happens at the Experimentarium is exciting, and much of it is interactive where the visitors themselves perform different experiments. Among the most popular activities are various physics and chemistry shows that will amaze most people. For many, the main attraction is the amazing staircase that has the spiral staircase structure of the DNA molecule. The center is open every day of the week until 17.00, except Thursdays when it is open until 20.00.
Amalienborg is the residence of Denmark’s rulers, who are currently Queen Margrethe II. The castle has a unique design, with four identical buildings pointing towards Amalienborg Castle Square. In the middle of the square is the statue of King Fredrik V, who was also King of Norway in the years between 1746 and 1766. Stop by and see the change of guard at 12.00, and get the beautiful view over to the opera house, among other places. You can get to Amalienborg if you want. The museums and exhibitions are open all year round, except from 23 to 25 December. You can visit Amalienborg Castle on the way to The Little Mermaid.
Once you have walked from one sight to another, perhaps interspersed with tough rounds of shopping, there is little that tastes as good as going to the spa. The most interesting way to do it in Copenhagen is to take a space cruise. CopenHot’s boat takes you around the harbor and in the city’s canals, while you sit in the hot tub on deck, whatever the season. Remember to book in advance, and bring swimwear, flip-flops and a towel in your suitcase from home. The same company also offers other fun spa experiences, such as the outdoor Tower Spa, Panoramic Sauna and small boats with a spa that can accommodate a maximum of 5 passengers.