The city of Hans Christiaan Andersen, colourful houses in the harbour and a wonderful mix of traditional and modern architecture. Enjoy this city’s wonderful sights.
Who hasn’t heard of this Danish celebrity! The statue of the Little Mermaid, inspired by the tragic tale by the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, is one of Copenhagen’s best known sights. The Little Mermaid perches on a rock in Nyhavn harbour. But look closely as she only measures 1.25 metres!
Nyhavn (new harbour) is Copenhagen’s harbour. You will most likely recognise the area and its colourful houses and historic ships from postcards. An interesting piece of city trip trivia: did you know that Hans Christiaan Andersen, as did many other Danish artists, lived in Nyhavn?
Rosenborg lies in the heart of Copenhagen’s city centre. The 17th-century palace is built in Dutch Renaissance style and was originally the summer palace of King Christian IV. Rosenborg Castle is open to the public so you can enjoy all its treasures. And if you feel like taking a break from all the riches and splendour, just walk into the palace’s beautiful soothing garden.
The Tivoli Garden amusement park was built in 1843 and is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Take a ride in the old wooden rollercoaster that is more than 100 years old. Enjoy a lovely sunset in summer, when the park is lit by 115,000 little lights. And if you’re visiting in winter, take a stroll along the pretty stalls of the Christmas market. It is truly one of Copenhagen’s attractions that should not be missed!
Art lovers will fall head over heels for the Louisiana Museum. It is located about 35 kilometres to the north of Copenhagen and exhibits works by Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Alberto Giacometti and many others. And bring the kids too, while you’re at it. The museum has a special children’s wing where they can create their own masterpieces.