Here are some fun places to explore in Copenhagen.
The city of Copenhagen is a blend of the old with the new. The Scandinavian capital is known for its design scene, lively atmosphere, and food. If you are travelling on a budget there are many things to do and see that don’t cost a whole lot. Here are some fun things to do when you visit Copenhagen.
You cannot go to Copenhagen without checking out its most popular destination – Nyhavn. It is filled with lots of colour and historic ships. Take a walk down the area and don’t forget to pack your camera. The famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen lived in the area back in 1835, which is reportedly around the same time his first volume of fairy tales was published. Enjoy the harbourside by having a little picnic at the waterfront. It is an extremely picturesque harbour scene you can spend all afternoon admiring.
2 The Little Mermaid
Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Copenhagen. The sculpture is perched on a rock. However, there is much more to take in while you visit the iconic mermaid. So don’t rush your walk to get there in a hurry. Take in the sights and enjoy what this place has to offer.
3 Christiansborg Palace
Christiansborg Palace is home to the Danish Parliament and Royal Reception Rooms. Christiansborg Tårnet is reportedly Copenhagen’s highest viewpoint. You can enjoy stunning views in all directions. You can get a good look at the cityscape from here. The Royal Riding Ring is also behind the tower.
Strøget is a major spot that is always bustling. Here you will find historic buildings, squares and fountains. It is said to be one of the longest pedestrian streets in the world. If you love to shop, you will love spending the day here. It is popular with locals and tourists. However, if you want a break from the crowd, you can wander off to quieter and quaint squares like Gråbrødretorv. Magstræde is also a street worth visiting as it is dotted with old and colourful homes.
5 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Copenhagen is an art lover’s dream for more reasons than one. Don’t forget to check out Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek while you are there. It is an art museum that contains beautiful paintings and sculptures.