Copenhagen OPERA HOUSE
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TOP 10 ATTRACTIONS IN COPENHAGEN (download in pdf)
1. The Little Mermaid
Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about the unhappy mermaid, who wishes she goes on shore, became one of the most famous statues in Copenhagen. The Little Mermaid is located close to Kastellet and you should definitely pay her a visit and take a souvenir photo, before you leave Copenhagen.
2. Amalienborg Palace
The main residence of Her Majesty the Queen is Amalienborg Palace. The raised flag indicates that the Queen is present. Outside the Palace, the Royal Danish Guard is responsible for Her Majesty’s security. Be there at 12.00, to witness the change of guards in front of the Palace!
The National Opera House, located opposite Amalienborg Palace on the island of Holmen, is one of the most modern buildings around the world. It is claimed to be one of the best operas in the world, so if you have the time, take a harbor bus and visit it!
4. Nyhavn – Canal Tour
"Nyhavn” means “new harbor” and used to be really busy! Nowadays, it is the best spot to rest and have a beer – acting as the locals! Many artists and writers used to live here –including H.C. Andersen. A canal tour is recommended, since it is a different and more interesting way of seeing Copenhagen.
5. Rosenborg Castle
Rosenborg Castle is located in central Copenhagen and surrounded by King’s Garden. It is a museum with objects that relate to the monarchs of the past 400 years. Here you will also have the opportunity to see the three treasuries with the Crowns as well as the Crown Jewels.
6. Round Tower
If you want to visit the oldest functioning observatory in Europe, then “Rundetaarn” is the right place. The city view is magnificent and pays off those who manage to walk up the spiral walk and make it to the roof!
7. “The Black Diamond”
Copenhagen’s new Royal library is called “The Black Diamond” and is located at the waterfront just beside the old Royal Library. Apart from being a special building of unique beauty, there are several activities taking place in it and varying from concerts to exhibitions.
8. Frederiksberg Have
One of the prettiest garden throughout Copenhagen – and there are many- is Frederiksberg Have. This is where Frederiksborg Slot (: castle) and the Museum of National History are located. On a sunny day, many Danes visit the garden.
Strøget is the oldest and longest pedestrian street in the world! Connecting Kongens Nytorv (King’s New Square) to the City Square is probably the busiest spot throughout Copenhagen. And if you are not into shopping you can visit the Danish Parliament that is close.
10. The Lakes
Last, but certainly not least, a walk by the lakes would be memorable even to those who are not very romantic. Don’t forget to visit the Planitarium –it is the round building by the lakes- and have the opportunity to watch Copenhagen’s sky!