The Danish fairy tale

From vile Vikings to ancient castles and palaces inhabited by real princes and princesses, cobblestone narrow streets, old timbered houses and a certain sculpture of a little mermaid. Copenhagen is a modern day fairytale with a happy ending. Copenhagen oozes of history and effortlessly combines old and new, preserving its 1,000-year history yet always looking to the future with open arms, hearts and minds.

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Changing of the Royal Guard

Every day you can witness the changing of the Royal Danish Guard at 12:00 noon. The Guard leaves its barracks at Rosenborg Castle at approximately 11:30 and marches through the city to Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish monarch Queen Margrethe 2.

The 9 most prominent royal attractions

Copenhagen is a royal city, and home to the world's oldest monarchy. In and around the city you will find castles, palaces, royal statues and monuments.

Museums on Slotsholmen

Slotsholmen is an island in the heart of Copenhagen.

Vikings' Copenhagen

All Scandinavians have a little Viking blood in their veins. Follow in the footsteps of the Vikings, their settlements, history and see a live reenactment.