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.

Amalienborg Palace is a must for anyone with a taste for royal history and the life of Denmark’s royal family who still resides inside the palace.

Royal castles and attractions in Copenhagen | VisitCopenhagen

7 Castles That Will Awaken Your Inner Monarch

Copenhagen and its surrounding regions are home to the world's oldest monarchy - and some of seriously impressive castles and palaces. Here are seven of our favourites.

Amalienborg Palace | Royal attractions | VisitCopenhagen

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.

Slotsholmen

Museums on Slotsholmen

Slotsholmen is an island in the heart of Copenhagen.

Vikings' 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.