Museums fit for a day trip

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Copenhagen has a lot of incredible museums, but when it comes to cultural and historical heritage, catching a train or car and heading on a day trip out of the city will be well worth your effort. 

Whether you're dying to know more about our past as Vikings or you have a thing for modern art, the museums surrounding Copenhagen can deliver. Learn more about our royal history or explore our maritime traditions in the architectural masterpiece that is M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark.

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ARKEN Museum of Contemporary Art
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ARKEN Museum of Contemporary Art

Walk beside world-class sculptures in the dunes, discover one of Europe's best Damien Hirst collections and explore modern art in a wonderful ark-like gallery by the sea at Ishøj, south of Copenhagen....

Frederiksborg Castle - 500 Years of Danish History at the Museum of National History

Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød is a fairy tale-like experience that no children or adults should miss. The beautiful Renaissance castle is built on three small islands in the Castle Lake, where the ...

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M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark
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M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark

Experience award-winning architecture and interactive exhibitions in the maritime surroundings of Kulturhavn Kronborg in Elsinore.

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art - world-class art by the sea
Photo: Kim Hansen | Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art - world-class art by the sea

The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is a leading international art museum and an absolute top attraction in Denmark. Art, nature and architecture combine in a total experience that attracts guests from...

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The Open Air Museum, Frilandsmuseet, is one of the oldest and largest open air museums in the world.

Rudolph Tegner's Museum & Statue Park - Marble and bronze in heather-covered hills

Walk in heather-covered hills between statues of powerful men and women. Continue into Tegner's Museum, which echoes like a cathedral, and see Danish sculptor Rudolph Tegner's enormous works in plaste...

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