The royal and historic Copenhagen

Photo: Daniel Rasmussen

Home to one of the oldest monarchies in the world with a history tracing back to the Viking Age. History is everywhere in Copenhagen where cobblestone streets, palaces and royal artefacts make for a beautiful backdrop to the modern life lived by the Copenhageners of today.

8 castles that'll awaken your inner royal

Photo: Thomas Høyrup Christensen

Why Copenhagen is a modern day fairy tale

From wild Vikings to ancient castles and palaces inhabited by real princes and princesses, cobblestone narrow streets and a certain sculpture of a  little mermaid . Copenhagen is a modern day fairy tale with a happy ending.

Hans Christian Andersen's Copenhagen

Hans Christian Andersen spent most of his life in Copenhagen and several of the places that were the centre of his life can still be visited today.

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Experience Copenhagen Cultural District

Within 10 minutes’ walk in the heart of the historic city centre 19 museums and cultural institutions make up Copenhagen Cultural District. Explore Danish and international culture and history in a small area with a large cultural significance.

Guide to the historic and maritime Christianshavn area

Expect hygge all year round and a down-to-earth atmosphere in this beautiful part of Copenhagen, which is technically a part of the city center, but definitely has its own distinct neighbourhood feel.

Explore the Vikings' Roskilde

Once the capital of Denmark, Roskilde oozes of history and is a must for anyone with a knack for Vikings. With its picturesque location by the fjord and its rich historical heritage, Roskilde is a perfect day trip from Copenhagen only 30 minutes away.