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Top attractions in Copenhagen

Some sights and attractions are almost synonymous with Copenhagen. We've gathered them here. Most are within walking distance from the city centre and you are free to pick and choose between the Copenhagen classics. With a Copenhagen Card, you'll have access to more than 80 attractions.

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Copenhagen Zoo
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Copenhagen Zoo

With more than 4,000 animals from all over the world, Copenhagen ZOO is one of Denmark's most visited attractions.

Den Blå Planet, National Aquarium Denmark

Is it better down where it's wetter? Find out at Denmark's National Aquarium.

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SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark
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SMK - The National Gallery of Denmark

Denmark's largest art gallery, SMK has an outstanding collection of Danish and international art.

Amalienborg Palace
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Amalienborg Palace

Take a peek behind the scenes of the Danish Royal Family.

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Bakken
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Bakken

A unique mini theme park in the woods north of Copenhagen, Bakken is the oldest amusement park in the world. 

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The National Museum
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The National Museum

Denmark's showstopping national history museum.

The Round Tower
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The Round Tower

This 17th Century tower and observatory is one of Copenhagen's most iconic buildings.

Experimentarium
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Experimentarium

World-class science center in Copenhagen. 

Glyptoteket
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Glyptoteket

Art and sculpture museum in central Copenhagen with a glorious winter garden.

Rosenborg Castle
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Rosenborg Castle

A royal hermitage set in the King’s Garden in the heart of Copenhagen.

Christiansborg Palace
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Christiansborg Palace

Experience 800 years of royal history at the awe-inspiring Christiansborg Palace.

Kronborg Castle - UNESCO World Heritage
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Kronborg Castle - UNESCO World Heritage

Drama-packed Kronborg is one of Northern Europe’s finest Renaissance castles. 

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Open Air Museum
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Open Air Museum

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

Tivoli Gardens
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Tivoli Gardens

Magical Tivoli Gardens is Copenhagen's central theme park. And one of the oldest in the world.

The Little Mermaid
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The Little Mermaid

Arguably one of Copenhagen's most iconic tourist attractions, the sculpture of The Little Mermaid was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale.

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The Botanical Garden
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The Botanical Garden

Ten hectares of gardens with a butterfly house and a tropical palm house dating to 1874. 

Zoological Museum
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Zoological Museum

Take a walk among mammoths, woolly-haired rhinos, steppe bison, and giant deer once native to Denmark.

Natural History Museum of Denmark
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Natural History Museum of Denmark

Marvel at meteorites, fossils and a piece of the moon at this natural history museum.

Planetarium
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Planetarium

Discover the secrets of the universe at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium.

King's Garden
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King's Garden

Denmark's oldest royal gardens.

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Strøget
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Strøget

Copenhagen's largest shopping area is centered around Strøget in the heart of the city.

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The Marble Church
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The Marble Church

The city’s most impressive church, with views over the city from the top, the Marble Church is also known as Frederik's Church.

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Skip the crowds and explore beyond the beaten track

We suggest you visit some of the neighbourhoods that makes Copenhagen special. It's a pocket-sized city, so you won't have to travel far. And see our editorial staff's handpicked tips for each month. 

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