The Danish fairy tale

The streets of Copenhagen are filled with fascinating history. From the early Vikings to the modern-day princes and princesses. Discover the city’s many grandiose palaces, narrow cobbled stoned streets and elaborate churches. Copenhagen has so many stories to tell – and some of them are like real-life fairy tales.

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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 seriously impressive castles and palaces. Here are seven of our favourites.

Have the perfect royal day in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is home to one of the world’s oldest monarchies, and the city has plenty of experiences that will make you feel like a royal for a day.

Bering House of Flowers | Sebastian Himmelstrup

Shop like a royal: The Queen approves of these 7 Copenhagen shops

Copy the Queen’s style and visit these 7 shops that Her Majesty herself approves of. Only a few of the best and longest-established companies in Denmark are appointed as a “Purveyor to Her Majesty”. A mere 100 Danish companies hold the honour of being a supplier to Her Majesty the Queen and the royal court. From breweries to fancy jewelers, these brands and shops are to be found scattered all-around Copenhagen. This is your guide to some of the best.

Christiansborg | Photo: VisitCopenhagen

All the best from Christiansborg Palace

On top of being the home of Danish politics, Christiansborg Palace is also home of the Royal Reception Rooms and plenty of royal history for visitors to discover. The palace is spectacular inside out and perfect to discover your inner royal.

Vor Frue Kirke | Photo: VisitCopenhagen

Explore Copenhagen's beautiful churches

Have a stroll through the historic Copenhagen, have a look into some of the beautiful buildings and churches that all tell stories about Copenhagen.

Viking Copenhagen

The 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.

Copenhagen royal attractions

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.

Frederiksborg Castle | Photo: Daniel Rasmussen

5 historic castles worth a daytrip outside Copenhagen

If you are in Copenhagen for more than just a few days, we will definitely recommend you to travel beyond Copenhagen borders and visit some of the Danish historic castles. 

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