7 Best Things to Do in Copenhagen

The Danish capital is a picturesque vacation destination full of wonderful things to do. With elegant architecture and charming canals, there is always plenty of sightseeing to be done. Don’t miss out on these exciting activities when you visit!

1) Nyvhavn

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Nyvhavn is a waterfront entertainment district right in the heart of Copenhagen where colourful houses line the scenic canals. Grab a Danish meal at one of the many restaurants in the district or grab a beer and enjoy some live music at a jazz bar. Nyvhahn is especially magical during Christmastime, when the area turns into a festive wonderland.

2) The Little Mermaid

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The Little Mermaid is an iconic bronze statue of mermaid is perched atop a rock. It’s situated right near the Langelinie Promenade. The statue  is the most photographed monument in all of Denmark, with about 5 million shots taken every year. The Little Mermaid has been vandalized many times over the years and even knocked off her rock by explosive, but she has been repaired and still stands proud today!

3) Børsen

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Børsen, or the Old Stock Exchange is a historical building in the centre of Copenhagen. Its unique 17th century architecture and its distinctive dragon-tail shaped spires make it a popular tourist attraction. Nowadays, the Børsen has become the headquarters for the Danish Chamber of Commerce.

4) The Copenhagen University Gardens

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The Copenhagen University Gardens are a lush botanical oasis in the midst of the oldest university in Denmark. The Gardens were established as a serene study space for students in 1858, and they are still to this day. They’ve also become a popular stop for tourist who want to escape the bustle of the city for a few precious moments.

5) Axeltorv

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Axeltorv is a public square in Copenhagen that’s known for its sculptures, entertainment venues and green spaces. In 2009, a giant ferris wheel was built in Axeltorv, which was an exciting events for Danes because it was the first of its kind in Scandinavia. Adventure seekers will love to explore Axeltorv and go for a thrilling ride or catch a circus show.

6) Manfreds Cafe

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Manfreds is a hip cafe and restaurant located on Jægersborggadem, a street famed for its trendy spots. Manfreds describes itself as “the world’s only veggie-focused restaurant famous for its raw meat.” With classic dishes like duck confit and steak tartare on the menu, dining at Manfreds is an enjoyable experience not to be missed!

7) Tivoli Gardens

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Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park right smack dab in the middle of Copenhagen, only steps from Copenhagen Central Station. Reconnect with your inner child by exploring magical  gardens and riding thrilling roller coasters. The park had many famous enthusiasts such as Hans Christian Andersen and Walt Disney, and it is easy to see why once you step into this enchanting park.

 

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