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What to see in Copenhagen? Which attractions are worth seeing if you have 24 hours, a weekend or a whole week in Copenhagen? Keep an eye on this Visit Copenhagen-page, as we constantly update it with inspiration for your city break in Copenhagen.


From Steel House Copenhagen, you are a mere 750 metres from one of the most popular attractions in Copenhagen – Tivoli Gardens.

Spend a day in Tivoli and feel the unique atmosphere with colourful lights, candyfloss and roller coasters. Regardless of the season, we recommend a trip to Tivoli.

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Amalienborg og Amaliehaven

Amalienborg is the monarch’s winter residence. The beautiful complex consists of four palaces, and Christian Vll’s Palace’s magnificent rooms are open to the general public.

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Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is a beautiful oasis in Copenhagen. The garden is a living museum which holds one of the world's largest herbaria with pressed and preserved plants and fungi from around the world.

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Christiansborg Palace

Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen is home to the Danish Parliament. The palace features the Royal Reception Rooms, Absalon's ruins, the royal stables and, not least, the new attraction: the Royal Kitchen.

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The Blue Planet

With more than 20.000 fish and mammals and 450 species The Blue planet is one of Scandinavia’s largest aquariums. The Buildings location close to the water makes it an ideal place to visit on both sunny and rainy days. Bring the kids to a day of fun and learning.

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Copenhagen Central Station

Copenhagen Central Station is a hub for almost all traffic. You can, for example, take the train to Malmö, Fisketorvet shopping centre or the airport. At the central station, you will find trains, a taxi rank and buses.

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Hop-on Hop-off Canal Tours

Hop-on Hop-off Canal Tours operates daily around the canals of Copenhagen, starting from Gl. Strand or Nyhavn. Here you can see Copenhagen from the waterfront with a tour guide, and have different stops.

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Meatpacking District Copenhagen

The Meatpacking District is where the majority of the city's food wholesalers are based, especially meat wholesalers, hence the name. Nestled among the butchers are restaurants and a vibrant night life, which is a mecca for the city's hipsters.

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Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen Airport, otherwise known as Kastrup, is Denmark's largest airport. Getting to and from the airport is easy by train and the Metro.

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The National Museum

The National Museum of Denmark is the country's main cultural history museum, housing pictures and objects from all over the world. The famous Gold Horn is also found at the National Museum of Denmark.

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Nyhavn, Copenhagen's port pearl, which stretches from Kongens Nytorv Square and all the way along the canal. Many of the old houses are preserved till this day, and the oldest house dates back to 1681.

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Tycho Brahe Planetarium

Tycho Brahe Planetarium provides educational entertainment for the whole family about the starry sky and astronomy fascinating universe. See the stunning exhibition or take a tour at the planetarium's heart, Rumteatret which, with its 1,000 square meter delivers exceptional film experiences.

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Steel House Copenhagen

Steel House Copenhagen

As a guest staying at the New Yorker-inspired Steel House Copenhagen, you will experience brand new standards in contemporary city hostels. You will encounter minimalist lines and designs in a balanced fusion of raw elements, a rustic interior and soft textures.

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The famous Stork Fountain on Strøget was inaugurated in 1994. The fountain is cast in bronze, and it is a popular place to sit and enjoy the sunshine in the vibrant city life for most of the year.

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Shopping street (Strøget)

Strøget is the famous pedestrian shopping street in Copenhagen's city centre, which extends from Rådhuspladsen to Kongens Nytorv. The pedestrian street offers a wide array of shops, ranging from budget-friendly chains to some of the world's most expensive brands.

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Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is a fairytale amusement park in the heart of Copenhagen. Tivoli opened its doors in 1843, making it the world's second oldest amusement park, and it has been a huge attraction ever since.

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Torvehallerne is Copenhagen's exclusive food mecca, with cosy halls where you can get your hands on all sorts of ingredients and delicacies. Otherwise, you can enjoy a delicious meal in one of the small eateries.

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Uformel offers a pick 'n' choose menu at great prices. The menu consists of around 15 dishes adapted to seasonal ingredients. The restaurant also features a bar where cocktails are mixed by one of the country's best bartenders.

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Visit Carlsberg

Carlsberg is a world famous brewery, which was founded in 1847. The neighborhood of Carlsberg is a blooming area filled with cafes and cultural experiences such as food markets, art exhibitions, dance shows and much more.

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Wallmans offers the perfect night out with dinner and show in the old Circus Building on Jernbanegade near the City Hall Square. Here is restaurant, nightclub and entertainment under one roof.

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Øl & Brød

Øl & Brød serves traditional open sandwiches with a modern touch. The classic taste of Denmark's national dish is coupled with an appropriate beer. The kitchen is run by two chefs who won silver at the Danish National Open Sandwich Championships in 2013.


The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid welcomes guests in the port edge of Langelinie. It illustrates the Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of the same name and is a gift to Copenhagen donated by brewer Carl Jacobsen and made by sculptor Edvard Eriksen.

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The Royal Danish Theatre

The Royal Danish Theatre was founded in 1748 and stages drama, opera, ballet and orchestras – all under one roof. The theatre offers performances for those seeking an exciting and unusual experience.

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Restaurant Höst

Höst is a restaurant based on seasonal Nordic ingredients, combining traditional cooking methods with flavours from modern Scandinavian cuisine. The restaurant has won three international design awards.

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Q Park

Q-Park is one of Denmark's largest parking companies. The company has 13 car parks dotted around Copenhagen, offering parking spaces if you want to experience the beautiful Copenhagen on foot.

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Town Square

Town Hall Square is the city's great popular place where people move around the clock. The square is inspired by the shape of a seashell, and adjacent to the impressive old Copenhagen City Hall Building.

The Concert Hall in Tivoli | Photo by: Rasmus B. Hansen | Source: Tivoli

Tivoli Concert Hall

In the heart of the amusement park Tivoli Gardens, you will find Tivoli Concert Hall which is one of Denmark’s biggest halls with spectacular acoustics and a fantastic scene. The Concert Hall serves as the domicile for Tivoli Garden’s classical music but also hosts a wide range of other performances.

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Royal Arena

Royal Arena is Copenhagen’s brand new, multifunctional arena located right next to Ørestad Metro and the airport. The arena houses all aspects of live entertainment from concerts to international sport events and tv shows. The building has room for up to 16,000 guests.

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Bremen Theatre

Bremen Teater is an attractive alternative to the traditional theatre, where events focusing on art and culture as a form of expression are staged.

Steel House Copenhagen

Steel House Copenhagen

As a guest staying at the New Yorker-inspired Steel House Copenhagen, you will experience brand new standards in contemporary city hostels. You will encounter minimalist lines and designs in a balanced fusion of raw elements, a rustic interior and soft textures.


Want to visit Copenhagen from the water? Then set off on a harbour cruise through Copenhagen's scenic canals. Along the way, you are told stories about Copenhagen and the many interesting buildings.

Enjoy a canal tour packed with great experiences and fresh air while you relax with those around you.

The Little Mermaid

One of Denmark's – and therefore also Copenhagen's – main tourist attractions is, of course, the Little Mermaid on Langelinie. The sculpture is loved by most people, and illustrates Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale of the same name.

Have you seen pictures of the Little Mermaid, but never seen her in real life? Then we recommend that you give yourself the opportunity to experience the real deal, next time you visit Copenhagen. She is small and neat. She is admired by many. And she is a must-see attraction.

The area around the Little Mermaid is called Langelinie, and from here you can walk to the Citadel, which also tells an interesting story about Copenhagen.