First Time in Copenhagen



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Copenhagen has plenty to offer the first-time visitor, but taking it all in can be a daunting task. This guide helps lead you away from the over-rated tourist traps to those spots where it’s possible to taste the real flavor of the Danish capital.

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Author: Jane Graham


Day 1 - København, Copenhagen


Copenhagen has it all, from the ultra-modern to the quaint and the historical: our guide offers a broad selection, from perennial tourist favorites like the queen’s residence at Amalienborg and a canal tour of the capital to a view over the city’s roofs from the top of the 17th century Round Tower. We invite you to the marvellous mansion of Rosenborg Slot, with more to see besides its famous crown jewels, and the many versions of Christiansborg Castle built upon the site of Denmark’s modern-day Parliament. For art lovers, check out the beautiful, elegant halls of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, or the impressive collection of Danish paintings housed in the Hirschsprung Collection. Finally, if all that history requires a spot of light relief, we recommend a visit to the fairytale world of Tivoli Pleasure Gardens, or for a real alternative – Copenhagen’s ‘free state’ of Christiania.


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Christiania

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Christiania
1407 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 7022 2442 (Tourist Information)
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Tivoli Gardens

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Location:

Vesterbrogade 3
1630 Copenhagen, Denmark

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tel: +45 33 15 10 01
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Glyptoteket

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Dantes Plads 7
1556 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 3341 8141
fax: +45 3391 2058
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Rundetårn

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Købmagergade 52A
1150 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 3373 0373
fax: +45 3373 0377
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Amalienborg

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Christian VIII's Palace
Christian VIII's Palace
1257 Copenhagen, Denmark

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tel: +45 3340 1010
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Christiansborg

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Prins Jørgens Gård 1
Christiansborg Slotsplads
1218 Copenhagen, Denmark

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tel: +45 3392 6492
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Thorvaldsens Plads Antique Market

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Location:

Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2
1213 Copenhagen, Denmark


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DFDS Canal Tours

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Nyhavn 2
Ticket Office
1051 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 3296 3000
fax: +45 3296 9350
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Hirschsprung Samling

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Location:

Stockholmsgade 20
2100 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 35 42 0336
fax: +45 35 43 3510
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Rosenborg Slot

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Øster Voldgade 4A
1350 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 3315 3286
fax: +45 3315 2046
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Day 2 - Copenhagen, København


From the open sandwich ‘smørrebrød’ and Danish mains like frikadelle meatballs to fresh fish and seafood, the staples of the Danish kitchen are given a new twist at these restaurants. Traditional lunchtime spots Ida Davidsen and Slotskælderen – hos Gitte Kik offer a dazzling choice of smørrebrød, while waterfront eateries like Zeleste in Nyhavn and Christianshavn’s Kanalen offer mouth-watering evening menus with perfect views and outdoor seating. Finally, getting a table at Christianshavn’s Noma may prove tricky, especially after it was rated third best restaurant in the world – but this gourmet eatery that uses only Scandinavian produce deserved a mention.


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Noma

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Strandgade 93
1401 Copenhagen, Denmark

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tel: +45 3296 3297
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Slotskælderen - hos Gitte Kik

Location:

Fortunstræde 4
1065 Copenhagen, Denmark

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tel: +45 3311 1537


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Restaurant Kanalen

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Location:

Wilders Plads 2
1403 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 3295 1330
fax: +45 3295 1338
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Zeleste

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Store Strandstræde 6
1255 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 3316 0606
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Ida Davidsen

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Store Kongensgade 70
1264 Copenhagen, Denmark

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tel: +45 3391 3655
fax: +45 3311 3655
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Day 3 - København, Copenhagen


Copenhagen’s love of jazz is well-known, but the city bids warm welcomes to other musical genres, too. Check out the line-up at the city’s leading jazz club, Copenhagen Jazzhouse, or if salsa is more your thing, why not drop by for a Latino dance class before shaking your thing on the dance floor at Club Mambo. For live music as well as its regular nightclub, Vesterbro’s Vega is hard to beat: while for those who’d prefer to give the cover charge a miss and simply hear a little music over a drink or two, downtown’s Drop Inn has regular concerts with local bands, and Latin restaurant and cocktail bar Barbarellah is a gentle introduction to the distinctive flavor of Nansensgade.


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Copenhagen JazzHouse

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Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10
Postboks 1129
1153 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 3315 2600
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Drop Inn

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Kompagnistræde 34
1208 København, Denmark

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tel: 45 3311 2404
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Vega

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Location:

Enghavevej 40
In Vesterbrø, behind the railway station
1674 København, Denmark

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tel: +45 3325 7011
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Club Mambo

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Vester Voldgade 85
1552 København, Denmark

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tel: 45 2886 2626
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Barbarellah

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Nørre Farimagsgade 41
1364 Copenhagen, Denmark

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tel: +45 3332 0061
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Day 4 - Copenhagen, København, Kastrup, Copenhagen K


Top 5 attractions along the canals and harbor
Copenhagen is bordered on one side by its artificial lakes, on another by its harbor and finally by its canals. It includes the islands of Holmen, Slotsholmen and Amager. This said, looking at the city from its streets offers only one perspective. Taking a canal tour offers another view of the city – and here are five waterfront sights you really shouldn’t miss.


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Den Lille Havfrue

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Langelinie
Langelinie on the harbor
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark


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Kastellet

Location:

Kastellet 68
2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

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tel: +45 3311 2233


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Operaen

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Location:

Ekvipagemestervej 10
1438 København, Denmark

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tel: 45 3369 6969
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Øresundsbroen

Location:

Øresundsmotorvejen
2770 Kastrup, Denmark

Contact:

tel: +45 7023 9060
fax: +45 3341 6580
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Nyhavn

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Location:

Nyhavn
1051 Copenhagen K, Denmark

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tel: +45 3311 0508
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