If you feel like a change of scenery from the downtown area, there are plenty of attractions found just outside Copenhagen perfectly suited to a day trip and only 30-45 minutes away by local train. They offer not just natural beauty and the chance to get away from the noise of the city but also culture and activities with or without the family.
The internationally-renowned Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
is both an art museum with an architecturally-impressive building and a day out in its own right, located as it is on the edge of the Øresund coast with fabulous sea views and a wild and extensive sculpture garden. Out of Africa
fans should note the nearby Karen Blixen Museet
at Rungsted Kyst.
Castles abound in north Zealand, the most famous of them being Kronborg Slot
near Helsingør (Elsinore), the venue of course of Shakespeare's Hamlet
. Not quite so famous but much more palatial, Frederiksborg Slot
is worth visiting for its grounds alone.
Families should arm the kids with backpacks and take the S-Train up to Hellerup to check out science museum Experimentarium
, where guests are urged to fiddle and touch all the exhibits, or a little further north to Charlottenlund, to visit Danmarks Akvarium
. Other family-friendly attractions just outside Copenhagen include the grand old funfair Bakken
near Klampenborg, the open-air wing of Nationalmuseet Frilandsmuseet
and Iron Age natural paradise Land of Legends Lejre.
Gammel Strandvej 13
Modern art and architecture in spectacular setting... read more
Tuborg Havnevej 7
Science museum where kids can touch everything!...
Strandvejen, in Charlottenlund Fort Park, Charlottenlund
Up-close marine life, from seahorses to sharks...
Popular sandy beach north of Copenhagen... read more
Old amusement park in royal forest... read more
Roskilde Cathedral, resting place of royalty...
Art exhibits and architecture amidst a country park... read more