Copenhagen is a city full of surprises, innovation and tradition, and a visit during your stay is the right choice, so here is a list of 10 things to see.

The Little Mermaid: Denmark’s most famous tourist attraction is located on the city’s waterfront. Following the fairy tale written in 1837 by Hans Christian Andersen, Carl Jacobs commissioned the sculptor Eriksen to create a statue of the Little Mermaid to decorate the city’s harbour in 1909.

The Little Mermaid is the symbol of Copenhagen and attracts a myriad of tourists every year.

Amalienborg: This is a royal castle in its own right, although it has no tower or spire. It is the Queen’s winter residence and is also home to the balcony from which the royal family greets people on the street. Although the castle is constantly visited by the royal couple, it is still possible to visit some of the royal rooms that the king and queen do not use on a daily basis

Copenhagen’s Round Tower: also known as the Round Tower, is Europe’s oldest working observatory, from which the stars have been observed and studied since 1642. Today, the Round Tower is still popular with astronomers and tourists. In addition, the observatory is surrounded by an outdoor platform from which there is a magnificent view of the old town.

Kronborg Castle: located in Elsinore, a 10-minute train ride from Copenhagen, is one of the most important Renaissance castles in Northern Europe. Known worldwide for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the castle is visited by around 200,000 Danes and tourists from all over the world each year.

Tivoli Gardens: its gardens are one of the symbols of the city and the oldest amusement park in the world.

Opened in August 1843, it is characterised by its unique atmosphere: the park is located in a large green oasis in the centre of the city, with ponds, a theatre, a series of rides such as the roller coaster and the vertigo, and many kiosks selling sweets and typical food.

Nyhavn: One of Copenhagen’s most famous and fascinating attractions. A picturesque canal, home to the city’s old harbour, one of the most visited places in the city.

What makes it special is the colourful Danish-style houses on its banks, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, which have made Nyhavn one of the most popular places in Copenhagen.

Bars and clubs: Copenhagen is full of traditional cafés and bars, located in cellars and historic buildings. Here you can drink cocktails, eat typical Danish meatballs or smørrebrød sandwiches until late at night: many of these places turn into clubs with DJs at the weekend. Vesterbo is Copenhagen’s most creative district, with many clubs.

Rosenborg Castle: certainly one of the most beautiful historical palaces in the city. It is located in the centre of Copenhagen in the Renaissance style. A former royal residence, the castle now houses the Danske Kongers Kronologiske Samling, the museum of Danish royal collections, which houses the crown jewels collected over a period of about 400 years, from 1500 to 1900.

Christiania: this city was founded in 1971, in an abandoned former military area of about 30 hectares in the Christianshavn district, when it was occupied by Danish hippies and squatters who proclaimed it a free city, thus untaxed and independent, giving life to a self-managed community inspired by values of freedom, sharing and peace.

Carlsberg Brewery: Another must-see is the brewery that produces the most famous Danish beer in the world. Over the years it has become a place of pilgrimage for beer lovers. It is not just a brewery, but a very special building, famous for its “elephants”. Here you can take part in interesting tours of the brewery.

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