5 Must Visit Places In Copenhagen
By: Kratika Fri, 27 Jan 2023 4:13:08
Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark since the 15th century. The population of Copenhagen is over 790,000 as of 2020. Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark. The Nyhavn Harbor or Grammel Strand of Copenhagen was known as a fishing town by native Vikings in the 10th century. Copenhagen is the center of politics, the center of commerce as well as the economy of Denmark, and headquarter of the Danish army.
The city of Copenhagen is a center of business for the Nordic region and Scandinavia since the early 19th century. The city has consistently developed residential facilities and infrastructure for over 100 years. International students stay in Copenhagen for higher education. The University of Copenhagen draws students from neighboring European countries and also students from Asia.
# National Museum of Denmark
The National Museum of Denmark is the largest museum in Denmark and located at the center of the city of Copenhagen. This is one of the most popular tourist destination of Denmark. The exhibits displayed at the museum include items that show the history of Denmark and Europe since 14,000 years past. Museum has several exhibits that show the artistic description of Danish culture. The history and exhibits are classified from the Bronze Age, Stone Age, Ice Age, Viking’s ruling, year 900 to 1900, and history of the 20th century.
The museum hosts over 9,000 sculptures. The museum has a collection of European, French, Nordic, and Danish arts dated 900 years to present. The museum also holds the art collection of Royal Families. Overall there are over a quarter-million exhibits displayed at the museum. The national gallery is also known as Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK) or State Museum for Art. The entry fee per person is about $ 10. Tourists should check the timings and opening days.
# Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli Garden is close to The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen more like across the street. The Tivoli Garden is the largest and most popular outdoor amusement park in Copenhagen. The amusement park is popular among the residents of Denmark and other countries of Scandinavia. Several Danish citizens from near and far villages as well as town come to spend a day at the park.
The outdoor oldest park was opened in 1843. Almost 4.6 million people visit the park every year. Tivoli Garden Park is the fifth most visited park in Europe. The park includes several attractions, theatre, scenic railway, restaurants, rides, and gardens. The attractions at the Tivoli Garden Park include Merry-Go-Round, Roller Coaster Demon drop, Immelman Loop, and multiple swing ride. Tourists should check the working hours and entry fees.
# Nyhavn Harbor
Nyhavn Harbor is 1.6 km (1 mile) from the National Museum of Denmark. Most tourists after visiting Museum and Tivoli Garden come to Nyhavn Harbor at Copenhagen for a cup of tea, lunch, or dinner. The harbor was built in the 17th century. The waterfront properties and buildings are painted with bright colors and beautiful to see from the harbor.
The first harbor bridge was built in 1874 and replaced in 1912. During the olden days, the harbor was used as a major cargo port to transport cargo in and out of Copenhagen to other European countries. Today, the harbor is considered small to dock big transport ships and boats. Instead, the harbor is a place to meet friends and families. A harbor is an outdoor place for parties, eat-in restaurants, and a place to relax after visiting the museum and garden.
# Frederiksberg Palace
Frederiksberg Palace is about 3.5 km (2.2 miles) from the National Museum of Denmark. The Frederiksberg garden in front of the palace was built in 1735 after nearly 40 years of planning and planting the trees. The palace was a royal family residence until the late 19th century. Frederiksberg Palace in Copenhagen was designed by Earnst Brandenburger and the first phase of the construction was completed in 1703.
Later two more levels were built and 3 levels of palace construction were completed in 1738. The palace has a chapel on the east side that is occasionally used for prayer. Most tourists visit the palace as a group, with a family member or couple. The local tour companies often bundle Frederiksberg Palace’s visit with other tour sites. The one-day tour often includes 4 to 5 places. The tour does include the entry fee of the palace. The palace entry fee is about $ 10.
# Christiansborg Palace
Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen is located adjacent to the National Museum of Denmark. The space within the palace is used by the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office, and the Supreme Court of Denmark. This is the only building or palace that holds 3 government administrative division within one building that is the executive branch, the legislative division, and judicial section.
The Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen is also known as ‘the castle of the realm’. The palace architecture has passed through 3 phases of construction in 3 different centuries. The first phase was in 1794, the second phase of construction was done in 1884 and the last phase of construction was completed in 1928.