Arts & Culture


Arts & Culture

Tivoli Christmas Market

The Tivoli Christmas market in Copenhagen is a must during the winter season. The atmosphere is much like that of a small carnival, filled with the pungent smells of ginger cookies and glögg, Christmas carols and Danish arts & crafts. Linger over a traditional meal or indulge in a quick pick-me-up at one of its restaurants -try Michelin starred The Paul, Café Ketchup, Fregatten or Ultimo


Royal Library (Det Kongelige Bibliotek)

Possesses a total of 2 million books, magazines, and other items including Andersen's manuscripts written in his own hand. An excellent restaurant with a modern interior called Søren k is also inside the building

Address: Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1

Tel: +45 33 47 47 47


National Gallery (Statens Museum for Kunst)

Gallery that exhibits domestic and international art from the medieval age up until now.

Address: Sølvgade 48-50

Tel: +45 33 74 84 94


NY Calrlsberg Gallery (Glyptotek)

Possesses the works of Monet, Gogh, and other artists.

Address: Dantes Plads 7

Tel: +45 33 41 81 41


Louisiana Museum for Modern Art

This beautiful modern museum is well worth a visit, if you are interested in art and architecture. It is surrounded by lakes and coasts, making the most of its natural environment. Works by Picasso, Munch and other well known modern artists are exhibited here. It is approximately a 30 min train ride north of Copenhagen

Address: Gl. Strandvej 13, Humleb a k 3050

Tel: +45 49 19 07 19


Statue of The Little Mermaid (Den lille Havfrue)

"The Little Mermaid"is a representative piece of Denmark's famous author, Andersen. Although mermaids are supposed to be completely fish from the waist below, the statue bears human legs up until the ankles. It is believed that this is because the model of the statue had such beautiful legs, the sculptor felt reluctant to cover her legs with scales.


Ever since the fire of Christiansborg Castle in 1794, this palace has been used as the home of the royal family. Armed guardsmen stand in front of each building and the flag on top of the roof is raised whenever the Queen is in the palace. A traditional changing of the guard can be observed every day at noon.


Shopping center located on the waterfront, built alongside restaurants and movie theaters.

Address: Kalvebod brygge 59

Tel: +45 33 36 64 00


Christiansborg Castle (Christiansborg Slot)

The fortress constructed by bishop Absalon in 1167 was reconstructed repeatedly over the years to this current form, which was completed in 1928. The castle is now used as a state guesthouse. Underground ruins of the 12th century fortress and a racing stable, features of the original castle, and other exhibits are open to the public.

Address: Christiansborg Slotsplads

Tel: +45 33 92 64 92


The port of Nyhavn was established in combination with the expansion of the urban area in the 17th century. Back then, the hustle and bustle of the arrivals of cargo was everywhere, and the area was very vibrant. It is also famous for being the place that Andersen loved and chose to live in. Currently, it is a sightseeing area with a lot of restaurants.

Royal Theater (Det Kongelige Teater)

A theatre located to the south of Kongens Nytorv, and adjacent to Charlottenborg palace. It is separated into an old stage and new stage, and alternately stages ballets and operas.

Address: Kongens Nytorv

p: +45 33 69 69 69

p: 33 69 69 69 (Mon-Sat 12noon-6pm)


Thorvaldsen Museum

Museum that enables you to trace the footsteps of the sculptor, Thorvaldsen.

Address: Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2

Tel: + 45 33 32 15 32


National Museum

Relics from ancient to modern times are exhibited.

Address: Ny Vestergade 10

Tel: +45 33 13 44 11


Tivoli Garden (Tivoli)

An amusement park, adjacent to Copenhagen Central Station. In addition to the Ferris wheel and roller coaster, you can also enjoy the blooming flowers of each season, and the pantomime performances at the Peacock Theatre or fulfilling entertainments at the concert hall. Ten thousand illuminations are set up on the park grounds during the Christmas City, which is held from mid November to December 23rd, and invite its viewers to the world of Christmas.

Address: Vesterbrogade 3

Tel: +45 33 15 10 01


The Round Tower district

The distinguishing landmark of Copenhagen's old city region is the cylindrical Round Tower. A stroll through this part of the city is a must, with its medieval features, interesting architectural structures and unique specialty stores. The Rosenborg Palace and National Gallery is also located nearby.

The Royla Danish Opera

The Copenhagen opera house, Operaen, is one of the world’s most modern opera stages.

Address: Ekvipagemestervej 10

p: +45 33 69 69 33 (Monday-Saturday12:00-18:00)

On-line reservations available.


Denmark Design Center

Teaches the industrial design and general design of Denmark, and bears a gallery in its basement where three types of exhibitions are held on a full-time basis. The cafeteria is also very popular.

Address: H.C.Andersens Blvd. 27

Tel: 33 69 33 69

Fax: 33 69 33 00


The National Radio Symphony Orchestra

The National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Radio Light Orchestra hold performances at the Radio House Concert Hall, located in the west region of the city. In addition, pop music concerts can be attended at the Circus Hall in the urban district. Recitals from classical music to folk music frequently take place at churches and other areas.


Operas, ballets and theatres are often performed at the grand theatre of the Royal Theatre, which is the home base of the Royal Ballet. In addition, ballet performances can be taken in every day at the Pantomime theatre during the open period of Tivoli Garden. Plays are mostly performed in the Royal Theatre.


Theater Museum

Open hours Tuesday to Thursday 11am to 3pm Saturdays/Sundays 13:00 to 16:00


Gefion Foutain (Gefion springvandet)

A fountain with a statue of Gefion, a goddess striking a bull with a whip, located approximately 500m north of Amalienborg Palace. This area is also known to be a perfect place for walks as you can enjoy both greenery and the port, with the statue of The Little Mermaid along the shore up north, and the Kastellet in its rear.

H.C.Andersen Eventyrhuset

Museum near the city hall plaza opened in June, 2004. After observing the lifestyles of Odense and Copenhagen in the 1800s at the entrance, you can move on to touring Andersen's childhood, research, poems, places travelled, popular fairytale worlds, and other aspects of his life.

Address: Rådhuspladsen 57

Tel: +45 33 32 31 31



Meet the Danes - Copenhagen Visitor Organizer

This is a program that enables tourists to visit the homes of Danish people and interact with them over a home-cooked meal in their homes. One step through the door will show you the real Denmark which is fascinating for those who wish to interact with local people.


Underground Castle Ruins

Open hours May to September everyday, October to April Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm Closing days October to April and Mondays Admission fee 30kr (25kr for groups with 10 or more persons)

Antik Margit Damgaard

Antique shop.

Address: Klaregade 19

Tel: +45 66 14 11 14