• Nyhavn, Kopenhagen

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Visit Carlsberg

Visit Carlsberg

The legendary landmark known for its world-famous Danish beer is closed for modernisation until 2020. Although the Visitor Centre will not be open to the public until then, the Jacobsen’s brewery will continue to brew Jacobsen beer (Jacobsen Restaurant and Bar will be closed). Carlsberg Brand Store are open Tuesday to Thursday between 11:00 and 15:00. Carlsberg Conference Centre, Carlsberg Museum & Business Centre and New Carlsberg Brewhouse will still be open for events every day of the week during the construction period.
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Nyhavn

Nyhavn

This iconic postcard-ready sight is somewhat of a sudden splash of colour and a definite must-visit when in town. The canal was built to connect Kongens Nytorv to the harbour and was long a haunt for sailors and writers, including Hans Christian Andersen. He wrote The Tinderbox, Little Claus and Big Claus and The Princess and the Pea while living at No 20, and also spent time living at Nos 18 and 67. Stroll along the harbour and sit down for an evening drink in one of the many enticing establishments, most of which offer heating and blankets to make for a cosy time even at low temperatures.
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Grand Tour from Nyhavn
Freetown Christiania (Christiania)

Freetown Christiania (Christiania)

Escape the capitalist crunch and head to Freetown Christiania, a hash-scented commune straddling the eastern side of Christianshavn. Since its establishment by squatters in 1971, the area has drawn nonconformists from across the globe, attracted by the concept of collective business, workshops, and communal living. Explore beyond the settlement's infamous 'Pusher Street' – lined with shady hash and marijuana dealers who do not appreciate photographs – and you'll stumble upon a semi-bucolic wonderland of whimsical DIY homes, cosy garden plots, eateries, beer gardens, and music venues.
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Rosenborg Slot
The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

New York has its Lady Liberty and Sydney its Danish-designed Opera House. When the world thinks of Copenhagen, the chances are they're thinking of the Little Mermaid. Love her or loathe her (watch Copenhageners cringe at the very mention of her), this small, underwhelming statue is arguably the most photographed sight in the country, as well as the cause of countless 'Is that it?' shrugs from tourists who have trudged the kilometre or so along an often windswept harbourfront to see her. Whether locals like it or not, The Little Mermaid has become Copenhagen's most recognisable symbol, and visiting to snap a quick shot is, certainly, worth the detour from the city's core. This commemoration of Andersen's genius is conveniently located right next to the historic fortress of Kastellet, so make sure to walk through the green star-shaped area on your way back.
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Tivoli Gardens
Det Kongelige Bibliotek

Det Kongelige Bibliotek

Scandinavia's largest library consists of two very distinct parts: the original 19th-century red-brick building and the head-turning 'Black Diamond' extension, the latter a leaning parallelogram of sleek black granite and smoke-coloured glass. From the soaring, harbour-fronting atrium, an escalator leads up to a 210 sq metre ceiling mural by celebrated Danish artist Per Kirkeby. Beyond it, at the end of the corridor, is the 'old library' and its Hogwarts-like northern Reading Room, resplendent with vintage desk lamps and classical columns.
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Holmens Kirke

Holmens Kirke

Queen Margrethe II took her marriage vows here in 1967, and while much of the present Dutch Renaissance–style structure dates from 1641, the church's nave was originally built in 1562 to be used as an anchor forge. Converted into a church for the Royal Navy in 1619, the building's burial chapel contains the remains of Admiral Niels Juel, who beat back the Swedes in the crucial 1677 Battle of Køge Bay. Other highlights include an intricately carved 17th-century oak altarpiece and pulpit.
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National Gallery of Denmark

National Gallery of Denmark

Statens Museum for Kunst, the Danish national gallery, is the only place in Denmark that features 700 years of Western art and cultural history under one roof. Consequently, a visit to the museum means an artistic encounter between classical, modern and contemporary art, just as the museum building itself that represents a fusion of new and old. In addition to the permanent exhibition the museum is also highly capable of delivering temporary exhibitions of international quality and outlook.
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National Museum of Denmark

National Museum of Denmark

Where can you learn about the history of the Danes from the first hunters of the Ice Age to the last hash stall from the ‘free state’ of Christiania? And where can you see one of the world’s biggest collections of exhibits from cultures all over the planet? The National Museum of Denmark is a must-see for every visitor of the city of Copenhagen. As Denmark’s most important and largest cultural and historical museum it hosts a broad variety of fascinating exhibitions.
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Guinness World Record Museum

Guinness World Record Museum

Visit Ripley's attractions in the heart of Copenhagen at the Guinness World Record Museum. The 1,000 m2 attraction is filled with exciting records in sport, art, nature, science, fashion and music. Meet the world’s tallest man who measured 272 cm or the heaviest, see the sight of 1.382.101 dominoes topping over. The world of music featuring the king of pop Michael Jackson, and the world of fashion featuring Hollywood’s queen of dresses Marilyn Monroe - just some of the many attractions providing entertainment for all the family.
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