TOURIST must sees:
Tivoli – The oldest and the best amusement park in the World. It has a stunning garden full of flowers and is worth a visit just for that, and the many restaurants and bars too. And don’t forget it is heaven for kids all ages. You will have hours of fun here. It is also open for Halloween, with pumpkins and witches galore, and has an amazing Christmas market with shops, restaurants and fun.
Glyptoteket– A beautiful museum with art, mummies and sculptures in great surroundings. The ceilings are famous and so are the cakes in the café in the big winter garden.
Amalienborg – The palace of the royal Danish family – the Palace consists of 4 mansions, one has been renovated for the Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary and their 4 children. When you visit you must take a walk in the Queens own garden – Amaliehaven – for a grand look at the Opera house.
The little Mermaid– We love her, but as a Dane you’d say there is not much to see:) But see her and then go for a walk by the waterfront and take in the sights around Kastellet – all the way to Amalienborg.
Kongens Have – One of my favorite parks here. It has an amazing rose garden, as well as Rosenborg Castle. The park has a Puppet Theatre in the summer and a fab playground for the little ones. A popular destination for everyone who likes to relax and take in the beauty of the park.
Botanisk have – Our botanical gardens, which has the most amazing selection of flowers, trees and huge greenhouses with exotic plants from all over the world. Calm and lovely place to go all year. I especially love it there at Autumn when the colors on the trees are amazing.
The Royal Theatre – Houses our Royal Ballet company and has a large list of amazing ballet and Opera being performed. The building itself is stunning.
The Round Tower – An astronomical observatory built by our King Chr.4. It is 34,8 meters tall – and you walk all the way – no lift. Good exercise and amazing view from the top.
Statens Museum for Kunst – Our main art museum. It has contemporary collection as well as several exhibitions throughout the year. Amazing building and a great park surrounds it too. Don’t forget to visit with kids – loads of activities there.
In city centre of Copenhagen most of the shops are around our mile long shopping street Strøget – but remember to walk down the side-streets too. That’s where you find loads of small boutiques.
Illums Bolighus – An interior design Paradise – with all the favorite classics. Über cool design – in a very impressive shop. A must see destination for design lovers.
Hay – Fab Universe filled with Scandinavian streamlined, graphic, and very cool design. Loads of bits and bobs, as well as cool textiles, ceramics, and furniture. I think you’d find something there to want for sure
Stilleben – A small shop which has specialized in ceramics, glassware and décor from both Danish and foreign artists.
Rue Verte – Lovely shop selling fab interiors – you can be spoilt for choice here,
Where the locals eat/drink:
Papirøen/Copenhagen street food – The newest, coolest street food market in town. If you like food, this is your to-go-to place.
Royal Smushi cafe – if you fancy trying the Danish open sandwiches SMØRREBRØD this is the place to go for bite-sized bits of heaven. The cafe is also absolutely adorable with Royal Copenhagen porcelain, and adorable whimsical design throughout.
Ravage – the place we go on a sunny evening for a glass of Rosé.
Café Sommersko – Gotta love that french vibe in there.
Torvehallerne – Copenhagens new indoor food market with everything you could desire. Buy dinner here, or eat in one of the many cute restaurants on site.