#7 best destination in the world

Tivoli, Copenhagen

Best time to travel: March-May, June-Aug
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Amusement park opened in 1843, and the third-oldest operating amusement park in the world
  • Tivoli is the most visited amusement park in Scandinavia

Christiansborg Palace

Best time to travel: March-May, June-Aug
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Palace and government building, and the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Danish Prime Minister’s Office, and the Supreme Court of Denmark
  • Several parts of the palace are used by the Danish monarch, including the Royal Reception Rooms, the Palace Chapel and the Royal Stables
  • It is the only building in the world that houses all three of a country’s branches of government
  • The present building is the last in a series of successive castles and palaces constructed on the same site since the erection of the first castle in 1167

Nyhavn

Best time to travel: March-May, June-Aug
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • 17th-century waterfront, canal and entertainment district, it is lined by brightly colored 17th and early 18th century townhouses and bars, cafes and restaurants
  • The canal harbors many historical wooden ships

Amalienborg

Best time to travel: March-May, June-Aug
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Home of the Danish royal family, it consists of four identical classical palace façades with rococo interiors around an octagonal courtyard
  • In the centre of the square is a monumental equestrian statue of Amalienborg’s founder, King Frederick V
  • Amalienborg was originally built for four noble families; however, when Christiansborg Palace burned in 1794, the royal family bought the palaces and moved in
  • Over the years various monarchs and their families have resided in the four different palaces

Rosenborg Castle

Best time to travel: March-May, June-Aug
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Renaissance castle originally built as a country summerhouse in 1606
  • It was built in the Dutch Renaissance style, typical of Danish buildings during this period
  • It has been expanded several times, finally evolving into its present condition by the year 1624

The Little Mermaid

Best time to travel: March-May, June-Aug
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Bronze statue depicting a mermaid becoming human, displayed on a rock by the waterside
  • Based on the 1837 fairy tale of the same name by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, the statue was unveiled in 1913

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Best time to travel: May-June, Sept-Oct
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Art museum located on the shore of the Øresund Sound
  • It has an extensive permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, dating from World War II to the present day
  • The museum is acknowledged as a milestone in modern Danish architecture, and is noted for its synthesis of art, architecture, and landscape
  • The museum occasionally also stages exhibitions of work by the great impressionists and expressionists, such as Claude Monet