Nyhavn is one of Copenhagen's absolute tourist magnets. It's a perfect place to end a long day. Eat at one of the many cozy restaurants or do as Copenhageners and settle down on the quay with a brought beer
Nyhavn was originally called The New Harbor and dates back to 1673. It started as a busy business harbor, where ships from all over the world docked. Life in the harbor was characterized by sailors, taverns, joys and parties.
The New Harbor became Nyhavn, and the beautiful, old and crooked houses, which previously housed merchants, are now beautifully renovated and the area is filled with cozy restaurants and bars .

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli is a cornucopia of experiences, from wild rides to great dinners and great concerts, and a must for anyone visiting Copenhagen.
Tivoli is only a few minutes walk from the Town Hall Square , and with Copenhagen Central Station as the closest neighbor it is easy to get there.
Founded in 1843, Tivoli has become a national treasure and an international attraction. Adventure writer HC Andersen visited the garden many times, as did Walt Disney and many other celebrities, who all fell in love with the magic universe of the garden.
Part of Tivoli's secret is that there is something for everyone. The old garden is more beautiful than any other theme park with exotic architecture, historic buildings and lush gardens. In the evening, thousands of colored lights create an adventurous atmosphere that is truly unique.
Dining in Tivoli
When it comes to food, Tivoli has a good and varied offer. You can find everything from traditional Danish dishes to French bistro or Asian food, including from Michelin-awarded Henrik Yde, who in 2017 has opened Kiin Kiin Piin To in the Chinese Tower.

Go Boat Copenhagen

Discover Copenhagen from the water as captain of your own picnic boat in Copenhagen's harbour and canals. You can rent a boat at the GoBoat pavilion next to Islands Brygge harbour bath and embark on a unique maritime experience. You can bring drinks and food to have your own little picnic on the water.


At Torvehallerne in Copenhagen, you will find over 60 stands selling everything from fresh fish and meat to gourmet chocolate and exotic spices, as well as small places where you can have a quick bite to eat. Here, you can eat breakfast at Grød, drink a nice cup of coffee at Coffee Collective, eat tacos at Hija de Sanches and so much more. This is a must see while you are in Copenhagen.

Rosenborg Castle

A royal hermitage set in the King’s Garden in the heart of Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle features 400 years of splendor, royal art treasures and the Crown Jewels and Royal Regalia.
Rosenborg Castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV, in the early 17th century.
Among the main attractions is the Knights’ Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. Tapestries on the walls commemorate battles between Denmark and Sweden.
The interiors are well-preserved and invite you to take a journey in time. You can experience the king’s private writing cabinet, his bathroom, and see wax figures of former royal inhabitants.
Rosenborg also houses an exquisite collection of Flora Danica and one of the world’s finest Venetian glass collections, both set in tower chambers.

Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace is a must for anyone with a taste for royal history and the life of Denmark’s royal family who still resides inside the palace.
Experience royal history at the museum and sense the present of one of the world's oldest monarchies from the beautiful palace square where you can watch the changing of the guards.
Changing of The Royal Guard
Amalienborg is famous for its Royal Guard, called Den Kongelige Livgarde. Every day you can experience the changing of the guards, as they march from their barracks in 100 Gothersgade by Rosenborg Castle through the streets of Copenhagen and end up at Amalienborg, where the changing of the guard takes place at 12:00 noon.

The Round Tower

The 17th century tower and observatory Rundetaarn, or the round tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe.
When Christian IV built the tower, Denmark was quite famous for its astronomical achievements thanks to the astronomer Tycho Brahe. When he died in 1601, the King wished to continue Brahe's research, and thus the round tower came into being.
It has been a while since the scientists left, but the observatory is still used by amateur astronomers and the many visitors. The observatory is encircled by an outdoor platform from which you have a magnificent view of the old part of Copenhagen.
To get there you need to walk up the spiral walk, which is 268,5 meters long at the outer wall and only 85,5 meters long close to the core of the building. This means that you walk around 209 meters to get to top even though the tower is only 36 meters tall.

Floating glass floor
As a new attraction you can now see the tower's core by standing on a glass floor, hovering 25 metres above the ground. The glass is more than 50 mm thick and can carry up to 900 kg per square meter.

Botanical Garden

In the  Botanical  Garden in Copenhagen, among other things, there is an arboretum with over 100 years old trees, stone hills, old  rose varieties , perennials and Danish plants. The garden is 5,000 m2 under glass, of which about 2,000 are accessible to the public.
The history of Botanical Gardens dates back to August 2, 1600, when the first garden was created by a royal gift certificate at the present Fiolstræde and Krystalgade.
The garden has over time been furnished four times, where the construction of the fourth and newest garden was completed in 1874 by the transformation of the piece of Østervold and associated glacis from Gothersgade to the universities, now disused, observatory. The plant is the current Botanical Garden, which was protected in 1969.
On June 29, 2018, the Botanical Garden will also open a new butterfly house, which will be open during the summer. Here visitors can experience the life and transformation of the butterflies on the nearest hand.
Cafe and shop
The garden has an outdoor café which is open during the summer. Refreshments are served here during the summer months from a charming Citroën van from the 70's.
In addition, there is a shop selling plants, seeds, books, posters and botanical articles.
Guided tours can be arranged in and outside opening hours by e-mail:

Copenhagen bike rentals

In Copenhagen practically everybody rides a bike. If you want to live like a true Copenhagener, you can rent a bike and cruise around and explore the city on two wheels.
We also recommend our guide to bike tours. Here is a link to where you can find all bike rentals.
Susan Moyal