Five Things To Do In Copenhagen11th June 2018
If you're heading to Copenhagen and are looking for a few recommendations, we can help you out! A stylish, cultural and historic city, many delights await here and we have five tips for spending a perfect day here...
1) Walk to the top of the Round Tower
Standing 42 metres tall, this 17th century structure - known as the Rundetaarn - was one of many projects executed by Christian IV. It was built as an astronomical observatory and is noted for its internal 'equestrial staircase', a sloping walkway that will take visitors from the bottom all the way to the top. Entry to the tower is only 25.00 DKK and its interior can now be seen through a partial glass floor, which is a new addition to the already impressive structure.
2) Explore one of the city's stunning castles
Rosenborg Slot, pictured here, is a stunning Dutch renaissance castle that was originally built as a country summerhouse back in 1606 for Christian IV. Inside, you'll be able to admire historic tapestries, royal artefacts and Denmark's crown jewels. Oh, and the surrounding gardens are definitely worth a wander, too!
3) Take a trip to Tivoli Gardens
Whether you like theme parks or not, you can't go to Copenhagen without paying a visit to Tivoli. It opened back in 1853 and remains the second-oldest operating theme park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken (also in Denmark!). Wooden rides, illuminations and striking seasonal events make this a charming, atmospheric place to be - even if only for a mug of mulled wine and a quick walk around its many delightful attractions.
4) Indulge in a taste of smørrebrød
These traditional open-faced sandwiches are beloved by the Danes and it's easy to see (and taste) why. Fresh, vibrant ingredients are masterfully arranged on top of rich rye bread and the flavour combinations are endless. We would have to recommend Aamanns, which boasts several locations dotted around Copenhagen, and its set menu will allow you to sample a variety of different kinds in one delicious sitting!
5) Stroll around the gorgeous neighbourhood of Nyhavn
This 17th century waterfront was once home to the iconic writer, Hans Christian Anderson, and today it is home to a selection of hyggelig cafés, fantastic restaurants and historic wooden ships. Canal and boat tours depart from here, and you could bookmark your perfect day in Copenhagen with a scenic walk from Nyhavn out to the Little Mermaid statue.
If this history, culture and archaeology of this magnificent part of the world interests you, why not join our Meet the Vikings tour in July and experience it for yourself in the company of an expert!