Copenhagen is one of the absolute most amiable cities in the world. It's full of vibrancy wherever you go.
While it is possible to see a lot that the capital city has to offer in just a day or so, you won't want the time you have to spend there to be so fleeting.
Once you get wrapped up in the city's charm, history, and culture, you may never want to leave.
To make sure you take in all that you can during your visit, here is a list of the top experiences you shouldn't miss out on.
This exciting theme park is fun for all ages. It is the second-oldest amusement park in the world and is famous for its wooden roller coaster. It's a national treasure and international attraction.
Don't miss the chance to see the bright and colorful 17th-century homes along the waterfront.
Get lost in Copenhagen's National Museum viewing all of the artifacts. It is considered one of the best museums in Europe. Explore the nations heritage, from Viking to the Danish Renaissance and more. It even features a separate children's museum which the kids will enjoy.
The Little Mermaid Statue
This statue was created in 1913 by sculptor Edvard Eriksen as a tribute to Hans Christian Andersen. This small statue (4 feet) is located just off of the promenade north of the city center.
The Little Mermaid has become emblematic for Copenhagen and all of Denmark.
Explore this 0.69-mile shopping area designated to pedestrians. It is one of the most famous shopping districts in Copenhagen with numerous shops ranging from budget-friendly chains to designer brands.
Rent a Bike
Riding bicycles is a common form of transportation for locals and tourists getting around the city. According to Visit Copenhagen, 49% of Copenhageners commute to work or school on a bike. There are more bikes than inhabitants!
It is easy to find a bicycle as many hotels provide them to guests.
Click here for bike routes and where to rent bikes.
The gold details and meticulous architecture of this palace will leave you awestruck. The Christiansborg Palace and government building is steeped in more than 800 years of history. It is the former royal palace and now houses the Danish Parliament, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State. See where Danish monarchs are proclaimed in the lavish Throne Room.
Check out over 13,000 species of plant life in glasshouses built in the 1870s. It is a free public space to relax and roam through the rare trees and plants.
Inside the special air-conditioned greenhouse, you will find Arctic plants.
Families may enjoy the butterfly house (open during the summer season only) where you can explore the butterflies' life and transformation. There is a small entry fee.
The David Collection
Explore the art collection of C.L. David, a Danish businessman who donated his home, his art collection, and more.
Bakken Amusement Park
Visit this amusement park surrounded by natural elements.
Bakken is the longest-running amusement park in the world. It dates back to 1583.
Built by Christian IV in the 1600s, this palace is a must-see!
Explore the king's chambers, the collection of Venetian glass, and all of the beautiful tapestries.
The nightlife in Copenhagen is spectacular, especially in and around Strøget and Nyhavn.
Check out one of the many traditional beer houses or jazz clubs.
Church of Our Saviour
This slightly baroque church offers some of the most magnificent views of the city.
Take the swirling gold tower to the top of the building for an out-of-this-world sight of Copenhagen.
Copenhagen will leave you with memories of a lifetime, so make sure you explore as much of the city as you can! Whether you are stopping here for the day, or plan to stay longer, reach out if you're prepared to immerse yourself in Copenhagen's rich culture.