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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Christiania

    Freetown in the city
    It's right in the middle of Copenhagen, Freetown Christiania, and is one of the largest tourist attractions in Denmark. Christiania has about 1,000 permanent residents and each year about half a million visitors. Self-constructed, creative homes in all shapes and colours create the urban landscape of Christiania. There are also numerous organic restaurants, workshops, stores, galleries and naturally, plenty of venues for events. In spite of its unusual artistic bent, the freetown is cause for regularly recurring discussion because marijuana use is fairly open there and violence is not unknown.
  • Amalienborg

    Regal
    Amalienborg is the city's royal residence of the Danish queen, Margrethe II. The palace is one of the most beautiful rococo buildings in Europe. If you visit Amalienborg, make sure to time it to see the changing of the guard. When the royal flag is displayed, the queen is at home and the ceremony takes place at noon. The nearly 70-man guard marshes to the beat of a band from Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg, the guard changes, and the old guard marches back to Rosenberg.
    Amalienborg Slotsplads
    Copenhagen 1275
    dkks.dk
  • Tivoli

    Must-see
    The Tivoli in Copenhagen's city centre right next to the central railway station is world famous and one of the most popular attractions in Denmark. The Tivoli is much more than an amusement park; the expansive park also serves as a place to relax. It features a beautiful lake, fountains and numerous flower beds. You'll find both ultra-modern rides and nostalgic carousels. In summer the park organises concerts and plays on its open-air stage. From the end of April until the middle of September the Tivoli is open daily from 11 a.m. until midnight, and again over the Christmas holidays. Every Wednesday and Saturday shortly before midnight there is a firework display. The Tivoli is a definite must-see for every visitor to the Danish capital.
    Vesterbrogade 3
    Copenhagen 1630
    +45 33 15 10 01
    tivoli.dk
  • Little Mermaid

    Landmark of the city
    The Little Mermaid is to Copenhagen what the Statue of Liberty is to New York City: the landmark of the city At only 1.25 metres, it's the smallest landmark in the world. If a visitor to Copenhagen has taken photos, you can be sure there's one of the Little Mermaid. The 135 kg bronze figure is located by the waterside on the Langenlinie promenade. She is based on the eponymous fairy tale by Danish poet Hans Christian Andersen.
    Langelinie waterside promenade
    Copenhagen 2100
  • Nihola Cykler

    Cult cycles
    Nihola bicycles are spotted around Copenhagen every day. They are pretty much part of the urban scenery. If you've always wanted to give a chic cargo bike a spin, take a peek in the Nihola Centre. After all, these Danish «front-loaders» are nicest, safest and most robust on the market.
    Ingerslevsgade 100
    Copenhagen 1705
    +45 33 22 79 05
    nihola.com
  • Noa Noa

    Trendy and full of charm
    For nearly 30 years, Danish fashion label Noa Noa has been clothing women and girls, later adding boys and men. Always trendy – always individual. The apparel is a touch romantic, the typical Noa Noa charm visible on every pair of trousers, skirt and jacket. Every item is guaranteed to become a favourite in a woman's wardrobe. This is also the idea behind the next collection. There are numerous shops around the city.
    Østergade 6
    Copenhagen 1100
    +45 29 74 31 66
    noanoa.com
  • Normann Copenhagen

    Design temple
    Normann Copenhagen is the coolest store for design articles in the city. Occupying a former cinema, it spreads across 1,700 sqm. The premises serve as more than a store; they are also used to host parties, exhibits and other events. Normann Copenhagen has the best Scandinavian furniture, accessories and fashion from national designers like Hay, Design House Stockholm etc., as well as international brands, including the Berlin fashion label LaLa Berlin.
    Østerbrogade 70
    Copenhagen 2100
    +45 35 55 44 59
    normann-copenhagen.com
  • by Malene Birger

    Danish chic
    In 2003 Danish designer Marene Birger established her fashion label in Copenhagen. Since that time, her star has done nothing but rise. Her motto, «Keep it simple and focus», has proven itself. Her fashion is simple and straightforward but always elegant with playful details like small embroidery or pebble appliqué. Fans around the world love her urban style. As long as you're in Copenhagen, however, you should definitely check out the flagship store. Her second label, Day Birger et Mikkelsen, is just as recommendable and there is a shop at Pilestræde 16 in 1112 Copenhagen.
    Galleri K
    Antonigade 10
    Copenhagen 1106
    +45 3543 2233
    bymalenebirger.com
  • Can

    Vinyl and sundry
    Can seems a bit like a living room or a coffee house. What would you buy here? It's not immediately obvious. Vinyl LPs, that much is clear. Some of top DJs buy their rare records here before or after their gigs in Copenhagen. There are also a few books, cards and works of art standing or hanging around almost like an afterthought. Shoppers can try on jumpers or pick up rompers for the little ones. More than just a store, Can is a meeting point for great chats and a place to be inspired.
    Tullinsgade 5
    Copenhagen 1618
    +45 31 79 63 47
    yeswecancan.com
  • Georg Jensen / Royal Copenhagen

    Cult brand
    Both the silver smithy Georg Jensen (established in 1904) and the porcelain factory Royal Copen hagen (since 1775) are part of the Royal Scandinavia Group owned by the Carlsberg Brewery, which has played a major, perhaps controlling role in the Danish cultural scene as long as anyone can remember. The two flagship stores of the Copenhagen cult brands are situated directly across from each other. Those who don't find what they're looking for in one of the two shops can check next door (house number 10) at Illums Bollighus. Furniture, kitchen appliances, lamps, here you'll find everything a design leader needs.
    Armagertorv 4
    Copenhagen 1160
    +45 33 11 40 80
    georgiensen.com
  • Louisiana Butik

    Great museum shop
    Wonderful pieces of art, fantastic buildings, a terrific park with a view of the sea. There's no doubt that Louisiana is one of the loveliest museums in the world. Make sure to get yourself a gift as a souvenir. Luckily, the museum north of Copenhagen has a shop with such a generous collection it resembles a design department store. Here you'll find books, tableware, apparel, leather hippos and wooden monkey, butter trays and Japanese kettles, rubber galoshes and a parsley mill. Need anything else?
    Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
    Gammel Strandvej 13
    Humlebæk 3050
    +45 49 19 07 19
    louisiana.dk
  • Baghus

    Design and crafts
    At one time, copper vats for the Carlsberg Brewery were forged in the back building at Vesterbrogade. Today the lovely brick building is a workshop, showroom and store in one. Various designers and craftspersons use the Baghus. Fashion designer Bibi Ghost calls her collection «Secret Garden». «Elegant casual» is how she sees her clothing, more on the classic side than «too trendy». Ox Design makes typical Scandinavian furniture using Argentinian leather, Annette Dickow Munck creates jewellery and beautiful wedding rings. A wonderful mix of treasures.
    Vesterbrogade 107B
    Copenhagen 1620
  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

    Sculpture collection
    Founded by the brewer Carl Jacobsen, the Glyptothek is one of the largest collections of sculpture and antiques in Europe. The airy museum full of impressive architectural details houses Egyptian and Roman art, Impressionist paintings, Danish paintings, sculpture by Rodin and Degas, and the works of Gauguin. On the occasion of its 100th anniversary in 2006, the building was redesigned and renovated. The Glyptothek is still funded today by tiny premiums charged on every bottle of beer from the Carlsberg Brewery.
    Dantes Plads 7
    Copenhagen 1556
    +45 33 41 81 41
    glyptoteket.dk
  • Cinemateket

    Everything to do with film
    Movies have been made in Denmark for more than 100 years. Carl Theodor Dreyer is the Danes' titan in the history of film and the nation has been well-known for producing famous and successful films since at least the Dogma wave and Lars von Trier. Promoting Danish film and cinema culture is the task of the Danish Film Institute. The institute's gorgous Cinemateket is centrally located and houses three halls featuring a bookshop, exhibit space and one of the largest libraries on film in the world. It's also worth visiting the restaurant & coffee house Sult, translated as «Hunger» (after Knut Hamsun's eponymous novel, filmed by Henning Carlsen).
    Det Danske Filminstitut
    Gothersgade 55
    Copenhagen 1123
    +45 33 74 34 00
    dfi.dk
  • Mogens Dahl Koncertsal

    Up close to the musicians
    «Normally the public sits quite far away from the musicians», says Mogens Dahl, «but our public is close enough to see the details, smell the wooden instruments, hear the musicians breath». It's an intimate concert hall with rooms for workshops and conferences. Conductor Mogens Dahl wanted to create an institute for master students and voice students when he had the old building that once housed a horse stall and then a car repair shop rebuilt. And what a success! The private concert hall in Islands Brygge is a true gem.
    Snorresgade 22
    Copenhagen 2300
    +45 70 23 00 82
    mogensdahl.dk

LOCAL TIP

For a concept store with brand names like Acne et cetera, try Samsoe & Samsoe. Super fashion here; I love everything in shop. Brand names like Minimarket and Won Hundred are just great. Plus they have select items from Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair and their own awesome brands. When I go there, I already know to plan enough time and that I'm going to leave the store with a much lighter purse.

Lilly
Samsoe & Samsoe
Studiestræde 13
Copenhagen 1455
+45 35 28 51 01
samsoe.com