Attractions in Copenhagen, Denmark

Attractions in Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and is one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts who are traveling the area, whether exploring the beaches on the northern shore of Denmark or hiking the ancient long-distance footpaths that cross the country, should spend a few days in this lovely city and take in some of the top sights. They are all easily accessible by public transit as well as by bicycle, as the city is bicycle-friendly. Cyclists will find that they can take bike trails right into and out of the city, and it is easy to add a stopover in Copenhagen to any bicycle tour of Northern Europe.

Kronborg Castle

Kronborg Castle is one of Europe's best examples of a Renaissance castle and was even used as the setting for Shakespeare's "Hamlet." The castle is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is open for visitation daily. The castle features numerous pieces of art including the tapestries of the kings, a collection of tapestries commissioned by Frederik II to immortalize the ancient kings of Denmark. The extensive gardens around the castle are well worth exploring, as is the high north wall, which offers sweeping views out to the sea.

Kronborg Slot
Kronborg 2 c
DK-3000 Helsingor
011 (45) 4921 3078

Natural History Museum of Denmark

The Natural History Museum of Denmark is a must-see for any outdoor buffs who are interested in the natural world of Denmark and Northern Europe. The museum is actually made up of three distinct institutions: the Botanic Garden, which features plants and fungi from all over the area; the Zoological Museum, which claims to feature more than 10 million specimens from over 10 percent of global species; and the Geological Museum, which features exhibits on evolution and astronomy. The three museums that make up the Natural History Museum of Denmark are in three separate locations, although each is centrally located, and can be visited as separate day trips or all together in a one-day natural history marathon.

Natural History Museum of Denmark
Universitetsparken 15
DK-2100 Copenhagen
011 (45) 3532 1032


The Stroget is the largest pedestrian shopping street in the world and runs for over a kilometer from Denmark's City Hall Square to Kongens Palace. The street in lined the whole way with shops, restaurants and landmarks, such as the Stork Fountain and the Church of Our Lady, and often has numerous street performers and musicians working the crowds. The Stroget is a great way to keep those hiking muscles in shape while you are in the city and see a lot of the attractions Copenhagen has to offer in the process.

Article Written By Ocean Malandra

Based in San Francisco, Ocean Malandra is a travel writer, author and documentary filmmaker. He runs a major San Francisco travel website, is widely published in both online and print publications and has contributed to several travel guidebooks to South America.

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