Historical Landmarks in Copenhagen, Denmark

Historical Landmarks in Copenhagen, Denmark
When you are looking for some historic landmarks in Copenhagen, Denmark, there are several locations that can provide you with some interesting examples of Danish culture. There are also many outdoor adventures like sailing in the harbor or walking tours of the landmarks that you can enjoy during your visit to the capital city.

Amalienborg Palace - Copenhagen

The main residence of the Royal Family since 1794, the Amalienborg Palace is a complex of four separate palaces named after Queen Sophie Amalie who lived from 1628 to 1685. The palaces were built on an octagonal square with an equestrian statue of King Frederik V, the ruler from 1723 to 1766 in the center. King Frederik was also the designer and builder of the area of Copenhagen where the Palace sits, originally known as Frederiksstad. The Amalienborg Palace features a rococo interior decor with classical exterior facades surrounded by the Danish gardens overlooking the harbor leading to the Baltic Sea. The guided tour of the Amalienborg Palace will take you through areas of the castle where you will see the Study of King Christian IX, royal possessions in the museum area as well as the furnishings of the Royal Castle.

Amalienborg Palace - Copenhagen
Amalienborgs Slotsplads
Copenhagen, DK-1257, Denmark
011 (+45) 03 392 6451

The Little Mermaid Denmark

Visit one of the most popular tourist attractions in Copenhagen when you tour the Little Mermaid Statue. Set up on a rock near the Copenhagen Bay, the Little Mermaid Statue was designed after the fairy tale character in Hans Christian Andersons' book the Little Mermaid, written in 1837. Known as a National Symbol of Denmark, the statue receives millions of visitors every year and is responsible for numerous sales of souvenirs as well. The Statue of the Little Mermaid is made of bronze and stands 1.6 m high. It was given to the city of Copenhagen by its sculptor, Carl Jacobsen in 1913. The Little Mermaid Statue is located 10 minutes from the Copenhagen Pier on the Langelinie.

The Little Mermaid Denmark
Copenhagen, DK-1263, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Opened in 1843 in the heart of Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens has been a favorite location for locals and visitors alike. Featuring a Concert Hall, the Pantomime Theatre, an Open Air Stage and Tivoli Lake all surrounded by acres of flowers and plants as well as the Tivoli Aquarium with hundreds of exotic fish. Tivoli Gardens also features adventure rides for children and adults and is illuminated by thousands of lamps during the summer and about two million lights at Christmas time. The Gardens are open every day and there are also several places inside the park where you can get something to eat. There are fast food places, casual restaurants, several bars and lounges and even some fine dining locations like The Paul, which has an International menu.

Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli A/S 3 Vesterbrogade
Copenhagen V DK-1630, Denmark
011 (+45) 3315 1001

Article Written By Carl Pruit

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.

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