Copenhagen is a great destination for short trips. It proudly bears the title of the capital and largest city of Denmark. This picturesque town has many historic monuments, unique canals that lead straight into the sea, and has a reputation for being the world’s best cycling destination. Copenhagen’s tourist attractions are magnificent historic buildings, both secular and sacred, numerous museums, parks, gardens and places of culture and recreation. The most famous sights of the Danish capital include two royal palaces situated in the heart of the city – the baroque Amalienborg and the summer residence of Rosenborg.
The capital of Denmark is not only unique monuments and attractions. It is also worth visiting the city for other reasons. Copenhagen turns out to be one of the friendliest and cleanest in all of Europe. Navigating it is not difficult, tourists and locals can take advantage of the sandy beaches in the summer. The Danes also attach great importance to food. Throughout the city, you can find restaurants that vary in terms of cuisine and prices. Copenhagen is also famous for its top-quality restaurants. In 2015 alone, 15 local restaurants were included in the prestigious Michelin ranking.
Day 1: Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Day 2: Half day sightseeing
Day 3: Transfer from the hotel to the airport
Arrival to Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel
09:00-09:30 – Little mermaid and Gefion fountain
The Little Mermaid Statue (Den Lille Havfrue) is one of the most famous and recognizable symbols of Copenhagen. The monument shows the main character of Hans Christian Andersen's novel “Little Mermaid”. This half-woman, half-fish, proudly standing in the port of Copenhagen, weighs as much as 175 kg and measures 1.25 m. The monument, unveiled in 1913, was made by the Danish sculptor Edvard Eriksen, and his later wife, dancer Ellen Price, posed for him.
The Gefion Fountain (Gefionspringvandet) is one of the most important monuments in Copenhagen. It is located near the citadel of Kastellet and the Langelinie quay. The author of the sculpture is Anders Bundgård. The fountain refers to Norse mythology, and more specifically to the legend of the emergence of the island of Zealand and the Danish state.
09:45-10:45 – Amalienborg including small changing of the guards and walk to Nyhavn
Amalienborg is a baroque royal palace in Copenhagen. It consists of four nearly identical wings surrounding the square of the same name. Since 1795, it has been the seat of Danish monarchs and the royal court. In the middle of the square there is a monument to Frederick V. Her Majesty's Guard is on guard in front of the buildings.
Nyhavn is a street and a canal located in the very centre of the city. Nyhavn literally means New Harbour and as expected, you can find here not only dozens of lively bars and restaurants, but also a tourist marina from which the barges sail around the city's canals. The importance of the canal was first mentioned in the 17th century and the time of King Christian V. Back then, the canal connecting Kongens Nytorv with the open sea was used for the unloading of commercial vessels and fishing boats.
11:00-11:30 – Royal Garden and Rosenborg Castle.
The gardens were established in the Renaissance style at the beginning of the 17th century, which makes them the oldest royal gardens in the country. Currently, they are dominated by two linden alleys that intersect in the middle of the park. There is also a rose garden, a symmetrical renaissance garden and a modern playground for children. There are several historic buildings and numerous works of art in the park. Temporary art exhibitions and various cultural events, including concerts, are regularly held in the park. In summer, a puppet theater for children is organized there.
Built in the early 17th century by King Christian IV, Rosenborg Castle was the king's summer residence in a countryside far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is worth emphasizing that the castle has survived to our times in an unchanged condition. Now the palace stands in the very center of the city and serves as a museum. The royal jewelery is kept in the palace treasury. In addition to the jewelry, you can also admire the magnificent interior, such as the marble hall, the Long Hall and the royal hall.
11:45-12:10 – Christiansborg
Christiansborg is located on Castle Island (Slotsholmen), where a settlement began to emerge in the Middle Ages, which over the years developed and turned into the Copenhagen we know today. Over the centuries, there were as many as four different buildings here that served as the central place in the capital. The building that we can admire to this day was built at the beginning of the 20th century. Christiansborg Palace is the only building in the world to house all three branches of the Danish power - it is the seat of the Danish parliament, the Supreme Court and the Prime Minister's Office. The palace also has the highest observation tower in it, from which you can admire the immediate surroundings of the former castle and the castle square itself.
12:30-13:20 – Christianshavn incl. Savior Church
Christianshavn is a neighborhood situated on a group of small, artificial islands, famous for its trendy cafes and canals with colorful houseboats. Initially, the estate was established as a privileged merchant city, but shortly after it was incorporated into the city. The Christianshavn area is the most dominated part of the city by the canals and thus very much resembles Dutch cities. Attractions include the self-determined Christiania estate with run-down buildings, galleries, music clubs and organic food, and Savior Church.
The baroque Savior Church was built in the 17th century. This church is the tallest working churches in the city. Attention is drawn to the 90-meter-high spiral tower, from the top of which you can admire a panoramic view of the entire city. It houses the largest carillon in northern Europe. While visiting the temple, it is worth seeing the main altar by Nicodemus Tessin. As a curiosity, it is worth mentioning that the church appeared in the novel "Journey to the Center of the Earth" by Jules Verne.
13:45 End of tour
Breakfast at hotel and airport transfer