Magnificent Copenhagen: Half Day Highlights
This whistle-stop tour invites travellers to explore the beauty and grandeur of Copenhagen.
- Take pictures of the iconic Little Mermaid sculpture
- Visit the 18th century Amalienborg Palace, passing St. Alban's Church en route
- Explore Christian IV's brewhouse
- Enjoy a walk towards the Gefion Fountain
- Pass by the stunning Christiansborg Palace, and the Church of Our Saviour
- Learn about Danish politics and religion
- Stroll along the ports at Christianshavn, home to various boutiques and restaurants
- Have a peaceful break at Amaliehaven, an oasis hidden away from bustling Copenhagen
- Appreciate the Renaissance architecture of Rosenborg Castle
- Ascend Copenhagen's City Hall for panaromic views over Tivoli Gardens
You will begin your comprehensive 4 hour walking tour of Copenhagen by visiting the utterly charming Little Mermaid, designed by the talented sculpture Edvard Eriksen. You will pass St. Alban’s Church, an enclave of Anglican Christianity in the heart of Copenhagen, before visiting the beautiful 18th century Amalienborg Palace, which is considered one of the greatest works of Danish Rococo architecture and official residence of the Danish Queen.
You will venture on to explore Christian IV’s brewhouse, one of the oldest buildings in Copenhagen and one with a fascinating past. A short walk to the Gefion Fountain will follow, where large carved animals and Norse Goddess Gefjun sit atop its cascading waters.
It is hard not to be awestruck by the stunning Christiansborg Palace, the seat of the Danish Parliament, the Prime Minister’s office and the Supreme Court. Here you will have the chance to learn about modern Denmark, its politics, and uniquely liberal society. Not to be missed is the Church of Our Saviour which is one of Denmark's most famous and unique churches. Ever since the beautiful serpentine spire was inaugurated in 1752, is has been the custom to climb the 400 steps to the very top!
A short stop to Christianshavn with its narrow cobbled streets, Michelin-starred restaurants and cosy cafes that line its canal, is an absolute must for any foodie or photographer. Close by you will find Nyhavn - originally a busy commercial port originally packed with sailors, ladies of pleasure, and alehouses. Today the area is somewhat more respectable but no less beautiful, where you will find the colourful old quayside houses renovated into quaint boutiques and classy restaurants.
You will be delighted to have a moment's rest at Amaliehaven, a small yet beautifully proportioned green oasis in the heart of bustling Copenhagen, where beautiful flowers of all shapes and colours provide a stunning contrast to the formality and strict geometry of the architecture of the area.
You will proceed on to the impressive 17th century Rosenborg Castle built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV. Here you will explore the truly magnificent gardens and appreciate the exquisite Renaissance architecture of the castle.
The last stop of this highlight tour is Copenhagen City Hall, one of the tallest and most impressive buildings in Copenhagen. Venture inside to be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Tivoli Gardens and the inner city.
We built this tour because it invites first-timers to Copenhagen, or those short on time, to explore and appreciate all of the architectural grandeur Copenhagen has to offer.