From the famous Nyhavn canal to The Amalienborg Palace and The Royal Danish Theatre, these city highlights are all about architecture, history and culture. Luckily for you, each hotspot is also only a short walk from each other.
King’s New Square (Kongens Nytorv) is a fabulously central location in which to start your tour of Denmark’s beautiful capital city. With cobbles dating back to 1670 this public square is the largest in Copenhagen and is bordered on all five sides by statement historical buildings, among them The Royal Danish Theatre and The Charlottenborg Academy.
Highlights are peering at Christian V's famous 1688 equestrian statue, and having a cup of tea at the Baroque-style old kiosk - once the first and only public telephone connection in Copenhagen.
Famed for its picture-postcard narrative of Copenhagen, Nyhavn canal is the must-see destination to make your Denmark trip insta-ready and should be included in any tour.
Brightly coloured historic 17th century houses snuggle up alongside the peaceful canal as age-old wooden boats bob in the breeze and locals sit in cafes and restaurants, watching the world go by.
It's aways worth a visit, whether you are grabbing some tickets or just going to look at its beautiful floating canal-side architecture.
Yet another historic hotspot on Copenhagen's central square, The Charlottenborg Palace (Kunsthal Charlottenborg) was once home to the King’s brother back in 1669 but is now famed as one of Northern Europe’s largest and most beautiful locations for contemporary art.
Housed in Kunsthal Charlottenborg's baroque palace exterior, the Art Center showcases contemporary international and Danish art alongside the more classic pieces found in the next door Royal Art Library.
With regular exhibitions, talks, concerts and screenings, the Art Center at The Charlottenborg Palace is a hotspot well worth a visit.
This is the Royal palace in Denmark and home of the current Royal family. The Amalienborg Palace is comprised of four identical palaces, Amalienborg’s Christian VIII’s Palace (also known as Levetzau' Palace) is the location of the Royal Museum; here you can dive back 150 years to Christian IX and Queen Louise, whose four children went on to ascend the thrones of England, Greece, Russia and Denmark.
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So these are your five must-see hotspots in Denmark’s Copenhagen, and so close to the beautiful hotel base of Sanders, too. Whistle-stop tour or leisurely stroll – it's all so close it's up to you, but whichever it is, be sure to do it in style.
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