Museums & Monuments

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Ancient and modern art museum, with collections of Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman art, and 19th and 20th century Danish and European paintings and sculptures.
Statens Museum for Kunst
The national art gallery, with permanent and temporary collections of paintings and sculpture, a book shop and a cafe. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00 and on Wednesdays 10:00-20:00.
The Museum of National History
Come and see 500 years of danish history presented here since 1878 - paintings, portraits, furniture and other art forms. Open every day all year.
Charlottenlund Castle
Named after Christian VIs sister Charlotte Amalie in 1731-33 and designed by the architect Johan Cornelius Krieger. Only open on special occasions - gardens open all year.
Amalienborg Palace
The winter residence of the Danish royal family, known for its rococo design, with the changing of the guards daily at noon. Twelve rooms are open to the public. Christian VIIIs Palace, 1257 Copenhagen K.
Frederiksborg Castle
Scandinavias largest renaissance castle and home of the museum of national history, with portraits, furniture and decorative art. With landscaped gardens and surrounded by the castle lake. Open daily in the north of Copenhagen at 3400 Hilleroed.
Kronborg Castle
One of northern Europes most important Renaissance castles, known for Shakespeares play Hamlet, and the most famous castle in Denmark.
Rosenborg Castle
17th century castle which is now a museum containing royal regalia and state jewellery.
National Gallery of Denmark
Art exhibitions, workshops, art school, games for children. Every Sunday there is special focus on children. Birthday celebrations possible at the museum. Soelvgade 48-50, 1307 Copenhagen K.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Located 25 mi. North of Cph. 6-10 temporary exhibits a year, a collection of 3000 works dating from 1945 onwards ( Picasso, Giacometti, Warhol, Henry Moore a.o.). Cafe with panoramic view of Oresund, Design Shop and Childrens’ Wing.
The Workers Museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions, library and archive, a shop, coffee bar and pub. Open daily 10:00-16:00.
Designmuseum Danmark
One of Scandinavia’s central exhibition forums for Danish and international industrial design, decorative and applied arts. Open Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-17:00.
Maritime Museum of Denmark
This very modern under ground museum tell a very dramatic maritime story of Denmark with modern means. September to June: Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00-17:00. July-August: Daily: 10:00-17:00.
Christiansborg Palace
Home of the Parliament, the Prime Ministers Office and the Supreme Court, with many parts of the palace open to the public and a variety of guided tours.
Karen Blixen Museum
The house where Karen Blixen was born and where she died after 17 years in Africa. Attractions include a documentary exhibition about her life and work and a gallery of her drawings and paintings. Rungsted Strandvej 111, 2960 Rungsted Kyst.
The Round Tower (Rundetaarn)
Europes oldest functioning observatory built in 1642, with views over the old part of Copenhagen and changing exhibitions of art, culture, history and science, as well as a shop and cafe.
The Viking Ship Museum
Denmarks museum for ships, seafaring and maritime crafts in ancient and medieval times. Open daily 10:00-16:00 at Vindeboder 12, 4000 Roskilde.
Museet for Samtidskunst
Museum of contemporary art, which works with art that transcends the classical forms, such as sound art, performance art and video art, and is located in a royal palace. Staendertorvet 3D, 4000 Roskilde.
The Little Mermaid
Denmarks most famous and popular tourist attraction, unveiled in 1913 as a gift from Carl Jacobsen, founder of Carlsberg Breweries. Accessible through canal, cycling and city tours on the waterfront at Langelinie Harbourfront Promenade, Copenhagen.