Discover Copenhagen’s Most Iconic Sites and Landmarks

Discover some of Copenhagen's most famous landmarks
Discover some of Copenhagen's most famous landmarks | © Niels Poulsen DK / Alamy Stock Photo
A visit to Copenhagen isn’t complete without taking in a few of its most iconic landmarks. Culture Trip’s curated list of tours and experiences will take you right to the very heart of the city.

With captivating sites, historical landmarks and colourful canalside, Copenhagen is a culturally rich and dynamic city. To experience Denmark’s capital to its fullest, take a spin on the world’s oldest roller coaster in the Tivoli Gardens, discover the country’s rich history and culture by going on a tour of the regal Christiansborg Palace or pay a visit to Edvard Eriken’s ‘Little Mermaid’ statue on the Langelinie promenade. These tours will show you all these sites and more, guiding you through the very best sightseeing spots in Copenhagen.

AdmissionSkip-the-Line Tivoli Gardens Admission Ticket
From £17 per person
2 to 5 hours
4 (10)
For nearly two centuries, visitors have streamed to Tivoli Gardens for fun, culture, shopping and dining. This fun fair amusement park in the heart of Copenhagen has more than 30 rides, a large children’s play area, shops, concert venues, a beautiful garden, casinos and around 50 restaurants ranging from gourmet style to delicious fast food.Enjoy skip-the-line admission and save valuable vacation time by purchasing your tickets ahead of time.
ToursCity Sightseeing Copenhagen Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
From £27 per person
45 to 90 minutes
3.9 (10)
Explore the amazing city of Copenhagen with a 72 hour unlimited hop-on hop-off bus pass. Passengers can hop on and off at their own leisure, spending more time at the locations that interest them most. On this double-decker bus tour you'll see all of Copenhagen's best spots, including The Little Mermaid statue, Nyhavn, Christianshavn, Copenhagen Zoo, City Hall Square, Copenhagen Opera House and much more! Enjoy stunning panoramic views from the open-top deck, discovering Copenhagen's colourful architecture, greenery and waterways. The Danish capital has an enormous amount of history, and the multilingual audio commentary ensures passengers get to learn lots of historic facts as they cruise around. This sightseeing tour includes access to up to 3 routes around the city, depending on the ticket chosen.
ToursCastles Tour From Copenhagen: North Zealand and Hamlet Castle
From £92 per person
6 hours 30 minutes
4.5 (10)
If you love castles, Denmark has almost as many fairy tale castles as it does fairy tales! Visit the picturesque region of North Zealand just outside Copenhagen where you will see Kronborg Castle made famous as the setting of Shakespeare's Hamlet as well as the magnificent Fredensborg Palace and Frederiksborg Castle.

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ToursGrand Inner City Tour of Copenhagen
From £126 per person
6 hours
5 (10)
A guide will show you all that is must-see in our city. As we go in small groups, the tour is personal and relaxed and you see a lot more than you see on a hop-on hop-off or larger group tour.
AdmissionAdmission Ticket to Christiansborg Palace
From £21 per person
1 to 5 hours
Christiansborg Palace is H.M. the Queen's working palace. This is where the Queen holds audiences, signs laws, holds banquets and receptions, celebrates royal anniversaries and receives state visits. It is a working palace where old traditions and the modern Royal Family meet. You will see dazzling halls, adorned with colourful tapestries, vast paintings, patterned floors, glittering chandeliers, and sumptuous stucco ceilings. 

The Combi Admission Ticket To Christiansborg Palace will give you access to The Royal Reception Rooms, The Royal Kitchen, The Ruins under Christiansborg Palace and The Royal Stables. You will also be able to join any of the guided tours.
AdmissionThe Blue Planet – National Aquarium of Denmark
From £25 per person
1 day
Experience a world under the seven seas

Enjoy a close encounter with hammerhead sharks and rays, as they swim towards you in the amazing underwater tunnel. Unleash your inner water baby in the Water Playground and give it all you’ve got with the pumps and locks. The physical activity and cooperation will give you a greater understanding of water. Or try your hand in the more traditional playground with its climbing frames, turning bars and slides.

You can also explore the Tropical Rainforest and discover fluttering butterflies, ferocious piranhas and the arapaimas, the largest freshwater fish in the world.

A visit to Den Blå Planet, National Aquarium Denmark is a unique experience, in which entertainment, fascination and knowledge come together in a spectacular setting.