Fathomaway Compass

Copenhagen sites

The Danes think of their neighbors as they would members of their family. Denmark is the baby sister whose idea of fun occasionally shocks.
– The Xenophobe's Guide to the Danes

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Assistens Kirkegård

  • Copenhagen, Parks and Gardens, $$$$ $
  • Kapelvej 4
  • Copenhagen, 2200
  • +45-35-37-19-17 ‎
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Beautiful cemetery where notable residents like Hans Christian Andersen and Søren Kierkegaard are buried. Locals use it as a park, so it's not uncommon to see children playing tag and families having leisurely picnics.

Canal Tours Copenhagen

  • Indre By, Tour, $$$$ $$
  • Copenhagen
  • +45-32-96-30-00
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The grand tour (from Nyhavn) will take you past major sites like Amalienborg Palace, the Little Mermaid statue, Royal Library, the Copenhagen Opera House, and the Royal Yacht Dannebrog.

Jægersborggade

  • Copenhagen, Cultural Center
  • Jægersborggade
  • Copenhagen, 2200

This small street in the Noerrebro neighborhood is lined with some of the city's best restaurants (Manfreds & Vin, Restaurant Relæ, Meyers Bakery, and The Coffee Collective), and indie shops (Ro Chokolade, My Favourite Things).

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

  • Copenhagen, Museum, $$$$ $$
  • Gl. Strandvej 13
  • Humlebæk, 3050
  • +45-49-19-07-19
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Located 30 minutes outside the city in Humlebaek and considered to be one of the most beautiful museums in the world. The collection includes works by Picasso, Warhol, Giacometti, and Henry Moore. If the weather permits, grab lunch on the café's patio, wander the sculpture garden, and take in scenic views of the Øresund Sound.

Tage Andersen Boutique and Museum

  • Indre By, Museum, $$$$ $$$$
  • Ny Adelgade 12
  • Copenhagen, 1104
  • +45-33-93-09-13
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A fantasyland decked in fresh flowers, moss, twigs, and exotic birds in fanciful iron cages. Part shop, part art gallery, this otherworldly boutique showcases the creations of Danish flower artist Tage Andersen. There's a small fee to enter, but it's worth a peek — even if you're not in the market for an elaborate floral arrangement.

Tivoli Gardens

  • Copenhagen, Parks and Gardens, $$$$ $$$
  • Vesterbrogade 3
  • Copenhagen, 1630
  • +45-33-15-10-01
  • Website

The world's second-oldest amusement park is said to be Walt Disney's inspiration for Disneyland. Chinese-style Pantomime theater and Victorian signage make you feel as though you have jumped back in time. Enjoy an afternoon stroll through the gardens or take a spin on Rutschebanen, one of the oldest wooden roller coasters still operating. Food options are plentiful, but Brdr. Price is an excellent selection for traditional Danish fare.

Ørestad

  • Ørestad, Landmarks and Monuments, $$$$ $
  • Ørestad
  • Website

An up-and-coming developing city within Copenhagen that's situated halfway between the airport and city center. It's fascinating to see the futuristic buildings by architectural greats like 3xn, Bjarke Ingels, and Julien De Smedt in a condensed area. The countryside backdrop and roaming cows will have you wondering if it was really a ten minute train ride from the city. Plan a self-guided tour or book a guide with the Danish Architecture Centre.

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