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Royal Jelling Visitors Center

Royal Jelling Visitors Center (Gormsgade 23, Jelling) – located 2 ½ hours west of Copenhagen (246 km. drive), Royal Jelling – Kongernes Jelling – is a visitor’s center under the auspices of the National Museum of Denmark.  The center relates the story of the Jelling Monuments, created by Viking-age King Gorm the Old and his […]

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Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Castle (Øster Voldgade 4A, Copenhagen): Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen is home to some of Denmark’s greatest cultural treasures. The castle was built by Christian IV as a pleasure castle. In the basement you will find the Danish crown jewels and regalia.  Rosenborg Castle was inhabited by the royal family until 1720. But since 1838, the […]

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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Dantes Plads 7, centrum, Copenhagen)  — this is an art museum of international stature in the center of Copenhagen (in many ways similar to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art).  The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek was founded by the brewer Carl Jacobsen (1842-1914) who created one of the largest private art collections of […]

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Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum (Wilhelm Meyers Allé 210, Aarhus) — The Natural History Museum, Aarhus, is the second largest of its kind in Denmark both regarding size and exhibition square meters. The Museum contains over 5.000 different species of animals from all over the World – many in settings displaying the animals’ natural habitats.   Admission:  60 […]

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National Museum

National Museum (Prinsens Palæ, Ny, Vestergade 10, Copenhagen) — The National Museum is located in The Prince’s Palace, which was built by Nicolai Eigtved between 1743 and 1744 for Danish Crown Prince Frederik V and Crown Princess Louise. It is no longer used by the royal family, but the Great Hall still appears elegant enough […]

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National Gallery of Denmark

National Gallery of Denmark (Sølvgade 48, Copenhagen) – this is Denmark’s largest art museum, featuring outstanding collections of Danish and international art from the past seven centuries. Contemporary art exhibits are displayed in the X-Room. Exhibits range from installation art to photography and media art.   Apart from the permanent collection the museum also shows temporary […]

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Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Gammel Strandvej 13, Humlebaek) – located just 38 km. north of Copenhagen, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (on the country’s North Zealand coast – facing the sound of Sweden), houses an exquisite collection of modern art by international artists such as Arp, Francis Bacon, Calder, Dubuffet, Max Ernst, Sam […]

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Little Mermaid

Little Mermaid (Langelinje, Copenhagen) – at Copenhagen’s Langelinje Pier is one of this city’s main tourist attractions:  the sculpture of the Little Mermaid (which was originally unveiled in 1913 as a gift from Danish beer maker Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen).  The sculpture is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by […]

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Københavns Bymuseum

Københavns Bymuseum (Stormgade 18, Copenhagen) – housed in an 18th century building, this museum shows the history of the development of the city of Copenhagen.  Exhibits there range from the role of immigrants in the city’s growth, to the celebration of the welfare society within the capital.  That, as well as an exhibit on Copenhagen-born […]