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CITY TOURS in copenhagen

OPEN TOP TOUR (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off


Classic Tour: 125 DKK/adult/1 day, 50 DKK/child/1 day

Carlsberg Tour or Christiania Tour: 150 DKK/adult/1 day, 70 DKK/child/1 day, 220 DKK/adult/3 days, 110 DKK/child/3 days

Tickets for 3 days include boat ticket as well.


Classic Tour: May and September 10:00-15:30, June-August 9:30-16:30, October 10:00-14:00, November-December 10:30, 11:15, 12:00, 12:45, 13:30 every 30 minutes

Carlsberg Tour: May and September 10:15, 12:15, 14:15, June-August 10:15-15:15

Christiania Tour: May and September 11:15, 13:15, 15:15, June-August 10:45-15:45

Stops: 3 different routes

Classic tour: The City Hall Square – Axeltorv/Tivoli – Rosenborg Castle – Gustav Church – Langelinie – Little Mermaid – The Gefion Fountain – Amalienborg – Nyhavn/Kongens Nytorv

Carlsberg tour: The City Hall Square – Axeltorv/Tivoli – Tycho Brahe Planet – Zoo – Carlsberg Brewery – Frederiksberg Alle – Vesterbro Square/The City Museum – New Carlsberg Glyptotec – Christiansborg

Christiania tour: The City Hall Square – Axeltorv/Tivoli – Marriott Hotel – Christiansborg – Our Saviours Chursch/Christianshavn – Casino Copenhagen – The Black Diamond – Christiania – The Opera

Language: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Swedish


CITY TOURS (panoramic tours by bus without stops)

Tours with details:

Grand Tour - January-December 11:00 - 2,5 hours - 200 DKK/adult, 100 DKK/child

Attractions enroute: Tivoli Garden, Amalienborg Palace, Royal Family's Winter Residence, Little Mermaid, Christiansborg Palace, NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Royal Theatre, Rosenborg Castle

City Tour - March-September, 9:30, 11:30, 12:30/13:30 - 1,5 hours - 140 DKK/adult, 65 DKK/child

Attractions enroute: Amalienborg Palace, Royal Family's Winter Residence, Little Mermaid, Christiansborg Palace, NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Royal Theatre

Castle Tour - March-December 9:30 - 7 hours - 480 DKK/adult, 230 DKK/child - only in English

Attractions enroute:  Elsinore Castle (Hamlet's Castle), Kronborg Castle, Fredensborg Palace

Sweden Tour - May-December, Thursday and Saturday 9:45 - 7-8 hours - 480 DKK/adult, 240 DKK/child - minimum number of participants 15

Attractions enroute: Elsinore Castle (Hamlet's Castle), Helsingborg, Lund, Malmö

Language: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Polish


WATERBUS (sightseeing by boat) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 60 DKK/adult/1 route, 40 DKK/child/1 route, 75 DKK/adult/unlimited use for 1 day, 40 DKK/child/unlimited use for 1 day

Combined tickets (unlimited use for 3 days + Open Top Bus): 220 DKK/adult, 110 DKK/child

Schedule: 10:00-16:30/17:30

Frequency: 75 minutes

Stops: 3 different routes

Green Line: Nyhavn - Opera - Little Mermaid - Langelinie - Trekroner Fortress - Halvandet - Langelinie - Amaliehaven/The Royal Residence

Orange Line: Nyhavn - Holmen - Opera - North Atlantic Cultural House - Christianshavns Torv - Black Diamant - Gammel Strand - Danish Arcitectural Centre

Blue Line: Nyhavn - Christianshavns Torv - Islands Brygge - Fisketorvet - Gammel Strand

Language: English, Dutch


BLUE NETTO BOATS (sightseeing by boat)

Tickets: 5 EUR/adult, 3 EUR/child

Schedule: April-June and September-October 10:00-17:00, July-August 10:00-19:00, November-March Saturday-Sunday 10:00-17:00

Frequency: every 1,5-2 hour

Starting: Holmens Church



Themes: Historic Copenhagen, Carlsberg, Architecture Ride, Footsteps of Andersen, By night etc.

Price: 300-350 DKK/person (min. 6 persons)



You can use free bikes with a special card in all the strategic spots of Copenhagen.


CITYTOUR BY WALK (or more here)

Themes: Historic Copenhagen, Rosenborg Castle, Footsteps of Andersen etc.


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ATTRACTIONS in copenhagen


Opening hours: April-September 11:00-22:00/23:00 (+ Halloween, + Christmas)

Tickets: 95 DKK/adult, 50 DKK/child

Ride ticket (1-3 attractions): 25 DKK/person

Multi-Ride Turpas (unlimited use of attractions): 205 DKK/adult, 170 DKK/child

Getting there: Bus Nr. 10 - Tivoli

Tivoli is a famous amusement park and pleasure garden that was opened on August 15, 1843. It is the second oldest amusement park in the world. The park is best known for its wooden roller coaster, Rutsjebanen which is one of world's oldest wooden roller coasters that is still operating today and the world's tallest carousel, Himmelskibet (80 meters high) that offers panoramic views of the city. Besides the rides, Tivoli Gardens also serve as a venue for various performing arts and as an active part of the cultural scene in Copenhagen.



Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-17:00, Monday closed

Tickets: 60 DKK/adult, free for children

Getting there: Bus Nr. 1A, 2A, 15, 65E - Tietgensgade

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum of international stature in the centre of Copenhagen. It houses over 10.000 works of art divided up into two principal collections. One is of works from the Mediterranean cradle of Western culture, the other of Danish and French art from the 19th and 20th centuries.



Opening hours: 11:00-16:00, change of guards 12:00

Tickets: 60 DKK/adult, free for children

Combined ticket (Amalienborg Palace and Rosenborg Castle): 100 DKK/person

Getting there: Metro M1, M2 - Norreport

Amalienborg is a real royal castle although it doesn't have towers and spires. This is where the Queen lives during the winter season and it is also the venue of the famous balcony scenes, which take place whenever the royal family seizes the occasion to greet the people. Even though the castle is primarily the residence of the royal couple, visitors have the chance to experience some of the royal chambers that are not in daily use.



Opening hours: May-September 10:00-16:00, October-April, Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-16:00, Monday closed


Royal Reception Rooms: 70 DKK/adult, 35 DKK/child

Royal Stables and Carriages: 20 DKK/adult, 10 DKK/child

Theatre Museum: 40 DKK/adult, free for children

Free entrance for Parlament, Palace Chapel

Getting there: Bus Nr. 11A, 66 - Christiansborg Slot

Christiansborg Palace on Slotsholmen in Copenhagen houses several important institutions. The Danish Parliament has the majority of the palace's rooms at its disposal, while the Prime Minister's Office and the Supreme Court are also found within the palace. The Royal Reception Rooms in the palace's north wing, the palace church and most of the Riding Ground Complex are available to the Royal Family. Beneath Christiansborg visitors can see the ruins of two even older buildings on the site, namely Absalon's Castle and Copenhagen Castle.



Opening hours: March-May and September-October 11:00-16:00, January-February and November-December Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-14:00, Monday closed, June-August 10:00-17:00

Tickets: 75 DKK/adult, free for children

Combined ticket (Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg Palace): 100 DKK/person

Getting there: Metro M1, M2 - Norreport

Rosenborg Castle is not only a fairytale castle it is also a fascinating museum of cultural history which houses some of Denmark's greatest cultural treasures, not least the Crown Jewels and the Danish Crown Regalia. The museum tells the history of the Danish kings through 300 years, from Frederik II in the late 16th century to Frederik VII in the 19th century.


RUNDETAARN (Round Tower)

Opening hours: October-May 10:00-17:00, June-September 10:00-20:00

Observatory: 15 October-15 March Tuesday-Wednesday 19:00-22:00

Tickets: 25 DKK/adult, 5 DKK/child

Getting there: Metro M1, M2 - Norreport

Rundetaarn, or the round tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe and stars have been watched here since 1642. At the time when Christian the IV built the tower Denmark was quite famous for its astronomical achievements thanks to the astronomer Tycho Brahe. When he died in 1601 the King wished to continue the research of Brahe and thus the round tower came into being. Today it has been awhile since the scientists left the telescope, but the observatory is still frequently used by amateur astronomers and the many visitors of the tower.



Opening hours: May-August Monday-Sunday 10:00-17:00, September-April Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00

Tickets: 80 DKK/adult, free for children

Getting there: Bus Nr. 18, 26 - Valby

Carlsberg is one of the Nordic region's oldest breweries and reveals at the same time an impressive and compelling story about the founder J.C. Jacobsen and his son Carl. The 10.000 m² Visitors Centre is located within the buildings of J.C. Jacobsen's original brewery founded in 1847. Several of the remarkable production halls have been converted into exhibition areas and tableaux presenting highlights from Carlsberg's fascinating historical development.



Opening hours: January-June 15. and September-December Sunday-Thursday 10:00-18:00, Friday-Saturday 10:00-20.00, June 15-August 10:00-22:00

Tickets: 85 DKK/adult, 43 DKK/child

Getting there: Bus Nr. 1, 6, 9, 10, 31, 7E, 15E, 17E, 29 - Guinness

Visit the 1,000 square metres attraction filled with exciting records in sport, art, music, nature and science. Meet the world's tallest man who measured 272 cm - just one of the many attractions providing at the very least an hour's entertainment for all the family.


LEGOLAND (Billund)

Opening hours: 27 March-4 July and 7 August-October, 10:00-18:00/20:00, 5 July-6 August, 10:00-21:00 more info...

Tickets: 37 EUR/adult/1 day, 33-EUR/child (3-12)/1 day, 60 EUR/person/2 days

Getting there: Train from Copenhagen Central train station to Kolding - 3,5 hour - 580 DKK/return, then Bus Nr. 406 to the park

Accommodation in Legoland:

Hotel Legoland**** - style: lego world

Legoland Billund, the original Legoland park, opened in 1968 in Billund. It has many visitors and is next to the original Lego factory. This year’s new Legoland attraction is a “dark ride” called THE TEMPLE. Jump on a jeep and take your family on a wild treasure hunt, shooting your way through a ton of spooky fun in THE TEMPLE as you search for hidden treasure. So keep your head cool and your finger on the trigger. But watch out for the earthquakes, villains and live mummies lurking in the darkness. Only the sharpest shooters come out with maximum points and the treasure.


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Getting there: Train: from Copenhagen Central station to Elsinore - 48 km, 1 hour - 180 DKK/return



Opening hours: January-March and November-December, Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-15:00, April and October 11:00-16:00, May-September 10:30-17:00


Royal Apartment + Castle Chapel + Casemates: 65 DKK/adult, 25 DKK/child

Royal Apartments + Castle Chapel + Casemates + Maritime Museum + Telegraph Tower (during summer only): 90 DKK/adult, 65 DKK/child

Getting there: 15 minutes walk from the train station

Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, at the seaward approach to the sound, Øresund, is one of northern Europe's most important Renaissance castles. Known all over the world from Shakespeare's Hamlet, it is also the most famous castle in Denmark and is visited each year by about 200,000 Danes and tourists.


Getting there: S-Train from Copenhagen Central station to  Hillerod - 30 km, 40 minutes - 180 DKK/return



Opening hours: April-October 10:00-17:00, November-March 11:00-15:00

Tickets: 60 DKK/adult, 15 DKK/child

Getting there: 10-15 minutes walk from the train station

King Christian IV's magnificent renaissance castle in Hillerød north of Copenhagen was built in the beginning of the 17th century. In the following centuries the castle provided the setting for important ceremonial events, first and foremost the anointing of absolute monarchs. Today the castle has been transformed into a national historical museum.


Getting there: Train from Copenhagen Central station to Roskilde - 30 km, 40 minutes - 160 DKK/return



Opening hours: 10:00-17:00

Tickets: May-September 95 DKK/adult, October-April o60 DKK/adult, free for children

Cruise by Viking ship (May-June and September 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, July-August 11:00-16:00 hourly): 75 DKK/person

Getting there: 15-20 minutes walk from the train station

The museum puts Viking times in perspective with focus on the five viking vessels, which were raised from the bottom of Roskilde Fjord and shown in the large viking hall. The neighbouring museum island is the hub of many different activities. Here you will find a boatyard, an archeology workshop and Tunet.


Getting there: S-Train from Copenhagen Central station to Lerje - 110 km, 2 hours - 180 DKK/return, than Bus Nr. 233 to the park



Opening hours: May-June and 19 August-21 September Tuesday-Friday 10:00-16:00, Saturday-Sunday 11:00-17:00, Monday closed, July-18 August., 10:00-17:00

Tickets: 120 DKK/adult, 75 DKK/child

Getting there: 10-15 minutes walk from the train station

Land of Legends (in Danish, Sagnlandet Lejre) is an open-air park in the most beautiful Danish countryside, where you can stroll among reconstructions of ancient living environments, like the Iron Age village, the Stone Age camp, the Viking market, the 19th century-farm cottages, and many more. In the weaving, the pottery and the smithy workshops experiments are carried out to investigate historic and prehistoric technology and replicas are produced of tools, costumes and household utensils from the past.


Getting there: S-Train from Copenhagen Central station to Lyngby - 15 km, 25 minutes -

80 DKK/return



Opening hours: 4 April-18 October, Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00, Monday closed

Free entrance.

Getting there: 10-15 minutes walk from the train station

The Open Air Museum north of Copenhagen is one of the largest and oldest in the world. Spread across 86 acres of land today the museum houses more than 50 farms, mills and houses from the period 1650-1950. Virtually every region in Denmark and the Faeroe Islands as well as the former Danish provinces of southern Sweden and northern Germany is represented so at the Open Air Museum you can travel the length and breadth of Denmark in a single afternoon - just a stone's throw from Copenhagen centre.



Opening hours: 21 May-18 October Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00, Monday closed

Free entrance.

Getting there: 5 minutes walk from the train station

Brede Works was once Denmark’s biggest textile factory in the 1800s, new technology has now been used to tell the story of working life at the cloth mill, the growth of industrial society and the welfare state. This is done in an innovative way with objects, sounds, light and film.


Getting there: Train from Copenhagen Central station to Malmö - 48 km, 35 minutes - 200 SEK/return


RUNDAN (sightseeing by boat)

Tickets: 100 SEK/adult, 50 SEK/child

Schedule: May-June 12:00-17:00, July-August 11:00-19:00, September 12:00-15:00 hourly

Starting: Rundan (opposite Central Station)

Language: English, German, Swedish


MALMÖHUS (the oldest Skandinavian castle with museum)

Opening hours: September-May 12:00-16:00, July-August 10:00-16:00

Tickets: 40 SEK/adult, 10 SEK/child

The Malmöhus Castle is the oldest remaining Renaissance castle in Scandinavia. It was built in the 15th century and has been used as a fort as well as a prison before it became a museum.  You will find collections of art, folklore and natural history here, as well special exhibitions are presented all year around.



Opening hours: 10:00-18:00

Free entrance.

Getting there: 10 minutes walk from the train station

The Church of Saint Peter is a large church in Malmö that began being built in 1319. It is built in the Gothic style and has a 105 metre tall tower.


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