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City Sights of Charming Copenhagen

From the city's loveliest square, to its most iconic statue, a walking tour of Copenhagen's main sights and sites
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 3 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  A compact town full of charming cobbled streets and cafes where you can stop for a rest and watch the world go by, Copenhagen's sights... more »

Tips:  Flat-as-a-pancake Copenhagen is ideal for walking, but make sure you wear sturdy shoes that cope with cobbled streets and wrap up warm... more »

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Points of Interest

Hojbro Square links the canals of Amagertorv and Slotsholmen. It is crowned by the statue of Absalon, the bishop who founded the city in the 13th century.

This is the ideal place to soak up the ambiance of this charming Danish city. Close to some of Copenhagen's most important monuments, including the Old Stock Exchange and Christiansborg Palace... More

Stroget claims to be Europe's - and possibly the world's - longest and oldest pedestrian-only shopping street. More than 3 kms (1.8 mi) long, from Town Hall Square to Kongens Nytorv, Stroget is fringed with medieval facades housing charming cafes and restaurants, so there's lots to do for non-shoppers, too.

For a mega dose of atmosphere, plan... More

Surrounding the equestrian statue of Christian V who instigated its construction, the circular, tree-planted Krinsen Park, lies at the heart of King's New Square at the end of Stroget street.

Despite the 'new' in its name, this leafy square dates back to the 17th century and one of its most photograph-worthy features is a baroque, copper-roofed ... More

A masterpiece of Danish rococco architecture built at the beginning of the 18th century, Amalienborg Palace is the official residence of the Royal Family.

With its stunning views across the boat-lined harbour and over to the city's new Opera House, this is the perfect place for taking great photos.

Although there are four palace buildings. only... More

Copenhagen's iconic Little Mermaid statue was commissioned in 1909 by Carlsbery Brewery founder Carl Jacobsen. The 1.24m (4-foot) high bronze statue commemorates the Little Mermaid fairy tale, a maudlin story of thwarted love penned by world-famous Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen in the 1830s.

The statue's face is that of ballerina Ellen... More