32. Copenhagen  DENMARK | Total Sights: 50+  | Nickname: The City of Towers

 

 

 

 

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A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Copenhagen

Denmark  Copenhagen with around 760,000 inhabitants is a very dynamic city, popular with visitors for its contrasting architectural styles and its unique, lively, yet surprisingly relaxing atmosphere. Copenhagen is recognised globally as an exemplar of best practice urban planning.

The most picturesque area of the city is the Nyhavn, a waterside area (built in the 17th century) with excellent restaurants and enjoyable bars. 

Den Blå Planet, which opened in 2013, is one of the largest and most modern aquaria in Europe and is situated in Kastrup, a suburb of Copenhagen near the airport. When seen from above it resembles a whirlpool.

 The capital of Denmark scores very high in location, safety, and cleanliness. It possesses also a large pedestrian zone 

 Prices in Copenhagen are extremely high and there are no sights rated higher than 6/10.

Criteria 

Sights

Location

Pedestrian Zones

Affordability

Safety 

Cleanliness

Shopping

Climate

People

Nightlife 

Transport

Size

Total Score

Score

6.65/10

8.25/10

6.5/10

1.5/10 [141th]

8/10

8/10

5.5/10

5/10

5.5/10

6/10

8.5/10

5.5/10 [0.760 Mio.]

188.45

B. Best Things to Do in Copenhagen (Detailed List with Photos and Information)

These sights and attractions contribute to a sights score of 6.65/10.

Nyhavn  6
City District

by Me / CC BY-SA 3.0

Rosenborg Castle (Rosenborg Slot)  6
Castle and Museum  (completed 1624, exhibiting the Royal Collections)

by Ikiwaner / CC BY-SA 3.0

National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet  6
Aquarium  (4 million liter tank, 16 m tunnel, 450 species, opened 2013, No 19 in our list of the best aquariums in the World)

by Daniel from Melrose / CC BY-SA 2.0

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek  6
Museum  (Highlight of the collection: Little Dancer of Fourteen Years, statue by Edgar Degas [ca. 1881])

by Daderot (Daderot) / CC0 

National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst)  5
Museum  (Most famous painting: "The Green Line (Portrait of Madame Matisse)" by Henri Matisse [1905]) 

by Henri Matisse

Little Mermaid Statue  5
Statue

Strøget  5
Pedestrianized Shopping Street  (1.1 km)

Church of Our Saviour (Vor Frelsers Kirke)  5
Church  (with Helix spire, height 90 m, view over the city)

National Museum (Nationalmuseet)  5
Museum  (Highlight of the collection: The Trundholm Sun Chariot [ca.1400 BCE])

Scoring and Icons Legend (Click here for detailed information)

10 = top-10 sight in the world
9 = world-class  
8 = outstanding
7 = excellent 
6 = impressive
5 = interesting
4 = decent
3 = mediocre
2 = bad
1 = abysmal

= World Heritage Site
= Excursion

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C. Other Notable Sights and Attractions in Copenhagen

-Oresund Bridge (Øresundsbroen)  5

-Grundtvig (modern church)   5

-Amalienborg Palace (with museum)   5

-Round Tower (Rundetaarn)  4

-Carlsberg Brewery Visitor Center  4

-Christiansborg Palace (Parliament, the Prime Minister's Office, and the Supreme Court)  4

D. Best Day Trips and Excursions from Copenhagen

ROSKILDE CATHEDRAL (World Heritage Site since 1995, 34 km from Copenhagen)  6

Malmö (city, 44 km from Copenhagen)  5

E. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Copenhagen (including close-by excursions)

Nyhavn (city district)  6
Rosenborg Castle (with crown jewels)  6
National Aquarium Denmark, Den Blå Planet (4 million liter tank)  6
 ROSKILDE CATHEDRAL (34 km from Copenhagen)  6
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (museum)  6
National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst)  5
Little Mermaid Statue  5
Tivoli (amusement park and pleasure gardens)  5
Stroget (pedestrian street)   5
Church of Our Saviour (with climbable tower)  5



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