Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #7 in Copenhagen, Denmark


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 27 sights
Distance 13.4 km
Ascend 172 m
Descend 158 m

Experience Copenhagen in Denmark in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Activities in CopenhagenIndividual Sights in Copenhagen

Sight 1: Det Genmodificerede Paradis

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The genetically modified Paradise is a sculpture group by Bjørn Nørgaard, made for the Danish pavilion at Expo 2000 in Hannover.

Wikipedia: Det genmodificerede Paradis (DA)

771 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 2: The Little Mermaid

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The Little Mermaid is a bronze statue by Edvard Eriksen, depicting a mermaid becoming human. The sculpture is displayed on a rock by the waterside at the Langelinie promenade in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is 1.25 metres (4.1 ft) tall and weighs 175 kilograms (385 lb).

Wikipedia: The Little Mermaid (statue) (EN)

528 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 3: Monument over Danmarks internationale indsats

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The Monument to Denmark's International Efforts after 1948 is a monument in the Citadel located on the Princess's Bastion. This expresses the government's recognition of the efforts that the several thousand Danish deployed personnel have made for Denmark in international missions since 1948.

Wikipedia: Monument over Danmarks internationale indsats (DA)

231 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Kastellet

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KastelletCucombreLibre from New York, NY, USA / CC BY 2.0

Kastellet is a citadel located in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is one of the best preserved fortresses in Northern Europe. It is constructed in the form of a pentagon with bastions at its corners. Kastellet was continuous with the ring of bastioned ramparts which used to encircle Copenhagen but of which only the ramparts of Christianshavn remain today.

Wikipedia: Kastellet, Copenhagen (EN)

96 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Kastelskirken

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The Citadel Church is located in the Kastellet in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. The church was originally reserved for the garrison of the castle, but in 1902 also incorporated a civil parish. The Citadel Church celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2004.

Wikipedia: Kastelskirken (EN)

192 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Kastelsmøllen

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The Kastelsmøllen in Copenhagen, built in 1847, is a Dutch windmill with a gallery. It consists of a brick-built sub-mill and an octagonal upper mill in wood clad with shavings. The wings have a stern for sails, and the mill is manually yaw with yaw beams and tail. The hat is bulbous and thatched with shavings. The mill was built as a grain mill and was in operation until 1903. The mill is functional and in operation a few times a year, and it celebrates the Citadel's birthday every year on 28 October.

Wikipedia: Kastelsmøllen (DA)

1292 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 7: Classens Have

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Classens Have is the name of a garden plant between Classensgade and Arendalsgade on Østerbro. It was built by city gardener Valdemar Fabricius Hansen in 1925 in connection with the residential complex at Classens Have. On March 24, 1942, a memorial chorus was raised for Major General Johan Frederik Classen in the facility.

Wikipedia: Classens Have (DA)

57 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: Livjægermonumentet

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The Life Hunter Monument is a memorial pillar made by Kai Weischer erected in Classen's Garden in Copenhagen in memory of the King's Life Guard Corps and its heroic fight for Denmark on various occasions. The memorial pillar was given by the Life Hunter Shooting Society of 1817.

Wikipedia: Livjægermonumentet (DA)

532 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 9: Trondhjems Plads

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Trondhjems Plads is a square in Østerbro in Copenhagen, named after Trondheim in Norway. The neighborhood's streets are primarily named after Norwegian localities.

Wikipedia: Trondhjems Plads (DA)

399 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Svenska Kyrkan

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Svenska Kyrkan Hideko Bondesen / CC BY-SA 2.5

Swedish Gustaf's Church, part of the Church of Sweden Abroad, is the church of the Swedish congregation in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was built between 1907 and 1911 to the design of the Swedish architect Theodor Wåhlin (1864–1948) and is named after King Gustaf V of Sweden.

Wikipedia: Swedish Gustaf's Church (EN), Website

307 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 11: Den Frie Udstilling

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Den Frie Udstilling

Den Frie Udstilling is a Danish artists' association, founded in 1891 by artists in protest against the admission requirements for the Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Modeled on the Salon des Refusés, it is Denmark's oldest association of artists. Now located on Copenhagen's Oslo Plads next to Østerport Station, it works as an arts centre, continuing to exhibit works created and selected by contemporary artists rather than those chosen by cultural authorities.

Wikipedia: Den Frie Udstilling (EN)

536 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 12: Hjalmar Brantings Plads

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Hjalmar Brantings Plads is a square between Stockholmsgade and Oluf Palmes Gade in central Copenhagen, Denmark. It is named for the Nobel Peace Prize-winning former Swedish prime minister Hjalmar Branting.

Wikipedia: Hjalmar Brantings Plads (EN)

195 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 13: Esajas Kirke

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Esajas Kirke

Isaiah Church is a Lutheran church in the Østerbro district of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Wikipedia: Isaiah Church (EN)

295 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 14: Hirschsprung Collection

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The Hirschsprung Collection is an art museum located on Stockholmsgade in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is located in a parkland setting in Østre Anlæg, near the Danish National Gallery, and houses a large collection of Danish art from the 19th and early 20th century. The emphasis is on the Danish Golden Age, from 1800 to 1850, but also the Skagen Painters and other representatives of the Modern Breakthrough are well represented.

Wikipedia: Hirschsprung Collection (EN)

319 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 15: National Gallery of Art

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The National Gallery of Denmark is the Danish national gallery, located in the centre of Copenhagen.

Wikipedia: National Gallery of Denmark (EN), Website

289 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 16: Østre Anlæg

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Østre Anlæg

Østre Anlæg is a public park in Copenhagen. Once it was a part of the old city fortifications. The park was designed by landscape architect H.A. Flindt who also designed Ørstedsparken and Copenhagen Botanical Garden on the old fortification. The park lies between The National Art Museum at the southern end, and Oslo Plads and Østerport Station at the northern end. There are three lakes in this park, they used to be part of the moat system.

Wikipedia: Østre Anlæg (EN)

791 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 17: Botanical Garden

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Botanical GardenEoghan OLionnain from Brussels, Belgium / CC BY-SA 2.0

The University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden, usually referred to simply as Copenhagen Botanical Garden, is a botanical garden located in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark. It covers an area of 10 hectares and is particularly noted for its extensive complex of historical glasshouses dating from 1874.

Wikipedia: University of Copenhagen Botanical Garden (EN)

1151 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 18: Fredens Park

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Fredens Park

Fredens Park is a park in Østerbro, Copenhagen. The park is located along Fredensgade and between Amorparken at Rigshospitalet and Sortedams Lake. The location at Fredensgade means that the park is not as suitable as a recreational area. The park was created in 1973 when the municipality tore down some residential blocks to make room for the Søringen project. However, this project was shelved in 1975 and the park was allowed to remain.

Wikipedia: Fredens Park (DA)

308 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 19: Fredens Kirke

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Fredens Kirke

Fredens Kirke is a church located on Ryesgade in Østerbro in the Municipality of Copenhagen. The church is located at the end of a blind side street to Ryesgade, which is considered part of Ryesgade.

Wikipedia: Fredens Kirke (København) (DA)

1200 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 20: Sakramentskirken

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Sakramentskirken No machine-readable author provided. EPO assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY 2.5

The Sacrament Church is beautifully located on Nørrebrogade opposite Fælledvej and is the church of the Catholic congregation in Nørrebro in Copenhagen. It is consecrated to Saint Villehad of Denmark.

Wikipedia: Sakramentskirken (DA)

65 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 21: Teater Grob

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Blaagaard Theatre is a theatre on Nørrebrogade in Copenhagen, which exclusively plays new Danish drama.

Wikipedia: Blaagaard Teater (DA), Website

383 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 22: Folkets Park

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Folkets Park Orf3us / CC BY 3.0

Folkets Park is a small park in Nørrebro in Copenhagen, situated between Griffenfeldsgade and Stengade.

Wikipedia: Folkets Park, Copenhagen (EN)

409 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 23: Hellig Kors Kirke

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Hellig Kors Kirke

The Holy Cross Church is a Church of Denmark parish church located at the corner of Kapelvej and Hans Tavsens Gade in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. The church was built in 1887–1890 to a National Romantic design by Hermann Baagøe Storck.

Wikipedia: Holy Cross Church, Copenhagen (EN)

426 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 24: Brorsons Kirke

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Brorson's Church is a church located in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen, Denmark. The church is named after Hans Adolph Brorson.

Wikipedia: Brorson's Church (EN)

654 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 25: De Døves Kirke

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De Døves Kirke

The Church of the Deaf or Deaf People's Church is a church in Copenhagen, on Falkonergårdsvej in the Frederiksberg Municipality.

Wikipedia: Church of the Deaf (EN), Website

719 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 26: Sankt Thomas Kirke

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Sankt Thomas Kirke

St Thomas Church is a church building of the Church of Denmark in the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, Denmark. It was designed by architect Carl Lendorf (1839-1918) and built in 1898.

Wikipedia: St. Thomas' Church, Copenhagen (EN)

1297 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 27: Godthaabskirken

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Godthaab Church is a Church of Denmark parish church situated on Nyelandsvej in the northern part of the Frederiksberg district of Copenhagen, Denmark. Godthaab Parish takes its name from Godthaabsvej, the principal artery of the area.

Wikipedia: Godthaab Church, Copenhagen (EN)


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