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louisiana.

The Louisiana Musuem of Modern Art is located 35km north of Copenhagen on the shore of Oresund Sound in Humlebaek. Although it takes a while to get there and you must set aside a full day to travel there, explore, and travel home…it is completely worth it. This museum was created in 1958 and is the...

strøget.

Strøget is a carfree zone in Copenhagen. Its a very popular tourist attraction in the center of the city and is the longes pedestrian shopping area in Europe. Many of the city’s most famous and expensive stores, such as Illums Bolighus, Magasin du Nord, the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory, and chain stores, are located along the strip....

harbours.

Because Copenhagen is built on many islands with many canals, it also has many harbours to go along with it. The most touristy harbour in Copenhagen is Nyhavn, which is beautiful. During soccer season, many of the games are shown at various harbours and parks/gardens on large projection screens. Soccer is one of the few...

midsummer.

One of the main cultural events during the summer in Copenhagen is called Midsummer’s night. And you shouldn’t miss out! This event happens in late June on the longest day of the year. This tradition offers insight to the Danish culture of coziness. This is the evening when the Danes celebrate what has come to...

canals.

One thing you should definitely do sooner rather than later when you get to Copenhagen is go on a canal tour. You will learn a lot about Copenhagen on the tour because the canals travel throughout most of the city. Copenhagen is made up of many smaller islands all connected by canals. While navigating these...

black diamond.

The Black Diamond is an extension to the Royal Danish Library. It was built in 1999 and designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen. The building gets its name from its shape and materials. It looks like a box that is angled and resembles a diamond and is clad in black granite. The Black Diamond not only...

operahouse.

The Operahouse and Black Diamond. The Operahouse is one of the main attractions of modern architecture that Denmark has to offer and is among the most modern operahouses in the world. It was designed by architect Henning Larsen. It’s located downtown right off of one of the main canals. Constuction started in 2001 but didn’t end until...

zoo.

The Copenhagen zoo is a must do. The zoo has more than 3,000 animals from 264 different species. It’s located near Fredericksberg and is easy to get to by the metro. The newest addition to the zoo is the Elephant House that was built in 2008 and designed by the world renowned architect Sir Norman...

tivoli.

Tivoli is the second oldest amusement park in the world and is one of Copenhagen’s largest attractions. Tivoli began in 1843 and is a garden full of traditions. The park not only has fantastic rides, but also has gardens, lakes, food, fountains and performances. The park is located just a few minutes from City Hall,...

the metro.

The metro system is made up of trains, buses, and boats. The one I used most often was the trains, so here’s a little more information about them. The metro system in Copenhagen is very efficient. The trains run every 4 minutes throughout the day and still quite often at night. The metro runs 24...