Andersens Blvd Area Walking Tour, Copenhagen

H. C. Andersens Boulevard is the most densely trafficated artery in central Copenhagen. It is lined with amazing buildings, as well as shops and restaurants. Take this tour to enjoy the Andersens Boulevard and surrounding attractions.
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Andersens Blvd Area Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Andersens Blvd Area Walking Tour
Guide Location: Denmark » Copenhagen (See other walking tours in Copenhagen)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: alexei
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City Hall

1) City Hall (must see)

One of the popular tourist destinations in Copenhagen, the City Hall is situated in the center of the city on the City Hall Square, housing both the City of Copenhagen’s Lord Mayor and the Municipal Council.

Inspired by the Siena City Hall in Italy, this building was designed and constructed in National Romantic style by famous architect Martin Nyrop in 1905. As you enter, you will be impressed with its front decorated in rich ornamental style. Do not miss out the gilded statue of Absalon just above the balcony and the tall, slim clock tower. The latter is at 105.6 metres one of the tallest buildings in the generally low city of Copenhagen. In addition to the tower clock, the City Hall also houses Jens Olsen's World Clock.

Before the city hall moved to its present location, it was situated at Gammeltorv/Nytorv. The first city hall was in use from about 1479 until it burned down in the great Copenhagen fire of 1728. The second city hall was built in 1728 but again burned down in the Copenhagen fire of 1795. It was not until 1815 that a new city hall was erected on Nytorv. It was intended to house both the city hall and a court. Today it is still in use as the city court of Copenhagen.

Tip:
Free to see the hall, which is stunning but there's a small fee to go up the tower.
They escort you in groups and the times are 11am / 12:30pm / 2pm; Saturdays at 12pm.
As the building is central the views are great and the viewing platform is square and large.
Alternately, you are free to join a guided tour in English at 1pm (weekdays) and at 10am (Saturday).

Opening Hours:
Daily: 9am-4pm
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The City Town Hall

2) The City Town Hall

City Town Hall is one of the main squares in Copenhagen and is known as Rådhuspladsen in Danish. The famous City Hall building, an Italian Renaissance-style construction, is located here. The square also features the Dragon Fountain, built in 1904, and the impressive sculpture Weather Girl that tells when the rain comes. There is also a statue of Hans Christian Andersen, one of the most popular Danish writers in history.
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Tivoli Gardens

3) Tivoli Gardens (must see)

Tivoli Gardens is an amusement park and pleasure garden that opened in 1843 and is, therefore, the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg, also in Denmark. With 4.6 million visitors in 2017, Tivoli is also the second-most popular seasonal amusement park in the world after Europa-Park.

Tivoli was created by George Carstensen during the reign of King Christian VIII on 15 acres of land outside Vesterport or the West gate. Since the time it was created, this garden has been home to a variety of interesting and exciting attractions that include a theatre, exotic and imaginary orient, flower gardens, cafes/restaurants, and amusement rides. Visit this park in the evening and you will be pleasantly surprised by the ambience enhanced by colored lamps that illuminate the surroundings.

The oldest wooden roller coaster, Rutschebanen, is still in operation at the Tivoli. It was built in Sweden in 1914 and the ride today is controlled by an operator who brakes down the hills so it won't gain too much speed. A well-known swing ride, 'The Star Flyer', opened in Tivoli in 2006. 80 metres (260 feet) high and built by the Australian company Funtime, it offers panoramic views of the city.

Another popular ride opened in 2009 is Vertigo. This thrilling looping plane ride is piloted by the rider. The newest attraction is Fatamorgana, which opened in 2016. This is the world's first Condor 2GH, which offers two separate seating arrangements – one milder version with two-seater gondolas, and a thrilling version in which riders are slung around at high speed while seated in a ring and facing away from the center.

Apart from these exciting rides, Tivoli Gardens is a venue for performing arts and is one of the major cultural hubs in Copenhagen. Do not miss a visit to this interesting garden on your trip to this city.

Why You Should Visit:
Supposedly this was the template that inspired Walt Disney to create his theme parks!
Fun to walk around in even if you don't go on any rides – a lovely way to spend a night with friends.

Tip:
During summer, be sure to stay for the fireworks Saturday or Wednesday evening when the park closes.
You can also take your own food and drink in a bag – they don't check them and it's rather expensive inside.

Opening Hours:
Sun-Thu: 11am-11pm; Fri,Sat: 11am-12am (Apr 4 – Sep 22 / Oct 11 – Nov 3 / Nov 16 – Jan 5)
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Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

4) Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (must see)

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek is an art museum in Copenhagen. The collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen (1842–1914), the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries.

Primarily a sculpture museum, as indicated by the name, the focal point of the museum is antique sculpture from the ancient cultures around the Mediterranean, including Egypt, Rome and Greece, as well as more modern sculptures such as a collection of Auguste Rodin's works, considered to be the most important outside France. However, the museum is equally noted for its collection of paintings that includes an extensive collection of French impressionists and Post-impressionists as well as Danish Golden Age paintings.

The French Collection includes works by painters such as Jacques-Louis David, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, Degas and Cézanne, as well as those by Post-impressionists such as van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec and Bonnard. The museum's collection includes all the bronze sculptures of Degas, including the series of dancers. Numerous works by Norwegian-Danish sculptor Stephan Sinding are featured prominently in various sections of the museum.

Why You Should Visit:
To enjoy a surprisingly good collection in a gorgeous repurposed & modified building (the open rooftop affords a great view of the city!).
There is also a magnificent palm garden with many benches, ponds, a delicious café, and some horticultural wonders.

Tip:
Take breaks to go through a wing at a time. You will need breaks, as the place is huge in an unexpected way.
Keep in mind that Tuesdays are free, so perhaps you could go multiple times to make sure you see it all.
Additionally, they frequently have (free) classical music concerts at their concert hall, so try to catch one.

Opening Hours:
Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun: 11am-6pm; Thu: 11am-10pm
Sight description based on wikipedia
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National Museum of Denmark

5) National Museum of Denmark (must see)

This cultural history museum is the largest in Copenhagen and displays Danish and foreign culture histories, with varied exhibits from across the world.

Here, you will be particularly impressed by the coverage of Danish history over the last 14,000 years. Enjoy learning all about the works of art created in this country that dates back to the Middle Ages. Browse through an interesting collection and learn all about the Ice Age reindeer hunters, coins from ancient Greece and Rome, Danish coins dating back to the Viking period and much more.

The National Museum is also known for its varied and extensive collection of artifacts from ancient cultures including Egypt, the Near East, Italy, and Greece. Do not miss out the collection of objects excavated in 1957 from the Tell Shemshara in Iraq. The Danish pre-history section, renovated in 2008, will take you right back to those ancient times.

Tip:
After paying your entry fee, be sure to find out when a free one-hour tour of the museum's 'greatest hits' is available in your language.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-5pm
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Copenhagen Central Station

6) Copenhagen Central Station

One of the busiest and largest stations in Denmark, Copenhagen Central Station can be accessed from Reventlowsgade, Banegardspladsen, Tietgensgade and Bernstorffsgade at Tivoli Gardens. People throng here to use the S-trains, regional trains and InterCity.

International trains plying from this station servicing passengers to and from Sweden include the frequent and regular Oresund services. There are a total of 13 platforms in this station and a lot of fast food outlets, cafeterias and small shops on the concourse.

The city’s first ever railway station came into existence in 1847. Made of wood, this station served Roskildebanen. Due to a strong need to extend the railway station, another station was designed and built by H.J. Herholdt in 1864.

Eventually, this station also proved to be small. Heinrich Wenck designed and built the present station connecting it to Osterport station with a tube and with tracks to the south of the city. Construction of the station was completed in 1911.

A complete overhaul in 1980 resulted in the addition of lifts and escalators. Another overhaul between 2004 and 2008 was done to replace the roof and to refurbish platforms 3 and 6 and raise them to international standards. This station is definitely worth visiting. In fact, do not miss the unique experience of traveling in the train.

Walking Tours in Copenhagen, Denmark

Create Your Own Walk in Copenhagen

Create Your Own Walk in Copenhagen

Creating your own self-guided walk in Copenhagen is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nørreport Area Walking Tour

Nørreport Area Walking Tour

The Nørreport area is one of the most colorful and culturally vibrant districts of Copenhagen. It is a region that mixes the old and the new. It is a favorite area for local youth and a great place for a walk. Nørreport has many green spaces, art complexes and historic sites to visit. Discover all Nørreport has to offer on this walking tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
City Orientation Walking Tour

City Orientation Walking Tour

The Danish capital Copenhagen is a fairy tale of a city full of peculiarities. It sits comfortably on the islands of Zealand and Amager in a close vicinity to the southern Swedish city of Malmo to which it is connected by the Öresund Bridge. Copenhagen's historic center is a treasure trove of attractions, too many to be squeezed into a single city guide. To see the most colorful of them, you're invited to embark on this orientation walk and enjoy the blend of old and new in the streets of Copenhagen.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Frederiksstaden Walking Tour

Frederiksstaden Walking Tour

The district of Frederiksstaden was constructed during the reign of Frederick V, hence the name. Today, it is considered to be one of the most important rococo complexes in Europe. The district is characterized by straight broad streets, lined by bourgeois houses, mansions and palaces. This tour guides you through the most important attractions of Frederiksstaden.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Christianshavn Walking Tour

Christianshavn Walking Tour

Christianshavn is one of the most picturesque areas of Copenhagen. Here you will find smiling faces, brightly colored houses, enticing bars and cafes. Be sure to visit freetown Christiania, an area that will add a non-conformist, creative flavor to your trip. Discover this fun, captivating district of Copenhagen on this walking tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Latin Quarter Walking Tour

Latin Quarter Walking Tour

The Latin Quarter is one of the most entertaining areas of Denmark's capital city. It is a young-spirited place, as the campus of Copenhagen University is located here. The Latin Quarter is well known for its hang-out spots, alternative shopping and 17th-century architecture. Discover the history and culture of the Latin Quarter on this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Frederiksstaden Galleries

Frederiksstaden Galleries

Copenhagen has a vibrant art scene and is the perfect destination for art lovers. Copenhagen hosts one of the largest art fairs in the world, and there are plenty of art galleries in the city where you can admire Scandinavian minimalism and explore the creativity of local artists. Discover some of Copenhagen's best galleries on this tour of the the Frederiksstaden district.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km

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