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City Center Souvenir Shops (Self Guided), Copenhagen

It would be a pity to leave Copenhagen without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of shops where one can find authentic Danish products which are unique to Copenhagen and Denmark. Follow this self guided shopping tour to hunt for that perfect trip momento.
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City Center Souvenir Shops Map

Guide Name: City Center Souvenir Shops
Guide Location: Denmark » Copenhagen (See other walking tours in Copenhagen)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Author: Daniel
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • LEGO
  • Georg Jensen
  • Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store
  • Hay House
  • Copenhagen Souvenir Shop
  • Magasin du Nord (The Attic Room)
  • House of Amber


Who has not at some point played with LEGO toy building bricks as a child? The popular Danish plastic toy was introduced in 1947 by founder Ole Kirk Christiansen. The name LEGO comes from the Danish words leg godt, meaning play well.

The original toy building bricks were just the start. Later, in 1969, came Duplo building bricks, a series of simple blocks twice as big as the original and aimed at young children. LEGO also produces plastic figures, merchandise and themed sets often with a macho theme, like Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Toy Story, Batman, Cars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Avatar, Spider Man and so on.

LEGO has a massive following and subculture of movies, games, magazines, clothing line and of course theme parks. The original LEGOLAND is located in the town of Billund in Denmark. LEGO toys come in many variations with a starting price as little as $5. If you are Copenhagen, you should not miss the opportunity to visit the world of LEGO in its brand new flagship store.

Operation hours: Monday – Thursday & Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm; Friday: 10 am – 7 pm; Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Georg Jensen

2) Georg Jensen

Georg Jensen was established in 1904 by silver smith and sculptor Georg Jensen. Georg Jensen is known for his artistic boldness and superior craftsmanship. When Georg Jensen died in 1935, The Times wrote in its obituary that Georg Jensen's work would be the antiques of the future. This predicition has since become true.

Georg Jensen left a legacy of some of the finest Scandinavian designs when it comes to gold, silver and platinum jewelry, cutlery, watches and home articles. Today the brand Georg Jensen is synonymous with unique design, excellent craftsmanship and quality. Georg Jensen is purveyor to the royal Danish court.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm.
Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store

3) Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store

If you can bring only one item home from your trip to Copenhagen, bring a piece of Royal Copenhagen’s Blue Fluted Mega dinnerware. The original Blue Fluted design dates back to 1775. But about a decade ago a young artist named Karen Kjældgaard-Larsen had the courage to twist and modernize the old classic into a new one, simply by enlarging the flowers. The design is now a bestseller.

The dinnerware collectives cost from $45-675. The cup and saucer on the photo come at the price of $130. The design also comes in black and is of course called Black Fluted Mega. You will find it in the Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store, where the most famous dinnerware is Flora Danica, dating back to the 1700s, where it was a gift from royalty to royalty. The collection is one of the most prestigious in the world and costs a fortune. The cheapest item, a plate, costs no less than $ 1,065! The porcelain collection was presented to Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary as a wedding gift in 2004. Royal Copenhagen designs are some of the best examples of history and tradition keeping up with modern times.

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00-19:00; Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday: 11:00-16:00
Hay House

4) Hay House

Hay House is a store that sells innovative Danish design classics, mainly furniture, but also smaller interior designer accessories and toys. What unique about the Hay House toy collection is that the toys are wooden quality toys, like play shapes, a dumper truck, a flute, cutting circles, and shape makers, inspired by the 1950’s and 1960’s, which will surely make you nostalgic.

You can also find knitted teddy bears, knitted cupcakes and doughnuts, owl purses for a little girl, wooden colt and rifle for a little boy as well as a little backpack and finger puppets. And why not invest in a curiosity box to keep it all in while you are at it? Prices range from $15-145. Hay House is one of modern times most successful Danish design companies if you are counting international appeal. Hay House is located at Strøget pedestrian shopping street, in central Copenhagen.

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00-18:00; Saturday: 10:00-17:00; Sunday: closed
Copenhagen Souvenir Shop

5) Copenhagen Souvenir Shop

A statue of The Little Mermaid sits in the harbor of Copenhagen. It is for many synonymous with Copenhagen and thus a miniature statue or figurine is a popular gift or souvenir to take home from a visit in the Danish capital. You will find many different kinds, made of plastic or porcelain.

In Copenhagen Souvenir Shop you can find a nice bronze-colored one made of plastic, which costs around $25, or one made of porcelain, which costs around $50. The original statue was donated to the City of Copenhagen by brewer Carl Jacobsen - son of the founder of Carlsberg beer. Its creator sculptor Edvard Eriksen was inspired by the fairytale of The Little Mermaid by Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen, and then used a ballerina and his wife Eline Eriksen as models.

Business hours: Sunday- Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm; Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm.
Magasin du Nord (The Attic Room)

6) Magasin du Nord (The Attic Room)

Magasin du Nord is a Danish chain of department stores. The company traces its roots back to 1868 when Theodor Wessel and Emil Vett opened a draper's shop in Aarhus under the name Emil Vett & Co. It was an immediate success. In 1870 the company opened a shop in Copenhagen in rented rooms in the mondain Hotel du Nord on Kongens Nytorv where Hans Christian Andersen had boarded from 1838 until 1847. The shop occupied an ever larger part of the hotel and the company adopted the name Magasin du Nord after it in 1879.

Magasin du Nord offers fashion for men, women and children as well as luxurious beauty products, interior design and delicacies. At Magasin du Nord you can find an extensive selection of the best Danish brands like Royal Copenhagen, Kähler and Georg Jensen. Magasin du Nord's flagship store in Copenhagen also has a food market in its basement.

****Hans Christian Andersen's Copenhagen****
Just across the road from the Royal Danish Theatre, 22-year-old Andersen rented an attic room from 1827 to 1828 in the building that is now the Magasin Du Nord department store. Amazingly, the small room has been restored and is open to the public, although it’s slightly tricky to find and is often closed.

On the third floor of Magasin behind the coffee machine displays you’ll see a picture of the famous former tenant’s distinctive face on the wall. Continue down the hallway and through a meeting room until you see the attic room on your right.

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00
House of Amber

7) House of Amber

Selecting amber for jewelry production is a skill that requires technical knowledge and experience. House of Amber has 78 years of it, and Copenhagen Amber Museum, located in the same old historic building in Nyhavn, Copenhagen’s New Harbor, guarantees the quality of each piece of jewelry. Prices usually start at $60 for a small amber stone and go up to $1,000’s according to the piece of jewelry.

“Designed by nature - Refined by us” is the motto of the House of Amber in Copenhagen. The history of amber began 20 – 50 million years ago, when resin from large prehistoric pine trees was swept into the ocean, and the fluid became what we today know as amber or “Nordic gold”. It is one of the first materials used by man for making jewelry. The first discovery of amber jewelry dates back to 10,000 BC.

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 – 20:00

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