Are you planning a visit to wonderful Copenhagen in Denmark? And do you only have one day to spend in this beautiful city? Here we give you our best tips of how to discover as much as possible in just a few hours. What are the best attractions to visit? And what kind of sightseeing tour is the best one? And most of all, what is the must-see in this lovely Scandinavian city? Read our tips of things to do and get inspired! See the map to get a good overview of the city and where to go.
Bus sightseeing tour
Sit down, relax and enjoy a tour with Stromma hop on hop off buses. There are 3 different routes so you can choose what part of the city you want to explore - maybe all of them? Togehter there are 28 stops all around the city including the cruise terminals and the top attractions of Copenhagen. Onboard you have free wi-fi and the tour is audio guided in 11 different languages. You can choose between a 48 hours bus ticket or a 72 hour bus ticket You get the full overview, and you can hop on and off on each stop and discover the city in your own pace. If you want to sit down and enjoy the full tour the tours takes from 45 min. to 1 hour 30 min.
Visit the top attractions in Copenhagen
Stromma hop on hop off buses stops at the most popular sights and must-sees in the city:
• Nyhavn - the cosiest place in Copenhagen
• The Gefion Fountain/the Citadel – have a historic walk on the ramparts
• Reffen Street Food – a hot spot for exotic meals and a drink with a great habor view
• Stroll along Ved Stranden/Gammel Strand - shops, museums, and cafés
There's a lot of things to see and do in Copenhagen. Here are four of the most popular places to visit during your stay.
Founded in 1843 Tivoli offers a spectacular, exotic architecture mixed with exquisite gardens and scenery. The beautiful gardens in the centre of Copenhagen is a unique mix of amusement park, dining area and performance venue. This is where the Danes go to relax and amuse themselves, and where many treasured memories took their beginning.
All bus lines stop close to Tivoli, stop 12
In the heart of Copenhagen, you find Amalienborg where one of the world’s oldest monarchies still live. If you are standing in the middle of the castle square you see the impressive Frederikskirke (Marble Church), the Royal Palace and the Royal Opera House on the other side of the habor. Every day at 12:00 o‘clock the guard changes, where the Royal Life Guards march from Rosenborg Castle to Amalienborg accompanied by music.
Classic Copenhagen stops at Amalienborg, stop 3
A green oasis with plenty of flowers, trees, a rich birdlife, and the most fantastic possibility to relax in the middle of the urban life. If you follow the path around, you will pass by the elephants in the Copenhagen Zoo – their back yard is next to Frederiksberg Gardens.
Urban Green Copenhagen stops at Frederiksberg Gardens, stop 29
Meet a parallel society in the middle of Copenhagen with around 1.000 inhabitants and a flash back to the 70’ies. It’s pretty touristed in the centre, but at the ramparts and close to the canals you see the self-built houses and houseboats placed in the great nature. There are nice places to eat, workshops, galleries, and music venues. An exciting place to have a walk - be aware that it requires an open mind.
Colorful Copenhagen stops at Freetown Christiania, stop 32. You can also take the hop on hop off boat to Christianshavn, stop F
Boat sightseeing tours – live-guided or audio-guided
Enjoy the very best sights onboard the 1-hour Grand Tour canal boat tour in Copenhagen. See the spectacular historic buildings next to amazing modern architecture, while sailing through the charming canals. See the Little Mermaid, the Opera House, Amalienborg Palace, the Old Stock Exchange and more! The tour is guided in English (a third language – German, French, Italian or Spanish – may be added).
You can also get onboard one of the hop on hop off boat tours for an audio guided sightseeing tour through the habor and idyllic canals. Hop on and off when you like at one of the 7 stops along the route and explore Copenhagen by boat. The ticket is valid for 48 hours (no stop off season).