Search hotels near the Copenhagen Airport to rest and relax after a long day of seeing the signs and sounds of Copenhagen.
The Little MermaidDistance From Copenhagen Airport: 10.6mi / 17km
Langelinie on the harbor
A life-size statue inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Little Mermaid, one of the world’s most famous fairy tales. The statue was sculpted by Edward Eriksen and rests on rocks just off the shore. In 1964 and in 1998, the mermaid’s head was stolen. The original mold still exists, and it is possible to recast the bronze and restore missing body parts. In the latest assault, this was not necessary. The missing head turned up at a local TV station, delivered by a masked figure. The mermaid is without question one of the most photographed women in Copenhagen.
Amalienborg (Amalia’s Castle)Distance From Copenhagen Airport: 9.7mi / 15.6km
The four identical Rococo buildings occupying this square have housed the royals since 1784. The Christian VIII palace across from the queen’s residence houses the Amalienborg Museum, which displays the second division of the Royal Collection (the first is at Rosenborg Slot).
Changing of the Guard (At Noon)Distance From Copenhagen Airport: 9.3mi / 15km
Every day at noon, the Royal Guard and band march from Rosenborg Slot through the city for the changing of the guard. At noon on Queen Margrethe’s birthday, April 16, crowds of Danes gather to cheer their monarch, who stands and waves from her balcony. On Amalienborg’s harbor side are the trees, gardens, and fountains of Amalienhaven.
Christiansborg Slot (Christiansborg Castle)Distance From Copenhagen Airport: 4.7mi / 7.5km
Bordered by canals on three sides, this massive granite castle is where the queen officially receives guests. From 1441 until the fire of 1795, it was used as the royal residence.
Kongelige Repræsantationlokaler (Royal Reception Chambers)Distance From Copenhagen Airport: 4.7mi / 7.5km
You’ll be asked to remove shoes or boots and put on slippers furnished by the Museum, to protect the floors
Højesteret (Supreme Court)Distance From Copenhagen Airport: 5.1mi / 8.2km
Call first to double-check the opening hours, which vary.
The governmental buildings are on the site of the city’s first fortress which was commissioned by Bishop Absalon in 1167.
Kongens Nytorv (King’s New Square)Distance From Copenhagen Airport: 9mi ./ 14.6km
This square has lost much of its charm due to an outbreak of Dutch Elm disease in 1998 that felled its trees. It is, however, still lined with some of the city’s finest buildings. The square was built on the site of the former ramparts that ringed the city in an arc all the way from Rådhuspladsen.
Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst (Louisiana Museum for Modern Art)Distance From Copenhagen Airport: 37.7mi / 60.7km
Gammel Strandvej 13, 49/19-07-19.
The elegant seaside town of Humlebæk, located 19 mi. north of Copenhagen, is home of this outstanding modern art museum famed for its stunning location and architecture as much as for its collection. It is surrounded by a large park.
Nationalmuseet (National Museum)Distance From Copenhagen Airport: 5mi / 8.1km
Ny Vesterg. 10
This brilliantly restored 18th-century royal residence, contains some of the finest rooms in the city. It was extensively modernized in recent years. It has housed what is regarded as one of the best national museums in Europe since the 1930s.
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (New Carlsberg Sculpture Collection)Distance From Copenhagen Airport: 8.5mi / 13.6km
Dantes Plads 7
On Sundays from October to March, the museum hosts a variety of musical events. The Glyptotek, behind Tivoli, is one of the most important art museums in Scandinavia.
Tivoli GardensDistance From Copenhagen Airport: 8.2mi / 13.2km
Since it opened in 1843, this 20 acre garden and amusement park in the center of Copenhagen has been a resounding success. It is, in fact, the jewel of Copenhagen’s family attractions, and Denmark’s biggest tourist draw. It features thousands of flowers, a merry-go-round of tiny Viking ships, games of chance and skill (pinball arcades, slot machines, shooting galleries), and a Ferris wheel of hot-air balloons and cabin seats. There’s even a playground for children.