Rosenborg Slot

Just north of The Latin Quarter is Rosenborg Slot Castle which looks more like a palace and has some of the royal chambers open to visitors. The Gardens are also home to the Statens Museum for Kunst art gallery and Botanisk Have botanical gardens.


Nyhavn is a wonderful place to mooch, explore or relax with a drink and watch the world go by. The colourful houses were built in the 17th century.

On the banks of the river you will find the palace Amalienborg Slot, Marmorkirken, Designmuseum Danmark and The Little Mermaid statue.


View of Marmorkirken from Amelienborg Slot

This late 19th century church with its immense dome right next to Amelienborg Slot dominates the skyline and is rather yummy on the inside too.

Amalienborg Slot

Home to the current monarch, the 18th century royal palace set around a large square is where the changing of the guard takes place at noon.

Statue of Frederik V [and horse] in the square.

Alexander Nevsky Church

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I love domed churches. This one was built by the Russians in the late 19th century.


We walked through the delightful Churchillparken from The little Mermaid statue to Amelienborg Slot. In the attractive grounds which are dedicated to Winston Churchill and surround the Kastellet, a well preserved fortress, there are many interesting memorials and statues.

Little Mermaid

I really enjoyed taking the Water Bus up the river and walking the short path to The Little Mermaid. I had been told how small it was and that it was not very impressive. It was sculpted by Edvard Eriksen in 1913 and still divides opinion. However, I loved it! I recommend walking through Churchillparken while you are in the vicinity.


South of the river is where you will find Vor Freisers Kirke and Operaen.

Vor Freisers Kirke

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The church is 17th century and is notable for its splendid 95m spiral tower which has superb views if you fancy climbing the 400 steps to the top. The church is pretty on the inside as well.


The modern home of the Royal Danish Opera House is on the opposite river bank to Nyhavn, near Christianshavn. It is a striking building which you can get to by Harbour Bus. It cost over 500 million USD to build !

Christiana was established by squatters in the early 1970’s, has developed into a vibrant and trendy, sometimes eccentric place that warrants exploring if you have the time.


After a rather yummy [and affordable] pizza at Mother we wandered further into Vesterbro in order to go to Vega, Ideal Bar to see the band Lanterns on the Lake. The venue was great and the sound was superb. Lanterns on the Lake were wonderful.

Lanterns on the Lake

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