Practical information : Sightseeing Copenhagen
Opening hours vary from one place to another, so it is important to check them before planning your day. Museums are generally open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm or from 11am to 6pm. One night a week, a nocturne pushes the opening to 8 or 10 pm. From June to September, most of them are open every day of the week, such as the National Museum of Denmark, but they close earlier on holidays.
As far as the monuments are concerned, the opening hours can be more limited, from 10am to 3pm or even 4pm. This is the case for Amalienborg or Rosenborg, the church of Saint Nicholas or the Trinity Church.
To be booked
It is always strongly recommended to book online when highly anticipated exhibitions are scheduled or if your Copenhagen Card is no longer valid. Also, the pre-purchase of the entrance ticket serves as a ticket cutter, for example at the Louisiana Museum.
Budget & Tips
Buying the Copenhagen Card is still the best and most economical way to go if you don't have discounted rates or free admission, as it includes admission to many sites and museums, including temporary exhibitions. It is particularly useful for the visit of Christianborg Castle (several paid entries)
Good to know: some museums offer free guided tours with the entrance ticket, although English is required. This is the case of the Statens Museum for Kunst: every Sunday at 2:15 pm, discovery of a masterpiece of the collections for about half an hour. Another possibility: NewEurope Tours coordinates free visits by independent guides every day at 10am, 11am and 2pm. Meet at the Dragon Fountain on City Hall Square. You will easily recognize them by their red polo shirt. And their little flag!
As in many cities in Northern Europe, the Christmas season is particularly magical with its lighting, store window displays, Christmas markets, giant outdoor ice rinks, horse-drawn carriage rides... At this time of year, sites and monuments close earlier or are not open to the public. The same applies to certain holidays. Remember to book your tickets well in advance to take full advantage of Tivoli Park, which is overrun with pumpkins on Halloween, all powdered white and glittering with light at Christmas.
To discover the city, original tours are programmed by private service providers: by bike, jogging, Segway, seaplane, zodiac. The great classics: the panoramic bus tour that gives a global view of Copenhagen or the walking tour of the different districts, Must see Copenahgen Tour. More specialized: the theme tours. Reserved for those over 18, the Pub Crawl. A tour of the trendy bars with a few drinks to experience the local and festive Copenhagen. For food lovers and gourmets, the Food Tour. All about Danish culinary traditions with tastings included.