Discover the best top things to do in Oesterbro, Denmark including Nyhavn, Tivoli Gardens, The David Collection, Torvehallerne, Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke), Hirschsprung Collection (Hirschsprungske Samling), Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Church of Our Saviour, Rosenborg Castle.
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Copenhagen's Nyhaven, or "New Harbor," is actually steeped in a long heritage. Colorful buildings line the canal and hint at a history of small-vessel traffic. Like many ports, this strip has a salty history, rich with sailors, drinking and Literary exploits. Danish author Hans Christian Andersen made his home in Nyhavn as well. It's cleaned up now and is a lovely place for a stroll.
The houses painted in their different colours were gorgeous. We took a biat trip and saw them from the water which does give you a wonderful view. What did surprise us was how small the street itself was. Most of the houses had some form of advertising on them and right in the middle there was an elaborate "gentleman's club" with photo's of women on the outside. They weren't rude photo's but seemed to help towards spoiling your impression of Nyhavn. Of all the places we visited on Copenhagen this proved to be our least favourite due to it being overcrowded & full of cafe's & restaurant's spoiling the view & atmosphere of the place. There was so much litter in the harbour too - no doubt from us tourists. Glad we saw it but wouldn't rush back.
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From mid-April to mid-September, a world-class amusement park comes to life in the center of Copenhagen. More than two dozen rides await you, in addition to live entertainment and more than 30 eateries.
We went to Tivoli on the 2nd day it was open for the spring season and it was decorated beautifully. Made for some fabulous pictures. We had a Copenhagen card but did not realize that you pay to enter and then you also pay for any rides and of course any food/drinks. Not unlike other “theme” parks. The weather was cold and grey so we did not feel like doing any rides, but we did enjoy walking around and seeing 2 of the shows offered. Quaint theme park with so much history. We went out of the park for dinner and then came back for coffee/dessert and to see the laser show. It was worth it. You shouldn’t miss Tivoli especially around the Easter season.
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Hands down, one of the best Islamic art collections I have ever seen. The quality of the exhibits were incredible and beautifully displayed, ranging from various periods of Islam and covering numerous countries. Please do visit and spend at least two hours in this incredible museum.
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I wouldn't bother at lunch time, it was a battle to get near anything. Breakfast/brunch time is a much better time to visit. I recommend getting a bowl of porridge, seriously it was the best breakast i've ever had. I know your probably doubting me right now but go try it, i had mine topped with caramel, chocolate and banana and it was sooooo good.
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This church is located rather bit remote, regarding the strict centre of Copenhagen around the City Hall, Tivoli Park, Stroeget str. and Christiansburg Palace. We needed to go toward northwest from the very center of Copenhagen,to get to this amazing gothic church, called Grundtvig Church. It was erected in commemoration of the great Danish priest, poet and reformer Grundtvig.
The church is of monumental proportions, with high ceilings, high elegant columns, prodigious arches, that look as if they aspire to the heavens, then especially what we encountered only here in Denmark, a Danish furniture design classic, represented here in the church as the beech wood chairs with the wickerwork seat.
Inside, we felt kind of calm contentment, looking at the sole decoration of the church in the shape of yellow brickwork.
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The Hirschsprung Collection is beautifully situated in the green parklands of the Ostre Anlaeg on the old ramparts of Copenhagen. The museum houses Heinrich and Pauline Hirschsprung's collection of Danish art and first opened its doors to the public in the summer of 1911. The museum was designed by the architect H.B. Storck, while the original interior and display was designed by the art historian Emil Hannover, who also became the museum's first Director. Henrich Hirschsprung donated his collection of works from the 19th century to the Danish state in 1902. The collection includes masterpieces by the Danish Golden age painters such as Eckersberg, Lundbye and Kobke as well as artists from the modern period such as the famous Danish painters P.S. Kroyer and Vilhelm Hammershoi. Opening hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM. Admission: Adults 75 DDK. Under 18 free.
This museum wasn't on our list until a Danish couple persuaded us to go. What a delightful surprise. I knew very little about Danish art and was fascinated by this superb collection and its reflection of Danish life, history and landscape. The free audio guide provided a wealth of information. The collection is housed in a beautiful old building set in a park - an oasis of calm and benevolence. This museum, the David collection and Louisiana were the highlights of museums we visited.
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NY CARLSBERG GLYPTOTEK - EXPLORE 6000 YEARS OF ART This beautiful museum, founded in 1888, invites you to discover Northern Europe's largest collection of Ancient Mediterranean art and visit the leading collection of French Impressionist paintings in Denmark. The wonderful buildings are filled with atmosphere and every corner offers a new experience. The heart of the museum is the classic 1906 sub-tropical winter garden with tall palm trees, a Fountain and a fish pool. The museum was founded by the renowned brewing magnate Carl Jacobsen, who made Carlsberg beer known world wide. Address:Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek,Dantes Plads 7,1556 Copenhagen V
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek ia basically an Art Museum. The collection is built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries. It is primarily a sculpture museum.The centre of the building is an indoor tropical garden. You can have a drink at the cafe while enjoying this beautiful garden. This is a beautiful buildings with nice ceiling paintings, nice and grand staircases and several very beautiful display halls. There are many nice sculptures in display. There is even a display of Egyptian artifacts in a room deep underground, with a long staircase leading to it. It gives a rather eerie feeling if you are alone in the room. This is a nice museum, not too big and not too small, just nice to give a nice stroll to enjoy the display.
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Be there early if you want to climb this magnificent looking church tower. The line of people goes further inside and when time is up they close the inside door to the tower, disappointing lots of would be climbers. So.... Rise and shine. Go early!
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The beautiful 400-year-old castle is situated in central Copenhagen's popular park, The King's Garden. The castle was built by one of the most famous Scandinavian kings, Christian IV. Today, the glory of the past can be experienced through the numerous art treasures of the previous kings and queens. Among the main attractions is the Great Hall with the coronation thrones and three life-size silver lions standing guard. The crown jewels and royal regalia sparkle behind the thick walls of the treasury beneath the castle.
Truly beautiful castle, wonderfully preserved. It is a little crowded since there are so many people who are interested in seeing this gorgeous castle. Highlight is of course the armory and treasury. We also loved the Gardens too!
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