Discover the best top things to do in Copenhagen Region, Denmark including Frederiksborg Castle, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Frederiksborg Slotskirke, Jaegerborg Dyrehave, Kronborg Castle, Fredensborg Palace, M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark, Experimentarium, The Karen Blixen Museum, Ordrupgaard.
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This historic castle was constructed on three Islands and is surrounded by lake and beautiful Gardens. Frederiksborg Castle has housed The Museum of National History since 1878. A tour through the museum's many beautiful rooms is an encounter with kings, queens, nobles, the bourgeois, events, and epochs, which have all shaped the country's history and development from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The museum was founded by brewer J.C. Jacobsen, the founder of Carlsberg.
If you are visiting in winter, the castle closes at 3pm. This is due to the lack of daylight. Rooms 1-36 are the best (beginning with the Chapel and ending with the Great Hall. The rooms are lavishly decorated. The castle grounds are impressive and beautiful. Allow an hour to tour the castle. We were rushed through in only 30 minutes because of the early closing time. See the castle first and then tour the grounds. The grounds stay open later. IMPORTANT: You must pay to park here. The parking sign and payment kiosk are not at all obvious. We did not see them upon our arrival and returned to find a 650K/$100 USD ticket on our windshield! The ticket agent sits in the parking lot waiting for tourists not to notice that they have to pay. Don’t forget. It is 20k for 2 hours. Castle Ticket is included on your Copenhagen Card.
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The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art collection focuses on contemporary works from 1945 to the present. Works by Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet and Louise Bourgeois are part of the permanent exhibition at this white villa named Louise, after the first (and second and third) wife of the man who commissioned the building.
Although it isn't cheap to get into this museum, it is well worth the expenditure! A great gift shop, amazing views of the ocean both from the Gardens and from inside the museum, amazing special Exhibitions and permanent collections ... I was blissed out the entire time we were there. Only downside: the crowds! They're open late on the weekdays, and you might think of coming around four o'clock one day that they're open then. We're fairly used to the crowds at tourist sights, but it was indeed packed!
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This chapel is magnificent. It's unbelievable, and was lucky to escape being demolished by fire, when other parts of the castle were badly burnt in the 1800s. The amount of interior decoration, the beautiful organ, the shields on the walls and those extraordinary paintings make this chapel one of the greatest tourist attractions in Denmark.
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This place is apparently very popular amongst locals. We visited it because it's inscribed as a UNESCO world heritage site "Royal par force hunting grounds". This one includes a small castle, a golf course and deer heard roaming around freely. It was a lovely sunny afternoon and it made for a beautiful walk. Wonderful place, we really enjoyed it. Arrived by car, had no problems parking.
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Kronborg Castle towers above a very narrow promontory between the coasts of Denmark and Sweden. The renaissance castle stands majestically with its spires, towers, columns, sandstone and copper roofs. Kronborg Castle is a magnificent renaissance castle and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Kronborg Castle is marking this occasion by celebrating Shakespeare's immortal play Hamlet with a cocktail of theatrical adventure, drama and festivities in the magnificent halls of the castle.
I know the subject it’s not about the castle itself, but it was really helpful knowing that there were some lockers available for free (small and also for luggages) for those who are just passing by Helsingør and will keep the journey. I asked for lockers at the station and they recommended me to leave the luggage at the 7 eleven on the first floor, but they charge 50 krones per piece and there isn’t even a locker, they just keep it inside a room. I’m glad I didn’t pay for it!!
About the castle, it’s definitely worth it, specially the guided tour through the casemates. Put on a jacket and have fun with the legends of the castle :)
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Fredensborg Palace was built in the beginning of the 18th Century. The image of an Italian country villa was on the drawing board when Frederick IV began construction on his Baroque palace. The king wanted to create a haven where his family life could flourish. This Baroque masterpiece took seven years to complete, and during this time the Gardens were also planted. When Frederick IV died, his son Christian VI pulled down wings of the palace and erected new ones, which he, albeit, generally never made use of. It was only when Christian IX came to the throne that the palace was used for the purpose for which it was built. In the summer months, Christian IX and his queen Louise's 6 children, their children's spouses and 36 grandchildren flocked to Fredensborg Palace. Laughter and the trip-trap of tiny feet echoed in the palace halls, and members of the Danish Royal Family would spend time playing in the Gardens. Ever since those happy days, the Danish Royal Family has been moving into the palace for the summer months, giving the youngest members of the family a trove of carefree childhood memories to treasure. The Royal Couple use the palace for three months in the spring and three months in the autumn. They celebrate weddings, silver wedding anniversaries and birthdays at the palace. Fredensborg also provides a setting for Her Majesty to carry out her official duties. She receives heads of state and ambassadors who submit their credentials to her at the palace. In the summer, Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Mary use the palace as a summer residence. They have their own residential quarters in the Chancellery House. The expansive Baroque palace Gardens are open to the public all year round. The palace and the Private Gardens are open for guided tours from July 1st to August 7th.
This 18th century baroque palace is the queen's summer home. You can view it outside but there are guards barring entry or a closer look.
The Gardens are among Denmark's largest.
If you are in the area then it is worth a short stop, otherwise skip it.
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The Maritime Museum of Denmark is an award winning museum built by renowned architects BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group. The museum hosts spectacular, evocative and inclusive Exhibitions that actively involve a broad audience of children and adults, women and men, sea captains and laymen.
Absolute a must see if your are interested in ships and ships building. Located at the former shipyard in the town. The whole area is now a big public area, with museum, food market, cafes and bars. Nice and spacious area, lots of parking spots...MoreThank you so much for your visit and kind words. We're glad that you enjoyed the museum. Hopefully see you again sometime.
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We decided to go first thing in the morning, hoping that there won't be too many people. It was summer and it was the middle of the week. But we have been so wrong. Multiple groups of schoolchildren arrived almost at the same time. It was very noisy and we had to wait in line to finally use some experiment. And even then some random kinds would interfere with us. Luckily, we stayed longer than them and on the second part of the day Experimentarium was almost empty.
The experiments are nice, but most of them are the same as in other science museums around Europe. The new thing was a team play: you can create a team of at least two people and participate in activities. Everything is saved in a card and will be send to your e-mail. It records you images, videos and high scores of the activities. One of the most fun things was hot lava type of game. We did it three times, but not because it was that fun - it had some difficulties. The first time we noticed that the score is wrong: we haven't touch the ground, but the score was 0. So we tried again to check (it is fun, no one is waiting and maybe we actually touched the ground the first time). But then someone's baby ran and fell into the activity and our score was 0 again. We tried third and the last time. In the end, our score wasn't any better and probably it is a problem of the camera, which sometimes doesn't see the player and assumes that he/she is on the ground.
Experimentarium is a huge place ant it might take 4-5 hours to fully appreciate it. There is a cafeteria with a lot of places, but most of the tables were not very clean - something sticky was poured on them (probably by those schoolchildren). You can eat your own food or buy something.
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A historic home, bird sanctuary, park, and museum all in one, located in the house of writer and Nobel Prize finalist Baroness Karen Blixen (in the US and UK, Isak Dinesen), known especially for "Out of Africa" and "Seven Gothic Tales". The museum not only maintains the 17th century house, Blixen's furnishings, and the park, but regularly hosts Exhibitions related to Blixen's life and work in Kenya and Denmark. Recent Exhibitions have included an exhibition "HER" by internationally acclaimed artist Candice Breitz about Meryl Streep's career.
This was an added bonus as we travelled down the coast line to Copenhagen. Nice welcome and helpful information by the lady who lets you in to the main house. You are allowed in at different times but we went in on our own and were able to ask lots of questions. The story is interesting even if you haven't read a lot about Karen Blixen - there is an introductory film. The house is lovely and the Gardens are pretty too. Opposite a very attractive harbour and on the main road with a small amount of parking.
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Odrupgaard is an exclusive art museum with a collection that includes names such as Monet, Gauguin, Matisse, Renoir and Hammershoi. Initially, the museum building served as a manor house. You can still sense the atmosphere throughout the old rooms and the park. Additionally, you can experience temporary Exhibitions and (on weekends) visit the renowned Danish architect Finn Juhl's house which is a part of the museum. The sculptural extensional adjacent building is designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid. How to get there: Take the S-train to Klampenborg or Lyngby Station, and then take bus 388 to Vilvordevej. It is a 2-minute walk from there to the museum.
This gallery is partly in a pretty historic house and partly in a modern annex. There's a large light-filled cafe the seems popular with locals. Right now there is an interesting exhibit about The Danish/French painter Camille Pissarro. The permanent collection is not large, but the quality is high. There are a few fine sculptures as well as paintings.
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