Following on from the fairytale writer’s Nyhavn home, many opt to visit the Little Mermaid statue staring wistfully from the harbor. ‘Den lille havfrue’ is made of bronze, showing the mermaid mid-transformation into a human. Since its introduction in 1913, the statue has become a proud symbol of the city and attracts huge crowds.
Then it’s time to discover the many iconic palaces and castles found throughout the city. To see all of these with time to spare, we’d recommend a city tour. Following a guide teaches you more about each site and saves you time and effort – crucial resources on your 24-hour budget.
Our three Scandinavian trips all include a Copenhagen city tour, where you’ll spend some of your 24 hours in Copenhagen with a Local Specialist visiting the following major sites:
Visit Christiansborg Palace, seat of the Danish government; Rosenborg Castle, host of 400 years of royal treasures including the crown jewels; the Børsen, a Renaissance age Stock Exchange; Amalienborg Palace, home to the Danish royal family; and the Rundetaarn, the famous astronomical observatory.
An optional, additional experience offered on all of our tours is a scenic drive along the Danish Riviera to the goliath Frederiksborg Castle, the largest Renaissance residence in Scandinavia with its own lake and Baroque garden. You’ll enjoy a guided tour through this 17th Century masterpiece, walking through the purlieus of Danish bourgeois and royalty.