Top Historical Places in Copenhagen

Are you looking to explore the history of Copenhagen through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Copenhagen including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Copenhagen. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Copenhagen ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Copenhagen, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Copenhagen for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Copenhagen with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Assistens Cemetery

    4.5 (24 Votes)
    Assistens Cemetery


    Assistens Cemetery embraces the idea of creating an oasis for those who want to come back to visit the famous people buried here and combines outdoor landscaping with spirituality, tranquillity and beauty. To walk the grounds of the cemetery is a pleasure for visitors owing to the well maintained trees, beautiful pathways that wind around the whole area and the tombstones that stand out agains...Read more
  2. Stock Exchange

    4.4 (864 Votes)
    Stock Exchange

    Heritage Building

    The Borsen building was built in the 1620’s by King Christian IV to have an official trading center in Copenhagen. Over time the building found many purposes including being used as a marketplace during the 1620’s. Borsen is most famous for its 56-meter tall spire that resembles the tails of 4 dragons coiled together. The place is famous for its Dutch Renaissance and originally had ...Read more
  3. Hans Christian Andersen


    H.C. Andersen’s relationship with Denmark was more than just by birth! In 19th century Denmark, most of the Danish, French and German tales were considered exotic and was often read in a selected group of people with many of them being high profile celebrities. H.C. Andersen- the author of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘The Snow Que...Read more
  4. The Equestrian Statue Rytterstatuen


    Located on Amalienborg palace square, the blue statue of King Feredrick on the white marble pedestal catches you eye straight away. The statue was designed by Jacques Saly and cast in bronze to be inaugurated in 1771 (5 years after the death of the King). The height of the statue is 39 feet and depicts the iconic ruler riding on a horse. Fun fact: Unlike many sculptures that were melted down to...Read more
  5. Christiansborg Palace

    Church, Palace

    Dating back to the 18th century, the Christiansborg Palace Chapel spins a magic unlike any other place in Copenhagen. The chapel is part of the Christiansborg Palace complex and is locally known as the Castle Chapel. The washed down grey exteriors of the chapel with high pillars deceptively leads you to the gorgeous, clean, grand interiors with beautiful marble walls indented to accommodate sta...Read more
  6. Big House

    Heritage Building

    8 tallet is a gorgeous, ultra- urban building in Orestad designed by Bjarke Ingels and is the largest residential building  in Denmark. The building’s mixes traditional materials and apartments and includes day cares, offices and penthouses while the whole neighbourhood is loved for its range of cafes, restaurants, malls, art galleries and modern amenities that make a visit here well...Read more
  7. Peder Skram

    War Memorial

    Having a feisty name to its credit, the ‘Daredevil of Denmark’ as it is popularly known, were warships that served from 1966 to 1988 through the Cold War. The vessels at Holmen consist of 3 ships namely the Saelen, Sehested and the Peder Skram. In 1990, Peder Skram was stopped from its original sue and diverted to be preserved at a reserve station with another ship – the Herlu...Read more
  8. Christian X Monument

    4.2 (9 Votes)
    Christian X Monument

    Monument, Statue

    Located on Sankt Annæ Plads public square, the Christian X Statuen depicts the King on a horseback and facing North. Christian X added a lot to the progress of Copenhagen especially during the Second World War. He also received a birthday wish from Hitler to which the King replied a simple “My best thanks, Chr Rex”. The minimal reply enraged Hitler. As a ruler he was often see...Read more
  9. Bispebjerg Cemetery

    4.6 (10 Votes)
    Bispebjerg Cemetery


    Best known for Japanese cherry trees, the Bispebjerg Cemetery was established in the early 20th century and is spread across 43 hectares where many graves wait for dear ones to come and meet them. But for the nature lovers, it transforms into a beautiful oasis to come and see the pink cherry blossoms adorn the whole place. Sit underneath the tress as the blossoms make a canopy over your head su...Read more
  10. Statue Of Niels Juel

    4.7 (8 Votes)
    Statue Of Niels Juel


    Niels Juel was an admiral who was known for his knowledge of Shipbuilding and his inventions proved beneficial to the Danish Navy during the 17th century. This helped Denmark win the Scanian War during the late 1670’s and after the war Juel was named the president of the admiralty. The statue at Holmens kanal was placed here in 1873 close to the Church of Holmen where the admiral was buri...Read more
  11. Soren Kierkegaard Statue In The Library Garden


    Soren Kierkegaard was a famous Danish poet, philosopher and social critic and a theologian who wrote some of the best philosophy books in the country. His work defies the idea of Christianity and the institution of church – a school of thought that broke ground and forced people to rethink their idea of faith. Today, in the middle of the beautiful Library Garden, the statue of the famous ...Read more
  12. Christian Iv Statue


    Christian IV was the longest reigning King of Denmark- ruling from1588 to 1648 and is remembered as one of the most ambitious rulers of the country. The 30 Years’ war was a turning point in Copenhagen’s story and this was when the country’s finances were heavily compromised even though Germany suffered double the damages. The king also renamed Oslo as Christiania till the 1920...Read more
  13. Hans Christian Andersen Cemetary Memorial


    The cemeteries in Denmark embrace life just a much as they embrace the dead. The Assistants Cemetery is the resting place of H.C. Andersen- the famous author who wrote classics like The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen and The Ugly Duckling. The place has its own app to make navigation and getting information easier for tourists. The oldest part of the cemetery (that stretches around Norrebrogade...Read more
  14. Johannes Ewald Og Johan Hermann Wessel


    Johannes Ewald was a Danish poet and dramatist known for being one of the most beloved national poets of the 18th century. The poet’s song is even a part of the Danish National Anthem. Another iconic 18th century poet and playwright- John Hermann Wessel who came from a Danish-Norwegian descent, was famous for his satirical plays with a touch of humour. The Johannes Ewald Og Johan Hermann ...Read more
  15. The Little Mermaid Statue

    3.9 (4985 Votes)
    The Little Mermaid Statue

    Landmark, Historical Site, Statue, Architecture

    Copenhagen has had quite a hate-love affair with this statue. Since it was crafted in 1913, the staue has beeen defaced, vadalised or modified many times for various reasons, but the city has always restored it. . Based on Hans Christian Anderson’s popular character, the statue is Copenhagen’s most iconic landmark. Tourists don’t find much about her, butshe hold a great sway o...Read more