Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Copenhagen

Copenhagen is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Copenhagen one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Copenhagen is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Copenhagen or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Copenhagen. Explore the historical monuments of Copenhagen with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Copenhagen guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Copenhagen page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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  1. Assistens Cemetery

    #1 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Assistens Cemetery

    Tags: Cemetery

    Address: Kapelvej 2, 2200 København N, Denmark

    Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    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 be...Read more

  2. Thorvaldsens Museum

    #2 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Thorvaldsens Museum

    Tags: Museum, Sculpture

    Address: Bertel Thorvaldsens Plads 2, 1213 København K, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Dedicated to sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen, the Thorvaldsens Museum has some of the best works of the artist and is loved for its collection of sculptures, paintings, sketches, graphic art, medals, pers...Read more

  3. Stock Exchange

    #3 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Stock Exchange

    Tags: Heritage Building

    Address: Børsen, 1217 København K, Copenhagen, Denmark

    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 marketplac...Read more

  4. Hans Christian Andersen

    #4 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Hans Christian Andersen

    Tags: Monument

    Address: Rådhuspladsen, 1599 København V, Denmark

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 selecte...Read more

  5. The Equestrian Statue Rytterstatuen

    #5 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    The Equestrian Statue Rytterstatuen

    Tags: Statue

    Address: Amalienborg Slotsplads (Amalienborg palace square), Midt pa pladsen, Copenhagen 1457, Denmark

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 ina...Read more

  6. Christiansborg Palace

    #6 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Christiansborg Palace

    Tags: Church, Palace

    Address: Prins Jørgens Gård 1, 1218 København, Denmark

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 th...Read more

  7. Pusher Street

    #7 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Pusher Street Image

    Tags: Streets

    Address: Pusher Street, 1440 København K, Denmark

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A part of Freetown Christiana, the Pusher Street has been through quiet a controversial past due to cannabis drug dealings here. The drug history of the place started in 2004 and began as a place wher...Read more

  8. Langelinie

    #8 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen

    Tags: Sculpture

    Address: Langelinie, Copenhagen 2100, Denmark

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Breathing magic into life, the Zinkglobal is a beautiful sculpture located on the Langelinie harbour installed in 2012. The sculpture depicts a humanoid figure built with more than 8000 pieces of scar...Read more

  9. Big House

    #9 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Big House

    Tags: Heritage Building

    Address: Richard Mortensens Vej, 2300 København S, Denmark

    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 apartm...Read more

  10. Great Synagogue

    #10 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Great Synagogue

    Tags: Synagogue

    Address: Krystalgade 12, 1172 København K, Denmark

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Copenhagen Synagogue dates back to 1833 and is the main Synagogue for the Jewish population in Denmark. During the 19th century, there was a revival of Roman as well as Greek architecture but this Syn...Read more

  11. Peder Skram

    #11 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Peder Skram

    Tags: War Memorial

    Address: The Frigate HDMS Peder Skram, Elefanten 2, 1439 Copenhagen K, Denmark

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

  12. Christian X Monument

    #12 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Christian X Monument

    Tags: Monument, Statue

    Address: Bredgade 33, 1260 København K (Copenhagen), Denmark

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 S...Read more

  13. Bispebjerg Cemetery

    #13 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Bispebjerg Cemetery

    Tags: Cemetery

    Address: Frederiksborgvej 125, 2400 Copenhagen NV, Denmark

    Timings: 07:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    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...Read more

  14. Statue Of Niels Juel

    #14 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Statue Of Niels Juel

    Tags: Statue

    Address: 55°40'39.9"N 12°35'09.5"E, 1060 København, Denmark

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 durin...Read more

  15. Soren Kierkegaard Statue In The Library Garden

    #15 of 45 Historical Places in Copenhagen
    Soren Kierkegaard Statue In The Library Garden

    Tags: Statue

    Address: Bibliotekshaven, Kbh 1214 København K (Copenhagen), Denmark

    Timings: 06:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    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 ...Read more

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