Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

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If you're a fan of art and archaeology, then you'll love perusing Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek's exhibits. Founded in 1888, this museum and research institute houses more than 10,000 pieces, including portrait heads from ancient Greece and 19th-century French sculptures. Famous artists represented here range from post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin to sculptor Auguste Rodin.

According to past visitors, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek offers an impressive collection that you can easily spend hours viewing. Previous museumgoers also enjoyed grabbing a coffee or bite to eat at the on-site cafe, citing its charming location by the property's Winter Garden as one of the main reasons to return.

This art museum is located in Indre By within a few blocks of Tivoli Gardens and the National Museum of Denmark. Kongens Nytorv is the closest metro station, and multiple bus routes make stops nearby. Standard tickets, which include access to the property's main exhibits, restrooms, cafe and gift shop, cost 115 Danish kroner ($19) for adults and 85 kroner ($14) for visitors between 18 and 26. Travelers with Copenhagen Cards and children 17 and younger get in for free; admissions are waived for all museumgoers on Tuesdays. Complimentary guided tours are available on select days. The property is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended hours on Thursdays. Find out more by visiting Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek's website.

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Previous visitors loved grabbing a drink or bite to eat in Nyhavn, although some cautioned that prices here are high. Additionally, several raved about the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, which takes place in Nyhavn every July. Many past travelers also recommended signing up for one of the area's canal tours with Stromma Denmark or Netto-Badene. Both operators' tours are available in English, last about an hour and depart daily from Nyhavn. Stromma Danmark's tours cost 80 Danish kroner (roughly $13) for adults and 40 kroner (approximately $6.50) for kids ages 6 to 15, while Netto-Badene's tours will set you back 8 euros (about $10) per adult and 3 euros (less than $4) for each child.

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