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Øster Voldgade 4A

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Castles/Palaces, Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.3

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  • 4.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

Located west of Frederiksstaden, Rosenborg Castle was constructed during the Dutch Renaissance and completed in 1633 by King Christian IV. Today, visitors can see how the royal lived during that time, including the speaking tubes (the medieval version of intercom systems), the dining halls and the chamber where the king died in 1648. 

A favorite of past visitors was the castle's collection of Danish crown jewels. Many also raved about the property's superb architecture, though some wished there was more information displayed in each exhibit. Others suggested saving time for relaxing in the on-site garden

You can tour Rosenborg Castle for 110 Danish kroner (about $18); children ages 17 and younger can peruse for free. Those with the Copenhagen Card receive free admission as well. Hours vary by season, but on most days, the property opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 3 or 4 p.m. During select months, the castle is not open on Mondays. Parking is not available on-site, but you'll find other amenities, such as a cafe, a gift shop and restrooms. To get to the property, you can walk from the Round Tower, take one of several buses or travel by metro to Nørreport station. Additional information about Rosenborg Castle can be found on its official website.

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Situated in the central Indre By neighborhood, this bustling area once served as Copenhagen's commercial port. Today, the region features a variety of eateries inside its restored homes, some of which were built in the late 1600s. In fact, a few famous artists and writers formerly lived in Nyhavn, including Heinrich Gustav Ferdinand Holm (a painter and engraver best known for his Copenhagen depictions) and Hans Christian Andersen (who penned fairy tales like "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling."

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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