As the connection between the Nordic country of Sweden and the European country of Germany, Denmark is one of the most unique locations in Europe. The capital and the greenest city in this unique country is Copenhagen. This city is one of the most visited cities in all of Denmark and has committed to sustainability and turning the city into a green space. If you are looking for more than just great architecture, an incredible food scene, and royal history, this is the guide for you.
This amazing destination is perfect for any time of the year. Often overlooked because of its location next to the extremely popular Tivoli Gardens, the Glypotek is a sculpture museum with over ten thousand sculptures. These sculptures range from Ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt through France and Denmark. One of the most amazing things about this museum is the central courtyard, which contains a huge tropical oasis full of beautiful palm trees, a magnificent fountain, and a huge glass garden dome.
Church of Our Savior
As a piece of architecture that isn't a castle or part of the royal buildings, the Church of our Savior is an incredible example of a baroque church. One of the most stunning parts of its architecture that it is known for is its gold and black spire with an external spiral staircase that you can climb the 400 steps. As you climb, you will take stairs and ladder-like steps, but the last portion of the climb is one of the most incredible. You will venture outside, peer over the 180-foot drop, and view the city. You will have a total panoramic view of Copenhagen. The tower is closed during the winter months and during bad weather for your protection.
One of the most beautiful and unique nature preserves is just outside of Copenhagen. Dyrehaven, also known as Deer Park, is a great way to get outside, take a walk through the Danish countryside, and be transported back in time. Deer Park, though often not visited, has had major involvement in the royal history of Denmark. It is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This park was historic hunting grounds. You'll find that the trails are designed in star shapes. This was specifically so that the hunters could stay with their dogs. Today you will still find hundreds of herds of deer grazing in the fields and along the paths. As you've had your fill of the deer, you can find the Danish Hermitage, which was the hunting lodge in the center of the park.
The Royal Library Garden
This unique and stunning library is in the heart of Copenhagen and is still off the beaten path. The Royal Library Garden has beautiful symmetrical gardens and paths that meander through fountains and is a great place to be alone with your thoughts. This tranquil destination is a great way to recover from a hectic vacation. Fans of Borgen the TV show may even recognize this garden as a backdrop for political meetings. Don't miss this opportunity to find this gem.
These are just a few of my favorite off-the-beaten-path destinations in Copenhagen. If you would like to learn more about the different sites and destinations in this beautiful green city, schedule a consultation with me to plan the trip of a lifetime.