Copenhagen Denmark welcomes cruise ship passengers, guests and visitors to explore and enjoy this unique, modern and history-laden city. Check out our Copenhagen Shore Excursions!
With a stunning horizontal skyline, Copenhagen also known as "the City of Spires", is the capital of Denmark. With a population now of over half a million, it began as a fishing village in the 10th century and became the country's capital in the 15th century. Although a victim of a huge fire and plague back in the 17th century, Copenhagen today is a cultural wonder of architecture and preserved history.
Various museums exhibit fascinating Viking archaeological relics as well as both local and international artists through the ages.
June is the sunniest month in the city with approximately eight hours of sunshine a day. During winter months, there are sometimes only two hours of sunshine a day. Be sure to wrap up warm for your visit and shore excursions and do not forget to bring your camera! As currently one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world, the government and population are working hard to reduce toxic emissions and to become carbon neutral by 2025.
Copenhagen offers a wide variety of Michelin Star level restaurants as well as microbreweries. Copenhagen is also, where the original Carlsberg brewery is situated, open since 1847. Be sure to try a "smorrebrod", a Danish style open sandwich and of course, you will find what Denmark is famous for - mouthwatering Danish pastries - in every cafe.
Copenhagen is home to the Little Mermaid Statue, where the author of the famous fairytale, Hans Christian Andersen passed away. The statue is visited daily by tourists and makes a great photo opportunity.
The most popular thing to do and excursions in Copenhagen is to visit the Tivoli Gardens. This fun amusement park has been open since 1843. Enjoy the Dragon Boat Lake or the Demon Roller coaster as well as many other optional rides and carousels. There is a roller coaster that spans over 720m long!
The oldest area of the city is known as the Medieval City. See Amalienborg, the seasonal home of the Danish Royal Family that consists of four palaces. Take a visit to Frederik's Church - also known as the Marble Church, situated nearby which is rich in rococo architecture and a focal point of the area, with the largest church dome in Scandinavia. You can also see various Baroque style architecture within the city limits.
Rosenborg Castle is a popular tourist attraction built in Dutch Renaissance style. With fascinating silver furniture and the coronation chair, you will find some unique artifacts on exhibit there. Copenhagen's other castle, Kronborg Castle, the famous Danish fortress of Shakespeare Hamlet and featured as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Fun fact: In 2013, Copenhagen won a survey as the happiest place in the world.