Copenhagen's top attractions along your walking tour route
Our walking tours take place entirely outside. This provides maximum flexibility for you and makes sure that all of the tour is accessible at any time. However, of course there is much more to explore along the way of our walking tour Wingman Wanted in Copenhagen. Below we listed the most remarkable sights you will pass on your Peryscope walking tour. If you would like to take a break on your tour to explore some of them, just go ahead - the Peryscope scavenger hunt can be paused anytime. Just pick it up again once you're ready.
The best attractions along your walking tour in Copenhagen
The order of the following sights is aligned with the route of our walking tour Wingman Wanted - the first sights are closer to the start of your tour, the latter ones you'll get closer to at the end of your scavenger hunt.
Christiansborg castle was once the seat of the Danish royal family. Today, it is the seat of the Folketing, the Danish parliament as well as the home to the royal stables. Several parts of the castle can be visited separately: The royal reception rooms, the royal kitchen, the royal stables as well as the ruins. The ruins are the leftovers of previous versions of this castle, as Christiansborg burned down multiple times over the course of time.
Besides these paid attractions, you can also get a spectacular view across Copenhagen from the tower of Christiansborg. The entrance to the tower is free of charge.
- Admission Christiansborg Tower: Free.
- Opening hours: 11am - 9pm, Sundays 11am - 5:30pm, Mondays closed.
- Address: Christiansborg Slotsplads
- Website Christiansborg
Royal Danish Library
The Royal Danish Library has a building featuring magnificent modern architecture, right at the harbour front. Due to it's shiny black color, it is also called the Black Diamond. Also a peek inside is worthwhile - on Monday afternoons, public tours are offered at the library. For larger groups, also private guided tours are available. Other than that, you can also just enjoy the architecture, changing exhibitions or a coffee at the café.
- Admission: Free / Guided Tours: .
- Opening hours: 8am - 9pm, Saturdays 9am - 7pm, Sundays closed. Exhibitions and café have different opening hours.
- Address: Søren Kierkegaards Pl. 1
- Website Royal Library
Nyhavn is probably the most picturesque spot in Copenhagen. Colorful houses right next to the canal, their reflections in the water and tied up sailing boats give this place is very special vibes. While it tends to be overrun by tourists on the weekends, it is still a place you can enjoy on less crowded days during the week. If you're not up for the mark-up cafés and restaurants next to the canal charge, you might as well just grab a can of beer and sit down at the canal to enjoy the sight and yourself.
- Address: Nyhavn
- More Info on VisitCopenhagen.com
Amalienborg is today's seat of the Danish royal family. When the royal family is present, you can watch the daily change of guards at noon in front of the castle. If you're up for more, you can also buy tickets to visit the Amalienborg Museum inside of the castle.
- Admission: Adults 125 DKK, students 80 DKK, underage free.
- Opening hours: 10am - 5pm. End of October - December: 11am - 4pm. Mondays closed.
- Address: Amalienborg Slotsplads 5
- Website Amalienborg
Marmorkirken (Marble Church)
As the most impressive church in Copenhagen, the marble church is surely worth a visit. If you're lucky enough to make it on the weekend at 1pm, you'll also get the chance to visit the dome of the church and get to see the spectacular view over Copenhagen.
- Admission: Free.
- Opening hours: 10am - 5pm; Friday 12pm - 5pm; Sunday 12:30pm - 5pm. The dome of the church can be visited on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm.
- Address: Frederiksgade
- Website Marmorkirken / More info on VisitCopenhagen.com
Design Museum Denmark
The Design Museum Denmark has been closed a long time for a major renovation and will reopen in June 2022. Therefore, you can expect a fresh and modern experience once it reopens! A permanent collection of Danish Design objects as well as changing exhibitions all around design wil lawait you in the newly renovated museum. By the way: 2% of the revenue we generate with our Copenhagen walking tour is donated to the Design Museum, to give back something to the cultural scene of Copenhagen.
- Admission:Reopening in June 2022.
- Opening hours: Reopening in June 2022.
- Address: Bredgade 68
- Website Design Museum
The kastellet (citadel) in Copenhagen is a fortress in form of a pentagon that used to protect the entrance of the harbour. Today, it is still used as a military area, but also offers a peaceful park area to its visitors. Take a stroll on a sunny day, watch the ducks and birds in the parks and take a peek at one of the old cannons or the windmill located at Kastellet. If the weather is nice, this might be the perfect spot to relax with a coffee on a bench after your Peryscope walking tour.
- Opening hours: 6am - 8pm (winter), 6am - 10pm (summer).
- Address: Kastellet 1
- Website Kastellet