Copenhagen Card Attractions

The Copenhagen Card is the official City Card of the Danish capital. This card gives you free entry to many sights and museums as well as several boat trips. The Copenhagen Card is a real all-inclusive package!

Note, however, that there are two variants of the City Card, which differ from each other. The Discover Card includes approx. 80 attractions, the Hop Card approx. 40 attractions.

On this page we present the seven most important sights and tourist attractions that are included in the Copenhagen Card.

Copenhagen Card: Discover and Hop

The top 7 attractions with the Copenhagen Card

We do not provide information about each of the up to 80 museums, attractions and tourist offers, but present the most important sights that are visited by many tourists.

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world and offers a mixture of nostalgic carousels, modern rollercoasters and idyllic gardens. Since its opening in 1843, Tivoli has attracted visitors with its picturesque backdrop, evening light shows and regular live music events. The park is not only popular with children, but also offers numerous restaurants and cafés, ranging from traditional Danish to international cuisine.

Tivoli Gardens with the Copenhagen Card
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Rosenborg Castle

Rosenborg Palace is now a museum open to the public that brings the history of the Danish kings to life. Visitors can stroll through the magnificent rooms, where impressive collections of royal artefacts, including the Danish crown jewels and ornate tapestries, are on display. The surrounding Rosenborg Slotshave, one of the oldest royal gardens, offers a peaceful oasis in the centre of the city.

Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen
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Boat trip from Nyhavn

A boat trip through the picturesque Nyhavn harbour is the perfect way to discover Copenhagen's architecture. The historic harbour, known for its colourfully painted houses and old sailing ships, offers an insight into life in the 17th century. The boat trips offer a fascinating view of the city from a unique perspective and take you past other sights such as the famous Little Mermaid and the modern opera house.

Boat trip in Nyhavn
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Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace is the residence of the Danish royal family and an outstanding example of 18th century European palace architecture. The palace complex consists of four identical buildings arranged around an octagonal square. Visitors can attend the daily changing of the guard or visit the Amalienborg Museum, which offers an in-depth insight into the life and traditions of the Danish monarchy.

Amalienborg Palace with the Copenhagen Card
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Round tower

The Round Tower is a unique architectural marvel and offers one of the best views over the rooftops of Copenhagen from its viewing platform. The tower originally served as an observatory and is known for its spiral ramp that allows visitors to easily walk to the top. Inside the tower there are exhibition rooms where changing art and cultural exhibitions are shown.

Round tower with the Copenhagen Card
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Hop-on/hop-off bus

A city tour by hop-on hop-off bus is a flexible way to explore Copenhagen. These tours offer access to all of the city's main attractions, including Rosenborg Castle, Tivoli and Copenhagen Zoo. The double-decker buses are equipped with informative audio commentaries in several languages, making them ideal for first-time visitors who want to get a comprehensive overview of the city.

The hop-on/hop-off bus is only included in the Hop Card (not in the Discover Card).

Hop-on hop-off bus with the Copenhagen Card
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Copenhagen Zoo

Copenhagen Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in Europe, is home to a diverse animal world with over 3,000 animals from all over the world. The highlight of the zoo is the impressive elephant house, which was designed by Danish star architect Norman Foster. The zoo is a must, especially for families with children, as it offers a variety of educational and entertainment programmes, including guided tours and special animal feedings.

Copenhagen Zoo with the Copenhagen Card
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This is just a small selection of the up to 80 attractions covered by the Copenhagen Card. You can also visit other museums, churches and other attractions without having to buy a ticket. You can find an overview of all attractions on the official website

Do you have any questions about the Copenhagen Card? You can find most of the answers here.