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Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

1. Copenhagen Card-Discover: 80+ Attractions & Public Transport

Get your personal sightseeing pass to Copenhagen with the Copenhagen Card-Discover and enjoy free entrance to 80+ different museums and attractions. Available for periods of 24, 48, 72, 96, and 120 hours, the card grants access to some of the city’s best museums and attractions. Get from site to site with free and unlimited use of the transportation system, including city buses, trains, the harbor buses, and the metro. Learn more about the Danish capital at sites such as the Royal Palace, or enjoy all the thrills of one of Europe’s oldest amusement parks. Here is a small selection of the attractions that your Copenhagen Card covers: • Tivoli Gardens • Canal Tours (Grand Tour of Copenhagen) • Rosenborg Castle • Amalienborg Castle • ARKEN Museum of Modern Art • Danish Architecture Centre • Karen Blixen Museum • The Viking Ship Museum • The Danish War Museum • The Round Tower • Christiansborg - The Royal Reception Rooms • The National Museum • Kronborg Castle • Copenhagen Zoo More than 80 attractions are included in the card. Seven new or returning attractions are also now included: • Casino Marienlyst• Casino Vesterport• The Cisterns • Design Museum Denmark • ENIGMA • The Museum of Danish Resistance • Elsinore Museum

Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

2. Copenhagen: Roskilde, Frederiksborg & Kronborg Day Tour

Enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour of North Sealand on an 8.5-hour excursion from Copenhagen, and visit the royal monuments of Kronborg Castle and Frederiksborg Castle and the World Heritage site of Roskilde Cathedral. Ideal for those who want to explore further than the city center to see as much as possible of historic Denmark, but are short of time, you will travel in a small group for a more personalized experience. The tour includes time to explore the imposing exteriors and interiors of Frederiksborg and Kronborg castles, the latter set on the banks of the Sund between Denmark and Sweden, and most notable as the site of Elsinore in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.” Soak up the romantic setting of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, surrounded by a beautiful lake and gardens. The guide will take you to Roskilde to visit Roskilde Cathedral, the burial site of 39 Danish kings and queens, including Ingrid of Sweden, spouse of Denmark’s Frederick IX, father of the current Queen Margrethe II. The last stop on your tour will be the Viking Ship Museum to see rebuilt models and excavated ships from the days when the Vikings rampaged their way - and conquered - much of Western Europe and the North Atlantic. Please note, that between November and March and most of April, the tour does not include a visit to the Cathedral's interior but rather a walk around the impressive structure and an introduction to the Cathedral's place in history.

Astonishing Family Walking Trip Around Roskilde City

3. Astonishing Family Walking Trip Around Roskilde City

Experience the most rewarding adventure with your family on our exclusive family walking tour. Our family-friendly local professional guide will make sure the kids have as much fun sightseeing as adults. The tour has an easy pace and includes a stroll around the city center, highlighting the famous cultural and architectural sites. The whole family will have fun learning about Roskilde’s fascinating and interesting sites. The stories shared by the guide are guaranteed to provide a few giggles as you wind down the off-beaten paths of the city. Is it true that Roskille was the place where the dead Danish Kings are buried? Explore the city and you will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Roskilde!

Romantic Times in Roskilde - Walking Tour

4. Romantic Times in Roskilde - Walking Tour

In the company of a local guide, together with your loved one embark on a 2-hour walking tour that aims to deliver intriguing sightseeing, storytelling, and exploration of Roskilde. Learn about the city's past, find out what kind of historic events have shaped its development, and explore local gems, seeing unique landmarks coupled with interesting stories. Witness Roskilde Cathedral, a gothic-style basilica situated on a remarkable site. Step foot within a green oasis at Byparken and refuel energy while being surrounded by fascinating landscapes and views that emerge from Roskilde Oplevelseshavn. End the tour with your loved one by experiencing beautiful scenes and atmosphere at the Roskilde Harbour.

Special Christmas Tour Around Roskilde

5. Special Christmas Tour Around Roskilde

How does Roskilde celebrate Christmas? Visit the most beautifully decorated places in Roskilde. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere, which you can feel only this time of the year! Roskilde is a charming and historic city on its own, but during the Christmas season, it is utterly enchanting. Follow your local guide along on a festive, heartwarming tour as you visit the most beautiful displays in the city. You will visit a large and magnificent Christmas market at the creative district Musicon and another one in Stændertorvet. What makes it so popular? What local products must taste at Christmas? Fill your heart with the joy and experience magic of Roskilde.

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4.7 / 5

based on 2,068 reviews

I was afraid it was a scam but the card is definitely worth it. We took 72 hours and had a wide choice, all the major museums are included, as well as the train, even outside of Copenhagen! It's really not expensive if you plan to make as many visits as possible compared to the unit price of the entries. We went there in low season and although the card does not skip the line, we did not wait anywhere. Please note that many museums open late and close early in winter (10 a.m. - 3 p.m. sometimes). It takes organization. The transfer is done only digitally via the application which works well and is rather practical

We took the pass for two days and were a little bit concerned that we wouldn’t have time to do a lot of activities but we sure did save a lot ! Since public transportation is included in the pass, it’s easy to go from a destination to another without worrying and you can change your plans on your way. The activities were great (you HAVE to do the Palm House !) and we enjoyed every second of it. We were a little bit disappointed by the planetarium but happy we had the pass and didn’t pay for that. Overall, I would totally recommend going for it !

Just being able to use public transport for free is great. No ticket necessary, no need to punch your way through the jungle of tariffs at the machines! There is also no queuing at the entrances! The card is worth it! But in the winter months you have to pay attention to the opening times. Not everything is open!

It was very useful to get the Copenhagen card because it gives you the freedom to show everything you want and to move freely at low costs without worrying about spending more money. Furthermore, it is easier to organize each visit thanks to the very well done app

The card is very interesting, between the activities and transport included, it is easy to make money when you want to see lots of things! The application is super well done, very easy to use, very intelligently designed. Really I can only recommend this card!