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Copenhagen Bus and Boat Hop-On, Hop-Off 48-Hour Pass

1. Copenhagen Bus and Boat Hop-On, Hop-Off 48-Hour Pass

Explore Copenhagen at your own pace with a 48-hour pass to the city’s double-decker sightseeing bus and complimentary access to a boat tour of the canals. You can hop off at up to 25 city center stops, including the Gefion Fountain, Amalienborg Royal Palace and the legendary commune of Freetown Christiania. Hop off at the zoo, explore Frederiksberg Castle, marvel at the Liberty Monument, or stop off at the Carlsberg Brewery. Copenhagen's palaces and museums are laid out for you as the bus cruises through the graceful Danish capital’s streets. On warm days, take to the open-top deck and relax on comfortable seats. You can hop on and hop off as many times as you like, for as long as your ticket is valid. On cold days, buses are heated to keep you warm during the great experience. Go down to the harbor side and catch the cool breeze and breathe in the fresh air. See the famous Little Mermaid and the stunning Black Diamond building, home to the Royal Library, Denmark’s national library. Then hop onto a boat tour from either Nyhavn or Ved Stranden to see the city from the water. here you will see some of the major attractions, such as Christiansborg Palace, the striking new Opera House* A small selection of the bus stops:  The Little Mermaid Amalienborg Palace Nyhavn Christianshavn Christiansborg Palace Carlsberg Christiania The Opera* Planetariet* and Langelinie (Cruise Terminals) Audio guides and headphones are provided with pre-recorded commentary in various languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, Italian, Danish, Japanese, Chinese, Swedish, and Polish. Boat stops:  Ved Stranden Nyhavn

Copenhagen: Danish Folk Legends Self-Guided Walking Tour

2. Copenhagen: Danish Folk Legends Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore the fantastical world of Danish myths and folk legends with this self-guided audio tour in Copenhagen. See the National Museum of Denmark, Christiansborg Palace, and many other sights at your own pace with the magic of GPS playback. You will receive the download instructions after booking. Download the app and start the tour with your mobile phone as your guide. It will guide you on a journey from the Tivoli amusement park over the Copenhagen Stock Exchange to the canals. Pass by the Copenhagen Stock Exchange, Royal Library of Denmark, and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Hear interesting stories and facts while exploring the capital of Denmark. You will know the history and culture of the city while marveling at the beautiful architecture of the area. Walk through the gorgeous lanes of the city and uncover iconic sights and hidden gems of the city.

Copenhagen: Slotsholmen Royal History Self-Guided Audio Tour

3. Copenhagen: Slotsholmen Royal History Self-Guided Audio Tour

Slotsholmen, the island in Cophenhagen’s harbour, has been a power base for nearly 900 years, for Copenhagen’s founder, Denmark’s kings and today’s Danish parliament, housed in the beautiful Christiansborg Palace. This walking tour starts at the very spot where Copenhagen’s story began in the 1100s, Højbro Plads, before crossing over to ‘the Castle Island’, as Slotsholmen is known. There are centuries worth of fascinating tales to listen to and several historical buildings to take in before our tour ends in front of Thorvaldsen Museum, dedicated to Bertel Thorvaldsen who inspired kings and nobles. You’ll hear how the original fortress evolved over the centuries into a series of castles and, later, spectacular palaces. I’ll show you how to spot where earlier palaces have been blended into the current complex, and I’ll tell you how to access the underground ruins of the medieval castles. You’ll also hear about Denmark’s rulers, including Christian IV, the larger-than-life “builder king” who created beautiful buildings but bankrupted the country. Then there’s Frederik VII, the unlikely hero king who avoided a revolution, and Christian VI, the shy king who created northern Europe’s largest and most awe-inspiring palace. You’ll also discover a secret garden! Other highlights you can look forward to on this tour include: • Seeing the statue of Copenhagen’s founder, Bishop Absalon • Taking in the Palace Chapel, where for generations monarchs have been baptised, married, and lain in state after death • Spotting the Christiansborg Palace balcony, from which new monarchs are proclaimed to the people • Finding out about the doorway to Folketing, the Danish Parliament, with its controversial engravings • Discovering the peaceful tranquility of the Royal Library Garden, one of the city’s best kept secrets with an unlikely history • Hearing about the Royal Library and its bold modern extension, the Black Diamond • Travelling back to 1943, when the Danes united to rescue almost all of the country’s Jewish population before they could be seized by Nazi occupiers • Passing the ornate and historic Court Theatre Allow at least 90 minutes to get the most out of this tour. Music and sound effects, including a magnificent royal pageant with hundreds of white horses, help bring the stories to life.

Capture the most Photogenic Spots of Copenhagen with a Local

4. Capture the most Photogenic Spots of Copenhagen with a Local

This experience is provided by an independent Local. You will be part of a small, 2 to 6 people group. If you want to spice up your instagram feed and impress your friends with stunning shots from your travels, then you are at the right place! Let me show you the most beautiful and impressive spots in Copenhagen and guide you with some useful tips to take good pictures from your phone or camera! Of course while strolling through the city and taking photos of the most unique places (like Nyhavn) you will also get to know more about Copenhagen and learn about its secrets from a local’s perspective. Join me on this adventure and give your insta feed an upgrade! Who is a Local? A Local is someone who is passionate about sharing authentic experiences based on their interests. As LocalBini, we bring together passionate people from all around the world giving them the opportunity to offer unique experiences via our marketplace.

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What people are saying about Royal Library of Denmark

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 764 reviews

Well organized. We were lucky that every time we got to the bus it was ready to leave. The staff very very nice and helpful. The guide on the boat tour very funny and informative! Everything is wonderful

We love the experience both by bus and by boat! It was important for us to have the first impression of the city and to know where everything is! It's so worth it!!

A great way to learn the Danish history. Easy to follow, funny and interesting. Loved the experience.

The best travel guide in all of Denmark. He was so nice, funny and really warm.

This could be done in one day, if you did not hop-off at too many locations.