Copenhagen has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest – and most of them are within walking distance of the conference venue. The three most famous attractions in the city are:
- The more than 100 year old amusement park Tivoli
- The statue of The Little Mermaid
- The Freetown of Christiania
But Copenhagen has a lot more to offer. With a history that dates back to 1043 the city is full of historic landmarks, significant buildings and interesting sights. Be sure to visit Amalienborg Palace – home to the royal family, do a guided canal tour on the harbour and walk down the shopping street Strøget.
Considered one of the greatest works of Danish Rococco architecture the Queen’s residence is, made up of four identical buildings spread around the octagonal courtyard. Get a glimpse into the Royal abode or watch the daily shift-change of the Royal Guard.
Nyhavn – packed with restaurants and bars. During summer, Nyhavn is the perfect place to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining. Or, if you prefer, you can do like the locals and buy a beer from a nearby store and rest your feet at the quayside.
A new fairy tale – every day. The romantic Tivoli Gardens Amusement Park is a glorious blend of time-honoured tradition and modern technology.
Copenhagen’s largest shopping area is centred around Strøget in the heart of the city. Strøget is the world’s longest pedestrian street with a wealth of shops, from budget-friendly chains to some of the world’s most expensive brands.
The Round Tower
Rundetaarn, or the round tower, is the oldest functioning observatory in Europe and stars have been watched here since 1642. The observatory is encircled by an outdoor platform from which you have a magnificent view of the old part of Copenhagen.