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Find American Airlines flights to Copenhagen and plan a relaxing trip of discovery in Denmark. You'll find a wide array of things to do in Copenhagen, from borrowing a free city bike to see the sights to appreciating the city's sublime design and architecture.
To enjoy activities in Copenhagen like a local, borrow a free city bike and see things at your own pace. The city is extremely friendly to bikers and pedestrians, making it easy to explore on your own. One of the places you'll definitely want to see is the Amalienborg Palace, the queen's residence. It's a splendid example of the Danish Rococo style that was built in the 18th century. Visit here mid-morning because at 11:30, the Danish Royal Guard marches from Rosenborg Castle through the city streets before arriving here for the changing of the guard at noon. On days when the queen is in residence, the Royal Guards band marches with the Guard. Christiansborg Palace, which houses the Danish Parliament, Supreme Court and Ministry of State, is also where Danish monarchs are proclaimed.
Rosenborg Castle, in the middle of Copenhagen, houses the Danish crown jewels. This 17th-century castle is now a museum featuring artifacts spanning four centuries. If you're a true castle buff, and you have the time, it's worth a trip to Hillerod to the 17th-century Frederiksborg Castle. It's the largest Renaissance Castle in Scandinavia, and is a sterling example of that architectural style. It's open every day of the year, and you can tour the castle to see national history come to life. Portraits, decorative art and furniture crafted over a 500-year period help you envision what life was like. The castle is surrounded by Castle Lake and beautifully landscaped gardens, making it seem out of a fairy tale.
One of our other favorite things to do in Copenhagen is touring the canals by boat. During most tours, you'll see Amalienborg Palace, Christiansborg Palace and the Little Mermaid. You'll want to go back and see the Little Mermaid, located on Langelinje Pier, as it is one of Copenhagen's most popular attractions. Brewer Carl Jacobsen donated the statue to the city in 1913, and it is inspired by the 1909 performance of ballerina Ellen Price in The Little Mermaid at the Royal Theatre.
Another one of the most popular activities in Copenhagen is shopping, and you can easily find examples of Danish design along Stroget, a street running through the heart of the city. It's filled with a variety of shops (and architecture) that make window shopping fascinating. And, of course, no trip to Copenhagen is complete without paying a visit to Tivoli Gardens. Children especially will love frolicking in the world's oldest amusement park, which is filled with rides, green spaces and wonderful food.
The city's many charms are just waiting to be discovered, so make plans to fly to Copenhagen with American Airlines. We'll help you explore the best of Copenhagen for a visit you'll always treasure.